- Producer24/04/2017THAT’S NOT MY JOB!How many times have you heard this saying to people at your work place? I hope most of you have. I have heard it numerous times from my colleagues. There might arise a situation where you might be asked to take charge of a particular job which in...
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- Producer17/12/2016Why Work-Life Balance is a LieHave you ever stopped to examine what it really means to live a balanced life? Think about it – we say that we would like “work-life balance”, but how much thought have we put into what this really means?Like many of you who are reading this right...
Comments31/12/2016 #20 Jim TaggartVery true. It's another HR-inspired salesjob, going back years, imposed on people by well-meaning yet self-righteous pseudo-experts. I recall serving on a work-life balance advisory committee to senior management 15 years ago. It was in Canada's federal government. In addition to bureaucrats like myself, we had several external highly respected individuals who had spent a lot of time doing research on the topic.
When I looked back years later (I retired in 2010), I realized that work-life balance is highly personal and that employees need to empower themselves to set their own priorities in life and at work. Of particular interest is that top management was never committed to the initiative. In the public sector, advancement comes through serving upwards to power. Service to citizens and taxpayers is farther down the priority scale. What this means is that those seeking a steady rise upwards must re-focus their priorities. I saw plenty of senior staff and executives either burn out or be forced to take time off work to heal themselves.
But these were personal decisions when it came to working 80 hours a week, ignoring your health, family, etc.
The relationship between work and life outside organizational walls is, in effect, a continuum.17/12/2016 #17 Mohammed SultanWelcome @Tyrone Matheson. But,why you start your posts with a juggling act?.As Einstein said "You have to learn the rules of the game,and then you have to play it better than anyone else." The work-family balance is a juggling act so, we have to understand the rules of juggling before playing it .Some people prioritize their schedule and others schedule their priorities.In reality we are juggling many balls not only work and family,if any ball doesn't have its own track they can't be kept on the air and you will finish up with no ball in the hand as all balls will fall in your head.Learn to watch the balls to have control of them ,create a separate path for each of them and try to enjoy the beauty of the game.It's also very insecure trying to influence something you are not in full control of.We need help to focus and succeed in keeping that balance .Family and work are also like two rabbits,just like juggling balls in the air to be successful every ball should have a specific path,so too, channel your rabbits in separate tracks and start hunting the one you feel more pleased with.This's the real balance.Goethe once quoted"things which matter most should never be at the mercy of things which matter least."17/12/2016 #12 Harvey LloydYour discussion here is very intriguing. Instead of balance we counter balance based on priorities. If i could add maybe another perspective that excludes both counter balance and work-life balance. We exist within a sphere of humans. We chose family, profession and core beliefs. Instead of balance we can approach our lives from the perspective of existence. Work is part of life as is family/personal development. We need food, and relationships. It is how we are designed.
I don't care for the work-life balance perspective. I sense that most who bring this point up are suffering a form of a unsatisfied existence feedback loop. Either work or life. I prefer to see life as a single world that we share journeys with folks for different reasons. Sometimes one draws away from the other in the ebb and flow of our day to day lives. This is natural.
This perspective allows for storms in any part of our life and most importantly relieves us of the guilt component while enduring the storm. I am not lacking in any area but rather managing the storms that naturally occur. When your team, family or social group grasp this concept, they flow into your areas that are not within your storm management viewpoint currently and pick up what is needed. You emerge from the storm with a sense of presence not guilt.
Balance is something that has to be managed. I would rather be present within the situation not balancing it.
Great thoughts.17/12/2016 #10 debasish majumdernice insight @Tyrone Matheson! but, i guess, balance is exactly what we tend to prioritize without harming our design of life we crave for to maintain a harmonious network. though the metaphor you resorted to is intriguing, yet, human beings are unlike other creatures, who only possess to make a time management, though all creatures are gifted with 24 hours, and they exploit most out of it, enabling to usher the progress of the civilization, and it is absolutely truth, that we achieved a lot in terms of serving humanity too! however, nice post. enjoyed read. thank you for the share.17/12/2016 #9 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsTyrone, welcome to beBee
I've contemplated this subject and have some thoughts. I had a conversation this week about the millennial generation entering the work-force and how they are demanding balance. IMHO they aren't willing to put in long hours, they insist on an 8-5 day, and missing lunch isn't an option. They aren't willing to settle for entry-level salaries when they are in debt for education.
