Aaron Walker Podcasts

Guaranteed Happiness Today

Posted by Aaron Walker on Nov 29, 2019 8:10:12 AM

In this heartwarming episode, Aaron discusses the importance in practicing gratitude. A lot of us assume that gratitude is a feeling, but Aaron shows why gratitude is more than that. It is a powerful practice that changes your life and the life of everyone around you. Coach A shares how to tap into this power to make your life richer.

The best part, you don’t even need a lot of money to be rich in gratitude.

 

What’s Covered in this Episode

  •     The importance of gratitude in your life and the life of others
  •     A simple exercise to strengthen your practice of gratitude
  •     Why not having enough money is no excuse for being kind
  •     A family practice from Aaron’s family that helps the entire family become more appreciative

 Click HERE to listen to the full episode.

Key Quote to Think About

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Key Questions to Think About

  1. What are you grateful for? Name at least 5 things
  2. What’s one way that you can share your blessings with others? It could be a joke, a kind word, a few bucks, or something else.
  3. Have you ever experienced a random act of kindness? How did that feel?

 

Resources to Check Out

View from the Top: Gratitude Day!

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We hope you enjoy the podcast. All the highlights, resources, and next steps can be found below. Listen to the full episode here and learn more at viewfromthetop.com.

  

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Topics: Life Coaching, Motivation, Accountability, character, Masterminds, Balance, Interviews, community, relationships, success, significance, Priorities, Podcast, commitment, persistent, consistent, move forward, blueprint, preparation, integrity, discpline, clarity, development, selfdevelopment, gratitude

Don't Forget to Laugh

Posted by Aaron Walker on Nov 27, 2019 8:00:00 AM

In this inspirational episode, Aaron shares the power of enjoying the moment. Specifically, laughing. Aaron reminds us that life isn’t all about making money, moving up the corporate ladder, and paying off debt. Life is also about enjoying the laughs we have along the way.

  

What’s Covered in this Episode

  • Why the really important thing in life is not what you think
  • Why reflection is good, but regret is horrible for moving forward in life
  • How being big in relationships matters more than having a big bank account (A lesson from Aaron’s Dad)

 Click HERE to listen to the full episode.

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Key Quote to Think About

 “Life is more than what your bank account shows.’

 

Key Questions to Think About

  1. Did you laugh today?
  2. What’s one regret that you have not forgiven yourself for? How is that impacting you today?
  3. If today was your funeral, what would the 5 closest people to you say about you?

 

Resources to Check Out

View from the Top: Don’t Forget to Laugh

We hope you enjoy the podcast. All the highlights, resources, and next steps can be found below. Listen to the full episode here and learn more at viewfromthetop.com.

  

Join Iron Sharpens Iron

Apply here to join Aaron’s exclusive Iron Sharpen Iron Mastermind. You’re just one click away from living a life of success and significance.

Thanks for listening to today’s View from the Top podcast. To make sure you don’t miss any of our episodes click subscribe right now and if you enjoyed what you heard today please tell a friend and share on social media.

Learn how to live a life of success and significance at viewfromthetop.com

 

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Topics: Life Coaching, Motivation, Accountability, Coaching, character, Business Coaching, Masterminds, Finances, Balance, Fun, community, relationships, success, significance, Priorities, Tips, Podcast, commitment, persistent, consistent, move forward, blueprint, preparation, integrity, discpline, clarity, development, selfdevelopment

Make Your Marriage Work

Posted by Aaron Walker on Nov 22, 2019 10:10:41 AM

When most of us mention “iron sharpens iron”, we often mean that in the sense of a workout or a business, but this principle also applies to your marriage.

In this episode, Daniel talks with Aaron about how to sharpen the “iron” of your marriage so it doesn’t rust. Aaron shares insights he gained from 30+ years of marriage. Aaron also shares why he believes “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work” by Dr. John Gottman is one of the most powerful books you can read to help your marriage thrive.

