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Career Development is the lifelong process of managing learning, work, leisure, and transitions in order to move toward a personally determined and evolving preferred future.
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  1. John White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    21/02/2017
    It always helps when @Inc tweets my articles. Feel free to click through to the post to see what I have to say about the beBee Brand Ambassador program. Buzz on and goodnight from Colorado!
    John White, MBA
    Inc. on Twitter
    twitter.com “To boost your career land a side gig as a Brand Ambassador. @juanblanco76...
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    David B. Grinberg
    22/02/2017 #6 David B. Grinberg
    This is an excellent read, John, filled with solid advice for potential ambassadors. A nice primer!
    Terrance Upham
    21/02/2017 #5 Terrance Upham
    A college degree is a tool used for economic prosperity
    Terrance Upham
    21/02/2017 #4 Terrance Upham
    Don't trust anybody DTA
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    21/02/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Wonderful article @John White, MBA, well articulated, thanks for the tag- sharing!
  2. ProducerKevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    21/02/2017
    There are lots of 'I's in 'Team'
    There are lots of 'I's in 'Team'You've heard it a dozen times as a kid... usually at a low point in your life... like when the opposing team is crushing you and the coach is trying to motivate you, but his frustration shines through any encouragement. "There's no I in TEAM" As you...
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  3. ProducerChristine Stevens
    Your Phone Might be Smart, But is it Wise to Use One in a Meeting?
    Your Phone Might be Smart, But is it Wise to Use One in a Meeting?The latest and greatest smartphones are pretty spectacular. They do darn near everything. They can be everything from a remote for your television to that extra few inches of reach you need to turn on the overhead projector mounted in the meeting...
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    Robin Barton
    21/02/2017 #6 Robin Barton
    one of my pet peeves! Don't even get me started about all of the reasons that it is a bad habit to allow in a meeting!
    Christine Stevens
    21/02/2017 #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.
    Gabriel Gheorghiu
    21/02/2017 #3 Gabriel Gheorghiu
    Yes if you use it for anything related to the meeting. Depending on the meeting, it may also make sense to use it for urgent business issues.
    Christine Stevens
    21/02/2017 #2 Christine Stevens
    #1 Not to mention that researchers are investigating whether storing your phone with the girls or the boys could increase cancer risks. It's still early in the research, but why add that risk to the already rude behavior?
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    21/02/2017 #1 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    I 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."
  4. ProducerLillian Gregory

    Lillian Gregory

    21/02/2017
    Multi-Dimensional Global Careers: You Can Be Anything or Everything
    Multi-Dimensional Global Careers: You Can Be Anything or EverythingThis article was originally posted at Huffington Post, LinkedIn, and Medium“Life is long. Fill it up!” Mattel (Barbie Vlog #9)Really? Did I just quote Barbie?! Of course not. She’s not a real person. However, I did quote the Mattel brand masters who...
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  5. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    20/02/2017
    Bert Purdy
    Why Do You Want to Be Stress Free?
    intentionalemployee.com Do you want to be stress free? How would your life change? It would be wonderful. Well, maybe not. Being stress free does not equate to what you...
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  6. Simon Gray

