In this episode, I talk to Aaron Walker, Founder of ViewFromTheTop.com, about fatherhood, about some adversity that happened in his life that changed his perspective, from really focusing on what he thought success was, financially, and what success is now for him which is really about significance.
Aaron Walker is, without question, a veteran entrepreneur. Starting his first business at 18, and selling to a Fortune 500 company nine short years later, demonstrates Aaron’s passion for success. Unwilling to rest on past success alone, Aaron started, bought, and sold eight successful companies over the past 36 years. Having a strong desire for personal development has kept Aaron in a weekly mastermind group for more than a decade with Dave Ramsey, Dan Miller, Ken Abraham, and seven other notable Nashvillians. Aaron has enjoyed a 35-year marriage with his beautiful wife, Robin. Today, Aaron spends the majority of his time helping men grow in Success and Significance as President and Founder of View from the Top, a premier life and business coaching resource.
Some Questions We Ask:
- When he hears the word “successful,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind?
- What does accomplishment mean to him?
- High achievers really struggle with balance, or work-life integration a lot. Why does he think that is? What is it about balance or integration that sets him apart and probably helps him with his clients?
- What book or books have most influenced him, and why?
- Who are his Mt. Rushmore of people that he respects, in terms of business success, life success, relationships?
What You’ll Learn In This Episode:
“Can’t couldn’t do it and could did it all.”
- The event that changed the course of his life
- The process or system that he puts in place for high achievers to start really implementing that giver mentality rather than “I want to accumulate as much material as possible.”
“Fear missing an opportunity more than you fear failure.”
- His perspective on failure in business
“Failure is in not trying, not in not succeeding.”
“The answer is always no unless you ask.”
- The key components for a successful mastermind
- His advice for a new dad
Aaron’s gift for the Sweet Adversity Podcast listeners: http://viewfromthetop.com/sweetadversity
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