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Isolation: The Enemy of Excellence—TDE Exclusive with Aaron Walker

Today fan favorite and a legend our community Aaron “Big A” Walker is on to have a live discussion with our members.

Aaron Walker is the president and founder of View from the Top, an Iron Sharpens Iron Mastermind group that goes beyond success to a life of significance.

Aaron talks about why isolation is the enemy of excellence and how the power of mastermind groups to accelerate our growth, success, and happiness is unrivaled. He explains why we need a community of strong men to do life with and gives us examples of how a group of trusted advisors can help us through the toughest spots in our lives.

Aaron talks about what our spouses and kids really need from us and how to show up big for them with a servant leader mindset. He also tells us how to be courageous during crisis, as well as when to lean into our tribe to survive the pitfalls and mistakes that we’re usually afraid to talk about.

“Isolation is the enemy of excellence.”—Aaron Walker

What You’ll Learn

  • Aaron had been in a mastermind every week for 21 years.
  • The biggest pain point men bring up is that they are going through life alone and have no one to help them make decisions.
  • The benefit of being in a mastermind, not just for a few months, but long-term
  • We can’t give advice to someone if we don’t know them and their story
  • A mastermind is a place to get counsel, affirmation, and encouragement
  • We also need trusted advisors who give the advice we don’t want to hear, but desperately need.
  • Sometimes we need a swift kick from people who are not afraid to tell us when we’re wrong.
  • Masterminds give us perspective. We can’t see our own blind spots.
  • Why men isolate, especially when times get tough
  • Doing the right thing is hard. We need other men to hold us accountable.
  • We have to be vulnerable to be courageous
  • A real man’s man is not a stubborn tough guy. A real man’s man is open, emotional, and ready to learn.
  • If you want people to be authentic with you, you have to let the guard down first.
  • Do things for your wife or children to be helpful, not noticed or rewarded.
  • In business—stop trying to make the sale. Instead, focus on adding more value. Then business will come naturally.
  • Becoming a servant leader in work AND at home
  • The little things we can do for our wives that will show them how much we love them
  • What men are most worried about during the coronavirus pandemic
  • The growing focus on spirituality
  • A positive mindset is not natural but must be learned.
  • Aaron’s best advice for dads who struggle with patience and empathy

“Don’t come home with a wallet full of money and a house full of strangers.”—Aaron Walker


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Guest Speakers

Dr. Meg Meeker
New York Times Bestselling Author of “Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters” and “HERO”
Anthony Trucks
Former NFL Football Player and American Ninja Warrior
Aaron Walker
Founder of View From the Top and bestselling author of “View from the Top” and coming soon “Isolation is the Enemy of Excellence.”
Dominic Quartuccio
Bestselling author of “Design Your Future.”



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The Ultimate Guide to Work/Life Balance with Aaron Walker

Episode Overview:

Aaron Walker, veteran entrepreneur and business and life coach, friend and peer of Dave Ramsey, shares his incomparable life success story as well as tips for you to live your best life. Aaron has mastered a work-life balance spanning 37 years through grit and determination.

Key Takeaways:

• Learn how to get what you really want out of life
• Discover how and why strong relationships lead to success
• Having a plan and executing upon your plan
• Successful people and the power of weekly mastermind groups.

About Aaron Walker

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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.

Get what you really want

We live in a world of “right now.” We want what we want when we want it. But this doesn’t always equate to getting what we really want in our lives. Aaron’s advice to being truly successful is being able to delay the immediate gratification of what we want “right now” for what we really want for ourselves and our family.

It’s all about relationships

No one has been successful on their own. It’s hard to let go of that control, but in order to really succeed, we need people around us to cheer us on when times get tough. Investing time into the relationships that matter most, our family and our friends, yields the greatest dividends. Think about it: you’re at the gym with your buddy. You’re bound to push out that last rep if you have someone holding you accountable!

Predetermine what you want

Dreams are great, but without a concrete plan, that’s just what they are: dreams. Goals are dreams written down with an executable plan. You’re a guy, you like a strategy. Write down what you really want. Put a completion date next to it. Follow the plan.ou accountable!

Aaron Walker’s Links

Special Link For Listeners of this Show:

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