- Producer28/06/2017How Do We Innovate In Our Company?Thanks Judit Lerch for translating in English !Original in Spanish: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/como-innovamos-en-nuestra-empresaInnovation in our Company Today is one of those days when 3 informal meetings with my team changed...
Comments28/06/2017 #21 Aaron 🐝 SkogenOne of the things I love most about beBee is the leadership of @Javier 🐝 beBee and @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín as they are continually working to improve the platform. They are also actively engaged with the users of the platform and uncompromising when it comes to development of a user centric platform that adds value to your branding. Sharing this latest from Javier! Good things are in the works!28/06/2017 #20 Wayne Yoshida@Javier 🐝 beBee @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín @Alberto Anaya Arcas @Noël De Castro - Under the direction of the leadership team, and the experts in the field and in the Office Spaces at beBee Hq., this is a big mission and great vision.
But one thing all of us - the users/members/Bees must remember - it is up to us to provide meaningful content, honest and openness in comments - both good and bad - to make beBee a success.
beBee is a tool, a platform, a meeting place - but nothing can be done without the contributions, comments and Buzzes of the members.
And let's not forget to mention @Juan Imaz !28/06/2017 #18 David B. GrinbergThank you for this important update, Javier. I completely understand that launching a revamped and improved social media platform is a huge project which you want to get right with millions or billions of eyes watching and scrutinizing everything via the worldwide web. However, I'm confident that the new version will be excellent and exceed expectations because "innovation" is your middle name! Moreover, the beBee team of engineers and everyone else is outstanding.
I think it's better to wait a little longer for exemplary results than rush something out which could still be further improved. I, like all ambassadors, have faith in you and your team, Javier. We all look forward with high hopes to this amazing launch in the near future.
I have a saying about how ambassadors feel about you: put simply, "In Javier We Trust."
VAMOSSSS!!!!!!!!28/06/2017 #17 Jerry FletcherJavier, I won't ask for a date. I know how nerve-wracking that can be in any software driven environment. I understand how we can get caught up in all the other problems and projects and suddenly we've missed a deadline. I owe someone at beBee all my ambassador info but between travel and clients have not gotten to it. It would be good to know specifically what is now planned. (And yes, when would be nice, too.)28/06/2017 #16 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeIt is evident that you @Javier 🐝 beBee and your dedicated team have the mindset to think creatively and to generate outstanding creative ideas that benefit the users. Equally impressive is your dedications to apply those ideas innovatively. You have the passion to do it and you shall succeed. beBee is different because it cares.28/06/2017 #3 Dean OwenI must say I am having doubts. I do hope beBee succeeds as it was a platform I chose and invested countless days and hours building my portfolio of articles that I pray will be available for my children to see in the years to come. i have given up on expecting a relevant feed. I have given up waiting for an ambassador contract having been an ambassador for close to a year, and having been made promises on more than 5 occasions that it will be ready shortly. I have given up eagerly anticipating when the new platform would be ready (the one that was supposed to be launched at the beginning of January). I have given up hoping for innovation along the lines of Tencent social media platforms that are way ahead of the curve. As such, I resign my ambassadorship, but still hope beBee will surprise with the new platform. One piece of advice - stop listening to social media expert for advice and talk to guys on the street. The mass users want a communication tool. A nice publishing platform will always be niche and if you continue on those lines, an IPO is remote. For the last time, please watch closely WeChat. They will soon be bigger than Facebook and for good reason.
- Producer25/06/2017The Leap of Faith: By the Grace of God Go II put in my notice at work a week ago Friday, when I realized the job was no longer serving me. Don't get me wrong, it's a great job, it just wasn't resonating with my soul. In fact, it was sucking the life out of me. It wasn't a decision that I...
Comments25/06/2017 #3 Harvey LloydThe human mind can take but so many balls to juggle. We risk dropping all the balls if we do not "Sharpen the Saw" (Steven Covey Habit Seven). The time we take to clear our minds and open up new self conversations that are unrelated to current conditions, strengthen the resolve of success.
Congratulations on the strategy and know that 100% effort in a clear direction is better than a divided focus.25/06/2017 #1 Yogesh SukalLeap of faith and follow passion. Nice article @Donna Wood
I have on quote from my Quoteful shots for this buzz.
In cyclic life, I will suggest unintuitive pause,
To understand cycle & get assigned with better cause.
