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Comments21/02/2017 #5 Christine Stevens#3 There are precious few people who can claim that their business world will end if they put their phone down for an hour. Doctors. IT operations, depending on the position. However, since the rise of the smart phone, I can tell you from experience that I've only ever encountered a handful of people who could legitimately make that claim, and that's in IT. Constant checking of your phone is rude and self-important.
I admit, I am often less than tactful anymore when people do so in meetings I facilitate. I've been known to say "Since Fred's input is critical to this meeting and he is clearly occupied with more important matters, we'll just wait for him to rejoin the meeting." Then I sit in silence and stare. I loathe repeating myself unnecessarily and won't do so for simple rudeness.
Using it as a remote control for a presentation is a different matter entirely.21/02/2017 #1 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianI never use my smartphone in meetings. I don't want anyone to know that my phone is smarter than I am.
I have howver, used it as a recorder, or to cast video or other content to a monitor or TV.
Ladies, don't store your phone in your bra. I don't store it in my jockeys. Imagine how you would feel if my crotch started blaring out the theme to "The Bourne Identity." Then, I reach down my pants, check my phone and return it to nestle with the "boys."
Same deal with the "girls."
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Comments29/12/2016 #10 debasish majumderdisruption is now becoming a boon, making a change with a prolific magnitude, and making you as well relevant, because change is inevitable and to adapt with the change can only ensure ones value and pertinence. nice insight @Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador View moredisruption is now becoming a boon, making a change with a prolific magnitude, and making you as well relevant, because change is inevitable and to adapt with the change can only ensure ones value and pertinence. nice insight @Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador! enjoyed read. thank you for the share. Close
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Comments17/02/2017 #9 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven#7 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman I like to did that too. I have very large dream in which I chunk down into smaller goals. By doing this I can break my goals into a smaller achievable steps with daily tasks that I can accomplish. When I look at my dream at a grand scale it is to big and sometimes keeps me stagnant while gazing upon it. So, how do I eat an Elephant? One bite at a time.15/02/2017 #5 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven#3 @Donna-Luisa Eversley A Health journal is something that I have never consider. I have always done my physical exercise, yet that is making because I have too. I can not drive because of a physical yet this forces me to walk three miles a day. A challenge I have is keeping to a healthy scheduled diet.
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Comments12/02/2017 #2 Mohammed SultanWhat's really required from the recruiters in the era of personal branding is to enlarge the span of their selection criteria which is totally based on the past core skills to include the candidate's core interests,intelligence and passion.That will make the synergy between their objectives and the candidate's personal and career objectives easier and help conceiving h/her role for the future and in different boundaries.Recruiters have to change before they have to.Thank you @Tanya Williams and welcome to beBee where candidates personal branding count.
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Comments10/02/2017 #3 Alan CullerExcellent post, @Sonal Bhadane
Middle managers are often called the meat in the sandwich squeezed from above to deliver the vision and just "get it done" and squeezed from below -asked to "represent" the workforce to senior management, which can be a career shaking move.
Turns out that 80% of the people in most organizations report to these folks.
I like your solution "steer only when they are off track. If the scope is set, don’t make decisions for them, let them lead the way. Don't let them be stagnant instead learn to empower them."
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Comments10/02/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe true test of transition is listening to this Evanesence song and you mentally relate to it once you have heard it fully
It is a cathartic moment to write down the past in order to let it go and that is when it is done privately. This is a public expression so in effect by default we have not let it go - for we tell ourselves that this will help others who are vulnerable in spirit.
Only we know the truth of our own weightlessness because when we are lightness in being - that is the only way we know we have transitioned from this inner doubt that seeds thoughts of self-worth and questions whether we are good enough.
In that free spirit you will know that you are free and then one can transition ahead for we are no longer carrying this weight and we are not picking up doubt again. We only know if we have found this freedom if doubt never creeps in again - thus letting go is a deletion of the past that is not proportional with freedom.
It is OK to doubt, it is OK to feel vulnerable and it is OK to transition to a higher level of spirit where assurance resides - it is not through words that we will know this, our body and emotion speak it's own intelligence and it is when this is heard that the transition is complete.
