j.c. penney

The J.C. Penney Legacy… an example for us

📄 J.C. Penney was an incredibly successful businessman. He learned a great deal from his father, who was a pastor. His first three stores, beginning in the mining town of Kemmerer, Wyoming, were called the Golden Rule Stores. Within 15 years, his business grew so rapidly that he added 350 stores to the chain. Then […]

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Check Out the “Untold Secret” Many People Are Being Inspired by This Book

🎤 🎦 Listen to John Beehner’s 20-minute overview of some of the key elements of The Untold Secret book. He’s speaking to a breakfast Bible study group.   Here John and Brig talk about the highlights of their new book. The book talks about the secret that Jesus shared and the Biblical explanation for business […]

passion for success

The Passion for Success – Steve Jobs

🎦 An audience member asks Steve Jobs, at a Conference with Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft, what is the single most important thing younger innovators should know to get ahead. Jobs explains why it is important to have a passion for what you do, the passion for success.     See other advice from Steve […]

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Hit in the Head with a Brick – Steve Jobs

🎦 Steve Jobs was faced with some of the worst rocky soil experiences ever when he was fired in 1985 from Apple, the company he co-founded.  But he never stopped innovating.  It was in his nature.  No one predicted the iPod, iPhone, or iPad. Steve shared some of his best insights as a commencement speaker […]

Mad Scientist

How the Mad Scientist Sparked Paul to Save Us Money

🎦 Paul Robbins of Caribbean Cold Storage had an unusual encounter with a mad scientist who flew in from California one day, with no appointment, to share his invention with Paul. Why did he choose Paul? Because Paul had been on the cover of INC Magazine and honored as one of the top inner city […]

Ed Kobel

From No Father to The Father who guides Billions – Ed Kobel

🎦 Ed Kobel’s life could be a dramatic Hollywood movie because it grips the hearts of so many believers. He was conceived out of wedlock and never met his father because the Lord had his hand on Ed, calling him to take care of his mother. Making money in real estate was not on his […]

Never Give Up - Dave Ramsey

Never Give Up – Dave Ramsey

📄 Dave Ramsey, the renown financial expert who has been appeared on national radio and TV shows, provides the tough financial advice. He learned and earned it by a humbling “school-of-hard-knocks degree.” In his earlier years, he overextended himself in the real estate business and lost it all. But experiencing the rocky soil developed his […]

Jack Stack

Rejected by 51 Banks: Persistence Pays Off – Jack Stack

📄 You may have heard of Jack Stack. Jack is CEO of SRC (Springfield Remanufacturing Company) in Springfield, Missouri. He has authored several books and the first one is titled the Great Game of Business. Jack and a team of local executives bought the company from the parent owner, International Harvester, a few years before IH […]

Stubbornness

Learning from Stubbornness

📄 John Beehner had a wonderful opportunity to work with a young and incredibly successful entrepreneur, John Smith. Yes, that really is his name. To this day, he remains a great friend. Somehow, at age 28, under God’s grace, he had built a chain of 20 athletic shoe stores in malls throughout the Southeast. During […]

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Persevering through Failure – Macy’s

📄 Few people know that R. H. Macy’s story is one of persevering through failure. Son of a New England Whaler and Quaker, Macy started and failed at the retail business at least 4 times, plus four other types of businesses until he finally moved to New York City in 1858 to try again at the urging […]

Quaker Oats story

Long Preparation for Harvest – Quaker Oats story – Henry P. Crowell

📄 Henry P. Crowell had seven years of preparation to reach the good soil. In the early 1900s, his father died of tuberculosis. The doctors warned Henry that there was a very good chance that in his early twenties, he would get the same disease. The best cure would be for him to leave Cleveland, […]

Knocked Out

Knocked Out For Success – Al Hollingsworth

📄 Can you image playing college football at Colorado University against Oklahoma and getting knocked out on the field? For a short time, you lie there as the trainers and medical people try to revive you. But you are deep in thought as God speaks to you and tells you that you are going to […]