Thank you for this buzz Donna.
- 23/06/2017This excellent article by Mitch Maiman applies to any position, not just engineering. Take a look:The Benefits of Hiring from Outside Your Industrywww.designnews.com Here are 5 reasons hiring managers should seek out engineers not from your specific niche...
- Producer19/06/2017How to Avoid Burnouts and Be Happy at WorkI don’t know if it’s just me but this winter and spring has absolutely destroyed me. Crazy working hours, no sun, junk food, countless cans of energy drinks and cups of coffee led to a big burnout and loss of any motivation. I realised that I need...
- 13/06/2017There are all kinds of rules when it comes to making a business lunch both productive and enjoyable . . . from who chooses the location, time and place to when to start talking business; from the question of should/shouldn't you have alcohol to the art of handling the bill. But the one rule you should ALWAYS heed: Have fun! Be yourself! There is a reason you're not in the office. You can accomplish quite a lot with business lunches, but you shouldn't lose sight of why they work so well: When people can relax and have a good time, they're more likely to open up, making it easier to strengthen a business relationship.
- 12/06/2017Communication at Any Office - What Does it Really Mean?If Your Boss Says He “Hopes” You’ll Do Something, Here’s What He Really Meanswww.fastcompany.com Former FBI Director James Comey testified today that Trump said he “hoped” he’d let the Flynn investigation go. Was that an...
Comments12/06/2017 #1 Phil FriedmanIt's time to tell President Trump that we aren't all just friggin morons. His remarks are oddly reminiscent of those my teenage daughters used to make when they were caught out doing something they shouldn't. New Hollywood movie in the making: Kindergarten President.
- Producer01/02/2017The 200 Characters That Will Make or Break Your beBee Profile Who are you? More specifically, what is your personal brand statement? If you are at a networking event and you are next in line to shake the CEO's hand, do you have an impactful statement about yourself that he or she would remember you by? On...
Comments06/02/2017 #23 Jared 🐝 Wiese ➡ I sell YOU. Fast!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.02/02/2017 #13 Jared 🐝 Wiese ➡ I sell YOU. Fast!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 :l02/02/2017 #12 Deb 🐝 HelfrichThis really is one of those important tidbits that we need to revisit on a regular basis, John. Lots of useful points to think about, especially for someone who can't complete a comment in under 3 paragraphs....
I need to work on my brevity.
(or did I just invent the personal brand statement carousel for those of us with multiple income streams ? :)
- 07/06/2017American Marketing Association, Orange County (Calif) Event --
Data Science and Marketing
Angelo Ponzi of Strategic Market Intelligence will lead a panel discussion among practitioners and users of big data.
When: Thursday, June 8 from 6 pm to 9 pm
Where: Yeti Society, 17280 Red Hill Avenue, Irvine, CA 92614
Comments02/06/2017 #6 Wayne Yoshida@Virag🐝 G. - thanks for this reminder. I hope the kids and even grown-ups who need this advice will take it.
One of my nephews (high school age, 16 yrs) has this attitude about work -- he has a lot of things he does not want to do this Summer.
When I was his age, I was glad to take just about any Summer job, from flipping burgers at a junk food place to cutting lawns in the neighborhood. Arg. I think I sound like my parents. . . a sign of getting older?
- Producer31/05/2017Create an Effective Team with these 6 StepsRecently I travelled to Moscow to work with a new leadership team. I had the pleasure of working with the CEO in another company and knew him to be an enlightened leader who understood the value of a top performing team. He had hired a...
Comments03/06/2017 #3 Alanea KowalskiThank you Jerry. I have worked with this assessment for over 20 years and the powerful results for the individual, the team and as a result the business are amazing. I also teach the "train the trainer" and it's so energising to watch people take it away to use with their companies. #101/06/2017 #2 Tannis LiviniukAlanea, thanks for sharing your insights. This alignment is a critical facet of team leadership that is so often overlooked. It's not just about hiring top performers. If your top performers can't work together, you won't make much headway. Like a 3-legged race, if everyone tries to go their own direction the whole team falls down.01/06/2017 #1 Jerry FletcherAlanea, Long ago and far away in Denver Colorado I was one of the test subjects for one of the earliest developments in the kind of assessments you speak of here. The impact of learning about yourself and the other members of a team can be life changing. I applaud you in the work you do.