This is my theory;
It's our 'fault'. Our children have watched and listened as we sacrificed family/play time and taught them that that is what it took to 'get ahead'.
They didn't buy into the concept and are not willing to make those sacrifices on the off chance that they will rise to the top. They have sacrificed enough through time and memories growing up. They recognize there are a limited number of positions in the C-Suite and so they are going to 'take' their due now and not opt for a future payoff. Too often in their parent's case, the payoff never came. They now stand by and watch as their parent's generation is forced out of the workforce for being 'obsolete' and old school. They don't believe in the future payoff and their parents stand as examples as to why the should take their due now because you're going to get screwed in the future.
We have taught our children a powerful lesson; demand that balance from the start, don't trust leadership, don't love the company because they don't love you, and loyalty is for saps.
They see themselves as one day having roles reversed as their parents come to depend on them after Wall Street destroyed many retirement programs, insurance companies will once again be allowed to drop them from coverage and the government wipes out Social Security. and Medicare Everything their parents worked for is slowly slipped from their grasp. Yes, it's our fault; what we preached did not stand up under our children's scrutiny as the eventual reality.
Just this 'staff member's' opinion. Three cheers for the millennials!17/12/2016 #8 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#3 @Renée 🐝 Cormier- your comment attracted my mind not only by its clarity, but also by your writing "That, in my mind, is a formula for success". I wrote an e-book with same title:
I plan to compare our formulas17/12/2016 #5 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Tyrone Matheson- I loved this post and therefore followed you, liked it, shared it and now commenting on it. The background image is well-chosen and it reflects complex systems with many instabilities. Complex systems are open systems and, unlike closed systems that eventually end up in chaos, they thrive for instability and NOT balance. This way they may self-organize into a new self-sustaining structure til they reach anew instability.
You remind me of a presentation that I wrote on complexity thought. Instead of the balls in your image, I used tree leaves as chaotic pendulums (in reality they are). The music and rhyme we get from them when trees blow the leaves as they (leaves) self-organize to get out of their instability.
I like mind-challenging buzzes and this one surely is.17/12/2016 #4 John RylanceI'm not sure it's a lie, more something that rather than being static is ever changing. Constantly we have to alter our focus between the two, favouring first one then the other. What we must avoid is the "rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic" scenario. The bottom line is whatever the balance is, we must feel we are in control.17/12/2016 #3 Renée 🐝 CormierWelcome to beBee, Tyrone. I really enjoyed this post. It is both well written and thought provoking. That, in my mind, is a formula for success. Our purpose is often not clear to us, but I would venture to say that it ends up being the one thing you are somehow drawn to doing and are most comfortable in, regardless of how you make your living. I seem to always be teaching people and advising people about things, so I suspect that is who I am meant to be. Keep buzzing, Tyrone!
- 19/04/2017Your Network – Quality vs Quantitywww.linkedin.com “Quality versus Quantity” - Which One for You? Having so many connections/friends/contacts or whatever - means there has to be some non-friends...
- 19/04/2017I'm seeing these changes in the corporate L&D environment with my clients....make sure your Learning environment continues to be relevant.The Disruption of Digital Learning: Ten Things We Have Learnedwww.linkedin.com Over the last few months I've had a series of meetings with Chief Learning Officers, talent management leaders, and vendors of next...
- 15/04/2017Dating Tips Useful for the Job Search
By @Edythe Richards
I would add one more thing-- when having a "meal interview" don't forget the etiquette and manners. One can tell a lot from someone's habits and especially - how they treat other people. Remember the restaurant scene in the movie "When Harry Met Sally"?
