Today’s expert guest on the Flipped Lifestyle Podcast is Aaron Walker from View From The Top (viewfromthetop.com)! Aaron has been in masterminds + relationship with some of the biggest names out there – Jay Abraham, Dan Miller, and Dave Ramsey!
Over the years Aaron has built and lead dozens + dozens of masterminds – packed with super high-achieving men and women.
In this episode you’ll learn:
- Why masterminds are the key to unlocking your potential and going to the next level
- How small masterminds can change your life and your family’s future
Years ago at a MercyMe concert Aaron Walker’s view on business would change forever – he would stumble upon masterminds because of his buddy Dave Ramsey inviting him to join Dave’s mastermind that upcoming week.
In this episode Aaron Walker walks us through the in’s and out’s of what it true means to be in a mastermind, Aaron’s own experiences, and what value masterminds bring to every area of your life!
What is a mastermind?
Your mastermind is a group of trusted advisors, your board of directors that help you excel in every area of your life. People that don’t have anything to lose or gain as a result of encouraging or challenging you. These people will throw the flag on you occasionally when you need it, edify you, point out your blind spots, point out your super powers – but also be your listening ear.
What does an efficient mastermind look like?
How do you structure your mastermind? Aaron says the key to a successful mastermind is time.
As people get to you know on a personal level – get to know your goals, your family, all of those things, it allows them to help you effectively. It takes time to understand how you work and your deepest desires (and that’s okay)!
Give it 6 months. Get the lay of the land – open up. Earn their trust over time and let them earn yours. Don’t go in with any preconceived notions.
How many hours a week should you spend with your mastermind?
Aaron says that he has found spending about an hour a week is adequate to spend with your mastermind.
For Aaron, his group consists of 10 people because even if 1 or 2 people are out there is still plenty of energy in the conversation. This help you to develop a servant mentality.
(Side note: they still get 90% attendance every single week. You can’t add value to the group if you’re not there)!
What are the 3 biggest benefits of being in a group that is meeting consistently?
Here are the 3 biggest benefits of masterminds according to Aaron:
- You don’t know what you don’t know. Aaron learns things every single week after being in mastermind in 20 years.
- Perspective. You only have one life experience – your own. You have a set geographic area, filters, all of these things. Someone else’s perspective is invaluable.
- Insight. Everyone has different relationships, introductions they can make, resources they can add.
- How do you convince your spouse masterminds are a good idea?
The first thing Aaron recommends is communication. Sit down and ask yourself, “what is my spiritual, professional, and personal development worth?” Communicate those points to your spouse.
Will this make you a better spouse? A better mom? A better dad? Will this help you grow your business significantly so you can change your family’s future?
When it is such an insignificant amount of money compared to your overall net worth – it makes it much easier to get on board. Who knows, your spouse may even get in their own mastermind too!
How can introverts be beneficial to masterminds?
Regardless of our personalities, we all want to grow. We all need encouragement. We all need feedback – we just present it differently.
Diversity within the group is what makes it beneficial. This is what brings in different perspectives! We need the difference in personality to pull things out of each other that the other needs. It is a give and take.
What do you do if you are afraid to open up to people in your group?
Just like Aaron said – we all have our own quirks. We all have our bad days and down sides. It’s okay to be hesitant to share those first. But, it’s great to be transparent about those things that way people can get to know you and help identify your struggles and help move the needle forward in all areas of your life.
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