The Linda B James Blog

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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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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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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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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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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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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4 Ways To Solve Problems

Jun 16, 2014 2:12:00 AM / by Linda B James posted in Personal Growth, RELATIONSHIPS - Resolving Disputes, Mental Toughness, Persistence

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“When you focus on the problem, you miss the rainbows of life” -- LBJ

Everyone has problems. Some troubles are self imposed and others are life's unexpected, crazy surprises. Generally speaking, problems are subjective.  You see life through your prism.  Whether it is cloudy or clear it is still your prism.  Nevertheless, what you see is what you get.  What you perceive to be real and problematic is what matters.  Here's the problem with problems: they catch you off guard and they lurk around when you are at your lowest low.  But, here's some good news: most problems are short lived and only a few last a lifetime.  They still have the potential to wreak havoc on your life and psyche.  One common denominator of problems is stress.  This is the hidden anchor that causes you to drown in your sorrows.  I learned over the years that all problems breed some form of stress. 

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7 Ways to Make CHANGE Your Best Friend

Mar 6, 2014 8:43:00 PM / by Linda B James posted in Personal Growth, Mental Toughness

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“Change is the ultimate champion.
You will never win fighting change. 
Working with change is the only way to win." -- LBJ.


I've had to accept change in my life more times than I care to remember. My life was relatively predictable growing up and also as a young adult. When I got married is when change became the norm!

There were two factors that led to my rapid adjustment:

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