- 27/10/2016WPD Factor (Wonderment, Passion and Drive)WPD Factor (Wonderment, Passion and Drive) Sara Jacobovici- "Go ahead. Bee passionate and change the world." Fatima Williams - “…we don't need to be an expert at something to make a change or do something different. All we need is the passion and drive to do something different .”
- Producer26/10/2016What Are Kids Learning From The 2016 USA Election Campaign, and What Parents and Teachers Can Do About ItWhat Are Kids Learning From The 2016 USA Election Campaign, and What Parents and Teachers Can Do About It By Robert BacalThe following appeared on the Building Bridges Between School and Parents Website. While it's about what our children may be...
Comments26/10/2016 #1 Praveen Raj GullepalliDear Bob...being on this side of the planet I was taken aback a few evenings ago when my kids - son 14 and daughter 19 - brought up the election over dinner. I was shocked to find the elder a demo and the younger a repo. Taking sides. I was totally at a loss for words as much as America seems to be at a loss for choice. I let them argue for a while...and steered the conversation to the chicken curry in a hurry! ;) Wifey was pleased to have the table discuss her cooking. Cooking is her trump card and any way the conversation was far from being hillarious ;)
- Producer27/10/2016Thursday's Thought: It Takes a Village . . . Are you familiar with the expression "It takes a village to raise a child"?Well, this is a quick story of a village that changed a life forever, although it isn't about a child.All my life I've been an introvert. I have always preferred my own...
Comments27/10/2016 #2 Deb HelfrichI can just feel the jubilation sparking off your words, @Susan Rooks. We change; it really is a rather remarkable quality. And I know our environments are so crucial to who we are.
I really resemble your remarks. I was a very introverted high schooler, I wanted out of my small town and got my diploma in 3 years, so that suited my tendencies. I just decided in college to be a little more social and I was for me, but my last two years were a very extroverted time for me. I didn't decide about that - it was environment and friends. I only really noticed how big the change was in hindsight. But then the effects of corporate cubicles allowed me to cycle back to being an introvert. I wanted to recharge alone after work. My favorite jobs, coincidentally, are the ones where I didn't NEED to recharge alone, an active social life came along with fulfilling work..... Interesting, huh?
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- Producer18/10/2016Nine Ways to Wonderful: How to create an engaging newsletterCompany newsletters are often a missed opportunity to build employee engagement. A boring, ugly, tedious read will never positively impact your culture. Here are a few tips to help make your company newsletter more interesting!Be inclusive. Dedicate...
Comments19/10/2016 #3 David B. GrinbergThanks for these helpful tips @Renée Cormier. I agree that a company newsletter can be an effective internal communications tool to enhance employee engagement, breakdown silos, promote collaboration across divisions, and boost morale. The only tip I'd add is to consider spotlighting an employee in each issue with a personal profile or Q&A interview to humanize it. Good buzz!
- Producer21/10/2016Supernova EternitiesAs I fast approach the first 100,000 reads of my Niume articles, there may be an explosion of activity from me as, counter-intuitively, I pause for thought.Indeed, I do need to spend some time today Gathering My Thoughts. Quite literally in...
- Producer18/10/2016Priming the PumpDefinition: to do something in order to make something succeed for example: covertly setting money in a tip jar before anyone else has left "real" tips in order to ease the flow of tips by making customers feel more at ease with the idea of leaving...
Comments19/10/2016 #25 John VaughanPart 1
There seems to be a fascination in with word-smithing 'advocacy' and 'influence'.
As becomes clear in the "Buzz" section of my article, there are LOTS of closely-related terms for LOTS of trendy socialNet marketing techniques. Many of them overlap - because they are so close in meaning, in intent, o The whole arena of dark-ish marketing remains something of a nebulous, moving target. How appropriate.
For simplicity's sake, I ask: "What is the intention of advocacy?"
A reasonable, short answer: "To influence."
What remains is ... branding.
You'll pardon me if I don't participate in the debate. "Techniques differ. Intent is consistent."19/10/2016 #24 John VaughanPart 2
Yes, @Sara Jacobovici, #10 the response stream on this article is *for the most part* pleasantly divergent from the usual knee-jerk beBee reaction. More on that later.
Kudos and sincere thanks to @Milos Djukic for laying some much-needed groundwork - and providing us with a lot of thoughful material (which deserves to be an article in its own right, Milos). Your support - both direct and indirect - has helped me get through some draining times here.
Sincere thanks also to @Phil Friedman for his longstanding support and well-reasoned arguments over a period of several very tough months in which beBee-as-a-socialNet-platform proved itself to be "not a welcoming or supportive environment for critical opinion."
Sadly, beBee's saccharine-but-toxic environment is not mere happenstance. It is policy. #21
We've still got a ways to go.19/10/2016 #22 Fatima WilliamsEvery buzz to me on beBee is new, has a different perspective and has something to learn from or is an experience that we can either have ourselves or avoid.
I take want I want and leave the rest behind. This is pretty interesting to read. Analysis is often reacted to as criticism. And criticism is usually perceived as being negative but if I may add its not by all and sometimes it ends up into constructive analysis IMO.
Priming the pump has some very detailed analysis which is pretty interesting and Thanks for sharing this with us @John Vaughan19/10/2016 #18 AnonymousYes @Phil Friedman, I am setting the initial tone for a rational discussion because the initial tone and many other tones within this post did not provide, not only the initial tone, but any chance for a rational discussion. I predict that this discussion is completed. And rightly so. We (nor anyone in social network) are not judges, nor are they accused. Period.19/10/2016 #15 Phil Friedman#9 Milos -- Pt II -- A general in the procurement division of the military who advocates for a particular contractor cannot say he or she is not being compensated simply because the promised compensation is in the form or a future payment to be made after that general retires from the military. Likewise, we cannot accept that beBee Ambassadors are not being paid simply because the promise is for future contingent compensation. Contingent future compensation is still a present incentive and influence.
The objection I have in general to influencer marketing (as opposed to what I term celebrity endorsement marketing) is that social media influencer represent themselves as providing independent third-party endorsement and opinion, whereas. in fact, they are secretly paid to say what they are saying. Social media natives do not seem to take exception to this deception, but I do, and so do genuinely ethical journalists. That is why some paid-for content is clearly labeled as "advertorial" --- paid advertising composed to look like, and give the impression that it is pure editorial.
Although it may not be my place, I would like to make the following suggestion for avoiding in the future potential blowback over the advocacy marketing that beBee is very clearly pursuing: beBee ownership and management have made the terms of being a beBee Brand Ambassador pretty clear --- in several articles that have been widely distributed. I, therefore, suggest that all potential misperception as to what is going on when, for example, a beBee Ambassador goes on to LinkedIn to advocate for beBee, is to simply ALWAYS identify his or her position as a beBee Brand Ambassador. This could be accomplished by adding "beBee Brand Ambassador" to one's name in one's profile. That way no confusion could possibly arise. And this would also protect beBee in the marketplace. IMO.19/10/2016 #14 Phil Friedman#9 Milos, thank you for all of the references. The list is long, and I personally am missing the relevance of several of the citations, including my own. And I am not at all sure that this discussion can ultimately move in a comfortable direction. And I would highly recommend that anyone interested read relevant material and draw his or her own conclusions.
