MEP181 – Living a Life of Significance with Aaron Walker

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Businessman and Life Coach, Aaron Walker, has inspired many through his leadership, mentorship, and consistent pursuit of excellence. He enjoys helping others and believes experience is a great teacher. 36 years of entrepreneurship and marriage have given Aaron a wealth of experience. Aaron continues to reach new heights and broaden his perspective of the terrain by examining his experiences and growing from them.Aaron-Walker

For 21 years and counting, Aaron has taken classes from and has been coached personally by his friend, financial guru, Dave Ramsey. Spiritual mentors David Landrith and Bob Warren have impacted his spiritual life beyond measure. Two other disciplined mastermind groups, 48 Days led by friend Dan Miller and The Torch have played a role in his understanding of how to live a significant and successful life. Aaron incorporates education and learning opportunities into his daily routine, remaining informed of the latest tools and trends available.

It only took a few years as a partner with David Patton Construction LLC for Aaron to help take the business from doing one to two projects per year to a multi-million dollar company, voted number one builder for three consecutive years by Nashville’s House & Home & Garden Magazine’s People’s Choice Awards. He sold his retail business to Cash America USA, a Fortune 500 company. In addition to being the owner of eight lucrative businesses, Aaron participates in civic endeavors.

Through his participation in personal accountability groups, Aaron mentors 11 individuals weekly now and has for over five years. The Eagles Group, a collection of Nashville’s most respected leaders met weekly for over a decade. At his local church, Aaron is an active member, team leader, Deacon, and teacher.

Aaron values his time spent with family and friends. Sharing the past 36 years with his lovely wife Robin has been nothing short of spectacular. His two fantastic daughters and champion son-in-law have given Aaron & Robin five beautiful grandchildren. When time allows, Aaron enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, and is an avid reader.

(source: http://www.viewfromthetop.com/about-aaron)

Some Questions We Ask:

  • When he hears the word successful, who’s the first person that comes to mind and why?
  • What does success mean to him?
  • What are the steps to shifting to a more positive mindset?
  • Did Aaron need a life-changing moment in order to shift his mindset?
  • What is the importance of community and masterminds in this whole process?
  • What are the key components to building the right flow of people in masterminds?
  • How do you effectively set boundaries to get work done?
  • If he could have dinner with one person he admires, past or present, who would it be and why?

Books:

View From the Top: Living a Life of Significance

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks Than Others Do in 12 Months

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

What you’ll learn in this episode:

Aaron talks about something his mother used to say: “Can’t, couldn’t do it but could did it all.”

The importance of positive people in your life and having a growth mindset.

“We can’t change our personality, but we can change our behavior.”

Aaron walks us through how he overcame the worst year of his life in which he accidentally killed a pedestrian.

“What would my legacy have been?”

Keeping your success in perspective.

Aaron explains what it was like to grow up poor.

“I believed my own press clippings.”

Don’t wait for a catastrophe before you change your life.

“The enemy of excellence is isolation.”

“We all have to be persons of character.”

“Our actions dictate what’s important.”

“Happiness is a choice, not a trait.”

“If you don’t write it down, it’s just a dream, it’s not a goal.”

Links:

Aaron Walker: http://www.viewfromthetop.com/

Aaron Walker on Sweet Adversity: http://www.nickdinardo.com/aaron-walker/

Dave Ramsay: https://www.daveramsey.com/

Dan Miller: http://www.48days.com/

Ken Abraham: http://www.kenabrahambooks.com/

Mastermind Group Blueprint: How to Start, Run, and Profit from Mastermind Groups: https://www.amazon.com/Mastermind-Group-Blueprint-Profit-Groups/dp/1612060714

Interview Valet: http://interviewvalet.com/

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