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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.

The Lookout 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

    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, in order to be happy. Living a balanced life is phony. Instead, to live a counterbalanced life shows that when specific focus is put onto something, even if it means putting other things aside for a time, that one item can be truly completed and then we can get back to finding a balance in another direction. This keeps us constantly in motion.

     



    It’s not about what is most productive; it’s about relationships and keeping them up as top priority. Always.



     

    “Keep looking up, and I’ll keep looking out.” –Aaron Young

    Welcome to The Lookout Society Podcast, where Aaron shares a story from his life, then connects it with a business principle to pass on. This is his way of helping others that are also going down an entrepreneurship path as contributing members to society. As an added bonus, Aaron sometimes shares wonderful gems of Oregonian knowledge from his home state and weaves the passion he has for the community he lives in as an invitation for others to visit the Pacific Northwest.

    If you’re enjoying these podcasts, become a part of The Lookout Society and opt in as a subscriber or write a review on ITunes.

    Feel free to send an email to AaronYoung@laughlinusa.com or contact us!



    LESSON FOR THE DAY

    As we get busy in our jobs, hobbies and responsibilities, don’t forget the relationships that matter the most. It’s about relationships that you want to be around during the holidays, or when you get old and need help. What are you doing to build your own relationships? How do you show that they matter to you?

    LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW



    * AaronScottYoung.com

    * Johann Wolfgang Goethe biography

    * Dr. Stephen R Covey

    * Mahatma Gandhi



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    ABOUT THE SHOW NOTES

    Each of The Lookout Society show notes are written by Natalie C. Martin

    LEARN A LITTLE ABOUT NATALIE:

    A life-long learner and unashamed history nerd, Natalie is a certified teacher in secondary education history and English turned stay at home mom. She is the mother of four energetic children all two years apart from 8 to 2 and recently celebrated her 11th wedding anniversary with the only boyfriend she ever had. After the kiddies are put to bed, she writes show notes as she continues to ignite her passion for writing and editing, fact checking and learning to make the world wide web a more educated place. When we learn that more gets accomplished when we replace “can’t” with “can” so many possibilities are opened to us. In the words of Rosie the Riveter, “We can do it!”

    • 11 min
    Striking a Bargain With Life

    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 age, we have potential for greatness. Success doesn’t have an age limit yet it’s a universal challenge for us to believe. Why is that?

     



    Once we are able to get past our limitations within our mind and stop using the excuse that our time has past, we are able to take on any new challenge that is presented to us. Whether we’re 21 or 81, there are always new challenges to be faced.



     

    “Keep looking up, and I’ll keep looking out.” –Aaron Young

    Welcome to The Lookout Society Podcast, where Aaron shares a story from his life, then connects it with a business principle to pass on. This is his way of helping others that are also going down an entrepreneurship path as contributing members to society. As an added bonus, Aaron sometimes shares wonderful gems of Oregonian knowledge from his home state and weaves the passion he has for the community he lives in as an invitation for others to visit the Pacific Northwest.

    If you’re enjoying these podcasts, become a part of The Lookout Society and opt in as a subscriber or write a review on ITunes.

    Feel free to send an email to AaronYoung@laughlinusa.com or contact us!



    LESSON FOR THE DAY

    What are you doing to advance confidently towards your dreams? The reality is that we have to make a choice, where we decide to shoot for the moon and aim for the stars to make a big impact. You have a choice to bargain with life. What is your letter of intent and decision in life that will affect you today?Whatever wage you ask of life, life will willingly pay if you’re willing to do the work.

    LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW



    * The Lookout Episode about recycling with Henry David Thoreau

    * 1st Woman from Bahamas to win the Rhodes Scholarship

    * Mormon missionary work

    * Les Brown Daily Motivation



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    OTHER INTERESTING LINKS & REFERENCES

    There is no limit to our ability to accomplish great things, as evident in these amazing women:



    * World’s Oldest Gymnast, Johanna Quaas, 86 years old

    * 102 year old receives PhD after being denied one in 1938 because she was a Jew



    I discovered Les Brown on my own right around the time I began writing show notes for Aaron, and came upon his motivational address, “It’s Possible” when looking up positive videos. It really got me over a hump of self-doubt and emptiness, renewing me towards another incredible journey. And then a few months later Aaron sends me a picture of himself next to Les Brown. Les Brown and Aaron Young are friends! I don’t believe in coincidences, yet am still so blown away with divine guidance for my own life purpose.



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    • 13 min
    Pride Goeth Before the Fall

    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 much we know in life, there’s always going to be something we’re not familiar with or haven’t learned, so the sooner we are able to humble ourselves and become teachable, the faster success will come.



     

    It’s empowering to ask questions because you’re giving yourself a gift of new knowledge. When we learn how to ask the right questions, we are given nuggets of knowledge to help us move beyond embarrassment and avoid becoming victims.



     

    “Keep looking up, and I’ll keep looking out.” –Aaron Young

    Welcome to The Lookout Society Podcast, where Aaron shares a story from his life, then connects it with a business principle to pass on. This is his way of helping others that are also going down an entrepreneurship path as contributing members to society. As an added bonus, Aaron sometimes shares wonderful gems of Oregonian knowledge from his home state and weaves the passion he has for the community he lives in as an invitation for others to visit the Pacific Northwest.

