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 […]
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January 11, 2016 – Jim Mathis I remember the day clearly in 1985 when I walked into a popular record store and found its bins of LP (long-playing vinyl) records replaced […]
Aug 24, 2015 – Jim Mathis Having pursued professional photography for most of my adult life, there are many things I have enjoyed about it. Among them are the principles I […]
Jun 22, 2015 – Jim Mathis As an expert on old photographs, I am often asked why people were not smiling in old photos. There are actually three theories. The […]
[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 […]
Jim Mathis When I was a young person, I bought 100 baby chicks for a 4-H agricultural youth club project. Before long I found myself in the egg business. After […]
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, […]
Celebrating Harvest and Thanksgiving Jim Mathis I love Thanksgiving Day. Not because it is a chance to gorge ourselves with good food, or take advantage of overhyped sales at the […]
Relationships Key to Business Success Jim Mathis Bear with me as I give a brief photographic history lesson to underscore the importance of relationships in business: Recently I was at […]
Addressing The Challenge Of Contentment Jim Mathis I have been struggling with the concept of contentment for some time. It seems to be a fleeting virtue. For a few moments […]
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? 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’ 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 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 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 […]
Eighth-Grade Principles For Any Stage of Life Jim Mathis Recently I had the opportunity to speak on “career day” to a group of eighth graders at a middle school in […]
LIFE IS DIFFICULT, BUT LIFE ALSO IS GOOD By Jim Mathis Life is difficult. This is a basic fact and the sooner we can come to accept and appreciate that […]
DO NOT ALLOW FEAR TO DISABLE YOU By Jim Mathis A neighbor of mine during my childhood, Bill Moore, died recently. He was 97. Bill lived across the road from […]
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