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I believe each of us seeks significance. To achieve it we must continuously grow and learn and to facilitate this process in myself and in others, I ask questions of business people and experts who can teach what has worked for them or who can reveal best practices. It's done through my FM radio show and podcast called What's Working with Cam Marston. I hope you'll listen.
 
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David Stollmack was worried that his inventory wouldn't move ever again in March and April of last year. Then he started worrying that he couldn't find enough equipment to sell. His business boomed once people realized that quarantine meant lots of at-home TV time. David's years of experience taught him how to manage inventory and how to find and k…
 
Carla Williams wanted to be a country music singer from the beginning. She had to put her dreams on hold to raise four kids and grow a successful business. Now she's back at it and her forthcoming album is a tribute to Karen Carpenter and includes a who's who of the Nashville music scene. This Mobilian is poised for the musical success she's waited…
 
Charles Head has climbed the ranks of Fairmont Hotels to land at the Fairmont Orchid in Hawaii where he leads a big team who delivers exceptional service to the guests. Charles' team - he calls them his "ohana" which roughly translates to "family" - is selected to work at the Fairmont based on their service skills which Charles and his leadership g…
 
Amy Morin's start to fame began as a complete surprise. Her blog post titled Thirteen Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do caught fire. Today she's written multiple books, has podcasts, and is in-demand as a speaker. Why? Her message is needed and her delivery of her message is fantastic. i've met her and watched her work and I know you'll love h…
 
Todd McGehee won't push his faith on you. He's hired by local businesses to visit regularly and if you want to talk, he'll talk, if you want to pray, he'll pray with you. And if you want him to leave you alone, he'll do that, too. Todd sees a great demand for spirituality but people are done with institutions. They want God. They don't want church.…
 
Bill E Stitt begin experimenting with curing his own bacon in college at Ole Miss. It made him plenty of friends - how could it not? Now his bacon is shipped across the country to the nation's most demanding bacon palettes. His process is a closely guarded secret but does involve the meat being serenaded by local musicians. Don't roll your eyes unt…
 
Beth Arroyo Utterback is the general manager of WWOZ in New Orleans. The station is staffed nearly entirely by volunteers, many of whom are in their twentieth year of donating their time weekly. Listeners stream the station from across the globe. How does such a small but mighty station create such a loyal following and what can we learn from them …
 
Bob Jones has found his calling. His mission. And it all focuses around service. That rings true in his words and his actions and is one of the many reasons his bank, United Bank based in Atmore, Alabama, is thriving. You're going to like him because is mission to serve is both transparent and authentic.…
 
A lively chat with State Farm Agent Allison Horner reveals that the way most consumers think about insurance needs a refresh, and she's just the one to do it. An advocate of taking care of what matters most with her customers, she'll gives us the questions to ask to determine if we have our priorities set correctly. You'll enjoy this conversation.…
 
Friend of What's Working Brent Barkin sits down in the studio to catch us up on Shoe Station's moves since the pandemic hit just over one year ago. Brent's role as CEO of a retail company with twenty-one locations in five states gives him insight into fashion trends, logistics, retail trends, hiring and retention trends, and others. His insight is …
 
Thom Shea asks what is the single thing that prevents people from being the best versions of themselves. Their answer, by a landslide, is drama. Drama in the workplace. Drama in the home. Drama with their kids and with their spouse. So Thom coaches them to deal with drama so their best version of themselves will be available to the world. Thom was …
 
Amy Morin, in a time of great difficulty, jotted down a list of mental attributes that she, as a counselor, knew she should avoid. That list became a blog post and that blog post went viral. Today she's written four books on the topic of mental strength, is in demand as a speaker, and her podcasts are a sensation. We talk about how you need to groo…
 
Josh Reed had a hunch that fishermen wanted high-dollar performance clothing and they wanted access to it year around, not only in the summer. Frustrated with his employer's dismissive reply, Josh gathered partners and backers and they began Huk Performance Fishing Apparel. Since then they've added Nomad Outdoor Performance Clothes for hunters and …
 
Over thirty percent of all whiskey is consumed by the Millennials. Bob Angus runs Standard Proof Whiskey in Nashville and is gaining customers in this coveted consumer group by developing craft rye whiskeys with innovative expressions designed to catch their attention. I've tried a couple and they're GOOD. We get him to tell his story and explain h…
 
Brian Harris run Harris Properties in Gulf Shores. He rents homes to the vacation market as well as buys and sells vacation homes all in the Gulf Shores, Alabama area. When Covid hit the cancellations flooded in. Brian found ways to not only continue, but found innovative ways to keeps his contractors in revenue. Then the phones rang again - this t…
 
Ipe (pronounced "EEE-pay") is known for its weight and density. It sinks. Used as waterfront decking, it survives the storms. Southern pine - the most popular decking material - floats, its buoyancy pulling it upward in a flood, tearing it from its attachments. Ipe suffers none of this, explaining the post hurricane footage showing scores of docks …
 
Thom Shea asks his clients and his audiences what is the single thing that prevents them from being the best versions of themselves. Their answer, by a landslide, is drama. Drama in the workplace. Drama in the home. Drama with their kids and with their spouse. So Thom coaches them to deal with drama so their best version of themselves will be avail…
 
Adam Heisler uses technology to teach his students how to hit a baseball. The term "launch angle" is taboo in certain circles, but Adam stands behind the technology, the research supporting it and, most importantly, his student's improved at bats. He talks about how he's gone against the headwinds of tradition in a city with deep, deep baseball roo…
 
Louise McCown and Cliff Kennedy are 2021 Forty Under Forty Winners from Mobile Bay Monthly's annual tribute. Both lead impressive organizations and, at a young age, have impressive resumés. We talk about the lessons they'd give their younger selves and what those of us over fifty should know about the under forty leader.…
 
Most termite companies want nothing to do with protecting buildings with spray foam insulation - termites go undetected under the foam, leaving the termite companies on the hook for the damages. Enter Mike Adams and E3 Termite and Pest Control and his custom solution to treating spray foam insulated buildings. His product has entered a market despe…
 
Devin Marks has a recipe for delivering the spoken word powerfully. Story. Conflict. Resolution. Vulnerability. Empathy. Simplicity. Who new there was a method? Devin discovered the method and now teaches experts worldwide how to organize their message in such a way that audiences will NEVER forget what they heard.…
 
Covid forced Jeff Butler to change how he brought his furniture finds to market which began a banner year for Jeff and his team. He's focused today on building his business to scale larger and larger and the top lesson he's learned: sharing the pie will yield bigger results than keeping most of it for himself.…
 
Easy to get excited about recording a radio show when the guest starts pulling out corks before we're even seated at our mics. Jim Cox is no stranger to teaching the neophyte to the most sophisticated palette how to enjoy wine. We discuss wine trends, his story, and how during Covid he and his team went through some reinvention that lead to one of …
 
Suzanne learned her business by doing it at all levels. Moving to Mobile, she saw an opportunity to provide models and actors for productions along the Gulf Coast. As the popularity of this region as a filming destination increased and Netflix and the like began their own productions, she got busy and remains so today. Learn what it takes to find a…
 
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