Aaron Walker is a professional life and business coach with a strong desire to inspire others through his leadership, mentorship and persistent pursuit of excellence. As a serial entrepreneur Aaron started his first business at 18 and eventually sold it to a Fortune 500 company for more than $1 million. Since then he has built and sold 8 lucrative companies as well as led a top rated construction firm. Aaron is the president and founder of View from the Top.
Fear is missing an opportunity more than you fear failure. – Aaron Walker
Aaron believes that his faith is the core of who he is as an individual. Every moral decisions he makes comes out of that. Aaron uses LinkedIn for all his business platforms. Success Habit: Aaron is very methodical is his daily regimen: Reading scripture, praying and meditation.
Aaron’s One Idea
Aaron started working when he was 13 years old at his father’s pawn shop. He decided right then that he would go into the pawn business. When he was 18 he went into a business venture with a couple of businessmen and they were able to pay off a 10 year loan in 36 months. At 26 year old he was approached by Cash America a Fortune 500 company and he sold his business to them for over $1 million. He has built more businesses and have “retired” from his businesses since then. Now he’s happily coaching and mentoring other men to help them build their own businesses.
Currently Aaron leads a Mastermind group called Iron Sharpens Iron where he coaches men on a virtual setting 3 days a week.
To connect with Aaron Walker:
www.viewfromthetop.com/sidepreneurs for the Sidepreneurs listeners.
Aaron takes calculated risks all the time. Failing is in not trying to succeed. It’s better to fail after trying than not trying at all.
♦ 18/45/60 Rule: Don’t live your life based on what other people are thinking.
-When you’re 18, you think that everyone’s talking about you.
-At 45, you don’t care.
-When you get to 60, you realize they weren’t talking about you to begin with.
5 Moves To Start A New Business
If they were to start another business today, they would concentrate on this key factor:
- Do due diligence and interview successful people.
- Have trusted advisors who are non-biased.
- Go slow and take time to really think through it.
- Do beta tests.
- Execute in the mundainess of the business.
Essentialism by Greg McKeown
An Eagle’s View by Aaron Walker coming out at the end of 2015.