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Episode # 20 Aaron Walker View From the Top

Posted by Aaron Walker on Dec 6, 2019 8:00:00 AM

It was an honor to be guested by Carl Utter.  I enjoyed talking to him as well. Below is the video of the episode.  Go ahead and watch it.  Enjoy!

 

 

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From Envelope Cx to Sustainability Training with Stevan Vinci

Posted by Aaron Walker on Dec 2, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Energy efficiency and regulation is the focus of this Green Building Matters episode. We talk with Stevan Vinci, a LEED Fellow with various sustainability-focused credentials and many certified projects. Stevan shares how he got into sustainability, regulations, envelope commissioning, and the future of the movement.

 Click HERE to listen to the full episode.

 

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Key Talking Points

  • Entering sustainability: How Stevan moved from mechanical engineering into sustainability and green building certifications
  • Looking at the bigger picture in this sustainability movement
  • Envelope Commissioning (Cx) & LEED
  • The future of sustainability

 

Key Milestones of the Episode

 [1:50] Stevan’s original story 

 [4:24] How did you get into sustainability? 

 [5:26] Mentors

 [7:08] Greatest accomplishments

 [8:58] What is your stance on ratings?

[11:26] Current projects

[12:17] Understanding envelope commissioning

[16:42] What does a good envelope commissioning project look like?

[19:14] Are we properly training people with envelope commissioning?

 

Key Quotes

  1. ”I was more ‘buildings” minded...
  2. “You can design for a rating like LEED...or you can design for true sustainability.”
  3.  “Our philosophy is making sure the design is right, that the building is going to perform the way the owner wants it to perform…”

 

Key Resources

  1. Morrison Hershfield
  2. LEED Accreditations
  3. Green Globe certification
  4. LCA certification

 

Connect with Steva  Vinci

Stevan Vinci is the Sustainability Specialist and Building Envelope Commissioning Practice Lead for Morrison Hershfield;.

 

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GBES is excited our membership community is growing.  Consider joining our membership community as members are given access to some of the guests on the podcasts that you can ask project questions. If you are preparing for an exam, there will be more assurance that you will pass your next exam, you will be given cliff notes if you are a member, and so much more. Go to www.gbes.com/join to learn more about the 4 different levels of access to this one-of-a-kind career-advancing green building community!

 

If you truly enjoyed the show, don't forget to leave a positive rating and review on iTunes.  We have prepared more episodes for the upcoming weeks, so

come by again next week! Thank you for tuning in to the Green Building Matters Podcast!


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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

 

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How to Accomplish your Three Year Vision

Posted by Aaron Walker on Oct 9, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Today I’m joined live with Aaron Walker and we’re going to talk about our live event and the come as be party we’re going to throw ...

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

In The Success Principles, Jack Canfield talks about attending a Come as You’ll be Party in 1986.  Guests were encouraged to come with book covers, awards, clothes, and pictures that showed them as they would be living 5 years in advance.  At this event, Jack showed the cover of his New York Times bestselling book - that was nothing but a dream at that point.

In 1993 the first Chicken Soup for the Soul was released and Jack went on to write over 80 books.  More than 500 million Chicken Soup books have been sold—and the original has been translated into 40 languages.  Jack says that party flooded their minds with powerful images of already having achieved their aspirations.

Seneca says If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.

Habakkuk 2:2 from the Old Testament says: Write the vision down so that those who read it will run.

These quotes speak to how powerful vision is in our lives.



Come As You Will Be Live Event?

Aaron talks about having a vision and making it come to be.  You have to believe it in your mind first and then it will happen.  The theme caused members to talk in the future and envision where they would be.  

“At the time I stood up and shared my future I hadn’t even written my book and said I would have 10 mastermind groups.  It was scary. Now my book is written and we are getting ready to launch our 15th mastermind group and I am 50% greater than where I thought I would be and I am a year ahead of schedule.” - Aaron Walker

 

Mindset Change

You must work your way to it becoming real and not just perceived.  Aaron talks about what has to happen today. You must focus on the things that matter and plan. The 12 Week Year has changed the way we do things.  In Iron Sharpens Iron we have daily and weekly accountability partners that keeps us going.

“In Iron Sharpens Iron we focus on the task not the goal.” - 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.

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Podcast Guesting: Dose of Leadership

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

It was a great honor to be a guest on Dose of Leadership with Richard Rierson

You can check out what Richard has going on over at doseofleadership.com.  We had a great discussion about living a life of success and significance.

