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The View from the Top podcast is a world-class podcast created for men interested in living a life of success and significance. In this weekly podcast, hosts Aaron Walker and Danny "Sunshine" Bauer interview men in the Iron Sharpens Iron Masterminds facilitated by Aaron Walker. Guests share what entrepreneurial insights and success stories from working in a mastermind. This show is for men interested in being successful businessmen, intentional husbands, and better friends. Men should come here regularly for inspiration and to get to the amazing guys at The View from the Top. Each episode is 20-30 minutes perfect for your commute, workout, and making your chores at home more enjoyable! Aaron Walker has been in a mastermind with Dave Ramsey, Dan Miller, and Ken Abraham for more than a decade and now he wants to share what he has learned with you, the listener.

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The View from the Top podcast is a world-class podcast created for men interested in living a life of success and significance. In this weekly podcast, hosts Aaron Walker and Danny "Sunshine" Bauer interview men in the Iron Sharpens Iron Masterminds facilitated by Aaron Walker. Guests share what entrepreneurial insights and success stories from working in a mastermind. This show is for men interested in being successful businessmen, intentional husbands, and better friends. Men should come here regularly for inspiration and to get to the amazing guys at The View from the Top. Each episode is 20-30 minutes perfect for your commute, workout, and making your chores at home more enjoyable! Aaron Walker has been in a mastermind with Dave Ramsey, Dan Miller, and Ken Abraham for more than a decade and now he wants to share what he has learned with you, the listener.

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The View From The Top podcast is absolutely one of the best podcast I’ve ever listen to. If you want positive change in your life this is the podcast for you. Thanks to BIG A and all his associates for all they do. Mike Benton

Excellent resource!

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Motivational and inspiring podcast, to say the least!

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35 Ratings
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34
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You have time so decide where and who you’re hanging with

By Benton0679 - Feb 27 2018
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The View From The Top podcast is absolutely one of the best podcast I’ve ever listen to. If you want positive change in your life this is the podcast for you. Thanks to BIG A and all his associates for all they do. Mike Benton

Excellent resource!

By TheExitCoach - Apr 08 2016
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Motivational and inspiring podcast, to say the least!

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The View from the Top podcast is a world-class podcast created for men interested in living a life of success and significance. In this weekly podcast, hosts Aaron Walker and Danny "Sunshine" Bauer interview men in the Iron Sharpens Iron Masterminds facilitated by Aaron Walker. Guests share what entrepreneurial insights and success stories from working in a mastermind. This show is for men interested in being successful businessmen, intentional husbands, and better friends. Men should come here regularly for inspiration and to get to the amazing guys at The View from the Top. Each episode is 20-30 minutes perfect for your commute, workout, and making your chores at home more enjoyable! Aaron Walker has been in a mastermind with Dave Ramsey, Dan Miller, and Ken Abraham for more than a decade and now he wants to share what he has learned with you, the listener.

Rank #1: How to Accomplish your Three Year Vision

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Welcome to the View from the Top podcast, Season 2.  Today I’m joined live with Aaron Walker and we’re going to talk about our live event and the come as be party we’re going to throw ...

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.

 

The Story

In The Success Principles, Jack Canfield talks about attending a Come as You’ll be Party in 1986.  Guests were encouraged to come with book covers, awards, clothes, and pictures that showed them as they would be living 5 years in advance.  At this event, Jack showed the cover of his New York Times bestselling book - that was nothing but a dream at that point.

In 1993 the first Chicken Soup for the Soul was released and Jack went on to write over 80 books.  More than 500 million Chicken Soup books have been sold—and the original has been translated into 40 languages.  Jack says that party flooded their minds with powerful images of already having achieved their aspirations.

Seneca says If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.

Habakkuk 2:2 from the Old Testament says: Write the vision down so that those who read it will run.

These quotes speak to how powerful vision is in our lives.

Come As You Will Be Live Event?

Aaron talks about having a vision and making it come to be.  You have to believe it in your mind first and then it will happen.  The theme caused members to talk in the future and envision where they would be.  

“At the time I stood up and shared my future I hadn’t even written my book and said I would have 10 masttermind groups.  It was scary. Now my book is written and we are getting ready to launch our 15th mastermind group and I am 50% greater than where I thought I would be and I am a year ahead of schedule.” - Aaron Walker

 

Mindset Change

You must work your way to it becoming real and not just perceived.  Aaron talks about what has to happen today. You must focus on the things that matter and plan. The 12 Week Year has changed the way we do things.  In Iron Sharpens Iron we have daily and weekly accountability partners that keeps us going.

“In Iron Sharpens Iron we focus on the task not the goal.” - Aaron Walker

If you could use some help getting your priorities in order, I want to welcome you to Iron Sharpens Iron mastermind. You can read all about it and fill out an application at viewfromthetop.com

In ISI we help men live lives of success and significance.