 

What’s Covered in this Episode

  •     How to balance passion for work and relationships in a busy world
  •     How to keep distractions out of your bedroom
  •     Why you need spontaneity in your marriage

 Click HERE to listen to the full episode.

 

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Key Quote to Think About

“I came home with a pocket full of money and a house full of strangers”-Aaron

 

Key Questions to Think About

  1. What was the last spontaneous thing you and your spouse did together?
  2. Aaron talked about the little things that can destroy
  3. What is your marriage’s secret weapon?

 

Resources

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert

 

 

We hope you enjoy the podcast. All the highlights, resources, and next steps can be found below. Listen to the full episode here and learn more at viewfromthetop.com.

  

Join Iron Sharpens Iron

Apply here to join Aaron’s exclusive Iron Sharpen Iron Mastermind. You’re just one click away from living a life of success and significance.

 

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Check out Aaron Walker’s daily podcast, The Mastermind Blueprint available on your Amazon Echo or iTunes.

 

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Topics: Life Coaching, Motivation, Coaching, character, Marriage, Business Coaching, Family, Balance, Interviews, relationships, success, significance, Priorities, Tips, Parenting, Podcast, commitment, persistent, consistent, move forward, blueprint, preparation, integrity, discpline, clarity, development, selfdevelopment

The Real Deal with Jason Silverman featuring Aaron Walker: View from the Top

Posted by Aaron Walker on Nov 13, 2019 8:00:00 AM

It was just a great honor to be interviewed by Jason Silverman of The Real Deal Podcast.  Click HERE to listen to the full episode.  You can also follow him on Android Podcast.

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Topics: Life Coaching, Motivation, Accountability, character, Business Coaching, Masterminds, Family, Finances, Balance, Interviews, community, relationships, success, significance, Faith, Priorities, Tips, Parenting, Podcast, commitment, persistent, consistent, move forward, blueprint, preparation, integrity, discpline, clarity, reputation, development, selfdevelopment

Stop Hiding and Be Vulnerable

Posted by Aaron Walker on Oct 30, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Up next you can hear Daniel Bauer interview Aaron Walker as they discuss vulnerability.

We hope you enjoy the podcast. All the highlights, resources, and next steps can be found below. Listen to the full episode HERE and learn more at viewfromthetop.com.

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The Foundation

Aaron talks about how authenticity is the foundation of what they are building at Iron Sharpens Iron. Aaron says it is important to be vulnerable and transparent, because it allows you to overcome the difficulties in our lives. He also says getting up in front of people and being transparent is encouraging and inspiring to them. This can build a cycle of transparency and authenticity that benefits everyone involved.

“The more you are transparent with people, it gives them permission to be transparent with you, and now we have an authentic conversation.” -Aaron Walker

 

Personal Bias

Aaron says by telling the truth, people can spare others of the challenges that they have faced. People also have a tough time seeing their own flaws, and having others being honest with you and your flaws can lead to great changes. He uses the duct tape activity as an example. One person sits in the middle with duct tape on their mouth so they cannot speak, while the group around them gives their honest opinion on things they can improve. The more people that share the same view on someone can change how they view themselves and their flaws, and this ultimately helps people work on their flaws.

“The more people share in those groups and the more they are honest with the people that are participating, the more it helps them.” -Aaron Walker

 

The Reasons People Hide

Aaron talks about the reasons that people are not transparent. He says the main reason is because of trust. If people are not sure if they can trust you, they usually won’t be fully transparent. Aaron stresses how important it is to be a trustworthy person, and to be confidential when someone tells you their story. Aaron also says there has to be a good time and place to be vulnerable. This is not small talk, this can’t be something that gets brought up at the dinner table.

“I highly recommend that you don't form a new relationship and air all of your dirty laundry immediately, people have to earn the respect to share at this intimate level we are referring to.” -Aaron Walker

 

Join Iron Sharpens Iron

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I Have the Money, What's the Big Deal?

