Jim’s Journal: Play the Hand You’re Dealt

May 2, 2014 in Jim's Journal

I was raised in a single-parent family. My eight-year old biological son and my 21-year old step-son are both on the autistic spectrum. Professionally and personally, I’ve had my challenges
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Jim’s Journal: Take Full Responsibility

May 1, 2014 in Jim's Journal

The NBA Los Angeles Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, is in hot water for racial comments that he allegedly made about African Americans.  The story is trending BIG TIME in the
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Jim’s Journal: Maybe?

April 30, 2014 in Jim's Journal

I remember it like it happened yesterday.  My daughter, seven at the time, asked me if I would take her to the Disney Store.  I said, “Maybe.”  She immediately jumped
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Jim’s Journal: People-Development

April 29, 2014 in Jim's Journal

If you are a speaker, trainer, manager, mother, father, coach, educator, leader, preacher or teacher you are in the people development business.  Like a GPS you help people find their
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Jim’s Journal: Yep! I Still Do

April 28, 2014 in Jim's Journal

Few people believe me when I tell them that I still get nervous before I speak.  Yep!  I feel those butterflies in my stomach every time.  And I’ve been speaking
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Jim’s Journal: What’s Trending in Your Life?

April 24, 2014 in Jim's Journal

Problems or Possibilities… Obstacles or Opportunities… S.O.S. or D.D.D.W. (i.e., different day, a different way)… Titanics or Titans… A job that slows you or a job that grows you… Letting
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Jim’s Journal: It’s As Hard as You Make It

April 20, 2014 in Jim's Journal

I know that during my coaching sessions, at some point my client is going to say, “That’s hard!”  It’s usually said after I’ve given him or her an assignment to
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Jim’s Journal: The Last Set

April 6, 2014 in Jim's Journal

Do you lift weights?  I mean serious lifting?  Use a spotter?  That person who stands over you or near you yelling, encouraging, challenging and exhorting you to keep going.  Then
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Jim’s Journal: Every Now and Then, Take Time to..

April 3, 2014 in Jim's Journal

  Reflect on all of your blessings, Love on your children, Get away from all of the noise, Look at your high school yearbook, Laugh until it hurts, Dance until
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Jim’s Journal: What’s Cooking in Your Life?

April 2, 2014 in Jim's Journal

I love to cook!  My favorite is seafood pasta.  Yes, Mr. Energy can burn!  I’m always looking for a way to add basil, capers, garlic, onions, cilantro or somethin’, somethin’ into
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