  Join Iron Sharpens Iron

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

 

Connect with Aaron

Website | Twitter | FB | LinkedIn | Instagram | Email

Check out Aaron Walker’s daily podcast, The Mastermind Blueprint available on your Amazon Echo or iTunes.

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May 01 2019

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Rank #2: Business is Going Bananas!

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This is Matt Miller’s second appearance on the podcast. If you don’t know who he is, Matt was an Air Force pilot-turned-entrepreneur, and is currently the founder of School Spirit Vending. Matt gives everyone an update on where his business is today!

Highlights from This Episode:

● How are things going with Matt’s business, School Spirit Vending?

● Where would you like to be a year from now? No, really?

● After trying to get Matt’s business off the ground for a decade, finally, things are going bananas!

● Matt got interviewed on several podcasts and promoted his landing page at the end.

● What kind of content went into Matt’s ebook?

● Matt and his company have raised $4 million dollars for schools across the country, in the last 9.5 years.

● Matt knows he has weaknesses when it comes to certain aspects of the business. This is why it’s so important to hire someone who is strong in the areas where you’re not.

● Masterminds like Iron Sharpens Iron are incredible. Feel free to reach out!

● Matt had a health scare recently.

● What kind of health changes has Matt had to make?

Resources:

Viewfromthetop.com

Global Leadership Summit

Ssvbusiness.com

Mybusinessonpurpose.com

Mar 08 2017

29mins

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Rank #3: How is the weather in your kingdom?

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Welcome to the View from the Top podcast, Season 2. In today’s show, Aaron Walker interviews Dan Cockerell on “How is the weather in your kingdom?”

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.

Dan Cockerell has held various management and executive operations roles at the Walt Disney World Resort, both in the theme parks and resort hotels, and was the sixth executive to hold the position of Vice President, Magic Kingdom since the park opened in 1971.  He earned his MBA in 2001 at the Crummer School of Business at Rollins College.Dan puts great value on spending time in the operation and frequently spent time in the park, assisting cast members and interacting with guests.  He believes that building relationships is critical for leadership success, and his approachability in the workplace is a testament to his people-first philosophy.In addition to his operational responsibilities, Dan Cockerell has been a keynote speaker for the world-renowned Disney Institute for 18 years.   He has addressed open-enrollment participants as well as attendees in customized programs including the USAA Bank, General Motors, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Army, the Southern Methodist University Business School, Porsche A.G., and United Airlines.  He also participated in the Sodexo Quality Life Worldwide Conference Panel, moderated by Arianna Huffington, in 2015.Dan provides customized, authentic presentations, focusing on leadership and management practices, drawing upon his extensive Disney career with relevant examples and inspiring storytelling.

Show Highlights:
  • Dan learned hospitality through osmosis at Marriott and Disney
  • Integrating the important aspects of Disney and bringing that to a new culture
  • Dan’s non-negotiable quality standards
  • Moving from How to Why
  • Tips for letting go at sa world-class environment like Disney
  • The key to great customer service is starting with your staff
  • Building a “guest-centric” approach
  • Where entrepreneurs are failing these days
  • Why Dan goes to the desert for vacation
  • Checking the weather in your organization
  • 3 tips to creating a positive environment in your organization

“Rest and relaxation is the key to better performance.”

-Dan Cockerell

Resources:

“If it’s in your head, that doesn’t mean your employees know it.”

-Dan Cockerell

Take Action … Next Steps from the Show

What are you going to do for yourself this week? You can’t lead at your best unless you live at your best!

If you accept this challenge send us a note on Twitter to Aaron (@vftcoach) and Danny (@alienearbud) and use the hashtag #viewfromthetop

 

Connect with Aaron

Website | Twitter | FB | LinkedIn | Instagram | Email

Check out Aaron Walker’s daily podcast, The Mastermind Blueprint available on your Amazon Echo or iTunes.

 

Join Iron Sharpens Iron

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.

Mastermind Member Spotlight

Dave Sanderson: Cultivating Personal Leadership

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Dec 12 2018

29mins

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Rank #4: 100 Episodes! Thank You for Listening!

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Thank you so much for listening and supporting the show! Today’s guest is just your host Daniel Bauer to update you on what’s to come next. This is actually going to be the last episode in season one. It’s been two years of hard work, but that does not mean it’s over. Stay tuned for season two of the podcast where we’ll be going even BIGGER!

Highlights from This Episode:
  • Thank you so much for listening!
  • This will be the last episode of Season 1.
  • Daniel shares a story about his Better Leaders and Better Schools podcast.
  • Joining Iron Sharpens Iron was the best thing Daniel did (right after getting married to his amazing wife).
  • Daniel has ten other men in his life that challenge him to be a better man.
  • What has Daniel learned over the last two years of hosting this show?
  • Always trust God.
  • Put your family first, not your business.
  • What is success really worth to you?
  • What can you expect in Season 2?

