The Linda B James Blog

Self-Discipline - Four Things You Need To Have - PART 1

May 26, 2017 5:00:00 AM / by Linda B James posted in Mental Toughness, Exceptional Leaders, Persistence, hustle while you wait

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Let's explore the character and beliefs of the men and women who have chosen to serve as their career path, including those who over the years have made the ultimate sacrifice. Below is an expert from my latest book Hustle While You Wait, where I explore what these brave individuals have in  common...

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Four Ways To Master Patience ...PART 2

Jan 27, 2017 5:00:00 AM / by Linda B James posted in Mental Toughness, Exceptional Leaders, Persistence, hustle while you wait

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In Part 1, I explored the importance of patience, and how a lack of this simple, yet key trait can be dangerous to your success.  How do you develop it?

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Four Ways To Master Patience...PART 1

Jan 24, 2017 5:00:00 AM / by Linda B James posted in Mental Toughness, Exceptional Leaders, Persistence, hustle while you wait

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You've been there... you're sick and tired of being sick and tired!  You're angry, exhausted and eager to move on with life... but life gets in the way! You are now face-to-face with a dangerous enemy to your success...  

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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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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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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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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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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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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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