- Producer27/11/2017Why I love Entrepreneurs Part 2 (of 3-part series)Now is the time to weep so that you can soar. Yes, brave entrepreneurs and business owners, I am not asking you to toughen up, suck it up and deal, I am asking you to soften up and cry. Because from my 20 years of training, exploring and working in...
- Producer26/11/2017Why I Love Entrepreneurs - Part 1 (of 3-part series)I love entrepreneurs and business owners. I just love the excitement we have for living and for the world. I love how we put ourselves on the line. I love how willing we are to be laughed at, judged and even dismissed when going for our dreams,...
- Producer14/11/2017Why mentoring matters? - Here's the secret how you can benefit from itAt the beginning of my career, I had two mentors. They were guiding me in technology and IT governance. Over the years, I learnt from them until we all evolved. Me as well as them, moved forward. After that I've had mentors, people way skilled than...
- Producer25/10/2017Personal Growth Keeps me GoingImage from quickbase.com/blogAbout ten years ago, a mentor of mine asked me two tough questions. They were 1) What are you doing to Develop yourself? & 2) What are you doing to Develop others?When he asked those two questions, I was confused...
Comments28/10/2017 #4 Claire L Cardwell@Preston 🐝 Vander Ven - yet another timely reminder! Earlier this week I made a commitment to writing a blog post on architecture every day. Still got todays to do, but I know what it's going to be on!
As well as being a designer, I want to become known as an Architectural Journalist and blog through The Naked Architect - although I've set up a hive here and groups on LI and FB, I am still yet to a) promote The Naked Architect on my Blue Designs Website or actually start my own blog site - or even start branding my existing articles properly...
So I am not totally organised yet!
- Producer25/10/2017WHO NEEDS HALLOWEEN? WHEN YOU'RE A CLIENT, LIFE IS SCARY ENOUGHMaybe it's the time of year? Maybe it's geopolitics (thanks again geopolitics!)? Maybe its the internet? Dunno. What I do know is this. I keep hearing stories about how scary it can be to be a client, if your advisor doesnt spend time getting to...
- Producer19/10/2017Back2Y - Disturbingly Good...Back2y is an annual conference organised by Paul Armson, with a focus on best practice in the financial planning space.The mighty Jeremy Squibb at Serenity asked me a great thing a few days ago -"What is the best thing you got out of going to Back2y...
- Producer19/10/2017Dear Spain, let's talkAll over Spain today there are people in the streets carrying flags and wearing T shirts bearing the word “Hablamos”, let’s talk.Ok Spain, let’s talk.The thing is, I have always loved you.I love your passion, your both feet on the accelerator, crash...
Comments19/10/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee@Julian Danobeitia thank you. I love my country. I do love Spain. I am proud of being spaniard.
Visit and Enjoy Spain!
Spanish have highest healthy life expectancy in Europe
Gazpacho - a spanish potion :)
Spain & Tourism
- Producer18/10/2017Keep Your Eye On The DonutCover your eyes with donuts simple but cute. Picture: Elena Rodríguez. Model: Elen BassKeep Your Eye On The DonutThere is the donut and there is the hole. And you should keep your eye on the donut. And all the things that go on they don't...
Comments22/10/2017 #28 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#27 Appreciate that as an extraction of ideas for many people will find this extraction practical for their everyday life. For me it is more important to push continuously at the boundaries where the human condition takes a back seat to making a living. The people who may benefit the most from my thinking may not even be born yet, but somewhere in the future - if what we "think" out aloud here at beBee is viewed as a past that remains important to that future, then my own grand-children may take a wholly different view about what my particular focus was back in our day.
You are right to write for this world, but it is those in the future that may one day have a different perspective, as we do now about the Declaration of Independence, which the Founding Fathers changed to read "unalienable rights" by removing Jefferson's original words "inherent rights". As a society we don't pay attention to these differences but one day we wake up to them and in so waking bring back meaning that others sought to remove at the time.
The difference seems mute, but what the Founding Fathers had done with removing the word "inherent" is accept their ownership of slaves and actually denote that the Declaration pertained to them as white slave owning and wealthy males and not to other groups such as women or non-white etc. The Declaration of Independence was protecting a few white males from the tax grabbing hand of the King of England. Today it is now becoming what Thomas Jefferson actually intended it to be.
It is here those who look from the future can see a different view of the time. It is thus that the metaphor of donut has different meaning to me. This is the diversity I accept. This is the diversity that is both our collective freedom of thought.22/10/2017 #27 Javier 🐝 beBee#26 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Lynch is talking about creativity and the power of ideas , but - as you know - we are all free to extract new ideas ...here I am talking about focus. Focus is important for success. I am more succesful when I am eliminating time wasting activities.22/10/2017 #26 CityVP 🐝 ManjitWhat Lynch is talking about here is creativity and the power of ideas and this "donut" transcends the desire for achievement, ambition or success. Industrial age thinking and efficiency gurus and turning human beings into objects and image is the hole - the future that is creative transcends ambition, because ambition is what the lesser or more selfish mind settles for.
