Author Archive | Jim Stovall

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New Solutions to Old Problems

An inspirational message from leadership expert Jim Stovall. It seems as though we are facing more worldwide problems than ever before. While this may be true, I suspect much of the crisis consciousness is a result of the speed and availability of news reporting and communications around the world. If we were to look back […]

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Agendas and Information

A message from leadership expert Jim Stovall. My late, great mentor, Lee Braxton, who taught me much of what I know about business always said, “In every transaction or business deal, each party involved has an angle or motive.” Mr. Braxton went on to explain that having an angle or a motive is actually positive, and […]

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Problems and Solutions

Ideas and opportunities come disguised as problems. As I travel around the world and meet countless people from every walk of life, they seem to all be looking for the same discoveries or breakthroughs in their lives. Among the most common elements sought by people is a great idea. People are convinced if they had […]

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Another New Year

Well, here we are again facing another new year. We have a new calendar, a clean slate, and endless possibilities. Unfortunately, the majority of us will, once again, make one of two bad mistakes that will guarantee we will be at this same place and point in life next year. Every new year, people either commit to […]

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Avoiding Decisions

Our daily lives are made up of literally thousands of individual decisions. Many of these decisions we make automatically, while others we ignore resulting in our decisions being made for us. One of the human traits that invariably results in failure is the habit of avoiding decisions. The concept of avoiding decisions is absurd. It […]

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Change Your Mind and Your Life

Behavioral scientists have long debated whether we are most impacted by nature or nurture. The argument is made up of professionals who believe we are a product of our genetic makeup and those who believe we are molded by our environment. As a student of behavioral science, it’s impossible for me to imagine we are not impacted […]

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RL04-06-2016

Changing Your Mind

I’m a firm believer that you can change your life when you change your mind. Your mind is the most powerful tool you have. We have the ability to accumulate information and then utilize that information to make a decision. I am saddened to encounter people who came in contact with some information many years […]

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RL03-02-2016

Maintain Your Equipment

I’m a huge baseball fan and enjoy following games throughout the season via satellite radio. This past season, the Chicago Cubs performed at an extremely high level and were very competitive in the playoffs. Even longtime Cub fans would have to admit this is not the normal expectation for the Chicago Cubs. Winning seasons are not the […]

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RL02-03-2016

Stumbling to Success

I’ve heard it said that success is a matter of avoiding mistakes. While this seems like good advice, it’s not strictly accurate. Successful people make their share of mistakes. They simply manage them. I believe that a fool makes the same mistake over and over while a wise person makes a new mistake every day. The goal […]

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RL01-07-2016

Thoughts, Actions, and Results

Recently in the field of success and personal development, there has been a school of thought that has emerged claiming that our thoughts can bring things into reality. While this is true, there is generally a step in-between thoughts and results. This step is action, our own efforts required to turn our thoughts into results. Too many […]

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