That said, the piece by Nigel of Qube Media on advocate versus influencer marketing is, to my mind, on point for at least one of John's observations:
"Advocates generally have less [sic] followers and fans on social media websites than influencers. Therefore, harnessing the power of advocates at scale - recruiting hundreds - is vital to success ... Influencers are mainly defined as people who have a large online following on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Influencers often make a living from their online influence - they spend time and money building their online profiles and enter into commercial relationships to promote brands." (Nigel, Qube Media)
Even this definition of the difference between advocacy and influencer marketing is insufficient to capture the beBee case, to wit: 1) Most beBee Brand Ambassadors do not under the above definitions seem to qualify as Influencers. 2) In most respects, most Ambassadors appear to fall within the definition for "advocates". 3) With the exception that they are all being paid, except for those who have stated formally that they relinquish any current or future claim to contingent future compensation. continued... pt II19/10/2016 #11 Renée CormierJohn, you say, "Much of beBee's content, engagement, and promotional "buzz" is created by people who have (or believe they have) an equity stake in the enterprise." @John Vaughan, I am not sure how you came to that conclusion. I am a brand ambassador and you certainly never asked me if my time spent on beBee had anything to do with beBee's indication that there "may" be a financial stake in the company for me. It doesn't, by the way. I haven't met an ambassador yet, who actually applied to become one. I know I didn't. To the best of my knowledge beBee brand ambassadors are completely surprised to learn of their status. Being appointed is really only the result of already being engaged and supportive of the community. I have been actively publishing here since July. Most of my posts are from past blogs, so I already have lots of content to work with. I participate in discussions, like this one because that is the kind of person I am. My stuff gets circulated because people read it and like it. I am pretty certain that beBee admin supports the work of all active contributors, regardless of their status, provided they actually find it relevant. I have a few posts that did not get widely distributed, even after becoming an ambassador, so I think you can't really state that there is an agenda to vigorously promote the work of ambassadors. It seems you don't know anything for sure, but you claim to have done research. Maybe you need to dig a little deeper. @Javier beBee, what are your thoughts?19/10/2016 #10 Sara JacoboviciWell done @John Vaughan. You produced a well written and informative article and a catalyst for an important discussion. I am also grateful to see that its first response came from @Milos Djukic who transcended the potential predicted types of responses you suggested.19/10/2016 #9 AnonymousSome additional resources, part III:
11. Are you an Influencer or an Opinionator?, post by @Randy Keho:
12. "What is beBee ? Why is beBee disrupting the current model of social media ?", post by @Javier beBee:
13. "Building Engagement on Social Media", post by @Phil FriedmanPhil Friedman@Phil Friedman:
14. "CLIQUE", post by @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015:
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@karen-anne-kramer/clique19/10/2016 #8 AnonymousSome additional resources, part II:
6. beBee post by @John White, MBA, "My take is that celebrities offer very little value on social media." - John White, beBee post by @John White, MBA and discussion: https://www.bebee.com/content/753412/758061
7. "Influencer marketing in social media and networks... YES or NO?" beBee post by Milos Djukic and discussion: https://www.bebee.com/content/709027/708464
8. "The Fractal Ambassador" beBee post by @Ali Anani and discussion:
9. About The UNfluencers" group, beBee post by @Charles David Upchurch and discussion:
10. "My World of Bees, Buzzes & Honey" beBee post by @Fatima Williams and discussion:
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@fatima-williams/my-world-of-bees-buzzes-honey19/10/2016 #7 AnonymousSome additional resources, part I:
1. "WHAT IS INFLUENCER MARKETING?", beBee post by @Luisana Cartay and dicussion:
2. "I Wish, I Wish for... a Perfect Publisher" beBee post by @Phil Friedman and discussion:
3. "On the countries of beBee", beBee post by @Gert Scholtz and discussion:
4. “Why Future Business Leaders Need Philosophy”*, beBee post by @Sara Jacobovici and discussion:
5. "Why I’m on beBee? Who am I?", beBee post by @Qamar Ali Khan and discussion:
- Producer14/10/2016India-Once Golden Sparrow still believes Infertility a Taboo! Why? #InfertilityNotATabooHello Everyone,A day prior I was introduced to a noble cause, it was a Blogging Contest to raise awareness regarding Infertility.I at the same moment decided to write about it, not because I was interested in the price money but because it is a...
Comments16/10/2016 #6 Sushmita Thakare Jain#4 @Amina Alami was not aware of the situation regarding the issue in Morocco. We must support women, mostly emotionally. Society has always been more tolerant towards men and inferiority is always what we have been facing from a long time. Women must come together to fight back for themselves.16/10/2016 #5 Sushmita Thakare Jain#3 @Donna-Luisa Eversley sadly it's the truth in this part of the world and it's high time we need to come together and take a stand, it's time to change what is wrong. Life is about helping and supporting our families and friends it's not about leaving them alone when needed the most.16/10/2016 #4 Amina AlamiThank you for bringing up this sensitive issue Sushmita Thakare. Women infertility is still a taboo in many other developing countries including Morocco. Women who can't have children are considered to be incomplete and a curse to the family. They feel embarrassed and ashamed, and have to bear terrible injustices. But, on the filp side, society seems to be more tolerant of men infertility.In these countries, women are still inherently inferior to men. It's high time that we took a stand!16/10/2016 #3 Donna-Luisa EversleyA worthy and Noble cause @Sushmita Thakare Jain. It is very sad that women can be treated as chattels and inferior because they want and desire an independent mind and an opportunity to think. It is a difficult culture to accept and even try to understand. I stand in solidarity with your cause. You are more than able , to be a mother when the time is right. It is even more sad that adoption is not treated as an excellent alternative . There are so many children who need to be cared for and loved. My heart breaks...I feel your emotion in my own way. #hugs
- Producer10/10/2016the US Presidential Debate : AnalysisThis is a verbatim post from US journalist Dan Rather's facebook page. I'm sharing it here because I believe that it's a fairly accurate assessment of the event, in the context of our larger situation. "I am not sure it is possible to truly put...
Comments12/10/2016 #33 John Vaughan#32 "What Difference At This Point Does It Make...?" asks @Albert Gibel, asking and answering his own question. Followed by a frothing-at-the-mouth litany of the Same Old Stuff: Ad hominem labels, cherry-picked misleading, unjustified and unverified factoids, and accusations that have already been investigated-multiple-times-and-dismissed (only to be re-litigated ... and re-litigated ... and re-litigated ...)
I realize that this stuff is your life's blood, Albert, but it really has very little to do with the substance of this article. I sincerely suggest that you publish your arguments as a separate, dedicated article where they can be discussed on their merits. In the meantime, please try to focus your observations in this Comment thread on the topic at hand.12/10/2016 #32 Albert Gibel#31 "What Difference At This Point Does It Make...?" was Hillary's answer when asked in Congressional Hearing about the murders of Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Ty Woods, and Glen Doherty. The Butcher of Benghazi, Hillary Rodham Clinton, has blood on her hands.
600 (six-hundred) requests for additional security were sent by the Benghazi Embassy to the U.S. State Department during the 8-month period leading up to the murders. ALL REQUESTS FOR ADDITIONAL SECURITY WERE DENIED.
AMERICA WANTS A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR - More than 2/3 or 71% of Americans want a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Hillary Rodham Clinton remains under (3) Criminal Investigations.
1) Perjury Lying Before Congress
2) Presidential Primary Voter Fraud
3) Clinton Foundation Bribery Of Government Officials
Regards.12/10/2016 #31 Chas Wyatt#30 Ask Glenn Beck~
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/glenn-beck-hillary-clinton_us_57fc695be4b0e655eab7435112/10/2016 #24 John Vaughan#18 "a flash" sez @Jared Wiese
That's actually Rod (*ahem*) SERLING
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_Serling12/10/2016 #19 Phil FriedmanThe issue of who "won" the debate is a red herring of the highest magnitude. The fact is that Trump demonstrated for the umpteenth time that he iss the paragdigm megalomaniac by insisting that he, and he ALONE can fix what's wrong with this nation's economy and political structure. Without providing even the barest outline of how he plans to do it. Every time he was asked for even a hint of his plans, he responded with "Well, Hillary hasn't done it in 30 years, so it's time for a change." Or with, "Well, something has to be done, and I am the only one who can do it." Even more chilling was his threat to "put Hillary Clinton in jail". Our policial system has survived all these years because of the accepted principle of peaceful transition of power, and refraining from jailing losing candidates and political enemies. To overtly move away from that principle not only shows Trump does not understand the underpinnings of US democracy, but also that he is an authoritarian who could easily morph into a dictator, and a true and present danger to this republic. I hold no book for any of the current crop of Wahsington politicians (except for Bernie Sanders, who gets it), but to my mind the highest order of priority at this point is to keep Trump out of office.
