We had the good fortune of connecting with Kevin Fox and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kevin, other than deciding to work for yourself, what was the single most important decision you made that contributed to your success?
Trusting the process and betting on oneself is one of my proudest accomplishments thus far. There are so many important decisions to make in business, but I choose every day that we should trust ourselves more than anyone else because it’s only when you know your own strengths well enough can you really excel at something or become successful without relying too heavily on others’ opinions about what will work out best for us!
The best way to give without asking for anything in return is by being an inspiring and giving person. This choice gave me a clear purpose on how I could impact the world thru my acts of kindness, which has been more rewarding than starting businesses or making millions of dollars would ever be! It’s not just about becoming successful as some people might think- what matters most are those around us who need help from time-to-time; that’s where True Wealth comes into play.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My art as a social media brand advisor has a lot to do with other peoples or brands goals, dreams and needs. My true art is being servitude of others and all I’m doing is truly listening to their needs and assisting them on their journey. Some people in my profession focus on “what’s in it for them” instead I focus on my client’s needs and most of the time it all works out for me as well. Was this my formula from the start? I would have to say yes and no. When you have to find ways to pay your bills, put food on the table and sleep in a warm bed, that can cloud decisions and lead to an unhappy situation with a client. This is difficult when just starting out. Instead I try to stay present and focus only on the task in front of me. Someone said to me once “You may have two hands, but only one brain”. This is easier said than done in the age of smartphones and fast paced technology, so I suggest to you and anyone reading this to take the time to write down your priorities and goals every morning or evening, before you get the day started. By writing it all out on paper or tablet, that acknowledges to yourself that this is important to you and once you complete task one, you will give task two your complete attention. You’ll find yourself completing more tasks quickly and with greater attention to details.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Not being a native of Denver or even Colorado has its positive and negative drawbacks. Positive is almost anywhere you go there is definitely plenty to see and do and the negative is not knowing where to start. The city has an incredible art scene, from Meow Wolf, to the Denver Art Museum, to the miles of murals covering the RiNo district. The food scene has become rich with flavors from around the world, a fabulous spot to enjoy dinner is Sushi Den. Wait what…..? In Denver, I know, but hear me out. Sushi Denver opened in 1983 by two brother’s from Japan looking to make it big in America. They grew up in the fish markets of Japan and were able to directly import rare and delicious fish from around the globe, regularly and quickly. This attracted the attention of thousands of Coloradans and almost 40 years later, dominated the fish market in Denver. With entertainment and dinner out of the way, let’s have a nightcap at The Bull & Bush. This brewery is over 40 years old and has a warm community feel that any local would love and tourists would feel right at home.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The easiest and shortest answer to that question is everyone! But, that doesn’t inspire others and make a great story, so I’ll discuss in greater detail a few key influential people and moments that shaped my character. Starting with my mother of course, but not like you would think. I grow up in a functioning alcoholic household, and many of nights I found her asleep on the couch, with dinner partially completed. This was not only embarrassing when I tried to have friends over, but damaging to my personal self-esteem for many years to come. And for anyone dealing with a loved one with alcoholism, I’m here to say those awful moments will definitely faded over time, but what will linger your mind will be the positive moments you may have shared. Like my mother’s ability to help those in need, even if she didn’t know them would on occasion, pull the car over on the way to school to give directions to a blind old man and even give them a ride to the location, and that would making me sometimes late to school in the morning. The reason I shared this story is to remind us all that we all have good and bad moments that make us, well us. I realized her illness gave me protective, when dealing with sad, mean, angry or even sick people. I learned no-one is perfect and we if we can see through their pain, we have a better chance of helping ourselves and the ones around us.