- 07/12/2016Infographic! "8 Steps To Building a Powerful Personal Brand That Will Change Your Life." http://www.inc.com/john-white/8-steps-to-building-a-powerful-personal-brand-that-will-change-your-life.html
- Producer07/12/2016When I decided to start on my ownAs a young freshly graduated lawyer you basically know nothing. You know nothing about the judicial system and how it works. During the law school you only need to make some internship, wherever you are able to find a place for you, and that's it.So...
- Producer03/12/2016The Week In Social Media Volume 8 Its Saturday, and that means another edition of The Week In Social Media is ready to launch !!!!Its been a week full of social media news and sometimes we might miss some great stories, so we have gathered some of the stories and shares across the...
- Producer06/12/20165 things stopping you from getting on the career ladderThere are so many things that can stop you from getting on the career ladder, people telling you your dreams are too unrealistic to random hurdles appearing in your way. But one of the main things that tends to get in the way of our hopes and dreams...
Comments07/12/2016 #2 Tony RossiThe Jim Rohn quote says it all: believing in yourself is the FIRST act of change, and as you argue, the most important! Really well presented position, @Alexandra Galviz, and the resurgence of the imposter syndrome is likely due to the fact that much corporate ascension has been stagnated as the large population of boomers hit their prime years and stuck around. Now there is lots of room for younger generations to take big leaps forward, instead of small incremental career improvements.
- Producer06/12/2016Social Networking: The Triangle of ThreeIntroducing the simplified final and ONLY guide you need to courteous social networking online! The Triangle of Three is composed of what I believe to be the 3 main elements to social networking based on my experience using LinkedIn and other social...
Comments07/12/2016 #5 Lisa GallagherGreat tips @Emily Forget (Newbee!). I prefer organic and engagement networking. I've met most of my connections this way with the exception of twitter which is a bit more complicated and time consuming. Another note: Re-posting other's content over one's own tends to help a person make new connections too. I repost content I like or content I feel is pertinent to others which may not apply to me. If I can help another, then my job is done ;-) Also, unless Linkedin has changed things, many people do not receive the personalized messages, so I gave up on those. I'm not saying people should... I was told numerous times after connecting that the person never received my personalized request and vice versa. Thanks for this!
- Producer06/12/2016The (CV) Balancing ActYou’ve got a couple of pages to sell yourself in, it was always going to be a tough balancing act. And despite the ever-evolving changes in CV style and the advancements in formatting and soft skills of at least those professionals used to working...
- 06/12/2016Slow down to reduce stress and enjoy lifeintentionalemployee.com Is your life passing you by? You need to slow down. It is possible to slow down and enjoy...
- Producer06/12/2016‘Re-Inventing’ Yourself? Got Transferable Skills?I recently finished a tedious telephone conversation while making a simple hotel reservation. The reservations clerk at the hotel had a very difficult time understanding my e-mail address. I could not believe how the reservation person was not able...
Comments07/12/2016 #8 Wayne Yoshida#7 I know what you mean. I was at the hardware store last week, looking for a common hand tool (center punch). The kid had no idea what I was talking about, yet he worked in a hardware store, in the tool aisle. He took out his phone and started pushing buttons. He said, "Row 11." I went there. No good. I ran across another fellow, same deal. No idea what I was talking about. This time the floor guy showed me his phone so I could see his app. I said, "No. I asked for a center punch" -- pin punch, nail set. NO! I said center punch! I found it myself. Sheesh. Even with an app some people still aren't 100 percent there.06/12/2016 #3 Lisa GallagherYour story with the person on the other end at the hotel reminded me of my own experience not so long ago. The man wouldn't stop long enough to listen to the spelling of my last name, he didn't get my email address right and wouldn't take my confirmation number to look up my existing reservation. He was obviously not suited for the position he took. Great tips you offered @Wayne Yoshida. No one should ever apply for a job they are not qualified to do.
- 05/12/2016Is 2017 the right time to start your own business? Only you can decide! I share some thoughts and advice in my latest beBee blog post. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@simon-gray/is-the-new-year-the-right-time-to-start-your-own-business-part-1
- Producer05/12/2016Is the new year the right time to start your own business (part 1)?In this week's blog post I'm talking business and more to the point considering when is the right time to get started in your own business along with some of the things you need to consider. If you've never thought about running your own show it...