The greater vision are all possibilities that have not come into being - and these are not about comparison shopping or the relative weight of how our ego feels about achievement and results in our world that balances success as a scarcity mentality, rather than creativity as an abundance mentality. If we know abundance why do we cling for a need for simple messages !
The whole future of human "being" is transforming for a few while the mass population cling to the past and often that past is the voices of yesterday gnawing at our nervous system, fueling the need that we have not evolved from, for we remain the Darwinian ape even though there is a new beginning to becoming a bit more collectively conscious about what being human means, even as modern technology seeks the cyborg. (the less human).
The creativity Lynch addresses here is at the level of transformation of humanity and not donut of a more fragile ego. This is a renaissance that will always be limited by the limitation of minds who are still objects of comparison. Creativity that leads to freedom of being is a totally different level of thinking than creativity to create an object our ego wants to call success.
The donut that is metaphor is what David Lynch speaks of, the donut that is material is the one we still prescribe success to.19/10/2017 #21 Phil Friedman#20 Impressive memory, @Peter Altschuler. You are correct. The ditty is on a plaque labeled "The Optimists Creed", a photo of which can be found at: https://restaurant-ingthroughhistory.com/tag/mayflower-coffee-shops/19/10/2017 #20 Peter Altschuler#10 It was the Mayflower Coffee Shop chain that used that little ditty, @Phil Friedman. Yet they were clever enough to create little bite-size bits that were known as donut holes -- the dough allegedly taken out of the center of a doughnut. In storytelling, they're like the Grand Inquisitor tale in the midst of "The Brothers Karamazov."
Personally, I'd rather focus on a 1950s television test pattern than on a doughnut. They are, in all their deep-fried, calorie dense, artery-clogging infamy, the amalgamated sin of all mankind.19/10/2017 #17 David B. GrinbergThanks for more great advice, Javier, which is always a welcome breath of fresh air in a world of information overload and daily distractions. I would add these nuggets of wisdom to reiterate the main points above:
1) While you can't control the actions of others, you can and should control your reactions. In short, don't react to every idiot in the world or you'll be wasting time and losing focus all day long.
2) Per the best selling book of the same name: "Don't sweat the small stuff" -- and it's all small stuff! http://dontsweat.com/
3) Remember the righteous refrain of the successful U.S. civil rights movement which resulted in more equal opportunity and equal justice for every American: "Keep your eyes on the prize!" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keep_Your_Eyes_on_the_Prize18/10/2017 #14 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador@Javier 🐝 beBee u need to be in the innovative Pastry industry to understand what David is talking about....jajajaja....i love this GIG!
But if i may...I prefer to keep my eyes on the "chuuuuuuros"! As good a Donut, but zero chance to get lost in the Hole...hahaha!
- Producer17/10/2017Look Homeward, Angel (Could Save Your Pet, Or Yourself)OK, it's not the greatest picture. Lesson: Have good pictures of your pets on hand in case of emergencies.A few days ago when I talked to my Mom, she told me that their cat, Lady, (named after Lady Gaga), had disappeared. They’d had some work done...
- Producer14/10/2017My Own Sexual Harassment Storyhttp://www.jillhendrickson.com/uncategorized/my-own-sexual-harassment-story/The smarmy Harvey Weinstein story only underscores my point about how women tend to water down their message and why. Many of the women that movie producer Weinstein...
Comments17/10/2017 #6 Jill Hendrickson#1 Hi Paul: Thank you for this. I think a lot of woman are afraid of going to a man with this type of problem -- or really of speaking about it to anyone inside the company, just because they're not sure what might happen. Anyway, glad that you understood the problem and are one of the enlightened ones!14/10/2017 #3 Lyon Bravei often think maybe i should of just played the role of her girlfriend a few months to get ahead but it is very hard for mw to be with someone that is not my real love. sex is the greatest currency i guess as women we have a choice to uae it or not. sleeping with the best to get ahead is common and aometimes it might be the only way in the door. it ia just the world we live in talent and brains still doea not seem to matter as much as breasts14/10/2017 #2 Lyon BraveThis is a wonderful piece. I like how you blended recent events with your past. What a fascinating woman you are. I am glad i can learn aome about you here on bee bee. i think dangling goods to get a date or sex is a common power move not exclusive to men. Actually i just had a female journalist try to power play my panties off by promises of concert tickets and writing for aagazine. when i said i was not attracted to her the job offer and concert tickets were revoked...oh well14/10/2017 #1 Paul Walters@Jill Hendrickson Thank you for writing this. I do so feel for you. When I had ad. agency I had 68 staff 54 of them women ( my most competent and loyal employees! ) I had a strict policy regarding sexism and intimidation. On two occasions I had cause to fire two art directors for flouting those rules. What upset me was the fact that the women who were harassed didn't come forward thinking that I would take the side of her more senior colleagues. I found out by being told of those slimy bastards behaviour. Articles like yours should prolificate and more women should speak out. Thank you for sharing what is a critical issue in today's workplace.