Resources:

ViewfromtheTop.comBetterleadersbetterschools.com

One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do, by Phil Cooke

Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time, by Rory Vaden

Feb 15 2018

17mins

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Rank #5: Average is just as close to the bottom as it is the top

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Welcome to the View from the Top podcast, Season 2.  In this short, but mighty, throwback episode, Aaron shares an inspirational talk he gave in 2017. In that talk, he discusses the danger of accepting an average goals for your life. As Aaron shared in the talk, successful people like Justin Constantine, are heroes because their goals were bigger than their excuses. 

 

What’s Covered in this Episode
  • Why it’s important to reflect on your goals last year and why you need bigger goals NOW
  • The important thing Michael Phelps did that made him a champion
  • The powerful quote that brought a tear to Aaron’s eyes
  • Three resources that you can use right now to help you plan and live a better life

 

Key Quote to Think About 

“Start saying “I am a hero. I am a champion.’

 

Key Questions to Think About
  1. What did you achieve in 2018?
  2. What do you want achieve in 2019?
  3. What’s holding you back from achieving what you want to in 2019?

 

Resources to Check Out

The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle

Personal Assessment from View from the Top

What Do I Want from View from the Top

Steps to a Productive Day from View from the Top

Justin Constantine on TEDx

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.

 

Join Iron Sharpens Iron

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

  Connect with Aaron

Website | Twitter | FB | LinkedIn | Instagram | Email 

Check out Aaron Walker’s daily podcast, The Mastermind Blueprint available on your Amazon Echo or iTunes.

Copyright © 2019 View from the Top

Jun 26 2019

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Rank #6: Three Reasons You’re Not Completing Your Task

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Welcome to the View from the Top podcast, Season 2. In today’s show, Aaron Walker discusses “Three Reasons You’re Not Completing Your Task.”

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.

 

Show Highlights:
  • We’re making goals too hard
  • We’re taking on too many goals at once
  • What Aaron has done that has helped him be a success
  • Get people around you - get accountability!
  • Write it down
  • Focus on lead indicators
Resources:
  • The 12 Week Year
  • The One Thing

 

Take Action … Next Steps from the Show

Pick a personal goal and consider what the lead indicators will be that will get you to your lag result. Measure your progress daily … remember “Don’t Break the Chain!”

If you accept this challenge send us a note on Twitter to Aaron (@vftcoach) and Danny (@alienearbud) and use the hashtag #viewfromthetop

 

Connect with Aaron

Website | Twitter | FB | LinkedIn | Instagram | Email

Check out Aaron Walker’s daily podcast, The Mastermind Blueprint available on your Amazon Echo or iTunes.

 

Join Iron Sharpens Iron

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.

Mastermind Member Spotlight

Greg Gray - Leadership Development & Business Coaching

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Sep 19 2018

11mins

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Rank #7: Stop Hiding and Be Vulnerable

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Welcome to the View from the Top podcast, Season 2.  Up next you can hear Daniel Bauer interview Aaron Walker as they discuss vulnerability.

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.

 

The Foundation

Aaron talks about how authenticity is the foundation of what they are building at Iron Sharpens Iron. Aaron says it is important to be vulnerable and transparent, because it allows you to overcome the difficulties in our lives. He also says getting up in front of people and being transparent is encouraging and inspiring to them. This can build a cycle of transparency and authenticity that benefits everyone involved.

“The more you are transparent with people, it gives them permission to be transparent with you, and now we have an authentic conversation.” -Aaron Walker

 

Personal Bias

Aaron says by telling the truth, people can spare others of the challenges that they have faced. People also have a tough time seeing their own flaws, and having others being honest with you and your flaws can lead to great changes. He uses the duct tape activity as an example. One person sits in the middle with duct tape on their mouth so they cannot speak, while the group around them gives their honest opinion on things they can improve. The more people that share the same view on someone can change how they view themselves and their flaws, and this ultimately helps people work on their flaws.

“The more people share in those groups and the more they are honest with the people that are participating, the more it helps them.” -Aaron Walker

 

The Reasons People Hide

Aaron talks about the reasons that people are not transparent. He says the main reason is because of trust. If people are not sure if they can trust you, they usually won’t be fully transparent. Aaron stresses how important it is to be a trustworthy person, and to be confidential when someone tells you their story. Aaron also says there has to be a good time and place to be vulnerable. This is not small talk, this can’t be something that gets brought up at the dinner table.

“I highly recommend that you don't form a new relationship and air all of your dirty laundry immediately, people have to earn the respect to share at this intimate level we are referring to.” -Aaron Walker

  Join Iron Sharpens Iron

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

  Connect with Aaron

Website | Twitter | FB | LinkedIn | Instagram | Email

Check out Aaron Walker’s daily podcast, The Mastermind Blueprint available on your Amazon Echo or iTunes.

