- Producer28/01/2017Comfortably Being Uncomfortable“You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.”Brian TracyHacking LifeI ran across a "life hack" with this quote as its premise. Now, before you dismiss this post as "get rich quick" quack, please...
Comments27/02/2017 #17 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTSGreat example of this, by @Juan Imaz...
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@mamen-delgado/bebee-interview-to-juan-imaz-i-am-a-fighter-who-never-gives-up27/02/2017 #16 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTSJust had a comment on LI:
"the concept of a thermostat is spot on! When it gets too hot or cold, it's that gentle nudge that we need to look for.
Early on in my musical career, I wasn't comfortable playing the piano. I'd rather play the keyboard because the keys were softer (that's what I was used to). At an event, someone put me on the spot by asking me to play the piano for a few familiar songs. I struggled my way through and my wrist felt numb for a while. It was outside my comfort zone, beyond uncomfortable.
It was an eye opener though. I was motivated to practice playing the piano and conquer my discomfort. No pain, no gain!"
"What a great example. It's not that we have to totally put ourselves into a crazy new environment - a deep freeze or scalding burn, to use the same concept. It's a "nudge" like you said. If we don't have any discomfort, we will stay as we are. It's our nature to avoid pain and keep pleasure.
Einstein said, "No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it."
He also said, "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
Put the two together and you begin to understand the need for some discomfort!"29/01/2017 #14 Claire 🐝 Cardwell@Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS - you also had me at the Title! Just think if our ancient ancestors had not gone past their comfort zones we would still be living in caves, huddled around campfires and wondering why no one had invented the wheel! I love the fact that Science has found that "Being uncomfortable is something you have to learn to embrace. Putting yourself in new and unfamiliar situations stimulates the part of the brain that releases dopamine, nature’s happy drug."29/01/2017 #12 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS#6 Thanks for reading and your perspective, Devesh.
I do believe we have a set-point of comfort and with our habits will stop trying new uncomfortable things - in many areas of our lives. It is why we need a way to track, so we can we are uncomfortable and need to change that habitual set-point by learning and growing... improving.29/01/2017 #10 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS#2 Ahhh, Harvey. Something about the snow on the ground, but this came to mind:
"Put one foot in front of the other!..."
http://www.lyrics.com/lyric/1337724 View more#2 Ahhh, Harvey. Something about the snow on the ground, but this came to mind:
"Put one foot in front of the other!..."
Thanks for reading and the comment! Close29/01/2017 #9 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS#1 Ah, Deb. You are so enlightened and also so kind. I am thrilled I had you at the title, and THEN gave, even more, VALUE. That's what I'm always after.
Flow is indeed a wondrous river ride. I was just reading elsewhere the essence, "Nothing good was ever easy."29/01/2017 #6 Devesh BhattTrue, there are no setpoints.
But another truth here, almost everyone is uncomfortable in some aspect of their lives which they haven't even prioritised.
Your post as a process can help many.
But I have witnessed the majority treat such posts like an objective/outcome. As such it's never going to work.28/01/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 HelfrichYou had me at the title, @Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS. And then you delivered even more value than I could have anticipated.
The flow state is definitely cultivated and enhanced by allowing ourselves to do new, challenging, things that capture our attention, which for the most part, brings up some feelings of anxiety about meeting the challenges. But all the good stuff lies past acknowledging we might fail and trying things anyway.
- 27/02/2017🎙 You have to have a higher purpose than just money. You need to be striving for something great, and figure out why. ➡️ What is your why? What's that higher purpose to what you're doing and what you're perusing? It's vital you figure that out, or you'll just run out of fuel. ➡️ When working with purpose, you'll work harder, longer hours, with more energy, with more motivation, and more focus. Work will not even seem like work. You'll be in it for the long game, not just the short game. ❓So what's your higher purpose?
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Comments27/02/2017 #1 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.inspiring image and words
excellent question @Lance Smith
- Producer26/02/2017Get started adding life to yearsSome might think that the greatest advance for humankind since the 19th-century industrial revolution to date is the modern communications or internet. In my opinion, we are not much better today than our forefathers 30.000 years ago when they...
