- Producer24/04/2017Morning coffeeI walked out on the front steps just as the sun was coming up, holding my coffee cup waiting for my cat to saunter up the porch stairs. As I waited I stopped and wondered at the beauty of the scene. The snow on Mount Baker reflected the sun's rays...
- Producer22/04/2017"Quoteful Shots" with Yogesh Sukal : Buzz 5Dear reader, these are my few thoughts inspired with the photoshots captured at various places I recently explored.Continuation from the following blog series of "Quoteful Shots" with Yogesh Sukal, -Buzz 2, -Buzz 3, -Buzz4Inspired from Nature and...
Comments23/04/2017 #19 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.adorable in every way @Yogesh Sukal23/04/2017 #18 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.a world of inspiration by @Yogesh Sukal!
- Producer22/04/2017It's just another day of sun - or is it?To take a line from La La Land - it's just another day of sun.We are all generally aware of the dangers of the sun, skin cancer, sun burn, these are all well documented, yet it is easy sometimes to forget about the benefits of being out in the sun -...
- Producer21/04/2017The very real bravery of a very public figureWhen one of the world's most charismatic, fun-loving, and inspirational young men admits that he needed help and someone to talk to, this is surely a watershed for all rough 'n tough men to give themselves the permission to follow suit.One of the...
- Producer19/04/2017The Power of ReinventionReinvent. A powerful word...at least for me anyway. You might say it is my word for this next chapter of my life. A chapter that isn't written yet, but has the framework to be something. My framework is sketched out in my mind. It's both tangible...
Comments24/04/2017 #14 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#13 you are most welcome @Laura Mikolaitis24/04/2017 #13 Laura Mikolaitis#11 @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc., so very true! It's not always easy to say "yes" and it's been quite a challenging path so far, but when I look back on how all the dots have connected (and not connected) I realize it is a big part of the process in getting to that place that we are searching for. The way I see it I have a couple of choices: I can sit back and do nothing or I can forge ahead the best way I know how. I'll take the latter option. And while I may not always get it right and while there may be setbacks, it's taking those steps each day that will lead me to where it is I'm supposed to be. Thank you so much for reading and commenting. I appreciate your time.24/04/2017 #12 Laura Mikolaitis#10 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, thank you. I too have come up with good plans and not so good ones, but that is part of the process. I can relate to feeling stuck, as that is how I've felt for some time. I was dwelling on it too much (and occasionally beating myself up about it); then began to realize that perhaps I needed to re-direct my energy and efforts. That maybe the universe is gently nudging me toward something else, and the opportunities that haven't panned out are just another step toward discovering that different path. The whole self-acceptance aspect that you mention, well, that's a big part of it. It's not easy sometimes but in the end, we owe it to ourselves to be accepting of the imperfectly perfect human beings that we are. Thank you for your valuable contribution to the conversation. I really appreciate it.23/04/2017 #11 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.beautiful and yes, by saying "yes!" to life and all its aspects, you create your own destiny!23/04/2017 #10 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher@Laura Mikolaitis, I swear every 5-10 years I think of re-inventing myself. Sometimes I've come up with some great plans, other times they fizzle. Right now, I feel stuck. The good news, I know my brain fog will clear and my mind will release a ton of input, just like butterflies leaving their cocoons. I'm learning the art of self acceptance and trying hard to go easier on myself. In my mind, I'm a perfectionist but one would never know it from the way I live LOL. I wish you the best because you can do this! We are never too old to re-invent ourselves, it's when we truly can't anymore that we may have to accept where we are in life and just enjoy all the blessings around us (many of us already do that, as I know you do to). I enjoyed reading this, thanks for tagging me!21/04/2017 #9 Laura Mikolaitis#8 @Todd Jones, thank you! Great quote too, thanks for sharing it with me. It is a keeper for sure. I'm looking forward to more of my journey too. This remodel is a work in progress for sure, and although I'm not sure of the destination, I'm going to try and savor each step and learn from each hurdle in getting there.21/04/2017 #7 Laura Mikolaitis#6 @Donna-Luisa Eversley, thank you. Being in it is a big part of the process, isn't it? We can all be on a journey of one sort or another but if we aren't "in it" then will it be all that it can be? If we aren't in it, then are we just going through the motions? I'm learning that you don't know if you don't try. So I try. A little bit each time to figure out the remodel. But I also know that there are revisions along the way too. Isn't it a Whitesnake song that has a verse "I don't know where I'm going, but I sure know where I've been?" It's true. I don't always know the direction going forward but I know where I came from. And those building blocks are guides to the new framework and help bridge the gaps going forward.
