The Linda B James Blog

Your Emotional Armor-Part 1

May 3, 2015 2:01:00 AM / by Linda B James posted in Business & Career Success, Personal Growth, RELATIONSHIPS - Resolving Disputes, Mental Toughness, RELATIONSHIPS - Dealing with Conflict, Persistence

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This is Part one of a two part series.  Click here for part 2

Verbal attacks, insults, disrespect, rotten experiences, etc... are members of a "negative energy family" designed to damage your sense of self-worth.  Sometimes, you are caught off-guard and other times you know they're coming.  Nevertheless, the impact is the same.  Another "chink in your armor" has found a home in your psyche!

Your feelings are hurt and you feel dejected.   Remember this saying "you can't control what happens but you can control what you do about it."  

So, what do you do???

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4 Steps To Turn Mistakes Into Motivators

Apr 17, 2015 1:54:00 AM / by Linda B James posted in Business & Career Success, Personal Growth, Mental Toughness

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Many times a wakeup call can be disguised as a mistake.”  Linda B James

 

‘’Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”

Are you still reading?

I thought so.

Who is without flaws?  

We all are different when it comes to a number of things like gender, age, political affiliation, social economic status, sexual orientation and ethnicity.  But, in several ways we are all the same. 

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How To Survive In The Wilderness Of Life

Apr 10, 2015 8:53:00 PM / by Linda B James posted in RELATIONSHIPS - Love and Marriage, Business & Career Success, Personal Growth, RELATIONSHIPS - Resolving Disputes, Mental Toughness, RELATIONSHIPS - Love and Intimacy, RELATIONSHIPS - Dealing with Conflict

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So you think you have problems....  

Ask 100 strangers to write their troubles on a sheet a paper and then share yours.   After reading all of the problems others have, you might want to take yours back!  

Compared to them, maybe you've got it good...

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Traveling With Faith

Apr 3, 2015 6:00:00 PM / by Linda B James posted in Personal Growth, Mental Toughness

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Faith transports you to a different place and time.  Faith seals your future.  Faith keeps you alive.

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Protect Your Relationship By Setting Boundaries

Apr 3, 2015 1:13:00 AM / by Linda B James posted in RELATIONSHIPS - Love and Marriage, Personal Growth, RELATIONSHIPS - Resolving Disputes, Linda B James Show, RELATIONSHIPS - Love and Intimacy, RELATIONSHIPS - Dealing with Conflict

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 Linda B James Show "Snippet"

Setting Boundaries in a Relationship

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Never Give Up!

Mar 29, 2015 8:49:00 PM / by Linda B James posted in Business & Career Success, Personal Growth, Mental Toughness, Persistence

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"If at first you don't succeed...."

BUT WAIT - maybe you don't feel like trying again...

You have worked very hard and you are tired to the bone...
You lack support...  
Something went wrong, (again)...  
So far, you've had varying success...  
Things are not what they appeared to be or what you imagined...  
No one liked your idea...  
You are back to the drawing board...  
Things are out of control... You are exasperated by distractions...  
"Murphy's Law" is drawn to you and will not leave you alone...
You feel like giving up...   DON'T! 
Learn the secret to keep going and never quit!
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Three Ways To Take Charge Of Your Day!

Mar 23, 2015 12:17:00 AM / by Linda B James posted in Business & Career Success, Personal Growth, Mental Toughness

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Watch this video blog as Linda B James shares three ways
to take charge of your day and inspire yourself in the morning!

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3 Ways Thoughts Change Your Life

Mar 21, 2015 6:54:13 PM / by Linda B James posted in Business & Career Success, Motivational Music, Personal Growth, Mental Toughness, Persistence

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It's great to start your day on the edge of your seat, waiting for joyful experiences to fall out of the sky.  For most of us, this doesn't happen... and you may be wondering, how do I inspire myself to greater joy, fulfillment and the life I want??  To change your life, keep reading...

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Be Hopeful!

Mar 14, 2015 3:19:10 PM / by Linda B James posted in Personal Growth, Mental Toughness, RELATIONSHIPS - Dealing with Conflict

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The spirit of hope is emotional medicine.  It pops into your thoughts in the early morning and in the dead of night. Words of hope are uplifting in the worst of times and exciting in the best of times. When facing trying times,  they are your only defense against what ails you.  How do you harness hope's power to transform?

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Crazy Busy!