Comments26/02/2017 #9 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#8 I think it is because as a society we talk about stuff, about accolades, about appearances. Those topics are depressing. They focus on externally rather than internally. We can only change our state by respecting that our choices are what create our states. But the tides are shifting. We are seeing other people live lives that cherish delight. And those examples light the path.26/02/2017 #8 Anonymous#7 Absolutely, dear Deb. It is very sad for me to see people around me who seem to have their souls in a dark hole, just feeling bad, low motivated, you name it, while they have a lot of reasons to be happy. Ungrateful to what they have, nothing is good enough for them, nothing satisfies them. We human have done from the bad mood a way of living, thinking that to be grumpy means to be more professional, and the ones who are cheerful are less "productive", forgetting that only when you are in a good mood is when you can give the best of you26/02/2017 #7 Deb 🐝 Helfrich"Keep feeding your soul " There is the rub, in my opinion, @David Navarro López. If our soul is alive, we will care for our body and all around us, other people and every aspect of our environments.
The lethargy creeps in when circumstances dampen our soul - and these can be external or internal.
Finding the delight in being alive, even in harsh, unpleasant, or downright hostile situations is the key to what the French so rightly call Joie de vivre.
As you said, find those 20 things and invest your mind in cultivating thoughts to support, enjoy, practice, and celebrate the cornerstones that provide the meaning in our lives and much of the rest will follow naturally.26/02/2017 #6 Sara Jacobovici#2 Dear @David Navarro López, I respect your opinion (and humour), and I will give you the last word. I just wanted to respond by saying that the length of our days is not necessarily related to depression. Unfortunately, there are children who are experiencing depression. I wish us all a bearable and meaningful life.26/02/2017 #3 Ali AnaniDear friend @David Navarro López- this is an insightful buzz and is packed with great perspectives.
You wrote "In fact, in today’s communications, we are lacking most of the times the main issue: emotions.
We try to fix it with emoticons, but the richness and nuances a human can transmit are still muted".
Muted emotions is a lovely way to describe it. If you would read the buzz of the beautiful mind of @Sara Jacobovici of today and my last buzz you shall find synchronicity in our thinking.
Saddened to read, but it is the reality "People from all ages embittered, wishing that weekend arrives, only to spend it all day on the couch, with a blank mind in front of the television.
Nobody will love you more than you love yourself. Daily exercising is then a must. No exceptions. No excuses. Your body will be grateful to you, and will allow you keep going". This is a gloomy picture but is true. The consumption of alcohols, cigarettes and drugs reveal the intensity of you you mentioned.
The remedy is in your writing "The secret resides on not being afraid to be wrong, and to know that it is a must to be humble to learn".
Great buzz to read and share26/02/2017 #1 Sara JacoboviciDear @David Navarro López. I experienced this buzz straight from your heart and so it reached my heart. I see a beginning, a middle and an end. I value and agree with the beginning and your end. I have trouble with the middle. I don't know if I agree that we were not meant to experience the results of living longer and as result we become depressed. We are amazing at adapting, as proof that we are still here and living longer! I think that maybe one of the reasons we become depressed is that our ability to adapt is not clicking in to our advantage. And so, as you beautifully communicate with the strategies you offer, we can do something about it. Proof again that we can go ahead and enjoy life as long as we can!
- Producer25/02/2017Empower yourself, don't quit!Growing up without compliments, but with six (6!) brothers and two sisters I cannot tell from experience how helpful family can be to achieve your goals :-) However I am capable of telling you how you can achieve your goals and follow your dreams...
Comments26/02/2017 #12 Mamen 🐝 Delgado#7 It is @Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS, in fact something "miraculous" has happened in those weeks and I have the feeling it's been so because I have increased my energy level and my connection with the Universe. All thanks to the exercise and the meditation. Thanks to you, my friend. 💫25/02/2017 #5 Mamen 🐝 DelgadoAbsolutely agree @Lance Smith!! Since last month I started to get up at 6:45 to exercise in the morning and the results during this two months have been extraordinary. As you say, more focused and more clear mind, full connection with myself and much more energy during the day. Great advice!! 👏
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Comments22/02/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#1 It is more like a weather cycle than a test tube. We applaud the simplicity here but yet still swim in the rivers of distrust as they flow.
