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  1. Andrew Goldman

    Andrew Goldman

    31/10/2016
    Some positive walk in the forest
    Some positive walk in the forest Weather doesn't...
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    Federico Álvarez San Martín
    31/10/2016 #1 Federico Álvarez San Martín
    Great @Andrew Goldman! Thanks for sharing.
  2. ProducerDavid B. Grinberg
    Aurorasa Coaching Articles
    Aurorasa Coaching ArticlesMastering The Art Of GratitudeNew Article about Empathy MisconceptionsThe Myth Of MultitaskingInfographic HappinessInterview with Don KerrNeuroGym 5th annual Live Brain-A-Thon100 Day Challenge Review Ryan BlairDifferences Between Changemaker and...
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    Aurorasa Sima
    26/10/2016 #5 Aurorasa Sima
    #1 I´d be grateful if you could say "hi" on the one I just posted on LI (with the purple background ... not the Python) (;
    María Teresa Redondo Infantes
    26/10/2016 #4 María Teresa Redondo Infantes
    Life is just a dream that ends when you're faced with reality.
    David B. Grinberg
    26/10/2016 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Aurorasa, that's quite an impressive reading list there. Kudos on all of your "sweet honey" and other blog posts which always offer important advice. I shared this in the following hives, "beBee in English" and "Publishers & Bloggers" and "Leadership." Buzz on, my friend...
    Javier beBee
    26/10/2016 #1 Javier beBee
    Wow !!! A great list to read . Thanks
  3. ProducerSimon Gray

    Simon Gray

    10/10/2016
    Take your passion and make it happen!
    Take your passion and make it happen!This blog post is about three things many people struggle with in life, and especially when it comes to successful job search:1) Focusing on and following their passion.2) The application of acquired knowledge to achieve their goal.3) The continued...
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    Simon Gray
    31/10/2016 #9 Simon Gray
    #6 Thank you for your kind comment Ali, it's much appreciated. I'll be sure to take a look at your buzz. As they say – great minds...! Best wishes, Simon
    Simon Gray
    31/10/2016 #8 Simon Gray
    #7 Thank you Tausif – procrastination is the enemy and the excuse many fall into the trap of using. Great to connect on here with you. Best wishes, Simon
    Tausif Mundrawala
    24/10/2016 #7 Tausif Mundrawala
    Passion is like a burning desire which should be kept burning keeping it away from an extinguisher known as 'procrastination'. I agree with you on all scores that we need to utilize our knowledge by implementing it practically. Thank you so much for bringing forth this subject.
    Ali Anani
    24/10/2016 #6 Ali Anani
    @Simon Gray- this is a beautiful buzz. I agree with you 100% and I am sure @Lisa Gallagher knows this by now. Without being aware of your buzz I published fifteen minutes ago a buzz on unexpected passion migrations and how they resulted in great successes. I agree with you, with Lisa's comment and I am sharing proudly
    Simon Gray
    24/10/2016 #5 Simon Gray
    #4 Hi Lisa, thanks for your kind comment – it's much appreciated. For me passion is everything – if you follow your passion you'll never give up of get bored. As it's what you were meant to do – success is only a matter of time. Best wishes, Simon
    Lisa Gallagher
    15/10/2016 #4 Lisa Gallagher
    You're an inspiration @Simon Gray! I'm glad you found your passion because opportunities are limitless once we do. Oddly or coincidently, I found my passion after networking with certain people like @John White, MBA, watching his enthusiasm for something he believed so strongly in. I'm not sure if John realizes he's been a silent mentor of mine. He has WAY more experience than I do but I found my passion is helping others to achieve their goals if I believe in the goal they are trying to attain. That's when I began to promote beBee (and I'm saying this as Lisa, not the Lisa with the label of Ambassador). @Javier beBee's energy was also contagious. I grew to respect these men and from that point on, I was on and still am, a mission, to see beBee become all they dream of it being and more! I didn't begin this endeavor with anything selfish in mind at all, and I still don't approach my efforts in a selfish manner. I had fun finding ways to help them promote beBee and my passion has only grown.
    Brian McKenzie
    15/10/2016 #3 Brian McKenzie
    #2 @Simon Gray in this day and age of technology - if a company can't auto skript a form letter rejection - it says volumes about the quality of interaction one should expect from corporate 'leadership' - Their passive aggressive non-response speaks louder than any branded happy story they tell on their 'ABOUT' page.
    Simon Gray
    15/10/2016 #2 Simon Gray
    #1 Hi Brian and thanks for your comment. Rejection is just part of the process and sometimes it's silent (no letter or other form of communication). What's important is to stay disciplined and keep going. Best wishes, Simon
    Brian McKenzie
    11/10/2016 #1 Brian McKenzie
    Bloody hell - I would be ecstatic with a rejection letter. 6 seconds at the end of the ATS suckhole doesn't even yield those anymore.
  4. ProducerPaul Kearley

    Paul Kearley

    11/10/2016
    You Can Run But You Can’t Hide: How to Coach and Be Coached.
    You Can Run But You Can’t Hide: How to Coach and Be Coached.Behind every mask that we wear, lies another just waiting to be exposed. Dan and I were sitting in his car, just finishing up lunch when we got into one of the most meaningful and productive conversations that I have ever had with a...
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  5. ProducerLynsey Heeks