LISTEN TO THE SHOW NOW  

 

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Can You Maintain A Sense Of Character & Integrity While Competing

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

In today’s podcast Aaron talks about two colleagues. One of them Dave was a trusted friend for years. The other Bob -- used to be a competitor and turned a friend. In addition to an abundant versus scarcity mindset, listeners will be reminded of the importance of relationships.

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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Competitors and Friends

Aaron talks about his business partner David and their competitor Bob.  One might think they would be at odds but over the years, Aaron found Bob to be a very honest man.  Aaron calls him a friend to this day.

Danny discusses the idea of playing a finite game where there are clear winners and losers. Aaron usually calls this game one of scarcity.  When you play a finite game you can’t win unless your opponent loses.  But the real game you need to play is infinite. This is the game of abundance. In an infinite game, everyone can win.

“During an infinite game there is no real start and finish no clear winners and losers.” - Danny Sunshine Bauer

 

Encourage Others

If you are struggling for ways to encourage and uplift others here are a few ideas:

  • If you have a podcast, blog, or vlog -- promote your friends and competitors and what they do
  • Share their work generously via social media and or email
  • Write a referral on LinkedIn

All these steps will take less than 15 minutes, but the ROI is priceless.

In Summary

In this episode, the point is how Aaron is playing an infinite game.  Danny says that Aaron has taught him that relationships are key to success and to do positive unexpected things for others frequently.

“In some respects there is no direct benefit for Aaron plugging Dave and Bob’s businesses. There are no affiliate deals. He doesn’t get a finder’s fee for someone that does business with them.  So why do it? Because it’s uplifting. It’s encouraging. It’s good for relationships and it’s good for business.” - Danny Sunshine Bauer

 

Given two people in your community:

  • One that selflessly promotes others and shares referrals
  • Or the guy who has to “crush” the competition on his way to being #1

Who would you rather work with?

And that’s why Big A has experienced so much success in his life.

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Marketing Insights from Seth Godin

Posted by Aaron Walker on Sep 6, 2019 8:00:00 AM

In today’s show Danny Sunshine Bauer and Aaron Walker discuss how to take your business to the next level of success and build one on the foundation of significance.  This is a long game. There are no shortcuts, but you can do it. Danny and Aaron are here to tell you how.

“According to Seth Godin in This is Marketing business owners can’t be seen until they learn how to see.” - Danny Sunshine Bauer

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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See What….See Who?

According to Danny, many business owners have it all wrong. They take a one size fits all approach to marketing.  They first get excited about an idea. Next they create what they think is the next big product or service that everyone will be crazy for. Now that their widget is made, they reach out to the masses of people and use shortcuts, ads, and spam to interrupt people’s attention and hopefully make a sale or two.

“But this approach does not work.  In our Iron Sharpens Iron masterminds, we talk each week how to live a life of success and significance.” - Danny Sunshine Bauer

 

Cheap and Spammy Marketing

Several business owners resort to cheap and spammy marketing when they start their business.  Danny and Aaron say they are guilty of this but credit Seth Godin with how they view the people they are trying to serve.

I think that they were just unaware.  They were just trying to make a dollar.  They were trying to create a product that they can mass market.  They tried to interrupt the market and just get people to buy. And I think it's a really bad way and Seth has really brought great clarity to my mind in how to build the tribes and how to make things that matter for people who care and really go after that tribe, that community. - Aaron Walker

So be bold. Introduce yourself. Tell them you appreciate their work. Give them a specific example. Keep it short. Say goodbye.

 

MVA

The minimal viable audience really resonated with Danny and was a game changer for him.  In discussing this with Aaron, he shares that he didn’t agree. Aaron had to read it 3 times and reflect before he shifted his mindset.

I want to have the atmosphere that we really reach out to people that want to be a great dad, a great husband, have a life of success and significance.  People that really want to rally around how to build a life of success simultaneously with significance. And I thought, you know what-there's this many people that need to probably be involved at this time.  Maybe that will change over time. Maybe it will grow. But for right now, this minimum viable audience is this group of people that we have now. We have 14 groups. We're in nine different countries around the world and I'm feeling really good about this minimum viable audience.” - Danny Sunshine Bauer

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Expert interview with Rory Vaden

Posted by Aaron Walker on Aug 19, 2019 8:00:00 AM

In today’s show Aaron Walker’s expert interview is with Rory Vaden.  Rory is the co-founder of Southwestern Consulting, a self-disciplined strategist and internationally renowned speaker. Rory Vaden is the New York Times bestselling author of Take the Stairs. His insights on taking action and overcoming procrastination have been featured in the Wall St. Journal, Forbes, CNN, Entrepreneur, Inc, and several other major media outlets. As a world-renowned speaker, His Tedx talk on "How to Multiply Time" has been viewed nearly 2 million times and he was recently named as one of the top 100 leadership speakers in the world by Inc Magazine.

