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“There are no self-made people. There are people who have been successful because others have helped them achieve that result,” says Nathan Adams, CEO of Epic Strategies, LLC. Adams says his …

“We have to be the example of not being negative,” says Chief of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, Glenna Wallace, Chief of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma. Wallace says she likes to …

Danielle Kincaid, attorney with Ozarks Elder Law, says she learned in her first externship to trust her gut feelings. She says second guessing and looking back is never good for your client. …

“There’s times when I kind of have to pinch myself and say, ‘listen your job is to help people succeed, what better job could you have than that?’” asks Chris Bryant, Development and …

About ten years ago, Kurt Theobald, CEO and Chief Strategist with Classy Llama, switched his focus from his own success to helping those around him. Theobald says he realized he first needed to …

“I don’t care what position you’re in, you need to have someone else who’s been there and done that… to bounce things off of, talk about your mistakes,” says Paul Long, Vice President …

Jill Reynolds, Private Client Advisor with Commerce Trust Company, says it’s gratifying to see progress in employees she’s mentoring. Reynolds thinks all employees should be mentored because they …

“I think with the millennial generation, there is a misconception of just kind of flying by the seat of our pants, or we only take passion project jobs or things like that,” says Jenn Darden, …

Judy Hadsall, President and CEO of Multipli Credit Union, says she started in banking as a teller, but knew she wanted to get into commercial lending. She says her former boss, Rex Johnson, was …

Dr. Jose Dominguez, surgeon with CoxHealth, says when presenting an unfavorable prognosis, you must demonstrate a positive attitude for the patient and family. “The main thing is, when you deal …

Dana Ford, Head Men's Basketball Coach at Missouri State University, says there are many variables to consider in defining success. You could have a goal in mind that you never meet, but you may have …

Rick Meewes, Managing Partner with Reliable Toyota, shares the guiding principles he’s used throughout his life and business. Duration: 7:03

Jamie Kinkeade noticed most of the women in her fitness classes at The Studio were wearing Lululemon. She knew her clients were driving to Kansas City to purchase the brand, so she approached the athletic apparel company to stock their merchandise in her store, The MVMNT. They said "no" at first because they were not looking to expand into the Springfield market, but her persistence paid off.

“I’ve had a lot of employees that have given their two weeks notice and it was over things that I didn’t even know about, ” says Lauren Brown, Co-owner of Neighbor’s …

“When I started this, I realized, number one, I have to have grit. I have to be able to know it’s a tough road,” says Julie Higgins, CEO of I Pour Life. Higgins says you shouldn’t focus on …

“I let that negativity spread to me like a cancer, and that’s what it is in your organizations,” says Becky Borthwick, Associate Circuit Judge at 31st Circuit, State of Missouri. Borthwick says …

“Sometimes you have mentors that are very informal — they don’t even know that they’re your mentor, just people that you admire and, I think, want to emulate,” says Crista Hogan, Executive …

“I have days where I am on top of the world. I got more online orders today than I ever have and I’ve gotten an email from someone saying how good it is. And then I’ll have a week where I …

Chad Porter, formerly a speaker on the Zig Ziglar International Team, says there are five questions to ask yourself to determine if your dreams are worthwhile goals. Filling out your dream sheet is …

Jason Gage, City Manager for the City of Springfield, says there is much to be learned by listening to others. This allows you to learn facts, perspectives, and use them to make the best decision. …

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