Posted by Aaron Walker on Oct 18, 2019 11:12:41 AM

Up next you can hear Aaron Walker for a solo show.

We hope you enjoy the podcast. All the highlights, resources, and next steps can be found below. Listen to the full episode HERE and learn more at viewfromthetop.com.

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I Can Afford It

Aaron talks about how he and his wife decided to sell their house and buy a smaller house. This has helped him realize what was important to him. For instance, family is something that means the world to Aaron. Once you are able to sit down and think about this, make sure to always take your family into consideration.

 

What Is Getting In Your Way?

Aaron asks us to evaluate what is getting in the way of our lives and what is most important to us. He would like us to take some time and really dive deep into these underlying issues. Is there something that is getting in between you and your family?

“Always air on the side of your family. Businesses don’t have feelings but family does.” - Aaron Walker

 

Join Iron Sharpens Iron

Apply here to join Aaron’s exclusive Iron Sharpen Iron Mastermind. You’re just one click away from living a life of success and significance.

Thanks for listening to today’s View from the Top podcast. To make sure you don’t miss any of our episodes click subscribe right now and if you enjoyed what you heard today please tell a friend and share on social media.

Learn how to live a life of success and significance at viewfromthetop.com

 

Connect with Aaron

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Check out Aaron Walker’s daily podcast, The Mastermind Blueprint available on your Amazon Echo or iTunes.

 

Topics: Life Coaching, Motivation, Accountability, Business Coaching, Masterminds, Finances, Balance, Career, Interviews, relationships, success, significance, Priorities, Tips, Podcast, commitment, persistent, consistent, move forward, blueprint, preparation, integrity, discpline, clarity, reputation, development, selfdevelopment

Expert Interview with Bob Burg

Posted by Aaron Walker on Oct 16, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Up next you can hear Aaron Walker sit down with Bob Burg.

Bob Burg is a sought out speaker for company leadership and sale conferences. Bob talks with broadcast personalities and a former President. Bob has been named by the American management association as one of the top 30 most influential thought leaders in business.

We hope you enjoy the podcast. All the highlights, resources, and next steps can be found below. Listen to the full episode HERE and learn more at viewfromthetop.com.

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Why another book on leadership?

Bob says that he loves leadership and there is still so much to be learned. Bob talks about influence and how leadership is intertwined with it. The book shares more of a story rather than a how-to book.

Bob believes leadership is changing and there can be an endless amount of books on the topic.

 

What is a Go-Giver?

Someone understands that they are given an enormous responsibility to bring value to those they lead. Bob describes to move from the “I” to the “other focus” and put the interest of others before their own.

“When we think of traditional leadership we sometimes think of the stereotype that the leader is all about themselves. I do feel that this is changing though.” Bob Burg

With a go-giver leader, they willingly give up their self-interest and understands the more value they bring around them, the more it will benefit the organization.

It takes vision and holding on to that vision to be a successful leader. Doing this helps create unity with the community and see the goal.

 

Keys to Leadership

  1. Hold your vision
  2. Getting others to see your vision so they too can become leaders
  3.   Everybody Matters
  4.     Having people feel good about their work
  5.    Stand for something
  6.    Who you are is one of the most important aspects of being a leader
  7.    “When someone has a high character we trust them because they stand for something” Bob Burg
  8.    Practice giving leadership
  9.    Handing over leadership to others
  10.    Coach those that are in a leadership position
  11.     Great leadership can trickle down

 

Hiring Traits

Bob says he would look for someone that has a history of the “other”. Having the person focused on the team and not the individual self. If you have that as a starting base, then you can look to get to the level 5 leader.

 

“The level 5 leader will take the blame and assign the credit.” Bob Burg

 

The level 5 leader will be the leader that is there for you and will run through a wall for you if they have to.

 

Top 3 Pieces of Advice

  1. Understand people do things for their reasons, not our reasons
  2. A great leader always asks questions: How do my goals align with their goals?
  3. Understand earning trust will be your most valuable asset
  4. Understand the prevalence of technology is vast, but it is always about the people

 

Get in touch with Bob

 

Website: thegogiver.com

 

In ISI we help men live lives of success and significance.