No, not the "I'll have what she's having" - but the ordering part . . . .6 Dating Tips to Use in Your Job Searchwww.social-hire.com Job searching and dating can both be uncomfortable and awkward. On the other hand, they can be...
- 15/04/2017Did you see this startup? Nextio?
Interesting. Wanna talk to me? That will be $8 please.
Interestingly, I looked at the Tablau application (mentioned near the bottom of this article) earlier this week....Former Microsoft managers take on LinkedIn with launch of new professional networking sitewww.seattletimes.com Bellevue-based Nextio’s site pays users to reply to recruiting...
- Producer09/02/2017Top Ways to Market Yourself on beBeebeBee is the becoming the most powerful social networking site to help you grow your business. It makes Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, and YouTube seem like social networking sites for kids. Remember, those are still great tools to use, when used...
Comments12/04/2017 #46 Tausif MundrawalaThis is a complete guide buzz on how to build our personal brand here on beBee. I have read it before but am reading it once more as all my friends are sharing it in their own hives. I can't resist myself commenting on this wonderful buzz. Thanks for sharing it with us, @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven08/04/2017 #39 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsSome excellent advice, especially for any newBees that are joining our community. I am in a very new position but have already talked up beBee and have one colleague that wants to read my 'story'. Our content is a great conversation starter. I often use the phrase: "I read an article on beBee" It never fails that someone will ask "What's beBee?" My answer: "The best professional social networking site I've encountered yet and you won't believe the great people you'll meet there!" I love my Bees and I can't brag on the site enough!
- 30/03/2017Here's something to consider when meeting a business or potential business associate . . .How do you describe what you do at work?www.linkedin.com Like many people I know in the internal communication, employee engagement, organisational development and cultural change fields, explaining what...
- 29/03/2017A Teachers' Greatest Gift . . .
And no, it's not the apple. . .A Teachers’ Greatest Giftwww.linkedin.com I am a volunteer LinkedIn instructor. Greg Johnson and I teach three LinkedIn strategy workshops, including a Thursday night session focusing on...
- Producer18/03/2017Your Slice-of-Life Story Can Define Your Personal BrandGrowing up, I wanted to be the next Diane Sawyer on CBS TV’s ’60 Minutes’ news program. While that never happened. I did come close. Sort of. During college in the late ‘80s, I was accepted as a production assistant intern at...
Comments20/03/2017 #2 Kate Paine#1 Thank you, @Wayne Yoshida. I had started my article about an hour before our call. Then I was inspired to get my profile up on beBee and post an article. I thought the one I was working on would be a good "starting point." I wasn't quite sure, so thank you for your comment and making me feel better with my decision. I'm working on a few more articles, too.
- Producer13/03/2017CrossroadsHave you ever been at a point in your life where you don’t know what you want to do next? Maybe you’ve achieved goals and always had a plan, but now you are well and truly stuck? As a coach I work with clients in this place...
- 09/03/2017Forbes Welcomewww.forbes.com The three key components that we all should be thinking about are content creation, social proof, and your...
- Producer08/03/2017Confessions of a Hard WorkerI'm sure a lot of us think we are hard workers on the job. We also tend to feel guilty about taking our breaks at work, to the point that we might eat at our desks and never leave the workplace. So, is that a good idea? You might think you're...
Comments10/03/2017 #1 Jean-Yves Piton, MBA 🐝Great share Robin. Agreed. It's not just about labor laws, it's also about sanity. On the same note regarding hard working and taking a break, I was also told some time ago by a mentor I respect tremendously: "There is a difference between hard and stupid. Be smart and take a break." That single advice resonated and put things back into the proper perspective.
- 09/03/2017Please help me in welcoming, Peggy Duncan to the Swarm. Peggy comes to us from that other platform.Peggy Duncan - beBeewww.bebee.com Public profile of Peggy Duncan on beBee. beBee is the only social affinity network specialized by sector. Join and get...
Comments09/03/2017 #1 David B. GrinbergHi @Peggy Duncan! Welcome to beBee land, we are very pleased you're here. I'm another ambassador, like Paul, just not as smart or savvy (but I'm learning).