Comments05/12/2016 #1 Deb HelfrichThere is a lot of wisdom in this post, @Simon Gray. I especially like this very true observation: "Stay in the game long enough and there can only be one option – eventually you'll find the success you've worked so hard to achieve!"
You mentioned about how "Finance, IT, legal, branding, marketing and a multitude of other things aside from doing the day job now all needed taking care of " it is also really important to find a set of encouraging virtual-water-cooler buddies who can be able to put your mind back on staying in the game on the way to success.
- 05/12/2016Sage advice:
Don’t allow the promise of comfort dictate your life.Michelle Wang | Communication Artswww.commarts.com The multifaceted designs of Michelle Wang feature vibrant colors and bold...
- 05/12/2016My latest on Inc. Magazine. beBee Brand Ambassador @Deb Helfrich is mentioned in the post!8 Steps To Building a Powerful Personal Brand That Will Change Your Lifewww.inc.com Before I took these 8 steps to create my personal brand I was in a job I hated and my career was going...
Comments07/12/2016 #19 Elizabeth BaileySome articles you read and are moved to comment on and share immediately. I did that with this article, but what is different with this one is I am still thinking about it a couple of days later. I think I need a beBee "scrap book" for brilliant articles like this.06/12/2016 #18 David B. GrinbergJohn, kudos to you for making the positive change necessary to advance your career in an uncertain job market. You provide a good roadmap for others to follow should they choose to take "a leap of faith." Like I always say, no risk no reward. And I'm very pleased that you are reaping the well deserved rewards. I shared this here, on Twitter and on LI.05/12/2016 #17 Deb Helfrich@John White, MBA, all 8 tips are great and #5 is simply perfect - but personally, it is the payoff of the last two lines - not having to feel nauseous on Sunday night - that is really what becoming your own personal brand is all about, And we also proved it is far from lonely - there is so much 'power' available once you have built that community. Insights, encouragement, and assistance is merely a comment away.
"beBee is like having a worldwide board of directors on call."05/12/2016 #11 Jared WieseGreat article, John. I will refer to this often.
I see this has a nice tie to @Kevin Pashuk's https://www.bebee.com/producer/@kevin-pashuk/what-do-you-bill-gates-warren-buffet-and-bono-have-in-common
We need to take charge of our careers, which starts with our audience, what value we offer them, then our brand.05/12/2016 #8 Michele WilliamsVery helpful advice @John White, MBA . I can't decide if point #5 or #6 is my favorite, but many people fail to realize point 5: "Before creating content, you need an audience."
This post is the perfect "how to" complement to yesterday's New York Times op-ed "Don’t Quit Social Media. Put It to Work for Your Career Instead." http://nyti.ms/2gZDkwL05/12/2016 #1 Mamen DelgadoGreat article dear @John White, MBA!! And four years ago I felt exactly like you, I didn't have any visibility on Google, I didn't have LinkedIn profile, neither Twitter (well I had Twitter with zero tweets which is even worse...), and no web site. And now I look back and see the difference, and I support every of your steps on this article on Inc. Magazine.
Well done!! And thanks for opening a path for some people. 😘
- 05/12/2016The Nuanced Truth about True Happiness at Workswitchandshift.com We all want to feel good and true happiness is the answer, right? Well, according to Harvard Medical School psychologist, Dr. Susan David, it’s more nuanced than “happiness equals goodness.” In Dr. David’s book Emotional Agility, she writes, “T...
- 05/12/2016How to use the power of intention to get what you wantintentionalemployee.com Did you know you can use the power of intention to get what you want? It's not easy but it is simple. Being intentional makes all the...
- Producer29/11/2016What do You, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and Bono have in common?It's easy to tell you what you likely DON'T have in common with them - fame, fortune, and good looks...Okay, Fame and fortune... ... but here's what you DO have in common with Bill, Warren, and Bono. 24 hours in a day, and a sphere of influence....