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Robin hurt my Feelings- Adult Emergency

Posted by Aaron Walker on Oct 14, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Up next you can hear Aaron Walker’s Adult Emergency: He needs help because Robyn hurt his feelings!

We hope you enjoy the podcast. All the highlights, resources, and next steps can be found below. Listen to the full episode HERE and learn more at viewfromthetop.com.

 

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The Story

If you’ve been married for some time, are you laughing like you used to? Is the same sense of intimacy there?  Does your heart skip a beat when your wife walks in the door because you are so excited to see her? If not, why not?  What’s going on?

“I know for me whenever there are relational issues in my marriage I don’t have to look much further then myself to find a culprit. It’s not about who is to blame, but I need to own when I screw up.  My worst sin is getting so engrossed in my work I spend all my energy at work and leave little for my family when I get home.” - Danny Bauer



Adult Emergency

Aaron talks about a time when Robin hurt his feelings by telling him that they don’t laugh like they used too.  When Aaron and Robin have disagreements, they don’t holler and yell or scream and fight, they sit down and talk through it.  Aaron wanted to defend himself but realized what Robin said was the truth.

“We don’t laugh anymore because I’m a knucklehead, because I get so focused on what I am doing and I’m so intense about what I’m doing and I get laser focused.  I forget to laugh sometimes.” - Aaron Walker

 

The Challenge

Aaron admits that he is guilty of forgetting to laugh sometimes.  He forgets to relax and have fun and let his guard down because he is so busy trying to make money and build the community and create his best life.  Aaron wants to challenge and encourage you today to go home, get your spouse, go out, have fun and laugh. It’s worth it.

“But what is the point in all that if we forget to laugh?” - Aaron Walker

 

Summary

Sometimes that’s all we need to wake the heck up!

“It was a small point in the story, but I highly recommend that you put artifacts around your house that illustrate and symbolize your ideal relationship and life to the fullest.  We need reminders of our why.” - Danny Bauer

At VFTT we help men live a life of success and significance.  If your priorities are out of whack or if you’re not laughing like you used to with your wife, we can help.

If you could use some help getting your priorities in order, I want to welcome you to Iron Sharpens Iron mastermind. You can read all about it and fill out an application at viewfromthetop.com

In ISI we help men live lives of success and significance.

 

Join Iron Sharpens Iron

Apply here to join Aaron’s exclusive Iron Sharpen Iron Mastermind. You’re just one click away from living a life of success and significance.

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Learn how to live a life of success and significance at viewfromthetop.com

 

Resources:

Deep Work by Cal Newport



Topics: Life Coaching, Motivation, Accountability, character, Family, Balance, Interviews, relationships, success, significance, Priorities, Tips, Podcast, commitment, persistent, consistent, move forward, blueprint, preparation, integrity, discpline, clarity, development, selfdevelopment

I'm in Financial Trouble and See No Way Out

Posted by Aaron Walker on Oct 4, 2019 8:00:00 AM

In today’s show Aaron Walker discusses financial trouble and what he did and what you can do too in order to get out of it.

We hope you enjoy the podcast. All the highlights, resources, and next steps can be found below. Listen to the full episode HERE and learn more at viewfromthetop.com.

 

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Stress and Financial Trouble

Aaron shares a story about a father who comes home late from work and he apologizes for being late.  He’s not giving attention to his kids or his wife due to the amount of work he needs to do. He is thinking this because of the bills he needs to pay and thinking that if he works harder he can get out of this vicious cycle.

“I was sitting at our kitchen table paying our bills, we didn’t have any children yet and literally started crying.  Robin asked what was wrong and I told her we can’t pay our bills, we don’t have enough money to pay our bills.” - Aaron Walker

 

What Do You Do?