- Producer09/10/2016Middle AgeI am either having a mid-life crisis or just one of my usual nervous breakdowns or maybe both. It’s been really ugly. I’ve been really ugly. I know the usual nervous breakdown part started with the holidays but the middle-aged crisis started...
Comments15/10/2016 #15 Shelley Brown@Lisa Gallagher Thanks so much for your lovely sentiments. It's funny, I remind myself the same thing. I bought myself a dozen roses the other day. Miss connecting regularly but sucked up by the corporate vortex. Hope you are well. I have never met you and I know you are beautiful because of your spirit.13/10/2016 #14 Lisa Gallagher@Shelley Brown, you are lovely both on the inside and out. I think women really tend to be hard on themselves. I'm sort of going through something similar right now, so I can relate. I keep trying to remind myself that I do not choose friends etc... based on their looks. I'm attracted to others based on how they treat others. I'm attracted to others who accept me for who I am. I think it's good to remind ourselves to accept who we are and where we are in life. Even give ourselves a big high five once in a while!!11/10/2016 #11 Laura Mikolaitis@Shelley Brown, you are beautiful both on the inside and out. It radiated when we first spoke so many months ago and it shines in your writing. Embracing our naked self is challenging, as we've discussed in posts before and we can often get sidelined and side tracked. I struggle with it myself - letting my outside guide my inside. But we are more than what meets the eye - underneath we are strong, intelligent, vulnerable, and caring human beings. We are flawed, but who isn't? I so, so love this post and I love that you've let your vulnerability shine through. You are an amazing person, Shelley and I am glad that we crossed paths. Here's to embracing all that we are!10/10/2016 #8 Praveen Raj GullepalliA beautiful confession! I think the word ACCEPTANCE too belonged in that list at the end ;) Most of us, if not all, would eventually have to look in the mirror and perceive not just one's imagined reflection, but reality - pleasant or not. I think it is the hardest to accepts oneself as we are...as we have been made...and it might take years or even lifetimes! For the real life begins then. When you learn to work within the limitations and strive to overcome them and use the situation to the best advantage. LOL yeah, Madonna sure gave some a boner...but it was a goner for me when i read somewhere (mind you, no way for me to validate!) that when she got started she had noticeable B.O. and B.B. ...underarm hair suspect in the former issue. Still love her heartshaped face...and some of those old numbers...all this reminds me of another contemporary of hers - Cyndi Lauper with her squeaky cuteness fun overload...Time after time...Thanks Shelley Brown, for reminding me of the dark moments in my life that I outgrew only after accepting that though it is inspiring to dream, it is healthy to accept reality.10/10/2016 #7 Chas Wyatt@Shelley Brown, it is all relative. I remember when "Like a Virgin" came on the radio waves, because someone I worked with was enthralled with Madonna, and at the time it made me wince. But, my co-worker thought Marilyn Monroe was still alive and couldn't understand why she dressed like she was living in the 50's- go figure. I couldn't help it; I had to pop her bubble. I eclipsed "middle-age" a long time ago, although I may look a good ten to 15 years younger than most of the people I meet around my age; I still have long dark hair, well, there's some smoke on top of the chimney, but, I certainly don't expect to live to 120 and my body is starting to tell me that I'm not as young as I think I am. Madonna may be one thing, but, how's this?- Gwen Stefani just turned 47. "Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul." ~Samuel Ullman.09/10/2016 #1 Deb HelfrichPerhaps gratitude comes in smelling for rabbits.....inhabiting primal urges can put aside all the layers of accumulated thought. Unfortunately, the honest truth is you will forget to revel in a sunset, but our big brains are there to help us remember to turn them off of societal-based thinking as often as we can remember.
I just saw a video of two vocal geniuses, wearing every bit of the ravages of age they had experienced, throwdown simply for the joy of still being alive.... the year he died - Rick James and Teena Marie. I am moved precisely because of how unpolished the whole proceeding is. Nothing to judge here, just something to experience.
- 08/10/2016CAN SHY PERSON BE A LEADER AT ALL?
Comments09/10/2016 #29 Phil Friedman#28 Lada, speaking for myself and @Gerald Hecht, we are overjoyed to find another devotee of the Wisdom of Chung King, whose wise words can feed one's soul.
I think, moreover, that you have offered great insight into your own question, when you say that you "... prefer working alone, where it is possible, and spending time with my family or the closest friends." I suggest that we need to distinguish between being socially shy and being an introvert. I agree that introverts and extroverts exist on a continuum, but would like to suggest that the differences between them are in terms of how they approach life.
At the extreme end of introversion, I would put a religious monk who seeks above all personal spiritual peace, even withdrawing from the world to achieve it. At the other end, I would place a world statesman (not politician) who is not content unless leading the world to a better existence. These differences are independent of being either socially shy or outgoing and gregarious.
To your original question, in order to lead, one has to somehow interact with the world. Which means overcoming social shyness, to some extent. However, one must also be to some extent an extrovert, at least to the extent of seeking to have impact in the world.
I hope that in the spirit of Chung King, this is not too many words to be understood. Cheers!09/10/2016 #28 Lada Prkic#23 Phil, I expect nothing less of you than such eloquent comment. :) Although it appears that the discussion is driven by the graphic, its purpose has only been in drawing attention to the article.
People come in many shapes and colours but also with many different states of mind. Not all introverts or shy people are the same, as there are many grades and shades.
Speaking in general, there are some properties which characterize certain group of people, including shy and introverted. I don't like to theorize about it and can speak only for myself.
I'm a great listener who truly listens and absorb what has been said.
Being an introvert doesn’t mean I want to hide in a dark place deep underground. I'm fully functional manager who just prefer working alone, where it is possible, and spending time with my family or the closest friends.
However, if I had been remained shy and taciturn, I don’t think I could carry out my managerial tasks. I concur with @Vincent Andrew's comment.
But sometimes being taciturn has its advantages, like Chung King said: “Multiplying words may actually multiply the probability of being misunderstood so, we should be as wise as taciturn.” 🤐09/10/2016 #24 Robert BacalOne of the Psychological theories on I-E (Don't know how current it is), is that Introverts have a higher level of arousal internally, and so don't seek out additional external stimulation, while extroverts are the opposite. To reach the optimal level of arousal, they need external stimulation.
So Introverts can be overwhelmed (overstimulated) by people, noise, too much itneraction,, trying to multitask, while extroverts become bored, restless, etc without that stimulation.
Shyness may be a "symptom" of being overstimulated, but it's more likely orthogonal, since it can be a result of many things besides being introverted.
Does any of this match up with the issue of shy leaders?09/10/2016 #23 Phil Friedman#19 Lada, to answer your question, and since it appears that the discussion is driven by the graphic, I refer only to it, although the article itself is much more substantial.
Only point #1 actually answers the thematic question, which is how does (can) an introvert lead. Points #2 and #3 are simply posit about the nature of introverts, with which I disagree.
Introverts do not in my experience necessarily operate at a deeper level of discussion. Indeed, their introversion often gets in the way of genuine exchange of ideas and opinions.