I do know that anyone Paul recommends is sure to be an asset to this site. I look forward to reading and engaging with your blogging buzz and other content.
cc: @Javier 🐝 beBee @John White, MBA @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Dean Owen
- 08/03/201710 Simple Resolutions That Will Boost Your Career in 201710 Simple Resolutions That Will Boost Your Career | edu CBAwww.educba.com In this time you make and complete some work-related resolutions that would help elevate your career and direct it in the right...
- Producer06/03/2017You are an amazing person!I saw this post on LinkedIn from Liz Ryan. She says:You are a vibrant, amazing person -- much more than what's on your resume! How do you get your passion and power across to employers? Liz RyanReinvention RoadmapReinvention Roadmap will teach you...
Comments08/03/2017 #20 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adds VALUE & RESULTSCheck out this other great buzz about Liz Ryan!
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ivette-k-caballero/know-liz-ryan-the-queen-of-the-human-workplace-and-your-career-friend07/03/2017 #17 Yogesh SukalAbout showcasing the personal brand, Today I posted about the new show started yesterday on National Geographic hosted by Modern philosopher jason silva.
And tweeted the bebee post on twitter and man himself appreciated, Jason Silva.
Amazing show to watch.
ORIGINS: Journey of Mankind
https://twitter.com/yogeshsukal/status/83911645080369152307/03/2017 #16 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adds VALUE & RESULTSCOPY and TWEET:
#LizRyan: "You are an amazing person!"
#PersonalBranding on #beBee
@humanworkplace #careers & #jobs = the WHOLE YOU!
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/you-are-an-amazing-person07/03/2017 #14 Phil FriedmanLiz Ryan is the only recruiting and HR expert whom I ever read. For she is the only one I have run across who speaks with honesty and authenticity -- a true "influencer" in her field. Head and shoulders above the pack. And I for one would welcome her sage voice on beBee.07/03/2017 #13 Claire L Cardwell@Javier 🐝 beBee - thanks for sharing this article, I love Liz Ryan, she writes such great articles. I've missed a lot of her posts recently as I am no longer really on LinkedIn. It would be great if she joined beBee! I think it would be the perfect fit for her and this article said it all.07/03/2017 #12 Donald 🐝 GrandyGreat post from Liz Ryan. Love your comment Deb Helfrich "it is to see where an organization has pain, and show how you observed the issue, have options to solve the pain, and are the perfect person to implement those solutions" That is the secret sauce. Thanks for sharing.07/03/2017 #8 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#6 #7 You know, @Steve Brady - there is a great cross-pollination in the "pain points" approach that Liz recommends - which is rather than apply to jobs like sheep in a flock; it is to see where an organization has pain, and show how you observed the issue, have options to solve the pain, and are the perfect person to implement those solutions.
For way too many people, their careers are some of the most traumatic environs of their life - especially when it comes to justice and fairness.
And it just doesn't have to be that way. We humans created the rules of work so far. There is nothing inherent in selling widgets that requires people to check their souls at the door. Not even the much maligned assembly line or AI automation HAS to create trauma for individuals.
Humans can redesign work so that it is heart and soul safe. Collaboration and community focused, rather than competition and scarcity driven.
Your journey and work story are probably the exact sort of narrative that can help shift how we view our work organizations for the betterment of all involved.07/03/2017 #7 Steve Brady#1 I agree @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. Hope you are well btw. We haven't crossed paths in a while. I had to pull back from my Social Media adventures for a while. My PTSD issues became a bit too nasty for a while. I'm going to recover though....and I have learnt so much about myself and it has given me a heart connection and understanding with the many people in our societies who suffer from invisible wounds.07/03/2017 #6 Steve Brady@Javier 🐝 beBee and @Liz Ryan I'm going to confess up front that I am a compulsive book buyer. Just ask my wife! To my credit though, I do read 90% of them.
