A Rigorous Right of Passage that Transforms All Who Enter

A Rigorous Right of Passage that Transforms All Who Enter

Posted On April 23, 2019

Rights of passage change people, especially difficult ones. And the Mission that young men and women participate in for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints just may be the last remaining difficult right of passage since the draft ended in the 1973. Lon Henderson went to Germany when he was a young man to serve on his mission as a member of the Church. It transformed him. Later Lon oversaw the mission in Brisbane, Australia where young men and women from across the world were in his care. He tells us about the mission, its purpose, and why… Read More

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A Charismatic Personality Plus a Solid Business Plan Equals Success And Longevity

Posted On April 15, 2019

Garrett’s business is not dependent upon him. He does not have a “job.” Instead he’s created a business out of personal training, instruction on healthy living, and coaching others to success. To train at Personal Edge Fitness, candidates must have a degree in some sort of training related field, you must go through an internship, and you must get very familiar with the employee handbook and training manual that focuses as much on lifts and technique as it does the emotional side of the clients as they struggle to achieve their goals. Garrett’s model is unique for the training industry… Read More

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How a New Orleans music icon is still keeping it funky after five decades in the business

Posted On April 10, 2019

George Porter, Jr., has been playing music for five decades, starting out as the bassist with legendary New Orleans funk band The Meters and continuing with a number of different bands and sit-in performances with artists as diverse as Paul McCartney, David Byrne, Jimmy Buffett, Tori Amos and Patti Labelle. Now 71 years old, he’s still going strong, which begs the question: How does he keep doing it? “For me, it’s afternoon naps,” says Porter, our guest in the latest episode of “What’s Working With Cam Marston.” While finding creative ways to catch some extra shut-eye is important, it’s not… Read More

Categories: Podcast, What's Working with Cam Marston, Work

Blind faith: When the business plan is answering a call from God

Posted On April 9, 2019

Marquis Forge is the CEO of Eleven86 Water, but he says that’s just a title. It’s God, he says, who runs the company, and God who started it in the first place. Forge, our guest in a recent episode of “What’s Working With Cam Marston,” is a former walk-on football player at the University Alabama who had worked in the automotive industry for two decades. But he’d made a promise to always remember where he came from, the small town of Autaugaville just northwest of Montgomery. And God, he says, showed him the way to keep that promise. He didn’t… Read More

Categories: church, Entrepreneurship, What's Working with Cam Marston

George Porter Jr. has music pouring forth and is still honing his sound

Posted On April 8, 2019

When musicians speak one-on-one to George Porter, Jr., they often share that he’s a role model of theirs, he’s their inspiration for playing the bass or the drums, or even for choosing to play funky music in the first place. George is polite. He smiles and says “thank you very much.” But inside he’s wondering what they’re talking about and wishing they’d sit back down at their instrument and get to work. There’s music left to be discovered and to play. His success, he says, comes from giving 100% each time he’s performing. And having performed with Flea, John “Papa”… Read More

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Even the NFL is having to adjust to a millennial workforce

Posted On April 2, 2019

All kinds of businesses and industries are having to adjust to the increasing numbers of millennials in the workforce. Some are quicker to adapt than others. It’s curious that an industry with a workforce dominated by millennials would be one of those more resistant to change. But in a business like professional football, where toughness is the greatest virtue, my-way-or-the-highway has been the accepted management style. For a couple days last week, the biggest story in the NFL was the news that new Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury planned to give his players “cell phone breaks” during lengthy meetings…. Read More

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Work, Workplace

Marquis Forge heard the call. Obeyed. And is now selling LOTS of water.

Posted On April 1, 2019

Heeding a call from God, Marquis Forge began a bottled water company in depressed Autaugaville, Alabama. Knowing nothing about the water business, and competing with Nestle, Coca-Cola, Dannon, and all the others, he was simply obeying God’s command. And whenever questions would arise or expertise was needed, the answers would show up. Sometimes literally. Just over a year old now, the product has distribution throughout the state of Alabama via Budweiser’s state-wide distribution network. It’s an amazing story. And, personally, I’ll never buy another brand of water again after hearing it. Incidentally, it’s the best water the testers have ever tried…. Read More

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