Zig Ziglar

Zig Ziglar, Mr. Enthusiasm, says “Expect to Win”

🎤 Zig Ziglar, Mr. Enthusiasm, says “Expect to Win” John Beehner interviewed the late and great Zig Ziglar in 2007 as part of Wise Counsel’s “Ask God about My Business” internet radio campaign. During this campaign, we surveyed over 300 existing and future Entrepreneurs and asked them the same question.  “If you could ask God questions […]

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Ron Blue, CPA. CFP & CEO Kingdom Advisors

🎤 We interviewed Ron Blue,  CEO of Kingdom Advisors, in 2007. This interview was part of Wise Counsel’s “Ask God about My Business” internet radio campaign. We surveyed over 300 existing and future entrepreneurs. In the campaign, we asked the question. “If you could ask God questions about your business success, what would they be?” […]

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Pat Morley, Founder and Author of Man In the Mirror

🎤 Pat Morley came from a tough family environment. But, it helped motivate him to be of the top real estate developers in Florida in the 1990s. He dressed like he was on the cover of GQ Magazine and was very active in the Orlando community. Morley started a small Bible study at a local […]

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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 […]

Growth Strategies

7 Practical Growth Strategies for Prosperity

📄 1. Strategic Planning In the 1980’s, Truett Cathy and his company, Chick-Fil-A, had a decline in sales for the first time since its founding in 1946. The frustration led him to take his key staff and board members to a Strategic Planning session. After two days of talking and praying, they agreed only on […]

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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 […]

Pat Kelly

Developing Key Leaders for Fast Track – Pat Kelly

🎤 Pat Kelly tells an amazing story about building a company by growing and sharing with people the fruit of their success. Pat was raised at Virginia Home for Boys. He became CEO of the starter company known as Physician Sales and Service (PSS). The company went from a vision of 3 men to $2 […]

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Servant Leadership Under Fire – Joe Jameson

🎤 Joe Jameson speaks to Wise Counsel members about servant leadership. He tells a personal story and turnaround.  He tells of a tough crisis through a management conflict he faced and how the Lord brought him back to a tender and open heart. Hear his passion to be a servant leader as Christ modeled for all of […]

Managing Time

Managing Time – Who’s Got The Monkey by Hal Burrows

🎤 This humorous audio is a timeless classic in management education. Corporations have used the course content internally for decades.  Hal Burrows is a retired management professional and speaker who spoke nationally on managing time.  The Oncken Corporation has offered the course. The Harvard Business Review printed the article by the same name, written by […]

Purpose-Driven Entrepreneur

Purpose-Driven Entrepreneur – Illustration of Principles

The Purpose-Driven Entrepreneur is downloadable at this link. It is designed to provide each and every business person with beneficial tools for running a business, becoming a successful CEO, aligning the world’s standards to Christian standards, and more. Please use these resources in your own work environment and share them with others. Our hope is to […]

Jack Mitchell

The Sincere Heart of a Banker – Jack Mitchell

🎦 Jack Mitchell speaks to Wise Counsel Members at a Wise Counsel meeting. He was President of First Union Bank (now Wells Fargo) of Florida nearly 8 years. Jack shares his refreshing and passionate personal journey in leading a large bank with over 100 branches statewide.  He discusses his heart for the Lord and its impact on […]

Brian Peters

Motivating Employees in a Time of Crisis – Brian Peters

🎤 We were excited to have Brian Peters speak to Wise Counsel members at one of our meetings. He is a special person. He took over as CEO of a major Canadian corporation operating in Jacksonville.  The corporate group decided to shut down the division.  His story is an amazing example of treating people in a […]

Bill Hybels

Changed Performance in Best Christian Workplaces – Bill Hybels

🎦 Bill Hybels is the founder and Senior Pastor of Willowcreek Church near Chicago (one of the top 5 largest churches in America). He shares his experiences using the services of the Best Christian Workplace Institute at his Global Leadership Summit. The institute is based in Seattle and founded by Al Lopus.  Each year, Al and […]

