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How to Build Wealth: From $5.5M Debt to $65M Revenue With Aaron Stokes

Ever wondered how a lesson in leadership and perseverance can transform a business? Join us as Aaron Stokes, a 25-year veteran of the automotive repair industry and founder of Shop Fix Academy, reveals his journey from a challenging upbringing to building a thriving business empire.


Aaron shares the pivotal moments that shaped his career, including overcoming theft, financial stress, and debt. He discusses how pain can be a powerful catalyst for growth and the importance of mentors in his journey. Discover his insights on leadership, asset protection, investing, and business scaling, along with the vital roles of discipline, accountability, and effective communication.

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“Perseverance is hanging on by your fingernails on a cliff for years—that's what perseverance is.” - Aaron Stokes 


In This Episode:

- Aaron's background 

- Facing financial challenges and learning from mistakes

- Experiencing deep pain and transforming it into lessons

- Discovering a new path and building a consulting company

- The role of mentors and confidence in overcoming obstacles

- The power of perseverance

- Confidence as a critical ingredient to business success

- Aaron's current status and next steps

- Business, finance, and leadership lessons from Aaron



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Erik Van Horn is a franchising specialist, and expert in multi-unit, semi-absentee franchise business ownership. From entrepreneur to regional developer, and investor to consultant, Erik has worn many hats over the last two decades, which has provided him unique insight into complex aspects of the industry. If you're a franchisee, a franchisor, or one aspiring to be, subscribe to the Franchise Secrets channel and visit www.FranchiseSecrets.com for even more tactical and practical tools to help you buy, grow, and sell franchises like an expert.

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How to Build Wealth: From $5.5M Debt to $65M Revenue With Aaron Stokes