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Look in the mirror to confront the person holding you back.

Jim’s Gems: Challenge Your Fears

October 10, 2012
Look in the mirror to confront the person holding you back.
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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.
September 26, 2012
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

September 4, 2012
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?

August 27, 2012
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

August 20, 2012
Beliefs are neither right nor wrong. They are either empowering or limiting.
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Jim's Gems: Change Your Beliefs

August 13, 2012
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

August 6, 2012
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

August 1, 2012
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?

July 30, 2012
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

July 23, 2012
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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 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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