Richest Man on Earth

Richest Man on Earth – John D. Rockefeller

📄 At 33 years of age, John D. Rockefeller was America’s first millionaire and the richest man on earth. At 43, he ran the largest company in the world, Standard Oil. At 53, he was America’s first billionaire. By this time, in the early 1900’s, he was so sick that he could only eat crackers […]

Truett Cathy

Seeking God in Business – Truett Cathy, founder Chick-fil-A

📄 Seeing the world through Spiritual eyes has a dramatic impact on your life, your business, and your relationship with others. The late Truett Cathy was the founder of Chick-fil-A and a man of strong faith who was open to God’s calling and direction. Most of his stores were in malls and shopping centers where […]

ROE

ROI or ROE for your Business – What is your goal ?

📄 Part of God’s plan for you and your organization is to receive a Return on Investments (ROI) on your plans and effectiveness on earth. But He also wants a Return on Eternity (ROE). What we’re doing on Earth will have an impact on eternity. In fact, that is where our mission and final destination lies. […]

God's Principles

Getting to the Bottom Line – By God’s Principles

📄 God’s principles revolve around relationships. At the center of the eternal model of success is our investment in Relationship Capital. None of us can buy our way into heaven. You can give away millions of dollars, but if you only do it for tax reasons or with a resentful heart, it has no reward […]

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Sacrifice is a Responsibility…No One Escapes

📄 Ever since Adam and Eve, God, throughout the whole Old Testament, has called man to provide animal sacrifices to atone for his sins.  When the Lord sent his son Jesus to die for the sins of the world, He changed the game of life.  Yet, I believe every one of us lives and dies […]

No One Will Listen

Cleaning Up When No One Will Listen

📄 In 2006, Donnie Deutsch, who heads his own New York-based advertising and media business, hosted his own TV show on CNBC called the “The Big Idea” for a few years.  He interviewed entrepreneurs and personalities around, stimulating ideas for small businesses.  It was a good show but may not have had good enough ratings […]

Brig Hart

Can Failure Lead to Success? Ask Brig Hart

📄 I am sure there are at least a million Americans who have heard of the living legend known as Brig Hart.  Brig had a rough early life, toying with drugs while trying to find his way.  But at a young age, he discovered Amway, the Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) business co-founded by Rich DeVos in Michigan […]

Entrepreneur with ADD

Can an Entrepreneur with ADD Make It?

📄 Discouragement comes from all sides–other people, past failures, and negative thoughts that demoralize us. Satan speaks to our minds and uses the garbage we have collected from negative experiences to tell us how we will fail. He wants us to fail or be handcuffed, thus avoiding God’s real call and plan for our lives. […]

Whole Foods

The Road through Adversity to Become Whole Foods

📄 John Mackey, the founder of Whole Foods, the billion dollar organic (300+ stores) food chain, said he discovered the problem with his first store when he had to close it. “It was just too small. We needed more selection for the customer.” Never one to give up, he was able to acquire more investors […]

Herb Kelleher

Can a Lawyer build an Airline ? – Herb Kelleher

📄 Herb Kelleher’s experience is an in-depth trial of perseverance through rocky and thorny soils. In only 5 years, he created one of the most dynamic businesses in the 21st century. Herb was a lawyer by training who, for many years, had a secret passion to have his own business. It was as if he […]

Turnarounds

Turnarounds Abound in His Work

📄 Turnarounds About in His Work Referenced from the book The Untold Secret that creates True Wealth. Doug Weiss was born in the thorny soil. Conceived out of wedlock, he never met his father. As a good looking and smooth talking young man, he pursued the ladies. The seed of lust gripped his heart and […]

Linda Rios Brook

Life Changing Turnaround – Linda Rios Brook

📄 Linda Rios Brook spent many years in network television working with ABC, CBS, and NBC as the president and general manager of affiliates in Texas, Florida, and Minnesota. In 1991, she found herself in the middle of a frenzy in both the secular and Christian media about a Bible study she led in the […]

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There is a Creator who Orchestrates Success

📄 We were all created to do the will of the Father. The Lord is so patient in waiting for us to get our acts together. He gives us multiple chances to come home. Good works are for the manifestation of the character of God, will of God, and the power of God. Noble acts […]

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Have You Got the Mustard to Make Changes?