Feb 22, 2015 12:34:00 AM / by Linda B James posted in Personal Growth, Mental Toughness

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Life keeps you sooo busy.  Crazy Busy!!! Sometimes it is hard to find time to think let alone time to relax, time to recharge.  Follow my easy and fun "Seven Steps to Defeat Distractions" regimen take control of your busy lifestyle.

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Winning Every Fight With Your Mate! - Fighting Fair

Feb 2, 2015 12:02:52 AM / by Linda B James posted in RELATIONSHIPS - Love and Marriage, Personal Growth, RELATIONSHIPS - Resolving Disputes, Linda B James Show, RELATIONSHIPS - Love and Intimacy, RELATIONSHIPS - Dealing with Conflict

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This week 

on the Linda B James Show

Fighting Fair With The Love Of Your Life


Verbal confrontations with your mate winning every fight... How do you win them?

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What's Love Got to Do With It ? Finding and Keeping The Right Mate

Jan 24, 2015 11:42:23 PM / by Linda B James posted in RELATIONSHIPS - Love and Marriage, Linda B James Show, RELATIONSHIPS - Love and Intimacy

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Listen To This "Snippet"
From The Linda B James Show

What's Love Got To Do With It?
Tina Turner asked that question in her Hall of Fame hit ... and it's still relevant today.

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Relationship Myths Answered!

Dec 20, 2014 12:49:58 AM / by Linda B James posted in Linda B James Show, RELATIONSHIPS - Love and Intimacy

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Linda B James Show "Snippet"

Relationship Myths

Linda and Sky reveal the difference between love and infatuations.

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31 Days To Create Your Masterpiece

Nov 14, 2014 7:41:00 PM / by Linda B James posted in Personal Growth, Persistence

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"To make a change,
move out the old mindset

and move in the new"
-- Linda B James (LBJ)

 

I started blogging on January 2014.  My first blog was short and to the point.  It was titled “How To Create Your Masterpiece In 2014."  You may be wondering, when it comes to life, what is a "Masterpiece"? 

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Fall On Deaf Ears

Oct 5, 2014 11:59:00 PM / by Linda B James posted in Personal Growth, RELATIONSHIPS - Friends and Friendship, Mental Toughness, Persistence

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Fall on Deaf Ears
Seven Ways to Detect and Defeat "Dream Enemies"

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Men Are Simply Complicated !!!

Aug 23, 2014 10:53:02 PM / by Linda B James posted in RELATIONSHIPS - Love and Marriage, Personal Growth, RELATIONSHIPS - Resolving Disputes, RELATIONSHIPS - Love and Intimacy

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Ladies, how would you describe the men in your life?
  • Simple?
  • Complicated?
  • Simply complicated?

The dictionary defines the word simple as - "easy to understand and not complex.'

Many believe that men are simple.  Give them sports, sex, food, a lot of liquor and/or a good cigar and they are happy.  This is a MYTH!  

Contrary to popular belief, men are strangely complex. Women are stumped trying to understand them!

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12 "Whys" That Transform Your Life

Aug 23, 2014 10:36:00 PM / by Linda B James posted in Personal Growth, Mental Toughness

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"When things are not going your way,
remember your WHYS." -- LBJ

When you're frustrated and have reached your boiling point, remember your "WHYS."  (see also my blogs on solving problems.)  When you are tired to the bone and want to surrender to adversity, recite your "WHYS."  When "Murphy's law" is playing defense and blocking your every step, rely on your laundry list of "WHYS."   You ask, why do I need "WHYS"?  Great question!

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LOL! 10 Benefits Of A Healthy Laugh

Aug 14, 2014 12:47:00 AM / by Linda B James posted in Motivational Music, Personal Growth, Mental Toughness

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In my last blog, I introduced the 12 ways to enjoy a good laugh. This time around, I'll explore how laughter is natural medicine. Getting a chuckle out of life promotes wellness and reduces stress. We can thank Norman Cousins for shining the light on the healing power of humor.  In his book Anatomy Of An Illness, Cousins writes about his debilitating disease.  He explains how laughing and watching comedies helped him beat the odds.  How can this help you?

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The Hidden Art Of Flirting- Part 3 - A Woman's Style

Aug 8, 2014 8:09:00 PM / by Linda B James posted in RELATIONSHIPS - Love and Marriage, RELATIONSHIPS - Love and Intimacy

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In part 1, I provided a background on the hidden art and hidden truths in flirting.  

In part 2, I covered the subtle things that men do when they flirt and the troubling consequences of their actions.  