Copyright © 2019 View from the Top

Jun 05 2019

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Rank #8: Expect Nothing From Anyone And Youll Never Be Disappointed

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Welcome to the View from the Top podcast, Season 2. Today, Aaron Walker and Danny “Sunshine” Bauer discuss expectations. We hope you enjoy today’s show. All the highlights, resources, and next steps can be found below. Listen to the full episode here and learn more at viewfromthetop.com

Show Highlights:
  • Every day isn’t necessarily great, and that’s okay ...
  • How expectations can mess up our quality of life
  • What Tony Dungy taught Big A about expectations
  • How often do you focus on what you can control vs other people’s behavior?
  • Should we really have low expectations
Resources:   Take Action … Next Steps from the Show

Right before your next business meeting or high stakes convo with your partner, I want you to do two things for me:

Pause 15-30 mins before the next important meeting or conversation

And answer these questions:
  • What expectations do I have for this event or have I placed on this other person?
  • What expectations might they be coming to this event with?
  • Are these expectations fair? How might this play out if I set aside my expectations and instead engage in a curious way?
  • What is in my power to control during this event? What do I need to take ownership of?

If you accept this challenge send us a note on Twitter to Aaron (@vftcoach) and Danny (@alienearbud) and use the hashtag #viewfromthetop

 

Connect with Aaron

Website | Twitter | FB | LinkedIn | Instagram | Email

Check out Aaron Walker’s daily podcast, The Mastermind Blueprint available on your Amazon Echo or iTunes.

 

Join Iron Sharpens Iron

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.

Mastermind Member Spotlight

Ryan Claterbaugh -- Owner of Mr Mister Mosquito Control

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Nov 28 2018

10mins

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Rank #9: God is Your CEO

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Chris O'Byrne is the owner of JetLaunch, a book designing service where you can get your entire book cover designed in one month or less. Chris is also the father of a newborn child, despite having 4 grown children and 7 grandchildren, at the age of 52. As you can imagine, his life has become quite busy with a new child in the family!

Highlights from This Episode:

● When was the last time Chris experienced joy?

● What was going through Chris’s mind, that he was about to bring a new daughter, Grace, into the world?

● Chris has 7 grandkids. He can’t believe he’s having another child at 52!

● What do people consistently ask Chris for help doing?

● How did Chris get into starting his company, Jetlaunch?

● What is Chris currently obsessed with?

● How did Chris begin to find a project developer?

● What kinds of routines does Chris have that help him to be successful?

● How does Chris incorporate his faith into his business?

● God is the reason why the business is successful.

Resources:

Viewfromthetop.com

Global Leadership Summit

Jetlaunch.net

Mar 15 2017

18mins

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Rank #10: Why You should Leave Some Relationships

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Welcome to the View from the Top podcast, Season 2.  It’s never easy to end a relationship, but that’s even harder to do when that relationship is a family member.  In today’s episode Aaron Walker is going to share a story about a domineering mom that was driving her son and daughter-in-law nuts while causing chaos to reign in the family.

If you struggle with some boundaries with family members than this episode is for you.

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.

 

Confronting My Mom

Aaron shares a story about a man who is really struggling with his mother and how she is driving the family crazy.  He knows if he goes to her it will cause division in the family and cause stress, but the man just can’t take it anymore.  The mother does help with a number of things making it even more difficult.

“So his mastermind members kind of got around him virtually speaking and said you’ve got to confront her and he didn’t want to do it.  He said he’s been dealing with it for 16 years and she was difficult as a teenager and young man and I just know how my mom is. But you are going to have to deal with her if you want any sense of peace in your own family.” - Aaron Walker

 

Deal With It

Aaron encourages you to deal with those relationships today that need to be dealt with even if they are family members.  Do not allow them to rule or dictate your life. By allowing this you are affecting generations to come negatively.

“You can’t let somebody steal your joy and you can’t all them to dictate what is going to transpire in your life.” - Aaron Walker

Challenge

Go to that person in prayer, never in anger so you can restore that relationship.  Get people around you that hold you up and encourage you. Find people who are going to tell you the truth and look out for your well-being.  Take the courage to deal with the relationship. Form strong boundaries, even with family members.

“Small minds talk about people, great minds talk about ideas.” - Aaron Walker

  Join Iron Sharpens Iron

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

  Connect with Aaron

Website | Twitter | FB | LinkedIn | Instagram | Email

Check out Aaron Walker’s daily podcast, The Mastermind Blueprint available on your Amazon Echo or iTunes.

Copyright © 2019 View from the Top

Apr 17 2019

7mins

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Rank #11: How to Live without Upper Limits

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Welcome to the View from the Top podcast, Season 2. Today, Aaron Walker and Danny “Sunshine” Bauer discuss “How to live without upper limits.” Recently in Iron Sharpens Iron the men read The Big Leap which inspired the content of this episode.

We hope you enjoy today’s show. All the highlights, resources, and next steps can be found below. Listen to the full episode here and learn more at viewfromthetop.com

  • Push through those upper limit challenges
  • Be involved in community
  • Show gratitude to those who invest in you
  • Have a mindset to live a life of abundance and a life without limits
  • Focus on right now, today, this minute, this hour
  • Advice for those dealing with worry, criticism and arguments
  • Eliminating distractions
  • Invest in personal development
Resources:

 

Take Action … Next Steps from the Show

Invite constructive criticism into your life and have your colleagues tell you what your superpowers are.  Have them tell you what your blind spots are. This will help uncover what your upper limit challenges are so your colleagues can push you to be a better man.