Comments05/12/2016 #18 Ken BoddieUndoubtedly, Kev, as mature leaders in our chosen career path or discipline, we have a duty to ensure that "passion will drive us towards doing something in the service of something larger than ourselves". But let's spare a thought for the many less fortunate out there who, for various reasons, are trapped in survival mode from day to day, and are slowly being robbed of their passion. How can we recognise them and include them in our "service of something larger"?05/12/2016 #15 Jared WieseMore to think about from the author:
http://www.danpink.com/2012/04/50-centuries-of-work-5-important-lessons/ View moreMore to think about from the author:
"Here’s what Pillemer calls the “refrigerator list” of the five lessons gleaned from all that experience:
1. Choose a career for the intrinsic rewards, not the financial ones.
2. Don’t give up on looking for a job that makes you happy.
3. Make the most of a bad job.
4. Emotional intelligence trumps every other kind.
5. Everyone needs autonomy." Close05/12/2016 #14 Jared WieseThanks for this, Kevin! I loved your summation, your passion nudge and RSA Animate's animated version of the book!
(I am CC'ing those who found my share of RSA Animate's video relevant in https://www.bebee.com/content/983566/934468 View moreThanks for this, Kevin! I loved your summation, your passion nudge and RSA Animate's animated version of the book!
(I am CC'ing those who found my share of RSA Animate's video relevant in https://www.bebee.com/content/983566/934468:
@Javier beBee, @Julie Hickman, @Allison Obrien, @Suzanne Dwillies-Khan, Pharmacist and Musician)
I had heard or read the amount of money most people need to feel happy at work caps out at $70-80,000. Then I saw this video and learned more about the research that makes so much sense.
I've also heard of studies that show more than 75% of people are unhappy at work. Why?
Dan Pink "demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges."
You asked after working hard to be successful, "How will you know you've arrived?"
Today, people need to use their passions and be fullfilled. Otherwise, they are "unhappy" - without really explaining why - but consider themselves part of the 75%. Close30/11/2016 #12 Mohammed SultanKevin Pashuk.I always like such light posts which feature the real meaning of success.Although each one of those titans was driven by different motives,all were able to go against the logic of many others and their unprecedented success took place in the framework of their high expectations about their business.
They have achieved spectacular success not because of their core skills or experience or qualification ,but because they have the passion ,the will and the motivation to keep going and not to regress to mediocrity or spectacular failure.I wonder whether those people have applied their own creativity or have been inspired by Aristotle when he quoted-success is a state concerned with choice,laying in a mean and being determined by reason and practical wisdom.30/11/2016 #10 Kevin PashukThanks for the kind words April. Conversations over coffee (or other beverages) tend to work for me. Taking on serious issues without getting too serious is my intent. There's enough esoteric things out there that will give you brain blisters. My writing won't be part of that.
Comments04/12/2016 #19 Jared WieseAs I think about Andrew's words, it occurred to me what this difference is. This difference between people who improve, and those who stagnate and decline.
Those who just want a paycheck may have a bunch of "skill" bullets on their résumé/CV. But smarter hiring managers look for more. You can't train passion, but you can always learn new skills.
What a great, PASSIONATE post for beBee! Thank you, Andrew! Perfect example of the professional and personal being engaged with passion.02/12/2016 #14 Jennifer ZarzyckiAs an HR professional, I couldn't agree more! You can train skill, you can't change personality to fit the culture. Character is not something I can teach. I wish more hiring managers would be open to seeing a person with the right attitude, enthusiasm for the role, who is 70% there, and wants to build their knowledge and skill. That is a person that will work hard to prove they were the right individual to hire.02/12/2016 #13 Mohammed Sultan@Andrew Goldman.You are absolutely right.Hiring for attitude and temperament is,at least, as important as hiring for "core interests"HR should seek a synergy between their objectives and the candidate's personal and professional objectives,and also insure that the new role can be conceived for the future and in different boundaries.HR should give up hiring for past (experience and core skills) and start hiring for future ( passion and core interests).02/12/2016 #11 Renée CormierI always love your live buzzes, @Andrew Goldman. You are right about hiring for temperament and attitude over experience. Intellectually, many HR people know this secret, but most are too lazy or pressed for time to actually filter out candidates by speaking to them. A lot of resumes get passed over because they don't look relevant.02/12/2016 #5 Paul BurgeYes, it's not just about being physically present in your job, it's about being mentally and emotionally present. That way you can only be connected to the future...Also, someone who is always willing to learn more will always go further than someone who wants to stay stuck in their rut. Thanks for sharing @Andrew Goldman!!