    Simon Gray

    18/02/2017
    [Free Trial] 'Executive Edge' online. Take your executive job search from reactive chaos to proactive control. http://online.careercodex.com #executive #careers #jobsearch #strategies Simon Gray
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  7. ProducerLarry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Planned Obsolescence - The Personal Development Skill You Must Learn
    Planned Obsolescence - The Personal Development Skill You Must LearnOne thing is for certain in this world - change is happening fast!Today's technologies and work process are not simply evolving slowly, they are being replaced overnight. In the past perhaps you could see how the technology was evolving and the...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    18/02/2017 #16 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Great tips @Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador, I love when good posts resurface!
    Lyon Brave
    04/01/2017 #15 Lyon Brave
    hot skills become useless tomorrow :(
    how will we ever keep up lol
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    30/12/2016 #13 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Excellent post @Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador..planned Obsolesence is indeed a major factor in the present world economy.
    Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    30/12/2016 #11 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    #9 Good question @Joseph Sprute. There can be many reasons one doesn't want to be remember, some form isolation (as you mention) to others who are content with existence as it is, a humility of sorts.
    debasish majumder
    29/12/2016 #10 debasish majumder
    disruption 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 more
    disruption 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
    Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    29/12/2016 #8 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    #4 Interesting points @JosephSprute. I suppose it depends on your objectives and what you want to be remembered for or if at all.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    29/12/2016 #7 Max🐝 J. Carter
    My entire career is built around putting myself out of work. My clients are told right from the get go that my job is to make sure they don't need me or anyone like me ever again.
    Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    29/12/2016 #6 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    #3 Thanks @Mohammed A. Jawad and @Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝. Yes, it is another angle on the principles in "Who Took My Cheese".
    Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    29/12/2016 #5 Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    Intriguing and very relevant in today's ever-changing market. It reminds me very much of the "Who Took My Cheese?" book, which I'd highly recommend for all kinds of professionals.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    29/12/2016 #3 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Truly, with the diverse, agile technologies and changes, the more you're aware, adaptive of the market dynamics, the more you find everything easygoing. Otherwise, with disruptive changes, lagging behind means muddling mess.
    Prakashan B.V
    29/12/2016 #1 Prakashan B.V
    @Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador..Thanks for this nice article.
  8. George Touryliov
    New to sales? Ramp up quickly with these 11 handy tips!
    George Touryliov
    11 Tips for Starting a New Sales Role
    blog.marketo.com So you have a new sales job. You feel giddy with excitement at what the future holds, and you can hear the cowbell clanging as other account executives ring in their deals. But once you create your new Outlook signature and open a fresh spreadsheet,...
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  9. Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    What are the best and worst ways to end an email?
    Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Ending Your Emails With This 1 Word Vastly Improves the Response Rate
    www.inc.com The art of effective emailing begins with how you...
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  10. ProducerPreston 🐝 Vander Ven
    The PRICE of Procrastination
    The PRICE of ProcrastinationArticle from Blog Freedom FreedomProcrastination is the avoidance of doing a task which needs to be accomplished. It is the practice of doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, or carrying out less urgent tasks instead of...
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    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    17/02/2017 #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.
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    17/02/2017 #8 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    @Pat 🐝 Bagano thanks for the share.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    17/02/2017 #7 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Procrastination usually creates more stress. I set goals that have a timeline so I won't procrastinate but I slip every now and then.
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    16/02/2017 #6 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Thanks for the share @Milos Djukic
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    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.
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    15/02/2017 #4 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Thanks for your Words.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    15/02/2017 #3 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven seems like procrastination is a major assassin we need to banish! I agree with you, especially as I've started my health journey this year and I want to kill procrastination daily! Thanks for the inspiration :-)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/02/2017 #2 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I've been procrastinating so much lately, I had a dream about procrastinating, no lie. Procrastination leads to stress too. Good tips and will check out your link, thanks @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    13/02/2017 #1 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Thanks @Javier 🐝 beBee for the Share.
  11. ProducerTanya Williams

    Tanya Williams

    12/02/2017
    Help your candidates be better candidates
    Help your candidates be better candidatesWhen there is a shortage of qualified candidates, what role should recruiters play when it comes to helping their candidate pool improve real life work skills? Some might say, “that’s not our job” and “we don’t have time to do that”. Whilst...
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    Tanya Williams
    14/02/2017 #3 Tanya Williams
    #1 thanks John. I will do :-)
    Mohammed Sultan
    12/02/2017 #2 Mohammed Sultan
    What'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.
    John White, MBA
    12/02/2017 #1 John White, MBA
    Hi @Tanya Williams, great post. Suggestion, make sure to add your Twitter profile as a link on your beBee profile. Then, when people tweet your posts on Producer you will get notified.
  12. ProducerSonal Bhadane

