Category: Business Philosophy

Top Entrepreneur Takeaways from Speakeasy San Diego 2017

Top Entrepreneur Takeaways from Speakeasy San Diego 2017

| April 30, 2017 | Reply

Last week, I had the good fortune to attend the San Diego Speakeasy event, hosted by Eric Berman and Travis Houston. It was set up for motivated¬†entrepreneurs to get together, connect, share war stories, and learn from each other.   Here are the big ideas I took away to apply to my business. Get Leverage […]

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How to Use Pain to Motivate You

How to Use Pain to Motivate You

| January 16, 2017

http://StevenCox.com – Being an entrepreneur has incredible highs, but it also has low points. In this video, I talk about how to use fear and pain as a motivator.

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Get Comfortable Not Being Perfect

Get Comfortable Not Being Perfect

| January 16, 2017

http://StevenCox.com – As entrepreneurs, we strive for excellence and perfection. In this video, I talk about why it’s ok to surrender to being imperfect.

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Starting a Business From Zero

Starting a Business From Zero

| October 28, 2016 | Reply

The hardest part of building a business is that beginning stage. It takes a tremendous amount of grit, willpower, and tenacity to see traction. In this video, I share some of the pain starting from zero and the mindset you need in order to find the extra courage to power through.         […]

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How to Keep Great Employees

How to Keep Great Employees

| October 28, 2016

One of the keys to success for every entrepreneur is learning how to find and grow a team. In fact, if an entrepreneur cannot find people to share in the vision, he or she will have a tough time raising capital or building the business. In this video, I share what I’ve learned about keeping […]

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Being an Entrepreneur Matters

Being an Entrepreneur Matters

| October 28, 2016

I believe that being an entrepreneur is an incredible profession to choose. Creating an idea, bringing it to market, and getting the opportunity to change people’s lives for the better is a craft worth pursuing. It takes a lot of skill, perseverance, drive and a bit of luck to build a company that provides a […]

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Steven Cox Featured on Entrepreneur on Fire Podcast

Steven Cox Featured on Entrepreneur on Fire Podcast

| August 28, 2015 | Reply

I had a great time being interviewed by John Lee Dumas of Entrpreneur on Fire. Listen in and hear about my worst entrepreneurial moment, my big ah-ha, and a few awesome resources for entrepreneurs. To subscribe to Entrepreneur on Fire through iTunes, go here.

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The Journey of Success: 5 Guidelines on Life, Love, and Business

The Journey of Success: 5 Guidelines on Life, Love, and Business

| September 11, 2014 | Reply

The Delta Sigma Pi chapter at San Diego State University asked me to speak to them about what I’ve learned about success, personal growth, and business. Here are five things I’ve learned about life, love, and business. What’s great about these guidelines is that they can apply in every area of your life. They are […]

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AirBnB’s “Overnight” Success?

AirBnB’s “Overnight” Success?

| April 30, 2014 | Reply

In the Internet space, it’s so easy to get caught up in the big success story that comes piped in from Pando or TechCrunch that shows how a company went from zero to hero in an obscenely short amount of time. While it’s true that, on occasion, the ‘up and to the right’ explosive growth […]

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Constant And Never-Ending Improvement

Constant And Never-Ending Improvement

| January 31, 2014 | Reply

One of our core values at TakeLessons.com is CANI – Constant And Never-ending Improvement. In addition to putting things in motion to become better at what we do, we wanted to change the company to make it a place where talented people can thrive. It’s good to see (from the pic below) we’re making progress […]

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Guest Post: How to Run Your Life in a “No Huddle, Hurry-Up Offense”

Guest Post: How to Run Your Life in a “No Huddle, Hurry-Up Offense”

| January 14, 2014 | 1 Reply

Today’s post is a guest post by Tim Owens. Tim helps guide, advise, and accelerate the growth of talented professionals and entrepreneurs. I read the post and asked Tim if I could re-post since I thought it was a perfect analogy to getting the most out of life. ————— I’d like to share with you […]

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Raising Your Game

Raising Your Game

| September 4, 2013 | 1 Reply

This month is an incredibly busy month for the team at TakeLessons. You can feel the added focus and pressure to get out a major software release on time. Here’s a note I sent to my peeps today. I thought it might encourage you to raise your game as well… Can you feel it? This […]

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Pursue Something Worthwhile

Pursue Something Worthwhile

| August 13, 2013 | Reply

I heard a great quote today from Tim O’Reilly: “Pursue something so important that even if you fail, the world is better off with you having tried.”

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Steven Cox Entrepreneur Interview on MarketPulse – ESPN Radio

Steven Cox Entrepreneur Interview on MarketPulse – ESPN Radio

| May 23, 2013 | Reply

  Interview Transcription Starts at :48 Chris: As I mentioned before the break, we have a wonderful guest in studio today, Steven Cox, founder and CEO of TakeLessons.com. The team at TakeLessons has been connecting music students with the best local music teachers since 2006. They pride themselves on providing safe, affordable, fun music lessons […]

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Video: How to be an All-Star at Work. A Peek Inside TakeLessons.com.

Video: How to be an All-Star at Work. A Peek Inside TakeLessons.com.

| February 5, 2013 | 2 Replies

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past couple years, it’s how critical it is to get the right team in place. The right team is more costly, takes longer to attract, but it pays for itself in spades by a quicker velocity and overall growth. As we shift into a faster growth mode […]

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