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Jim's Gems: Influence and Support Change

By Jim L. Smith
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If you want to form a lasting relationship with someone, start by being basically happy with whom he or she is.
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Jim's Gems: What Does Success Mean to You?

By Jim L. Smith
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Success means getting to do what you really want to do in your personal life, and in your professional life, doing it very well, and feeling satisfied about how you're doing it.
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Jim's Gems: The Key Word to Success

By Jim L. Smith
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What did I learn after all these years of listening, observing and studying? I discovered the one thing that is most needed for success comes down to one word.
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Jims Gems: Commit to Personal Growth

By Jim L. Smith
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Sometimes, when you are committed to personal growth and positive change, family members or close friends will do everything they can to try and get you to change back to the way you were---even when the way you were was below your expectations or desires.
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Shifting the Paradigm: Strategic Planning: Issues and Resolution

By Forrest W. Breyfogle III
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Business leaders must have a strategy to meet their objectives.
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Jim's Gems: Close Your Reality Gap

By Jim L. Smith
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Without a vivid picture of your future reality, there is no clear understanding of your reality gap.
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Jim's Gems: The Resiliency Factor

By Jim L. Smith
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The ability to take a hit and bounce back is your resiliency factor. It has much to do with your overall feelings of self worth.
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Jim's Gems: The Importance of Trust

By Jim L. Smith
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If you are trustworthy, it says a lot about your character. It means you have integrity – your values and your behavior are aligned, and you stand up for what you believe in.
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Jim's Gems: You Can Change Reality

By Jim L. Smith
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To change your reality, get yourself some good, meaningful, compelling reasons or expectations, and use them to drive events forward.
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Shifting the Paradigm: Enterprise-Process Goal Setting

By Forrest W. Breyfogle III
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To be successful, organizations need to focus on the big picture. One measure of success is that the enterprise’s satellite-level metrics are performing at a level that is considered satisfactory.
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