In this case @Javier 🐝 beBee you had me hooked as soon as I saw the graphic. Thank you for sharing Liz Ryan's LI post here on beBee. I am between "career phases" at present. I'm off work at present to focus on recovering through Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. When I had to stop work, I was distraught and was overwhelmed with thoughts and feelings akin to "my working life is over" and also a deep grief at having to leave a job I loved. I realize now. however, that all is not wasted. I have time to focus on healing, and also a fantastic opportunity to align my career, and use the skill set I've developed over 45 years to focus my career on Justice reform that is healing and restorative, and that at it's deepest level begins in the hearts and minds of people and in a larger context the cultures in which they live. Anyway....I purchased an e-copy of Liz's book. If my wife gets upset, can I say that you made me do it @Javier 🐝 beBee? Or is that going too far?07/03/2017 #5 David B. Grinberg#1 I concur with @Deb 🐝 Helfrich and kindly suggest considering the appropriate beBee official directly reach out to Liz Ryan and invite her to join and/or write about beBee. Thanks for considering this.
cc: @Javier 🐝 beBee @Juan Imaz @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood @John White, MBA
- Producer05/05/2016My 10-Point Plan For Career Success At Any AgeAnyone who wants to achieve lasting career success first needs a potent plan to find their place in the fluid 21st century workplace. This is Part 2 of my "Rapid Career Success Plan" -- which is especially applicable to Millennials (Generation Y)...
Comments07/05/2016 #23 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsI read it, shared it but did not thankk you @David B. Grinberg for this excellent post. So here I go. Avoiding the read is a mere loss to the reader.This is the kind of message that so many need to read, to know and to explore the opportunities that are available or unknown to them. A great post to audience of all kinds.
Your indelible influence on the posts you share is that of a good advisor, coach and writer. Thanks again.07/05/2016 #19 David B. Grinberg#18 Thanks so much, @Donna-Luisa Eversley, that really means a lot -- especially coming from a prolific blogger like you. I'm grateful for your positive feedback , which is always most appreciated! Moreover, I encourage all bees to check out your excellent blog. Have a wonderful weekend!06/05/2016 #14 Tausif MundrawalaI never came across someone who worked in US Congress. I have read innumerable articles about US Congress and its functioning. I was totally immersed in your post, you have dealt with the entire topic very beautifully by citing examples of your experiences. I liked your post in its entirety. I agree with you that we need to re-invent ourselves constantly in order to be competitive.06/05/2016 #12 Brian McKenzieIf I didn't have bad luck - I wouldn't have no luck at all. https://youtu.be/8AodHdQ4O_U
Which is why I prefer to work with Red Teams - I know how to break things well - I know how to bring havoc and mayhem to things. I see the break and fault long down the road - I know how to find, nurture, coddle, and launch the break for profit and entertainment. If I can't avoid bad luck - you are damn right that I am going to saddle it and ride it for all it is worth.
- Producer04/03/2017The Critical Importance of Mentors to Landing Your Dream JobMiguel de Cervantes, the 16th century Spanish novelist, poet and playwright, once said: “Believe there are no limits…”That’s exactly the type of positive mindset one needs to achieve big goals in life which may at first appear insurmountable....
Comments06/03/2017 #27 David B. GrinbergI appreciate your kind words and gracious support @Savvy Raj @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín @Doug Ales, many thanks! Mentoring is indeed important to career success, especially for a new generation of leadership (Millennials and Gen Z). That's not to say that mentors are absolutely essential to get ahead, but they definitely help immensely in learning new skills, refining old skills, networking and making new contacts within one's given field of work.
cc: @Milos Djukic @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee @Renée 🐝 Cormier @Katyan Roach06/03/2017 #24 Savvy RajGreat share of lessons in life and living .Loved the share of laughter bit! And your mention of the value of interdependence ...." It often takes marvelous mentors to achieve big career goals, especially at a young age. No one does it alone. @ @David B. Grinberg View moreGreat share of lessons in life and living .Loved the share of laughter bit! And your mention of the value of interdependence ...." It often takes marvelous mentors to achieve big career goals, especially at a young age. No one does it alone. @ @David B. Grinberg . Certainly sharing this on the hive Life snd living . Close06/03/2017 #23 David B. GrinbergMany thanks for sharing your important insights, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman @debasish majumder @Andrew Books. One thing's for sure: I had a lot more energy in my early 20s (lol). However, it really comes down to motivation and how badly one wants to achieve the goal they set, regardless of how far away it may appear at first.