Bob Buford

From Success to Significance – Bob Buford, Author of Half Time

🎦 Bob Buford built a large cable television in Tyler, Texas. He sold that company years ago to form the Leadership Network Foundation. His book Half Time has inspired hundreds of thousands and sold nearly a million copies.  Bob coined the phrase “Going from Success to Significance” from the highs and lows of his own life […]

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On Risk and Failure – Steve Jobs

🎦 Steve Jobs rose to become one of our most successful entrepreneurs in recent history. This is part of an early interview is his Apple career where he talks about the initiative he took as a 12-year-old.  It’s what he perceives as a key difference between those who fail and those who succeed. Perfect application […]

NIKE

The NIKE Story – Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight

🎦 This short video tells the story of the founding of Nike by Bill Bowerman and his former miler Phil Knight, who still leads the company today.  Visions come to many people from God our Creator to make a better world.  Many people reject the ideas of taking the risk that Bill took because they […]

Bryan Hickox

How Media Technology is Changing our World – Bryan Hickox

🎦 Bryan Hickox speaks to a Wise Counsel group. Introduction by John Beehner. As an independent executive producer, producer and director, Bryan’s 71 movies have been nominated for 16 and won 7 national Emmy awards, along with a George Foster Peabody Award and over 200 different awards in a multitude of national and international film […]

Calvin Bryant

Latest Internet & Web Marketing – Calvin Bryant

🎤 Calvin Bryant is a professional who has owned his own firm in graphics and web design for 21 years and has had as many as 18 people working for him.  He started very young, fresh out of school, and worked with many top ministries, including Joel Osteen. Contact info: calvin.bryant@c7creative.com 704-691-4601       […]

Bruce Dingman

The Scoop on Hiring Key Executives – Bruce Dingman

🎤 Bruce Dingman, headquartered near Santa Barbara, is considered one of the top headhunters in America. Close to 70% of his business comes from working with large corporations and hiring key executives through national searches. The other 30% of his time is dedicated to helping national and regional ministries find key executives for their organization. […]

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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 […]

John Reinhold

Medi-Share Success – the Dr. John Reinhold Story

🎤 Dr. John Reinhold is the founder and retired CEO of Christian Care Ministry, known best as Medi-Share, which is a non-profit group that helps Christians with medical coverage in a cooperative style rather than an insurance company. They have over 60,000 members and are pro-active in helping members to Improve their health. This is […]

Hugh Jones

The Bottom Line Of Compassion – Hugh Jones, Banker

🎤 Hugh Jones a big success story. He built the largest branch of the largest bank in Florida in the 90’s; it is now owned by Bank of America. In the 80’s, when he took over as CEO, Hugh was very frustrated with his staff’s performance and back-biting comments.  He tells a Wise Counsel group the […]

Ronald Reagan

A Leader with Wisdom and Faith – Ronald Reagan

🎦 Ronald Reagan was a president and man everyone admired.  He was a courageous leader and a man of God who knew his destiny was to fulfill God’s plan for his life and his country.  This video is a witness and tribute to his life.  

The Freedom Revolution

The Freedom Revolution…Rocking our World

🎤 John Beehner, Founder of Wise Counsel, felt called to write The Freedom Revolution … Rocking our World, which was written in 2011. The book is about the inspiring events leading countries to Freedom influenced by the Church and transforming nations amidst chaos and tragedy. John is interviewed by Jon Bosworth and Jimbo Stockton. (2 […]

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How Ministry blesses Business – Skip Allcorn

🎤 Skip Allcorn is a co-founder of Coastal Construction Products, which sells hundreds of products for commercial construction like lubricants and caulking used on the surface of all types of commercial buildings. Coastal Construction operates throughout Florida and now the southeast.  Skip has a compassion for ministry, like Young Life and Echo Cuba.  His many experiences […]

Pam Mullarkey

How Mrs. Enthusiam is Rocking Teens – Pam Mullarkey

🎤 Pam Mullarkey is an icon of her day. The Lord called her in an “inspiring way” to build a dynamic ministry for teens and young adults: Project SOS.  She and her staff have played a major role in reducing teen pregnancy by as much as 60% over 10 years in North East Florida. Listen […]