If you accept this challenge send us a note on Twitter to Aaron (@vftcoach) and Danny (@alienearbud) and use the hashtag #viewfromthetop

 

Connect with Aaron

Website | Twitter | FB | LinkedIn | Instagram | Email

Check out Aaron Walker’s daily podcast, The Mastermind Blueprint available on your Amazon Echo or iTunes.

  Join Iron Sharpens Iron

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.

  Mastermind Member Spotlight

Curt Stowers is the founder of F5 Financial and has managed over $100M in portfolio assets and developed/administered financial plans for over 50 families in Naperville and the surrounding area.  Curt’s goal as a financial planner is to ensure that families, corporate executives, and entrepreneurs have a comprehensive financial plan in place to reach their life goals.

Curt is a man of integrity and has a great moral compass.

Reach out to Curt at curt.stowers@f5fp.com.  To learn more, visit F5 Financial’s website at  f5fp.com.

Copyright © 2018 View from the Top

Dec 05 2018

23mins

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Rank #12: Show up and Keep Moving Forward

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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!

Resources:

ViewfromtheTop.comMybusinessonpurpose.com

Fourstepstobusinessfreedom.com

Dannysunshine.com/foursteps

Jan 31 2018

25mins

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Rank #13: Season 2 Episode 25: This is Love

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Welcome to the View from the Top podcast, Season 2. In today’s show Aaron Walker throws a curve to Danny “Sunshine” Bauer by improvising without Danny knowing.  Aaron wants to talk to his listeners from the heart and this was recorded on Valentine’s Day thus the importance of his message.

Robin and I are celebrating our 41st Valentine together and I’m only 58.  We have had our ups and downs over the course of our marriage and it will be 39 years.” - Aaron Walker

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.

 

What is Love

Aaron says that through his marriage with Robin, they have grown the most over the last 39 years when going through difficult times.  They peel back the onion and figure out what is left. What really matters. Aaron shares a story about a friend that struggles in his marriage from an event that happened many years ago with his wife.  The friend has sort of forgiven his wife but it continues to come up and it’s all about him. Aaron told him to apologize to his wife and tell her that he was setting her free so they could move forward in their lives.  He demonstrated love to his wife during this time.

“Dude, you are a jerk!  Do you realize you have your wife in prison?  She has said she is sorry, she has repented, GOD has forgiven her. ” - Aaron Walker

 

Unpacking-This is Love

How do you have a significant life and live through these types of events in your life?  Danny challenges listeners by asking if they have are surrounded by a group of men that they can confide in to garner authentic advice.  

“He shared his heart to you, he poured it out for an hour right?  And in that very vulnerable authentic moment because you all have such relational capital built up you're able to not necessarily give him what he wants to hear but what he needs to hear  ” - Danny “Sunshine” Bauer

“You know that is what we all need in our lives.  I’m so glad Sunshine you pointed that out because when we’re alone, I always talk about isolation is the enemy to excellence, it’s so true in every area of our life personally and professionally, we’ve got to have guys around us that when we drop that veil that we have the facade eliminated in our lives and go I’m hurting.”  Aaron Walker

Danny shares with the listeners and with Aaron that something that resonated with him in the story is how this man is going to turn the corner.  The advice Big A gave is not natural and the advice given was on point. How do you help someone open up his hand and let it go.

“I even wrote about that in my book View From The Top and I wrote in their that bitterness is it’s own prison.  I mean really you are holding yourself captive, you are not letting yourself be free.”  Aaron Walker

Listen to this episode to help unpack what it takes to love.  Danny and Aaron take you on a journey to help you lead a life of significance and success.

 

Live a Life of Success

Aaron encourages you to not lie to yourself and to get people around you to help unpack it.  Be honest and vulnerable and open up. Life is fragile, we are not guaranteed today of tomorrow.  Have not regrets!

“I just want to encourage you guys today, if there is something that you are dealing with, whatever it is whether it be financial, relational, whether it is somebody you need to forgive or somebody you need to let go, whatever that thing is, it is going to cloud your vision.  Everything that you do is going to be ran through that filter if you don’t relinquish it.”  Aaron Walker

 

Take Action … Next Steps from the Show

Today’s Challenge: Tomorrow is not guaranteed-Reflect on this:  There is a study that has been done on the top regrets of the dying.  Here are the top 5:

  • I wish I had the courage to live a life true to myself not the life others expected of me.

  • I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.

  • I wish I had the courage to express my feelings.

  • I wish I would have stayed in touch with my friends.

  • I wish I would have let myself be happier.

Meditate on these, pray and reflect on these top 5 regrets.

