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 […]

kingdom advisors

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?” […]

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 […]

untold secret

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

risk and failure

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       […]

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 […]

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 […]

Banking Regulations

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 […]

Free Indeed

To Be Free Indeed by John Beehner

📄 During the first week of September of 1980, I got on my knees in the Days Inn hotel to commit my life to Jesus Christ.  I did not really know what I was doing but my heart and soul were aching from the sins and dumb things I had done so far in life.  […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

creator

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 […]

mustard seed

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

not an atheist

Mike Schneider’s Wife Would Not Let Him Be an Atheist

🎦 Mike Schneider and his wife went from almost losing everything to building a successful restaurant chain while his wife persisted in her insistence that he stop being an atheist and meet the Lord. From Wise Counsel’s Marketplace Witness Show.

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.    

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.