The measures we take to protect ourselves from distrust are just as concerning. This weather is called a vicious cycle.
The sun shines with the virtuous cycle and the simplification in the beaker and test-tube picture is linear response to distrust.
The dynamic response is the climate and not a chemistry lab because when two opposing people see this simple diagram, the ignorance they point to is never themselves, but the people on the other side.
We are finger pointing with a picture like that, and so we have polarization where ignorance multiples and trust continues to diminish. That diagram is actually another straightjacket because it is dealing in feelings not facts. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/straightjacket
- Producer21/02/2017Words are just WordsI'm listening to my heart beatWondering what's with all the heatThinking about howWords are just wordsUnless they mean somethingWords are just wordsUnless they say somethingWords are just wordsUnless they enable you to do somethingWords are just...
Comments22/02/2017 #41 Steve Brady@🐝 Fatima Williams thank you for this post. To form, and practise living out of an intent to write and speak words of life is a foundation for wise living. We are bombarded with so many words in our modern world. Your call to a life-giving economy of words is challenging but refreshing.22/02/2017 #29 🐝 Fatima Williams#20 @Ali Anani You are like this tree a bundle of wisdom.
I'm so glad to be a budding plant nourished by the wisdom, ideas and thoughts - You , @CityVP 🐝 Manjit and the lovely @Sara Jacobovici contribute day in day out.
The roots of this tree or rather if you look at its body. It reminds me of each buzz here on beBee nourishing the tree. The tree can be a symbol of a person , a community or the earth as it whole. Each buzz a powerhouse of meaningful words.
The traid of Sara , Mr Manjit and Dr. Anani is the best diamond I have. Your'll reflect knowledge and learning when you have an idea. Like the light that passes through the diamond. The reflection , the beauty of that sight is quite remarkable. Sometimes we bees pass through like light with an idea and the diamond nourishes the idea as it passes through.
The diamond is a reflection of your thoughts, ideas and the beauty of your heart. Thank you to the three of you 🐝
- Producer21/02/2017Moments Of Impact"Once you realize the power of focused human effort coalesced by writing or conversation, you will learn that being a person in charge of your life is the best gift you can give to everyone and everything you care about." Deb HelfrichWriting has...
Comments24/02/2017 #18 Cyndi wilkins#10 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit...Now that I have given your eloquent comment it's very own space in my heart...I will attempt to convey the message I am feeling so profoundly in this "Moment of Impact." Let me be a bringer light into the darkest corners of my being...Let me trust that this light is to be shared among the others who are willing and able to accept it. It is a very powerful position you hold when you love yourself and those around you as a means of bringing more light into a very dark world...When you connect with the heart of others, you connect with spirit and ALL THERE IS to guide us through especially turbulent times...Whatever that may mean for the individual, know that what connects us is the truth of existence...It is the tapestry that feeds our intuitive fire and you must learn to trust...It is more reliable than any information you receive in your "external" environment...That is not denial or ignorance...THAT is emotional honesty in it's purest expression...THAT is self-awareness...THAT is truth...THAT is LOVE.....23/02/2017 #17 Cyndi wilkins#14 I concur this comment from City VP has left me in a state of "breathlessness" ...I shall have to percolate on my response here as I must first process that "lump" in my throat again.....Thank you for your kind support @Sara Jacobovici View more#14 I concur this comment from City VP has left me in a state of "breathlessness" ...I shall have to percolate on my response here as I must first process that "lump" in my throat again.....Thank you for your kind support @Sara Jacobovici.... Close23/02/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThese are deeply cathartic paragraphs because in between the difficulty of caring and a felt responsibility of work, I find you have written paragraphs of personal healing - where each paragraph is an encounter with this transition in your life - and I this is how I best want to honour each paragraph you have written here as the soothing balm of your own humanity - that you have allowed to breath here.
It is not your mind paragraphed here but your entire body that speaks, and you have the right to this permission because in this transition these paragraphs are the you that you have let be as meditative ears. Amidst that which compels you to be in service of others; and in the slow grief of a loving daughter, such loss exists on its own timescale with an altogether different time sense, one that no one can know for sure how it will effect them or when it will effect them (and here @Sara Jacobovici will certainly know these different effects and flows of time), for in these moments writing these paragraphs is a great kindness to human self.
