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Confusing Joy With Happiness

February 22, 2016 – Jim Mathis My topic for today – joy – is not something we often talk about in the business and professional world. We commonly speak about happiness […]

A Simple Guide To Simplifying

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Feb 23, 2015 – by Jim Mathis: Have you noticed that with the ever-increasing complexities of everyday life and work, we are somehow managing to make things more complicated than […]

The Work of Our Hands

The Work of Our Hands Jim Mathis Several times each week I get together with men to talk about important issues, both professional and personal. In our CBMC group recently, […]

New Wine and Old Wineskins

New Wine and Old Wineskins Jim Mathis I had an interesting phone call recently from a professional photographer in another city. He called to complain my prices were too low. […]

How Long Do Things Last?

How Long Do Things Last? Jim Mathis Over the past 15 or 20 years, I have owned about a dozen cell phones. Almost all had to be replaced because they […]

The '10,000-Hour Rule'

The ‘10,000-Hour Rule’ Jim Mathis   I recently served as an usher at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A. The special guest soloist was […]

Having The Right Tools

Having The Right Tools Jim Mathis When I was about 12 years old, my father took me to a hardware store to buy my first set of real tools. Among […]

Celebrating Entrepreneurship

Celebrating Entrepreneurship Jim Mathis Recently I had the opportunity to speak to an entrepreneurs’ class at a local university, as well as to a group of eighth graders at a […]