By The Ultimate Hack For Small Business Success - with Aaron Young
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Welcome to The Look Out podcast where you will find "The Ultimate Hack For Small Business Success". Your host Aaron Young is co-owner, chairman and CEO of Laughlin Associates. With over 100,000 clients, Aaron has observed on a massive scale what works and what doesn’t. For 25 years Aaron has been arming entrepreneurs with the tools and education that they need to succeed in business. Aaron can do the same for you.
||Action Expresses Priorities||When we get so busy chasing the dollar, priorities get misconstrued and before we know it, our actions speak louder than words on an unhappy life. Sometimes we have to realize that in order to be successful, it needs to be holistic, not balanced,||6/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Striking a Bargain With Life||Something that many of us struggle with is being willing to embark on ambition when we feel like the stage we are in life prevents us from reaping the full benefit of a goal. Aaron sets the record straight pretty quick that no matter what...||5/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Pride Goeth Before the Fall||When you learn how to ask the right question, you are able to move forward with wisdom. “Knowledge is like someone giving you a gold coin.” – Aaron Young’s father We just don’t know what we don’t know. It’s a given that no matter how...||5/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Mentors Make Magic||Think of the person that has inspired you in something to go beyond what you thought possible. Mentors, especially the really good ones, bring out our inner strength as they guide us to achieve our own limitless potential.||5/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Discovering a Scary New Vantage Point||Have you ever gone on a drive or walk just for the sake of discovering something new? What happened? While taking a scenic drive with his sweetheart along a scenic byway in Oregon, Aaron came to the realization that some of the most beautiful things...||4/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Take Unapologetic Actions to Reach Your Dreams (Take the Risk)||What inspires you? What motivates you enough to take action in order to achieve your dreams? Aaron’s inspiration in today’s podcast takes the shape of a heavenly prospect of the Cascade Range which taught him that no even when unsure about how to ac||4/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Agony and the Ecstasy of Finishing||The road to success very rarely resembles a smooth, straight path. Too often it is pocked with twists and turns, hills and detours. Parts that were once clear become overgrown, while other parts that appeared blocked become open.||4/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Reach for the Unreachable and Claim Your Prize||When we work hard, we deserve to claim our prize. During high school Aaron was already showing his talent in business and entrepreneurship by thinking outside of the box through selling tickets for a school activity where a prize for the most ticke||3/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||The One Thing||Today Aaron likens whale watching to finding focus in the business world. While describing his family’s getaway retreat home on the Oregon Coast, Aaron likens the ocean to all of the thousands of things that grab our attention in the business world,||3/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Get Tough and Get It Done!||There is always something in life that can be likened to a farm experience, especially if told by a storyteller such as Aaron. As only Aaron can, he artfully blends the experience of a friend facing the dreaded job all owners have to go through...||3/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Courage to Quit||Sometimes it’s scary to be an entrepreneur. It’s hard to find the sweet spot to engage with people and build a successful business around that, and sometimes there comes a point when throwing in the towel on a venture is the best foot forward; but||3/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Meaningful Synchronicity||What is failure? Is it the end of something or the beginning of something else? Things that we’re doing now that seem insignificant may become something bigger later on. Can we create a success from a seemingly failure of a situation simply by thinki||3/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Toughest Row to Hoe||Ever the storyteller, Aaron has a specific tipping story that has helped shaped many of the other aspects of what it takes to have decades worth of business under his belt, but this isn’t an easy topic for Aaron to share. Living the American Dream...||3/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Business Wisdom from Baby Goats||Sometimes the most unlikely places will teach us the most important lessons. Such was the case for Aaron with his baby goats. While looking at the farm life outside of his window on today’s podcast, Aaron reflects about the expectation the nanny g||3/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Stay curious. Change your life||Aaron owns things and has found tremendous success in said ownership. After talking with a young entrepreneur about owning different companies, Laughlin Assoc came up. Back in the 1990s, Lee and Aaron purchased another company in Nevada and as it gre||2/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Wizard Academy-Make Your Business Magical!