#009: Joshua Davidson. Founder and CEO of Chop Dawg Studios

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Joshua DavidsonJoshua Davidson is the founder and CEO of Chop Dawg Studios.

Chop Dawg is sort of a hybrid between a development shop and an incubator or accelerator. Joshua started Chop Dawg 5 years ago after noticing that for every technical individual with a technical idea, there are 10 non-technical individuals with great technical ideas. Chop Dawg provides these individuals with the ability to bring their ideas to life.

Joshua chats with us about getting better every day, not getting too excited about success or failure, and why it’s okay to have personal motivations. Josh also shares his thoughts on Chop Dawg’s 5 years of success, the struggles along the way, and their plans for the future.

So sit back, relax, and get ready to connect.

Key Things From This Episode

Key Quotes:
“Everyday there’s something different.”
“Everyday we want to be better than we were the day before.”

Josh’s Failure
Early on, Chop Dawg took on a little more than they could chew. They wanted their company to grow so fast, they weren’t staying ‘sane’ and took on more work than they could handle.

When you fail, ask yourself, “is this the end of the word?”
Don’t get too high or too low. Stay even keel and level-headed.

Josh’s Successful Moment
Seeing several of his clients move on to receive funding, grow, and change the way people do things.

Josh’s Advice to New Entrepreneurs
Work Smarter. Not Harder. If you can do the same amount of work in 4 hours, as you could in 20… do it the 4 hour way. Remember, this is a marathon not a sprint.

One Thing You Can Do Today
Leverage social media. Learn how to tell a story and form connections. Don’t treat social media like a billboard. “We want to tell our story. We want to share how enthusiastic we are about what we’re doing. And we want to give value to people.”

Josh’s Book Recommendation
“Rework” by Jason Fried
Get it Here: http://amzn.to/1nlfze5 

“The Thank You Economy” by Gary Vaynerchuk
Get it Here: http://amzn.to/1lKRjkl

“The New Digital Age” by Eric Schmidt
Get it Here: http://amzn.to/1lCUQXJ 

“Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook” by Gary Vaynerchuk
Get it Here: http://amzn.to/Tb6sVC

“Think and Grow Rich” by Nepoleon Hill
Get it Here: http://amzn.to/UR2oeC 

“The 4 Hour Work Week” by Timothy Ferris
Get it Here: http://amzn.to/1jBj2Ee


Video Series Recommendation


Connect With Josh
Twitter: @dasjoshua or @ChopDawgStudios
Facebook: ChopDawgStudios



Music in this Episode
Artist: The Chuck Shaffer Picture Show (CSPS)
Song: Dream
Album: Temporary Fix (EP)
Twitter: @CSPSband
“Dream” and “Temporary Fix” available on iTunes

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