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Jim's Gems: Restrictive Zones Cause Stress

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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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Your True Identity

By Jim L. Smith
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Do you ever think about just who you actually are? For many we are much different than what or how the outside world sees us.
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Creating An Inspiring Organization

By Jimmy L. Smith
The latest Gem from the desk of Jim Smith!
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Barriers Make for Teaching Opportunities

By Jim L. Smith
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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

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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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 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.
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