In these paragraphs of human history, love and memory I see spiritual lungs - and so the gift all of us can give you, is to listen to these paragraphs and the ruach that you have breathed into them. and then those who want to hear them, are the one's who can hear you breath Cyndi.
I honor that breath because the most marvelous thing of all, is you have found the sister of sisters in a time when you needed a great one. I am glad for you and this relationship I see in the video that Deb is a most essential one - the right person, coming into your life at the right time - and in all this I see you both rise.22/02/2017 #7 Cyndi wilkins"A temporary state of preparation to initiate or respond to impact."
#6 Exactly Devesh...What we are focusing on here is that state of "preparedness" ...so when these issues come bubbling to the surface in our lives through these moments of impact, we are better able to "respond" to them accordingly rather than simply react inappropriately to the stimuli. Of course, we can always simply ignore it until it sinks back down to the bottom of cauldron...until next time something stirs the pot;-) Thanks for commenting...It really is through the discussion that we learn so much from each other...It is food for the soul!
- Producer18/02/2017Famous Miffy helps us communicating!How is it possible? Such simple lines ... So few colours ... Such short stories ... So many many people who love her. Young people and their parents, grandparents, teachers and care givers. Highly educated people and hardly (school) educated...
- 18/04/2016Me encanta la forma de ver la vida de Victor Küppers y lo sencillo que lo cuenta pero la descripción de una cerveza a partir del minuto 16,20 es tan buena que debería salir en los libros de texto.Actitud | Victor Küppers | TEDxAndorralaVella Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB Have you ever thought in managing your enthusiasm? Victor is an optimistic and...
Comments15/02/2017 #20 Tausif Mundrawala#18 I was waiting with unabated breath to listen to those golden words uttered by you. And finally my wish came true. I read a novel which was very dark in essence and amidst the story I dropped that book aside because I can't read more. Then this very idiom caught my attention and the idea of this poem germinated in my mind. I am thankful to have a mentor like you. Thank you so much in all aspects, Sir @Ali Anani15/02/2017 #18 Ali AnaniDear @Tausif Mundrawala- you are a talented and gifted poet. You really are. I like lyrics that are enjoyable to read; yet with their powerful simplicity they leave wondering how I couldn't write them. This is an example of I mean:
" Opportunity will definitely knock your door,
hold this crystal by not letting it land on the floor"15/02/2017 #13 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThanks for tagging me @Tausif Mundrawala. "Self-doubt would make you a prisoner,
coward with your name would become a misnomer." --- We've all experienced self-doubt, thank goodness for others who shake that self-doubt when it arrives and for a strong will to persevere.15/02/2017 #10 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#9 my pleasure, that is what fellow bees are for!15/02/2017 #9 Tausif Mundrawala#8 Thank you so much @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. for sharing this poem and your kind words.15/02/2017 #8 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.this is truly inspirational, thanks for sharing this precious reminder, @Tausif Mundrawala
- 14/02/2017Hmmm, something strange is going on. Can't post a story, can't look at my profile and messages ... Patience, patience ... Perhaps tomorrow ....
Meanwhile ... keep calm - keep your WHY in mind - be creative - reframe and smile (at least make others smile!) .
- Producer13/02/2017ANGER BUDDIES"Take the most painful things that have ever happened in your life and turn them into your greatest teachers." Dr. Wayne DyerThis is one of those subjects I tend to avoid like the plague for this simple fact...I channel the energy I am writing about...
