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Jim’s Gems: Look Forward to the Future

January 3, 2013

 As humans , we move toward the strongest picture and our natural tendency is to maintain our current picture of who we are.  We change that perspective, but in order to do so, we need to make that future picture (or goal) stronger and more attractive than staying in our comfort zone or the present.  

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Jim’s Gems: Failure is a Stepping Stone to Success

December 17, 2012

 There is no failure, no disappointment, no mistake in our past that can stop us from taking a positive step forward right now.  

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Jim’s Gems: Imagination

December 4, 2012

There are no limitations to what we can imagine, and there are no restrictions on the kinds of things we can imagine. 

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Jim’s Gems: Maintain Control

November 26, 2012

It doesn’t matter how diligently you set goals, visualize results, and think positively, your life is going to occasionally feel as if it's gone a little crazy.  

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Jim’s Gems: Motivation in the Face of Adversity, Part Two

November 19, 2012

 Being realistic means to see things as they are without filtering them or trying to make believe that everything is OK when in fact it is not.  

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Jim's Gems: Motivation in the Face of Adversity

November 14, 2012

In the work of self-improvement, hindrances--and a perceived lack of progress--often results in self doubt. Self-doubt is destructive, as it causes the internal fire of effort to burn down and eventually go out.

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Jim’s Gems: Achieve Goals Through Cooperation

November 4, 2012

Goals typically are dependent on change of some type, and successful change seldom happens in a vacuum.

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Computed Tomography in Metrology—Don’t Miss this Webinar

October 23, 2012

Now on Tuesday, Oct. 30th, at 2 p.m. EDT, you have another chance to hear this webinar.

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Shifting the Paradigm: Lean Six Sigma Project: Define Phase Objectives

October 23, 2012
Previous blogs described a business management system and how projects can be selected that benefits the enterprise as a whole. This blog begins a series which steps through various aspects of the Lean Six Sigma Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) roadmap for process improvement.
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Jim’s Gems: Prepare to Succeed

October 15, 2012

The power of preparation is the belief that each moment in your life is your opportunity to prepare yourself for reaching higher and higher levels of fulfillment.

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