    If you’re enjoying these podcasts, become a part of The Lookout Society and opt in as a subscriber or write a review on ITunes.

    Feel free to send an email to AaronYoung@laughlinusa.com or contact us!



    LESSON FOR THE DAY

    To be successful you’ve got to be teachable. Ask questions and look up words or information you don’t know, which will change your perspective and give you a better appreciation on the topic. By not being prideful, you will be able to open up your mind; be authentic, not a phony. You become the expert as soon as you have the answer.

    LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW



    * Proverbs 16:18 Pride Goeth Before a Fall

    * Winston Churchill Biography

    * The Lookout Episode with Churchill quotes about getting tough

    * Derivation of words: Etymology

    * Maya Angelou Biography



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    OTHER INTERESTING LINKS & REFERENCES

    I use to carry a pocketbook dictionary and thesaurus with me everywhere I went. I still have them, only now I can use my smartphone, but I’ve always had a fascination with the flavor of words. I was reminded of this during today’s podcast on asking the write questions by learning to be teachable. I use to carry a little tablet (not an electronic device tablet, but one with wire bound paper) around in college full of handwritten phrases and words that I would savor or write down to later look up if I couldn’t find it in my pocket dictionary. While reading, I would underline in my books an unknown word or one I appreciated the author using so I could use it eventually myself.



    ABOUT THE SHOW NOTES

    Each of The Lookout Society show notes are written by Natalie C. Martin

    LEARN A LITTLE ABOUT NATALIE:

    • 9 min
    Mentors Make Magic

    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. Every successful person has a mentor behind them cheering them on and leading the way towards abundance.



     

    When we are able to learn lessons from others, our mentor provides us an example to aspire to, showing us that our dreams ARE possible and we can do it!



    “Keep looking up, and I’ll keep looking out.” –Aaron Young

    Welcome to The Lookout Society Podcast, where Aaron shares a story from his life, then connects it with a business principle to pass on. This is his way of helping others that are also going down an entrepreneurship path as contributing members to society. As an added bonus, Aaron sometimes shares wonderful gems of Oregonian knowledge from his home state and weaves the passion he has for the community he lives in as an invitation for others to visit the Pacific Northwest.

    If you’re enjoying these podcasts, become a part of The Lookout Society and opt in as a subscriber or write a review on ITunes.

    Feel free to send an email to AaronYoung@laughlinusa.com or contact us!



    LESSON FOR THE DAY

    Everybody needs a mentor, and they need to be higher up on the mountain than you are. The greatest gift you can give to others is to become a mentor yourself. How can you help the next generation? How can you be a leader and a teacher? Admit who you are as you move beyond your inadequacies by searching out a mentor to help you become the person of abundance that you always wanted to be.

    LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW



    * The Lookout Episode: Meaningful Synchronicity with Robert Frost quote

    * Karate Kid with Mister Miyagi

    * MasterMind Meetups

    * Laughlin Assoc

    * Coach Ron Tunick, The Mentor Show



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    OTHER INTERESTING LINKS & REFERENCES

    A quick Google search brought up a whole list of mentorship programs, but I’m sure that many mentors have been found from the great neighbor next door to the inspiring teacher in the classroom, meaning that most mentors can’t be sought after from afar; they’re usually found closer to home.



    ABOUT THE SHOW NOTES

    Each of The Lookout Society show notes are written by Natalie C. Martin

    LEARN A LITTLE ABOUT NATALIE:

    A life-long learner and unashamed history nerd, Natalie is a certified teacher in secondary education history and English turned stay at home mom. She is the mother of four energetic children all two years apart from 8 to 2 and recently celebrated her 11th wedding anniversary with the only boyfriend she ever had. After the kiddies are put to bed, she writes show notes as she continues to ignite her passion for writing and editing, fact checking and learning to make the world wide web a more educated place. When we learn that more gets accomplished when we replace “can’t”...

    • 14 min
    Discovering a Scary New Vantage Point

    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 come from taking a road less traveled. When we literally or mentally go out of the norm, new discoveries arise.



    This is applicable in all aspects of one’s life, from choosing new angles and approaches in one’s business to reconnecting with family and friends. The point it to acknowledge the journey in its present form, and glean the life lessons that are constantly around us.

     

    “Keep looking up, and I’ll keep looking out.” –Aaron Young

    Welcome to The Lookout Society Podcast, where Aaron shares a story from his life, then connects it with a business principle to pass on. This is his way of helping others that are also going down an entrepreneurship path as contributing members to society. As an added bonus, Aaron sometimes shares wonderful gems of Oregonian knowledge from his home state and weaves the passion he has for the community he lives in as an invitation for others to visit the Pacific Northwest.

    If you’re enjoying these podcasts, become a part of The Lookout Society and opt in as a subscriber or write a review on ITunes.

    Feel free to send an email to AaronYoung@laughlinusa.com or contact us!



