Aaron Walker Podcasts

Get Inside Your Client’s Head

Posted by Aaron Walker on Apr 19, 2019 9:00:00 AM

David Rhodes, Jr. has a background in marketing and graphic communication. He is the co-founder of Glass Geeks, a windows and power washing service. David has also been married for 12 years and has 3 children. On the show, David discusses the difference between a customer and a client, and why you should always care about, and protect, the people you serve.

 

Highlights from This Episode:

● When was the last time David experienced joy?

● Is David familiar with the five love languages?

● What makes a good listener?

● It’s important to get into your ideal client’s head.

● What tips does David have for those who aren’t great at marketing?

● What is something David is obsessed with right now?

● Why did David start his own business with
Shane Duffy?

● What kind of routines does David have that he uses in his business?

● David loves the 12 Week Year because it helps him stay on track and focused.

● What has been the one unexpected benefit of joining the Iron Sharpens Iron community?


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

Aaron Walker joins LeaderTHRIVE Podcast with Dr. Jason Brooks

Posted by Aaron Walker on Apr 17, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Dr. Jason Brooks, what a great guy!  I enjoyed this episode too!  On this episode, we have talked about my 36 years of entrepreneurship, marriage and much more!

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

You’re a Work in Progress. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Forgiveness

Posted by Aaron Walker on Apr 10, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Todd Conklin is no stranger to entrepreneurship, having run his own company for 25 years. However, Todd was working in the corporate world up until recently. After the loss of two great mentors, his dad at 66, and his friend at 59, Todd knew it was time to leave corporate, and create his own entrepreneurial path once again.

 

Highlights from This Episode:

● What words of wisdom does Todd have on raising teenagers?

● How did Todd learn to be so patient?

● You’re going to mess up sometimes. And when you do, ask for forgiveness, especially to your kids.

● It can be hard to flip the switch and be more compassionate after coming home from a stressful day.

● Why did Todd decide to make the transition from employee to entrepreneur?

● Two of Todd’s mentors passed away at an early age. He knew he had to seize the time he had, and start something on his own.

● Todd’s not old enough to retire yet, but still, you still need a place to go and be active after you ‘retire.’

● How does Todd manage his family life and his professional life?

● What were some of the benefits of joining an incubator?

● When was the last time Todd experienced joy?


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

Pray Together with Your Wife Every Day

Posted by Aaron Walker on Apr 3, 2019 9:00:00 AM

David Cook is the Co-Founder of Dfranco Decorative Finishes. David became an entrepreneur after he suffered from a back injury that made him no longer able to do the physical work he needed to do for his job. On this episode, David talks about his sons, and shares tips on how he and his wife still keep the spark alive.

 

Highlights from This Episode:

● Why did David name his business Dfranco Decorative Finishes?

● How difficult was the career transition mentally for David?

● What lessons did David learn from the men in the Iron Sharpens Iron group?

● David talks about his sons and why he’s proud of them.

● When was the last time David experienced Joy?

● What tips does David have about a long lasting marriage?

● How does David pray to God?

● What do people consistently ask David for help with?

● What is David currently obsessed with?

● How does David combine his faith into his work?

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

Leadership Advice and Lessons Learned from the Air Force

Posted by Aaron Walker on Mar 26, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Dwayne Paro is a Veteran’s Coach and Contributor for The Huffington Post. Dwayne served in the Air Force for eight years, and currently helps veterans transition out of the military and into the real world. On this episode, Dwayne discusses what he learned from the Air Force, and how he shows up as a leader to his team.

 

Highlights from This Episode:

● How has Dwayne been able to overcome some of his challenges?

● What skills did Dwayne learn while he was serving in the military that still help him to this day?

● Why did Dwayne start his business?

● How does Dwayne create a fun environment for his staff and coworkers?

● Everybody is involved in the meeting, not just the top guys.

● Nobody has an office. Everybody is in it together and everybody knows what’s going on.

● Dwayne regularly admits when he’s wrong or when he’s screwed up. There’s no pride in great leadership.

● What is Dwayne currently obsessed with?

● Why did Dwayne join Iron Sharpens Iron?

● What has been the most unexpected benefit from joining ISI?

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

Podcast Guesting: Rookie Real Estate Podcast Episode 8

Posted by Aaron Walker on Mar 24, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Here's my recent podcast guesting!  It was awesome talking with Art Kelly! And this episode was done in my office, it is the first time!

