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Paul Long, vice president with Ollis/Akers/Arney, says a demanding job can take a toll on your family life. When his children were young, he would work early and go back to work late to spend the …

“If you’re not doing what you love, then change what you’re doing. It’s simple as that, because again, life is too short. There’s something out there for every one,” says Janice Goocher, …

Margo Spilde, founder and CEO of GRASP, defines success as making a difference in the lives of others. “When you’re focused on other people, you feel better about yourself and you feel more …

Angela Frantz with Ultimate Software says working from home isn’t for everyone. Distractions, isolation and the ability to regulate your work life balance are things to consider. Frantz suggests …

Annie Pope, CEO and Owner of The Chili Bowl By Cafe 21, closed her successful bakery to spend more time with her family. “It got to the point where it just kind of consumed everything. It was …

Christina Ford, President and Founder of The Rebound Foundation, says she’s faced many difficulties in starting The Rebound Foundation. Securing donations and meeting clients’ individual needs …

Tom Faulkner, director of Crosslines, says it’s critical for businesses to utilize services from local nonprofits to help impoverished workers. Faulkner says by partnering with a nonprofit to teach …

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 don’t like to be called senior citizens. We don’t even really like the idea of retirement,” says Greg Burris, with Give 5 and United Way of the Ozarks. He says baby boomers are more …

Jamie Kinkeade, owner of The Studio and The MVMNT, says if you’re thinking about fitness, just do it. Some people say if you only have fifteen minutes, it isn’t worth it, Kinkeade disagrees. …

Wayne Dipper, Chief Operating Officer and co-owner at KPM Technology says IT professionals often work long hours but you still have to make time for your family. Dipper coaches his son’s little …

“Never having opened a business before, this was all new and I just had the passion and idea and was ready to go for it,” says Kim Gardner, owner of Breathe Salt Vault. Gardner says she jumped in …

“Baby Boomers, in particular, we get our identity or at least a large part of our identity from our work,” says Greg Burris, with Give 5 and United Way of the Ozarks. Having a retirement plan in …

Brandy Hickman, owner of 2B Well and Living Light with Brandy Lane, says one of the most important lessons she can share is to ask for help. “It is about getting the support that they need, …

Vineese Knight with the Massengale Group Of Keller Williams says she likes to ask people about their anchors. Hers are her faith and her family. She also likes to reassure herself with positive …

“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 …

Greg Burris, with Give 5 and United Way of the Ozarks, says, “How do we pair you up with something you’re passionate about, but that you have the skills for also?” Burris recommends David …

“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 …

Rob Keck, Director of Conservation at Bass Pro Shops, says whether it’s a child negotiating with their parents for an allowance or partnering with some one to meet a goal, we all make deals. Keck …

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