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Jim’s Gems: Feeling Overwhelmed?

April 14, 2014

Do you have so much to do that it seems overwhelming? Maybe it’s time to stop thinking about how much there is to do and start getting it done.


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Jim’s Gems: Move Forward with Confidence

April 8, 2014

You have what it takes to achieve genuine and lasting excellence.


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Jim’s Gems: Focus on Positive Thoughts

April 1, 2014

The most important step toward success is having faith that you will succeed. Don’t let anyone convince you otherwise. 


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Jim's Gems: Why Aren’t I Achieving My Goals?

March 25, 2014

If you are not making the progress you would like to make and are capable of making, you might consider the following points.  


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Jim’s Gems: The Value of Solitude

March 19, 2014

To avoid burnout and replenish energy, set aside time for renewal. A few minutes each day spent in quiet thought can be very relaxing.


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Jim's Gems: Dealing With Rejection

March 10, 2014
Effectively dealing with rejection can be a challenge. We all face it but that doesn’t make it any easier. Most of us can handle physical pain, but when it comes to rejection or disapproval, it is more about dealing with psychological pain.
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Jim's Gems: Put Change in Context

March 3, 2014

The pace of life today seems hectic. As the saying goes, “So much to do so little time.” Maybe the only constant in life is change.


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Jim’s Gems: Consider All Possibilities

February 18, 2014
Have you heard of either or thinking also referred to as black or white thinking?
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Jim’s Gems: The Real Achievers

February 7, 2014
Many of us admire people whom we perceive as high achievers. Mostly those people are heads of state, athletes, movie stars, musicians, and the like. However, most of the highest achievers in this world are people most of us have never heard of.
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Jim’s Gems: I Think I Can

February 3, 2014
Most of us remember that wonderful children’s story about “The Little Engine That Could”. The story has several versions but the one by Watty Piper was published in the U.S. around 1930. It is a story of optimism and hard work that people of all ages can relate.


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 In honor of World Quality Month, we spoke to James Rooney, ASQ Past Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013, for his take on quality around the world.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
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