This blog reviews how women's flirting techniques make them the masters in the art of flirting.  The blog is intended for men... Ladies, I know you will read this out of curiosity; (I know I would).

If you are new to dating, re-entering the dating scene or a practitioner of this subtle art, this blog is for you.  When it comes to flirting, women are more clever, subtle and trickier than men.  Women have twice as many flirting gestures.  The so called "weaker sex" can prentend to be helpless, sweet, innocent or act  professionally.  They can even show a lack of interest or contempt.  In spite of this behavior, they may or may not be flirting with you!

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LOL! 12 Ways to Get a Good Laugh

Aug 8, 2014 6:00:00 PM / by Linda B James posted in Motivational Music, Personal Growth, Mental Toughness

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"LIghten up the load in your life
with laughter" - LBJ

If you feel like your life is a pressure cooker, then it's time to "explode with laughter."

To lighten the mood, this blog is about the best medicine to soothe your soul… LOL!

Who doesn't need a daily dose of laughter?  Studies show that children laugh about 400 times a day and adults laugh approximately 15 times a day.  That's a big difference!

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The Hidden Art Of Flirting - Part 2

Aug 2, 2014 11:30:00 PM / by Linda B James posted in RELATIONSHIPS - Love and Marriage, Personal Growth, RELATIONSHIPS - Love and Intimacy

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This blog is a sequel to Part 1, where I explored the hidden art and hidden truths in flirting.  In Part 2, I will cover the subtle flirty actions of men.

Flirting is a subtle sexual language that can be hard to detect.  A skillful flirter is as sly as a fox.  He masterfully uses many techniques unbeknownst to his lover.  The skillful flirter is too sophisticated to make ogle eyes or drool to signal his interest.  He relies on his peripheral vision, creativity, intellect and the proximity to his target to make his moves.  These actions happen in a flash.  They take microseconds to execute.  Don't blink or you may miss the gestures and signs.  They are hidden in plain sight.  If you don't know what to look for, they will go unnoticed.

If you suspect your man has a wandering eye, be on the lookout for these signs:

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Four Ways to Defeat the Ghosts of Your Past - Part 2

Aug 2, 2014 7:52:00 PM / by Linda B James posted in Personal Growth

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In Part 1 of this blog I introduced the "Ghost of Regret."  I wrote about understanding the ghost and the negative side effects of living in the past.  In Part 2 we get into the details!  How can you defeat the ghosts of your past?  How do you make regret disappear forever?

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Four Ways to Defeat the Ghosts of Your Past - Part 1

Jul 27, 2014 6:30:00 PM / by Linda B James posted in Personal Growth, Mental Toughness

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“Wallowing in self-pity keeps you suspended in the past.” -- LBJ

English novelist Charles Dickens has been widely acclaimed for his novel A Christmas Carol.  In the story The Ghost of Christmas Past is the first of three ghosts to haunt Ebeneezer Scrooge.  The spirit appeared to show Ebeneezer the error of his ways and the mistakes he had made in the past.

The modern day Ghost of Christmas Past can be called, “The Ghost of Regret.”  This pesky spirit can make it difficult for you to bring closure to the past, paralyzes you from taking action and prevents you from realizing the future you deserve.  How do you get rid of it?

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The Hidden Art Of Flirting - Part 1

Jul 26, 2014 11:18:00 PM / by Linda B James posted in RELATIONSHIPS - Love and Marriage, RELATIONSHIPS - Love and Intimacy

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My Gosh!  You saw your lover flirting right in front of you. You are in disbelief!  Your're confused because you don't want to acknowledge what you just witnessed.  You ask yourself:

  • "Should I make a big deal about this?" 
  • "Should I remain calm? 
  • "Should I act like I didn't see anything?"  
...the conversation continues in your head, "... I must be seeing things, my partner would not dare disrespect me, especially like this! ...  my partner loves me.  My significant other would never do that.  That's downright inappropriate and I am furious!!"

It really hurts when someone you love flirts with another.  It can even be a potential blow to your self esteem.  Don't you just hate when that happens?  Why do lovers flirt and what can you do about it?

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Easy Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem

Jul 20, 2014 4:39:00 AM / by Linda B James posted in Personal Growth, Mental Toughness

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What do you dislike about yourself?  
What do you wish you could change?  
Have you been in the past or a recent target of criticism?

If any of these questions "hit a nerve" then it is time for a "self-esteem makeover."

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