As a Gen Xer, I think it's incumbent to mentor Millennials and their younger demographic cohort, Gen Z -- similar to how older generations mentored us. Thank you Boomers and WWII generation. (aka "The Greatest Generation" per journalist Tom Brokaw's book). The results of mentoring someone may indeed be game changing for those being mentored and also a fulfilling for the mentors. It's always nice to give something back.06/03/2017 #21 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI love this story @David B. Grinberg. Agree, hard work and determination do pay off. I would have never made it as a Respiratory Technician (no college), OJT- had it not been for certain mentors who taught me so much, things I never forgot and also encouraged the human side to surface when needed because it's such a stressful job. That job set the stage for many things in my life. Thanks for sharing your story, these stories inspire.06/03/2017 #20 Andrew BooksHave to love the drive and determination to get to where you wanted to be, David...buttressed by the fact that you did something no one thought possible. I've had mentors in my lifetime...some good, a few ...not so much. YOU could say I learned more about what not to do vs. what to do.....lesson learned all the same!05/03/2017 #19 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanI have had a few mentors throughout my career. I must say I learned a lot from them and carry their teachings with me today. Much of what I learned was specific to the insurance industry, however, there was also learning of a more personal nature. For example, how to do what I want to do with me. I was my biggest problem after my husband passed away.
So I buried myself in my work and listened intently to what was taught, This was my way of blotting out depressing thoughts. One of my mentors was one of my managers. I learned a lot from her and we went through some trying times when the portion of the company we worked for was bought out. She hired me, mentored me, promoted me and was the manager that performed my interview when I retired.
I love your story, David, and I agree mentoring is a great tool in helping others learn.05/03/2017 #15 Robert CormackWe all get a little "luck and timing," @David B. Grinberg. It's up to us to make the most of both. As the years wear on, though, luck and timing aren't nearly as important as experience. You can rely on the experience, but luck and timing tend to fade, and there comes a time when coincidences are few and far between. Experiences keeps you going, especially in writing. As long as you can write, you've got something. Thanks for the post.05/03/2017 #12 Warren Kellam#11 I think you're spot on with your ten point plan, David. Fifteen years ago I met the love of my life, and she has been my greatest mentor. I've had many, but she has been my anchor to all of the others. I'm a young fifty-five year old who recently obtained his dream of receiving a college degree. I was a terrible student in high school, whose only concern was to be done with sitting in a chair staring at a chalkboard. In my forties my wife saw my desire to learn and suggested I go to college and pursue my dream. At forty seven I enrolled in college and excelled to the top of my class obtaining a BA in sociology. Persistence, perseverance, and patience were my three P's. My wife taught me that anything is possible if you want it bad enough.
We probably wouldn't agree on politics, David. But I respect your accomplishments, writing skills, and tenacity. It's never too late to try something new, and your ten point plan is an awesome roadmap to get there. Well done.05/03/2017 #11 David B. GrinbergJust a note of thanks for taking the time to read and comment on this blog post. I appreciate everybody's valuable feedback. It's always interesting to learn about the mentoring experience of others @Claire L Cardwell View moreJust a note of thanks for taking the time to read and comment on this blog post. I appreciate everybody's valuable feedback. It's always interesting to learn about the mentoring experience of others @Claire L Cardwell @Jared Wiese, 🐝 adds VALUE & RESULTS @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt @Warren Kellam @Gert Scholtz @Wayne Yoshida.
Also, Warren, I agree with you that "there is much more to the equation" and would be grateful for your feedback on this https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dbgrinberg/my-10-point-plan-for-career-success-at-any-age Close05/03/2017 #8 Devesh 🐝 BhattGood people always come.along. i wasnt lucky to spend much working time under a mentor who shifted to Honeywell. She was my best boss and the only one to give me an experience letter, references and the only one who is doing great in life. Others just bombed despite amazing project successes.
