Category: James Amps

Cowboys Add Cornerback Nolan Carroll

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Nolan Carroll

An internationally renowned public speaker and entrepreneur, James Amps conducts corporate consulting and speech training as a managing partner with AMPS International. Although he resides in Florida, James Amps is a fan of the Dallas Cowboys.

Seeking to increase its depth in the backfield, the Cowboys made cornerback Nolan Carroll the team’s first free agent signing of the 2017 National Football League (NFL) off-season. A veteran of seven NFL seasons and a former fifth round pick of the Miami Dolphins, Carroll was given a three-year, $10 million contract by Dallas with $3 million guaranteed.

The 30 year old started all 16 games for the Philadelphia Eagles last season and recorded 41 tackles, 10 defended passes, one forced fumble, and one interception. He recorded his best season in 2013 as a member of the Dolphins when he made three interceptions and two quarterback sacks. Throughout his seven-year career, Carroll has 221 tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles, and eight interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown.


The Mental and Physical Benefits of Reading



The managing partner of AMPS International LLC in Pembroke Pines, Florida, James Amps is an entrepreneur, educator, author, and motivational speaker who aims to increase human potential with his work. Outside of his professional life, James Amps likes to engage in his favorite hobbies, including reading.

Science has shown that reading as a hobby yields substantial benefits for the health of the mind and body. Researchers have noted that individuals who regularly participated in mentally stimulating activities in early and later life have a significantly lower incidence of mental decline. Similarly, some studies have shown that reading may have a positive impact on short-term memory.

Physically, reading can promote relaxation, resulting in lower levels of stress. According to a study published in 2009, highly-engaged reading may reduce stress levels by almost 70 percent, regardless of the book’s subject matter. In addition, there is scientific evidence that suggests reading can make people more empathetic to the plights of others.

Bowling Improves Hand-Eye Coordination


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James Amps is the managing partner for AMPS International, LLC in Pembroke Pines, Florida. When he is not busy with work, James Amps makes time to go bowling.

Bowling has a number of benefits. It is a simple game to learn, does not require training at an early age in order to become proficient, burns calories, and is a great way to relieve stress and develop social bonds.

Taking down all the pins (or as many as possible) demands sophisticated hand-eye coordination. The body’s motion and the moment of ball release must be coordinated to send the ball down a 60-foot lane to a precise point. When only a few pins are left standing after a first roll, the target point is very small and even more precise aim is required. The mental awareness to develop a solid strategy and carry it out forces players to keep their skills sharp.

World’s Fair of Money Attracts Numismatics Enthusiasts


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American Numismatic Association

As founder and managing partner of AMPS International, LLC, in Pembroke Pines, Florida, James Amps oversees operations for a successful firm that motivates and trains individuals in a wide range of fields. In his free time, James Amps is interested in numismatics, the study of coins, money, and other currency. He is a member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA), which stages the annual World’s Fair of Money.

The largest show of its kind in the United States, the World’s Fair of Money attracts numismatics enthusiasts and dealers from around the world. In addition to vendors’ booths, it features multiple exhibits presented by private collectors as well as rare items from the ANA’s own Money Museum. People of all interest levels may enjoy the educational seminars and lectures offered at the event, and a Kids Zone is available to entertain younger attendees.

Each year, the World’s Fair of Money is held in a different city. The 2017 event will take place on August 1-5 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Future locations include Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 2018 and Rosemont, Illinois, in 2019.