📄 The Parable of the Mustard Seed is referenced at least six times in scripture. Jesus said that “faith is like a mustard seed,” which even though 1 and 2 millimeters in diameter can become the biggest tree in the garden. The tree grows so large that it even provides places for birds to perch. […]

Visionary Heroes

Unsung Visionary Heroes Changing our Nation

📄 Most Entrepreneurs, especially a lawyer like Herb Kelleher (Southwest Airlines), would not have tried to start an airline because of the hard soil of doubt and fear in their heart and soul. But God needed someone with legal experience and guts to accomplish His mission. We can also see why John Mackey, who was […]

Marketing Strategy

No. 1 Marketing Strategy to Win Customers

📄 Love is the Key  In Gary Chapman’s book The 5 Love Languages, he describes how men and women have a different understanding of love. The 5 love languages are represented by: words of affirmation quality time, listening acts of service gifts physical touch In business growth, we can also show our love through: Providing good […]

eHarmony

Internet Connecting for a Grand Design – Neil Clark Warren eHarmony

📄 Dr. Neil Clark Warren, founder of eHarmony.com®, has saved many marriages from divorce. Through years of counseling, research, and prayer, he discovered that there are two keys to a successful marriage: emotional health and compatibility.  In business, if your emotional health is good, it gives you strength and resilience through adversity. It keeps you […]

Men with a Legacy

Men with a Legacy Obedient to the Grand Design

📄 Founding Fathers The founding fathers came to realize that initiating and winning the war for independence was through the call, conviction, and grace of God. Through great struggle and sacrifice, they knew they must be obedient to the Lord’s plan to create a new nation founded on freedom and His principles. All 56 signers […]

Unanswered Prayer

Thank God for Unanswered Prayer

📄 Bill Kilgannon, founder of a successful and fast-growing construction company, tells of his early experience of his firm’s startup and what appeared to be unanswered prayer.   Bill recalls, “We were well qualified and thought we would obtain 3 contracts of projects right in our sweet spot. We had prayed hard and believed the Lord would […]

Inspiring stories from Visionaries

📄 Howard Schultz and Starbucks have built their success on Howard’s vision from his trip to Milan, Italy.  It’s his enthusiasm and commitment to them that is contagious and inspires his employees to be both friendly and motivated. Herb Kelleher, founder and former CEO of Southwest, was intense, humorous, and genuine in sharing the spirit […]

employee engagement

The Keys to Employee Engagement and Performance

  📄 When it comes to being a living legend and achieving your true wealth, why do some people succeed and others fail? How do successful business people flesh out God’s visions, thoughts, and ideas that He’s placed in their heart and soul? We understand that both natural and human seeds grow to reproduce additional […]

Relationship Model for Successful Marketing

The Relationship Model for Successful Marketing

📄 In Gary Chapman’s book, The 5 Love Languages, he describes how each of us has a different understanding of love. The 5 love languages are represented by • words of affirmation • quality time, listening • acts of service • gifts • physical touch In business growth, we can also show love through: 1. […]

starbucks

Was the Starbucks Vision seen in Italy?

📄 In 1981, Howard Schultz was general manager of a Swedish kitchen housewares business in New York. He noticed that a small company in Seattle by the name of Starbucks was ordering more coffeemakers than Macy’s department store. Howard was intrigued and decided to pay them a visit. At the time, Starbucks had three partners […]

world economic success

9 Steps for the World’s Economic Success Plan

📄 1. When God gave Adam and Eve free will and cast them from the Garden, He told them they would face struggles. But to take on His character, be fruitful; take risk and rule over other living creatures. 2. The death of Jesus Christ for the sins of all mankind opened the door for […]

Marketing Mistake for Christian Entrepreneurs

Marketing Mistake for Christian Entrepreneurs?

📄 Not long ago, a Wise Counsel member was upset with the reaction to their new brochure by a group of doctors.  They had very faintly printed a cross on the front.  Yes, one doctor was Jewish and another Hindu.  So was that the reason? As I prayed and thought through what to share, here’s […]