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Serial Entrepreneur Finds Balance

“It was one of the best things in my life, selling the business, because I was able to take a vacation with no cell phones or anything and just read and not worry that my business was burning down …

“When someone says, ‘I need this today,’ instead of saying, ‘I can’t do that today,’ I’m a big fan of saying, ‘I can give this to you tomorrow,” says Angela Frantz with Ultimate …

Jason Gage, City Manager for the City of Springfield, says he wants coworkers to enjoy their job, take ownership, as well as understand and fulfill the mission. Gage says the problem in trying to …

Megan Ellis, Marketing Consultant at Frank & Maven, teaches yoga because she loves the lifestyle and the peace it brings to her busy life. Ellis says many of the instructors at her studio teach full …

“When you finally find that balance, you definitely don’t want to go back the other direction,” says Will Carter, Marketing Officer for Central Trust Company. Carter says he learned that taking …

“Time management’s a constant challenge, especially [for] entrepreneurial people, because you tend to be workaholics to some degree, and you’re always trying to grow and you’re always trying …

“I think the toughest part about the work-life balance is that I’m always thinking about the next project,” says Michael Frizell, graphic novel author and Director of Student Learning Services …

“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 …

“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, …

“You’ve got to take everything in perspective. There’s a lot worse things you could be going through,” says Gregg Scholtens, Executive Vice President for Nabholz Construction in Springfield, …

“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, …

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 …

“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 had some money that was left from my inheritance from my father, and the rest of the financing I got through a home equity loan,” says John Twomey, owner of Bits of Britain Cafe. Twomey says …

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 …

“They liked this and they thought it was important, but they couldn’t see — how do I actually make this into a business? How do I bring this into my business?” Robert Melillo, founder of …

Jim Anderson, former Director of Marketing and Public Affairs at CoxHealth, says while technically not business-related, his favorite book focuses on what’s really important in life. Duration: …

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