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 […]

dan cathy

Dan Cathy – The Engagement Factor

🎤 In the following audio, Dan Cathy discusses the need for purpose in our actions. He answers the question “How Do You Motivate Your People?” We interviewed the Chick-fil-A CEO in 2007 as part of Wise Counsel’s “Ask God about My Business” internet radio campaign. In that campaign, we surveyed over 300 existing and future […]

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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 […]

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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How to Pray Effectively – Dr. Susan Dyer

🎤 This 2-part audio presentation shows that Dr. Susan Dyer is an amazing woman of God who has personally learned how to pray effectively and trust Him.  We believe you can listen to this presentation multiple times and learn something new every time or of greater depth. Part 1 Part 2    

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 […]

Set Free

Being Set Free…to be in Christ

📄 Guy Ianello was raised by a good Italian family in upstate New York.  Somehow in high school he got caught up in drugs, using and then selling them.  After graduating, he had no incentive to find a real job until he got caught and was sentenced to life in prison.  But after 6 months, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Chuck Reaves

In Sales, Price is Not the Real Objection – Chuck Reaves

🎦 In Sales, Price is Not the Real Objection – Chuck Reaves Chuck Reaves, a former military officer and IBM executive, is an excellent sales trainer, author and coach.  Based in Atlanta, he speaks to CEOs and has spoken for Wise Counsel and always is stimulating and enlightening.  On this video he focuses on the […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Coastal Construction Products

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 […]

Nick Simonic

Breaking Free to Find Success – Nick Simonic CPA

🎤 Nick Simonic was a high school drop out and ignored those who told him he would be a great accountant.  Even after the military, he tried to avoid the idea of being an accountant. Today, his firm is very successful and he teaches in churches how to  “Break Free of Financial Fear” and get your financial […]

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 […]

Jim Dismore

Business: God’s Way or Your Way? – Jim Dismore

🎤 Jim Dismore shares at a talk with a Wise Counsel Group which we also presented to our Marketplace Witness radio show audience. In 1964, Jim was hired by Sam Walton as his third executive before opening Wal-Mart’s 4th store.  Convicted to change by the Lord, he left Wal-Mart 12 years later to eventually form […]

Dick Erickson

Cancer Free When Others Went Home – Diane & Dick Erickson

🎤 Dick Erickson has a successful business called Sun Tire, while Diane has been the supportive wife and mother of four great kids.  When Diane got cancer, she went through the normal chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Unfortunately, things did not improve. Then they heard of a new experimental program at the National Cancer Institute in […]

Arnie Cole

From Success to Significant – Arnie Cole

🎤 In this audio presentation, Arnie Cole admits that he worshiped money in his early business career as an entrepreneur with his own highly successful research firm.  But an elderly disease and a major storm were about to take his life. The rest is an amazing story and a turnaround. Now, Arnie is CEO of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Guy Iannello

How to Get Clean from Addiction – Kate and Guy Iannello

🎤 We have a video presentation of Guy Iannello from a Boot Camp presentation on this website.  But this interview is with his wife Kate who made a tremendous sacrifice while Guy sold and used drugs for so many years. Today they have an amazing ministry near Orlando that is life-changing and inspirational.  Participants leave […]

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 […]

Strongholds

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 […]

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 […]

Joseph Calling

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 […]

Silver And Gold

Silver And Gold

🎦 Silver and Gold: How & Why Good Business Creates True Wealth. We must work out our own pride and our self-centeredness, our blind spots and our facades while keeping all communication areas open and channels open for us to know Him and receive His will.   part 6, Separating the Wheat from the Chaff      […]

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. […]

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When He Knocks, Will You Answer? Horst Schulze from Ritz Carlton

🎦 When he knocks, will you answer is a tremendous, personal story by Horst Schulze. Horst is a unique and outstanding former President of Ritz Carlton raised in Germany. As a very young man, he trained and started as a busboy. He started moving up and was later promoted to management levels in some of the […]

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 […]

Michael Pink

Three Ancient Paths For Success – Michael Pink

🎦 🎤 Michael Pink, famous for his big selling books, Selling Among Wolves and The Bible INC. shares many “Three Fold Principles” he has found in the Bible that relate to our personal actions and how they apply in your business or work life. Very insightful and practical things you seldom hear from pastors. Some […]

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 […]

Dysfunctions of A Team

Patrick Lencioni: The Five Dysfunctions of A Team

🎦 In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, bestselling business author Patrick Lencioni once again offers a powerful and instructive leadership fable. Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions that go to the very heart of why teams –– even the best ones –– often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be […]

Rabbi Jonathan Cahn

Rabbi Jonathan Cahn: Recession in 2015 ?