- Producer02/12/2016Perfectionism from a Perfectionist, the Light & Dark SideOh perfectionism. That voice that taunts day-in and day-out whispering echos in the back of our head, "this isn't good enough", "nobody will like this", "everyone will notice this article photo is not exactly the right size...." “I’m a...
Comments04/12/2016 #28 Lisa Gallagher#23 #24 Well at least I wasn't the butt of your jokes... ok, had to add another one LOL. I noticed you referred to Kevin about borrowing his "last dad joke," and I thought you were referring to a comment lower down, silly me... I need to take my MoM before reading these ;-) You two are silly boys!04/12/2016 #21 Lisa Gallagher#16 Do you do stand up @Ken Boddie, if not, you should! I almost lost my water when I read your enema comment. In all seriousness [did I begin with a proper sentence structure] but some people think the term means everything they do, they do with perfection. Perfectionism is taxing on the mind and body. Perfectionists can also be the biggest procrastinators because they fear failure and they put off things that take effort. They put them off knowing they will take forever perfecting what they view as 'not good enough.' Many of the papers I wrote while in College were done the night before they were due and I usually got A's, much to my surprise. Now let me re-read my comment 100 times before I hit send haha.04/12/2016 #16 Ken BoddieNo matter how hard we may strive, Emily, nobody's perfect, except of course you and I. That's why pencils have rubbers and texting software has 'autocorrect', which can also be your worst 'enema'. 😂 This last dad joke is from my old mate, @Kevin Pashuk View moreNo matter how hard we may strive, Emily, nobody's perfect, except of course you and I. That's why pencils have rubbers and texting software has 'autocorrect', which can also be your worst 'enema'. 😂 This last dad joke is from my old mate, @Kevin Pashuk. Close03/12/2016 #14 CityVP ManjitI prefer to look at perfection as a health rather than look at perfectionism as a disease. If love makes me engage something perfect then that emanates from my flow, but if fear makes me engage perfectionism - then I should reflect whether what I perfect emanates from love or whether it emanates from fear. The pathology of perfectionism is of less interest to me than the natural healthy flow of being fully immersed in something that has depth of meaning and purpose to us. Love has another side to perfection, in love there is also great appreciation for the imperfect.03/12/2016 #11 Emily Forget (Newbee!)#9 Ah yes, I can understand the challenge with dyslexia. I empathize, that must be tough especially with perfectionist tendencies! I'm diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and it doesn't mix well with perfectionism either. Thank you for sharing that personal piece of information. I stand up to my reciprocity rule = You shared something with me, and so I share back. :-)02/12/2016 #10 Harvey LloydPerfectionism like any designation of character can be to extremes. I have several perfectionists within our midst at work and socially. I find it to be a strength. I have the energy and courage to get to 80%, the perfectionists have the courage and strength to get the last 20%. So like anything in over indulgence perfection could be a draw back but with good skills of when to apply themselves, they are all that you said, @Emily Forget (Newbee!)
- 02/12/2016New on Inc. today. Having worked for several companies with toxic cultures, I know the warning signs.7 Warning Signs Your Potential Employer Has a Toxic Culturewww.inc.com Save your sanity and don't ignore these warning signs in the interview...
Comments02/12/2016 #9 Randy Keho#3 When I was just out of graduate school, I blindly accepted a position as the public relations officer for a prestigious medical school. I thought I was on my way.
Turns out I was the runner-up for the position. The winner only lasted a few months before running as far away as possible.
The director, my boss, thought she knew everything.