- Producer29/05/2017Learning On The Go - Future LearnI love to learn new things, but who has time to sit in a classroom? Online learning opportunities abound. One that I've used several times now is at FutureLearn.com.Future Learn is an entirely free site chock full of useful courses on a variety of...
- Producer27/05/2017Dare Mighty Things“In the battle of life, it is not the critic who counts; nor the one who points out how the strong person stumbled, or where the doer of a deed could have done better.The credit belongs to the person who is actually in the arena; whose face is...
Comments29/05/2017 #5 Lori Boxer. . . and my favorite quote from President Roosevelt, from 1907, is as follows:
“In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American … There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag … We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language … and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”
Theodore Roosevelt 190727/05/2017 #1 Robert CormackEnjoyed the quote and the commentary, @Janet Lentz. Few people know that Roosevelt nearly died on an African safari with his son. He actually thought of shooting himself so he wouldn't hold up the rest of the group. This wasn't one of those expeditions where you ride around in an open-roofed truck. They hiked through some horrible terrain, jungles and swamps. Imagine what that was like for someone with asthma. Thanks for the post.
- Producer09/05/2017The Internet Is Manufacturing Idiots…Is beBee The Antidote?There are more words in the English language that are synonyms for ‘idiot’ than pretty much any other other word or term you can think of.Moron. Buffoon. Clown. Doofus. Asshole. Bozo. Dipshit. Fool. Halfwit. Dunce. Cretin. Imbecile. Flake. Dough...
Comments12/05/2017 #52 Phil Friedman#48 #49 #50 Thank you, Milos, for your exceptionally clear elucidation of several important issues. I agree with you that one of the main social problems with "mainstream" social media is that it represents itself as being a free and open platform for the expression of ideas and the exchange of opinion, but in reality is manipulated behind the scenes to create influential "trends" that can be monetized.
I have to admit that I am weary of the struggle against the illusion. And am working on completing the last piece I will likely ever publish on beBee about social media and beBee. "Busting Myths About View Counts... And Other Engagement Metrics". It's been a real effort not only to finish what is a very long article , but to resist completing it. And the struggle has just worn me out. Cheers!12/05/2017 #49 Anonymous#43 For example (see #43), some of the mainstream SM seeks to reassure users that education in academic institutions is a waste of time and money and that anyone can educate himself through courses, but payment of online courses is supposedly a wise investment. This idea is supported through a very subtle marketing that is carefully designed through selection of content and promotion of selected contents and people.12/05/2017 #48 Anonymous#43 Phil, my friend, mainstream is being what society thinks you should be and look like. This is one of the definitions. The most popular social media known as the mainstream media are responsible for what is called a mediated culture by sociologists or a content based on what majority wants to see and hear. However, this is often an illusion because there are imposition of favored content, authors and sources that are carefully selected and which are used for the transformation and reshaping of public opinion. This is also the reason for a lack of authenticity and self-organization on mainstream media, that is not characteristic for a young social media, such as beBee. Probably, this is the reason why a title of this article is "The Internet Is Manufacturing Idiots…Is beBee The Antidote?" Yes it is, believe it or not. The Internet is an idiot, but we are not. Currently, Bebe is a favorable place for the establishment of networks of excellence in selected professional branches, with the obligatory respect of a social aspect. Just my two cents.11/05/2017 #47 Jim Murray#41 @Simone Luise Hardt Connection done. I agree with you Simone, that we are in charge. I leave all my social media sites open, which really emulates the activity of the average person, so that I can see just what is happening to them, because that way I can write about it credibly.11/05/2017 #45 Marisa Fonseca DinizExcellent article @Jim Murray, unfortunately the virtual world, more than the real, goes through a wave of idiocy interminable. I think most people like to be idiots so they multiply everyday. That we beBee users be different and we can add daily more knowledge, logical, that will always have one or the other that will not understand the purpose of this network and migrate from the damnable here, that all of us know how to deviate from these beasts and not be influenced by them.11/05/2017 #42 Chas ✌️ Wyatt"Every Site Has Its Purpose"~ LI may be morphing back into its original purpose, but, I think that ground has been lost to sites such as Indeed; time will tell. Instagram fits like a glove for Facebook, thus, a smart acquisition for them. When I think of Twitter, I think of the synonym, chatter. Dare I say, you left out one new synonym at the beginning of your synopsis? Trump.11/05/2017 #41 Simone Luise Hardthahhahahahhahaa lol ;) Jim :) love your article ;) but just let me tell you this: you are the person who´s in charge of your social media platforms, if you don´t do automated stuff (at Twitter f.e. ;) so you should be able ;) to "control" what you see and/or read (or don´t want ;) there´s still (lol ;) a free will, yours ;) nobody forces you into "communicating" or dealing with your so called idiots if you don´t want to ;) besides having some idiots around isn´t that bad ;) if you want to have some laughs too :) occasionally ;) Have a great day today !