    Lynsey Heeks

    10/10/2016
    Are you mentally tough?
    Are you mentally tough?Let me introduce myself as some of you may already know me but some of you may not! My name is Lynsey Heeks and I am Trainer and Director of a training company called Professional Futures Ltd. I have been a lecturer/tutor of Leadership, Management...
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    Mamen Delgado
    11/10/2016 #6 Mamen Delgado
    Welcome to beBee @Lynsey Heeks!! Love those 4 areas you talk about, I'll follow your Producers closely. 💫
    Aaron Skogen
    10/10/2016 #5 Aaron Skogen
    Welcome to the hives @Lynsey Heeks. THis is a solid post, well done. In particular, I like that you wrapped it up with using what you learned to improve. After all, I think leadership requires a strong sense of self awareness and an intense willingness to keep improving. That is how we as leaders become able to inspire in order for others to aspire.
    José Ramón López
    10/10/2016 #4 José Ramón López
    Very interesting article and nice photo! Welcome @Lynsey Heeks
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    10/10/2016 #3 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Great precepts, out of experience and insights, which inspire others to learn something new for successful pathways.
    Cepee Tabibian
    10/10/2016 #2 Cepee Tabibian
    Great article @Lynsey Heeks!
    Javier beBee
    10/10/2016 #1 Javier beBee
    Thanks for sharint it ! @Lynsey Heeks welcome to the hive !
  6. ProducerKevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    16/06/2016
    Work / Life Balance - and other Fallacies
    Work / Life Balance - and other FallaciesThere is much information available today on work / life balance.  I've tried for years to achieve it, and came to the conclusion that sitting in the middle of this continuum is a grand exercise in futility. The problem for me is that there are...
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    Kevin Pashuk
    31/10/2016 #28 Kevin Pashuk
    #27 Thanks Robert. My darling wife is both amazed and frustrated that I am singularly focused in my tasks. When she cooks, she is not only preparing dinner, mopping the floor, talking on the phone with our kids, and counselling someone via text messages. When I'm in the kitchen, it's more like "Get everyone out of the house! Be quiet! Can't you see I'm boiling water here????"

    Actually, it's not (quite) that bad, but like you, I tend to focus on the task at hand. My matrix above is a check point to make sure I'm giving attention to all the areas in my life that will need attention at one point or another.
    Robert Cormack
    31/10/2016 #27 Robert Cormack
    Nice post, Kevin. Life balance is truly the hardest thing to accomplish (even when you've figured out the shortcomings of the Austin Mini). Rather than try to find life's balance, I prefer to separate them out, working on each individually. Some are easier than others, some are a bitch. If we try to accomplish all at once, we tend to fail or give up. Focusing on one at a time gives us hope and confidence. During the writing of a book, for instance, I have no interest in anything else (except health). I'll go months without talking to friends, but if I get the book right, I become a talkative bastard. Dealing singularly gives us a starting point (and, God, we need starting points). With each success, we move on, improving the others. Think of it as a mainframe with lots of slots for more memory. We all want more memory (just in case we actually accomplish something).
    Karen Anne Kramer  ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015
    30/10/2016 #26 Anonymous
    @@Kevin Pashuk I head for the woods is how I break away. I love to watch my dogs go thru the streams and I'm serious about fishing. I can be free. There is nothing that can beat fresh fish. Chop wood and make a fire. Get my hands dirty and clear out my mind. I'm really at home in the mountains. I wish I could be there all the time. 🌺
    Kevin Pashuk
    18/10/2016 #25 Kevin Pashuk
    Thanks for sharing this again @Tony Rossi!
    Irene Hackett
    08/10/2016 #24 Anonymous
    I loved this @Kevin Pashuk! I am not whole if all my energy is spent on only one aspect of what it means to be human. Although some life circumstances will require periods of undivided attention. I like your categories and can see them as overlapping as opposed to compartmentalizations. For me, balance seems to happen more when I am releasing the reigns.
    Javier beBee
    08/10/2016 #23 Javier beBee
    @Kevin Pashuk I really enjoyed this buzz. Thank you. Life is great, and there is only one, that is the reason why we are here to enjoy, and taking easy. I am taking apart negative people from my life.
    debasish majumder
    08/10/2016 #22 debasish majumder
    intriguing post indeed Kevin Pushuk! i guess, we have little to do in terms of controlling our boxes as you describe. our external world used to play they key role and that actually the ingredient which being instilled through fuel injector, determining the induction mechanism to work, mobilizing us to get the momentum. we are forced to act according to the available circumstances, where our personal life and desire have very little significance. besides, our life is not a machine, where the reflection in our faculty used to play a key role. car can be your fancy, but car have no life, neither have at all any ability to make any decision, effecting our decisions, and moreover, along with steering, five wheels are of great significance along with the human effort which is the driving force of world history. however, nice post. enjoyed read. thank you for sharing the post.
    Kevin Pashuk
    08/10/2016 #21 Kevin Pashuk
    #20 Thanks Lisa, and thanks for the share.
    Lisa Gallagher
    08/10/2016 #20 Lisa Gallagher
    The picture of the car is really cool @Kevin Pashuk. I think it's great that your art students drew pictures of the car. Love the matrix boxes and the 6 components of a healthy life. Real goals one can achieve, even if just one goal a day is written in the boxes. My son and daughter both have date nights with their spouses once a month. I wish that concept would have been around when we were younger and raising kids (well even if we weren't raising kids). I see that as a very healthy aspect to a relationship. My daughter is so cute about it- you'd think she was going out on a date with her boyfriend, not her husband! That's how it should be :)) Thanks for this.
    Kevin Pashuk
    08/10/2016 #19 Kevin Pashuk
    #18 Thanks Aleta.
    Aleta Curry
    08/10/2016 #18 Aleta Curry
    Thanks for this, @Kevin Pashuk. Too often, people are thinking laterally or one dimensionally, as if everything works for everyone, or presenting either/or scenarios. The truth is that we are not one trick ponies, and we are complicated, therefore our planned solutions for healthy, balanced living, have to take that into account.
    Kevin Pashuk
    08/10/2016 #17 Kevin Pashuk
    #15 Thanks for the comments and share Karen. The car actually belongs to one of my team. He had it parked in the circle so the art students could draw it. I keep a camera near so was able to get a shot.
    Karen Anne Kramer  ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015
    08/10/2016 #16 Anonymous
    @Kevin Pashuk SHARED in Lifestyle
    Karen Anne Kramer  ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015
    08/10/2016 #15 Anonymous
    @Kevin Pashuk.. Well Kevin! What a challenge for me always bringing my(very slight) OCD ALONG when I read articles. Truth be known, I cannot take my eyes off that car! Read a paragraph., then back to the car. such a lovely fun and ultra smart organized way to live. This was so informative. I thank you ! KAK ( I am putting my initials on because I am not well known here) I will.be if I can just stop looking at cool cars!
    Kevin Pashuk
    16/06/2016 #14 Kevin Pashuk
    #13 Thanks for the compliments @Aaron Skogen. I do tend to agree with you about the listicle - even though a number of my posts have them. I did a fair bit of blogging for a technical magazine and they wanted blogs that had "5 Things..." in the title. I'm not proud, so any newer work will try to avoid it.
    Aaron Skogen
    16/06/2016 #13 Aaron Skogen
    Love the matrix @Kevin Pashuk. I'm not a fan of the listicle commonly found over on LI, and I was concerned this may be one. Thankfully it was not! You have touched on a point about balance that I completely believe in, that there is not "one size fits all" rule. We each find balance in different ways. Your matrix happens to correspond to my approach. Work is but a small part of the complete tapestry of our lives. Thanks for a well articulated and thoughtful post Kevin.
    James McElearney
    16/06/2016 #12 James McElearney
    The original mini is the only mini, there is nothing¨"mini" about BMW´s version! really enjoyed this read @Kevin Pashuk some great little tips and nice and simple to remember
    Kevin Pashuk
    16/06/2016 #11 Kevin Pashuk
    #10 The original Mini will forever be in my heart @Dean Owen. While they were an engineering force to be reckoned with, and would go practically anywhere, they weren't about to be acting as limos for the rich and famous. My son bought one of the new minis, and while pretty, it missed the mark on so many points for those of us who experienced the original. It's much like those who insist tofu is a great substitute for steak, having never tasted the wonder of charbroiled beef.
    Dean Owen
    16/06/2016 #10 Dean Owen
    Unlocking the internal secret of happiness - an exceptional thought process ruined only by your assumption that the new BMW made Mini's are sexy and the original Mini, Car of the Century, was a piece of junk. For that reason, I give you one star! Let's not forget the Mini Cooper S won the Monte Carlo rally 3 times in the 1960's! (Angryface)
    Kevin Pashuk
    16/06/2016 #9 Kevin Pashuk
    #8 My mini also had 4 wee cylinders @Ken Boddie, but my life has 6... so I had to expand the model to fit my life. That car was a wonder. With your butt approximately 3" (7.5cm for those of you who are younger) off the roadway, it was more like driving a go cart. It would feel like you were doing 100 mph, then you look down and realize you were really doing 30.
  7. ProducerIan Weinberg

