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I'll Stay Just The Way I Am. The Truth Is, It's Too Difficult To Change.

Posted by Aaron Walker on Jan 26, 2021 9:30:00 AM

What is it in your life that you see too difficult to change?

I am not asking anybody to change your personality. But there are things in life that you need to change to be successful, to be that guy that encourages, to take that opportunity to change somebody's life through words of affirmation and encouragement.

There are things in life we need to change and give up but instead of changing, we want people to adapt the way you do things, the way you see the world, the way you want to do it!

Truth is, there are a lot of selfishness in us today. We don't want to change because we want it our way.


We have to be willing to listen, adjust, turn, sway, bend a little bit. We need to evaluate our life and be a little more pliable. It's hard to change but we can do it. Don't be that grumpy guy that says "It's just the way I am!"

Go to heights that you never dream possible as a result of altering, changing and pivoting!

 

Topics: Character, Masterminds, Community, Relationships, Success, Significance, Priorities, Discipline, Clarity, Reputation, Development, Decisions, Encourage, Encouragement, Influence, Personality

How To Respond in Every Situation

Posted by Aaron Walker on Jan 20, 2021 9:00:00 AM

The best asset you could possibly have is the way we respond.

Yesterday I went to a local medical supply company to buy a little device that I needed. When I walked in I greeted the receptionist good morning and asked how she was and her respond was "Thanks, could be better here but I'm just telling you it's just not gonna be a good day I can already tell!" And I thought öh my gosh! Who is the world they got at the reception!" But she still proceeded to tell me things I didn't have to know. This lady just can't wait to tell me the problem.

You know what I did next? I did not respond. I did not say anything.

If her respond could have been different, it could have been positive I just started laughing inside.


Is that you? Are you like the receptionist? Always looking for an opportunity to pounce on any opportunity that you can to get a word out and cut somebody? To make somebody feel less than so you'll feel better about yourself? Are you that person that sits in the water cooler always talking about this and that?

Lift those people up! It will change the dynamics of your conversation. It changes the air. It changes the attitude. Opportunity starts knocking in! Look for every opportunity to edify, lift up, encourage and watch what happens in your spirit for you personally. Listen, the money will come! I promise you. It will come if you change your attitude. This very day, choose what kind of attitude you're going to bring in any situation that you're in. Go out there and enjoy your family and have a great time!

 

Topics: Character, Community, Relationships, Significance, Priorities, Tips, Discipline, Clarity, Reputation, Development, Self Development, Decisions, Crossroads, Encouragement, Leadership, Guide, Communication, Advice, Personality

Stay At Home Moms Should Be Honored Not Taken Advantage Of

Posted by Aaron Walker on Jan 15, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Stay At Home Moms, got a soft spot in my heart.

Oftentimes they are ignored and unappreciated but they only want..

1. to be seen

2. to be heard

3. to be encouraged

4. to be supported with all their decisions

5. to be loved!

It's tough being a mom!

So stand up and be the man that you should be! Love your wife! Stay-at-Home Moms my hats off to you! Keep doing what you're doing! And guys, do your share!

 

Topics: Accountability, Marriage, Balance, Relationships, Significance, Priorities, Tips, Commitment, Clarity, Wife, Gratitude, Decisions, Leadership, Father Figure, Guide, Advice

10 Tips On How To Create A Great Partnership

Posted by Aaron Walker on Jan 13, 2021 9:00:00 AM


I have had about a dozen partnership over the years of me doing business. Don't let people stop your dreams when they tell you that partnerships don't work. That's not true! If they are carefully planned and structured. There has to be an operating agreement!


Here are some tips and things you need to consider so you can create a great partnership.


1. What is the business evaluation formula if we decide to sell? Deposit/length of time/interest rate/etc ( This should be a price that dissuades the partner to sell, not rewards him)
2. What if one partner develops a competing product? Does this negate the partnership? I suggest a length of time for a no non compete.
Who owns the product and platform if you dissolve? What happens if one partner dies?
3. Do I have first right of refusal if the other partner wants out? Will the same evaluation formula be used? Historically, you are penalized when leaving prematurely. This always encourages the partnership to remain in place. It keeps each partner from plotting an early exit. Keeps everyone honest.
4. If a cash influx is needed from the partners are you agreeing to bring your % equal to your ownership %? How much time is allotted for your contribution? What is the plan if the partner says I don’t have or do not want to contribute additional capital?
5. How will the profits/proceeds be distributed? This is a big concern. I suggest a % be distributed and a % be reinvested back into the business. Don’t establish a dollar amount, it always changes as the business grows.
6. When will profits be distributed? Monthly/Quarterly/Annually?
Your needs will always be different. A formula for distribution of profits needs to be in place regardless of your needs. Never distribute based on needs of the partner, this will cause hardship and confusion. Distribute on a schedule.
7. What is the job role/responsibilities, of each partner? Write them out.
8. What is the process if the partner falls on hard times and wants to sell? Non elected, forced ( Bankruptcy, divorce, health, etc..) Formula for evaluation/terms/first right?
9. Is there a dispute clause if you reach an impasse? Or, majority owner holds the red button? This could be a phased approach. 1. Owners decide 2. Trusted advisors decide ( predetermined) 3. Arbitration
Where will the partnership be incorporated?
10. There should be a vision/mission/core values.


You cover these big topics and your future life will be much better, I promise.

 

 

Topics: Business, Accountability, Business Coaching, Balance, Success, Significance, Priorities, Blueprint, Preparation, Discipline, Clarity, Decisions, Crossroads, Wisdom, Encouragement, Guide, RoadMap, Communication, Growth, Perseverance, Execution, Obstacles, Evaluation

You Will Never Be An Effective Influencer If You Are A Chameleon. How Do I Know Who I'm Speaking With?

Posted by Aaron Walker on Jan 11, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Are you a chameleon? Do you change your color based on your surroundings because you want to be liked by your peers, the people around you? Would you rather agree with the majority even if it's not the right thing to do? Or are you a thought leader who's not afraid to stand alone? I was told before, always be willing to stand alone if you are convicted that you're making the right decision. I don't like chameleons! I don't like people who stick their finger in the air first before making a decision.

 

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