The Linda B James Blog

The Happy Taskmaster - 10 Ways to Get Things Done, Sleep Well And Enjoy Life

Mar 9, 2018 11:15:00 AM / by Linda B James posted in Business & Career Success, Motivational Music, Personal Growth, Mental Toughness, Better Sleep

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“He who puts things off until tomorrow 
might discover that tomorrow never comes”  ~ LBJ 
 

 Let me start by admitting that I am a workaholic.  My husband affectionately calls me ''the taskmistress.''

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How to Overcome Adversity

Mar 7, 2018 6:11:47 PM / by Linda B James posted in Business & Career Success, Personal Growth, Mental Toughness, RELATIONSHIPS - Dealing with Conflict

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Do you have what it takes to overcome adversity?  Take the following quiz from my book Hustle While You Wait
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Self-Discipline - Four Things You Need To Have - PART 2

May 30, 2017 5:00:00 AM / by George James posted in Business & Career Success, Personal Growth, Mental Toughness, Exceptional Leaders, hustle while you wait

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In Part 1 of this blog, I gave a brief explanation of the process by which self discipline is attained by men and women in uniform, particularly in the military. This excerpt from my latest book Hustle While You Wait is intended in provide insight into the strategies needed to build self-discipline.

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Five Tools That Transform Your Mindset

Jan 24, 2017 5:00:00 AM / by Linda B James posted in Business & Career Success, Personal Growth, Mental Toughness, Linda B James Show, hustle while you wait

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I use the above quote at the end of each of my broadcasts of the Linda B. James Show.

Why? Because without the right mindset, change is extremely difficult and it is less probable you will transform your mindset.  

What is the right "mindset" and how do you get it?

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Making Resiliency Your Key Strength

Jan 6, 2017 12:00:00 AM / by Linda B James posted in Business & Career Success, Personal Growth, Mental Toughness, Exceptional Leaders

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Trees are a great example of resiliency.  It's a well known fact that the more a tree is windswept, the deeper its roots.  How resilient are you?

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No Apologies Needed

May 27, 2016 5:14:00 PM / by Linda B James posted in Business & Career Success, Personal Growth, Mental Toughness, Persistence

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"Learn to ease your own pain
whether or not
someone gives you a well-deserved apology.
-- Linda B James

Here’s a scenario: You have gone out on a limb for a friend, relative, neighbor, or colleague and things have gone awry. They have not come to your rescue when you needed a favor. You did much for them out of the goodness of your heart. You have gone above and beyond the call of duty to help someone, and the person has turned their back on you when you needed them the most.

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Let Your Shame Shine

May 20, 2016 7:58:00 PM / by Linda B James posted in Business & Career Success, Personal Growth, Mental Toughness, Persistence

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Embarrassment is one of the many feelings in the negative emotions family, like stress, unhappiness, sorrow, chaos, and depression, which will come and go. Sometimes it comes but it won’t go away. Sometimes it’s hard to admit that it stays with you and leaves an indelible mark on your life.

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Feeling Good About Forgiving

Mar 31, 2016 5:00:00 AM / by Linda B James posted in Business & Career Success, Personal Growth, Mental Toughness, Persistence

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"People will not forget evil actions.
They will forgive evil actions and over time, the feeling about the actions will fade.”

-- Linda B James

Why should you feel good about forgiving?

Forgiveness is subjective and it takes a long journey.

Here is my definition of forgiveness—making a conscious decision not to dwell on the matter, not to allow the pain of the event to destroy your spirit of happiness, not to permit the pain to rid you of the joys of life, and not to harbor feelings of resentment. However, this does not mean the act is forgotten, minimized, justified, or condoned in any way.

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Hidden in Plain Sight - Detecting and Decoding Deception

Mar 19, 2016 12:24:51 AM / by Linda B James posted in Business & Career Success, Personal Growth, Mental Toughness

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"The truth is often overlooked because it is hidden in plain sight.”

