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Best Advice - Don’t Limit Your Dreams

Steve Kelly, senior vice president with Arvest Bank, says a friend told him not to let preconceived notions limit his accomplishments. Dream bigger than what you think is possible. Kelly is one of …

Austin Fax, attorney at Lowther Johnson Attorneys at Law, LLC says a former coach told him to focus on his strengths and talents. He says law school taught him to understand the difference …

Jill Reynolds, private client advisor with Commerce Trust Company, says you can’t start planning for your retirement too early. “If you get started early, you should have very, very good results …

“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. …

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. …

“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 …

President of Croley Insurance and Financial, did a lot of “grunt work” at his first job. Croley says his boss told him he could stay in his position, but at some point he should build his own …

Don’t procrastinate. Rob Keck, Director of Conservation at Bass Pro Shops, says his great-uncle Bill told him to never put off anything he wanted to do. “That’s something that has inspired me …

“When I first started in insurance, I was trying to mimic the way others were doing it,” says Leah Callahan with Insurance Group of the Ozarks. Callahan says once she embraced who she was, she …

“One thing that I’ve always told my kids and my dad told me is, no matter what job you ever do, ‘be the very best at it.’ I don’t care if you’re washing dishes in a restaurant, be the …

“I owe more than I’ll ever be able to pay forward when it comes to mentoring, coaching and influence,” says Thomas H. Douglas, CEO of JMark Business Solutions. Douglas says he had several …

When your leadership is questioned or not appreciated, “sometimes as leaders, we want to turn that about us, where we just need to listen,“ says Shane Cowger, Sales Manager at Arvest Bank. Cowger …

“There’s lots of things, but one of them would definitely be just to have an open mind and to always be a team player,” says Karen Benitez, Adult and Graduate Admissions Counselor at Evangel …

Are you intimidated in certain situations? Tami North, Executive Director of the Rogersville Area Chamber of Commerce, and one of Springfield Business Journal’s Most Influential Women for 2017, …

Stephanie Hurt, a Senior Portfolio Manager with BKD Wealth Advisors, says you should keep a tight reign on your lifestyle expenses. Lower expenses mean you can save money and have more options …

Tom Jensen, with Connell Insurance, is one of the Springfield Business Journal's Trusted Advisors. He says seek out innovation and see how you can implement it into your busines plan.

Nicole Carr, CEO of Little Sunshine’s Playhouse Corporate Office, says you need to take the tine to find the right candidate for the job.

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