9 episodes

The Spirit of West Texas podcast is about stories - real, authentic conversations with some of our very best customers and friends. Each episode, we’ll explore the people, businesses and values that embody the never-say-never, get the-job-done spirit that shines through everywhere you look in West Texas. We share untold stories of big dreams and the many struggles and sacrifices that West Texans have gone through to achieve them.

Spirit of West Texas First United Bank

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

The Spirit of West Texas podcast is about stories - real, authentic conversations with some of our very best customers and friends. Each episode, we’ll explore the people, businesses and values that embody the never-say-never, get the-job-done spirit that shines through everywhere you look in West Texas. We share untold stories of big dreams and the many struggles and sacrifices that West Texans have gone through to achieve them.

    Three Rules: Be Flexible, Be Flexible, Be Flexible: Dr. Alan Keister

    Three Rules: Be Flexible, Be Flexible, Be Flexible: Dr. Alan Keister

    In this episode, Dr. Keister shares how he and his team are able to stay on the same page and constantly work toward furthering their mission of serving the uninsured in Amarillo with dignity and respect. He discusses the importance of flexibility and creativity when it comes to encountering bumps in the road and navigating around those “bumps”. Dr. Keister will share what helps keep him inspired to continue chasing his dream and how he feels thankful each day to be able to give back to the community that raised him.

    • 47 min
    Hard Work to Make it Work: Joanna Tejeda

    Hard Work to Make it Work: Joanna Tejeda

    Joanna’s story is truly one of perseverance. In this episode, she’ll talk about the struggles in her first year of business and the importance of always pushing to improve—even when you start to get comfortable in your business. Joanna’s episode is an inspiring and honest look at what it takes to, in her words, “make it work.”  
    Joanna Tejeda is a mother of three who was born in Monterrey, Mexico. After teaching for 10 years, Joanna noticed a need in her community and soon after, she started Bright Minds Academy—a childcare, preschool, and Spanish learning center in Amarillo, Texas. From small beginnings, Joanna has grown Bright Minds Academy to now serve over 150 students. She has two locations in Amarillo and is currently franchising a third location in Bushland.

    • 33 min
    The Power of a Plan: Meg Brown

    The Power of a Plan: Meg Brown

    In this episode, Meg explains the power of a solid business plan, as well as the importance of continuously referencing that business plan. She’ll discuss the importance of recognizing your strengths, but also recognizing your weaknesses and getting help from others that excel in those areas. 
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    Learn more at www.SpiritofWestTexasPodcast.com.

    • 24 min
    Pivoting to Keep the Dream Alive: Glenda Mathis

    Pivoting to Keep the Dream Alive: Glenda Mathis

    In this episode, Glenda will discuss what it’s like to have to put your big dreams on hold to deal with the obstacles directly in front of you. She’ll share her stories of how the YWCA was able to persevere and adapt to the ever-changing world during the pandemic, while staying true to their mission and overall goals.  
    Glenda’s positive outlook and determination to see her goals to fruition is so inspiring—you don’t want to miss this episode!

    • 34 min
    Big Hearts & Big Dreams in a Small Town: Donna Smith

    Big Hearts & Big Dreams in a Small Town: Donna Smith

    If you need a little encouragement, this episode is for you. Donna’s story is one of tenacity, clear vision, and good ‘ol West Texas grit. Listen in as Donna shares the incredible work that Shelby’s Bridge is doing in Sudan and the surrounding area and learn what it takes to make your BIG DREAM come to life. Shelby, Donna and the entire Shelby’s Bridge team are changing the landscape of their community and this episode will leave you with a desire to do whatever it takes to better serve your customers and community. 
    Learn more at www.SpiritofWestTexasPodcast.com.

    • 39 min
    A Guide to Franchise Success: Mickey Rogers

    A Guide to Franchise Success: Mickey Rogers

    In today’s episode, Mickey discusses the opportunities and challenges that come with being a franchisee, and what he’s found it takes to be successful at it. We’ll discuss royalty rates, the importance of thinking on your feet, and French Toast—what more could you want?

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

nafarren ,

FUB - The Spirit of West Texas

Super excited to hear positive stories about our area and our people.

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