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- Producer08/02/2017WWW.beBeeWelcome to Wednesday Word(s) of the Week at beBee: WWW.beBee For this week, I am contributing the following: Time and Metaphor: two words close to my heart I have often communicated that I consider...
Comments11/02/2017 #36 Todd JonesTime, time. There is no time. There is no time, for this rhyme.
Great post, Sara. As I age, I find myself contemplating the fleeting nature of time much more than in my youth. Quite possibly it could be because at 49, I am relatively certain that I have more life in the rear view mirror than in the windshield, and because it takes me longer to do EVERYTHING than it did 25 years ago. Or perhaps it's that, thanks to the internet, I finally appreciate how little I know of worldly issues and events and contraptions, and now find all of it so interesting. I am constantly distracted with new pursuits.
I recall a conversation with my grandfather during late August when I was 13 years old, and I was waxing melancholy over how quickly summer had passed. I believe that he was in his late 50's at the time, and his response was simply "Wait 'til you are my age."
36 years later, I finally understand what he meant.10/02/2017 #34 Max🐝 J. Carter#33 Well Deb as a Shaman I do teach these things and I do it for free.
And your judgement of me in your comment.....
And it is disrespectful to dismiss someone who has dedicated their life to making sure what they say is accurate and it is slanderous to call what I said in my comment a perspective that could be damaging to my brand as a Shaman who teaches these things for free because I do possess that understanding and I work to make sure what I say is accurate and factual or I state otherwise.10/02/2017 #33 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#32 Well, Max, on occasion you have a tendency to take on a tone of lecturing. And this style makes it hard to respond.
We are all adding to discussions of our own free will and we should each do so without expectations of any specific response. A person might do a quick reply because of family obligations, for example, or simply be in a happy mood and not want to take apart the entire history of science - at that particular moment in time :)
I firmly believe that using a word like ignoring is a judgment that diverges from the attempt to keep this a community free of bullying - as you so often advocate for. Your addition to the conversation was respectfully acknowledged. Your follow-ups feel accusatory based on some other situation and that is the opposite of dwelling in the right now.
I believe we've established that there is room for everything on beBee and that we are all free to scroll on past things that don't resonate with us, at any point in time, as long as we are respectful.10/02/2017 #31 Sara Jacobovici#29 I have had the opportunity to exchange ideas with you in the past and at this point I feel that I can only respectfully disagree with your perspective. The invaluable worth of the opportunities of these posts and comments is that we get to hear and express a range of ideas and perspectives. That is why I thanked you for your contribution.10/02/2017 #30 Sara JacoboviciThank you @Cristina 🐝 López Hara for your share. I offer an invitation to contribute in Spanish:
Tengo una colmena llamada, “What words mean to me”.
Cada Miércoles, publicaré la/s palabra/s de la semana. Será hecho a partir de todos los mensajes privados que reciba antes de cada Lunes. Esta invitación la compartiremos fuera de beBee en tantos idiomas como sea posible, así que la/s palabra/s, serán publicadas en el idioma de origen. Os pediría que todos nosotros usemos el mismo formato de dos partes: la primera parte la palabra, y la segunda parte lo que la palabra significa para mí.
For example, I will start us off with the word, affinity.
La primera parte la palabra: Affinity is defined as:
1. A spontaneous or natural liking or sympathy for someone or something.
2. A similarity of characteristics suggesting a relationship, especially a resemblance in structure between animals, plants, or languages.
3. The degree to which a substance tends to combine with another.
Que la palabra significa para mí. What this word means to me.
As an active member of beBee, the word affinity has been introduced into my life as I had never had the opportunity to use it before. Now I feel like I experience affinity, I am connecting spontaneously with a number of people and their ideas. I feel that I am relating in a meaningful way with others. And increasingly more now, I have been combining my writing and sharing with learning and meeting.
