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Jim's Gems: Goals Can Be Predictors

By Jim L. Smith
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We’ve written about goal setting a few times in this blog which includes last week’s. However, considering it’s the start of the New Year it’s worth dedicating the year’s first blog to goal setting.
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Jim's Gems: Thriving During Change

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Change requires learning throughout life but change also means letting go of the past to move forward.
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Jim's Gems: Use Values to Motivate Others

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We’ve written about motivation in several blogs and in two Quality Magazine’s web exclusives. Today, I want to discuss motivating others through values. As we discussed in our November 19, 2013 blog, knowing what your personal values are is important; however, knowing what other peoples' values are can be important also.
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Jim’s Gems: Greatest Teachers

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As we journey along the path of life, barriers, challenges and stumbling blocks are inevitable. These stumbling blocks come in all shapes and sizes.
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Jim's Gems: Guard Against Negativity

By Jim L. Smith

The best people to associate with are those who do three important things at the same time.


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Jim's Gems: The Law of Attraction

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This seems like a weird title for this blog but read on for a connection to our main themes of self-awareness, motivation, and success. Have you ever thought about what makes a company great?
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Jim's Gems: Who Is Your Wizard?

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The movie classic “The Wizard of Oz" celebrates the 75th anniversary of its release and is now available on DVD.
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Jim's Gems:Follow Your Dreams

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Have you ever really looked around and noticed all the incredible ideas that surround you? I did this the other day and found myself absolutely awestruck by the realization that everything in sight was once just a picture in somebody's imagination.
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Jim's Gems:Models and Mentors

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Who do you listen to for personal or professional advice? Who do you allow to guide your growth and development? These people we rely on serve as mentors and models of performance.
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Jim's Gems: Energy Relates to Purpose

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Have you ever thought about how, or if, a person’s energy level relates to purpose? Maybe not, but I bet you have occasionally been curious why some people seem to have more energy.
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