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Jim's Gems: Motivation in the Face of Adversity

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

By Jim L. Smith

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

By Genevieve Diesing

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

By Forrest W. Breyfogle III
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

By Jim L. Smith

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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Look in the mirror to confront the person holding you back.

Jim’s Gems: Challenge Your Fears

By Jim L. Smith
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Look in the mirror to confront the person holding you back.
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Jim’s Gems: Belief and Success Relationship

If we believe there is no way around or through a problem, we tend to close our minds to possible solutions.
By Jim L. Smith
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In recent weeks we’ve discussed our belief system. A friend asked if there was a relationship of belief and success. The brief answer is, absolutely, there is a directly relationship.
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Jim's Gems: Think Success

By Jim L. Smith
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You act like you know yourself to be, which is what all of us do. You create what is called a self-fulfilling prophecy.
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Jim's Gems: What Do You Have to Offer?

By Jim L. Smith
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Many people are, by their very nature, quite thoroughly self-centered. That represents quite an incredible opportunity.
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Jim's Gems: The Power of Your Beliefs

By Jim L. Smith
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Beliefs are neither right nor wrong. They are either empowering or limiting.
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