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Goodbye Cubicle Nation

I received a new lease on life when I job was eliminated at cubicle nation. Quite some time ago, I underwent a metamorphosis of sorts toward my own work mindset.

For years, I questioned why anyone would want to treat their employees poorly. I just couldn't comprehend the concept.

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Added by Jim Carver on February 14, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

My Top 5 Blog Posts

Thanks for coming along on my journey! Sometimes I make a ruckus and sometimes I give thanks to those I appreciate. Either way, I try to do something meaningfult that matters for people. Enjoy!

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Added by Jim Carver on February 13, 2013 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Living on the Edge of Freedom?

For some reason about a week ago, I realized by blogging was suffering. Sometimes it was due to rushing to post an article and tossing some ideas out to quickly. I took a few days off from blogging hoping my writing process would become fresh again. After all, attempting to post material daily isn't as easy as it appears.

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Added by Jim Carver on January 26, 2013 at 4:34pm — 2 Comments

You are Amazing!

Less than 24 hours ago, I opened my email and thought "What is going on?" As my Grandfather use to say, "Lo' and Behold" – I had 4 pages of Hotmail from members of Bloggers.com addressed in my inbox. My first thoughts were perhaps my settings had somehow changed and I accidently opened myself to spam.

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Added by Jim Carver on January 16, 2013 at 9:31pm — 2 Comments

You are Now Free!

One of the favorite terms of the Industrial Age has been "teamwork." The word is heavily touted when the slave drivers or gatekeepers want more work from less people or pitch an idea. Teamwork is a requirement on the football field, marching band and battlefield; but it never scaled well with the general workforce.

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Added by Jim Carver on January 7, 2013 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Book Review- The Icarus Deception: how high will you fly?

The Icarus Deception by Seth Godin is the push to do what you've always wanted. It's the approval to become what you've always dreamed of becoming. The Icarus Deception allows you the freedom to scale to new heights. Unlike the previous system of 100 years, it's imperative you break the rules and stand-out.

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Added by Jim Carver on January 5, 2013 at 4:37pm — No Comments

The Future is up to You!

We've spent 100 years schooling our children and selves into becoming a "cog in the wheel" for the system. We created compliance by asking students to memorize a formula of history, math and science. Instead of recognizing the interests of the people- the system set the agenda.

Are you an artist or just a compliant cog?

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Added by Jim Carver on January 1, 2013 at 6:36pm — 1 Comment

Seth Godin, Arsonists and Buckeye Updates

I began reading Seth Godin's new book- The Icarus Deception: How High will You Fly?. You can view the trailer here. I am hoping to finish the book and do a review shortly thereafter. Don't hesitate to pick-up a copy of this enlightening book on becoming a remarkable artist and standing-out in the new Industrial Revolution!

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Added by Jim Carver on December 30, 2012 at 10:17pm — No Comments

The Icarus Deception/Seth Godin Amazes Again!

Tonight, I finally plan on opening my Kickstarter package from author Seth Godin. I contributed to Seth's project on Kickstarter awhile ago and…

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Added by Jim Carver on December 26, 2012 at 11:01pm — No Comments

Failing, Losing and Winning

We shoot someone's hope, dream and possible future down quickly. If everyone followed our own fearful advice, there'd be no electricity, surgeons, automobiles, medicine, clean water or technical device to read this blog.

Some good advice about seeking sources for advice.

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Added by Jim Carver on December 18, 2012 at 10:26pm — 8 Comments

Surveys- The Art of telling a Story?

For decades we wondered why survey results were somewhat hidden criteria. Scratching our heads wondering why the obvious issues weren't addressed. Why employ consultants to be the middle man, wouldn't a standard form be worthy? If some glaring issues needed to be resolved surely management could correct the situation.

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Added by Jim Carver on December 13, 2012 at 9:45pm — 2 Comments

Raw Opportunity Surrounds Us!

Our eyes observe all sorts of activity daily in our surrounding. Choices are constantly marketed as we drive, walk, or journey through media channels. We are so busy ingesting the messages, we often don't think to use our own imagination or envision a possibility towards the future. Visionaries like Zig Ziglar, Henry Ford, Bill Gates, or Steve Jobs are few and far between.

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Added by Jim Carver on November 28, 2012 at 10:22pm — 2 Comments

The Difference Makers!

Several days ago, I wrote a blog about the apparent political choices inducing a negative outcome between government, employers and employees. The day after the election some companies began to introduce massive layoffs and/ or the reduction of full-time jobs with benefits. I failed to cover some obvious positive possibilities during that blog due to time constraints. So let's talk about the upside to another seemingly down-economy.…

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Added by Jim Carver on November 20, 2012 at 10:39pm — No Comments

Breaking News: How would you like your Spam?

Spam is something we are all familiar with as we check our email or scroll through the web. It's annoying, noisy and begs us for attention. The message is optimized to separate us for a brief moment from our agenda to focus on something entirely different and convince us of the significance of "the sell."

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Added by Jim Carver on November 19, 2012 at 11:46pm — 4 Comments

The Door is Open!

Got an idea, book, gadget, widget or business up your sleeve?

What are you going to do about it?

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Sincerely,

Jim Carver

Added by Jim Carver on November 5, 2012 at 9:33pm — No Comments

Goal or Project- What are you planning?

There are some of us who find it better to take things one day at a time. It helps to keep us grounded in who we are and what we do. The less we forecast the better off our mind's function.

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Added by Jim Carver on October 14, 2012 at 2:01am — 2 Comments

Checkout Anytime you Like, But you Can Never Leave

In one of Seth Godin's recent blogs, I was inspired by several notions and wisdom.

Some valuable lessons from Seth's blog:

  • Associate with those who emphasize and are…
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Added by Jim Carver on October 9, 2012 at 12:02am — 4 Comments

The Problem of Mass- Just ask General Motors!

We’ve seen the history of mass during the Industrial Revolution. In the form of: production, factories, transportation, food, retailers, riots, consumption, start-ups, dotcoms, healthcare, layoffs, moving overseas and closures. Anyone see a mass pattern here?

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Added by Jim Carver on September 30, 2012 at 12:07am — 2 Comments

BloggingTips and Secrets

You may view The Rust Belt Chronicles Blog by clicking on the link below:

 http://jimcarver.blogspot.com/2012/09/bloggingtips-and-secrets.html

It is an honor to serve my readers and hopefully inspire a few of you to do something meaningful, that matters!

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Added by Jim Carver on September 22, 2012 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Learning and Growing

I read something in Seth Godin’s new eBook, Stop Stealing Dreams (if you haven’t read this you NEED to!).  Seth said, “Learning is not done to you.  Learning is something you choose to do.”  It was one of those statements you read and exclaim, “YES!” out loud. 

Today is our 44th wedding anniversary.  I met Dan in 1966….so many years ago. We married in 1968.  We talked this morning about Seth’s quote and how true it is.  We have spent all these years…

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Added by Joanne Miller on March 23, 2012 at 8:19am — 3 Comments

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