    Ian Weinberg

    08/10/2016
    Perhaps we ought to read the stars?
    Perhaps we ought to read the stars?The intrinsic fear of insecurity has pervaded the human condition ever since the beginning of recorded time. This fear manifests in the collective defense of the familiar and of the status quo – the comfort zone. Those that have presented...
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    Ian Weinberg
    08/10/2016 #9 Ian Weinberg
    #8 @Deb Helfrich thanks for that. I sincerely believe that we are evolving into a new scientific space as we speak. The old has not provided adequate answers. The substrate for 'legitimate' enquiry has narrowed significantly as more and more concepts have become inconvenient for incorporation into existing models. I would name Rupert Sheldrake and physicist Dean Radin amongst several others, who are birthing a new science.
    Deb Helfrich
    08/10/2016 #8 Deb Helfrich
    Ah, Rupert Sheldrake has done some fascinating science. The easiest to approach is around how dogs know when their owners are coming home. And here is a pertinent quote from his book titled "Morphic Resonance"

    "Although evidence is piling up that cosmology is evolutionary, old habits of thought die hard. Most scientists take eternal Laws of Nature for granted – not because they have thought about them in the context of the Big Bang, but because they haven't.
    Laws anthropomorphize because what are laws in relation to nature, and there is no parallel in nature for monarchs or parliaments or congresses. The legal metaphor is incoherent.
    I suggest a new possibility. The regularities of nature are not imposed on nature from a transcendent realm, but evolve within the universe. What happens depends on what has happened before. Memory is inherent in nature. It is transmitted by a process called morphic resonance, and works through fields called morphic fields."

    This is in parallel with all of the studies about embodied cognition, wherein our senses of very subtle things influence our behavior in very marked ways. Of course, we are in many ways just as invisibly effected by the macro world as the micro world. The age of rational intellect as the supreme force in the universe is all but over.

    It is only human to think about things. It is socialized dogma to find certain things not worth thinking about.