- Producer11/10/2017Winning Against the Killer Chorus in Your MindWhen you were a kid, did you ever have that experience when you were swimming in a pool or in a lake on vacation, where you thought to yourself, “I wonder if I can hold my breath and swim from one end of the pool to the other?”There was just you,...
- Producer11/10/2017Mentoring; A "Keystone" in the life of a Cook(Kitchen @ "Viaduct Central", Auckland, New Zealand, 1999) The “philosophy” of Mentoring can be applied to any profession, and to life in general; we all have Mentors and by the same token we are all...
Comments13/10/2017 #18 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee"Mentoring is a lifelong process, particularly in the kitchen, never-ending". Absolutely and zI may add that creativity in the kitchen is endless and has led to many great discoveries. Now the metaphor is extended beautifully to mentoring with great examples. A must read buzz12/10/2017 #12 Gert Scholtz@Randall Burns A super article Randall with an inside look into operations of a restaurant kitchen, I never knew about. I think you summarised it perfectly with: "Mentoring is the "art" of training someone to achieve higher levels of performance, the ability to train them to deal/cope with more responsibility and expectations while teaching a wide range of knowledge."12/10/2017 #10 Randall Burns#6 HaHa! Thanks for that @Harvey Lloyd I'm just glad I didn't offend you. :-) I'm very familiar with the industrial shutdowns you are referring to as I'm presently working at a Lodge in the Alberta Oilsands where the major producers here have shutdowns regularly and yes it is BIG money. That is high stress and adrenaline in it's own right.12/10/2017 #9 Puneet SrivastavaVery nice sharing @Randall Burns. So many experiences. Amazing. I am sure you have helped a lot of people. Good wishes. Look to read more of your write-ups. I love cooking. Do it daily for self and kid plus family. Also try teach 3 things. Grow food. Cook food, Serve food. If you want to be a better human being. Best wishes once again.12/10/2017 #6 Harvey LloydI dont work well with others in those environments is probably better stated. @Randall Burns
Mine was not kitchens but large industrial shutdowns where you had 72 hours to complete two weeks worth of work.
Coordinating, setting up and keeping shifts moving smoothly was my game.
I was not well liked but we got lots of work because we met schedule. Which each hour shutdown is worth hundreds of thousands.
In my youth i enjoyed myopic focus on schedule, people and equipment but glad that stage of life is over.
Doing it every night would be crazy. My hat is off to you and those that make a kitchen work.
Thanks for the opportunity to participate at the guinea pig level and the mention and link.12/10/2017 #5 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez EscolarHigh energy? High stress? Adrenaline rush? Yes indeed! It is the same for every station in the kitchen, including the dishwasher, (An integral and very important part of the team); every station must be “on top of their game” and work together with every other station.
I always say that the work in a restaurant is the best school of customer service. If you can overcome that stress.
It is a team work always, kitchen is nothing more than waiter or that cleaning, waiter is nothing more than cleaning or cooking, the worst thing is to see how they fight and you as cleaning is not appreciated. I have always liked the kitchen, the waitress work too, I like customer service, although I have almost always been dedicated to cleanliness.
There is no one else, we work to serve the clientele and the three areas should be as one (I continue reading ...)11/10/2017 #2 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianThe Foodservice Industry embraces mentorship like no one else. It's equally satisfying for the mentor as the mentee (Is that a word? We just use "chef" and "stagaire"). A stage is French for internship. There's a strong competition for internships with grads of my alma mater (who shall never be mentioned).
I've had many, but one really stands out. She was an at-risk youth who cleaned up after serious drug abuse. She was 19 but only half-way through high school at a special-needs school near my restaurant. Her counselor approached me for an internship. I had 49 applications for the three internships I had available, but I agreed to meet her anyway. It was more out of politeness to the counselor (a regular at the restaurant).
To this day, I don't know what possessed me to accept her. I'm so glad I did. She claimed she loved to cook, but cooking and professional cooking are distant relatives at best. She took to it like a duckling to water. Within a few short weeks, she prepped as fast as I did. She also scaled dough much, much faster than I did.
She kept a level head. Once, a supplier goofed. We had no chocolate for croissant au chocolat (an all-butter croissant stuffed with 60g of couverture semi-sweet chocolate.) I went to a friend's shop to borrow some. On my return, I found her baking croissants that she stuffed with a butterscotchy thing of her own invention. Croissant au Caramel were born and proved very popular.
