Category: Motivational

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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Daily Routines of Successful Entrepreneurs

Daily Routines of Successful Entrepreneurs

| September 6, 2016 | Reply

I just finished reading a couple articles on habits and routines of successful entrepreneurs. You can find a couple good articles from Fast Company and Inc. As Brian Tracy says, successful people learn how to set up routines that empower them. I thought I’d share with you my own routine that helps me hit the ground […]

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The 6 F’s of Goal Setting

The 6 F’s of Goal Setting

| January 5, 2016

http://stevencox.com – Goal Setting Tips: Want to have the best year ever? Make sure you set goals in each category of your life. Here are the categories I use to make sure I’m balancing all these important areas.

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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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Try This Instead: Learn to Set the Bar LOW

Try This Instead: Learn to Set the Bar LOW

| October 21, 2014 | 1 Reply

We’ve all heard these pep talks before… “Expect more out of yourself!” “Be all you can be!” “Good enough is never good enough!” “Set the bar HIGH!” Your parents, your boss, your childhood soccer coach, and of course every self help book you’ve ever attempted to read has made these statements at one time or […]

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44 Life Lessons on my Birthday

44 Life Lessons on my Birthday

| October 12, 2014 | 3 Replies

A couple weeks ago, I grew another year wiser. It was the big 44! I don’t know if you’ve experienced this where, one day, you kind of wake up and realize you’re in the mid-part of your life. It’s surreal. It’s surprising. It’s life. Honestly, I really feel wonderful. Life just keeps getting better and […]

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Change Your Point of View – A Poem About Success

Change Your Point of View – A Poem About Success

| September 22, 2014 | 1 Reply

My good friend, Adam Hudson, just finished putting on an incredible event called Radius, for entrepreneurs. The whole concept is that by elevating your thinking, your radius widens and you can see things from a different point of view. Pretty cool, right? I attended last year and he asked me to say a few words […]

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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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A Goal Template for the Month: How to Get More Things Done

A Goal Template for the Month: How to Get More Things Done

| August 4, 2014 | Reply

Last week, one of my employees stopped by my desk and asked me if I had any recommendations on how she could better accomplish her goals during the upcoming month. She had been struggling figuring out what to work on and then taking action on the right things. Since it was the beginning of the […]

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Take Action

Take Action

| November 19, 2013 | Reply

When the fear of “things staying the same” exceeds the fear of “failure,” that’s when the magical stuff happens.                        

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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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What You Choose to Focus On

What You Choose to Focus On

| June 1, 2013 | Reply

I caught this picture this evening as the sun cut through the clouds over the San Diego bay.   The contrast between the overhanging clouds and the light was powerful for me. It reminded me that, in life, we have a choice of what to focus on. We can choose to focus on the dark […]

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Do Good Anyway

Do Good Anyway

| May 2, 2013 | Reply

One of my favorite short reminders of how to live life can be found written on the wall in Mother Theresa‘s bedroom of her home for children in Calcutta, India. It is a constant reminder to live by a set of principles that are grounded, unfettered by the whims of societal change. I wish I […]

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The Value of Staying Curious. Building your CQ (Curiosity Quotient).

The Value of Staying Curious. Building your CQ (Curiosity Quotient).

| April 26, 2013 | 1 Reply

I’ve really come to appreciate the value being curious, where curiosity is defined as a state of mind where one is interested in the how, why, what, when, or where of an event or statement. Curiosity allows us to challenge ourselves, challenge what we’re being told, see if things make sense (vs. blind acceptance), and […]

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12-12-12 – A day that only happens once in our lives.

12-12-12 – A day that only happens once in our lives.

| December 12, 2012 | Reply

This morning, I heard on the news, “Today is 12/12/12 – this day only comes around once in your lifetime. Do something great!” And I thought to myself, EVERY DAY only comes around once in our lifetime. It reminded me that each day is important and to make the most of every day – not […]

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