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Best Advice - Don’t Wait to Have a Family

“If I were to plan that out, that would never have looked like the best time to have children,” says Jessica Kruse, Associate Circuit Judge, Division 3 in Christian County. Kruse and her husband …

Joe Shearrer, accountant at Spectrum Accounting, says he had to travel extensively when he worked in the insurance industry. Shearrer decided to switch careers to spend more time at home with his …

Jessica Harmison Olson of Club Management Services discusses the challenges and benefits of leaving one job and transitioning into the family business.

Shanda Trautman with Old Missouri Bank says she tries to implement Jon Gordon's “The Energy Bus” each day of her life. Trautman says the book makes you see that no matter what’s going in your …

Jay Ryan, bartender at The Hepburn, shows how he crafts a cocktail with some seasonal flavors. The Hepburn is a members-only club fashioned after a 1920s speakeasy, located under Dapper Barber …

“For me, and for anybody that works with me, I want passion. You’ve got to love what you’re doing, but you’ve also gotta find that balance too, between family and work,” says Rob Haik, …

Andrea Sitzes, Executive Director of Show Me Christian County Economic Development says previous work experience exposed her to “The Five Disfunctions of a Team” by Patrick Lencioni. She says the …

“I definitely, especially in the last few years, have made a point to make sure that I turn off work before I walk in the door. That’s been a lesson that I’ve learned,” says Travis Miller, …

Rachel Anderson, Acting Director at The efactory, says one of her former supervisors made every new employee read “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz. “[I] encourage anyone to read that …

Jessica Harmison Olson with Club Management Services says you need to prioritize. Focus your efforts on doing things at which you excel. Olson says she thinks women try to to do it all — having a …

Trevor Croley, President of Croley Insurance and Financial, says one of the first business books he read was Donald Trump’s “The Art of the Deal.” Croley says while he didn’t think it was …

“Ready. Set. Give.” is an eight-part series that helps companies create a culture of giving. Stephanie Anderson, Operations Coordinator for I Pour Life, says companies with the most successful …

“Family has to come first. If your family doesn’t come first, you lose your sense of who you are,” says Andrea Sitzes, Executive Director of Show Me Christian County Economic Development. …

“I’m a ‘read-a-holic.’ I believe every leader is a reader, but not every reader is a leader, and I think leaders should be reading,” says Mark Holmes President and owner of Consultant Board …

“You’ve gotta manage stress, you’ve gotta do those things and exercise. It’s a great way to do that — it’s something that brings us together as a family,”says Matt Harrison who co-owns …

Gino Wickman’s book “Traction” presents the Entrepreneurial Operating System, which Mickey Moore, CEO of Tomo Drug Testing says has been hugely impactful on their business. Moore says whether …

“There’s always a resource. There’s always a part of you that can provide a function or service to someone else,” says Amy Blansit, CEO of the Drew Lewis Foundation. Blansit likes The Giving …

“I think if one doesn’t make mistakes, they’re not learning,” says Rob Keck, Chairman of the Board at Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium. Keck believes most successful people …

Brenda Jackson, Director of Business Development for Grooms Office Environments, had owned her own business for fifteen years when she decided to analyze her career. “I either was going to finish …

Brad Thomas, President of Silver Dollar City Attractions, says “Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable” by Seth Godin is one of his all-time favorite books. Thomas says the book …

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