Articles by Jim L. Smith

Jim's Gems: Influence and Support Change

April 2, 2012
If you want to form a lasting relationship with someone, start by being basically happy with whom he or she is.
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Jim's Gems: What Does Success Mean to You?

March 26, 2012
Success means getting to do what you really want to do in your personal life, and in your professional life, doing it very well, and feeling satisfied about how you're doing it.
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Jim's Gems: The Key Word to Success

March 20, 2012
What did I learn after all these years of listening, observing and studying? I discovered the one thing that is most needed for success comes down to one word.
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Jims Gems: Commit to Personal Growth

March 12, 2012
Sometimes, when you are committed to personal growth and positive change, family members or close friends will do everything they can to try and get you to change back to the way you were---even when the way you were was below your expectations or desires.
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Jim's Gems: Close Your Reality Gap

March 5, 2012
Without a vivid picture of your future reality, there is no clear understanding of your reality gap.
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Face of Quality: Keep Management Engaged

March 2, 2012
Six key initiatives guaranteed to get the attention of management.
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Jim's Gems: The Resiliency Factor

February 27, 2012
The ability to take a hit and bounce back is your resiliency factor. It has much to do with your overall feelings of self worth.
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Jim's Gems: The Importance of Trust

February 20, 2012
If you are trustworthy, it says a lot about your character. It means you have integrity – your values and your behavior are aligned, and you stand up for what you believe in.
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Jim's Gems: You Can Change Reality

February 13, 2012
To change your reality, get yourself some good, meaningful, compelling reasons or expectations, and use them to drive events forward.
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Jim's Gems: The Power of Accomplishment

February 6, 2012
Think of all the great ideas you've had but have never followed through with. If you listed them on paper, you’d be surprised at the quality and ambition of them.
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