When your business is doing well and making money, you start to think that you can handle everything until the business slows down and you can’t.  Aaron and his wife took all of their credit cards that they were using and put them in an envelope, sealed it and took it to the bank and they have been there for over 30 years unopened.  Best decision the Walker’s ever made.

“You always default back to the path of least resistance.” - Aaron Walker

 

Over-Extended, Lack of Priorities

Sometimes we find ourselves over-extended and our priorities are all messed up.  According to Big A this leads to a vicious cycle of catching up and deciding to pay this or that.  In his younger years there were times when Big A put money in front of his family and that caused incredible stress on him.   That’s reactive living. That’s living outside of your means. Big A got rid of his credit cards, started living within his means, delayed gratification, and began to be proactive with his finances.   Since then, he’s been able to be much more present and connected with his family. In short, he has his priorities in order.

“It will allow you to be more present with your family at home.  You won’t feel the need to do one more email, one more client, I just have to close this deal so I can make that payment.  Be proactive not reactive. Build some boundaries today and take your life to the next level.” - Aaron Walker

If you could use some help getting your priorities in order, I want to welcome you to Iron Sharpens Iron mastermind. You can read all about it and fill out an application at viewfromthetop.com

In ISI we help men live lives of success and significance.

 

Join Iron Sharpens Iron

Apply here to join Aaron’s exclusive Iron Sharpen Iron Mastermind. You’re just one click away from living a life of success and significance.

Thanks for listening to today’s View from the Top podcast. To make sure you don’t miss any of our episodes click subscribe right now and if you enjoyed what you heard today please tell a friend and share on social media.

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Topics: Life Coaching, Accountability, character, Business Coaching, Masterminds, Finances, Balance, Interviews, relationships, success, significance, Priorities, Tips, Podcast, commitment, persistent, consistent, move forward, blueprint, preparation, integrity, discpline, clarity, reputation, development, selfdevelopment

Why You should Leave Some Relationships

Posted by Aaron Walker on Sep 25, 2019 8:00:00 AM

It’s never easy to end a relationship, but that’s even harder to do when that relationship is a family member.  In today’s episode Aaron Walker is going to share a story about a domineering mom that was driving her son and daughter-in-law nuts while causing chaos to reign in the family.

If you struggle with some boundaries with family members than this episode is for you.

We hope you enjoy the podcast. All the highlights, resources, and next steps can be found below. Listen to the full episode HERE and learn more at viewfromthetop.com.

 

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Confronting My Mom

Aaron shares a story about a man who is really struggling with his mother and how she is driving the family crazy.  He knows if he goes to her it will cause division in the family and cause stress, but the man just can’t take it anymore.  The mother does help with a number of things making it even more difficult.

“So his mastermind members kind of got around him virtually speaking and said you’ve got to confront her and he didn’t want to do it.  He said he’s been dealing with it for 16 years and she was difficult as a teenager and young man and I just know how my mom is. But you are going to have to deal with her if you want any sense of peace in your own family.” - Aaron Walker

 

Deal With It

Aaron encourages you to deal with those relationships today that need to be dealt with even if they are family members.  Do not allow them to rule or dictate your life. By allowing this you are affecting generations to come negatively.

“You can’t let somebody steal your joy and you can’t all them to dictate what is going to transpire in your life.” - Aaron Walker



Challenge

Go to that person in prayer, never in anger so you can restore that relationship.  Get people around you that hold you up and encourage you. Find people who are going to tell you the truth and look out for your well-being.  Take the courage to deal with the relationship. Form strong boundaries, even with family members.

“Small minds talk about people, great minds talk about ideas.” - Aaron Walker

 

Join Iron Sharpens Iron

Apply here to join Aaron’s exclusive Iron Sharpen Iron Mastermind. You’re just one click away from living a life of success and significance.

Thanks for listening to today’s View from the Top podcast. To make sure you don’t miss any of our episodes click subscribe right now and if you enjoyed what you heard today please tell a friend and share on social media.

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