    I am quite eager to surrender to the possibilities that I am so far unable to fathom.
    Chas Wyatt
    08/10/2016 #6 Chas Wyatt
    @Ian Weinberg, Velikovsky's theories about planetary collisions were laughed at by the scientific community,but, are now regarded seriously by that same community. The theory of floating Tektonic plates on the Earth's magma was once also scoffed at. If it weren't for the moon's pull we would not have tides and the seas would essentially be dead. Astrology is based on a twelve planetary system. Planet x, a tenth planet is becoming more and more accepted by the scientific community as well as a possible 11th planet. Many esoteric teachings and beliefs are beginning to be accepted by science as not just being cloaked in the veil of myth and folktales, but, being rooted in reality.
    Ian Weinberg
    08/10/2016 #5 Ian Weinberg
    #4 @I know very little about it so can't give an opinion.
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/10/2016 #4 Aurorasa Sima
    What is your opinion of vedic astrology?
    Melissa Hefferman
    08/10/2016 #3 Anonymous
    I like to explore science, but I'm not a scientist so my feeble mind only grasps so far. At some point, I say to myself, wasn't all science conjecture at some point or another in human history anyways until proven/disproven and our beliefs subsequently evolved? I also like to explore poetry, literature, music and art, and sometimes I think they are all saying the very same things, they just use different languages and words and expressions. When I explore my heart, the stars whisper things to me. Maybe that's where both science and art are born. Maybe that's what is Awakening. Maybe.
    Peter van Doorn
    08/10/2016 #2 Peter van Doorn
    Scientists need evidence. At some point in the very near future, we will not be able to find evidence anymore. Is that the end of science? I wonder.

    I even wonder if the end of science would be a disaster or a blessing?

    What did science do for humanity? Agreed, we live longer. The quantity of years improved dramaticly. I dare to say the quality of life itself did not improve. In the old days you had to be physically strong to be free. Now you need mental strength.

    Science gave as weapons of mass destruction. Science gave us a long virtual life. I see so many people depending on technology.

    A life staring at your phone. Expressing yourself on social media. Virtual, prolonged life. Safe. That's it, isn't it, we feel safe.

    "Perhaps we ought to read the stars?" I have another suggestion. "Perhaps we ought to reach the stars?"

    We reached a point where we know so much. And we use all that knowledge for potential destruction and dependence. To make money.

    Two million years of evolution, and we are still apes.

    Maybe humanity is near a turning point. The way we chose is up to us. Not to me. The universe is not going to change because of our actions.
    We are free. And thus alone.
    Gert Scholtz
    08/10/2016 #1 Gert Scholtz
    @Ian Weinberg Fascinating look into the overlap of science and pseudoscience. Thanks Ian
  8. Dunja Radosavljevic
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    If you book a discovery call today you will get a discount of 45% on my session fee. So you will get my honest and trustworthy advice and attention to guide your transformation, your quick - one session transformation, which I have done over and over again with many people successfully but TODAY for $275 instead of $500 which is my regular fee.

    Here is what one of my client said: "" From the first moment Dunja digged deep, and uncovered my true fear, the fear which I never realised was laying underneath the surface. She helped me deal with it in the moment and stayed with me in thoughts, spirit and vocally that I felt safe the whole time. Even though I broke down in tears I came out stronger and more brave, ready to take on what I fear and ready to face anything life is going to throw to me. If I feel that the voice of fear wants me to drag me down, I acknowledge it but tell it to take a back seat while I walk or dance it away. Jump and unleash your block(s) with Dunja, You will never be sorry." Elmaret Fourie #60minutecoach
    Dunja Radosavljevic
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  9. ProducerSushmita Thakare Jain
    Breakthrough the Wall of negativity!
    Breakthrough the Wall of negativity!The power of positivity has never been as important as it is today!We all hit the 'Rock Bottom' at some point of the time, some then lose the path while few refocus and move ahead.Today i'm going to share few quotes with you which down the years...
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  10. Javier beBee

    Javier beBee

    05/10/2016
    " Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition " Javier beBee
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    Loribeth Pierson
    06/10/2016 #5 Loribeth Pierson
    Life is a lot simpler when you follow your intuition.
    Melissa Hefferman
    05/10/2016 #4 Anonymous
    #3 Yes on mindset, but a mind without heart is blind to itself, and blind to others, and that is not what this World of ours needs more of. We CAN lift each other up! There is a better, brighter, way and I, for one, will walk that truth forever!
    Andrew Goldman
    05/10/2016 #3 Andrew Goldman
    It is life. We either live and enjoy. Or survive and suffer. Btw all depends on the mindset)
    Matt Sweetwood
    05/10/2016 #2 Matt Sweetwood
    Until I learned to do this, I often made mistakes... And some BIG ones too. #trustyourself
    Melissa Hefferman
    05/10/2016 #1 Anonymous
    Why yes. I am, I do, I will. One Love. 💖
  11. ProducerEnrique Rubio