🎦 Author, Rabbi Jonathan Cahn discusses the 3,000-year-old mystery that holds the secret to the world’s future. Jonathan Cahn is a messianic Jewish Rabbi and pastor best known for his best-selling novel, The Harbinger. In this novel, he compares the United States and the September 11 attacks to ancient Israel and the destruction of Kingdom of Israel. […]

Dr. Caroline Leaf

Dr. Caroline Leaf – Renew your Mind

🎦 Learn how to control your thoughts for a healthier mind and body. Dr. Caroline Leaf is a Neuroscientist from South Africa who has studied Brain/Mind function and growth for over 25 years. Your brain or mind is the main portion of your soul (the soul is the mind, will, and emotions). Many of your employees and […]

Dr. Rick Marks

The Freedom through Forgiveness by Dr. Rick Marks

🎦 A profound video, life-changing stories and insights from the Lord given to Dr. Rick Marks from his family pains and troubles.   All Wise Counsel members have watched this video.  Many have shared with employees and family members. One CEO showed this to an old time friend whose husband passed away without his wife’s […]

Work Worship

Why is Work Worship?

🎦 Why is Work Worship? The world tells us that work is just a means to more comfort … More stuff…More me. TV shows and even our misdirected language in the church have hijacked our view of work and belittled it to mundane and meaningless. Whether you are a CEO, young entrepreneur or manager in […]

VeggieTales

Your Dream or God’s Vision: The Story of VeggieTales Founder Phil Vischer

🎦 Phil Vischer was well on his way to becoming the next Walt Disney. He had created VeggieTales, the most popular children’s video series ever. He built the largest animation studio between the coasts. All was going according to plan when suddenly the whole thing blew up in his face. In this video, Phil discusses […]

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 […]

RECESSION

What a Lousy RECESSION Diet!

📄 A few years ago, I was sharing with a local banker that, with the downturn (recession) in the economy, the Lord has put us on a BIG diet. The “Grace Period” of irresponsible lending and borrowing was over; there is a price to pay. The grace period had ended and we could no longer […]

Roaring 2000

Thank Goodness the Roaring 2000’s are Over.

📄 My hometown paper carried the story of a local bank officer of a major institution heading to prison for up to 30 years for altering document so that he would receive his bonus of $50-70,000 during the 2005-2006 real estate boom and bust. The U.S. Attorney’s office in its crackdown on mortgage fraud says […]

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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 […]

Speed of Trust

The Speed of Trust Book Review

📄 The Speed of Trust by Stephen M.R. Covey What is Trust? …from the American Dictionary of the English Language, Noah Webster 1828: Noun: Confidence: a reliance or resting of the mind on the integrity, veracity, justice, friendship or other sound principles of another person. (He that putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe..proverbs) […]

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“Good Book” Cash Flow 24-7

📄 Practical Principles and Tactics for your Business I’ve had the privilege of working with over 300 Entrepreneurs in small–to mid-size companies for over 25 years while operating my own businesses in the process. So some of what I share here are mistakes I’ve made or seen others get tripped on. So I will begin […]

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Don’t Be Double-Minded!

📄 Bud Toole is one of my mentors. As a Senior VP of a major insurance company in the 1980’s, he risked his life and career by smuggling Bibles into Russia behind the Iron Curtain. Few people knew that the wall would come down in a few years. But by God’s plan, his team was […]

Flaky Christian

Doing business with a “Flaky Christian”

📄 In dealing with hundreds of entrepreneurs and executives over the years, I can honestly say “ I have been burned” by a number of people who call themselves Christians. I can easily talk on both side of this issue on “flaky Christians”. When someone first comes to surrender and make a personal commitment to […]

Bill O’Reilly

Changing the World Starting at Home and School – Bill O’Reilly

📄 Recently, Bill O’Reilly, the TV talk show host, and commentator, was talking about the need for vouchers, charter schools and even teacher incentives. So often the subject gets back to crime and teaching our kids how to be productive citizens and avoiding the life of crime. Deeper than that is the need for parents […]

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, […]

Earl Pitts

Wealth, Riches and Money – Earl Pitts

🎦 In this video, Earl Pitts, a former Executive with IBM and author of Wealth, Riches and Money, tells of about his study and research of the Bible with Wise Counsel in a meeting in Windsor, Canada years ago.  He shares the principles of how the Lord would want us to be good stewards of […]

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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

sacrifice

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 […]

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 […]

Faith Culture

The “Faith Culture” of the Correct Craft story

🎦 Correct Craft was founded nearly 90 years ago and played a key role in helping the military during WWII. This powerful video portrays their commitment to building a “Faith Culture” that impacts employees, customers and serves the Lord’s purposes. Thanks to Work as Worship Network and Right Now Media.