    Sonal Bhadane

    10/02/2017
    The Vicious Circle, mid-level manager's dilemma
    The Vicious Circle, mid-level manager's dilemmaRegardless of your personalities, outgoing or shy, have you ever been in a situation at work where you are left with dilemma whether to express your views or to shut them down? I am sure some of you may have experienced this at some point, but I...
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    Sonal Bhadane
    10/02/2017 #5 Sonal Bhadane
    #2 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher absolutely , all this talent at Mid level is crucial and yet a so many organizations it's over looked.
    Sonal Bhadane
    10/02/2017 #4 Sonal Bhadane
    @Alan Culler #3 Meat in the Sandwich , excellent analogy Alan.
    Alan Culler
    10/02/2017 #3 Alan Culler
    Excellent 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."
    Thanks again.
    Alan
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    10/02/2017 #2 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Hi @Sonal Bhadane, great buzz and this line summed it up well for me, "If these mid-level employees are the leaders of tomorrow, give them the reigns now. Steer only when they are off track. " So much talent gets ignored at the mid-level.
    Robin Barton
    10/02/2017 #1 Robin Barton
    Sonal, excellent insights on middle management. It has always frustrated me when companies don't take the time and money and invest in their people, or a few chosen.
  13. John White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    10/02/2017
    My days of listening to haters are in the past!
    John White, MBA
    Never Believe a Prediction That Doesn't Empower You
    www.inc.com What to do when someone tells you you're not good...
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    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    10/02/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The true test of transition is listening to this Evanesence song and you mentally relate to it once you have heard it fully

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw2Ic_2XdVQ

    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.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    10/02/2017 #1 Max🐝 J. Carter
    @John White, MBA strikes again with another one worth reading right now.
  14. ProducerJuliana No

    Juliana No

    09/02/2017
    BOOST YOUR BRAIN (AND YOUR RESUME)
    BOOST YOUR BRAIN (AND YOUR RESUME)The world is changing. There’s nothing new about that. Technology has led to globalization and a need for speed. We have access to almost anything we want to know or learn at the tip of our fingers and newer generations grow impatient in a world...
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  15. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    08/02/2017
    Bert Purdy
    Work Can Be Stressful...and What to Do about It.
    intentionalemployee.com Work can be stressful if you let it. There are things you can do to reduce that stress to a manageable level and enjoy your job. Read five tips...
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  16. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    08/02/2017
    WWW.beBee
    WWW.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...
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    Sara Jacobovici
    11/02/2017 #37 Sara Jacobovici
    #36 Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts @Todd Jones. You're a great story teller.
    Todd Jones
    11/02/2017 #36 Todd Jones
    Time, 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.
    Sara Jacobovici
    10/02/2017 #35 Sara Jacobovici
    I need to respectfully ask @Max J. Carter and @Deb 🐝 Helfrich to continue your exchange privately.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    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.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    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.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    10/02/2017 #32 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #31 In other words you are ignoring it and that what I had to say is not based on perspective it's based in fact and truth.
    Sara Jacobovici
    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.
    Sara Jacobovici
    10/02/2017 #30 Sara Jacobovici
    Thank 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.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    10/02/2017 #29 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #27 Is there anything you have to say about my comment?
    Sara Jacobovici
    10/02/2017 #27 Sara Jacobovici
    #25 Thanks for contributing to the discussion @Max J. Carter.
    Sara Jacobovici
    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.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    10/02/2017 #25 Max🐝 J. Carter
    Time 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.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    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.
    Sara Jacobovici
    09/02/2017 #23 Sara Jacobovici
    Thanks for the share @Milos Djukic.
    Sara Jacobovici
    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.
    Sara Jacobovici
    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.
    Sara Jacobovici
    09/02/2017 #19 Sara Jacobovici
    #15 You're an awesome lady @Deb 🐝 Helfrich! So glad we have crossed paths. Thank you so much for your support.
    Sara Jacobovici
    09/02/2017 #18 Sara Jacobovici
    #14 Well "said" @Pascal Derrien. Thanks for your contribution.
    Sara Jacobovici
    09/02/2017 #17 Sara Jacobovici
    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.
    Sara Jacobovici
    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.
  17. ProducerMichael Adams

