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Jim's Gems:Follow Your Dreams

September 30, 2013
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

September 24, 2013
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: Look for Self-Improvement

September 16, 2013
Most of us are quick to perceive imperfections and faults in others; however, most of us can be blind to our own shortcomings.
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Jim's Gems: Energy Relates to Purpose

September 9, 2013
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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Jim's Gems: Restrictive Zones Cause Stress

September 3, 2013
Because we are human it is not uncommon for us to feel irritated by things that other people do. However, for some of us, it happens regularly and has become a fixation.
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Jim's Gems:Power of Our Belief System

August 26, 2013
Have you ever wished you could predict your future? Within reason, it is certainly possible to do so with much more accuracy and reliability than reading tea leaves or going to a palm reader.
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Jim's Gems: Building Self-Confidence

August 20, 2013
In last week’s blog we stressed the importance of self-confidence. Self-confidence is so important in every aspect of our lives, but many of us struggle to find it. People who have it find success more easily than those who don’t.
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Jim’s Gems: Self-Confidence

August 12, 2013
The world is changing rapidly and, at times people are very anxious about it. In fact, it could be said people are fearful of what they see going on around them.
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Your Response Is What Matters Most

August 6, 2013
Is there anything good about tough times? Like most people, I have felt shock and dismay at recent events. The news is flooded with stories about abuse, violence, murder, unemployment, financial ruin and a myriad of other adverse subjects.
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Jim’s Gems: Overcoming Adversity

July 30, 2013
Last week I was meeting with a former colleague when she told me about a demanding issue that she found herself facing in her work workplace. After many years of successes, she found herself in the middle of an unexpected situation in which she felt trapped.
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 In honor of World Quality Month, we spoke to James Rooney, ASQ Past Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013, for his take on quality around the world.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
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