Thanks so much for your support, my friend. I will definitely holler, trust me. And I used to be a cheerleader so I can shout with the best of them!21/04/2017 #6 Donna-Luisa Eversley@Laura Mikolaitis I like the very thoughtful way you take something apart and then piece it together, making it better in meaning. This journey you are on will be better than any because you are in it. Reinventing the way you choose to move forward is a great mission, and I'm with you on this - just holler! Thanks for sharing and inspiring.20/04/2017 #4 Laura Mikolaitis#2 Thanks, @Pascal Derrien. I like that you mention "introducing doubt as a positive engine." Interesting. I didn't necessarily have that in mind as I wrote it but I definitely see how that take away is present in this piece. Doubt can be a positive engine when we open our mind to the positively charged side of things. It isn't easy, that's for sure. And sometimes I've let the negative win. But, as I say, I'm nothing if not resilient. So even when the remodel isn't going well, I still keep trying. I appreciate you taking the time to read and leave your kool comment. But then again, you're a pretty kool guy. So thank you :)20/04/2017 #3 Laura Mikolaitis#1 Thank you @Deb 🐝 Helfrich for your always encouraging and thoughtful comments. You definitely answered my question, and what a post you delivered yesterday. Again, I am so excited for you as you embark on this new chapter. Change can be scary but it can also be very worthwhile. I am sure that it will be for you. My husband and I have talked about moving. Just packing up and starting fresh. Who knows. Maybe someday.
I would love for my words to be sprinkled around the world, which is one of the things I am trying to figure out. But I have more questions at this point than answers. I did manage to finish my novel in November, which needs a ton of editing but I'm happy that I've stepped outside of my comfort zone and hopeful that my baby steps will eventually lead me to where I am supposed to be. I'm so thankful for all of the encouragement and support I've received from you and so many others over the past couple of years. It's helped me to emerge more than you know.
As for 'artist dates' I like the sound of that! Let's please make it a point to set some. It sounds like it would be an enriching experience. You know I recently attended an event at my grad school alma mater. It was their 15th Annual Writer's Day. I had never been before and my husband and one of my friends encouraged me to register and attend. I was a bit apprehensive but I did it. And it was delightful and wonderful and inspiring. But most of all it validated that maybe I can do this. It was great to listen to the different authors speak and to immerse myself in that world for an afternoon. In some ways, I felt like I had missed my calling, but in other ways, I realized it's never too late. And hence, reinvention strikes again.19/04/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 HelfrichWhat a joyfully ironic synchronicity that I just went ahead and answered your question before I became aware you were asking it!
I am so looking forward to my season pass for your reinvention, @Laura Mikolaitis View moreWhat a joyfully ironic synchronicity that I just went ahead and answered your question before I became aware you were asking it!
I am so looking forward to my season pass for your reinvention, @Laura Mikolaitis. You have such a beautifully expressive way with words that needs to be sprinkled around the world. Such as this line:
"...sometimes the things we have no control over are the very things that lead us to the place that perhaps we were supposed to be all along." I would say you've accurately summed up the last year of my life.
We should look into setting up some 'artist dates' (as Julia Cameron so alluringly named them) this summer. Trying new things with new people is a stimulating part of the reinvention process! Close
- Producer19/04/2017Life is One Leap of Faith after AnotherI am still not entirely comfortable with social media as a lifestyle. Although, I have come to regard it as funny that the extroverts seem to think I have joined their tribe, even though I'd be much more comfortable being a keynote speaker...
