Business Coaching with Aaron Walker

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In this week’s episode of The Law Practice Doctor, Sam Gaylord interviews Aaron Walker, who is a businessman and life coach that has inspired many through his leadership, mentorship, and consistent pursuit of excellence. Aaron enjoys helping others, and believes that experience is a great teacher. Thirty-six years of entrepreneurship and marriage has afforded him a wealth of experience. During the show, Sam and Aaron discuss the meaning of success, significance, empowerment, and how to choose your trusted advisors.

Main Questions Asked:

  • Who would you recommend somebody have by their side as trusted advisers to start their business venture?
  • What is a mastermind group, and how do you find them to be affective?
  • What are your suggestions for trying to get through difficult times?
  • How does somebody go about defining for themselves what success is?
  • How do you empower someone into the direction they should be going?

Key Lessons Learned:

Trusted Advisors

  • A trusted advisor is someone who doesn’t have financial interests and isn’t a family member.
  • Trusted advisors are non-biased and have nothing to lose or gain, so they will tell you the truth.


  • Success has different meanings to different people, and for many it is financial freedom and stability.
  • It is important to decide what success means to you, and don’t keep moving the bar so you can actually attain it.
  •  Success is having an engaging family and meaningful relationships.
  • Having a great, clear conscious, knowing you have treated people well and done the right thing on a daily basis.
  • Good health.
  • Meaning and purpose.
  • Being content without being complacent.
  • Having a clear sense of direction.
  • Ensuring you receive good council and a clear sense of direction.


  • This is a completely different frame of reference you need to get in that enables you to look outward rather than inward.
  • Look around and take the opportunity to invest in others.
  • Meeting the needs of others.
  • Helping others when they can’t pay you.
  • Being available to aid others when it’s not convenient to you.
  • Customer service and providing above and beyond the minimal requirements.
  • Give because you want to, not because you should.
  • Placing personal wants of yourself aside for the benefit of others.
  • Delay your own personal gratification for the greater good, whether that be your children, civic responsibility, church, or law practice.
  • Have the foresight to invest in long-term matters that will impact generations to come.
  • Engage with people by looking them straight in the eye and stop waiting for your turn to talk.
  • Most people are thinking about what they are going to say next rather than really engaging with the person in front of them.


  • Most people live their lives reactively, not proactively.
  • What are some of the things you would do for free?
  • Choose something realistic that you enjoy and can monetize.
  • A lot of people have great ideas but where they fall short is implementation.
  • If you don’t know what you want and it’s not measurable, dated, and written, then it’s just a dream.
  • Motivation is an exhaustible resource, so you need a plan instead.


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