Abortion to Pro-Life

Conviction: Abortion to Pro-Life – Dr. Max Karrer

🎤 Abortion to Pro-Life: Dr. Max Karrer was a highly respected Obstetrician who was deceived into believing in the pursuit of greed and doing abortions because it made good money. But by the leading of the Holy Spirit, he recognized that abortions are sinful and damaging to women, men, and children. He left his practice and […]

Curt Coleman

From Business Collapse to World Importer – Curt Coleman

🎤 Curt Coleman, founder of Go Fish import retail stores, has one of the most dramatic stories we have ever heard. Curt had several successful Hair Salons in different parts of the country. That business crashed when his reputation was destroyed by the death of a gay employee. Miraculously, God had a better plan to use […]

Jerod Powers

A Shot in the Head Turned his Life Inside Out – Jerod Powers

🎤 Jerod Powers was adopted into a troubled home and was put into a mental institution by his father. Selling drugs led him to crime, a shooting, and prison for many years. Jerod had never attended a church or heard of Christ until he discovered the Bible in jail with a counselor.  Prison became his classroom […]

Called to Smuggle Bibles

Called to Smuggle Bibles? – Bud Toole

🎤 Called to Smuggle Bibles?  Bud Toole was Vice President of a major insurance company when he was asked by a friend to visit Russia with him during the 1980’s under Communism.  The purpose was to witness and encourage Christians.  But Bud did not realize he was also going to have to smuggle in a […]

Building Blocks for Success

The Building Blocks for Success – How & Why Good Business Creates True Wealth

🎦 As part of the Genesis Workshop, and what we have now branded as “How & Why Good Business Creates True Wealth”, John Beehner shares how to build a successful business on a solid foundation, using the Bible as a roadmap. The whole illustration appears in the Introductory Session 1 of the workshop series. Building Blocks for […]

CEO Management Survey – How effective are you?

John Beehner developed this survey to help CEOs evaluate their organizational efforts to be more effective, and to target areas for improvement. For example, A is level of importance to your business. B is the actual performance in achieving or reaching that needed level of importance. For example, if importance is a 5 (top level) […]

Brig Hart

My Rollercoaster Life in Serving – Brig Hart

🎦 Brig Hart is a man who tried and failed to commit suicide at an early time but credits the Lord for intervening and leading him to several very successful businesses. The Lord gave Brig a charismatic personality and endless energy that thousands of people want to follow. He made millions in Amway and helped […]

Stu Epperson

Humble Beginnings to National Radio Network – Stu Epperson

🎦 At 78, Stu Epperson has an amazing story of a man with humble beginnings. He is co-founder of the Salem Radio network with over 100 stations which carries Christian or conservative programming. Speaking at the Wise Counsel Boot Camp, he talks about the early years with his brother, moonshine, experiences in college, and the […]

Dr. Ted Prince

Why Most CEOs Fail and Few Succeed – Dr. Ted Prince

🎦 Dr. Ted Prince is founder of Perth Leadership Institute. He is from Australia but has spent over 30 years in the USA. During the growth years of Hi-Tech companies on Wall Street in the 90’s, he had the opportunity to serve on 8 different boards helping to hire the CEO. Many of the CEOs […]

Business Growth

The Ups & Downs of Business Growth – John Beehner

🎦 After John Beehner, founder of Wise Counsel, sold the TEC Florida business, he discovered the three cornerstones of building a business on a solid foundation in writing his first book. This video on the ups & downs of business growth was recorded in 2000 on VHS and transferred to MP4 for this website. John […]

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 […]

John Rivers

The Secret to the Sauce – John Rivers, Founder & CEO

🎦 John Rivers spent many years in the healthcare industry and became president of a large pharmaceutical company that he grew to $2 billion in sales and then sold in a big merger. While he stayed the two next years, he gained a heart to help raise money for non-profits and churches through his favorite […]

Don Soderquist

Don Soderquist, Former COO of Wal-Mart: Ethical Leadership

🎦 Don Soderquist was COO of Wal-Mart under Sam Walton and brought many years of stability during its breakthrough years of profound growth. Wal-Mart is today the largest company in the world. Don was vice chairman and chief operating officer before ultimately becoming senior vice chairman. Continuing the legacy of Sam Walton as “keeper of […]

