In this episode of the Lippert Academy for Leadership Podcast, Amber speaks with Johnny Sirpilla, a legend in the RV industry. He grew up in the industry in his family’s business as a dealer and then as its leader. He shares why he sold his father’s company to Camping World and joined them for their team and family set up.
Listen in to learn why the RV business gives the perfect set up to fulfill families’ dreams and hopes. You will also learn the lessons of strength that Johnny and his wife learned after going through very dark family times.
“Our lives situations have to flow into a work setting that we can make a difference and be a bright light to others.” Johnny [26:59]
What You Will Learn:
[2:49] How to use business as an opportunity to be awesome in life.
[6:20] Johnny shares his experiences running an RV company which was started by his father back in the 50s.
[8:30] Understanding your responsibility of fulfilling people’s dreams and hopes to drive winning in the RV business.
[10:01] How Camping World helped Johnny become part of a team and make an impact in the industry from a family perspective and a corporate America perspective.
[13:51] He shares the dark times he and his wife encountered in their journey to building a family and the lessons of strength and awareness they learned.
[18:52] Why sharing your vulnerabilities reflects your strengths as a leader. Understanding that things going wrong is not wrong.
[21:10] The importance of being open to reframing your thoughts for good and learning to create a peaceful place to grow.