Jim’s Journal: Is What Everyone Else Doing for You?

October 31, 2013 in Jim's Journal

How often have you heard someone say, “Well everyone else is doing it?”  I don’t know about you, but that statement doesn’t move me.  It certainly doesn’t inspire me.  And
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Jim’s Journal: Trick or Treat?

October 31, 2013 in Jim's Journal

Halloween is synonymous with candy, witches, goblins, ghosts and costumes.  People dress up to take their children trick or treating, to attend parties and to have a frivolous time.  Things
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Jim’s Journal: How Bad Do You Want It?

October 30, 2013 in Jim's Journal

Are you willing to get up when everyone else is rolling over? Are you willing to go through “it” to get to “it?” Are you willing to say you’re sorry
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Jim’s Journal: Shake it Up!

October 29, 2013 in Jim's Journal

I’m on planes all of the time.  I probably have enough frequent flier miles to be upgraded to the cockpit. Oftentimes when I’m sitting on the plane I’m reminded of what
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Jim’s Journal: Where’s My Car?

October 28, 2013 in Jim's Journal

Have you ever returned to the parking lot and could not find your car?  Whether it was returning from a flight, leaving a stadium after a game or heading to your
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Jim’s Journal: You Never Know

October 25, 2013 in Jim's Journal

I was walking through the Philadelphia International airport a couple weeks ago, people-watching as I headed to my gate.  I saw a man and a woman taking pictures (in tourist fashion)
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Jim’s Journal: Dear John…

October 24, 2013 in Jim's Journal

I remember it like it happened yesterday even though it took place nearly 15 years ago.  I was leading a diversity session for a client in Beaumont, Texas.  It was
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Jim’s Journal: Still Got Your Foot on the Emergency Brake?

October 23, 2013 in Jim's Journal

Have you ever gotten into your car, started it up, drove a little way and wondered why it seemed to be hesitating?  If you were lucky you quickly discovered the reason
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Jim’s Journal: Do They Feel You?

October 21, 2013 in Jim's Journal

Unless you speak in a whisper, monotone or mumble, in all likelihood your audience members don’t have a problem hearing you during your presentation.  Even if projection is not one
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Jim’s Journal: What’s Up with YAC?

October 21, 2013 in Jim's Journal

Hall of Fame NFL football coach and former broadcaster, John Madden, coined the term “YAC” (Yards After the Catch).  He believed that the best receivers were the ones who were
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