Bill Pollard

Servant Leadership – Bill Pollard, Former CEO of Service Masters

🎦 Bill Pollard is the former CEO of Service Masters, a multi-billion dollar service company based in Chicago. He authored Soul of the Firm, among other books that have been a great influence on many of us in Wise Counsel. Service Masters was founded by two believers who create a corporate mission to honor God and His […]

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How To Profit From Values by John Beehner

🎦 This video on how to profit from values was recorded on VHS in 1998. It was after John Beehner had published his first book, called True Wealth by the Book. With the development of this site, his recording was converted to MP4 for viewing here.  This was one of the first talks John shared […]

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Living Free from Strongholds – Paul Hollis

🎦 Paul Hollis, former businessman as CEO and COO for 20 years, moved to Tampa with the intent build a real estate business. But he ran into one stumbling block. God had other plans. The Lord called him into training to learn how the enemy was limiting people from reaching their full potential by limiting […]

Ed Austin

Ed Austin – The Heart of Business Leadership

🎦 Former Mayor Ed Austin of Jacksonville, Florida spoke in 1999 at the first Believers in Jacksonville Conference. He became State Attorney (prosecutor) for many years. He tells his touching experience of coming to know and serve Christ in a personal way through his stories that changed his life forever, and the lives of the […]

Business Growth from American & Biblical Values - John Beehner

Business Growth from American & Biblical Values – John Beehner

🎦 John Beehner shares in 1999 at the first Believers in Jacksonville Conference with 300 executives that he organized.  Here he shares many of the founding principals he discovered in praying, researching and crying out to the Lord for wisdom in his calling to write his first book, True Wealth By the Book. John had sold […]

Horst Schulze

7 Steps to Create Excellence – Horst Schulze from Ritz Carlton

🎦 Horst Schulze shares the “7 steps that create Excellence” from his personal experiences in building the Ritz Carlton Hotel group and his Christian Values. Horst Schulze is a unique and outstanding former President of Ritz Carlton. He was raised in Germany. As a very young man, he was trained and started as a busboy, […]

Dr. Sam Chand

Who’s Holding Your Ladder? with Dr. Sam Chand

🎦 Dr. Sam Chand came as a student from India and moved all the way from working as a janitor to becoming President of Beulah Heights Bible College, America’s fast-growing Bible College near Atlanta in early 2000’s. His talk is humorous and yet profound about vision, delegation, strengths and talents of your people. Visit his […]

Os Hillman

Os Hillman – Power of the Staff

🎦 Os Hillman has written nearly a dozen books and is considered the grandfather or founder of the Marketplace Ministries movement in the USA beginning in 1997. His daily devotional “Today God is First” (TGIF) is read by 200,000 of people with his writings and studies of how the word of God applies in the […]

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Os Hillman – The Joseph Calling

🎦 Os Hillman has written nearly a dozen books and is considered the grandfather or founder of the Marketplace Ministries movement in the USA beginning in 1997. His daily devotional “Today God is First” (TGIF) is read by 200,000 of people with his writings and studies of how the word of God applies in the […]

Al Hollingsworth

Al Hollingsworth – How To Birth a Dream or Vision Into Reality

🎦 Hattie and Al Hollingsworth are amazing people of character and integrity. They founded Aldelano Packaging and BOSS the Movement (Building on Spiritual Substance) ministry. Al first knew he had a special calling when he was knocked out on the football field while playing college football for Colorado University. Unconscious, he heard a voice and […]

Strategic Plan Packet for Entrepreneurs

Download Strategic Plan Pre-Work Packet. Our free Strategic Planning Pre-Work Packet is designed for entrepreneurs to review their vision and mission by department goals and numbers compared to recent years. Skip the pages that don’t apply to your company or combine department goals. Our passion is to stimulate your thinking and give worksheet examples. Suggestion: […]

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The Trinity Model

🎦 The trinity model “triplicate of choice” marketing strategy is about (1) price, (2) quality, and (3) service. God has a plan for us to learn and to be successful in building on a “Solid Foundation.” It is in the day to day relationship that we learn to be led by the Holy Spirit. We have 3 […]