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Topics: Motivation, Accountability, character, Balance, Career, Interviews, community, relationships, success, significance, Priorities, Tips, Podcast, commitment, persistent, consistent, move forward, blueprint, preparation, integrity, discpline, clarity

We Need to Pray for Those Who Aren't Allowed to Openly Practice Their Faith

Posted by Aaron Walker on Mar 20, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Jeffrey Smith is an app developer with his own Christian comic book series. Jeffrey does a little bit of everything, from helping people build their dreams through apps, to keeping their Wordpress websites safe. Jeffrey’s comicbook, Prayer Pubs, is a great introduction into the Christian faith, and it has reached people from all over
the globe.

 

Highlights from This Episode:

● Why did Jeffrey design the app ‘Get Trumped’?

● Jeffrey says the app has not made him money.

● What other apps has Jeffrey developed?

● Daniel shares his ‘nail polish’ story.

● How did Jeffrey get started with designing apps?

● How does Jeffrey help keep Wordpress websites secure?

● Always keep your Wordpress site up to date!

● What’s the story behind Prayer Pubs, Jeffrey’s comicbook?

● Comics have a unique way of reaching people who are usually hard to access.

● Why did Jeffrey join Iron Sharpens Iron?

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

The Tax Season is Upon Us!

Posted by Aaron Walker on Mar 18, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Craig Cody is a Certified Tax Coach, business owner, and former New York City Police Officer, with 17 year’s experience on the Force. Craig's advise is don’t just fill in the right numbers in the right boxes. It’s important to think proactively on how you can get the most out of your tax plan and benefits.

 

Highlights from This Episode:

● What kind of routines does Craig have in place to help manage the intense tax season?

● What kind of mistakes do business owners make on their taxes?

● How can business owners use their CPA to their advantage?

● How do you plan for your taxes proactively?

● How often should a business owner talk to their CPA?

● What do business owners typically share to their CPA? What does that conversation look like?

● When was the last time Craig experienced joy?

● What do people consistently ask Craig for help with?

● How did Craig go from police officer to taxes?

● What advice does Craig have on being a good dad?


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Topics: Motivation, Accountability, character, Business Coaching, Finances, Interviews, relationships, success, significance, Priorities, Tips, Podcast, commitment, persistent, consistent, move forward, blueprint, preparation, integrity, discpline, clarity

How to Create a Top 10 Idea Dump

Posted by Aaron Walker on Mar 12, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Raul Figueroa is a Chicago native with a fantastic wife and young daughter. Raul has been in customer service and sales for the last 15 years! On this episode, he discusses his process towards writing down his ideas, and creating an ‘idea dump’ that helps him find creative solutions to problems, as well as new ideas to pursue.

 

Highlights from This Episode:

● When was the last time Raul experienced joy?

● What do people consistently ask Raul for help with?

● Out-of-the-box thinking is both a blessing and a curse.

● What kind of skills does Raul have that help him to be an effective sounding board?

● What’s Raul’s process towards generating his top ten lists, or his ‘ideas’ list?

● What is Raul currently obsessed with?

● Will robots take over some of the duties of our virtual assistants?

● How did Raul get involved with School Spirit Vending?

● How does Raul combine both his faith and business life?

● It’s important to set boundaries and be more mindful of your actions.


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

You're Never Too Young for a Bucket List

Posted by Aaron Walker on Mar 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Charlie Cichetti is the CEO and Co-Founder of Sustainable Investment Group. Charlie is 34, and he always thought he was ‘too young’ to have a bucket list. Turns out, he isn’t! Charlie has a LOT on his list and he’s making active steps to achieve them in the next upcoming years.

 

Highlights from This Episode:

● When was the last time Charlie experienced joy?

● What is Greek Seafood?

● What has Charlie learned from entrepreneurship?

● Entrepreneurs need to build their skillset and network first, before jumping into creating their own business.

● What is on Charlie’s bucket lists?

● By the way, no, you can never be too young to have a bucket list!

● How does Charlie combine his faith into his professional life?

● What are some of Charlie’s daily routines?

● Charlie color-codes his schedule to help him keep organized.

● Why did Charlie join Iron Sharpens Iron?

 

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