Comments23/04/2017 #44 Cyndi wilkins#42 Lol @Martin Wright...Sounds like @Deb 🐝 Helfrich and I may have a new career path in the making here...Grace and Frankie impersonators;-) Now that could be great fun...and have a very healing effect by lightening things up a little! Lord knows we could all use some comic relief;-)23/04/2017 #43 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#42 So am I to infer by its absence that you can picture me sitting in an enormous chair, spotting the wisdom of age six? I will make sure to trot out some acerbic jabs in the near future, @Martin Wright View more#42 So am I to infer by its absence that you can picture me sitting in an enormous chair, spotting the wisdom of age six? I will make sure to trot out some acerbic jabs in the near future, @Martin Wright. I actually have quite a few, but I need the benefit of tone, facial expressions, and my wildly gesticulating hands to pull it off with aplomb Close21/04/2017 #39 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#38 Now that is a good question - why don't we just use the monkey bars as support for hammocks on playgrounds? It just might tone down the squealing volume.... And nap time would no longer induce tears!
I hereby dedicate my first entire day of sloth - marinating in the sound of the pounding surf - the hardest working writer in Bali!21/04/2017 #36 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#25 This comment is so precious, I am actually glad it got the carbon paper treatment, digital style, @🐝 Fatima G. Williams. I responded earlier in the day on LI, so that reply probably has a more zippy response.
It has been an emotional day of love and support and encouragement - and I just feel like the responses to this piece of writing that I often thought probably wasn't anything others wanted to read - have put the cherry on the top of the sundae I am building of learning to exist just a little bit differently in the world.
I am going to stop shifting myself into neutral so much, in order to do a thorough analysis, and just put things out there, even when I haven't thought them entirely through. I know how to swim, so why not catch a few more rapids of life?21/04/2017 #34 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#22 It tickles me to think of all the possible meetings that will occur in the future as the beBee experience will surely result in many interesting meetings and long lasting friendships.
And come that fateful day, @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee View more#22 It tickles me to think of all the possible meetings that will occur in the future as the beBee experience will surely result in many interesting meetings and long lasting friendships.
And come that fateful day, @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, when the first international ambassador conference is held - I will be making a beeline to make your in-person acquaintance. I suspect that whole affair will feel like a reunion of lifelong friends! Close21/04/2017 #32 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#21 You know, @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee, it was the second time around when basically the same 'movie' played in my mind that gave me the courage to voice this crazy longing that had been showing up in a variety of ways for quite some time. But of course, in the past, my mind started up with 'everyone dreams of walking along the ocean each day' and issued a command that there was nothing more to see here, time to move along to 'reality.'
We are a curious specious, given that our mind is often debating and even belittling our heart....20/04/2017 #31 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#20 Speaking of synchronicities - It was a fact that I called you as were typing out this comment. We have these little signals all the time that can guide us to seeing just below the surface of what we regard as reality!
It will be such a great opportunity to have some time to talk and share face-to-face.
Plus I think Bali would do you a world of good and someone has got to check out that hammock Paul is so fond of.....20/04/2017 #30 Cyndi wilkins#17 I have this crazy feeling we will now be referred to as "Grace and Frankie." Taking such a leap of faith with a virtual relationship takes a great deal of courage and trusting that you know you will be in good hands when you reach your destination. It is an honor for me to take part in such a huge life transition with a sense gratitude to be on the receiving end of a friendship with one of the networks most talented and compassionate bees;-) You deserve the best that life has to offer @Deb 🐝 Helfrich...When you give of yourself as much as you do...the world is your oyster!20/04/2017 #28 Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.Infectious enthusiasm. Wit. Clarity. Gravity. This is a beautifully written article and testament to the power of relationships, especially those with people who are willing to delve beneath the surface of things. I experience you as a gift, Deb, one I am very grateful for. We have awesome synergy! I am very excited for you and wish you the best on your new adventure. The ancient prayer of the Lakota permeates the atmosphere of South Dakota -- it is an extremely unique place and beautiful in it's desolate landscape. You will feel it!20/04/2017 #25 🐝 Fatima G. Williams"I am leaping across the continent on four tires and a gut sense that my healing will be by the ocean" - This leap of faith, self-confidence and love of self is what's going to bring you the healing my dear Deb and I know it's already right next to you. We are all searching for healing and most of the time it's right with us like this step you've taken to bring to life Grace and Frankie's virtual friendship. I've seen this blossom right infront of my eyes. I'm envious ( a good envy) of you both I should be honest. I wish I could just drive off like that to see you (lol). Wishing you all the very best my dear Deb and all the blessings for you stay awesome like you already are. And yes it takes heart to build such relationships online.