Ed Silvoso

Power of Obedience with Ed Silvoso

🎦 Ed Silvoso, originally a pastor from Argentina and author of the best selling book Anointed for Business has taught and inspired many business people how to seek and follow the Lord in their businesses around the world. This video features Graham Power, CEO and Founder of Power Group of Companies. They are the largest […]

Open Book Management

Open Book Management – Creating A Company Of Entrepreneurs

🎦 Comment by John Beehner, Founder of Wise Counsel: John Case, a business author, does a good job of explaining what I believe is an excellent model for dynamic business success, “Open Book Management.” I believe it is the best Biblical model I have ever seen in working with over 400 different companies over 35 years. […]

Tom Hill

Tom Hill – Building Character In Business

🎦 Tom Hill is CEO of Kimray, a company that his father-in-law started in Oklahoma City. They are manufacturers with over 100 employees who build valves for the oil and gas industry. Here is a clip called “Character First.” This clip is further explained in the second Tom Hill video.   During a recessionary time in […]

Pat Robertson

Three Laws of Business Success – Pat Robertson

🎦 How Pat Robertson founded the Christian Broadcast Network (CBN) is an amazing story of faith, trust, and obedience. A willingness to give up everything and follow the Lord with 3 kids from a successful life as an attorney in corporate America, sell everything and just pick up and move without many details or instructions […]

Chick-fil-A

The Truett Cathy Story of Chick-fil-A

🎦 Comments from John Beehner, founder of Wise Counsel: I had the privilege of having Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A come to speak to our CEO Wise Counsel members in 1988. Totally open and honest about his life and business. I also had the privilege to interview Dan Cathy twice and take Wise Counsel to meet him […]

Connie Cenac

Overcoming Health and Business Crisis

🎦 Connie Cenac, President of Welcome Home Care Learn from Connie how she overcame near death from prescription drugs, business theft, and how the Lord intervened to save their company. Connie Cenac and her husband Dwight have been pioneers in the home health care business for over 30 years. They also own private elementary and […]

Suicide Failure

Brig Hart: From a Suicide Failure to Inspiring Icon in Business and Faith

🎦 Brig Hart: From a Suicide Failure to Inspiring Icon in Business and Faith Brig Hart dreamed of having his father’s love and approval, but he never got it. After years of searching for ways to fill the void, Brig finally found the love he longed for in a relationship with God… Original Source from: […]

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Bob Williamson: Going from Homeless Hell to 13 Successful Businesses

🎦 Bob Williamson, founder of Honey Lake Church & Worldwide Ministries, shares his personal story & testimony of how he went from being homeless to a serial entrepreneur.  Bob Williamson is a walking miracle. He ran away from home at an early age to live on the streets for nearly a decade, using and selling drugs […]

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Teach Me How to Be Fruitful

📄 The evidence is profound that the best and most healthy companies in the world follow Biblical Principles. Check out the books Built to Last and Good to Great by Jim Collins’ student research team and you will see how the values of visionary companies (Visions come from the Lord) are successful. According to their […]

How to Keep Customers Coming Back

How to Keep Customers Coming Back – Randy Drew

🎦 Randy Drew, CEO of Parc Management – How to Keep Customers Coming Back Learn how Randy builds relationships with his 9,000 employees in 25 amusement parks across the country.      

Selling Among Wolves

Selling Among Wolves with Michael Pink

🎦 Michael Pink is an author of Selling Among Wolves, trainer, and consultant. As a top sales producer in corporate America, he discovered through his ups and downs how the Lord would guide and direct his steps to be most effective and make more money. The words “wolves” is referenced in the Bible seven different […]

Lenscrafters

Dave Browne – The Gift Of Sight – Lenscrafters

🎦 Dave Browne is the former CEO of Lenscrafters, the national retail chain and seller of eye apparel. Frustrated and bored in Christian workshop one day, he walked outside with his Bible to sit on a park bench. Concerned about the business and numerous issues, he sought the Lord and as he opened his Bible, […]

What is Wise Counsel

What is Wise Counsel – Testimony on TV

🎦 This video answers the question “What is Wise Counsel?” and explains how God set the whole process in motion. Taken from a show produced and aired on Canadian Television in Windsor, Canada in 2004. Members Dennis Doyle, John Beehner (leader), Steve Strang, Scott Plakon, Kingsley Fletcher & Doug Weiss in a roundtable fashion define […]