But now, before the big leap in my profession amazingly she is back to guide me , well on the phone for now but things work out beautifully.
Having a mentor certainly saves a lot of timw and effort.05/03/2017 #7 Claire L CardwellAwesome stories @David B. Grinberg! I've had several great mentors over the years in my various careers. One of my first mentors is Dr Kim Bishop whilst I was studying at Kings College. Her humour, work ethic and kindness were truly inspirational. I used the only in-mail LinkedIn allowed me and got in touch last year. She's still amazing! One of my more recent mentors is a chap called Bob Percival (Uncle Bob) who is 82! His energy and boundless enthusiasm for life are really inspiring. Believe it or not his father knew my father in the early 50's in Hoylake. Uncle Bob's father ran the swimming club and my father was one of the top swimmers there and a lifeguard!
- Producer04/03/2017Is Networking Hard? Relax and Try ThisAs an introverted person, I am always intimidated by networking and other social events, which is one of the reasons why I practice public speaking and meeting new people as a volunteer LinkedIn instructor and career counselor.During these sessions,...
Comments06/03/2017 #26 Wayne Yoshida#24 Robert - Thank you. Yes, I know what you mean. But, people to people contact is important. And - more fun. Find something you enjoy doing, and share it with others - maybe my early interest in ham radio influenced this on me, it is traditional in ham radio for experienced "old timers" of any age - to help people. The fancy name for this is "mentoring."
Another example of re-inventing the wheel, I guess....06/03/2017 #24 Robert CormackEnjoyed this, @Wayne Yoshida Networking is hard, especially when you want to devote your time to writing, or thinking about writing, or writing about writing. The thought of interacting with people plays last, but I know it's an important component of being seen and heard. Thanks for posting.
- 02/03/2017Looks like an interesting event in Orange County, Calif. I'm going!Keeping Honda, Honda: A Study in Brand Managementwww.eventbrite.com Do not miss this exclusive event! Join fellow OC marketing executives as Tom Peyton, Assistant Vice President of Marketing for American Honda Motor Co. walks us through his experiences in steering a global brand through generational changes,...
- Producer27/09/2016Job seekers, surround yourselves with these 5 peopleIncreasingly more job seekers are opening up to me saying the hardest part of being unemployed is the emotional drain they feel. Some will tell me they've never felt worse in their life.Sure, money is an issue, but it's the fear, uncertainty, anger,...
Comments06/03/2017 #7 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThe types of people listed above, I surround myself with. When I was younger I allowed people to walk all over me because I was afraid to stand up for myself and others. I'm glad maturation and time fixed that! Welcome to beBee @Bob McIntosh View moreThe types of people listed above, I surround myself with. When I was younger I allowed people to walk all over me because I was afraid to stand up for myself and others. I'm glad maturation and time fixed that! Welcome to beBee @Bob McIntosh! Close01/03/2017 #5 Renée 🐝 CormierThose are the kind of people you should surround yourself with no matter what, in my opinion. I've come to the point in my life where I can no longer tolerate negative, depressing, unsupportive people around me, so I have systematically eliminated them from my life. Thanks for this post. I enjoyed reading it.01/03/2017 #3 Robert CormackI agree, @Bob McIntosh, it's easy to slip into negativity if it's all around you. I visited a friend who's establishing a B&B in a small town. Everywhere was hustle and bustle, yet I found out she'd had a tough year. Despite that, she up, confident, making lots of plans. It's always heartening when you see that. I've always said, it isn't about brains or connections or luck. More than anything, it's resilience.01/03/2017 #2 Wayne YoshidaExcellent post and good to see you here, @Bob McIntosh . When I went through "job transition" I tried to keep away from all the negative and bitter people I stated to meet. Negativity is so contagious, it only takes one person to kill an entire day or week or month. By avoiding those people and finding better people to hang around with - made the days and weeks much more productive.
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