Quiero pediros e invitaros a enviarme una palabra que tenga un significado especial para tí.10/02/2017 #26 Sara Jacobovici#24 Your comments are enriching @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. Your words and ideas flow from beginning to end. I will use your concluding statement as a possible springboard. You write: "Even when what we know seems perfectly aligned with reality "out there", it is folly to become too attached to what we know in this particular moment." It makes me think that the folly is in attaching to an illusion that we then carry over, "holding on" to something that we believe to be right and then preventing ourselves from continuing to see what's out there. This is where I would use the idea of being "in the moment"; be aware of what is happening, how it makes you feel, understand that it is part of a whole, and in this way move on.10/02/2017 #25 Max🐝 J. CarterTime is a fable and human construct of the imagination to make sense of why it gets light and dark and why the weather changes and why we change. It doesn't actually exist.
This is part of the unlearning that has to be done in order to live now and achieve higher levels of understanding and conscious level awareness.
When you step outside 3d to 4d it's infinite space. Time only exists in our minds because we all agree to live the lie of time. In 4d space everything that has ever happened and will ever happen in infinite realities exists simultaneously. Just a fact of existence. Not a popular one because it destroys all the science that is based on the lie of time.
All language is metaphorical and we all tie different metaphors to different words based on experience.
As a Shaman it;s my job to understand these things and I put a lot of work into it over my life studying both physics and everything else.
As a conduit for wisdom straight from source, god, the universal consciousness or whatever helps you sleep you netter I can assure this is fact and not opinion.
I have spent years making sure I can trust that as well.
The "shift" we are going through on our world is about ripping back the veil and learning what the real truth is.
You can find a lot of reading material that supports every word of this comment.09/02/2017 #24 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#21 #22 Fantastically composed thesis, @Sara Jacobovici. It is an interesting conundrum as we do understand at some level that our objective reality is filtered through a very subjective lens; but we often behave in very rigid ways demanding that others acknowledge our perceptions as 'fact'
The Black Swan metaphor is brilliant at coalescing this point, as it only ever takes one outlier occurrence. And we rely too heavily on the small timeframes of our human lives, along with our confirmation bias.
Most people would guarantee that I will see the sun rise in the East tomorrow. But those folks don't live in Seattle. I first moved here in December one year. I would have sworn that one could not see Mount Rainer from the city. For almost 60 days I knew this to be a fact. And then one day, the clouds cleared and I was astounded.
To be fully alive, we have to stay cognizant of that awareness that our bodies come equipped with only a limited set of perceptual apparati (What a perfect illustration! If I want to create a cool plural of apparatus - I can do so, strict grammatical rules aside, as long as the context of meaning is accurate)
Even when what we know seems perfectly aligned with reality "out there", it is folly to become too attached to what we know in this particular moment.09/02/2017 #22 Sara Jacobovici#11 Part Two: When an individual is urged to “use their common sense” there is an assumption that the meaning of the action or even judgment of the person doing the urging is understood by the individual being urged and is in sync with their own drive to survive. Immanuel Kant, in his Critique of Judgment (1987), states: "[W]e must [here] take sensus communis to mean the idea of a sense shared [by all of us], i.e., a power to judge that in reflecting takes account (a priori), in our thought, of everyone else's way of presenting [something], in order as it were to compare our own judgment with human reason in general... Now we do this as follows: we compare our judgment not so much with the actual as rather with the merely possible judgments of others, and [thus] put ourselves in the position of everyone else..." So…what I am trying to say again is, you’re right @Deb 🐝 Helfrich; my sense of time is not your sense of time, but together we share a common sense. Metaphors are the language we use to communicate with each other and share what our individual sense “feels” like.09/02/2017 #21 Sara Jacobovici#11 Part One: You are right on @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. Our perceptions are based on the sensory input we process and experience. The objective laws of nature were developed by people who observed and perceived nature differently from their predecessors. Human beings are referred to as “sentient”. Sentient is defined as “having sensation or feeling”. As sentient beings, in order for us to feel, perceive and experience, we are dependent on our senses. From individual perceptions we then expand to communal or common perceptions. My red is not your red but we need to have to have a common enough representation for us, as individuals, to survive in the community. In his book The Psychology of Consciousness, Robert Ornstein (1972) states: "Ordinary consciousness is each individual’s own private construction. This insight has been more elegantly expressed by philosophers and poets. Alfred North Whitehead said: Nature gets credit which in