I got her a scholarship at my school. She graduated second in her class last Spring.
She started as a sous straight out of school. She took over the kitchen in September. If I still had the restaurant, I'd consider passing her the reins
Maybe she'll be the next Escoffier. I can say with pride that the student surpassed the teacher.
- Producer11/10/2017Intelligence Rocks - Trust Your MindIntelligence rocks. It really does. It rocks my world. I get so much satisfaction through my exploratory mind and how driven it is to know more, understand more, connect more. It took me a while to own my intelligence and I am still working on it....
Comments11/10/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Dunja Rado-Quite interesting buzz. You wrote "I recently started using my intelligence more, for discernment of what I like and dislike, what I agree and disagree with, what I feel is helpful and what I feel is detrimental". So, emotional intelligence is part of using the mind. I would add also imagination as you show the photo of `Einstein and he is the one who called for imagination. The mind feeds from imagination and feelings. Do you agree?
- Producer10/10/2017Let Your Hair DownIf you’re like me, you get some of your best insights when you step away from your deskAnd some of your best surprises.A couple days ago while taking a walk, I crossed paths with a stranger who smiled and said, “I’m going to call you Rapunzel!”His...
- Producer10/10/2017Opinions the study of God and life and deathFact verses fiction, truth verses lies, and then there is theology. Theology is the study of God, the nature of God and religious beliefs. It can also be described as the knowledge and belief we have about God. Those of us who have taken more...
Comments11/10/2017 #1 Harvey LloydWhen we seek justification it will be hard to find Grace. Theology is a fascinating journey to knowledge but can also side track our personal walk with Jesus.
The Bible was written for me and my walk. I must understand and unfold its Grace within my life. Its personal. I enjoy theology but needless to say will never have the personal knowledge the theist has obtained. This is his or her personal walk.
I can not judge nor compare the walk but sharing a short journey with their studies is fascinating.
Grace is a very challenging concept within a world of personal brands. Grace is what humanity requires but also requires the courage to experience those who operate outside of Grace. In a material world it is easy to fall prey to the scorekeeper where Grace is all but abandoned.
These are Biblical times we share as we look at history. Grace has fallen prey to the modern concepts of humanity.
Your post displays this challenge we face as a society.
- Producer08/02/2017How Negative Thinking Trumps Positive ThinkingYou’ve experienced it many times. You’re having a great day. The sun is out, you’re with those you love, the food is phenomenal and then it happens. Something negative. Nothing earth-shattering, but enough to make it feel like the whole day...
Comments20/09/2017 #6 Ian WeinbergI would contend that the balance between 'negative' mind states (amygdala based) and 'positive' mind states (nucleus accumbens based and dopamine mediated) is determined by nurture influences. These centers function intrinsically in opposition to each other and it is the balance of fear versus reward in the nurture period that determines the final dynamic: our unique fear - reward/gratification profile. The potential for change through cognitive intervention in turn, depends on the receptivity within our subjectivity. These concepts have been quantified in our research over several years and continue to be studied through our online diagnostic.20/09/2017 #3 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAFear is not a topic easily covered, yet you covered it admirably Edward Lewellen. And thank you for the Viktor Frankl quote "Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” When life makes those unique turns, laden with difficulties we may not feel we'll emotionally survive, we should remember Frankl's inspiring words; gather ourselves up and make every effort to move forward.20/09/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeFear is spontaneous. Courage needs you to change your thinking and beliefs. Why do we respond to fear with spontaneity and how to change this habit? @Edward Lewellen explains masterfully the why, how and what to do. This buzz is truly a must read.
- Producer20/09/2017How to Stop Hiding From Your StoryAfter living a life of hardship and adversity, we start to forget the light within us and hide in the shadows. Dwelling in darkness is the worse thing you can do to yourself, society and your friends. After experiencing something dramatic, it’s...
Comments22/09/2017 #9 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher"It takes a war to create a warrior," great line @Lyon Brave. So many people try to hard to be PC and it is through stories of adversity, because we all experience adversity (some more than others) that we learn, we are not alone. We can learn from each other. We can grow together. I won't hide who I am, I've worked to hard to get here and I will continue working towards a better me as long as I am alive and able. But, I will also continue to share stories that can affect many and some of those stories aren't always rainbows and butterflies. I think it's easier to relate to others when they share their human side as well. I love hearing uplifting stories too but strife is real.22/09/2017 #8 Mac Gives"Sometimes it’s not until you have experienced suffering, that you can sense it in others. "
That is so beautifully written, I love it. Having gone through suffering, as everyone does, strengthens the empathy within!
And that, goes a long way.