Comments14/02/2017 #16 Kenneth Mumford#14 As I make my mark here on this wonder ball o dirt, you have exposed my Branding of myself, this would be Mr. Knowbody. Formerly Known as Mr. Nobody. Anger is for Big Waves. Baseballs. Bowling Pins. I Kill A ........ Take Out Your Anger OUT! Get that paper bag and show it who is Boss. You Are Not The Boss A Me. Smoke And Mirrors. 30 years of Show Biz. Got my Briefcase and The Show Must Go On. Fun Is First. NO MUSTY MISSY. We can have fun in the most Dangerous Environments. Scary can be fun. You have a nice discussion here. I am glad I could contribute in my own way. Thank You.14/02/2017 #15 Cyndi wilkins#9 I would love to run the hills with you @Emilia M. Ludovino...Even move a few mountains! But kick boxing can work too...whatever moves you;-) Movement is a key component of the "integration" process...Without it, we just continue treading water and that gets exhausting...14/02/2017 #14 Cyndi wilkins#11 Anger expressed appropriately really can create great works of art @Kenneth Mumford!...The focus here is to clean out those musty old closets in our psyches and make way for a new you to emerge...Playing with fire can be fun if you do it safely...and preferably with a friend who has your back;-)14/02/2017 #12 Max🐝 J. Carter#5 I get that. However never forget all emotional healing is selfl healing and each of us is the only one with the power to heal ourselves of emotional wounds.
We have to make and own the choice to view it in a way that allows the pain to be gone that spurs the anger on.
Finding it within ourselves to forgive and let it go so on we can flow with more love to give outward instead of inward.
I have been giving this counsel for years as the Shaman I am and it hasn't missed yet with a 100% success rate for those who do the work on themselves and forget to use a crutch.14/02/2017 #10 Kenneth MumfordBoy are you spot on. Mr, Knowbody made the rough road. When someone figures out the path we will replace the breadcrumbs with stone. Some think they are original. Picasso. I gave them a paint by number. They think I am weak. The meek are puppets. I am the puppet master. Heh! The Strong Force. Luke. Good Will Slay Evil. Hear my roar. Feel my footsteps. Those who laugh last.14/02/2017 #9 Emilia M. LudovinoGreat post my dear @Cyndi wilkins. Love the great insights you're giving here about ANGER. This little snippet says so much - "Unfortunately, society has taught us to bury our emotions. They are viewed as an inconvenient nuisance that gets in the way of our critical thinking when in fact, managing emotions appropriately is key not only to our critical thinking but our overall health as well. In terms of anger, women are especially encouraged to keep that under wraps. Lest we be considered hormonal bitches. So what do we do when something or someone awakens these little demons from their eternal unrest?" - Address Anger and learn how to safely manage it is so important for our physical, emotional and even spiritual balance. Pity we live an ocean apart otherwise we could run the hills together. Though I prefer a good Kick Boxing session :). Wish you and Deb all the success in your work. Congratulations someone needs to address this issues.14/02/2017 #8 Cyndi wilkinsThere is so much to be learned from each other here @Deb 🐝 Helfrich...Playfully acting on those "mirror neurons" our good friend @Emilia M. Ludovino speaks of in her post...https://www.bebee.com/producer/@emilia-ludovino/mirror-neurons-and-empathy....
Also working with @Deb🐝 Lange's book, "Trust Your Senses" has been a great facilitator to exhume these buried bodies and bring them back to life to be restored;-)14/02/2017 #7 Cyndi wilkins#4 Totally okay to be angry @Pascal Derrien...In fact, expressing it effectively is essential to our health and safety....Anger ignites that creative fire within and really gets the juices flowin'...I know for me it can really serve as that kick ass motivator to get the things done that I may have been procrastinating on...Unlike fear, that causes me to react and retreat...I agree with what Max was saying about how we use anger as a shield against pain and fear...In it's most intense form...it is love...misunderstood. Think..."Beauty and The Beast."14/02/2017 #6 Cyndi wilkins#3 I can relate to what you are saying here @Brian McKenzie...Shoot before you get shot. I was never one to run from a good fight...Problem is, I never learned HOW to have a GOOD fight...There's a difference...One is active and one id RE-active...That's the shift we are attempting to make here... In a fun way;-)14/02/2017 #5 Cyndi wilkins#2 @Max🐝 J. Carter ..." Step into and explain it to yourself while in that state and then spiral out backward looking in at yourself and think of it as someone explaining it to you and then act accordingly." That is essentially what the intention of these exercises (or exorcism) is Max...Except we are reflecting back on what has already occurred in an effort to "clear" that space in our psyche to create a blank canvas for each new brush stroke. It is quite like unraveling the past to create a new future;-) We playfully take it a step beyond the conversation;-)14/02/2017 #3 Brian McKenzieThis is why I created GrumblePot - there are no happy thoughts, memes, rainbows, smiling kittens or cuteness. It is the grumpy corner of the beehive. As a fellow Virgo - I prefer sitting on high ground, with a warm scope and full ammo load to running. Running just makes me tired. Shooting back is so much more satisfying and therapeutic.14/02/2017 #2 Max🐝 J. CarterI am a Virgo too.