-- Linda B James

People are like onions; there are many layers to the face. Looking from the outside in you can not see the complexity of a  person’s psyche. It is not what a person says but what a person does that reveals the truth. Our physical behaviors reveal our unspoken clues, intentions, and unconscious attitudes. 

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Murphy's Law

Mar 6, 2016 4:43:12 AM / by Linda B James posted in Business & Career Success, Personal Growth, Mental Toughness

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"Murphy's Law teaches us to take life less seriously.”

-- Linda B James

Here’s an expanded breakdown of the law:

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The State of Solitude - Peace and Quiet

Feb 26, 2016 7:00:00 PM / by Linda B James posted in Business & Career Success, Personal Growth, Mental Toughness

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"Solitude is freedom. It is a quiet opportunity to hear our thoughts instead of the thoughts of others.”

-- Linda B James

Why Is Having Peace and Quiet So Important?

Take a break from the rat race. The hustle and bustle of life can take its toll. The body needs its downtime from stress. Stress can wear you down mentally, physically, and emotionally. You need to escape from distractions.

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Find Your Pot Of GOAL

Feb 20, 2016 11:19:23 PM / by Linda B James posted in Business & Career Success, Personal Growth, Mental Toughness

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"You’ll keep running around in circles and never score until you set a goal...”

-- Linda B James

Sticking firmly to your game plan means setting written goals to achieve high performance levels.  Short–term and long-term accomplishments are more obtainable when you have established objectives and a plan to achieve them. Below is one way to "blast away" wishful thinking with clear expectations, timelines and deadlines! 

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Breakthrough! - making it work for you

Feb 13, 2016 12:47:08 AM / by Linda B James posted in Business & Career Success, Personal Growth, Mental Toughness

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“Change your thinking; change your life.” —Linda B. James

What does the word "breakthrough" mean to you? How can you achieve it? Read on... the following will help you.

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The World's Best Sleep Aid

Jun 27, 2015 1:45:01 AM / by Linda B James posted in Business & Career Success, Personal Growth, Mental Toughness, Better Sleep

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Many have asked me,

"...Linda how can I get a good night's rest? ..."

"...What in your opinion is the world's most effective sleep aid?..."

After much thought and years of experience in the "battlefield of life", the best answer-- in fact the only answer I could give was the following:

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Your Emotional Armor-Part 2

May 16, 2015 12:33:00 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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In part I of this blog I reviewed how verbal attacks, insults, disrespect, rotten experiences and other events can wreck you life and the tips to neutralize them.  In this blog, I will reveal 10 secrets to overcome adversity brought upon by your own reaction to these events.

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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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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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25 Life Lessons To Master Now!

Jul 5, 2014 11:02:00 PM / by Linda B James posted in Business & Career Success, Personal Growth

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“Your odyssey in life is uniquely yours,
comparing your path to others
devalues your journey.”-- LBJ

In my late teens, I kept a journal for many years.  I titled it “me."  The journal was a collection of my observations about people and life.  Over the years I would thumb through the pages to reflect upon my insights.

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The Exceptional Leader - Part 2

Jun 8, 2014 12:55:00 PM / by Linda B James posted in Business & Career Success

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“Leaders
set high standards for others
and honor the same high standards
for themselves.” LBJ

In Part 1 of this series, I reviewed the five basic qualities of leaders.  Today I will explore the seven leadership qualities that are seen and experienced only in a select few whom by their actions and results have earned our respect and admiration.  I have organized these virtues as the seven "I's" of exceptional leaders.

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The Exceptional Leader - Part 1

Jun 1, 2014 4:42:00 PM / by Linda B James posted in Business & Career Success, Personal Growth

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“Exceptional leaders
set high standards for others and 
honor the same high standards for themselves.” LBJ

We would like to believe that leaders are special... some of us falsely believe that leaders have admirable qualities but the reality is many don't.  Leaders have the same weakness and “human moments” as the average person.  In essence, leaders are ordinary people thrust into extraordinary circumstances.   

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