If you accept this challenge send us a note on Twitter to Aaron (@vftcoach) and Danny (@alienearbud) and use the hashtag #viewfromthetop

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

 

Connect with Aaron

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Check out Aaron Walker’s daily podcast, The Mastermind Blueprint available on your Amazon Echo or iTunes.

  Join Iron Sharpens Iron

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.

Copyright © 2019 View from the Top

Feb 20 2019

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Rank #14: I'm Stuck and I Don't Know What to Do

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Welcome to the View from the Top podcast, Season 2. Today, Aaron Walker discusses I’m stuck and I don’t know what to do.  We will go on a journey with Aaron while he is earning his pilot's license. We hope you enjoy the podcast. All the highlights, resources, and next steps can be found below. Listen to the full episode and learn more at viewfromthetop.com.

 

Getting Stuck

Aaron wanted to learn how to fly and started lessons.  They started to do full power stalls which causes it to break left.  Aaron let go of the throttle and grabbed the yoke which caused the plane to stall.  His instructor told him not to let go but Aaron did on the next stall. At this point the plane quits and Aaron was stuck.  The airplane would not start; the instructor had cut the fuel selector switch off to prove a point. They ended up trying to make an emergency landing on a golf course but the instructor pointed it straight done and ended up getting it started.

I said that thing would have worked a lot better if I hadn’t have been stuck and you would have told me what to do before we did the full power stalls I wouldn’t have been quite as nervous.” - Aaron Walker

 

4 Steps to Getting Yourself Unstuck
  1. When we get stuck we need better instruction- surround yourself with people who have the answers.  “Get trusted advisors around you; be vulnerable, be transparent, be willing to say I don’t know and that will help you get unstuck.” - Aaron Walker
  2. We try to get back where we were at.  Find a place that is even better. Strive to go forward and not back. Stop comparisons and change your mindset.
  3. Don’t compare yourself to your colleagues, friends or family.  You will always feel like you don’t measure up if you continue to compare yourself.  Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle or end. You will remain stuck.
  4. You’re trying to prove something to somebody; maybe it’s yourself, maybe it’s your dad, maybe it’s a brother, maybe it’s somebody you need to prove yourself to.  It gets you stuck. Stop doing that.  You don’t have to prove yourself to anyone.” - Aaron Walker
  Take Action … Next Steps from the Show

Today’s challenge is to get connected.  The number one enemy of excellence is isolation.  Danny encourages you to be a part of the Iron Sharpens Iron mastermind that he has been a part of for the last three years.  This has been the secret to Danny’s success.

  Join Iron Sharpens Iron

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.

If you accept this challenge send us a note on Twitter to Aaron (@vftcoach) and Danny (@alienearbud) and use the hashtag #viewfromthetop

  Connect with Aaron

Website | Twitter | FB | LinkedIn | Instagram | Email

Check out Aaron Walker’s daily podcast, The Mastermind Blueprint available on your Amazon Echo or iTunes.

Learn how to live a life of success and significance at viewfromthetop.com

Copyright © 2018 View from the Top

Jan 16 2019

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Rank #15: God Makes Your Seeds Grow

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Matt Miller is back for another amazing podcast episode! If you don’t know who he is, you can listen to Matt’s two interviews over on episodes 4 and 51. Today’s show focuses on Matt’s new podcast, Sowing Seeds, and why you should be planting seeds for God.

Highlights from This Episode:
  • What is the Sowing Seeds podcast about?
  • Aaron Walker challenged Matt to write a book.
  • What does the idea of ‘sowing seeds’ really mean to Matt?
  • Matt became a gardener 10 years ago and has learned some important lessons about growing seed.
  • God wants you to just do your part. Trying to take on the burdens of the world is too much for our shoulders.
  • Matt had a heart attack a little over a year ago at 49 years old.
  • How does Matt have such a positive outlook on having a heart attack?
  • What would success look like for the Sowing Seeds podcast?
  • In the next year-and-a-half, Matt and his wife will be empty nesters. There’s still a ton of work to do!
  • Matt highly recommends Gary V’s podcast.

Resources:

ViewfromtheTop.com

Ssvbusiness.com

Sowingseed.net

Episode 004 — Matt Miller

Garyvaynerchuk.com

Jan 04 2018

32mins

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Rank #16: Can You Maintain A Sense Of Character & Integrity While Competing?

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Welcome to the View from the Top podcast, Season 2. In today’s podcast Aaron talks about two colleagues. One of them Dave was a trusted friend for years. The other Bob -- used to be a competitor and turned a friend. In addition to an abundant versus scarcity mindset, listeners will be reminded of the importance of relationships.

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.

Competitors and Friends

Aaron talks about his business partner David and their competitor Bob.  One might think they would be at odds but over the years, Aaron found Bob to be a very honest man.  Aaron calls him a friend to this day.

Danny discusses the idea of playing a finite game where there are clear winners and losers. Aaron usually calls this game one of scarcity.  When you play a finite game you can’t win unless your opponent loses.  But the real game you need to play is infinite. This is the game of abundance. In an infinite game, everyone can win.