||Have you ever encountered someone with such a knack for business that it seems magical? You may not be too far off. It requires a lot of creativity to pull off something that first started as a visualization.||2/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Managing from Afar-Pilot Story||True or False? To effectively manage a business, you must be right there overseeing it all otherwise it will fall apart. After all, you’re the one in charge right? False. Trust in others’ to complete and even exemplify their role is key to running a||2/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Opening Doors, Becoming Worthy||Sometimes the only person standing in your way for success is yourself. Do you have the audacity to move our of your way? To get past the gatekeepers and through the doors of barriers, Aaron has some steps to consider as you advance confidently in...||2/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Thoreau’s Guide to Recycling||As a freshman in college (incidentally the ONLY year Aaron was in college!) he was short on funds for Christmas gifts, so he looked into ways to make money. This recycling business and Thoreau quote taught Aaron an incredible lesson that lead him into||2/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||A Lesson on Quality from Silver Spurs and Elko||What lessons do we learn to understand the importance of quantity over quality, being honest with what our strengths and weaknesses are, and how to become successful once this discovery is made? For Aaron, the answer was in a pair of spurs.||2/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Taking flight instead of standing in line||Have you ever traveled off of the beaten path and decided to create a new one? What happened? While in Nassau, Bahamas, Aaron wanted to go beyond the touristy places and went to a bat cave. Within a few steps he was in this natural...||2/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Going behind the scenes in museums and restaurants is not what you would expect||Have you ever been behind the scenes of something that appeared so perfect and fluent only to discover that a lot of chaos occurs behind or below the scenes to make that appearance flow? Such was the case for Aaron while visiting the underbelly of...||1/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Take a leap of faith in order to conquer your fears||Falling, especially if done voluntarily like bungee jumping or rappelling off of the side of a cliff, is a lot like purchasing real estate. It takes courage and will cause you to see things from a completely different perspective!||1/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||When life gives you lemons take a huge bite!||Have you ever eaten a lemon, expecting it to be the typical tart and instead bite into something sweet? For Aaron, it was an explosion to the brain that by taking a lemon from a tree he would have an experience like that while traveling...||1/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Even hurricanes can happen in business||Have you ever been in a hurricane? No storm ever comes from the Caribbean from the West into the East, but such wasn’t the case for Aaron while in St Kitts and experienced a “wrong way” hurricane firsthand. This experience reminded him of how impo||1/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Coming to a great conclusion at a Montana Ranch||Aaron’s daughter was the head wrangler at 7 Lazy P Ranch in the Bob Marshall wilderness of Montana a few years ago. While visiting, they had some unusual events that helped Aaron learn that even things that “never happen” do indeed happen sometime||1/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Hugh Stewart and the Misfit Mastermind||One of the most important things you can do is surround yourself with great people that make you better. For Aaron, it was the men and women who are very accomplished that he surrounded himself with that made him a better person through example.||1/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Receiving medical advice from a dank basement||Aaron starts today’s podcast out by sharing an inspiring story of a young man fresh from graduate school that went to work for a technology company in the mid-90s. William Kelly got this idea to use the new world wide web as a means to help people||1/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Origins of The Lookout Society||2015 will mark 32 years of business for Aaron Young, yet never once was a resume created or job application filled out. There’s definitely a story behind that! And Aaron has a lot of them. Welcome to The Lookout Society Podcast,||1/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
It’s always fun to hear stories that I can not only relate to in my everyday life, but that I can help apply to my business ventures. Aaron has been on the scene for a while now, I think it’s time we all pull up a chair and see what we can learn from him.
We Need More Of This
This compelling new podcast is diverting, compelling and brilliant. With so much going on in our lives why not combine intelligence with entertainment more often? Aaron does so in a way that leaves you relaxed and inspired. Well done.
My only complaint? I can’t get enough of him.
Great Stories from a Real Entepreneur
Aaron, loved your podcast and each of the lessons on business you provide. I can't wait to hear more and maybe one day visit the lookout!