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 […]

spiritual bailout package

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

replacing faith with education

Are You Replacing Faith With Education?

📄 Dr. Jerry Williamson, President of Go To Nations, the respected international mission organization that has over 500 missionaries in 86 countries, says, “People are replacing faith with education . It’s a major mistake; pastors need to sound the alarm and they aren’t.” In a world of increasing technology and mass media, we are taught to “Google […]

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg : Facemash to Facebook

📄 In October 2003, Mark Zuckerberg and some fellow Harvard students took some risk by breaking into the University’s security network to capture student ID photos to populate his newly created website called Facemash. Harvard had no student directory and has never been noted as the most “social” campus on the East Coast. At first, […]

Effective Prayers

The Untold Secret to Powerful and Effective Prayers

📄 Last summer we took 30 Christian entrepreneurs and ministry leaders to the 7,000 square feet, 4-story ocean home of a former CEO. I had the privilege of coaching and working with this CEO for nearly 10 years.  This amazing leader had taken a $2 million company to $2 billion in sales in just 15 […]

Practical Ways to Manage for Purpose

8 Practical Ways to Manage for Purpose

📄 We don’t have all the answers but we’ll share some insights to give you a glimpse of our perspective and discernment on Practical Ways to Manage for Purpose: Key from our perspective It’s not just the strategy, goals, and ideas we employ. It is their congruence with the principal of God––the more we follow […]

Good Hiring Practices

48 Keys to Good Hiring Practices

📄 An NFL team drafts 10 players, sign 15 free agents, 44 players from last year, 20 players from taxi squad, and scouted an average of 4,000 college players each year. How many candidates do you look at? Follow these 48 Keys to Good Hiring Practices:     Avoid 3-minute “snap, emotional” decisions (first impression by appearance, […]

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 […]

overcoming grief

Overcoming Grief and Shock to Find and Share Joy

🎦 Lisa Darrell, District Manager of ADP: Learn how Lisa lost her 18-year-old son while she was preaching on Sunday and it took her through a near-death grief to ministering to hundreds of others today about overcoming grief. Click Here To Watch Video with Slideshow! Double Click the video to view full screen. From a Wise […]

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

📄 Emotional Intelligence – EQ – is a relatively recent behavioral model, rising to prominence with Daniel Goleman’s 1995 book called Emotional Intelligence. The early Emotional Intelligence theory was originally developed during the 1970′s and 80′s by the work and writings of psychologists Howard Gardner (Harvard), Peter Salovey (Yale) and John Mayer (New Hampshire). Emotional […]

Learn From the Master

Getting Off Your Treadmill to Learn From the Master

📄 In Luke chapter 10, we read a story about Mary and Martha.  Martha is distracted as she prepares the big dinner.  She approaches Jesus and says, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you that my sister Mary just sits here while I do all the work?  Tell her to come and help me.” “My […]

Tool of Freedom

The Internet… Another Tool of Freedom

📄 A new global freedom marketplace has emerged from the internet.  But on the freedom model of mutual trust and free enterprise, it has little policing, no regulators, no taxation system and it remains as open as nations allow. The Internet is free enterprise in action, and it’s built on mutual trust through prepay tools.  […]

Free From Bondage

Free From Bondage

📄 Ricky Roberts was born to faithful parents whose hearts were broken when they discovered that their special child was mentally retarded.  But because of the deepness of their faith, they knew God would heal him… because nothing is impossible for God.  Their prayers and crying out to the Lord were constant, and they had […]

Spiritual Bailout

The Spiritual Bailout for our Broken Economy

📄 If America’s going to return to the days of job creation and prosperity, we have to get back to the basics of our system of Economic Freedom. The Root of our problem is not financial but Spiritual. We have proven that another Government Stimulus or spending program will not turn around our economy.   […]

True Measure of Success

Wealth is Not a True Measure of Success

📄 One of the major causes of the economic crisis is greedy individuals in the marketplace.  Unfortunately for American consumers, we get caught up in these “greed binges.”  We were all affected by the “no money down”, “no credit check”, “no closings costs”, “easy money” culture that facilitated the financial crisis of 2007, the worst […]

greed

The Pitfall of Greed, The Value of Humility

📄 In 1898, few people had ever heard the name James Cash Penney.  But by the 1920’s, he had made his fortune and was already stepping away from nearly 200 stores to pursue new interests.  When the stock market crashed in 1929, his personal net worth shrank by a staggering 81%.  He even started taking […]

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.