    Enrique Rubio

    05/10/2016
    The Power of Believing in Yourself
    The Power of Believing in YourselfImagine that you have an imaginary friend (maybe you already do!). Let's call this friend "B". What would happen if B continually told you that you're not valuable, that you can't do something or don't have the capacities to achieve your dreams?...
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    Renée Cormier
    05/10/2016 #4 Renée Cormier
    I always tell people (and myself, sometimes) to change the talk in your head. I agree with you completely. Much of what holds us back in any situation will depend on how we choose to frame things in our own minds. Being your own cheerleader is very important, but I think everyone also needs an external cheerleader in life in order to combat feelings of self-doubt. I am glad you are inclined to encourage others. People who put up emotional road blocks for others are a dime a dozen.
    Julie Hickman
    05/10/2016 #3 Julie Hickman
    "Like any good friend, we want him to stop us, slap us in the face and tell us that it’s ok to fall and fail, and that if we do, we will stand up again and continue the journey." - @Enrique Rubio View more
    "Like any good friend, we want him to stop us, slap us in the face and tell us that it’s ok to fall and fail, and that if we do, we will stand up again and continue the journey." - @Enrique Rubio
    We all need to be mindful of what our inner monologue is telling us at any given moment. Wonderfully crafted story with a very important lesson. Close
    Tausif Mundrawala
    05/10/2016 #2 Tausif Mundrawala
    Believing in ourselves is the first step towards success. Well there is lot to learn and do in this world rather than wasting our time behind others by backbiting and gossiping about them.Thanks for this post, @Enrique Rubio View more
    Believing in ourselves is the first step towards success. Well there is lot to learn and do in this world rather than wasting our time behind others by backbiting and gossiping about them.Thanks for this post, @Enrique Rubio. Close
    David Navarro López
    05/10/2016 #1 Anonymous
    Tremendo Post, Enrique. If I had to choose a thought, I really agree with that one: "And if what B listens from us is bad things about others, he will eventually use those same messages against us… So, don’t be part of gossiping and avoid talking badly about those around you. Become a positive friend for B as well."
    Our unconscious is always listening and has no humor sense.
  12. ProducerCatalina Serrano
    Is Discipline a Crutch?
    Is Discipline a Crutch?As a 60 Minute Business Coach I hear often these cries from my clients:- Oh, I am failing to keep up with my schedule- I am not getting results as I had before with same activities- I need to be held more accountable- My mind can’t keep a focus- I...
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    Dunja Radosavljevic
    25/08/2016 #1 Dunja Radosavljevic
    My apologies ladies, I didn't mean to post a few times the same article - and now I see I didi it 3 times - forgive me, I hate spamming any group more then the ext person - I tried to delete it when I released but the window for it passed. This is all due to Mercury Retrograde - which in Astrology messes up all communications, plans, contracts etc, t sat now end of August and goes through end of Sept - so be weary and be prepared for some things to go haywire a bit.
  13. ProducerEvelyn Kloetzer

    Evelyn Kloetzer

    09/06/2016
    Crucial Conversations – Tools for talking when stakes are high
    Crucial Conversations – Tools for talking when stakes are highBefore having read “Crucial Conversations” I probably would have played down the importance of reading it in general and even more the importance of ME reading it. No surprise, now I´ve done it, I´d just say it´s a solid base to start with if you...
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    CityVP Manjit
    19/08/2016 #2 CityVP Manjit
    Dear Evelyn, the book Crucial Conversations is indeed an excellent desk companion and it is made even better when we accompany this reading with the work done by the Harvard Negotiation Project called "Difficult Conversations" http://www.peace.ca/difficultconversations.pdf View more
    Dear Evelyn, the book Crucial Conversations is indeed an excellent desk companion and it is made even better when we accompany this reading with the work done by the Harvard Negotiation Project called "Difficult Conversations" http://www.peace.ca/difficultconversations.pdf When insights from both books are coupled - they form really excellent resources in our reference library.

    There are books which one can read cover to cover or even simply glance and browse and that is the disposable value of knowledge, yet the iterative value of continuous improvement makes books like "Crucial Conversations" and "Difficult Conversations" as the books that accompany our own life journey. If I am reading a book on Accounting, once I know the methodology I know it, knowing how to do a trial balance is bit of knowledge. Knowing how to create meaningful relationships, that is a lot of life.

    We can have a lot of life and still have bits of knowledge or we can have lots of bits of life and lots of knowledge. I am a developing connoisseur of the former and that is the elegance I wish personally to live in, and today my learning is a learning journey - a journey with an endless horizon or at least until I crash into the rocks of so called reality.

    Most of our life journeys are to a destination and we are navigating challenges, and that is when conversation helps us with our challenges. Beyond this conversation helps us to see conversation and that in turn allows us to begin to see the whole - and even in an organizational situation - this is the actual smarter essence of when our leadership also becomes whole. Close
  14. ProducerBradley Gilbert

    Bradley Gilbert

    22/07/2016
    The Only Way to Get It Done Is to Do It.
    The Only Way to Get It Done Is to Do It.When I was in university doing my undergrad I developed a habit of procrastinating when it came to completing assignments. Rather than completing them ahead of time, I would wait for the last day or two before the deadline, stay up late and drive...
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    Bradley Gilbert
    23/07/2016 #3 Bradley Gilbert
    Definitely - You're welcome Nicholas!
    Nicholas Fester
    23/07/2016 #1 Nicholas Fester
    It's also that thing of disciplining yourself. But in the end it's just a matter of making that decision. Thanks for the encouragement!
  15. ProducerDunja Radosavljevic
    Is Socrates the Father of Coaching?
    Is Socrates the Father of Coaching?I have loved Socrates ever since college when I read Plato’s Republic. I was drawn and fascinated by his ability to convince and persuade. I almost went into law because of him and the Logic class I took.Reading this simple test Socrates runs with a...
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    Dunja Radosavljevic
    21/07/2016 #2 Dunja Radosavljevic
    Gracias, Javier! happy to be here and so glad someone thought of creating a network to compete with inked - they have been too long without competition. Hope you can grow Bebee rapidly! let me know if I can serve in any way!
    Javier beBee
    21/07/2016 #1 Javier beBee
    thanks for sharing it ! @Dunja Radosavljevic welcome to beBee !
  16. ProducerRebecca Liston