Thanks for writing this, Lyon!21/09/2017 #4 Nicole ChardenetLove the message of empowerment and personal responsibility here. You're right, we are ALL damaged, and that includes all the people we think have it much easier than us. You know who I think is the most miserable person in North America? Donald Trump. The man who supposedly Has It All..money, a smoking-hot wife, fame, and now he's one of the most powerful woman in the world. Yet he is so abjectly, pathetically miserable. He feels so weak and helpless and vulnerable inside. He knows inside he's a total loser (one of the few things I agree with him on). You can see this is how he really feels about himself every time he has to attack other people, particularly people 'weaker' than he (for being female, or even worse, a "fat" female, for having a disability, for being a Muslim, for being a Muslim with a dead son who was more of a patriot than Trump will ever be, etc.)
We are all damaged, every last one of us, and some are just better at covering it up than others. But no matter how good someone looks on social media, somewhere in their life they're feeling scared, inadequate and probably like a total loser (much media attention now for the Imposter Syndrome). I loved especially what you said about *really looking people*, knowing that there's a whole person in there that you can't see. It's so easy for us to objectify each other and just slap a label on them (asshole/bitch/racist/nazi/SJW etc.)
This is one of the best pieces you've ever written, Lyon.21/09/2017 #3 Kevin BakerAbsolute home run , out of the park. Yay for you. All the abusers count on the victim believing it was their fault. Having the courage to be vulnerable they are not capable of. They live through others suffering. If you have no fear, no aggression, they have no power.21/09/2017 #1 Bernard PoulinYou, my dear Lyon Brave are an exceptional thinker. Wonderful article which speaks to the suffering of many who choose to not make suffering their goal in life. I appreciate you speaking to a topic which needs consideration : It is not what is done to us but what we do with what has been done to us. . . Again, bravo!
- 19/09/2017Do you feel you would still be valuable if you werent making any money? Meaning do you think you have intrinsic value outside of your market value? Think deeply, then answer.
- 17/09/2017At some point i suggest you walk away from looking or asking others for support and guidance about what you should do and just ask yourself: what should i do, and do that. So what if it turns out to be a mistake. You will grow and learn faster and more truthfully and in an empowering manner. And thats all we really want from life. To ground our experience in lived life.
This note is for all of us living in our heads and afraid of making more mistakes . Absurdly, to be happy, we need to make a lot more. Go with courage my friends!
- Producer04/09/2017What can we learn from Darwin in today's technological world?Charles Darwin was born on February 12, 1809. The world he was born into would be entirely unrecognisable to us today. Bicycles had yet to be invented, steam engines were just beginning to appear, and slavery was commonly practiced in both England...
Comments18/09/2017 #15 Harvey Lloyd#14 I agree with your assessment and comment here. I really want to stress choice in conjunction with education. If religion is to be taught in school it should taught as part of the social science, not a belief system. I see any other theories revolving around science. Teach the latest and greatest stuff. Just stop with the personal subjective conclusions.
I have my own personal subjective conclusions in which believe. They become subjective when i share them. In my own self they are true. Again my choice.
People should be given resources and education on available facts, theories both physical and spiritual. Then they can make up their mind.
Thanks for taking the time to discuss this topic, many can't get past their own bias to have a real discussion. I try to leave my bias outside of a public debate, not always successfully, but do try.18/09/2017 #14 Lada 🏡 Prkic#8 #9 Harvey, sorry for the late response. I've been busy last days and hadn't much time for social media.
I didn't expect my question would provoke such extensive comment. I read it twice to absorb all that you said.
My previous experiences on social media taught me that discussions about evolution lead nowhere. The last such experience was when I posted the link to an interesting read I found on the Quora Blog, http://www.jefflewis.net/blog/2016/03/answering_quora_-_why_there_we.html
I will only say that even Pope Francis acknowledged the evolution. :-)
About school curriculum, in Croatian elementary schools, religious instruction as a facultative subject is a part of the school education from the first grade. Evolution is taught only in the biology of the eighth grade under the theme 'The Origin of Man'.
I am a great opponent of religious education as a school subject. The school should, however, teach young people to think with their heads, and then evaluate what is rational and irrational, or as you nicely said teachers need to remove their belief bias in teaching any subject. BTW I'm one of the people who are curious and question everything, even authorities.
I often wonder can science be compatible with religion. These are two ways of understanding the world. The physical universe subjects to rational analysis. The spiritual universe not. There are things outside of the realm of science.
Look forward to further exchanging of comments.17/09/2017 #12 Antoinette Capasso-BackdahlThe best action would be MANUMISSION NOW! Otherwise stop funding evolution. Any country engaging in slavery now is causing a real problem for those who want to prove evolution exists. Thanks to some countries, we just wont be able to have evolution. Thanks for nothing.
