Jim’s Journal: When Did YOU Stop Driving Your Parents Crazy?

April 30, 2013 in Jim's Journal

My seven year old son is fearless.  If you came over to the Smith house for a visit you might see Ian practicing his daredevil maneuvers.  He stands on the
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Jim’s Journal: Still Returning To The Scene Of The Crime?!

April 29, 2013 in Jim's Journal

When did it happen? Five years ago? 10 years ago. No, let me guess, in college? High school? Still talking about it? Still stewing over it? Still pulling out the
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Jim’s Journal: When Things Go Wrong DON’T…

April 26, 2013 in Jim's Journal

Over the years I have had many people share with me the tragedies they have experienced. These weren’t pity parties; they were heartfelt, meaningful pronouncements. The deliverer of the bad
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Jim’s Journal: Five Keys to Success You Don’t Have Time to Skip!

April 25, 2013 in Jim's Journal

I always hear people say, “I’m just taking my time.” My admonition to them is, “So take it, already.” The world has given you a playground for you to use
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Jim’s Journal: So What Do You Have In That Box Anyway?!

April 24, 2013 in Jim's Journal

In the past, when people would say, “I think outside the box,” it was viewed as an admirable quality. People perceived that person to be creative, thoughtful and cutting edge.
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Jim’s Journal: Nose Hairs – Yes You Heard Me Right!

April 23, 2013 in Jim's Journal

Rocky, 42, Pay it Forward and Remember the Titans are several of my all-time favorite movies.  Trust me, I have a lot more (and they’re not all about sports). Those films, and many others, told moving stories
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Jim’s Journal: Just A-X-E!…What???

April 22, 2013 in Jim's Journal

1989 was a year I will never forget. Six years out of college, working on my Master’s degree in Journalism and receiving life lessons (the kind the professors don’t teach
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Jim’s Journal: There’s a New Calendar???

April 19, 2013 in Jim's Journal

Have they started printing new calendars?  Have we added more days to the seven we’ve always had?  We must have.  I hear people, when asked when they were going to
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Jim’s Journal: Put Your Fears on a Diet

April 18, 2013 in Jim's Journal

Last week I was talking to my daughter about something she didn’t want to do.  That “something” was giving someone some constructive feedback about how she was treating her.  After
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Jim’s Journal: Still Nervous?

April 17, 2013 in Jim's Journal

Great!  I’ve been presenting and training for nearly 30 years and I still get nervous before I go on.  Whether I’m presenting in front of one person or 1,000 people,
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