    LESSON FOR THE DAY

    Reexamine your vantage point and develop a new way of looking at things. Once you’ve gotten to a new way of looking at things and have honestly examined what it means to you, you will either receive a confirmation that you’re on the right path, or you’re going to realize that maybe you never understood the big picture. See your world in fresh new, exciting ways!

    LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW



    * The Lookout Episode about taking flight instead of standing in line

    * Wild movie starring Reese Witherspoon

    * Oregon Scenic Byways

    * The Lookout episode about Thoreau’s life lesson

    * Henry David Thoreau’s Walden

    * Oregon Mountain ranges



    #thelookoutsociety

    OTHER INTERESTING LINKS & REFERENCES

    While listening to today’s podcast about venturing off the interstate, I was reminded of the movie Cars (one of my four year old’s most favorite movie of all time), and the life lessons that came from going on a journey.

    And since we’re on the subject of life lessons from Disney Pixar cartoons, Big Hero 6 teaches that sometimes when dealing with ruts in life, we may just need to look at it from a different angle to come up with a new solution.



    ABOUT THE SHOW NOTES

    Each of The Lookout Society show notes are written by Natalie C. Martin

    LEARN A LITTLE ABOUT NATALIE:

    A life-long learner and unashamed history nerd, Natalie is a certified teacher in secondary education history and English turned stay at home mom. She is the mother of four energetic children all two years apa...

    • 12 min
    Take Unapologetic Actions to Reach Your Dreams (Take the Risk)

    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 achieve the end result, he was willing to take a risk to achieve something great. This way of thinking leads to a full life, without regrets.



     

    Aaron once received the advice that sometimes we need to say yes and then figure out how. In taking action today, we can fulfill the dreams of tomorrow, focusing on how we can better ourselves even if the path isn’t completely laid out from start to finish. Sometimes embarking on a new journey may lead down a path that only has bits of it visible, but that doesn’t mean it’s not the best path for us! The key is to get moving.

     



     

    “Keep looking up, and I’ll keep looking out.” –Aaron Young

    Welcome to The Lookout Society Podcast, where Aaron shares a story from his life, then connects it with a business principle to pass on. This is his way of helping others that are also going down an entrepreneurship path as contributing members to society. As an added bonus, Aaron sometimes shares wonderful gems of Oregonian knowledge from his home state and weaves the passion he has for the community he lives in as an invitation for others to visit the Pacific Northwest.

    If you’re enjoying these podcasts, become a part of The Lookout Society and opt in as a subscriber or write a review on ITunes.

    Feel free to send an email to AaronYoung@laughlinusa.com or contact us!



    LESSON FOR THE DAY

    You’ve got to take the risk to reach your goals. Say yes and then figure out how. Do the thing that stretches you, and scares you to take it on “even though” the odds are not in our favor.

    LINKS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW



    * The Lookout episode about business tips from baby goats

    * The Lookout episode about a tough call with a birthing goat

    * Scott Bever from Bever Homes

    * Oregon Mountain ranges

    * Anaheim, CA

    * Paulo Coelho

    * The Lookout episode with his “Bondmobile” VW Dasher



    #thelookoutsociety

    OTHER INTERESTING LINKS & REFERENCES

    While researching links for today’s podcast, I came upon The A to Z of Entrepreneurship that had some great tips that mirror what Aaron talks about in each episode.

    While a contestant in Mrs Idaho America a few years ago, I was told to read Paulo Coehlo’s The Alchemist by another contestant, one who had carved her own path of success as a major director in Rodan+Fields,

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

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64 Ratings

Brigittahoeferle ,

Real, fun, humble, applicable

Aaron's style of podcasting is entertaining and educating at the same time! I've been a fan of his for several years and am an ongoing client, friend, listener and learner. Keep bringing the good stuff!

Marlene Green 247 ,

LOVING The Lookout!

In a time where so many are vying for our ears, eyeballs and attention, I absolutely love the real world life and business wisdom from the heart that Aaron Young shares here. I love the brevity and bit-sized chunks of wisdom to savor in easy morsels unlike the long drawn out podcasts episodes out there that bury you in content. I’ve had the privilege of hearing Mr. Young speak several times and he is definitely on my Top 10 List of Seasoned Business Mentors to Stop & Listen to when they speak! Be sure to grab an opportunity to hear him speak as he shares real world business wisdom that will save your business and help you to not get screwed! Enjoy!

Rodel N. Casio, Emperience.org ,

Resonates with this Certified Personal Photo Organizer!

[ Origin ]
I found this podcast through Aaron’s interview on Entrepreneur on Fire Podcast.

[ Intro ]
Very Short and get’s right into the content! =)

[ Content ]
Aaron is very open about his entrepreneurial journey and has great stories to empower you to look at your own journey and how to improve it.

[ Duration ]
Short but powerful. The insight that he gives gives you food for thought.

[ Sound ]
Love the slight echo in Aaron’s voice which makes it sound like he is in a grand place.

[ Conclusion ]
For anyone wanting to feel empowered in business and life, choose to listen to this podcast. Hopefully one day I get to meet Aaron in person since he resides in the Pacific NW and maybe checkout that bird thing he talks about in one of his podcasts =)

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