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The Magic of Personal, Family and Organizational Values

He who knows much about others may be learned, but he who understands himself is more intelligent. He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still. —LAO-TZU I have a beautiful handcrafted brass READ MORE
HOW TO MANAGE CHANGE IN 13 STEPS

HOW TO MANAGE CHANGE IN 13 STEPS

If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong. —CHARLES KETTERING, inventor of the electric starter for automobiles/ Founder of the Sloan-Kettering Foundation In my previous blog I addressed how and why resistance gets in the way READ MORE
Insights: Managing Change by James Mapes

Insights: Managing Change by James Mapes

Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future. —IRVING JANUS, GroupThink   Clasp your hands together as demonstrated in the diagram below:       READ MORE
3 TIPS TO IGNITE YOUR CREATIVITY by James Mapes

3 TIPS TO IGNITE YOUR CREATIVITY by James Mapes

The future belongs to those who believe in dreams. —ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, humanitarian and diplomat   A tiny speck appears on the horizon. It’s hard to see. It begins to move closer and closer. It looks like a shapeless blob, but READ MORE
How to create your own “Power Master Mind Group” By James Mapes

How to create your own “Power Master Mind Group” By James Mapes

A must-read book: Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich. Someone gave it to me as a joke, but it was a catalyst that changed my life.  Being rich took on a whole new meaning for me. It went far beyond READ MORE
HOW TO EXPLODE YOUR CREATIVITY: THE CYCLE OF DISCOVERY

HOW TO EXPLODE YOUR CREATIVITY: THE CYCLE OF DISCOVERY

As long as you’re green, you’re growing;  as soon as you’re ripe, you start to rot. —RAY KROC, founder of McDonald’s   Learning is a never-ending cyclical process of discovery. We uncover possibilities within ourselves, transform them into reality, and READ MORE

How to Explode Creativity: The Conscious Rider and the Subconscious Elephant

Over many years of speaking on the power of the mind I searched for the ideal metaphor to describe the conscious and subconscious. For a short period I used Plato’s imagery in Phaedrus, in which Socrates refers to our conscious, READ MORE
IMAGINE THAT!: You are of Two Minds

IMAGINE THAT!: You are of Two Minds

As strange and odd as this may sound, your “mind,” as opposed to your “brain” is, figuratively speaking, divided into two parts. These parts are invisible, and dramatically different, yet they must work together if an individual is to live READ MORE
11 TRAITS FOR LIVING AN EXCEPTIONAL LIFE by James Mapes

11 TRAITS FOR LIVING AN EXCEPTIONAL LIFE by James Mapes

  “All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.” —James Thurber, “The Shore and the Sea”   In my new web-enhanced book – with 21 coaching video clips – IMAGINE READ MORE
8 POWERFUL STEPS TO DECLUTTER, LET GO AND RENEW by James Mapes

8 POWERFUL STEPS TO DECLUTTER, LET GO AND RENEW by James Mapes

“Sometimes you’ve got to let everything go – purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything… whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.” READ MORE
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