Aaron Walker Podcasts

Expert Interview with Mike Michalowicz

Posted by Aaron Walker on Sep 13, 2019 10:10:43 AM

Up next you can hear Aaron Walker’s exclusive Iron Sharpens Iron expert interview with Profit First author, Mike Michalowicz as Mike shares how he turned everything around and goes deep teaching from his Profit First system.

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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Entrepreneurial Spirit

Mike lost three multi-million dollar companies before his 35th birthday.  He was awarded the New Jersey's Small Business Association, Young Entrepreneur of the Year when he was 26 years old.  He sold his first company, to a private equity company and then his second company to a Fortune 500, so he's working his way up.  Mike is a former small business columnist for the Wall Street Journal. His books have been translated in 10 different languages. He's an active partner in multiple companies including an American manufacturer of business growth consultancy and an augmented reality Tech Firm in a Certification Organization for accountants, bookkeepers and business coaches, and that is just the tip of the iceberg.

“The reality is, behind that was a lot of grand mistakes, horrible errors, almost losing my family, losing all my money, just really horrible stuff.  I actually think that may be some interesting components and I suspect many people listening in have experienced those elements or just challenges.” - Mike Michalowicz

 

Most Humbling Moment

Mike is married, has three children and currently lives in a beautiful section of New Jersey.  He was very successful and sold his second business for millions and started angel investing. Due to his investment choices, Mike had to share with his family that he had lost everything.  They had to move, sell all of their possessions, no sports, horse riding lessons or after school activities, then his 9 year old daughter offered to support their family.

“She ran to her bedroom, grabbed her piggy bank, and she ran back down to me and said, Daddy, I'll support our family, don't worry.  I'll support our family. And it was the most humbling moment of my life.” - Mike Michalowicz

 

Full Time Author

Mike went through 2 years of depression, started boozing and found himself in a very dark place before he finally turned it around.  Luckily for Mike he was able to climb out of the gutter. He is now a full time author and owns a few businesses. These days he is definitely living a life of both success and significance.

“I'm really writing books to fix all of my own erroneous ways and hopefully in the process of serving others to address their challenges too.” - Mike Michalowicz

 

Profit First

Mike explains that we have been taught the formula to profit incorrectly.  We have been taught that profit comes last, that profit is the bottom line.  He suggests that we put profit first and use the formula sales minus profit equals expenses.

“All I care about is the deposit came in your business immediately take a predetermined percentage of that profit, allocate it toward an account called profit.  We hide it from ourselves, we remove our profit. It's the pay yourself first principle apply to our business. And as a result, you start forcing profitability in your business.” - Mike Michalowicz

 

Join Iron Sharpens Iron

The members of Iron Sharpens Iron are quite spoiled because each month Aaron brings an expert in to speak to us regarding business, leadership, or life.  These expert interviews are just one of the ways there is tremendous value in joining the mastermind.

“I don’t know about you, but Profit First has been a huge benefit to the finances in my business.  It’s paid for some pretty great trips to the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Germany, and Zimbabwe. And my wife always wonders how we can afford it.  I tell her the business! That’s because of profit first.” - Danny Bauer

 

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

 

Resources

Profit First by Mike Michalowicz

 

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Podcast Guesting: Learn From Others

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

I got the privilege to be a guest in Learning From Others Podcast. It was a blast taking to Damon Burton. What a swell guy!

Click HERE to listen to the full episode.

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

How to Increase your Ambition

Posted by Aaron Walker on Sep 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM

In today’s show Aaron Walker is going to talk about ambition.  Ambition is defined as an earnest desire for some type of achievement or distinction as power, honor, fame, or wealth in the willingness to strive for it's attainment.  How do you measure your ambition? Are you motivated or complacent?

I have huge ambitions, maybe too big at times. I struggle with turning it off and also managing my emotions if I don't achieve everything I set out to do. - 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.

Click HERE to listen to the full episode.

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Embrace Tension

Aaron says if you're holding on to the tension or if there's no tension in your life, there's probably something going awry.  Something is not going right because you are not paying attention. Aaron points out that the good news is that it is probably helping you.  But the bad news is that the tension never leaves you.

