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.
Category: Business Philosophy
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Maynard Webb (one of my investors in TakeLessons and former COO of eBay) just launched his new book, Rebooting Work. In the book, Maynard Webb identifies 4 different mindsets around work (the company man, CEO of your own destiny, disenchanted employee, and the aspiring entrepreneur). It organizes those who are self-motivated versus those who are […]