Moreover, introverts do not in my experience necessarily listen more closely than other. Indeed, they may be too consumed with discomfort in the context to truly listen at all.
Being quiet is not the same as being reflective. And being open and outspoken is not the same as being consumed with the sound of one's own voice. However much some "introverts" might like to think so.
Can introverts lead? If that means affect the direction of process and contribute to positive outcomes, then yes, positively. 1) By interacting one on one, 2) by using non-face to face means of communication, 3) by stellar example and strength of intellect, and 4) by learning to trust others more, which is the real hallmark of teamwork.
In the words of Chung King, "Mistake not silence for depth of thought, nor open and honest expression for boastfulness." (Second Scroll, circa 650 AD). @ @Gerald Hecht.09/10/2016 #22 Lada Prkic#2 Dear Deb, I always enjoy reading your comments. I am in agreement with you about the importance of being aware who we are and what we are capable of becoming, or what we want to achieve in life. I share this article because, inter alia, it has link to Susan Cain's website on the Quiet Revolution movement and a real power of introverts. I recommend reading the Thomas Deakin’s story.
My question was set up because the visual title refers to shy leaders, but the explanations are related to introverts. Being shy and introverted is a lethal combination. 🤐 I am an introvert person and I was also shy in my younger days, but I’m not shy anymore. When I realized that my shyness would affect my career I forced myself out of my comfort zone and found a way to cross over the obstacles. Now, when I look back and see how far I’ve come, I know that it has been the right decision.
I also believe that leadership come in many shapes and sizes so, introvert people can be successful leaders. I'm still an introvert and that's something I wouldn't want to change. Like Thomas Deakin said in his story, “Introverts are simply the other, quieter side of the human coin.”09/10/2016 #21 Vincent Andrew'Can a shy person be a leader at all?' I think shy people make good informal leaders Lada. I say this because in my context shy people do not receive the attention they deserve perhaps because it may seem they may have nothing or little to contribute (as judged by their quietness or reservedness) when in fact they 'tend to listen more closely' and as a result they 'are better able to synthesise information and respond more effectively'. I would also argue they can be good formal leaders although they may need some opportunities to develop into a more confident person leading a larger group of people. Interesting buzz!09/10/2016 #20 Deb Helfrich#10 Your opinion as to whether people read the graphic and/or the article is not a truth. You were, in fact, the first person to comment entirely off the topic Lada introduced which was about whether introversion and shyness are interchangeable words, not about reading comprehension on the internet.09/10/2016 #16 Lada Prkic#7 #11 Dear @Milos Djukic and @Phil Friedman, I was a little surprised by your comments about references. I shared the original article with original visual from the article and my question for discussion. What further reference is needed? The name of author is on the top of the article. Regards and cheers! :-)09/10/2016 #15 Lisa Gallagher#6 And, here's one for the introverts, I wish my last manager would have been one. "Introverts are more likely to let talented employees run with their ideas, rather than trying to put their own stamp on things,” she added, “and they tend to be motivated not by ego or a desire for the spotlight, but by dedication to their larger goal.”
Not sure if I have a term for my last manager ;-)09/10/2016 #14 Lisa Gallagher#5 Couldn't agree more @Michele Williams, I know quite a few, they are calm, listen well and most certainly help others to find answers when facing complex situations. I hope my response below is understood for what I meant, I was answering @Lada Prkic's question above and replying to her first post about shy people, not introverts. As she said, they differ.09/10/2016 #13 Phil Friedman#11 Milos, I agree, although in this case, the author's byline is right at the top of the article, immediately visible if you click through to read it. So I personally understand fully why Lada might not have included it in the share. It seems that only on social media and in politics do participants believe it unnecessary to read something before commenting on it.09/10/2016 #9 Deb HelfrichWell, Phil, whenever someone is ready to write an article about the argumentraverts versus insultroverts.... we will clearly be able to refer them to someone with a fantastic overlap of both relatively elusive personality types. With all due respect, satire obviously intended.#7
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Comments13/10/2016 #52 Lisa GallagherI want to visit Seville! My son and husband went to the Canary Islands, over to Tenerife and golfed. On the way back they had a layover in Scotland and my husbands luggage was lost. We never got re-imbursed and they never found it. They had fun though and wow- the photos were astounding. After seeing this again, Wow- so many beautiful places to visit in Spain @Javier beBee, I think I would need 3 weeks to take all that I'd want to see :))08/10/2016 #47 Lisa Gallagher#46 Each day I become even more excited when I log on @Javier beBee, I didn't know that would be possible!! I'm going up to a friend's home in the next week to do a live buzz of her horse farm (it's very large) and she has an acre of blueberries she grows we are going to video too. It's beautiful where she lives and it's only 15 minutes from me but about 6 miles up the hill, the Alleghenies are at her backdoor!
- Producer06/10/2016Visiter Marrakech en 3 joursCes derniers jours j’ai pas mal publié de photos de Marrakech, donc j’ai finalement décidé de faire un article pour vous parler de mon expérience dans cette magnifique ville.Un ami voyageur, Gérard ne m’en disait que du bien, j’ai donc fini par...
Comments08/10/2016 #8 Pamela L. WilliamsIt is for posts such as this that I love Google Translator! It has it's issues but I can still be taken on magical trips to foreign lands. I enjoyed the tour of the old city and the food looked delicious! I love couscous, it's one of my favorite pastas. Thank you Sophie for taking us on this wonderful adventure in the Marrakech.08/10/2016 #6 Dean OwenWhat a fantastic article on a magical city. Jemaa el-Fna is just incredible. I could spend whole days watching the snake charmers and trying to get photos without people demanding money from me! The tanneries? All I can say is bring nose plugs! I love Villa des Orangers if you are looking for a place to stay on your next trip. You might enjoy this - https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dean-owen/the-last-harem
- Producer03/10/2016One Person Can Make A DifferenceKind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. ~Mother TheresaRain, intense torrential rain. I was in Halifax, sitting in wall to wall traffic, my car was being buffeted by high velocity winds and pelted by the...
Comments06/10/2016 #39 Laura MikolaitisA beautiful story about random kindness, strangers and the intersections that present us with opportunities to do good. Thanks, @Paul Kearley for sharing this. We shouldn't need so many reminders to stop, take a breath and practice kindness, but many times we do. Myself included. I really love this post and I am so glad that I had a few minutes to read it and contribute to such a wonderful conversation in the comments.05/10/2016 #38 Franci Eugenia HoffmanThis post is enlightening. We seem to live in a world of hurriedness and impatience, not stopping to give someone a hand. "You can make more friends in 5 minutes by being interested in others than you can in five years by trying to get them interested in you." is a great quote by Carnegie, one we should live by.04/10/2016 #35 Lisa Gallagher#28 @Paul Kearley, "The hurrier I go, the behinder I get." Love the quote your grandmother used! Sounds like something my Scottish Grandmother would have said. And, well said below, "The best way to convey these is to "Be" these lessons." I think focusing on patience is part of the lesson. Patience of the mind can clear the mind so we are able to think on a deeper level and consider others as well.04/10/2016 #34 David LisleI think this story speaks volumes about what is still right with our society. As @Charles David Upchurch points out our old heroes don't cut the grade anymore. But this story is about the little heroes that have always been with us and are people whose habit we do well to imitate sincerely. Thanks @Paul Kearley.04/10/2016 #32 Charles David UpchurchI hope we can convey these lessons to coming generations.
The old heroes have turned into villains, and today's superheroes are no longer inspiring greatness of spirit, nor traits like patience and acceptance.
