Jim’s Journal: Still? STOP!

May 30, 2014 in Jim's Journal

Still making excuses? Still telling people what you’re going to do and then not doing it? Still telling people that you’re a work in progress? Still falling susceptible to that
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Jim’s Journal: Victim or Vulnerable?

May 29, 2014 in Jim's Journal

Victims blame the system. People who are vulnerable attempt to change a system that has never been altered. Victims hold it in. People who are vulnerable share their truth regardless
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Jim’s Journal: Watch Out – They’re Drowning!

May 28, 2014 in Jim's Journal

I’ve seen myriad movies and television shows where someone was drowning.  Their rescuers, at times, have a mounting dilemma bringing them to safety because the person is fighting, uncontrollably, for
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Jim’s Journal: Gory Rather than Glory

May 27, 2014 in Jim's Journal

During my BOOT CAMP two weeks ago, one of the participants decided to go for the “gory.”  Torn between what story to share during the Be-the-Story, storytelling module (“glory” or
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Jim’s Journal: Still Got a Thing for Walls?

May 26, 2014 in Jim's Journal

I remember a conversation I had with my mother not too long ago.  She was checking in to see how I was doing.  Ironically, it was during a time when
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Jim’s Journal: Sibling Rivalry – Not Here!

May 23, 2014 in Jim's Journal

I’m four years older than my brother, Rodney.  According to our mom, when she called me from the hospital to tell me that she just gave birth to my little
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Jim’s Journal: Props Pop

May 22, 2014 in Jim's Journal

I’ve been training, presenting and speaking professionally since 1984 and I’ve always used props during my presentations.  The ironic aspect of my “prop plot” is that I don’t spend a
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Jim’s Journal: My Man, Mr. Miyagi

May 21, 2014 in Jim's Journal

Do you remember the movie Karate Kid?  It’s one of my all-time favorites.  Remember Mr. Miyagi?  Now, he was a smooth operator.  Remember when Daniel went to his house to
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Jim’s Journal: Get Some Help!

May 20, 2014 in Jim's Journal

That’s right I’m talking to you!  If you’re one of those people that has to do everything alone, this is for you – STOP!  You’re always stressed, tired, annoyed, disappointed
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Jim’s Journal: Light Bulb Moment!

May 19, 2014 in Jim's Journal

Trainers, speakers, educators, employers, mentors and parents all love light bulb moments.  Light bulb moments are those times when the student (or person) gets it.  It’s when whatever you’ve been
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