    Michael Adams

    08/02/2017
    Business failure, the mental strain and road to recovery
    Business 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...
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    Paul Walters
    09/02/2017 #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!!!!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    09/02/2017 #19 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #8 I shouldn't read so late... I think it was close to 5am, for some reason I thought you were awaiting the surgery. Phew, glad it's done, went well and life is better :))
    Mohammed Sultan
    08/02/2017 #18 Mohammed Sultan
    #11 Pushed by your passion and love of your business and family as a wise leader you will always ask WHAT NEXT?
    Michael Adams
    08/02/2017 #17 Michael Adams
    #16 I have humbled by your kind word, Thank you. Michael
    Rekha Singh
    08/02/2017 #16 Rekha Singh
    Truly needed at this moment....your thoughts has inspired me a lot...10 points in article/buzz will always be remembered ....thank you for sharing your life experience. Sometimes, they act as magical in someone's life.....wishing you winning life ahead...
    Katie Price
    08/02/2017 #15 Katie Price
    #1 Nice Post and very informative thanks you for sharing with us.
    Michael Adams
    08/02/2017 #14 Michael Adams
    #10 Thank you Sharon, I never fail to be humbled by the sincerity that is shown when we share at the human level. Blessings to you and yours.
    Michael Adams
    08/02/2017 #13 Michael Adams
    #2 Thankyou. It was my pleasure to share as there are lessons for all of us. I love what I do, but I love life more. If it can help, then it has served its purpose. Regards Michael
    Michael Adams
    08/02/2017 #12 Michael Adams
    #3 Thank you for your most sincere welcome and I will most definitely keep in touch.
    Michael Adams
    08/02/2017 #11 Michael Adams
    #4 Thanks Mohammed Sultan, the biggest lesson I have gleaned from my experience, is that the right time is always NOW! It's about what I do next, then the future takes care of itself. Michael
    Sharon Fulgenzi
    08/02/2017 #10 Sharon Fulgenzi
    Thank you for sharing your story! Good luck in all you do in the future. This is certainly something for all to remember. Truly inspirational with your positive and motivating attitude. All the Best @Michael Adams.
    Michael Adams
    08/02/2017 #9 Michael Adams
    #5 Thanks for the welcome, Javier.
    Michael Adams
    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. Michael
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/02/2017 #7 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    It did read, I can tell by your positive attitude the surgery will go well! Not sure where that part went below
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/02/2017 #6 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Wow, 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!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    08/02/2017 #5 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Michael Adams thanks for sharing it ! Welcome to beBee !
    Mohammed Sultan
    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.
    Phil Friedman
    08/02/2017 #3 Phil Friedman
    Michael, 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!
    Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    08/02/2017 #2 Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    Thanks for sharing your experience @Michael Adams
    Katyan Roach
    08/02/2017 #1 Katyan Roach
    Loved this @Michael Adams!
  18. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    06/02/2017
    Bert Purdy
    How to Create and Maintain Healthy Relationships
    intentionalemployee.com Relationships are easy to make. Healthy relationships, however, are not so easy to create or maintain. Four traits are common to every healthy...
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    Bert Purdy

    06/02/2017
    Forbes Welcome
    www.forbes.com Maria had no idea her conversation at a networking event would travel so far, so...
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  20. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    04/02/2017
    Why The Value Of Experience Should Never, Ever Be Underestimated In Today's World
    Why The Value Of Experience Should Never, Ever Be Underestimated In Today's WorldThe words in quotes in the graphic you see here are true. The guy who is quoted is an extremely talented, no, gifted, individual with the uncanny ability to look at any sort of marketing problem that needs to be solved and come up with an innovative...
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    Gerald Hecht
    06/02/2017 #32 Gerald Hecht
    #31 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman yep...you buy the ticket...you take the ride!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    06/02/2017 #31 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #29 🎰 🍸 🍹
    Wayne Yoshida
    06/02/2017 #30 Wayne Yoshida
    #26 #27 Classic piece from @Phil Friedman
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    06/02/2017 #28 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #17 🤕💪
    Gerald Hecht
    06/02/2017 #27 Gerald Hecht
    #26 @Phil Friedman continually...
    Phil Friedman
    06/02/2017 #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-king
    Gerald Hecht
    06/02/2017 #25 Gerald Hecht
    #22 @Wayne Yoshida Actually, my feline mentor was raised on a diet of classic matches from the "golden age" of the "sweet science":
    https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=-5wUBQLebGE
    Gerald Hecht
    06/02/2017 #24 Gerald Hecht
    #21 @Phil Friedman Best definition of wisdom I've ever seen --The archivers have already cited you and preserved it; on a personal level --I am most grateful.
    Wayne Yoshida
    06/02/2017 #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.
    Wayne Yoshida
    06/02/2017 #22 Wayne Yoshida
    #16 @Gerald Hecht Cat experiment? You mean like this?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gl7xr5rftc
    Phil Friedman
    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.
    Gerald Hecht
    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.
    Phil Friedman
    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.
    Gerald Hecht
    06/02/2017 #18 Gerald Hecht
    #12 @Jim Murray so this Saint Catherine's has better donuts than Toronto even? That's pretty cool.
    Gerald Hecht
    06/02/2017 #17 Gerald Hecht
    #11 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman yes, but remember-- this only applies if the experience is survivable !
    Gerald Hecht
    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...
    Gerald Hecht
    06/02/2017 #15 Gerald Hecht
    #8 @Kevin Pashuk I think you lost me at the end...oh...I see no...wait; was I taking out loud?
    Gerald Hecht
    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!
  21. ProducerDean Owen