Joe Gibbs

Hall of Fame Coach – The Joe Gibbs Story

🎤 Joe Gibbs, retired and Hall of Fame coach (winner of 3 Super Bowls), is also famous for NASCAR racing organization based in North Carolina.  Joe and his “Game Plan for Life” ministry team spoke for Wise Counsel and other partners in Jacksonville in February 2013.  1,000 Executives and Ministry Leaders heard Joe’s Salvation message […]

Addiction

Addiction Turnaround beyond Comprehension – Guy Iannello

🎦 Guy Iannello, Founder of Total Freedom Ministry: Learn how the Lord changed Guy from Drug Dealer to Pastor, helping hundreds of people get off addiction (s) and leading productive lives.  Very dramatic and shocking story you might not believe except to see his great turnaround and sustained life today.     Be sure to also […]

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One Spark – Dynamic Business Growth by Giving

🎦 Learn how David Hill and his company grows an average of 45% a year as his over 100 employees share Random Acts of Kindness through his “One Spark” program. Hover over the link below and click to expand to full screen to watch the second video. Click Here To Watch Second Video!

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Surviving new Banking Regulations – Bennett Brown

🎦 Bennett Brown has been the founder of two mid-size Community Banks in North East Florida and CEO of two others, with assets of $200 million to $1 billion. Since the downturn on the economy beginning in 2008, banking regulations and the industry have changed dramatically. Bennett shares some of the government regulation issues that […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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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. […]

Good Stewards

Good Stewards – The Hobby Lobby Story with David Green

🎦 David Green, Founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby, the retail home goods store has been in the news because of challenging the Obama Administration Affordable Health Care Plan at the United States Supreme Court.  This family business is a tremendous success story and on this video, they share their perspective and how they work […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Spiritual Bailout Package – John Beehner

🎤 🎦 Written in 2009 during the height of the economic crisis in the USA, when there was a call for the President and Congress to pass an economic bailout package to create jobs for millions of Americans.  John Beehner felt the Lord was telling him that we needed a spiritual bailout package instead so […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

Bryan Hickox

Bryan Hickox, Winner of 7 Emmy’s in Hollywood

🎦 Bryan Hickox, raised in California, always wanted to be in the movies ever since his Dad worked in the early days of TV.  In his testimony, he tells of the ups and downs and the pastor who inspired him to find the Lord.  Bryan has produced over 75 movies and won 7 Emmy Award. He […]

Andy Sanfilippo

Andy Sanfilippo – From Shoe Box to Industry Leader

🎦 Andy Sanfilippo got fired, so he started his own business with just a shoe box and a supportive wife. As they found the Lord, he built his business and now is a leader and innovator in his industry.    

Pastors Take Requests

Should Pastors Take Requests from their Congregation?

📄 I have heard Pastors say, “And don’t send me any emails on this.”  It seems like a number of Pastors have their own agenda and we are going to get the full dose of their teachings whether a congregation needs it or not.  Of course, that is not all bad because good Pastors want […]

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There is No Competition

📄 Greg Pagh, senior pastor of Christ Lutheran Church near Elk River, Minnesota, says, “I used to drive by other churches and curse them because of the way they worshipped,  shared the gospel, spoke in tongues, etc., were too charismatic or too laid back.  Then God got a hold of my heart and I sincerely […]

Church a Cruise Ship

Is Your Church a Cruise Ship?

📄 Doug Spada, the decorated Navy Veteran and founder of WorkLife ministry, asks the question “Is your church a Cruise Ship or Aircraft Carrier?” A Cruise Ship has all kinds of social and fun activities to enjoy each other’s company and build on growing relationships in the fellowship and suntans heading into the warm waters […]

Proven Strategies for Growth

23 Proven Strategies for Growth

📄 In an effort to provide you with a clear understanding of the ways in which to succeed in business, we’ve created 23 proven strategies for growth you should use if you want to be successful and peaceful in business. Please feel free to share this PDF with your own business friends.