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When the housing market crashed in 2009, Michael Erath lost everything. Due to a combination of declining sales, betrayals from key staff, and personal blind spots, Michael went from owning two multimillion dollar businesses to almost destroying his marriage, losing his home and companies, and struggling to make ends meet. But he didn’t let failure keep him down. Instead, he learned from his mistakes and rose back to success. Michael’s journey inspired him to help others avoid the mistakes he made by teaching them a simple, holistic system to bring discipline, accountability, and balance into their work and personal lives. In RISE, Michael recounts his remarkable story with brutal honesty and self-reflection. He demonstrates how systemizing a business and building healthy, open, and honest leadership teams can help business leaders free themselves from the control their business has over them and find time to pursue other passions. Part refreshingly honest memoir and part guide for entrepreneurs, RISE will show you how to get out of your own way and live your ideal life.

“Michael is one of our best EOS Implementers. What makes him great is that he has lived everything he teaches. His story is a great one and he is a true class act.”

– Gino Wickman, author of Traction® and Creator of EOS® 

“I’ve met countless entrepreneurs over the course of my two-plus decades in business, but few have stories as dramatic—and, in the end, as inspirational—as Michael Erath’s.”

– From the Forward by Cameron Herold, Founder of the COO Alliance, and author of Meetings Suck and Double Double

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