I love your choice of words while writing and the choices you make for yourself.
Remembering Victor Frankl "Everyday there were always choices to make. Every day, ever hour, offered the opportunity to make a decision, a decision which determined whether you would or would not submit to those powers which threatened to rob you of your very self your inner freedom; which determined whether or no you would become the plaything of circumstance, renouncing freedom and dignity to become molded into the form of the typical inmate. " These choices we make redefine the way we live and what our human mind is capable of, is just a choice of us breaking these walls of self-doubt we have built for ourselves. Hugs and love all the way to you :).
- 19/04/2017In the book we discuss in today’s video there is ONE QUOTE which takes everything you know about creating results and puts it on STEROIDS!
Yes, this video reveals one snippet we’ve used over and over again to make radical shifts in our lives and results.
There are many ways you can apply this to your life and even your business.
Watch and see:The Science of Getting Rich / Gratitudewww.empowernetwork.com The Science of Getting Rich /...
- 19/04/2017Influence others by example. Your example flows naturally out of your character, the kind of person you truly are. Your character is constantly radiating and communicating. From it, others come to instinctively trust or distrust you and your actions.
Habit 5: Seek First To Understand, Then To Be Understood
- 16/04/2017There are many who work hard but not all are successful. Talent has to be seasoned with Wisdom, Integrity, Patience and Humbleness which are a perfect recipe for success. And in all this 'Time' and 'Chance' happen to all but it takes wisdom to exploit opportunities. @Javier 🐝 beBee @David B. Grinberg @Paul Walters
- 17/04/2017We see the world, not as it is, but as we are—or, as we are conditioned to see it. When we open our mouths to describe what we see, we in effect describe ourselves, our perceptions, our paradigms. When other people disagree with us, we immediately think something is wrong with them.
Paradigms and Principles of Effectiveness
Comments17/04/2017 #2 Miguel 🐝 López OlivaYour post @Jared. It is very similar than the one I recently wrote, I invite you to read it (and watch the video). ;)
- 16/04/2017My dearest daughter, just watching you smile makes me realize how beautiful my life is. I love you KITTU
- "It's the BATTLE SCARS that make us STARS"
Battle scars are sexy. They're a reminder that we're still alive. These scars are proof of fighting for something great because nothing great in life comes easy.
Why is it better to have our scars than running away from life's battles? Because then you will know who you are underneath the skin.
Today we will talk about how we can turn our scars into stars, the Great Beings that we truly are, along with the importance of embracing them and having them as references to demonstrate our hunger to achieve something we are striving for. We will also be discussing some of the other steps needed to reach our full star potential.
- Producer11/04/2017Announcing New Ambassadors ! Let's keep on buzzing !Ana María Fernández Soriano, Julián Campos, Nicolás Cruz Martínez, Flavia Toro Rodriguez, Iván de Paz DelgadoSuccessfully running your own business is kind of like running a marathon – both require Planning, Persistence, Working Hard and Pain. If...
Comments14/04/2017 #90 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar#89 👏👏👏Enhorabuena señor embajador. Y claro que el español tiene cabida, uso el traductor, algo que me mostró mi querido mentor @@Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez, para intentar no perderme lo escrito en inglés.
