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Jim's Gems

Creating An Inspiring Organization

July 15, 2013
The latest Gem from the desk of Jim Smith!
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Barriers Make for Teaching Opportunities

July 2, 2013
As we journey along the path of life, it is inevitable that we are presented with challenges, stumbling blocks, and barriers which come in all shapes and sizes. Some come out of nowhere and we are unprepared to confront while others are more predictable and are easier to overcome.
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The Secret to Success: Accountability

June 24, 2013
We’ve written about success many times in this blog in terms of what it takes to be successful. The reason is so many people want to be truly successful and are seeking advice and direction. Certainly this likely will not be the last time we focus on this important subject.
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Follow Your Dreams

June 17, 2013
The keynote speaker at our youngest daughter’s university graduation was Jeff Hoffman, founder and CEO of Priceline. The theme of his commencement speech was to urge the graduates to chart their own course. While listening to Hoffman’s speech, I was reminded about a study that was conducted of graduating college seniors.
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Become the Architect of Your Destiny

June 10, 2013
There has been a lot written about destiny since humans have been capable of intelligent thought. Many believe that our destiny or fate is determined at birth. From the perspective of others it is possible to significantly influence what happens in our lives. How can this be so?
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Seize the Opportunities

June 3, 2013
I was reading about Dr. Maxwell Martz, the American surgeon, who wrote several articles and books on the power of our self-image. Dr. Martz’s system of ideas was the frontrunner of the popular self-help books. I began thinking about what causes some people, more than others, to take advantage of opportunities.
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Jim’s Gems: Self-Image is the Key

May 28, 2013
During the course of this blog, we’ve written about the power and influence of our self-image, how we see ourselves. Self-image is also key to our earning power.
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Jim's Gems: Don’t Be a Fool

May 21, 2013
I recently read a piece about Minot Judson Savage that really hit me. Savage was an American Unitarian minister but he was also a prolific writer who published many influential works of his day.
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Jim's Gems: Building Your Self Image

May 14, 2013
We all have a self-image, but have you ever thought about how a self-image gets built? And what does our self-image have to do with who we are, and how we react to situations?
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Jim's Gems: Chart Your Path With Self-Reliance

May 8, 2013
One of my favorite writers is Ralph Waldo Emerson. He was born in Boston in 1803 and graduated from Harvard in 1821. Although born more than two centuries ago his published works have certainly inspired and changed the lives of millions of people throughout the world.
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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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