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Seize the Opportunities

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

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

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

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

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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Jim's Gems: Possibility Thinking Starts with You

Last week’s blog focused on the difference between average and great and we thought it might be worthwhile to revisit that topic.
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Jim’s Gems: The Difference Between Average and Great

Do you ever think about the difference between mediocrity and greatness? It’s likely not near as much as you might think. It really takes very little to make a big difference in the outcome of your labors.
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Shifting the Paradigm: Lean Six Sigma Project’s Voice of the Customer (VOC)

When examining a project from a supplier-input-process-output-customer point of view, suppliers of a customer focus on what they do in a process.


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Jim Gem’s: Maintain focus on your goal

When we’ve reached the goal that we have set for ourselves we need to refocus and set another. We must keep focusing on continual improvement and the actions to reach the peak.
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Jim’s Gems: The Power of Patience

Do you ever wish you were born with more patience? Are you embroiled in the daily pressure cooker of life made worse from the feeling being impatient? Impatience exacerbates work-life stress. It helps destroy our inner peace and calm with anger and frustration.
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Charles J. Hellier has been active in the technology of nondestructive testing and related quality and inspection fields since 1957. Here he talks with Quality's managing editor, Michelle Bangert, about the importance of training.
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