“During an infinite game there is no real start and finish no clear winners and losers.” - Danny Sunshine Bauer

Encourage Others

If you are struggling for ways to encourage and uplift others here are a few ideas:

  • If you have a podcast, blog, or vlog -- promote your friends and competitors and what they do
  • Share their work generously via social media and or email
  • Write a referral on LinkedIn

All these steps will take less than 15 minutes, but the ROI is priceless.

In Summary

In this episode, the point is how Aaron is playing an infinite game.  Danny says that Aaron has taught him that relationships are key to success and to do positive unexpected things for others frequently.

“In some respects there is no direct benefit for Aaron plugging Dave and Bob’s businesses. There are no affiliate deals. He doesn’t get a finder’s fee for someone that does business with them.  So why do it? Because it’s uplifting. It’s encouraging. It’s good for relationships and it’s good for business.” - Danny Sunshine Bauer

Given two people in your community:

  • One that selflessly promotes others and shares referrals
  • Or the guy who has to “crush” the competition on his way to being #1

Who would you rather work with?

And that’s why Big A has experienced so much success in his life.

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

 

Connect with Aaron

Website | Twitter | FB | LinkedIn | Instagram | Email

Check out Aaron Walker’s daily podcast, The Mastermind Blueprint available on your Amazon Echo or iTunes.

  Join Iron Sharpens Iron

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.

Copyright © 2019 View from the Top

Apr 03 2019

5mins

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Rank #17: Forget Balance; Create Harmony, Instead

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Tom Rubens is an Entrepreneur, Author, and Business Coach. Tom is all about creating a harmonious culture. In fact, he says to forget about balance because it naturally implies conflict. When you strive to create harmony, you create peace within yourself.

 

Highlights from This Episode:
  • How do you create a harmonious business culture?
  • People often want to strive for work/life balance, but balance, by its definition, implies conflict.
  • All relationships have blind spots, and we need someone to help us see them.
  • How can we engage in a conversation that is about our blind spots?
  • What did Tom learn about himself when he was writing his book, Lifeness?
  • How did Tom’s son know tomorrow was going to be a great day?
  • You can always set the intention of how your day is going to go the day before.
  • Why did Tom decide to start his own business?
  • So many people are great at helping others, but they’re absolutely awful at marketing/selling themselves.
  • Why did Tom join Iron Sharpens Iron and what kinds of benefits has he seen so far?

Resources:

ViewfromtheTop.com

TomRubens.com

Jan 17 2018

30mins

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Rank #18: Creating World Class Customer Service with Lee Cockerell

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Welcome to the View from the Top podcast, Season 2. In today’s show, Aaron Walker interviews Lee Cockerel on the topic of creating world class customer service.

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.

Lee Cockerell is the former Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World® Resort. “As the Senior Operating Executive for ten years Lee led a team of 40,000 Cast Members and was responsible for the operations of 20 resort hotels, 4 theme parks, 2 water parks, a shopping & entertainment village and the ESPN sports and recreation complex in addition to the ancillary operations which supported the number one vacation destination in the world.”One of Lee’s major and lasting legacies was the creation of Disney Great Leader Strategies which was used to train and develop the 7000 leaders at Walt Disney World. Lee has held various executive positions in the hospitality and entertainment business with Hilton Hotels for 8 years and the Marriott Corporation for 17 years before joining Disney in 1990 to open the Disneyland Paris project.Lee has served as Chairman of the Board of Heart of Florida United Way, the Board of Trustees for The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), the board of the Production and Operations Management Society and the board of Reptilia a Canadian attractions and entertainment company. In 2005 Governor Bush appointed Lee to the Governor’s Commission on Volunteerism and Public Service for the state of Florida where he served as Chairman of the Board.He is now dedicating his time to public speaking, authoring a book on leadership, management and service excellence titled, Creating Magic…10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney. which is now available in 13 languages and his latest book, The Customer Rules…The 39 Essential Rules for Delivering Sensational Service. Lee also performs leadership and service excellence workshops and consulting for organizations around the world as well as for the Disney Institute.Lee and his wife Priscilla live in Orlando Florida.

  Show Highlights:
  • Lee’s challenging upbringing and how he ended up at Disney
  • How to double your salary and get fired in 90 days
  • Lee’s point of view on customer service and how he developed it
  • How Lee’s work experience prepared him to lead at Disney
  • Three steps to creating world class customer service
  • The one question Lee asked before making every decision at Disney
  • What Lee considered his hardest part of the job
  • Do you experience your product/service like your customers do?
  • Lee’s fitness journey and what it’s like to be in the “O-Zone”
  • Do this to get rid of regret, wishing, and hoping
  • Consider your circle of friends. Do you need to quit hanging out with anyone?
  • Do people trust you?

“You find out who your real friends are when you’re unemployed.”

-Lee Cockerell

  Resources:

“Being nice only goes so far, you have to deliver.”