truth should be reserved for ourselves, the rose for its scent, the nightingale for his song, and the sun for its radiance. The poets are entirely mistaken. They should address their lyrics to themselves and should turn them into odes of self-congratulations on the excellence of the human mind. Nature is a dull affair, soundless, scentless, colorless, merely the hurrying of material, endlessly, meaninglessly." So...not only do we each have our individual scent of the rose, but our own red. In other words, both the subjective and the objective are subjectively perceived.09/02/2017 #17 Sara JacoboviciPart Two: When an individual is urged to “use their common sense” there is an assumption that the meaning of the action or even judgment of the person doing the urging is understood by the individual being urged and is in sync with their own drive to survive. Immanuel Kant, in his Critique of Judgment (1987), states: "[W]e must [here] take sensus communis to mean the idea of a sense shared [by all of us], i.e., a power to judge that in reflecting takes account (a priori), in our thought, of everyone else's way of presenting [something], in order as it were to compare our own judgment with human reason in general... Now we do this as follows: we compare our judgment not so much with the actual as rather with the merely possible judgments of others, and [thus] put ourselves in the position of everyone else..." So…what I am trying to say again is, you’re right @Deb 🐝 Helfrich; my sense of time is not your sense of time, but together we share a common sense. Metaphors are the language we use to communicate with each other and share what our individual sense “feels” like.09/02/2017 #16 Sara Jacobovici#11 Part One: You're right on @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. Our perceptions are based on the sensory input we process and experience. The objective laws of nature were developed by people who observed and perceived nature differently from their predecessors. Human beings are referred to as “sentient”. Sentient is defined as “having sensation or feeling”. As sentient beings, in order for us to feel, perceive and experience, we are dependent on our senses. But….in his book The Psychology of Consciousness, Robert Ornstein (1972) states: Ordinary consciousness is each individual’s own private construction. This insight has been more elegantly expressed by philosophers and poets. Alfred North Whitehead said: Nature gets credit which in truth should be reserved for ourselves, the rose for its scent, the nightingale for his song, and the sun for its radiance. The poets are entirely mistaken. They should address their lyrics to themselves and should turn them into odes of self-congratulations on the excellence of the human mind. Nature is a dull affair, soundless, scentless, colorless, merely the hurrying of material, endlessly, meaninglessly…” Both the subjective and the objective are subjectively perceived; the rose, not only for its scent but for its color. My red is not your red. But we have to have a “common sense” of red in order for us individuals, who are dependent on our community, to survive.
- Producer08/02/2017Business failure, the mental strain and road to recoveryIt's now 2017 and I have been pressured to share an article I wrote in 2 phases back in April 2013. I can confirm that my open heart surgery was a success and life is great. Hope this helps.The UpdateI first published this temporary episode of my...
Comments09/02/2017 #20 Paul Walters@Michael Adams Now here is a piece that really resonated with me. How hopes and dreams can, and often do disappear in a blink of an eye. So many times when running my own business I had my back to the wall and was hanging on by ones fingertips. Its a terribly lonely existence and makes you ill ( as you found out) Glad to hear that now all is well... suck the life out of every day!!!! Now go grab it!!!!08/02/2017 #8 Michael Adams#6 Hi Lisa, thanks for your kind words. I actually had the surgery back in September 2014 and I'm now back to normal. I am one of those folks who have nothing but praise for the NHS. They were magnificent. Godd to be back out there. Will most definitely keep writing. Michael08/02/2017 #6 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWow, what a powerful story @Michael Adams. First, good luck with your heart valve surgery. I can tell by your positive attitude. Your story of work and ego along with the stress of running your own business really hit home. I need to share this with my husband. Thank you for sharing such an honest and deep story which Im sure many can relate to the type A aspect of your work ethic which youve made positive changes ! Wishing you a smooth surgery and please keep us updated and keep writing!08/02/2017 #4 Mohammed Sultan@ Michael Adams.Life is like walking a tight robe ,to keep your balance you have to keep walking,but to keep walking while juggling two balls (family and work) on the air is not so easy and is not within the power of everyone .To run successful career as a consultant one should have the focus and fuel,patience and energy; to do the right thing,at the right time,for the right purpose,with the right client and in the right way.Thank you for entertaining our thoughts on beBee.08/02/2017 #3 Phil FriedmanMichael, I personally do not normally overtly extend a formal "welcome" to those who join beBee. But your truly fine piece of writing here moves me, in this instance to say, "welcome ". I am sharing your piece in the Business Hub hive, where we search for posts about real business by real business people. My best to you on the next leg of your journey. Please keep us all posted -- and honest. Cheers!