I always say anger is a mask for pain and anger can make us feel powerful and who doesn't like to feel powerful?
Over the years my way of dealing with anger when it comes up is to step into and and explain it to yourself while in that state and then spiral out backward looking in at yourself and think of it as someone explaining it to you and then act accordingly.
I find at times when I get out of the emotion and get into the logic zone that I am happy I didn't act in that moment with what was coursing through me.
As an Empath this at times leads me to understanding it is not mine and understanding who is projecting at me and why.
Over time this approach can strengthen anyone's ability to read emotion and translate it.
To know and understand thyself is to understand the rest as well.14/02/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich@Cyndi wilkins - what a powerful post describing the need to learn to view anger as useful information. The best way to climb back into understanding our own anger is to be able to vent it with someone who is willing to listen. And who will be able to encourage you to put it into your own words while trying to embody the feelings, in order to gain clarity for the reason that whatever occurred managed to trigger an intense feeling of needing to 'attack' before you really got hurt.
I am looking forward to working with you on these sessions and helping a lot of people have a chance to express some anger in a supportive way, in order to come to an understanding of what the emotion has to teach us.
- 14/02/2017Innovation is a constant process,
Since our inception of first thought
we constantly chase our caliber,
the secret is to never give up & constantly chase ur intuition & make ur dreams Reality.
Comments14/02/2017 #5 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.excellent reminder, thank you!
Comments14/02/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#4 @Ella de Jong, when my daughter was in HS they began an after school project called the Ophelia Project. It was to help girls recognize bullying and also those who do the bullying. A woman wrote a book called Reviving Ophelia and it was based on her daughter's and other gals real life experiences along with her own experience as a mother of a teen daughter. I mentioned this because it may give you some ideas to progress your project. Here is a link to the Ophelia Project: http://www.opheliaproject.org/mentor.html14/02/2017 #4 Ella de JongAnd for me happiness is: having a meaningful life.
Research showed that 'meaningfulness' is even more 'lasting' than happiness. So it fits my intuition :-)
I have this huge, huge idea of helping (troubled) youngsters to be able to have a meaningful life. Now find the time and money to work it out ... that would make me happy :-)
Thanks @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher and @Javier 🐝 beBee reading things like this makes me feel more determined!14/02/2017 #3 Javier 🐝 beBeeSir Richard Branson shows that "work and fun come together" https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/sir-richard-branson-shows-that-work-and-fun-come-together-bebee View moreSir Richard Branson shows that "work and fun come together" https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/sir-richard-branson-shows-that-work-and-fun-come-together-bebee
Why entrepreneurs benefit from having an integrated online presence
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/why-entrepreneurs-benefit-from-having-an-integrated-online-presence Close14/02/2017 #2 Lisa 🐝 GallagherGreat quote by Sir Richard. Thanks for sharing @Javier 🐝 beBee. I couldn't agree more- I have never measured my success by means of monetary value or those I associate with. My greatest joy is my family. When I was a teen I didn't have patience for little ones (I was never mean to them) and I never thought I could be a parent because of that. The love I felt and still do along with the deep bonds we've built together, well you just can't put a dollar value on that. One more thing- sometimes my daughter (with good intentions) would say, "Mom, you should buy this or that for the house," I would tell her, I don't want to spend money on the interior of our home anymore unless it's necessary, I'd rather travel and live life to the fullest!
Comments13/02/2017 #2 Gordon Pye#1 Someones eaten my Pet Dolphin Article !
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gordon-pye/taser-induction-furnace-4-stents-egor-cpr-mincing View more#1 Someones eaten my Pet Dolphin Article !
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- Producer11/02/2017Valentine's Day: Beware of Cupid's Arrow at WorkIs love in the air at your office around Valentine’s Day? If so, remember this: it simply makes good career sense to proceed with caution when considering workplace romance. That’s because while work romance can potentially send you to the...
