063: Power in Community with Aaron Walker

Aaron is the President & Founder of View from the Top and Iron Sharpens Iron Mastermind. He is a Veteran Businessman, Life Coach and Mastermind Founder. 

Aaron has owned 14 successful companies and his purpose in life is to mentor men to be better versions of themselves. He is the author of View From The Top, Living a Life of Success and Significance and is also the creator of the soon to be launched "The Mastermind Playbook" to teach people how to start, run and scale their own mastermind groups. 

Aaron is the President & Founder of View from the Top and Iron Sharpens Iron Mastermind. He is a Veteran Businessman, Life Coach and Mastermind Founder. Aaron Walker continues to inspire countless entrepreneurs with his leadership skills and his transparent and authentic life. He has owned 14 successful companies. Aaron’s purpose in life is to mentor men to be better versions of themselves. Having more than 40 years of experience in more than a dozen start-ups equips him to lead with confidence. Aaron is also the author of View From The Top, Living a Life of Success and Significance. He shares practical insight and wisdom on how you, too, can find hope and inspiration. He is also the creator of the soon to be launched "The Mastermind Playbook" to teach people how to start, run and scale their own mastermind groups. Aaron’s real life stories will challenge your thinking and motivate you to action.

It would be safe to say that Aaron Walker is a veteran entrepreneur. Having started over a dozen businesses during his four decade journey has been pretty awesome. Beginning at 18 years old and selling to a Fortune 500 company just nine years later set Aaron on an adventure of a lifetime. The secret sauce for Aaron can clearly be identified with these four attributes: grit, authenticity, determination and perseverance. The glue that holds it all together is his weekly involvement in Iron Sharpens Iron Mastermind groups. Aaron started masterminding 20 years ago with Dave Ramsey, Dan Miller and several other notable Nashvillians. Today, he spends time with his wife, two daughters and five grandchildren.

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Episode Resources:

Three Key Points:

Forming groups of people who provide accountability and support is critical for you to become the best version of yourself. You want to surround yourself with like-minded and like-hearted people because it is virtually impossible to do it alone.

Your life isn’t a trial run, we only have one shot to make the most out of it. If you’re living everyday with hatred for what you do, and you’re not adding value to other people’s lives, then it may be time to reconsider what it is that you do. Life is fragile.

If you don’t believe in yourself, then why should others believe in you? Developing a can do attitude, and develop an attitude of “I’m afraid I’m going to miss this opportunity more than the fear of failing.”

Show Notes:

3:47 - Aaron Walker talks about his journey on how he started the path of encouraging men to become better versions of themselves. Helping ordinary men become extraordinary at what they do, he shares how he almost gave up but found inspiration from his mastermind group.

6:50 - If you find it difficult to get up everyday, and it’s severely draining your energy, then Aaron suggests that you reconsider what you do.

8:02 - Having an upbringing in a poor family, Aaron was blessed with being able to sell a business he started, later in his life, to a fortune-500 company. After sharing his story of his upbringing, Aaron reveals a tragic moment when he had to call 911 for a pedestrian who was struck by his vehicle while jaywalking on the highway.

16:06 - Mastermind groups have radically and drastically changed Aaron’s life. It’s given him accountability, support, and unbiased feedback and guidance for his life. Accountability is paramount in personal growth.

18:15 - Aaron shares that his number one gift from God is encouragement. However, as he goes on to say, not everyone has that gift. That’s why having a mastermind group is critical because you can share your skills with people that don’t have them, and others can share their skills that you don’t have with you.

19:15 - Everyone has blindspots, and Aaron shares into detail about what that means, as well as shares a story of how he told someone that he's been all over the Amazon fishing, when in reality he’s only been down there twice and covered 25 miles.

22:20 - There’s a scarcity mentality and there’s an abundance mentality. Aaron reveals a story of how when you share everything, share your secret sauce, it attracts a return of abundance to your life.

26:00 - Vince has Aaron share tips and tricks and more juicy details about the Mastermind Playbook.

30:15 - Sharing his last piece of guidance, Aaron dispels the problem of how fear inabilitates people.

Imagine Miracles Resources:

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2) C.R.E.A.T.E Model: Vince's Six Steps to Creating and Living the Life that You Desire.

3) Free Chapter: From Vince's Best-selling Book Sharing the Four Things You Don't Know Keeping You From Living a Miracle Life.