Random acts of kindness and paying it forward happen most, and happen best, when we are not so absorbed with ourselves that we cannot see and act compassionately towards our neighbors' needs.04/10/2016 #30 Aaron Skogen#29 No, I would agree. I simply will not take credit for that which is not mine :-). Also, this post will run on my twitter feed several times per day for the next five days using the #kindnessReigns2016 hashtag (and a few others)! Have a great day Paul and thanks again for a great post!04/10/2016 #28 Paul Kearley#23 @Lisa Gallagher even though I know how I SHOULD be, I am often faced with situations where I am in a hurry and someone is in my way and I "toot my horn" when I know better. I retold that piece to remind me again of a quote my grandmother used to say: "The hurrier I go, the behinder I get". Timeless. Since that incident a month ago, I have repaid this kindness a couple of times. I think it would be great to have some kind of record as to just how many people stop and think and respond positively as a result of this post. #KindnessReigns201604/10/2016 #23 Lisa GallagherWhat a great story you shared @Paul Kearley! Admirable man. I might have sat honking my horn too. I have a feeling the healthcare professional in me would have kicked in and I might have gotten out of my car to make sure she wasn't having a heart attack or something of that nature. He was smart, and in tune. Poor woman was having anxiety. I think we can all miss opportunities to help but when we see someone else help another, it's a good reminder to stay alert to the needs of others. I'm working on patience the older I get!04/10/2016 #22 Deb HelfrichI wanted to save this for awhile and it was well worth the anticipation, @Paul Kearley. I used to be the impatient type, especially behind the wheel, as driving comes naturally to me. After reading this eye-opening story, I doubt I will forget that there is another option.
- Producer01/10/2016Do you want to search or find?When someone buys a book or attends a training class often they will later say: "I did not learn anything new." "I knew all of that." Some people get even annoyed when you tell them something they already knew. "Tell me something new."And when you...
Comments15/10/2016 #58 Donna-Luisa Eversley#57 @Aurorasa Sima, I'm 47, seeing that we are disclosing age here hahaha...don't worry, I'm pretty sure, for the right motivation you will party all night. Maybe you should come to Trinidad for carnival next year...and you can join a band and put on a costume to dance in the streets with 100,000 gaily decorated masquaraders. I can promise you will enjoy it so much, when you can't stand on you feet for days, it will be worth it 😀😉15/10/2016 #55 Franci Eugenia Hoffman#54 When I was 46, I partied with the best of them. I still party with the best of them and I am 71. Life is not a dress rehearsal. it's the real thing so I want to live it to it's fullest.
I read a variety of posts, some more deep than others. Variety is the spice of life, you know.14/10/2016 #54 Aurorasa Sima#53 You know what I noticed ... I´m 46 now. I told someone: "Oh, no. I can´t party through the nite anymore. Too old for that, I need my sleep". Then I thought about it. In reality, I felt like cra.... the next too, when I was young. I just did not care.
It does not apply to all changes but to many. Carelessness is an important happiness skill. I´ve currently lost mine a little bit, I´ll get it back. Maybe you have just not been attempting to read so many so complex posts or something. Your light is bright (:11/10/2016 #49 Lori Boxer@Aurorasa, almost every point you make in your post ‘spoke’ to me as relates to my business and my interactions with weight loss clients.
You say you often hear “I knew all of that.” I wish I had just $1 for every person who, either when they call for the first time and we have a shorter initial chat or when they come in for a longer consultation and I talk to them about a whole range of health-related/obesity-related issues will say, “Yeah, I know all that” . . . and sometimes in a flippant sort of way as to cut me off.
Your response is, “So, are you using the knowledge.”
My response always is, “So, how did knowing it all work out for you, eh? I don’t see that it has.”
You write, “Most people perceive only things that are new to them as interesting. The danger is that they never dig deep into a topic.”
In my world, too many overweight and obese people (a) don’t want to stick with any quick-fix diet too long because they can’t, and they move on to something new . . . the next quick-fix, the next scam, the next easy-out, etc., always searching and searching for the ‘magic’ pill or potion and (b) they, too, almost never want to dig into the topic of why they became overweight/obese in the first place.
There’s more comparisons I can make between what you wrote and my experiences, and you have inspired a topic for me to write about in one of my next blogs (and due credit will be given!). Thank you for the thought-provoking post. I appreciate it.11/10/2016 #48 John RylanceIn answer to your question Aurorsa, I want to search and find, even if it is only what I already know/do. Similarly I want to continue to search, once I think I have become a master. Basically to continue to refine/add to what I already know. Aim to be a Master Searcher.
- 02/10/2016Morning Ritual Affirmations For Changing Your Life Get Morning Ritual Mastery: http://www.morningritualmastery.com In this video, Stefan share with you some morning ritual affirmations that will change your...
- Producer13/09/2016In Defence Of Funny Muslims & Other Hilarious PeopleIs there anything funny about Muslims? Can you say anything about them and not have them, you know, burn down the city in violent protest?Apparently so, on both counts, because Canadians laughed through five seasons of the old CBC show Little Mosque...
Comments03/10/2016 #13 Nicole Chardenet#3 Hi Donna-Luisa, over the weekend I was reading articles about misogyny and white male reaction to Hillary Clinton and how we're going to hear the word 'bitch' used far more often in the coming years (let's be real, she's gonna win...) And one article suggested that it's time for forward-thinking women to reclaim the word 'bitch'...particularly after Tina Fey's sketch on Saturday Night Live re Clinton where she said, "Bitches get stuff done." We're in for as much misogyny in the next four years as we've gotten for racism in the last eight...it's time to meet the easily-emasculated with a grin and a smirk rather than a raised fist ;)03/10/2016 #12 Nicole Chardenet#4 Thank you Dean, your support is much appreciated! As someone already pointed out - and as I realized myself as I uploaded the post a few weeks ago - it's not the timeliest story on beBee. I'd actually intended for it to cover more than Little Mosque, which ended production a few years ago, but it just kind of took over. I have been thinking lately of political correctness and how the right is correct (to a certain degree) when it claims PC is ruining political discourse. I've felt that way for years, and I think it's time for some pushback.03/10/2016 #11 Nicole Chardenet#6 Some people use "humour" as a cover to just be nasty, and then accuse the victims of being thin-skinned. It does vary in the eyes of the beholders (or the targets), and some folks for sure are too sensitive, and I think we've catered enough to the thin-skinned, who sometimes really do need to grow up a little. There may be some future honey from me on this...03/10/2016 #10 Nicole Chardenet#7 Hey Lisa, if you can't find it on Netflix it may be available elsewhere. We need to start challenging the easily-offended, though. Humour is a great way to mend fences and make ourselves and others seem less scary. If some thin-skinned Muslims had had their way, Little Mosque would have never made it to air - yet I thought it humanized them and made them less scary. I didn't laugh *at* them, I laughed *with* them.03/10/2016 #9 Nicole Chardenet#8 Praveen, when I first moved to Canada & into my friend's home he met me out in the driveway. He gestured to the neighbours on one side - "Muslims to the left" and to the other side - "Hindus to the right." "We're not going to get caught in the crossfire, are we?" I joked. Turns out we were in a heavily immigrant neighbourhood with lots of Indians and Middle Easterners. Everyone got along with everyone else. It's not as hard as people think.01/10/2016 #8 Praveen Raj GullepalliI saw a few episodes of Citizen Khan and loved the "protagonist" for his ability to poke fun at himself and others in equally good humour! He too did rile some folks I hear. That said, human nature is the same everywhere, though there are groupings with some characteristic peculiarities. So more than likely it is the same drama in all homes...kids vs parents, daughter-in-law vs Mother-in-law...sibling rivalries...some of my best buddies are muslims and i love their company, their welcoming homes and affection. I blame power politics, religion driven politics, and the resultant mob mentality for creating and sustaining the divides. You will be floored and dumbfounded to see how much Hindu and Muslim friends and families do for each other in this country of mine. It is not easy to co-exist at such close proximity but we have been managing for ages. Because many do believe in the same-blood, same race paradigm.01/10/2016 #7 Lisa Gallagher@Nicole Chardenet, awesome read. I never heard of this show but I wonder if I can find it on Netflix? I agree, there's a lot to be said about humor and those who can laugh at themselves are people I adore. I admit, I've had a few stories I wanted to share but was afraid of offending. Good advice about not being afraid to put it out there.01/10/2016 #6 Phil Friedman@Nicole Chardenet, to my mind, you are correct in the main about humor... er, humour. I tend, however, to disagree when you say that some humor can be viscous and eviscerating. It's simple the case that not everything that represents itself as humor is funny. Cheers... and ribbet, ribbet, ribbet. :-)01/10/2016 #4 Dean OwenI am surprised that not many picked up on this article as it is the best and most relevant article I have read all year. I read it the day it was published and wanted to see how the community reacted while making a mental note to come back to it and comment/share if it was overlooked. I certainly hope it was just an oversight and not anything to do with the title and title picture. Well done Nicole. I am a big fan.22/09/2016 #3 Donna-Luisa Eversley@Nicole Chardenet thank you very much for sharing the other side...everyone has a funny bone, and in the silly season of politics everyone has become quite serious. It is good to laugh every now and then...more now than then...the world will hopefully laugh again after the USA elections, coming soon to a live stream near us all 😀
- ProducerCricketThey called her Cricket…she was small….her voice was so squeaky, it commanded attention immediately. Small for her age worked to her advantage. No one ignored an adorable little girl. Not even Mr. Fenton who was known as the Town Grouch. Cricket...