P.S. Would love to connect :) Seriously ;)11/05/2017 #40 Louise SmithBecause of Facebook idiocies and all the clients who come to me to resolve resulting self esteem & bullying issues, I was never interested in social media at all. I started on LI and fortunately found some serious souls (who also make jokes) and then naturally followed to beBee. I was annoyed with LI because I didn't get quite a lot of great posts from those I respected & followed. This still happens. BUT beBee is a breath of fresh air which is honey scented! Ironically some people I follow on beBee, I read on LI but never followed or had them as followers until now. Every platform has different and as @Phil Friedman stated below #23 "it is necessary to prioritize based on one's primary goals and objectives" when choosing what to participate on and how to get it to work for you.11/05/2017 #38 Phil Friedman#34 Paul, that is good to hear. It would be interesting to understand the cause(s) of the variance between your experience vs mine. It may be a clue that I've developed more than 3,500 followers on LI, most of whom are my colleagues in the Marine Industry.. cheers!11/05/2017 #37 Anonymous"Networks of Excellence" can be from any area of human knowledge and skills, and with a clear mission goals. Only then it is beneficial for all participants, and not only for the coordinator, who is then only a moderator, facilitator and inciter. This is my vision of a successful engagement in SM.11/05/2017 #36 AnonymousEach of us need to to build at least one "Networks of Excellence" NoE.
My "Network of Excellence (NoE) in Hydrogen Embrittlement" aims to strengthen scientific and technological excellence by developing an integrated and interdisciplinary scientific understanding of hydrogen degradation of engineering materials and their co-evolution with science, materials science, industry and society, and also by addressing the fragmentation of European and Worldwide research in this area. Its main objective is to enable an open and productive dialogue between all disciplines which study hydrogen embrittlement phenomena from any scientific or technological perspective and which in turn are being transformed by continuous advances in materials science and technology. I strongly believe in the spirit of open collaboration.
For now, this network of excellence has branches on LinkedIn, WorldPress,Twitter, beBee, Medium, Mendeley, ResearchGate, AcademiaEdu, CiteULike and Loop-Frontiers11/05/2017 #35 Anonymous#34 So @Paul Walters, everything is relative. I am glad to hear that. My main professional and business activities are outside of the mainstream SM. Despite this fact, my active and joint presence in numerous streets of an idiotic town called internet carries with it tremendous benefits both personally and professionally. And not just for me.11/05/2017 #34 Paul Walters#23 @Phil Friedman Since I started on beBEE my book sales have increased 20% ( and I dont even push them!) I have also been commissioned by no less than six airlines to wirte for their in flight journals so I guess ( unintentionallyl) beBEE is somehow working for me, far more than Linked in ever did
- 05/05/2017Maker Faire is coming. I always think about my Maker Heroine, Jeri Ellsworth around this time. Here's a great video about the Maker and Making process: "Fail and Fail Often"Secret to Learning Electronics - Fail and Fail Often Start making mistakes if you want to learn...
- 01/05/2017Martin Yate, CPC Executive Resume Writer - "Knock 'Em Dead" 2017 - beBook Kindle version - on sale for 99 cents (US)!
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- Producer30/04/2017Learning On The Go - PodcastsAs a professional leadership coach, I know that continuous learning is an essential part of everyone's career, whether you are just starting out or sitting in the C-Suite. Taking an interest in your personal growth benefits you and your employer.I...
- Producer30/04/2017120 BlinksAs I write this, April is coming to a close. But wait, April just started. Heck, 2017 just started. How did that happen? The months fly by so fast, before we know it, it's been a year. Or 10. Or 19. Which just happens to be the number of years since...