    Dean Owen

    12/05/2016
    Listicle Warning – Twelve things you should know as an Entrepreneur
    Listicle 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...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    03/02/2017 #38 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Great 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.
    Sara Jacobovici
    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.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    03/02/2017 #36 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Great 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.
    Dean Owen
    09/08/2016 #35 Dean Owen
    #34 I have no doubt conspiracy theories sell, and travel blogs sell, but mixing them will be a tough sell, but who knows...
    Brian McKenzie
    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.
    Dean Owen
    09/08/2016 #33 Dean Owen
    #30 I know how you feel @Brian McKenzie but you have a unique perspective on an unknown subject matter and it's worth pursuing (although as a travel writer I would tone down somewhat the political commentary). Are you still planning on crowd funding? Not an easy path.
    Dean Owen
    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 Friedman
    Phil Friedman
    09/08/2016 #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!
    Brian McKenzie
    09/08/2016 #30 Brian McKenzie
    Living in zone 3 - suffering the listicle until step 12.
    Dean Owen
    13/05/2016 #29 Dean Owen
    Totally @Jessica Robinson. Looking forward to your first article on beBee! :)
    Jessica Robinson
    13/05/2016 #28 Jessica Robinson
    I would also add @Dean Owen that positivity starts from within. You cant let the day or other events affect it :-)
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    13/05/2016 #27 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #25 I fully agree @Phil Friedman. @Dean Owen is often a refreshing mentor and advisor :)
    Dean Owen
    13/05/2016 #26 Dean Owen
    Much appreciate the overwhelming response from all you Bees. Honoured and extremely flattered, and apologies for going the listicle route! Promise I won't do it again! :)
    Phil Friedman
    13/05/2016 #25 Phil Friedman
    This post by Dean Owen is required reading for all who would become new entrepreneurs.
    Phil Friedman
    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!
    Gert Scholtz
    13/05/2016 #22 Gert Scholtz
    A really good Listicle Dean! Thank you.
    Anees Zaidi
    13/05/2016 #21 Anees Zaidi
    @Dean Owen I have seen and read hundreds of listical posts here on beBee and on other networking platforms but yours is outstanding and fabulous. To start with chirping of birds is so soothing. Thanks for sharing.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    12/05/2016 #20 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    I used to rise at 4 am, when I worked I needed the "me" time before I started my 7 am job. Now that I am retired, I rise around 7 am. I like mornings and love to hear the birds sing.
    Qamar Ali Khan
    12/05/2016 #19 Qamar Ali Khan
    #18 Yes of course! It's an amazing thinking, really!
    Goran Svensson
    12/05/2016 #18 Goran Svensson
    #17 When I was very small, I listen to birdsong recordings from the library on 33-inch vinyl records and was also recording birds. Probably 40 years ago! Maybe there is an opportunity​ for an app?
  22. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    01/02/2017
    Chasing Your Dream Without Having It Turn Into A Nightmare
    Chasing 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...
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    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    04/02/2017 #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 😊🤗
    Cyndi wilkins
    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;-)
    Paul Walters
    03/02/2017 #22 Paul Walters
    #15 @Jim Murray Thanks for the solid and sound advice e mail is walterspaul7@gmail.com
    siraj shaik
    02/02/2017 #21 siraj shaik
    @Jim Murray I owe you a coffee, next time on visit to Canada I try to make it possible to be at Gerrard St.
    siraj shaik
    02/02/2017 #20 siraj shaik
    Must read this article by @Jim Murray (my recommendation: shouldn't miss this.. a must read plus add to favorite or bookmark to review to gain inspirational charge)
    Milos Djukic
    02/02/2017 #19 Anonymous
    #18 My pleasure @Jim Murray, I love your writing style and all your articles.
    Jim Murray
    02/02/2017 #18 Jim Murray
    #4 Thanks @Milos Djukic
    Jim Murray
    02/02/2017 #17 Jim Murray
    #1 Thanks @Wayne Yoshida.
    Jim Murray
    02/02/2017 #16 Jim Murray
    #5 Thanks @David B. Grinberg. My theory is that the more practical knowledge I spread around, the better this experience will be for everybody.
    Jim Murray