    Rebecca Liston

    19/07/2016
    The Art of Decision Making
    The Art of Decision MakingI’ve been thinking a lot these last few days about choices. Have you ever noticed how often people label a choice as either “good” or “bad” or “right” or “wrong” and how we talk about choices most often from the perspective of “what the consequences...
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    Julie Hickman
    12/08/2016 #19 Julie Hickman
    I had to read and review this piece again to see where I land in the decision process you've outlined. There is no question it's step 3. The decision was made, voiced, actions started and now.. "keep calm, stay the course and trust like hell that because you made the decision consciously everything will .. inevitably benefit everyone around you".
    Rebecca Liston
    21/07/2016 #18 Rebecca Liston
    #1 Thanks Deb. I am happy to be here. Bebee is a whole new world of social media to me. And, I LOVE to write about life and what's happening in the my world and the world around me. I will post something often, but I am always posting on my blog here: http://rebeccaliston.com/blog.
    Rebecca Liston
    21/07/2016 #17 Rebecca Liston
    #6 Thank you Sara! Glad to be here. Canuck and all!
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    20/07/2016 #16 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #14 I agree @Steven Brooks, small decisions are important, and I believe they come in handy as organizational tools for the bigger decisions.
    Max Carter
    20/07/2016 #15 Max Carter
    I find the decision making process is effected most by the ego representation of self we have chosen for our identity. The things we identify with using the word I often program the decisions we will make later to protect that expression of self that is who we are telling the world we are.
    Steven Brooks
    20/07/2016 #14 Steven Brooks
    Where we are today is not always about the big decisions we make. Often we are here because of many many very small decisions we made along the way, not realizing the accumulation of such small decisions over time would produce the fruit we now have to eat, of whatever flavor. Hope we learn to sense that small decisions are also very important.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    20/07/2016 #13 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Welcome to beBee Rebecca Liston and thank you for your very informative post.
    Deb Helfrich
    20/07/2016 #12 Deb Helfrich
    This is one of the most poignant articles I have ever read. Not only is the timing perfect, as I am in a near constant state of overwhelm with many important and irreversible decisions right now; but you have elucidated the exact 4 points that resonate with me as signposts along the journey to making and more importantly living with a decision.

    So glad you made your way to beBee today, @Rebecca Liston. I am very pleased to meet you!
    debasish majumder
    20/07/2016 #11 debasish majumder
    nice insight Rebecca Liston. enjoyed read. thanks for sharing it.
    Anees Zaidi
    20/07/2016 #10 Anees Zaidi
    Hi @Rebecca Liston warm welcome to beBee. Thanks for sharing your fabulous thoughts.
    Tahir Kashif
    20/07/2016 #9 Tahir Kashif
    Very nice. @Rebecca Liston
    Javier beBee
    20/07/2016 #8 Javier beBee
    @Rebecca Liston welcome to beBee ! Thanks for sharing it
    Sara Jacobovici
    20/07/2016 #7 Sara Jacobovici
    Let's give a warm beBee welcome to @Rebecca Liston. Rebecca has already made a great contribution with her first Buzz, a discussion of "The Art of Decision Making".
    Sara Jacobovici
    20/07/2016 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    Nice to see you on beBee @Rebecca Liston. This Buzz is a great introduction to your knowledge and insight. Wishing you all the success! I invite you to join the hive, beeBee for Canucks, eh.
    Rebecca Liston
    20/07/2016 #5 Rebecca Liston
    #1 Thank you, Julie! I have several more you may like on my blog at http://www.rebeccaliston.com/blog and I promise to post a new article every week!
    Julie Hickman
    19/07/2016 #1 Julie Hickman
    @Rebecca Liston, this piece took me on a literary roller-coaster with all the twists and turns you would expect when contemplating decisions of life altering magnitude. I loved reading your unique perspective and the wild ride it took me on. You have a new fan! :)
  17. ProducerMarcelo Martin

    Marcelo Martin

    18/07/2016
    What is Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction?
    What is Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction?Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn developed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Since its inception, MBSR has evolved into a common form of complementary medicine addressing a variety of health...
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  18. ProducerBradley Gilbert

    Bradley Gilbert

    08/07/2016
    You Shouldn’t Care About What People Think – 99% of the Time.
    You Shouldn’t Care About What People Think – 99% of the Time.Everyone has an opinion. You have an opinion, I have an opinion, your friends have an opinion – we all have an opinion. That’s the beauty of individuality, we all have the ability to see things from different perspectives. There’s no rule or law...
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    Bradley Gilbert
    15/07/2016 #4 Bradley Gilbert
    #3 Thank you @Mamen Delgado! I will follow back ;)
    Mamen Delgado
    15/07/2016 #3 Mamen Delgado
    Like your post @Bradley Gilbert, you say quite a few true things! Followed on Twitter by the way! ;)
    Bradley Gilbert
    09/07/2016 #2 Bradley Gilbert
    Thank you @John White, MBA. I definitely will!
    John White, MBA
    08/07/2016 #1 John White, MBA
    @Bradley Gilbert: Great post! I have promoted on Twitter via @bebee_blogs and @bebeecareertips. Feel to retweet to give more reach!
  19. ProducerPaul O'Neill

    Paul O'Neill

    11/07/2016
    Finding your right: The key to happiness
    Finding your right: The key to happiness"Happiness is an inside job."  - William Arthur WardRegardless of what others think or suggest, we must consider our own happiness when making decisions. Others may make suggestions and recommendations but only we know what is truly right for...
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  20. ProducerSteve Blakeman