Comments01/10/2016 #4 Anonymous#1 Dean @Dean Owen Many families from the older immigrant population coming through Ellis Island, which is where mine came from, changed their names. In some cases, the authorities changed them because they thought they were too difficult to pronounce. A real melting pot eh ?
- Producer01/10/2016Thinking Of Publishing A Novel? Hang On For The Ride.When I mention to people that I write books, often the response is, “ Wow,that’s great! You know, I've got a book in me.” Not to be callous but thankfully, for most who utter those words, it will stay in them!Last Friday night I got a huge rush...
Comments02/10/2016 #27 Paul Walters#18 @Robert Bacal Great points however I live on the island of Bali and as yet my books have not ( and in all probability will never be translated into Bahasa Indonesian. This is NOt a literary society. My publisher ( when they are awake) should do the marketing on my behalf but truth be told I fear my books fall into the "biblio black hole' However, I shouldlnt complain as people in Finland buy the books thanks to the power of the internet!!! Thanks for stopping by01/10/2016 #19 Gert Scholtz@Paul Walters Well done Paul for having your book(s) written and published. On reading your post it appears that the writing, editing, and promotion all take up around a third of the total effort to putting a book out on the market. Related to this - more than two million blog posts appear on the internet every day. To reading yours I can say every time: "Yeah, it was worth it". Thank you Paul.01/10/2016 #18 Robert BacalPaul @Paul Walters Congratulations. That's quite an accomplishment. Take heart that your book might still end up on a bookstore's shelves. That's a cool adrenaline rush to see that. BTW, have you considered doing book signings at local bookstores, or doing some readings at same? Even if book chains won't stock your book in numbers, you may still be able to convince a bookstore manager/buyer to "try you out". Local bookstores are more inclined to support local authors.01/10/2016 #17 Dean OwenQuite a journey. I wonder if there is any room for niche marketing. Are all the niches taken? There has to be plenty of room for edgy romance (Fifty Shades)...Hmmm, got me thinking.... I think you are right though. They say you can't be a petrol head unless you've owned an Alfa. You can't be a writer unless you've had a book published?01/10/2016 #9 Ken BoddieCongratulations, Paul, on getting past 'book'. If anyone ever asks me what else I write I will have no hesitation, thanks to your tale of tortuous tolerance, in saying that I don't write book(s). I am not a patient man but envy yours. I'll be looking out for "Scimitar" at one of my few remaining bookshops.
- Producer30/09/2016The Eighth Most Important Election of All Time!I’ve heard many pundits, politicians, and just regular people declare that this presidential election is The Most Important Election... Ever! The implication is, you better vote for so and so or you could be contributing to the terrible pivotal...
Comments02/10/2016 #4 Jared WieseGreat insight and reflections... Both in the piece and the comments. I feel our two-party system is stagnant and corrupt, if only because Citizens [un]United has turned elections into a mere lever pulling process, fed and controlled by propaganda on both sides and their "approve of this message" super PACs.
Why the hell do we even still have $3 ☑ to send to candidates?!
Hmmm. Is this one of the most important elections ever? Come on, what's the WORST that either could do...01/10/2016 #3 Paul Walters@Doug Overmyer Thanks for a great piece. I lived in Australia for many years where voting is compulsory ( which in my humble opinion flies in the face of democracy ) and there the voters are brutal. That country went through five...yes five prime Ministers in five years! Bit like a car runout sale at the end of a financial year. With three tiers of government ( for a population of just 22 million) politicians come and go in a blur of speed. Policies implemented under say the Conservatives get swept away when the voting public decide that the other side will be better for them come voting day and Labour marches in. The current American 'circus' that is the next election is however in my opinion, one of the most important in 200 hundred years. If the wrong candidate gets in he might just tweet the world into a global catastrophe of epic proportions!30/09/2016 #1 Phillip HubbellOr have we grown government and created laws to protect government from elections to the point where elections or of little consequence? Have we become so cynical of these facts that the idea of “qualified” becomes moot? It seems to me that governance is on autopilot, barreling downwards towards an inevitable outcome. People are no longer holding their nose and voting, they are gleefully pulling levers to the sound of their own manic laughter.
- Producer30/09/2016The Importance of Share - Honey in Bebee!Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin, instagran, and more, much is said about these social networks, aimed at the amount of registered profiles and the most popular are considered. They attract the attention of people of various profiles and interests,...
Comments30/09/2016 #15 Flávio Rodrigues Vieira@Franci Eugenia Hoffman
very well articulated, sharing information is essential for the spread of it, taking advantage of, was thinking of doing a brainstorming, in order to improve the visualization of Bebee on facebook, with the help of all, could explode views here.30/09/2016 #12 Franci Eugenia HoffmanSharing information is allowing it to continue. Each bit of information that is not shared has a chance of being lost, and perhaps not recoverable. Contribution, distribution and joint resourcing define sharing. The world is so much better off with sharing of tangibles and intangibles. beBee is a perfect example of sharing of ideas. It's awesome we can learn from each other. Thank you, @David B. Grinberg for tagging me. 😉30/09/2016 #10 Flávio Rodrigues Vieira@Donna-Luisa Eversley for me, it is very gratifying to realize that I am recognized for bringing something to the Bebee, I agree with you as soon as we have more information than wikipédia own, when it comes to currency and human yearnings, I already surpassed, now missing only have more views the facebook, but I can see this achievement in a not so distant future.30/09/2016 #9 Donna-Luisa EversleyGreat post @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira..indeed beBee does facilitate sharing in a more relevant. There is cross pollination which highlights the magnitude of a structured reach. As beBee continues to grow our hives will become like think tanks of rich valuable information in one location... A Wikipedia of social media 😊..thanks for tagging me.. Got a tag from David @David B. Grinberg also... Love the communication!30/09/2016 #8 Flávio Rodrigues Vieira@Deb Helfrich you put up the reason for Bebee be much more relevant than this conglomeration of networks present, the philosophy of equality and transparency will bring Bebee to an unbelievable level, I see Bebee in the future as the best way to hire people, regardless of the area worked, here we look at the other side of the world, someone to aggregate and develop affinities in professional and personal areas, after all I am talking to a person on the other side of the world and recognizing that we agree on many points of view than imagined, I only have to thank.30/09/2016 #5 Deb Helfrich"What we know is as good as our ability to learn, that is, our ability to meet, share and learn." Incredibly astute point, @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira. Having facts in our brain just doesn't do us much good in a vacuum. These facts (and opinions) become priceless when we trot them out in order to collaborate with others. There is undeniably a difference on beBee in that using the platform isn't all about shouting hey buy this - there are numerous global conversations happening on a vast array of topics that will inevitably lead to lots and lots of economic activity that will be a lot more collaborative than it has ever been. I'm glad to be able to have conversations with you and that would never have happened without beBee.30/09/2016 #2 David B. GrinbergThanks for the excellent insights @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira. You do a great job in further articulating the beBee philosophy and pointing out what makes this platform so unique in an increasingly crowded and noisy global social media space. This could be(bee) the buzz of the day, my friend! Sweet honey, indeed.
