Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Gabe Cox, Author, Speaker, and Coach of Red Hot Mindset, located in Denver, CO, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
My business is called Red Hot Mindset, and I help women turn their passion and purpose into impact and income, all for the glory of God. I do this by helping them start an online business or ministry through intentional purpose planning.
Tell us about yourself
I started with a book idea, wanting to be an author. I'm an avid runner, and I had a burly goal of qualifying for the Boston Marathon. In order to do this, I would have to shave almost an hour off my best marathon time, and so I knew I needed to get mentally and physically stronger to do so. Using success principles and mental toughness training, I hit that goal and ran the Boston Marathon in 2016 and 2021. A dream sparked in me to help others realize their own God-given dreams and to create a plan to make them happen.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Coaching others to build successful, growing businesses has been my biggest accomplishment. I am fired up after a 1:1 coaching session, knowing I'm helping someone else build a legacy business of their own.
What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?
Working for myself. Though I love the flexibility and freedom it provides, sometimes it can take over my life without me realizing it (because I love what I do!). But I do what I do to have the time and freedom with my family and to build a legacy that makes an impact.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Don't wait until the time's right or until you get it perfect... neither of those things will ever happen. The best time to start is now, imperfectly!
- Set boundaries right out of the gate and stick to them.
- Don't do it alone. Find an accountability partner, a mastermind group, a coach, or someone who will be in your corner to encourage and support you as you grow your business. Community matters!
Where can people find you and your business?
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