I should have realized something was a miss when I saw a three-ring binder on the shelf behind her desk that read "Public Relations Made Easy."02/12/2016 #8 Campbell PriceGreat share on a very important topic. I consider bad culture in a company to be a reflection of poor or weak leadership. The same leaders are so blind to their own failings, that they are genuinely surprised that the culture is toxic enough that even they recognize it. Good luck getting HR to do anything about it.02/12/2016 #7 Mohammed SultanJohn White,MPA .You have left nothing unsaid on your article.Sometimes candidates become unable to pick up any of these signals or ignore them because they think of the the pay check!.As marketers,we always know about toxic cultures from the way they treat their customers.So,my advice to new candidates who might not able to know whether there's a synergy between their career objectives and the employer objectives or whether the employer has credibility or not ,to go to the market to pick up such signals or find that synergy between the employer and their customers.Toxic companies are reflections of toxic bosses who often give you marching orders that will put you on middle grounds, because they usually have opposing ideas that can take you in different directions..You can't easily pick up such a signal during the selection process, but when you go to the market and listen to some of their customers ,you may find that such an employer are often telling lies; when they find themselves unable to justify their actions or their actions have become no more consistent with their promises to their customers.When such an employer find that their initiatives and their identity are no more consistent ,they lose integrity and begin to compromise or turn around the standard they have set for themselves.02/12/2016 #5 Lisa GallagherThanks for tagging me @John White, MBA (for some reason I can't tag you tonight), I tried to tag you in another post about an hour ago. Your name doesn't come up in my drop down box no matter how I try to type it.
Ok, back to the article- Excellent! You have a good memory about my experience with a toxic boss. I have to admit, she was so fake and I never picked up on that although, in hindsight, I should have. I think it seems too good to be true, then it probably is.
You touched on every symptom many feel when working for a toxic boss, including myself. I would get such bad stomach pains before work sometimes I'd have to call and make up a lie as to why I would be a few minutes late. I also should have left as soon as she began talking about other employees while pumping her own ego not long after I began. You nailed it with this article!
- Producer22/11/2016Working in Slippers - My Entrepreneur story. Today's reflection. I work from home (or at least I try), like many other people. But why ? I could list all my degrees and experiences, but I won't so if you're curious, visit my profile. I moved to England for personal reasons, and I couldn't...
Comments02/12/2016 #25 Andrew GoldmanThank you for a great message, @Camille Mari! Actually, everyone is an entrepreneur. Just some people have fixed payment for working hours, others have all they can earn for the results. Just as you said, loving what you do is the best thing in the world. People who do what they love always have time for everything.02/12/2016 #24 Lisa GallagherHi @Camille Mari, I work in my slippers too :)) I love how you described what you do. I'm happy you are happy! It's not easy working from your home, many distractions. I have set aside quite a bit of time at night to work when it's quieter and my mind isn't so distracted by the world. Being happy is so important.
You wrote: "Sometimes I feel I'll conquer the world, sometimes I feel nothing is going to work." Me too, I have good days and not such good days. It feels great when you do feel as though you can conquer the world!!23/11/2016 #17 Deb HelfrichLoving what one does is the best revenge for those really baffling recruitment stories. I am cheering you on, @Camille Mari.
And here is a secret that should be more well known, just about everyone teeters on the "Sometimes I feel I'll conquer the world, sometimes I feel nothing is going to work." spectrum.
All it takes is just a little more time spent in conquer mode to stand out from the crowd! And the way to do that is to work at something you would be doing anyway.22/11/2016 #12 AnonymousYou are following your dream dear @Camille Mari and that is an act of bravery - a combination that can certainly lead to much success. I love how honestly you describe what it feels like and I encourage you to carry on! Thanks for the tag - pointing me to this wonderful buzz @Mamen Delgado 😀22/11/2016 #8 Sushmita Thakare Jain@Camille Mari working for yourself building it ahead is definitely hard and challenging trust me I get it very well but it has it's own fun, I'm glad you are lucky enough meeting the right person in the right place with getting to learn. Thanks for sharing your story dear, best luck for your coming future :)
- Producer01/12/201610 Reasons Why Late to Bed and Late to Rise Can Make You SuccessfulPublished on Entrepreneur 11/16/16There have been many articles about how getting up early is the key to success. The most well-known is one by Richard Branson, Why I Wake Up Early. Recently I read one by Peter Shankman, How to Wake Up Early (And...
