Jim’s Journal: When You Do What You Love…

March 13, 2014 in Jim's Journal

When you do what you love, magical and meaningful things happen.  You’ll begin to live a life where you’re consistently saying to yourself, “You can’t make this stuff up.”  It’s
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Jim’s Journal: The Teaser!

March 12, 2014 in Jim's Journal

Newscasters use them.  Television talk-show hosts love them.  And radio personalities employ them over and over again.  I’m referring to content teasers…giving your audience members a tease (or a sneak peak)
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Jim’s Journal: 12 Years a Business Owner

March 11, 2014 in Jim's Journal

I started my company a little over twelve years ago.  Yes, it was scary!  I left the golden handcuffs, health benefits and a pretty good title and salary.  I also left
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Jim’s Journal: Selfishness or Selflessness – and the Winner Is?

March 11, 2014 in Jim's Journal

We can be extremely selfish.  We don’t give people our full attention at times (the excuse we use is multi-tasking).  We talk to others while someone else is talking to us. We
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Jim’s Journal: Room Service!

March 10, 2014 in Jim's Journal

Last week I was in Miami to do my “Present Like a Pro” workshop for my client, Biogen Idec.  Between meetings, I spent the majority of my first day there in
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Jim’s Journal: The Common Denominator

March 6, 2014 in Jim's Journal

It’s you!  Did you hear me?  It’s you!  When you think about your past and present, and when you consider your ups and your downs, the one constant has been
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Jim’s Journal: You Never Know…

March 5, 2014 in Jim's Journal

Has anyone ever told you that you made a huge difference in their life and you were completely blown away?  You had barely said ten words to the person over the years
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Jim’s Journal: Who Does the Majority of the Teaching?

March 4, 2014 in Jim's Journal

When it comes to our children, who does the majority of the teaching, us or them?  Years ago, I would have emphatically answered, “Parents do.”  Now, my opinion is starting
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Jim’s Journal: Drop in on Your Dreams

March 3, 2014 in Jim's Journal

If I believe I’m going to have a challenging session, I will occasionally use the “Eye Dropper” opener.  Never heard of it?  It’s when you put your participants into pairs, give
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Jim’s Journal: Still Right-Fighting?

March 3, 2014 in Jim's Journal

In my book, The No Excuse Guide to Success:  No Matter What Your Boss or Life Throws at You, I dedicate a chapter to a behavior that many are guilty of
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