    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.
    Jim Murray
    02/02/2017 #14 Jim Murray
    #6 Thank you Kristen, and I wish you all the best. I write these pieces for people who are in transition or thinking about taking that leap of faith.
    Jim Murray
    02/02/2017 #13 Jim Murray
    #9 Thanks @Chas ✌️ Wyatt. You are one of my best acid tests.
    Jim Murray
    02/02/2017 #12 Jim Murray
    #10 Thanks @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman. Your continued support is most appreciated.
    Jim Murray
    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.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    02/02/2017 #10 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    This is a great wake up call, Jim. I love this statement "All you need is vision, some patience and the belief that you can achieve it, no matter what it is."
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    02/02/2017 #9 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    @Jim Murray, I love this piece. It is bursting with gobs of wisdom. Thank you.
    Todd Jones
    02/02/2017 #8 Todd Jones
    Finally, 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.
    Wayne Yoshida
    02/02/2017 #7 Wayne Yoshida
    #3 Paul - this - opportunity - sounds like a great story in the making!
    Kristen Maslanka
    02/02/2017 #6 Kristen Maslanka
    Thank 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.
    David B. Grinberg
    02/02/2017 #5 David B. Grinberg
    Good buzz here, Jim, with important insights and excellent advice (as usual). I've shared this on three hives, as well as the "beBee Buzz!" group in the "Lumpy Kingdom". I'm reminded of the Tom Petty song, "Runnin' Down A Dream."
  23. ProducerJohn White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    01/02/2017
    The 200 Characters That Will Make or Break Your beBee Profile
    The 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...
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    Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    06/02/2017 #23 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    Ever 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.
    debasish majumder
    05/02/2017 #22 debasish majumder
    sensible emphasis! lovely insight! enjoyed read. thank you @John White, MBA for the share.
    Milos Djukic
    04/02/2017 #21 Anonymous
    Advices by master of SM marketing and much more then that. Mr @John White, MBA, kind sir. A great person deserves no less.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    04/02/2017 #19 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Great one @John White, MBA !
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    04/02/2017 #18 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    You made me go check mine, John. That's the sign of a good post. I think it works. It may too serious for my persona, though. I'll think it over
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    04/02/2017 #16 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Cool info, great post!!! 😀😀🎁🎁
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    02/02/2017 #15 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Great advice, John! Thank you for sharing.
    David B. Grinberg
    02/02/2017 #14 David B. Grinberg
    Bravo, John, on this exemplary advice!
    Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    02/02/2017 #13 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adding VALUE & RESULTS
    This 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 :l
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    02/02/2017 #12 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    This 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 ? :)
    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    01/02/2017 #11 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    Great John. Buzz On!
    Mohammed Sultan
    01/02/2017 #10 Mohammed Sultan
    That's great to say something about both your core skills and core interests alongside the way beBee minds and senses function.Thank you @John White,MPA
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    01/02/2017 #7 Javier 🐝 beBee
    well done, very useful tips ! thanks @John White, MBA
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    01/02/2017 #5 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    Very helpful insights, @John White, MBA. Golden honey produced!
    Laurent Boscherini
    01/02/2017 #4 Anonymous
    Thank you @John White, MBA for sharing your insightful tips.Outstandingly chiselled by your conciseness and its humanity to be yourself and nobody else.
    Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    01/02/2017 #3 Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    I'll check it, thank you @John White, MBA
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