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Comments06/02/2017 #26 Phil Friedman#24 @Gerald Hecht, my dear and valued co-archivist of The Scrolls of Chung King (circa 650 AD), as you, I do not pretend to be a vessel of wisdom, but only a humble keeper and purveyor of the Wisdom of Chung King, a cuisine to feed the soul. I hope that your toil in the restoration of The Scrolls has given you as much pleasure and satisfaction as it has given me. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/six-life-lessons-for-today-from-chung-king06/02/2017 #23 Wayne Yoshida#19 @Phil Friedman - Yeah, I know. Krispy Kreme are OK and close to my house, so convenient. Someone told me about this place: http://www.psychodonuts.com/
But might be too psycho for me, sugar-wise. Like you said -- surviving abuse does not make you stronger, it just makes you sick!
Here is another "lost in translation" food place, similar to KFC in Taiwan: Domino's Pizza in Tokyo.06/02/2017 #21 Phil Friedman#20 Precisely, @Gerald Hecht, that which does not kill you doesn't always make you stronger. Sometimes -- perhaps more often than we like to admit -- it just wears you down. At some point, you need to decrease the number of mistakes you make and lower the rate at which you make them, or ... die. It's called learning from one's mistakes and is something we all need to do more frequently.06/02/2017 #20 Gerald Hecht#19 @Phil Friedman So...as much as I was hoping...there are, in fact, no shortcuts...no loopholes on the journey towards wisdom.
I guess I always suspected as much; in retrospect, it does seem that Jim Morrison doth protested too much...too frequently repeating that old Blake deal about "the Road of excess leading to the palace of wisdom"...unless the palace of wisdom is a bathtub in a cheap (though tastefully appointed) Paris hotel room.06/02/2017 #19 Phil Friedman#14 @Gerald Hecht, that will not work. Consciously intended mistakes don't count toward experience. Only blind, unthinking ones. Also mistakes alone do not teach one anything, except how to go on making mistakes. You need to accumulate countervailing knowledge, for example, that since no self-respecting Canuck eats anything other than Tim Horton's donuts, and since Tim Horton is a chain, the donuts in St. Catherines are just like the donuts in Toronto, or Mississauga, or Guelph, or Burlington -- and one hundred times better than the Krispy Creme crap that @Wayne Yoshida seems to like. BTW, some mistakes don't make you stronger, just sick to your stomach. Like Kentucky Fried Chicken in Taiwan.06/02/2017 #16 Gerald Hecht#9 @Wayne Yoshida yes...my cat has taught me much; so far it's only cost her two lives...she doesn't realize that I don't have the luxury of not having a method section before beginning the experiments.
But there are worse things than having your mentor fall asleep out of boredom with the painfully slow progress of their student...I guess...06/02/2017 #14 Gerald Hecht#7 @Phil Friedman I can't wait 'till Mardi Gras...my plan is make a ton of stupid mistakes ver a short period of time; towards the goal of gaining experience; I am inspired! I hope I'm prepared; or ...umm.. no it's better to not be prepared or it can't possibly work...it could fail anyway...Yes! Good!
- Producer12/05/2016Listicle Warning – Twelve things you should know as an Entrepreneur1. Birds start chirping at 3:30am 2. Home delivery is a lot cheaper than buying in stores 3. People - even those you consider friends - want you to fail 4. Your brilliant idea is not new but the way you pitch it is...
