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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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Jim's Gems: Change Your Beliefs

By Jim L. Smith
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Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison came to realize that authority figures were not the determiners of their destiny. Rather, they themselves had that power.
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Jim's Gems: Personal Beliefs

By Jim L. Smith
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We all have beliefs about who we are and what we are like. We were, however, not born with these beliefs.
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Shifting the Paradigm: Reporting Improvement Projects' Financial Benefits: COPQ or CODND

By Forrest W. Breyfogle III
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In my next series of blogs, I will be elaborating on various aspects of executing improvement projects using the enhanced project execution roadmap contained in the Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE) business management system.


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Jim's Gems: What's Your Idea of Success?

By Jim L. Smith
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Measuring success by other people's values prevents you from recognizing many of your own significant accomplishments.
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Jim's Gems: Achievement Results from Persistent Focus

By Jim L. Smith
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If you're not persistently following your dream, that dream is simply not big enough. You will need to work to expand on that dream until it is big enough and exciting enough to keep your focus continually aligned and unwavering.
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Quality Observations: Management: Control Quality Assurance by Keeping it Simple

By Ashley Osgood
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There is a perception vs. reality when it comes to quality, so an effective quality improvement strategy must comprehend the differences that exist between the two. Both of these must be recognized, understood and managed in order to move forward.
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