Jason Cohen has done something few others have succeeded at: He’s bootstrapped a business. He knows what it takes to go from fledgling idea to seven figures in revenue.
And he’s done it four times.
While most aspiring entrepreneurs dream of being where Jason is today, he’s quick to point out that focusing on the goal of “success” (whatever that means) will ultimately lead to failure and heartache.
In this interview Jason shares:
– one incredibly valuable skill for any leader to have (and how to develop it).
– how to make sure you’re focus is in the right place to succeed.
– the characteristic that sets Jason apart.
Whether your dream is to be a serial entrepreneur like Jason, or a much different path, Jason’s wisdom, experience, and insights into what it really takes to be successful will be an asset to your journey.
Listen now: 019: The real keys to success from a serial entrepreneur (with Jason Cohen)
“Go ahead. Faith will follow.”
Rapid Fire Questions
One thing that held Jason back:
Not delegating enough. This is difficult for entrepreneurs, and especially difficult for solo entrepreneurs who, by definition, love doing everything themselves.
One characteristic that separates Jason from the pack:
Jason is quick to point out that for every characteristic you see that a successful person has, you can also find that exact opposite characteristic succeeding. So don’t put too much stock in whether you have or don’t have certain attributes.
That said, Jason’s single minded determination to solve problems sets him apart. When he wakes up he’s thinking about a problem. When he goes to sleep he’s thinking about the same problem. And every moment in between he is thinking about the same problem.
That mindset helps him succeed because you have to be that passionate about your problem to get through the challenges of being an entrepreneur.
One habit that helps Jason succeed:
Inbox zero. If you’re leaving messages in your inbox you’re just lying to yourself. By cleaning them out I’m being intentional about which ones I’m taking action on and which ones I’m not.
- Jason’s awesome blog: A Smart Bear
- Jason on Twitter
- Hassle free WordPress hosting (Jason’s current company)