Comments02/05/2017 #17 Carla Taylor@Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Thank you for your kind words. And yes, seeing the best in everyone, loving unconditionally, recognizing that everything happens for us, not to us, knowing there is a purpose for everything that happens in our lives, is all part of Becky's legacy. #1002/05/2017 #15 Carla TaylorSara, I so appreciate your post and your point about fear-based urgency. It is very different from love-based urgency. Becky reminded me to approach everything with a positive, fiercely loving approach to seeing possibilities in everyone and everything, and not to stay in a limited mindset of "there's not enough time". There is always time to let others know they matter. #802/05/2017 #10 Lisa 🐝 GallagherHi @Carla Taylor, thank you for sharing Becky's story which obviously, intertwines with yours. I'm so sorry for your loss. It sounds like she was living life to the fullest (especially with the advice she gave you). I'm glad you both had such precious time together. It's great to read that through loss and pain you are able to find that rainbow too!30/04/2017 #8 Sara JacoboviciSo grateful to @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for bringing my attention to your buzz @Carla Taylor. Very powerful story and message. What is interesting is that the urgency in the Da Vinci quote relates to his message of doing; not just thinking or knowing but in the act of doing. It's an urgency that moves us. From this perspective it reinforces how today's sense of urgency is fear based, and that is what prevents us from moving forward. I am sincerely sorry for your loss. You honour your cousin Becky by writing your story. Wishing you strength during this difficult time.30/04/2017 #7 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#6 The beauty of great writing dear @@Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez is that you feel the story is yours and comments are also yours. Thank you for your wonderful reply. All credit goes to @Carla Taylor who moved us with her beautiful writing. Her story is ours as well.30/04/2017 #5 Carla Taylor#1 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Wow, thank you so much! I so appreciate your response. These are the words that flowed out of me at 3 am on a late Saturday night after an incredible week of success and reflecting that I can no longer share it with Becky, who I was just beginning to know this time last year.30/04/2017 #4 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#2 Thank you @@Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez and I am truly indeed happy to be connected with you.
This buzz is still overwhelming my mind. SInce reading the buzz I kept saying to myself "Becky parked her life in the park. This park should be turned into a public park filled with the flowers of the great memories of Becky and the ever-green trees of her standing memories.30/04/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeWhat originally made me pause to read this buzz is the mage cover. It reads "I have been impressed with the urgency of doing". Immediately the buzz of @Sara Jacobovici published few hours ago came to my mind because she discussed brilliantly the same urgency issue.
@Carla Taylor- you are a distinguished human and writer. This buzz is my first encounter with your mind and passion and I simply loved your buzz and the flow of your ideas. I am so sorry that you have lost your niece. You made me feel my hear burning with sorrow.
"Every minute we spend in fear or worrying is a minute we'll never have again"- your wisdom distilled in one great line.
- Producer28/04/2017How do smart people work less and produce more?Some people have the odd ability to complete all the things they do. And they keep their nights and weekends holy and still do more things than people who work 10 or 20 more hours a week than they do. A new Stanford study shows a fact about...
Comments02/05/2017 #4 Flávio Rodrigues Vieira#2 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Thank you very much, I'm glad that you have identified with the text, but it's exactly that, very different from being 24 hours working, it's being connected 24 hours, after all it's necessary in some cases like yours, but only in specific cases, After all, who wins is only you!29/04/2017 #2 Lisa 🐝 GallagherExcellent tips @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira! I think many can do this if they choose and that's why it's vital to follow these steps. There are some like my husband, who can't totally disconnect because he owns the IT/Networking Company and if something major goes wrong- well he's on call. It's a small company and that's why he is the person who gets called for major issues. Hard to hide from IT. He's pretty good about destressing over weekends when the workload has been met and no looming threats. But, there is always the unpredictable.
- 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...
Comments24/04/2017 #1 Sophie PerrinHi @Pradipna Lodh
Great buzz, thank you for sharing!
I'm Sophie, one of the Content Managers of beBee and I'm writing to you because we are betting on quality content and we will not allow accounts with a logo as their profile picture.
Please, take a look at this: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/fake-social-media-accounts-on-bebee-important-announcement
If you use your account as a business profile, you need to create your own 'Hive' that will allow you to add your logo or corporate photo, upload your content and then share it in related hives with your contacts and social networks.
If you have any question, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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!
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