cc: @Javier beBee @John White, MBA @Teresa Gezze @Mamen Delgado @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian @Lisa Gallagher @Franci Eugenia Hoffman @Dean Owen @Jim Murray @Donna-Luisa Eversley @Milos Djukic @Deb Helfrich @Jan Barbosa
- Producer30/09/2016Parenting by Keeping the Big Picture in MindTwenty years ago I was a single mother with three little children. All on my own with no friends or family to support me, I raised my children with the intention to be the best I could be for them. I wanted my children to feel loved and secure,...
Comments03/10/2016 #11 Tausif MundrawalaThanks for sharing your story with us, Renee. You took appropriate steps wherever needed and I can understand what you might have gone through being a single mom. My cousin departed from this world due to her broken relationship with her husband. She always found solace in the words spoken by those who empathized with her. Very few could muster strength after going through such tumultuous relationship.01/10/2016 #7 Lisa Gallagher@Renée Cormier, I'm glad I finally had a chance to read this! After my dad died my mom did the same. She would not allow us to meet anyone she dated unless she felt it was going to be serious. She also protected us and we always came first before any man. When she finally introduced her 'boyfriend,' to us.. lets just say he never interfered in our lives and he's now a man I call dad. He's been a part of my life for 38 years. I'm very happy you met someone who your kids can call dad too. I'm happy your children have such a wonderful mom- it's evident! Very nice family photo. Thanks for sharing your story Renee.30/09/2016 #3 Sharon FulgenziI was in the same situation as yours and I feel the exact same way. I raised my children on my own as their father decided to walk away and remarry after our divorce. Needless to say, anger filled my home. It was a difficult time, and I made the necessary sacrifices to raise them the way I believed.....to be kind, loving, compassionate and have values and integrity. There were some very tough days. My morning runs consisted of prayers for help in doing just that. I always felt they deserved that. My children are now young adults, and I still feel the same way. I always believed children need consistency, so like you, I never believed and still do not, that anyone should come and go in their lives or in mine. Great piece. Hope it helps others to hang in there and do what's best for their family and children. It definitely pays off!30/09/2016 #1 Mamen DelgadoWow @Renée Cormier, such a beautiful family and hard beginning but with a great learning for all.
And I love the way you expose the hole thing, not only as you say from your point of view, but from the daddies in the same situation. I guess @Matt Sweetwood has a lot to say about it...
Kudos to you and Marty!! 💕
- Producer30/09/2016THE WRITER'S BLOCKI'm in the big apple, staying in a hotel not far from 42nd and Broadway. The top few floors of the hotel seem to be in disarray, windows missing, etc. I noticed this before checking in. My two friends and I chose this based on the advertised price...
Comments01/10/2016 #22 Ben PintoThank you @Lisa Gallagher. Writer's block can come easily when one feels like they are under a deadline. For some that is what it takes - the pressure. If one wants to just create for the sake of creating or to satisfy a thirst there are plea try of ways that I would suggest, using a globe, a dictionary, and a finger for one. #21 Ps @debasish majumder there I did it again, another O. Henry: 'Sake' and 'thirsty' in the same sentence. I don't really care if I am the only one to laugh at my own silliness but it makes me feel better when some people get it right away.01/10/2016 #21 Lisa GallagherI really enjoyed reading your story about the hotel in NYC. I felt like I was watching a somewhat seedy movie @Ben Pinto. I love reading stories or excellent write up's on hotels. Yes, call me weird. It helps to read about real travel experiences versus just looking at the star ratings. I've been told by a few there is no such thing as writers block but I beg to differ on that one. It's been a while since I feel like I've produced writing that flowed. Sometimes the brain can get so congested with too many things going on and it's hard to focus. I love @David B. Grinberg's suggestions/tips!01/10/2016 #19 Ben Pinto#14 @debasish majumder with your incredible vocabulary size, it does not surprise me that you came to that conclusion. It is the nicest thing that any writer could say about my writing, especially as I fancy that O. Henry was probably an ENFP Jung personality and all of the quirks he is known for are mine as well. As you can see from my work background, having been a professional magician, I hope that I have in fact received the "Gift of the Magi." I believe with you blessings that I have!!!!!!!!! I also like that #15 @Donna-Luisa Eversley fancied being "caught up" in my "web" (of deceit.) I hope everyone returns to this story once I have had time to put the finishing touches throughout. This is the only way that I can work for the draft's will stay drafts forever if I strive for perfection.01/10/2016 #18 Ben Pinto@David B. Grinberg thank you for sharing the buzz - getting @Loribeth Pierson over here, etc.
Can you tell me how I can see what hives this has been shared to and who did me the favor (or favour for those of you way North of me or across the pond from me.) tge notification will show a hive and then say this was shared to three hives, so I can only figure the last one. #1330/09/2016 #13 David B. GrinbergNice buzz @Ben Pinto! You got me feeling all nostalgic about NYC as a native New Yorker. My advice to cure writers block:
1) Put down the pen, step away from the keyboard and refocus your mind on something else for an hour. Then return to writing.
2) Obtain inspiration through the beauty and wonder of nature. This includes just taking a nice walk outside, watching the sunrise or sunset, going to a park, wandering along a water front, etc. Then return to writing.
3) Before starting to write, do some "stream of consciousness" thinking and write down on paper whatever comes into your mind. Then pick a topic, draft and outline and begin writing.
4) No matter how you feel about your own writing, write anyway. Remember that everyone is there own worst critic. Just write as much as you can without worry about editing, length or nature of content, etc. Then let your preliminary rough draft sit and gel in your mind for a few hours or a day. Then return to writing -- at least you will have a feeling of accomplishment for getting started.
5) Write about topics of that really interest you, topics for which you have expertise, and topics which you like and make you happy. Writing does not have to be a laborious process if you love your topic.
