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Jim Bouchard


Through martial arts, Jim Bouchard transformed himself from dropout, drug abuser and failure to successful entrepreneur and Black Belt. As a speaker and author of Amazon bestseller Think Like a Black Belt, Jim tours nationally presenting his philosophy of Black Belt Mindset for corporate and conference audiences.

He’s a regular guest on TV and radio programs including FOX News, BBC Worldview and FOX Across America.

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Posts by Jim Bouchard:

  • Podcast: Think Like A Black Belt

  • September 8th, 2014
    Listen Here: Jim Bouchard is a noted speaker and author of THINK Like a BLACK BELT.  Jim increases productivity and engagement and develops leaders at all levels of your organization from the front lines to the C-Suite, [...]

  • Confidence Is About Expectations: Expect To Do Your Best

  • May 1st, 2013
    A confident person expects to succeed where others fear the attempt. Authentic confidence, is about expectations. You just better get real about your expectations. Genuine confidence is not surety in a particular outcome. [...]

  • Beginner’s Mind

  • April 5th, 2013
    The mind of the true Master is really “Beginner’s Mind.” When I passed my test, my Master gave me a beautiful, deep, rich, dark black belt. In that moment, I thought it was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. It [...]

  • Too Many Minds…The Art Of Focus

  • March 23rd, 2013
    Did you see “The Last Samurai” with Tom Cruise? Just in case… There’s a fabulous scene that knocks all the mystery out of the seemingly complex philosophy of the ancient masters and shines a bright light [...]

  • Developing Black Belt Employees

  • March 5th, 2013
    Long ago I developed a theory about engagement. It is based on my own experience operating small businesses – and teaching martial arts. What I found was that most people fall into 3 major categories: Movers: These [...]

  • Want To Sell More? Stop Being A Wimp! Be A Black Belt!

  • February 19th, 2013
    Some years ago I attended a sales seminar for martial arts professionals. The presenter was introduced as one of America’s top car sales reps- and they made it a point to tell us he was not a Black Belt. He looks [...]