Slavery was and still is a global dilemma. It is still practiced in India, Iran, Saudi Arabia, China, N. Korea, Africa, et al overtly, and the many covertly. It's time that people take responsibility for their ancestors cause in the matter. My ancestors were slaves and I don't take kindly to revisionist stories. Women are still slaves in and in many countries sold off by their own fathers. It's time to prove evolution exists and start by getting the story straight. Their are PEOPLE in cages TODAY being sold.17/09/2017 #10 Harvey LloydDarwin's theories do lend themselves to business. But like Darwin's theory it is purely observational. Whether we look from behind the lines at data or we observe from the front lines we will have to make a choice of what to do with that information. Given Darwin's theories of the strongest survive or the ones that adapt the fastest survive, this places the leader doing the observation in the position of deciding whom is strongest.
Then we don't need empathy, or at best we find ourselves in conflict between Darwin and humanity. In an organization a great employee can fall upon hard times for various reasons. Darwin states we should cut the dying branch from the vine, they will not adapt in time and will corrupt the system. The Bible states to build up your network so when you are down you will find support in your neighbor. This is the choice behind what we believe and the framework science is building.
How do we explain that in business (Simon Sinek) the empathetic leader builds the strongest of trust, and motivation within their organization? This flies in the face of Darwin's thoughts within natural selection.
I would submit that the Bible offers great business acumen and the use of power in which places. If we are to choose between theories of how to be a great leader Darwin offers structure to our system, the Bible offers us humanity in execution.
Please accept my apologies in my comments. This debate is one that needs to come forward and i find it challenging when we cant debate the issues. Leadership is a process of gathering the best information you can and deciding within a time frame, a course of action. Data must be sorted and reviewed within the corporate interest, but also from a human perspective. I state only that we need to describe the human aspect of decision from a different theory.17/09/2017 #9 Harvey Lloyd@Lada 🏡 Prkic if i could now comment with the Christian bias. Sociologists, anthropologists and historians have gathered evidence to show the Bible's accuracy in plenty of areas. Considering the illiteracy of the people of the time where scribes existed i would state the mere fact the Bible made it through so many centuries of rewrites without morphing is amazing.
In the formation of our solar system some pretty amazing things came to be. Suffice it to say the search for exoplanets has been an exercise in understanding the unique condition of earth and its beginnings.
Darwin's theory requires a belief as we travel backwards. Pretty sound until we get back to the beginning. A rocky ball that is molten, cools, somehow collects water and the right chemistry happens that makes proteins and forms life. They have tried and failed to create the life under similar conditions. They can create the proteins but they cant make life emerge. So we had to offer an alternative, the life didn't emerge here, but on an asteroid and it landed here. Nebulous at best.
This is where we are today. I offer no future outlook. I do have to choose a belief system that guides me through life. I have made "my choice" based on the evidence "i" see today. The red herrings of the past and future do me no good today. When the aliens show up then i will reconsider my position, maybe.17/09/2017 #8 Harvey Lloyd@Lada 🏡 Prkic your question, i believe, gets to the heart of the matter. Let me express my Christian bias upfront. Your question is a daunting one from both sides of the isle. Parents should have the "right" to guide their children as they see fit. However that issue has become a hot topic since some scientists rebranded Darwinism from theory to absolute and then went further to express it as proof God doesn't exist.
Darwinism is a scientific viewpoint where all the known evidence is collected tested and viewed as the current opinion. Its not a religion. Religion is a belief system that may or may not include a creation story that helps us live our lives through proverbial social understanding. The two are oil and water. No matter how much science stirs or religion mixes the ideals don't blend or repel, except in the headlines.
As to the school debacle. Darwinism is a scientific theory like all the others, teach it as such. Religion is a belief system that many societies were built on, teach as such. I believe the rub is in the belief. I will choose what i feel is important for my children believe. My point of view was pretty open. When my children came home with the questions of creationism Vs Natural selection. I said at some point you will have to choose.
Choose was the operative word. Don't let others decide how you will live your life. Science needs to respect the boundaries of their theories and teachers need to remove their belief bias in teaching any subject.17/09/2017 #7 Lada 🏡 Prkic#6 Interesting comment Harvey. We can say, please don't tell me what to believe, but what do you think our children should be taught in schools. Currently, in most western countries only evolutionary biology is taught in public education.
Turkey removes Darwin’s theory of evolution from its national curriculum (which is not surprising at all given to the state policy). Serbia is also launching petition for expelling Darwin from school.
On the other side of the spectrum are the Czech Republic, Sweden, Estonia, Hungary, Germany ...16/09/2017 #6 Harvey LloydI struggle with observation that draws conclusions. I can only think that aliens looking at earth through a telescope would observe and conclude what? No i don't reside in Roswell. But in observational theory we can can conclude most anything. What we observed is fact and can be detailed but dovetailing multiple conclusions of why into a fact does not create truth.
The real answer to the question is, We don't know. I think it interesting that Darwinism is placed in direct conflict with religion. Why does Darwinism need to have a nemesis? Religion does not require a nemesis in the sense of creation but only the choice of what to believe.
