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Prioritize Yourself

Toni Robinson, president of Springfield NAACP says they have to prioritize things in their life. Self care, time in nature and other daily practices help them stay balanced. Robinson is one of Springfield …

Michael Wehrenberg, president of Wehrenberg Design Company says the “The 4-Hour Workweek,” by Timothy Ferriss opened his eyes to new possibilities. He says Ferriss’ work was influential in …

Just because it’s temporary doesn’t mean it can’t be comfortable. Todd Nielsen, chief strategy officer with JMark, says a few simple tips can help keep you focused and productive in your home …

Chrystal Irons, director of the Missouri Small Business Development Center at Missouri State University says she likes to have a team debrief each business day. Irons says leadership and …

Amy Greene, owner of IPA Educational Supply, says workbooks are a good, standardized way to help educate your child at home. Some books include sections that help parents teach the topic. She says …

Todd Nielsen, chief strategy officer with JMark, says leaders who are new to managing remote employees may worry about productivity. Nielsen says playing watchdog can be counterproductive. Be …

Richard Ollis, CEO of Ollis/Akers/Arney, says they’ve had a business contingency plan in case of things like fire or natural disasters. He says with the technology in place, they were able to …

With so many people working remotely now, Todd Nielsen, chief strategy officer with JMark, says it's important to set boundaries with your family for the times that you're working.

The Missouri Department of Labor has a Shared Work Program, which is a lay-off aversion program for businesses faced with a reduction in available work. Duration: 2:23

Elizabeth Wente, Partner with Spencer Fane, LLP, says “The Remix,” by Lindsey Pollak is a great tool for managers. She says the book provides perspectives for younger generations and the more …

“It’s much less about being shackled to your desk and more about going, where are you going to do the best work? We trust you’re going to get it done,” says Jordan Morgan, iOS engineer with …

Brandi O’Reilly, executive director of Dynamic Strides, says her passion for her work makes it difficult to maintain a work-life balance. She says she has to turn off thoughts about work and enjoy …

Ashley Fletcher, licensed clinical social worker, says her mentor was excellent at helping therapists understand their own self worth as well as that of their clients. Fletcher says this helps …

When Emery Bryant discovered new software that expanded her online yoga teaching capabilities, she recruited her favorite local instructors to start AWE Fitness. Not needing a brick and mortar space …

Jamie Thomas, vice president of Prosperiti Properties, says she spent years worrying that she’d miss opportunities if she put her family first. “The minute that I was brave enough to say, I’m a …

Donald Babb, former CEO and executive director of Citizens Memorial Hospital, says his grandfather was his first mentor. “He always told me, you can do whatever you want to do,” Babb says. “You …

Joe Hornickel, planning and zoning director for the city of Branson, says one of the community's goals is to have year round jobs like manufacturing. While Branson has good access to highways, …

Christina Ford, president and founder of The Rebound Foundation, says she used to constantly shift roles between work and home life. Another young mom told her she designated certain days to her …

Ashley Fletcher, licensed clinical social worker, says a good self care regimen is important, but there’s a new trend in wellness. Community care involves the organization coming together and …

Paul Long, vice president with Ollis/Akers/Arney, says a demanding job can take a toll on your family life. When his children were young, he would work early and go back to work late to spend the …

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