-Lee Cockerell

  Take Action … Next Steps from the Show

Experience your product or service like one of your clients. Try to see your business through their eyes. Are you creating the experience you wish your customers would have?

After visiting your website, buying a product, or if you have a physical business - experiencing the actual location and staff share you ONE TAKEAWAY with me and Aaron on Twitter..

If you accept this challenge send us a note on Twitter to Aaron (@vftcoach) and Danny (@alienearbud) and use the hashtag #viewfromthetop

Connect with Aaron

Website | Twitter | FB | LinkedIn | Instagram | Email

Check out Aaron Walker’s daily podcast, The Mastermind Blueprint available on your Amazon Echo or iTunes.

  Join Iron Sharpens Iron

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.

  Mastermind Member Spotlight

Danny Bauer - build your vision and get liberated from the chaos of operating your small biz!

Copyright © 2018 View from the Top

Nov 07 2018

29mins

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Rank #19: Five Resources That Will Change Your Life

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Welcome to the View from the Top podcast, Season 2. In today’s show Aaron Walker shares a heart tugging story about a woman and her colleague and the choices they made on Sept 11.

At the core of the story is this question -- What are you delaying on that there is warning signs that you’re not dealing with?

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.

 

Something Wasn’t Right

Aaron shares a story by Sean Coen in the story grid about a lady on the 96th floor during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks who could feel a heat wave kind of come through the glass.  She knew something wasn’t right so she grabbed one of her co-workers and headed toward the exit. The co-worker decided that she needed to go back and get the pictures of her children and family.  That was her fatal mistake because as she went back, the second tower was hit by another airplane and everyone on that floor lost their life.

What are you delaying on right now that you know there are warning signs and you are not dealing with?” - Aaron Walker

 

5 Books That Have Changed My Life

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck

We need to have a growth mindset not a fixed mindset.  We need to think about the way we are approaching life.” - Aaron Walker

Essentialism by Greg McKeown

We need to narrow our focus down.  It helps us to be an inch wide instead of a mile wide and an inch deep.  We focus on the things that are important in our lives.” - Aaron Walker

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

It is a must read!This book teaches you to listen to other people and how to talk to them.” - Aaron Walker

12 Week Year by Brian Moran

Brian Moran teaches us how to intentionally focus.  Having an annual goal is sometimes difficult.” - Aaron Walker

NIV, Foundation Study Bible by Zondervan

We need to read a book that helps us with our moral compass, how to be men of character and integrity.” - Aaron Walker

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks

If you will read this book, it will help you to overcome those upper limit challenges.” - Aaron Walker

Live a Life of Success

Aaron encourages you to live a life of success and not worry about what others think. Pay attention to the warning signs and act on them.  Be proactive in your approach.

These 5 books you can read in the next 60 days.  You need to read the bible daily.” - Aaron Walker

Take Action … Next Steps from the Show

So that is Today’s Challenge: I want you to reflect right after this episode and generate a list of things you know you have been putting off. Don’t evaluate why you have been putting these things off, just identify those tasks. If you can get them done in 5 minutes or less, do them right away. If they’ll take a bit longer to execute. Put a plan in place. Establish a date when you will knock out those items.

And did you know that you are much more likely to accomplish those tasks that you tell people about in public? Don’t keep your to-do list a secret. Send a tweet to me @alien … and Aaron @VFTCoach

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

Links to Books:

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck

Essentialism by Greg McKeown

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

12 Week Year by Brian Moran

NIV, Foundation Study Bible by Zondervan

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks

Connect with Aaron

Website | Twitter | FB | LinkedIn | Instagram | Email

Check out Aaron Walker’s daily podcast, The Mastermind Blueprint available on your Amazon Echo or iTunes.

  Join Iron Sharpens Iron

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.

Copyright © 2018 View from the Top

Jan 30 2019

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Rank #20: Relationships and People Are What Matter

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Joel Hawbaker is a family man and father of 5 kids. He has been an IT consultant for the last 15 years and recently moved from Chicago to Tennessee. Joel discusses why he made the move, how his faith impacts his life, and so much more, on this week’s show!

Highlights from This Episode:

  • ● When was the last time Joel experienced joy?
  • ● Why did Joel move from Chicago to Tennessee?
  • ● What does Joel like about Tennessee so far?
  • ● What do people consistently ask Joel for help with?
  • ● What is Joel currently obsessed with?
  • ● Why did Joel start his IT consulting business?
  • ● How does Joel’s faith transfer over into his professional life?
  • ● Why did Joel join Iron Sharpens Iron?
  • ● Joel shares some of his tips on how he has a healthy relationship with his wife.
  • ● Remember, at the end of the day, people matter!
  • Resources:
  • ViewfromtheTop.com
  • Epic-iav.com
  • Joel on LinkedIn
  • Email Joel: joel@epic-iav.com
  • Call Joel: 630-217-9337

Nov 29 2017

19mins

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