I want to encourage you today to embrace the tension.  The tension is what keeps us safe. The tension is something in our lives that creates a thought within us.  Are we doing the right thing  - Aaron Walker

 

Keep It In Check

Sometimes we need to keep our ambition in check and some of us need to find ambition.  Aaron will continue to confront you on all fronts while keeping himself in check with his own ambition.

So we'll go on this journey together.  Right Today. I don't have all the answers for you.  I wished I did. I wished I had figured them out long time ago, but I'm studying. I'm praying.  I give it to God each and every day to learn, to continue to be ambitious, but at the same time, I want to learn to be content.” - Aaron Walker

 

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

 

 

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

Show up and Keep Moving Forward

Posted by Aaron Walker on Aug 14, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Scott Beebe is the Founder and Creator of the Four Steps to Business Freedom program. He is a business coach, trainer, and strategist. When Scott was let go from his job, he credits Aaron Walker for helping him and inspiring him to find his life’s purpose. On the show, Scott discusses why he built the Four Steps process and how it helps business owners succeed.

 

Highlights from This Episode:

  • Why did Scott start the Four Steps to Business Freedom process?
  • Scott credits Aaron for helping him during tough times when he was let go.
  • Scott took baby steps and slowly but surely he built Four Steps from the ground up.
  • Aaron offers a weekly call and it’s the most powerful thing in his coaching. Just by showing up to the call, it keeps you accountable and ready to take on new challenges.
  • Remember to keep showing up and to keep moving forward.
  • The Four Steps process is not magic. However, when small business owners follow a systematic process, magical things start to happen.
  • A vision without implementation is just a hallucination. The key is execution.
  • How does the Four Steps process set business owners up for success?
  • The bigger we become, the more structured we have to be.
  • Scott shares an amazing client success story!

Click HERE to listen to the full episode.

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Resources:

ViewfromtheTop.com
Mybusinessonpurpose.com

Fourstepstobusinessfreedom.com

Dannysunshine.com/foursteps


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

Podcast Guesting: MTMV Sports Podcasters

Posted by Aaron Walker on Aug 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Ernest Ricks, what a guy! This podcast guesting was awesome. I really did enjoy this episode. The following are just the few things we have talked about on this episode:

  • Having the correct hunger - be careful of with what you are hungry for.
  • It is the mindset that we need to have in order for us to be successful. If you think you can’t, you won’t.
  • We are our own worst enemy because we don’t think that we can do it!

Click HERE to listen to the full episode.

 

 

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

Podcast Guesting: Misfit Entrepreneur

Posted by Aaron Walker on Jul 31, 2019 11:01:41 AM

I was humbled and delighted to be interviewed recently by Dave Lukas on the Misfit Entrepreneur podcast! Here ís the LINK to my interview give it a listen.

 

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

Podcast Guesting: The Rusty Ryal Show

Posted by Aaron Walker on Jul 29, 2019 9:00:00 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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Topics: Business, Life Coaching, Motivation, Accountability, Coaching, character, Marriage, Business Coaching, Masterminds, Finances, Interviews, community, relationships, success, significance, Priorities, Tips, Podcast, commitment, persistent, consistent, move forward, blueprint, preparation, integrity, discpline, clarity, reputation

Podcast Guesting: Act Local Marketing

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

130: Mastermind Groups with Aaron Walker

It was a great honor to be a guest on Act Local Marketing with Kalynn Amadio.

You can check out what Kalynn Amadio has going on over at Act Local Marketing. We had a great discussion about living a life of success and significance.

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

Podcast Guesting: Family Before Fortune

Posted by Aaron Walker on Jul 24, 2019 9:17:39 AM

FBF Episode 061: View From The Top With Aaron Walker

 

It was a great honor to be a guest on the Family Before Fortune Podcast with Jake Carlson.

You can check out what Jake has going on over at Family Before Fortune. We had a great discussion about living a life of success and significance.

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

Podcast Guesting: Success Is Voluntary

Posted by Aaron Walker on Jul 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Here's my latest podcast interview.  This episode was a blast!  Tim and I had a great time talking!

Click HERE to listen to the full episode.

 

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

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