    Steve Blakeman

    04/07/2016
    Make your mind up! (5 ways to beat your indecision)
    Make your mind up! (5 ways to beat your indecision)I'm a Libran. And if you believe the astrologers (which I don't) that means I make balanced decisions. Or some might say (e.g. my wife) that it takes me ages to make up my mind (which I also don't believe). If that were true (which it isn't) then...
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    Steve Blakeman
    04/07/2016 #5 Steve Blakeman
    #3 thanks for the comments @IreneHackett... glad you liked reading the piece as much as I enjoyed writing it (no seriously!)
    Steve Blakeman
    04/07/2016 #4 Steve Blakeman
    #1 thanks for the comment @Mary White... can't blame you for avoiding the Kardashians!
    Irene Hackett
    04/07/2016 #3 Anonymous
    @Steve Blakeman - this is great! Love the sense of humor - especially in the parenthetical comments. Just makes you think about the myriad of self-help information overload we are experiencing!
    Sharon King
    04/07/2016 #2 Sharon King
    Great advice @Steve Blakeman, turning negative feeling into physical action is really one of the most invigorating ways to shake off a nagging thought.
    Mary White
    04/07/2016 #1 Mary White
    Hahaha won't think about it I'll just try to experiment with all the options, but watching Keeping up With the Kardashians, I cherish my brain so much to put garbage in it. Kidding aside, great post @Steve Blakeman
  21. ProducerRichard Williams
    Career Advice from Antonio Banderas
    Career Advice from Antonio BanderasWhen Antonio first went to the US to build an acting career, he didn’t know ANY English – except for these words:  "Yes. I can do that" And so, in all his interviews, he would be asked if he could see himself doing this, that and the other, and...
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    Charles David Upchurch
    24/07/2016 #8 Charles David Upchurch
    I appreciate your suggestion of using volunteer opportunities to hone your skills, and to learn new skills. Good of you!
    Charles David Upchurch
    24/07/2016 #7 Charles David Upchurch
    @Richard Williams I recommend that you read @Jeffrey Strickland's article in the Writers and Publishers hive about self-publishing your book of poetry, using the Lulu service that Jeffrey has used now for several books. I hope you find this suggestion helpful!
    Richard Williams
    30/06/2016 #6 Richard Williams
    #4 Great comment, thanks! I guess Antonio learnt his lesson!!
    Richard Williams
    30/06/2016 #5 Richard Williams
    #3 Thanks James, I'm working on it!
    INNFORMATE CENTRO DE FORMACION
    30/06/2016 #4 INNFORMATE CENTRO DE FORMACION
    I do recall an interview with Antonio about that topic. It was in an event dinner or so. Seated next to Madonna. Antonio and the Almodovar troupé were in Hollywwod presenting the movie " women on the verge.." . In one moment seems that Madonna got closer to him and whispered something really " kinky " into Antonio s ears...and he answered right away..." I can do that"... the hassle was later hiding from Madonna for the rest of the event once he learned what she really wanted from him...
    James McElearney
    30/06/2016 #3 James McElearney
    Absolutely, it´s all about attitude. well i wish you all the success in publishing your poetry, lets hope you get there before you go!
    Richard Williams
    30/06/2016 #2 Richard Williams
    #1 Thank you James, say hi to Antonio from me! Interesting re Morgan Freeman. It works in other fields as well of course - I'm still working on getting my first book of poetry published, but I know that plenty of famous and successful writers have had their first real success in their 50s, 60s or 70s. (or of course after they have died, but I don't particularly want to wait till then!!)
    James McElearney
    30/06/2016 #1 James McElearney
    Great little story Richard, Thank you. Antonio actually owns a house in the town just down the coast from me, so if I ever bump into him I shall ask him about this story ;) Not that, that will ever happen, but you never know! I did try as a teen to get into the world of acting and would very much still like to do it, but it is a cutthroat and difficult industry to make a name for yourself in. Still, many actors have done so at the later stages of life. Morgan Freeman didn´t do his first film until he was in his 50´s.
  22. ProducerJohn Whitehead