Comments17/02/2017 #47 David B. GrinbergFYI - Recommended Reading: New Pew Research Center study/poll, "Five facts on love and marriage in America."
Did YOU Know (DYK):
1) The top reason why Americans get married?
2) The percentage of Americans who are currently married?
3) The percentage of non-married adults who live together?
4) Whether the rate of marriage vs re-marriage is rising or falling?
5) The percentage of Americans seeking out love online?
Some of the answers may surprise YOU...
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/02/13/5-facts-about-love-and-marriage/?utm_source=Pew+Research+Center&utm_campaign=8c74db95b0-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_02_16&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3e953b9b70-8c74db95b0-39935091714/02/2017 #43 Lada 🏡 PrkicGood post, @David B. Grinberg. I'll repeat what I said in my comment on this thread:on LI.
There are no rules when it comes to love. I’ve seen some couples who have managed to keep their contact in the workplace at the professional level. It is unprofessional behaviour that causes problems. One of these couples got married and continued to work together. As you said, “People can’t always control where and when they meet or become romantically involved. Sometimes it’s just a matter of fate.“
As for Valentine's Day, my husband and I just don't see it as a special day, but as something imposed.13/02/2017 #40 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador#39 @David B. Grinberg the successful work relationships also remind me of the dangers to existing relationship that can come - Brad Pitt - Angelina Jolie, Newt Gingrich - Callista Bisek come to mind. Hard to say if these are "successful" given they also destroyed existing relationships.13/02/2017 #39 David B. GrinbergThank you so much @Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador @Sarah Elkins @Aleta Curry & @Sandra 🐝 Smith for sharing your important insights. You all make excellent points and share valuable feedback. I also agree with Sarah that you should treat the "love of your life" like every day is Valentine's Day, at least in terms of affection and appreciation (although roses, chocolates, and wine/dining can put a dent in a guy's wallet - lol).
I also concur that sometimes the workplace is the most logical place (for better or worse) to meet someone, especially if you spend long hours in the office or on trips with co-workers with whom you have mutual attractions and interests. However, it could still get dicey when work romance takes a turn for the worse.
Nonetheless, as noted above, "I would be remiss without pointing out that some successful long-term marriages have been known to originate from budding office romance," and "may sometimes be unavoidable if cupid’s arrow strikes and sticks...People can’t always control where and when they meet or become romantically involved. Sometimes it’s just a matter of fate."13/02/2017 #37 Sarah ElkinsFirst, I cannot stand Valentine's Day. When we started dating, I told my (future) husband that I don't like the holiday. I said: "If you're waiting for a Hallmark holiday to tell me and show me that you love me, we're already done. I want to know, every day, why we're together." And here we are nearly 22 years later and he continues to show me, every day, why we're still together. I know, I'm fortunate, but it's not just luck. We use our words, share our needs with each other, and work through frustrations.
I think the same can happen with a workplace romance, IF you're both grown-ups about what you want. Use your words, keep things clear between you. No games, no drama, and you might just work things out! Like @Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador mentioned, with our current working conditions, you may only meet people at work. If you meet at work, you're likely to have at least one thing in common, right? And you know how I feel about trying to keep your personal and professional lives separate. I just don't think it's possible.13/02/2017 #34 Aleta CurryI have to chortle, @David B. Grinberg. Around here, an office romance is a cause for celebration, if not downright amazement. That's because Martin and I are usually the only two in the office, and the routine conversation, such as 'Did you take care of that yet?' is more likely to inspire feelings of wanting to chuck things around than billing and cooing! ;)12/02/2017 #28 🐝 Fatima WilliamsSuch fun to read all the valentines day comments. And @Javier 🐝 beBee if you remember I'm the one who replaced beBee as my love so yes I am in Love with beBee too. ❤❤❤❤❤
And @David B. Grinberg I wish I had met you and read this buzz in 2009 Noone told me this ever not even in school. Anyways better to know now than never 🤗🤗🤗
No to Romance at work is my motto😊
But if time, water and air were to stand still when I see THE guy I won't miss the opportunity 😍😍
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