Comments03/02/2017 #38 Lisa 🐝 GallagherGreat listicle @Dean Owen. Number 6 is a biggie. So many begin and don't realize how important this is until they the debt overflows into their personal lives- maybe even 5 years after they began. If a person works under contract, it's never a given that the contract will live out it's terms as well.03/02/2017 #37 Sara Jacobovici#26 Hope you don't keep your promise @Dean Owen. Stick to the responses from your readers and take it from there. I will add to the comments by saying that your listicle is definitely a true resource. My humble addition to the list would be: Don't isolate yourself. Create a support team. As for the birds, Robert Bateman, an artist, believes everyone should be a birdwatcher. "Birders, in his biased view, are emotionally well-adjusted in the main, observant by definition and acutely aware..." Nice to hear them sing when you wake up, but remember, you're not limited to the bird experience only at 3:30 am.03/02/2017 #36 Praveen Raj GullepalliGreat listicle, mixing adage and advice dear Dean! Point 1 immediately got me thinking about dem Three Lil Birds by deah Bob Mahley! ;) Talking about Sales Pitches, I think it depends who you talkin to and wheah ;) The long and short of it is that it's gotta be the right length, neither too long nor too short, if you are pitching to a captive, sitting, learned audience.09/08/2016 #34 Brian McKenzie@Dean Owen the #Kyrzbekistan novellette is probably going to end up being a graphic novel - I am not convinced I have enough for a full book, and the comic channel, though niche, is one that I am connected to. As for toning down the political rhetoric ..... that IS me being polite about it. You should see the tirades that don't make the cut. Makes he bunny from Monty Python seem right cuddly. I can't imagine getting excited about a toothpaste blog - but it is an interesting channel to consider - I am sure a good dose of conspiracy theory is just waiting to be tapped.09/08/2016 #32 Dean Owen#31 That is an excellent point, firstly on the "small and select group of goods and services". I mean, it would be near impossible to get people to sign up for a Colgate newsletter with toothpaste related content. And yes social media is a great venue for networking the startup ecosystem, but it requires a lot of effort whereas attending a startup conference gets you face to face with relevant people that you may have never found through social media (especially in Asia). Getting the attention of Angels and VCs is extremely difficult through social media as they tend to work on a referral basis. But it would be extremely easy for me to find a qualified digi marketer through social media. Thanks for the excellent comment as always @Phil Friedman09/08/2016 #31 Phil Friedman@Dean Owen, this piece popped up again in my feed today, probably as the result of a comment posted by @Brian McKenzie. And re-reading the list, I am again moved to both compliment you on its insight and make an additional comment. You say correctly that, "9. You will be lucky to get a 1% Conversion rate from your Social Media Followers ..." But I would suggest that perhaps a good portion of whatever value, if any, social media holds for an entrepreneur with a new development is the potential contact he or she might be able to generate. with competent and experienced people -- people who may often be willing to help spread the word about that entrepreneur's project. I have long believed that social media is a good selling vehicle only for a very small and select group of goods and services. And that for the rest of us in business or professions, the value of social media resides solely in the opportunities for mutual help that may exist in networking. Cheers!13/05/2016 #24 Phil Friedman@Dean Owen, all of your points evidence genuine entrepreneurial experience. On social media, "entrepreneur" is too often code for unemployed and many self proclaimed entrepreneurs giving advice don't have a clue about startup capital requirements or anything real. Obviously, you do, and this piece of yours does a service to all who would be new entrepreneurs. Cheers!
- Producer01/02/2017Chasing Your Dream Without Having It Turn Into A NightmareA while ago I wrote a piece entitled ‘The Inherent Value of Doing Nothing.https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jim-murray/the-inherent-value-of-doing-nothingThis was essentially a treatise born out of the extreme fatigue that comes from packing up your...