His new book Procrastinate on Purpose is the first book ever to focus on emotional side of productivity and it provides five methods to literally multiply your time.” - Aaron Walker

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.

 

Evolution of Procrastinate on Purpose

Rory’s new book evolved as a result of his last book Take the Stairs.  In that book Rory writes about two types of procrastination. 1.) Classic procrastination which is consciously delaying what you know you should be doing.  2.) Creative avoidance which is creating stuff for ourselves to do as a way of doing those things and feeling productive. His new book Procrastinate on Purpose focuses on a third type of procrastination called priority dilution.

“Priority dilution is when the movers and shakers, the do-gooder, the check lister, the leader, the entrepreneur, the person who is making stuff happen; it’s people you wouldn’t think normally struggle with procrastination and yet the have the very same net result which is they leave the officer at the end of the day with their most significant priorities left unchecked, not because they are lazy but because we have allowed our attention to shift less important but perhaps more urgent tasks. ” - Rory Vaden

 

Game Changer

Time management appears to be logical given all the tools we have to work with but in today’s world time management is emotional.  There are so many things in our emotions that dictate our time. Additionally, everything changes when you add the component of significance.  Rory shared that importance means how much will this matter, urgency is how soon will this matter and significance is how long will this matter.

“Everything you know about time management is wrong. ” - Rory Vaden

 

Click HERE to listen to the full episode.

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Resources

Procrastinate on Purpose by Rory Vaden

LinkedIn

Blog

 

Live a Life of Success

Aaron encourages you to live a life of success and not worry about what others think. Pay attention to the warning signs and act on them.  Be proactive in your approach.

 


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Creating Timeless Value

Posted by Aaron Walker on Aug 12, 2019 8:27:36 AM

In today’s show, Aaron Walker interviews John Lee Dumas.

John came up with the idea to launch a daily podcast interviewing today’s most successful and inspiring entrepreneurs when he realized no one else was doing it.

All of his favorite podcasts – ones that shared interviews with individuals who were doing amazing things and leading inspiring lives – were once per week, and some of them only once every other week.

As a Commercial Real Estate Broker, John found himself in the car every single day driving back and forth to appointments wishing there was more motivational content available to him on-demand.

That’s when he had his own AH-HA moment and decided that he would be the one to create that content.

The name EOFire, short for “Entrepreneurs On Fire”, was inspired by the late, great Stuart Scott, who was famous not only for being an incredible sportscaster, but also for a phrase he loved and used often: “HE’S ON FIRE!” Scott would use the term in reference to a player who was on such a roll that he couldn’t be stopped.

When John heard Scott use the phrase during the 2012 playoffs, he knew it was a perfect fit for his podcast that would share the journeys of entrepreneurs who couldn’t be stopped.

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.

Show Highlights:

  • The highs and lows of living in Puerto Rico
  • The EoFire transition after 2000 episodes.
  • Are you listening to the new Master Classes or Variety Shows offered on EoFire?
  • JLD’s shift from success to significance
  • People listen when you’re passionate
  • Haters tell you, you’re doing something right
  • JLD’s love for quotes and gratitude
  • The power of batching

 

“I want to create a stand alone, valuable course that people can come back to time and time again.”

-John Lee Dumas

Click HERE to listen to the full episode.

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Resources:

 

Take Action … Next Steps from the Show

JLD emphasized how important quotes and gratitude are to him. In today’s challenge, share your favorite quote or what you are grateful for with us on Twitter.

 

If you accept this challenge send us a note on Twitter to Aaron (@vftcoach) and Danny (@alienearbud) and use the hashtag #viewfromthetop

 

Connect with Aaron

Website | Twitter | FB | LinkedIn | Email

 

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


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Podcast Guesting: The Rusty Ryal Show

Posted by Aaron Walker on Jul 29, 2019 8:00:00 AM

How to Mastermind Like a Pro An Interview with Aaron Walker

I was humbled and had a great time at the same time to be interviewed recently by Rusty Ryan on the The Rusty Ryal Show!

Click HERE to listen to the full episode.

 

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