I found Mr. Coyne to be not a scientist but a crusader against something that he doesn't believe. I am fine with his choices. Demeaning others and their beliefs based on his own beliefs, of a theory that we can not prove with anything other than anecdotal observation and circumstantial evidence, proves to me that in the end, its just a collection of theories, piled on top of opinions and someone believes it.
How is this different than religious beliefs? When we couple the theory of evolution with the big bang theory that has now evolved into string theory as we couldn't explain where the beginning truly is, we now have Walt Disney theater with his best animators working to prove something we cant.
String theory, multiple dimensions and other thoughts to make the big bang theory work is a matter of faith. I enjoy Darwinism theories, and also the theories of the big bang. But please don't tell me what to believe when each scientific discovery is always touted as the discovery that will prove scientifically the evolutionary theory or destroy religion.
I don't like religious people who threaten nor science. Should we show up to our tombstone with any belief we will meet Darwin. By becoming part of the cosmic footprint or through our belief in God. The choice is yours.04/09/2017 #3 Geoff Hudson-Searle#1 Interesting observations @xx xx I was having a discussion yesterday on what is right and what is wrong, like evolution, which was born in 1858 as a theory, what also became a fact, and a part of truth, a great explanation of this was a video by Jerry Coyne https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqxCoibTtaI certainly worth a review.04/09/2017 #2 Joanne GardockiWell said, @Geoff Hudson-Searle. "How much time do you spend on the front-line observing your team or your customers rather than analysing second or third-hand data?" resonates. Real connection to and appreciation for team and customers will go along way in support of adaptation.04/09/2017 #1 xx xxMoving forward, we need to start looking at emergence, evolution is far too incomplete.
Everything is fields, it is all information. The lawful regularities of our physical reality are emergent.
There is an organizing principle involved, something like quantum random walks in state space. All we have are the relationship of measured things and incomplete descriptions. We are made of stuff but this stuff is something that cannot be regarded as real.
- Producer16/09/2017Respect, Simplicity and HumilityI read a fabulous buzz this afternoon by our very own Phil Johnson. I have to admit to you Phil, what drew me in to your buzz was the wonderful title..."Energy Vampire University"...I am a long time believer in the energy vampire and have gone to...
Comments22/10/2017 #27 Cyndi wilkins@CityVP 🐝 Manjit...You have inspired this comment that seems to fit perfectly within this buzz...Thank you;-)
Being in a constant mental/emotional state of fear and aggression, be it conscious or unconscious, creates changes in our physiological function by increasing discharges in the sympathetic/parasympathetic nervous systems, laying the ground work for impending disease and dysfunction...The severity of dysfunction depends upon the length of time spent in this state of emotional turmoil and it's intensity. By holding on to pain and trauma and focusing on the fear being generated by 'rogue rage' we keep the process going in a continual feedback loop of negatively charged energy.
We have the ability to self-manage our emotions by focusing on positively charged techniques to reinforce our own neural pathways...With this in mind, it becomes very clear to us just how powerful our own minds are and how they can be used against us as a means of control by others with deceptive intentions. So when someone says to me..."What can I possibly do to help the state of the world...I am just one person." I say there's a hellava lot you can do!
If we all focused on regulating our psychological/physiological function by regular practice of positive reinforcement techniques, we will significantly influence our perception of the world and our experience of it...We need to have a vision beyond the current state of the world to create a positive impact.22/10/2017 #26 Cyndi wilkins#24 I hear ya @Pamela 🐝 Williams...People tend to recoil at that very thought of it...But I think this is becoming more and more clear to people as being fact rather than fiction as we witness the power struggle going on within the global elite and their blatant disregard for human life when it comes to "Who's King of the Hill"...Our Democracy has been undermined and our futures hijacked by a 'slave system' of corruption of the media and monopolization power and money.
The fear that has been created within the human emotional system is the 'weapon of mass destruction' all these leaders keep claiming they have developed and will use against any foreign invaders...There are no foreign invaders...We are our own worst enemies when it comes to our knee-jerk reactions to fear...If any of these sociopaths at the helm launched 'the big one' it is sure suicide...A global game of chicken.
Our primary responsibility here is to evolve ourselves from the inside out...by raising our awareness to the fact that we have the power over our own personal decisions that directly impacts our lives and the lives of every living soul affected by those decisions...A sort of 'grass roots' movement to consciously create a ripple effect throughout the human psyche...With enough of us focusing our thoughts on cleaning our own emotional closets perhaps we can shift perceptions and create the circuit necessary to open the flow of new ideas...The power is in the minds of the people...It is time to take it back...
