Aaron Walker: How To Go From Success To Significance

Chatting With Champions Podcast Interview #100. Tyler Basu and Aaron Walker “How To Go From Success To Significance”

Aaron Walker | How To Go From Success To Significance | Chatting With ChampionsAaron Walker is, without question, a veteran entrepreneur. He started his first business at age 18, which he sold to a Fortune 500 company nine short years later. Unwilling to rest on past success alone, Aaron has started, bought, and sold eight successful companies over the past 36 years. He has also enjoyed a 35-year marriage with his beautiful wife, Robin.

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. 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.

Visit Aaron’s website: www.viewfromthetop.com

Topics discussed in this interview:

  • How Aaron got started in business & why he decided to become an entrepreneur
  • An overview of his journey as an entrepreneur
  • Selling his business to a Fortune 500 company at the age of 27
  • Why he shifted his focus from achieving success to achieving significance
  • How to incorporate significance into your business ventures
  • The power of mastermind groups
  • Challenges entrepreneurs face and how to overcome them
  • Specific habits and activities that are key to his success
  • Action steps for entrepreneurs who want to go from success to significance

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For free access to additional tools and resources including Aaron’s Personal Assessment and Productivity Worksheets visit www.viewfromthetop.com/champion


Key quotes:

  • You’ve got to have meaning. You’ve got to have purpose. You’ve got to have a reason to get up.
  • If you don’t have a reason to get out of bed every day, if you don’t have something to build, to grow, to inspire you, to help others, you get bored pretty quick.
  • We can be content in every situation that we’re in, because we choose to be happy. It’s a choice not a trait. But I don’t want you to be complacent. I want you to be able to go forward, move the needle, continue on but enjoy the now.
  • Don’t wait for a tragic event to happen in your life before you evaluate your life.
  • We’re not created to be islands, we’re created to be in communities. It’s not all about us, it’s about others.
  • If you win at work, but you lose at home, at the end of the day that is ultimately the greatest sacrifice of all. You can get another job, you can’t get another family.
  • I want you to have success and significance. I don’t want you to feel like it’s either or, because you can have both.