Articles by Jim L. Smith

Jim's Gems: Change Your Life

October 13, 2010
Life is constantly changing, and in those changes come opportunity.
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Treat Annoyances as Opportunities

October 6, 2010
When you let the little problems get you down, then you give the big problems the power to overwhelm you.
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Face of Quality: Take the Long-Term Perspective

September 29, 2010
Almost by definition, continuous improvement is a long-term business strategy to improve your business in terms of customer value and satisfaction, quality, speed to market, flexibility and reduced cost.
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Opportunities Surround Us

September 14, 2010
Choose to take the actions that will turn the best opportunities into real and lasting achievements.
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Jim's Gems: Inner Strength

September 8, 2010
When we feel the urge to be critical of someone else, we need to stop, think and look first within ourself.
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Jim's Gems: How Will You Respond

September 1, 2010
The key to success and fulfillment is to take whatever happens and to do something useful and valuable with it.
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Face of Quality: A Model for Success

August 30, 2010
Who doesn’t want to be a success in life?
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Jim's Gems: Control the Situation

August 18, 2010
If you do not like what you see and experience, you have the ability to change it by changing the way you are.
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Jim's Gems: The Power Within

August 11, 2010
We have the power to fill our moments and our life with the things that have real and lasting meaning.
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Jim's Gems: Frustration Creates Opportunity

August 2, 2010
Everyone feels frustrated occasionally. However, how many times do we think of this frustration as an opportunity to create something positive out of a negative situation?
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