I hope these 5-tips are helpful. Here's a topic that comes to mind from reading Ben's buzz, write about why you love NYC or whatever location is sweet honey for YOU. Buzz on...30/09/2016 #10 Anonymous#3 @Ben Pinto.. Coffee and late nights are not recommended Ben. However,I would like to share a personal note. I recently had pneumonia. I found that resting during the day and writing at night which has always been my way, when adding my coffee, my congestion cleared up and I was able to recover more quickly. A TOAST to cafe ! I believe in caffeine. It stimulates the mind.30/09/2016 #9 Ben Pinto@Neil Smith I went to you page and It was a great reminder to me how much I am out of shape. I joined the big hive that you like to post to https://www.bebee.com/producer/hive/sport-fitness
I built a hex of a hive called Shoe Show https://www.bebee.com/group/shoe-show
and would challenge you to post an article about the best shoes for exercising #530/09/2016 #8 Ben Pinto@Kevin Pashuk I have just given your original honey
a honeypot of a plug in my article #730/09/2016 #6 Ben PintoThank you @Kevin Pashuk and for pollinating this into the hive "Bloggers." I am still new here, but I am starting to realize that there is great strength and value in others posting one's work to other hives. I am always on the look out for honey that has been misplaced or perhaps other bees did not know that a hive existed #4
- 30/09/20166-Minute Morning Workout To Help You Stay Healthy Effortlessly
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- Producer29/09/2016You are Wrong about YourselfSO MANY OF US LEAD OUR LIVES FEELING UNWORTHY.We are convinced that all life has to offer is not really for us. We are worthy only of a little bit of success. But a lot? That’s for others.How wrong we are.It is amazing how our belief system – what...
Comments30/09/2016 #14 Deb Helfrich#10 That is a fantabulous way to get to the heart of our self-worth, @Harvey Lloyd. We might all want a session with a soccer ball now and again.
You made a really obvious point that stares us so plainly in the face that it is invisible, our worth will differ for everyone based on what they need, not on whether we can (or want) offer it.. Self-worth is within, not without.30/09/2016 #13 Anonymous"No critic ever changed the World" -Robin Sharma And all the your Worlds become The World.
I think I'll just keep being like molly shannon 'superstar' (I just reenacted it!) and a foreigner. I don't mind at all. :) Thanks for the reminder, back to space I go! 💖https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WXl8BBSlhT430/09/2016 #10 Harvey LloydGreat topic in the times we find ourselves @Cory Galbrait. I often ask the question, if I were on a deserted island with only "Spaulding" to talk too....(you can place a lot of questions here) would my self worth be calculated the same way?
When we separate ourself from others in considering points of our personal dynamic it causes us to see the reality of the impact.
Values, those statements of existence that are so important to our self worth, seem to be hidden when we allow others to determine our destiny. My value to one may be less than another. This may hold true but is not a measure of my self worth.
Sociol Media has added a layer that I sense will prove more about self worth than we are willing to admit.
Try out that island every once and while and we may find that self worth is attached to things nobody could measure up to.30/09/2016 #8 Brian McKenzie'The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation' HDT ~ Walden 1851 - Thoreau died nearly penniless with a useless degree from Harvard. Today we get the bullhorn of social media, I am not convinced life is any less desperate than 150 years ago, but we just hear about it more and are all searching for that glorious six f*cking seconds in the attention rodeo.29/09/2016 #4 David B. GrinbergGreat inspirational message @Cory Galbraith, very uplifting. I'm reminded of the NFL's Seattle Seahawks quarterback, Russell Wilson. Even though he was considered "undersized" to be an NFL QB, he tells a story about his life in which he posed this question to himself when people doubted him: If others can do it, why not me?
That's a question we can all ask ourselves during challenging times. While some people might doubt one's ability to succeed that doesn't mean they're correct. Naysayers are only proven correct if one doesn't even make an effort to try. Well, don't listen to the naysayers. Instead, listen to your conscience, your gut feeling and your heart. Then proceed to accomplish your goal accordingly.29/09/2016 #3 Deb Helfrich#2 Well, @Cory Galbraith, I actually think our self-esteem can change the physical world. Gandhi, MLK, Mandela managed great worldly change because they knew their own worth. Many people do it in smaller arcs. Even the greats had periods in their lives of immense turmoil and self-serving objectives. There is immense complexity here and I find it important to refute the "You brought it on yourself" mentality which tries to simplify the concept in a way that leads quickly to guilt and hence lack of worth.
"Change Your Mind. Change Your World." Absolutely, indeed!29/09/2016 #2 Cory Galbraith#1 Thank you Deb Helfrich. My piece was not intended to imply that our self-esteem can control the physical world. But it can control how we react to things that happen to us, and our belief in ourselves - to the extent that we can accomplish goals we might otherwise think that we cannot. Thanks for your great feedback.29/09/2016 #1 Deb HelfrichI am unequivocally certain that everyone is worthy. But I have a problem with the statement "The outer conditions of a person’s life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs.” Always? The whole outer condition - extending how far?
The point I want to try to understand, @Cory Galbraith, is the hand-off between what any individual can control - which I know is far greater than what our current western understanding allows for - and the things in the world that occur because of other people, nature, randomness, and chaos.
Using this phrase without understanding is how we've come to the place of blaming people for having cancer, or being unemployed, or many other things that their beliefs, choices, and actions had something to do with; but their mind is not the entire, complex-systems picture. They can't possibly have the responsibility for industrial waste being dumped into rivers that flooded in a hurricane which caused them to swallow toxins when they swam and dived in the water to be helpful to their neighbors....
Make sure your choices are made knowing your worth! But have healthy boundaries as to what you could have influenced in the wider world. Knowing that you now have the choice, understanding your worthiness, to widen your effective sphere of influence.
- Producer30/09/2016How to Improve Your Producer Stories (Infographic)You know that on our on-site blogging tool, beBee Producer, you can write about any topic you like, but today we’re giving you some tips to make your stories look great and professional.1. Paragraph style. This option allows you to write titles...
Comments07/10/2016 #17 Charles David Upchurch#7 @Nick Mlatchkov I go back and edit my long-form posts all the time. I'm guessing that you are referring to our current inability to edit short "update" buzzes.
While we cannot update quick buzzes, there are two workarounds.
1) For a short buzz that you can go back and edit, just create it in Producer (as if it was a longer buzz). I've seen you do exactly that, Nick.
2) instead of editing, create a new "replacement" buzz and then delete the original. The downside, there, is that if you don't replace the original buzz right away, you end up losing bee wisdom (all the comments) from the original buzz.07/10/2016 #15 Charles David Upchurch#5 Charlie wrote "Unfortunately, all of these editors are incapable of translating Word's extended formatting, to the point where I have to remember if and what was italicized."
I have found that I can compose in beBee Producer with very little hassle. When I hit a formatting glitch, I just hit enter to start a new paragraph at the point where I want my format change, then I apply the format, then I remove the paragraph break.
HELPFUL HINT FOR ANY ONLINE PUBLISHING PLATFORM: Compose (and format) your stuff offline, first, in Word or with a simpler (and free) text editor like Wordpad, Notepad, Text, or Office Write, then "SAVE AS" rich text format (that's a *.RTF file). After the simplified file is saved, you can re-open the RTF file and cut and paste into beBee, or LinkedIn, or WordPress without losing your formatting.02/10/2016 #9 Andrew PorterThe producer is quite sufficient for me but I'm not a professional writer, yes we would all like more tools but patience is a virtue....I'm sure the beBee team are working on improvements for the producer, we must remember that Rome wasn't built in a day and beBee is really still in it's infancy!02/10/2016 #8 Javier beBee#7 thanks @Nick Mlatchkov we will have to wait. It is important you understand we are 60 people and we are compiting with 8,000 employees companies. This will be possible in the next release, by January 2017. CC @Alberto Anaya Arcas View more#7 thanks @Nick Mlatchkov we will have to wait. It is important you understand we are 60 people and we are compiting with 8,000 employees companies. This will be possible in the next release, by January 2017. CC @Alberto Anaya Arcas @Federico Álvarez San Martín @Noël De Castro García Close30/09/2016 #5 Charlie AccettaTo be honest, the functionality as an editor is lacking, just as it is in LinkedIn, Medium, Facebook and every other social writing platform I have tried. As a result, I do all of my writing off-site in Word and paste it into place. Unfortunately, all of these editors are incapable of translating Word's extended formatting, to the point where I have to remember if and what was italicized. Something for the wish list.