#25 Ditto @Lisa Vanderburg;-)22/10/2017 #24 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsWow Cyndi; this has been my theory for a while but ironically it was fear of a "conspiracy theorist" label
"We live in a society of fear and aggression as a means of control...where power and wealth has been transferred from the many to the very few. The destabilization of the emotional system is very much an intended result by those in positions of power and they wish to keep it that way... This has created a tear in the fabric of the cognitive process."
It has been in process for awhile; fear is a great weapon; I question to what lengths leaders will go to instill and maintain that fear.22/09/2017 #21 Cyndi wilkins#20 Thank you Mac;-) What I've learned through my years as a bodywork specialist is the people we refer to as the 'energy vampires' tend to dump their own emotional short comings (or shit) onto others so as to lighten their load and make themselves feel better.
I always remind them, and myself for that matter, when you dump your trash in someone else's yard it will surely blow back into yours;-)18/09/2017 #18 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#16 Renaître which brings us back to the etymology of Renaissance. Cool stuff Cyndi !
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=renaissance16/09/2017 #14 Lisa Vanderburg#7 Well, I'm buggered @Harvey Lloyd :)
You have identified the dilemma: Solomon is permitted to build the temple; his father David is not, yet he gathers all the material. That said, I agree with you; I am most certainly working in 'desperation mode'...to be on constant alert; to 'anticipate' is bleedin' knackering! :)16/09/2017 #10 Cyndi wilkins#7 Thank you for your wonderful thoughts @Harvey Lloyd...
"A little macabre but time and tombstones represents the great equalizer in the grand scheme of things."
This reminds me of the beautiful poem "The Dash" by Linda Ellis...The dash representing the time spent on Earth between the year of our death and that of our birth...I read it at my dad's funeral...He was a living example of the words...
"Be less quick to anger, and so appreciation more...and love the people in our lives like we've never loved before...Treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile...remembering that this special dash might only last a little while..."
Godspeed dad...You inspire me to be a better person...16/09/2017 #9 Cyndi wilkins#1 No apologies necessary Sir...Your mistake is to my benefit as it perhaps brings another set of eyes and voices to the discussions...Yours, mine and ours;-)
Also thank you @Lisa Vanderburg...for always being an inspiring voice to all the discussions you participate in...Steady as she goes you are;-)
- 13/09/2017How to allow yourself to feel?
By becoming first aware how you are avoiding some feelings - both difficult ones and good ones. Here are the usual ways we all use:
- quickly moving to another thing from the one that's causing discomfort
- forcing yourself to think positively when you obviously dont feel like it
- forcing yourself to keep doing something or stick to a schedule that doesnt feel good
- trying too early to find the cause of the discomfort by analyzing or reasoning through
- turning on the TV
- having sex
- yelling at someone
- rejecting a compliment
- downplaying your accomplishments
- the moment you start feeling joy, telling yourself there is still much to do and accomplish
- not sharing your excitement about something
- not celebrating a breakthrough
- trying to put an idea into action before you thoroughly enjoyed daydreaming about it.
All of these are our unknown acts of self-agression and complete devaluation of self. Instead, try to catch yourself doing these and then slowly stop. Take a seat or lie down, breathe, send yourself some love and compassion directly with your thoughts and energy like you would towards a friend a need, create some loving space between you and whatever you were doing. In this calm moment, ask yourself how do I feel, whats the best thing for me to do now, whats something I can do that would disturb me the least, how can I conserve energy and support myself now. Listen and do what your inner self, your inner child, your soul, your intuition, your heart tell you.
Much later when you have calmed down and are back to a normal state, spend some time reviewing what feeling arose in that moment you were triggered and went in over-reaction or over-compensation mode. Give yourself time to explore and write or speak about it.
- 13/09/2017How Gratitude Can Help You Build Resilienceadvice.shinetext.com Gratitude reminds us of the tools we have to...
- Producer08/09/2017What are Limiting Beliefs and What Causes Them?There is so much talk about Limiting Beliefs. What are, in fact, limiting beliefs and what causes them? Simply put, it’s a way we interpret life that happens to us. I will elaborate in a way so you gain a clear understanding to what’s key...
Comments08/09/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Dunja Rado- you radiate facts and this buzz is the proof. You are spot on as limiting beliefs are the chains that tie up our minds and imprison them within a very limited boundary of movement.
I agree with your conclusion that the source or root cause of limiting beliefs are overwhelming emotions. Emotions lead to thoughts and thoughts to action. You may find the images in my presentation on Visual Storytelling quite relevant to your buzz and you are welcome to use them should you decide to.
- 03/09/2017It's a great time to do some personal development work. Breakthrough sessions to help you move beyond old patterns and get new projects launched.
If you need support in achieving fast results during this time, message me for a complimentary 15 minute call.Full Moon in Pisces 6th September 2017 Pam talks about the first half of September and the Full Moon in Pisces on the 6th. We are still in the intense Eclipse energy, and that will continue for...
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