    John Whitehead

    25/06/2016
    The BIG Three Coaching Topics
    The BIG Three Coaching TopicsOver the past almost two years of coaching, I have identified three specific areas that have arisen from working with my clients. Three coaching areas consistently come to the fore. They are: Interpersonal Communications Skills, Time Management and...
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  23. ProducerStephanie Lamoureux
    The Power Within You
    The Power Within YouA universal truth is that life presents us with another obstacle when we least expect it. Unfortunately, the bump often occurs when there are deadlines and tasks to complete at work, or there are pressing family complications. Because of this, the...
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    Graham Edwards
    17/10/2016 #63 Graham Edwards
    This is a really important message @Stephanie Lamoureux. Thank you !
    Jared Wiese
    17/10/2016 #62 Jared Wiese
    Inspirational, Stephanie.
    Jared Wiese
    17/10/2016 #61 Jared Wiese
    Sharing in The Miracle Morning.
    Jared Wiese
    17/10/2016 #60 Jared Wiese
    Sharing in Tony Robbins
    Tracey Henderson
    23/08/2016 #59 Tracey Henderson
    Great reading !!
    Stephanie Lamoureux
    02/07/2016 #58 Anonymous
    Thank you for taking the time. I am glad you found my buzz enlightening! @Anees Zaidi
    Anees Zaidi
    02/07/2016 #57 Anees Zaidi
    Excellent @Stephanie Lamoureux. 'redirect your thoughts through a quick decision- making process'. Powerful tool to convert passivism into optimism.
    Milos Djukic
    02/07/2016 #56 Anonymous
    #55 You are very welcome @Stephanie Lamoureux.
    Stephanie Lamoureux
    02/07/2016 #55 Anonymous
    I am pleased. :) Thank you so much for sharing! @Milos Djukic
    Milos Djukic
    02/07/2016 #54 Anonymous
    I enjoy this @Stephanie Lamoureux. Thank you.
    Stephanie Lamoureux
    02/07/2016 #53 Anonymous
    You might enjoy this....@Anees Zaidi
    Stephanie Lamoureux
    29/06/2016 #52 Anonymous
    Look closely.......
    Gerald Hecht
    29/06/2016 #51 Gerald Hecht
    #49 @Stephanie Lamoureux I thought you were smiling from your eyes ...
    Gerald Hecht
    29/06/2016 #50 Gerald Hecht
    #48 @Stephanie Lamoureux I got nothing ;-)
    Stephanie Lamoureux
    29/06/2016 #49 Anonymous
    There should have been a ;) face on my last comment...
    Stephanie Lamoureux
    29/06/2016 #48 Anonymous
    Yes! You are too funny...get to writing one of us should :@Gerald Hecht
    Gerald Hecht
    29/06/2016 #47 Gerald Hecht
    #46 @Stephanie Lamoureux oh?
    Stephanie Lamoureux
    29/06/2016 #46 Anonymous
    Check your message @Gerald Hecht
    Gerald Hecht
    29/06/2016 #45 Gerald Hecht
    #44 @Stephanie Lamoureux no can do!
    Stephanie Lamoureux
    29/06/2016 #44 Anonymous
    Let me read it before you post it! @Gerald Hecht
  24. ProducerPaula Gardner

    Paula Gardner

    23/06/2016
    What It’s Really Like to Freelance
    What It’s Really Like to FreelanceI always have a small percentage of my career coaching clients who have the dream of going freelance. Whether it’s about getting away from the 9-5, or just the lure of a more independent lifestyle, the freelance dream is calling to them.  As I have...
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    Paul Walters
    24/06/2016 #7 Paul Walters
    Ah Paula, The freedom of freelancing !!! I embarked on this career five years ago after selling my ad agency with a staff of 50 plus. It was liberating and terrifying all at the same time but the benefits far outweigh the downside. I now live in Bali where time moves at a more agreeable pace and tap out pieces and books that I hope people read. However beware!!!! A terminal disease can creep up and getcha ! Sloth and procrastination, which at times embraces me in its clutches like a hungry python. ( actually it can be rather pleasant sometimes, having the life squeezed out of one when a deadline looms) Oh ,and one more thing, don't delegate to the cat, they will seldom listen and give not a toss about deadlines. Good Luck !
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    23/06/2016 #6 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Freelancers and start-up entrepreneurs are cut from the same cloth. This year, I started offering an annual contract. I gave a break on fees in return for an annual commitment. I don't even charge extra for the occasional "emergency piece." Contract clients have priority on my time and pay less. Both they and I can budget more effectively. It's a win-win. "On-call clients" were disappointed when I had to refuse jobs both for the Facebook ChatBot and MS/LI announcements. I would rather refuse a job than miss a deadline.

    I haven't missed a deadline yet and have no intention of starting now.

    re: "Setting boundaries is a must. This means that family and friends need to “get” that you’re not 100% available," that applies to clients too. One drawback to the freelance lifestyle is that I'm always at work. Clients know they can usually reach me anytime between 07:00 and 23:00 GMT-5, weekends and holidays included. Surprisingly, no one abuses the privilege.
    Juan Imaz
    23/06/2016 #5 Juan Imaz
    by the way, welcome to beBee! @Paula Gardner
    Juan Imaz
    23/06/2016 #4 Juan Imaz
    Being a freelance in Spain, where you have lived, it is not very easy. We pay more taxes and have less advantages than many others. Now that we are in elections time everybody are making proposals but at the end of the day they do nothing...
    Catalina Serrano
    23/06/2016 #3 Catalina Serrano
    Good Producer @Paula Gardner! Freelancing has many good things but as you said, there are also downsides like the uncertainty about income and the need of adaption to the digital and continuous evolution as well as the organization of your time. Welcome to beBee and hope to read more of your content!
    Elizabeth Harris
    23/06/2016 #2 Elizabeth Harris
    Definitely to go for freelancing as a career doesn't mean that you are going to have lots of free time, but it does mean that you can manage it as you please since you are the only owner of it! Nice article to start with @Paula Gardner View more
    Definitely to go for freelancing as a career doesn't mean that you are going to have lots of free time, but it does mean that you can manage it as you please since you are the only owner of it! Nice article to start with @Paula Gardner welcome! Close
    Oliver Moloney
    23/06/2016 #1 Oliver Moloney
    Hello @Paula Gardner, congratulations on a great first production and welcome to beBee!
  25. ProducerMadelyn Brown

    Madelyn Brown

    20/06/2016
    Do You Communicate or Load Ammuni-cation in a Weapon of Choice?
    Do You Communicate or Load Ammuni-cation in a Weapon of Choice?We've all been there. That moment when two well-paid, grown-up, executives disagree. Sadly, most refuse to give an inch and expend all energy and ammunition to prove why "my" position is right, which is the definition of ammunication, a word I just...
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    Sarah Elkins
    20/06/2016 #2 Sarah Elkins
    Do you use words to fire back? Or to communicate?
    Sarah Elkins
    20/06/2016 #1 Sarah Elkins
    So right, Madelyn, especially numbers 4 & 5. Ask the person directly for clarification, and find the right medium to solve the problem; hint: it's usually not email.
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