Comments02/12/2016 #19 Donna-Luisa EversleyQuite an interesting perspective.. For similar reasons I'm an early bird. I'm sure the common denominator is commitment and consistency in whatever one decides to go by. Thanks for sharing @Matt Sweetwood View moreQuite an interesting perspective.. For similar reasons I'm an early bird. I'm sure the common denominator is commitment and consistency in whatever one decides to go by. Thanks for sharing @Matt Sweetwood...great insights. Close02/12/2016 #18 Robert CormackThanks for this, @Matt Sweetwood. I love the quiet and I love bedgasms. Working late at night or early in the morning (I start at 4:30 am) are the best times. I could easily give up afternoons. To me, afternoons are the most unproductive times of the day. I should sleep in the afternoon. I have occasional catnaps, but never a fixed schedule like Ford or Edison. Imagine if all offices had sleep rooms. If you're coming in early or working late, go sleep for a few hours in the afternoon. I know this exists in a few companies, but it should be worldwide. Think of the productivity if people could sleep when they need sleep and work when they need to work. Wouldn't this be better than someone working straight through at the office for 14 hours? I lost my 20s to this regimen (probably my 30s, too).02/12/2016 #9 Lisa GallagherNice article @Matt Sweetwood, a topic close to my heart. I've concluded I will always be a late riser unless there's something I absolutely have to be up early for and I will always be a late nighter. I find I'm able to function much better late at night, even my thinking is much clearer. I think the clarity is due to the fact that the worries of the day are over and it's like a sigh of relief. I do miss getting up early, listening to the birds chirp while drinking my morning coffee... oh wait, there are times I'm still up to hear them chirp haha. Balance is a great thing, it benefits many.02/12/2016 #8 Suzanne Dwillies-Khan, Pharmacist and MusicianI have tried getting up early but most of my shifts ( I am unemployed now) were later in the day. If was to get up early and by the time i get home it would be past my bedtime. i also found my most creative time was later in the day when I could have quiet, no interuptions, so things that although during the day it was too busy because I was helping patients. I do my best writing later at night and I have lesser pain later in the day too because with Rheumatoid arthritis often mornings are worse because of joint swelling02/12/2016 #7 Sarah ElkinsAs I climbed into bed last night, this image and word popped into my head. I smiled and told my husband: "This is my favorite part of my day." It has always been a favorite of mine, climbing into my bed at the end of a day, productive or otherwise. Partly, I think, because I know I get to start fresh in the morning.
- Producer01/12/2016A bucketful of mentorshipI was once asked to write a post to honor my mentor. My immediate response was, "Which one should I honor?" You don't get much of anywhere in life by having a mentor, you get somewhere by having lots of mentors. If I wrote a post honoring one of...
Comments02/12/2016 #2 Randy KehoI, too, owe a lot to my many mentors. However, you don't always realize that someone has been a mentor until the years have passed.
They're like the parents you once thought were so far out of touch that they couldn't possibly provide any true guidance.
How many of us eventually woke up to that misnomer?
Thanking them should be on your "bucket list."
- 01/12/2016something to read if you're searching...Forbes Welcomewww.forbes.com Rebecca just received her job offer letter -- but reading the letter was a huge letdown. The offer letter was different than she was expecting. What should Rebecca do...
- 01/12/2016Ever dream about packing up and moving to a tropical island? Well, @Jared Warren did it. You can catch our conversation about business and life in today's column on Inc.The Unusual Path This Entrepreneur Took to Career Success and a Happy Lifewww.inc.com One of the great things about being an entrepreneur is it allows you to be in control of where you...
- Producer30/11/2016The Why Behind Millennials Learning Through Hands-on ProjectsThe millennial generation refers the newest group of people to enter the global workforce. People who were born between 1982 and 2000 belong to this generation. While some educators still cling to the traditional formal and intermittent talent...
Comments01/12/2016 #1 CityVP ManjitXander, I do see this kind of pattern among the college students I work with. It is not the stereotype of the millennial that I focus on, but that there is a distinct difference in the worldview of this particular generation, and the newest generation has its own traits that come from their exposure to the world of mobile. I already see my grandson bottle fed on a smartphone - and these environmental and social differences do permeate into an overall generational worldview. I still look upon people as one-to-one because the best students I work with do break the mould - and they need to be respected for who they are, rather than as a "millennial" label.