Comments04/02/2017 #24 Donna-Luisa Eversley@Jim Murray.. Sometimes when I read your posts I imagine you're on a rocking chair and I'm sitting opposite, listening rapt with attention. Thanks for this advice.Ive had dreams go well and those which border on nightmares. I'm okay with both, once I don't stop dreaming 😊🤗04/02/2017 #23 Cyndi wilkins"A lot of people end up sacrificing their dreams. Frank Capra knew that way back in the day when he created “It’s A Wonderful Life”, and it’s a very common theme in both literature and film." It's a very common theme in life in general...What would it really matter to the world if I was not here? Well @Jim Murray...I have to share with you my "It's a Wonderful Life" moment...After taking several weeks away from my practice to care for my father at the end of his "Wonderful Life," the first client I treated upon my return came into my office and broke down in tears...Yes, she had sympathy for me and what I had just been through personally, but more than that, she missed ME...ME...This person she and her body had grown accustomed to seeing...week after week...for relief of her physical discomfort and calming of her mind. She is a kidney transplant patient from birth...thirty five years old and looks like my grandmother...and she missed our time together. I am certainly not working miracles for anyone like Clarence might have done...I am just a human being giving what I can offer...My Time...My Patience...and My Love...That is all I have to give...and I know now, that it is enough...Thank you for the reminder;-)02/02/2017 #15 Jim Murray#3 @Paul Walters. Sounds to me like you are the best qualified writer to create a treatment for it. The advice I have is simple: encapsulate the story. Don't think of it as anything that's going to be a movie, because the people who read it need to have room to imagine it as such. Don't indicate any camera moves or any sort of cinematic visions. Just break it down into scenes, describe the scenes, dimensionalize the characters and connect the story dots. If you like I can send you one of mine. I actually don't believe in them a lot, because it's just as easy to write the screenplay and a lot more fun. Message me an email address.02/02/2017 #11 Jim Murray#8 Thanks @Todd Jones. (will follow you soon). I started my business by gradually starting to freelances while I was still working. It wasn't a hassle because the account guy and my art director where both people I was working with in the agency and we were all on top of our game. But I didn't let go of the agency gig for more than 2 years. So that's where this idea came from.02/02/2017 #8 Todd JonesFinally, a voice of reason! Jim, this is hands down the best advice I've read on the subject.
25 years ago, with more balls than brains, I turned my back on a stable career to pursue impassioned dreams of fortune and glory. The failed venture left me broke and struggling with debt for more than ten years. I suspect that my experience is far more common than the triumph and satisfaction promised by the "Do What You Love And The Money Will Follow" snake oil peddlers.
Thankfully I was young enough that I had plenty of time to recover. This might not be the case for those passion seekers struggling through midlife burnout. The statistics are well documented. Nine out of ten business ventures fail within the first three years. Never cash out a retirement fund to pursue a dream. If you are gonna be dumb, you'd better be young.
Humans are a funny lot. This post should be garnering far more attention and engagement than it has. I suppose it's because of the mortal proclivity to only hear and see what we want to hear and see, and not what we need to.02/02/2017 #6 Kristen MaslankaThank you for sharing your wisdom. This was certainly something I needed to hear. I'm facing some similar issues as you'll read in my stories, so I'm excited to hear such a (for lack of a better term) Taoist approach to let things unravel as they will, and as you worded it- phase it into my life.
- Producer01/02/2017The 200 Characters That Will Make or Break Your beBee Profile Who are you? More specifically, what is your personal brand statement? If you are at a networking event and you are next in line to shake the CEO's hand, do you have an impactful statement about yourself that he or she would remember you by? On...
Comments06/02/2017 #23 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTSEver notice, the higher someone gets on the corporate ladder, the shorter their personal brand statement?
I love the first few words from @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood: "Speaker • Author • Personal Branding, Social Media & Photography Guru". Sort of says it all. And should.
Then there's the rest of us. :)
Mine is a bit longer.02/02/2017 #13 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTSThis is an important topic, @John White, MBA!
Great points. You got me to revisit my profile! I hope I can add to what you wrote...
You may remember my similar post, https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jaredwiese/burn-your-resume-for-bebee-or-linkedin-not-so-fast.
I found we have 290 characters in our quote, but unfortunately it doesn't yet show by our name, like hover info. Also, you mention "Don't just put your job title. You are more than your job!".
However, the default text that goes under or name in the profile is literally from the title of your top/current experience section - your job. Take a look at how I made the text WORK for me :l02/02/2017 #12 Deb 🐝 HelfrichThis really is one of those important tidbits that we need to revisit on a regular basis, John. Lots of useful points to think about, especially for someone who can't complete a comment in under 3 paragraphs....
I need to work on my brevity.
(or did I just invent the personal brand statement carousel for those of us with multiple income streams ? :)01/02/2017 #5 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.Very helpful insights, @John White, MBA. Golden honey produced!
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