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Help! I am in Crisis!

Take a deep breath: You will survive, you are not alone and it has happened to someone else, there is hope.  You feel like your world is out of control right now and it probably is.  Remember it won’t stay this way forever.  Think of another time you felt overwhelmed, what did you do to handle it in a healthy way?  We all handle stress differently... >Full Story

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Facing Fast Growth and Strong Competition

Profile on: Mike and Brian McCoy, co-owner of McCoy’s Building Supplies During the early part of their careers, Mike and Brian McCoy, owners of McCoy’s Building Supplies, applied a simple formula for success: hard work followed by more hard work. This, along with an innovative approach to selling building supplies, allowed the Galveston-based...... >Read More

Top ten ways to teach values to your kids

In a consumer-driven society that broadcasts values that don’t reflect what you believe, how can fathers teach values to their kids? Here are ten ideas to help you: Tell them your life stories and teach through your stories Kids love to hear stories about your childhood. Weave in some moral dilemmas and you’ve got great opportunities to...... >Read More

Letting Go Leads to Success

Profile: Jim Blankemeyer, Chairman of the Metokote  Corporation It’s no secret that starting your own company can be tough, sucking up all of your time, energy and attention and causing you to neglect other things, such as family and friends. That’s exactly what happened to Jim Blankemeyer, Chairman of the Metokote Corporation. Thankfully,...... >Read More

Daughter's Death Leads to Renewed Purpose in Life

Patricia Fong was enjoying a typical workday at Amcore Investment Group on January 27, 2002 when she received a phone call that would change her life forever. The call was from her eighteen-year-old daughter, Megan, who was a freshman at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. An outstanding tennis player, Megan had earned a full athletic scholarship...... >Read More

Abundance of Money and Keeping your Head on Straight

Profile on: Lavonne Kruse, determined to be successful. Can you imagine spending the first decade of your life thinking the woman who raised you was your mother, only to discover she was actually your grandmother? Perhaps the only thing that might shock you more would be discovering that your real mother was someone you had grown up believing...... >Read More

Family Unity and Business Success

Profile on: Frank Schrimsher, co-owner Schrimsher Properties For the longest time, the Schrimsher brothers - Steve, Frank, and Mike - owners of Schrimsher Properties, were brothers by blood only. That is, they were siblings, but they weren’t really friends. As such, each was trying to make it on his own; pursuing a separate vocation. But within...... >Read More

A Big Dream Pays Off

Profile on: Gene Birdwell, of Birdwell Construction and Remedial Construction Services Who hasn’t dreamed of leaving the humdrum of their day-to-day job and starting their own business? That’s exactly what Gene Birdwell of Houston, Texas did in 1978. He had been working in the construction industry for 20 years when he finally decided to give...... >Read More

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