A seguir zumbando para que crezca tan maravillosa red. SoyAbeja.13/04/2017 #89 Daniel Gutierrez Perez🐝La mayoría comenta en inglés, pero vamos! El Español también es un excelente idioma! Así que comento en español (mi excusa al no ser bueno con el inglés jajaja)
¡Enhorabuena por los nuevos embajadores! Por falta de tiempo no había podido acceder a la plataforma pero ya me empiezo a regularizar con los tiempos :D
Estaba preocupado por no perder mi plaquita VIP al llevar unos días de inactividad pero ¡Oh sorpresa! Al ingresar, no sólo sigo viendo mi placa, sino que también me han otorgado el honor de ser un Embajador Global de la red, tal vez uno no vea el gran valor que esto significa o dirá que es una responsabilidad a lo tonto al no existir remuneración, pero quien piensa eso es porque no ve que ser embajador de esta o cualquier otra plataforma, es ser parte dela historia, tal vez en unos años (o meses), beBee sea una plataforma de uso obligatorio para todo profesionista o para todo el mundo que tenga acceso a la red, y contar que tú fuiste parte de ese inicio o fuiste quien ayudó con un granito de arena a llegar alto a la red, es motivo de satisfacción y orgullo, y más aún si lo que promocionas es algo que a ti mismo te gusta.
Ahora, embajadores, es hora de ponerse la camiseta y promocionar muy alto el nombre de la red
Hagamos de este mundo, el panal más grande!
Gracias por el valioso honor, llevaba meses esperando ser parte oficial de esta gran historia, lo único que no me gusta es que sólo hay una bandera mexicana en los embajadores, creo que es hora de multiplicar esas banderas :D12/04/2017 #75 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorAlways a pleasure to welcome new talents...add me to your contacts hit the follow button on my profile. I AM LOOKING forward to some great quality content collaboration in english, spanish, french, german, italian, hindi, russian, chinese and arabic. CHEERS.
- Producer11/04/2017Why beBEE?1: Is it that people are friendly on beBee? The foundation of beBee is an acceptance that we are people with passions and some of those passions are in our personal life, and some are in our professional, so we can create a hive for a conversation...
Comments12/04/2017 #43 Tausif MundrawalaAll the reasons which one could think of has been listed here in this buzz. I am a seeker as well as provider and have gained a lot in terms of knowledge, engagement and friendship. beBee is an entire universe where certain areas remain unexplored due to time constraint. I am glad to be connected with you, @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee12/04/2017 #40 Michele WilliamsFounders, this buzz is also an example of creating a culture your customers or users feel and embrace. beBee's culture is intentional on the part of @Javier 🐝 beBee and @Juan Imaz and fully embraced and enhanced by @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood , @John White, MBA and the entire beBee team.12/04/2017 #35 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWhat a nice buzz @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee! You made very valid points above. Thank you for the mention, that was kind of you. I feel like I've been a bit AWOL over the last week, haven't felt well. I will be back in full force shortly! I actually miss beBee when I'm not able to be as active as I normally am on here. Thank you to @Susan 🐝 Botello for the mention too! I really hope to meet you one day soon. It doesn't appear I will be in Cali this month but I'm definitely finding a way to get out to Cali this coming year. When I do, we can meet up! Deb, sorry about zoom last week.. it just wasn't a good week and I admit, I forgot about it. Email me again please. Are you 6 hours ahead of me? I'm on USA EST.12/04/2017 #31 Susan 🐝 BotelloWhen we are given opportunities and doors are opened sometimes the best part of us can shine through. This platform has helped me to be more open in public and in return I have received more open doors in other networks and with my brand in general. Have to give credit where credit is due and that is what, in opinion, makes beBee special for me. Taking comfort in the hives. @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood @Javier 🐝 beBee @Jan 🐝 Barbosa @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Milos Djukic @Deb 🐝 Helfrich & @ many more!
- 10/04/2017It is not where you start but how high you aim that matters for success. - Nelson Mandela
Resist the Monday blues....aim high today!
- 09/04/2017This made me feel proud tonight! I'm glad my personal stories about Mental Health are being seen on here and elsewhere. Time to help #EndTheStigma
Comments10/04/2017 #19 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#17 Thank you @John White, MBA, it's amazing to think that sharing such personal stories have inspired others. I must say, I read stories from many who inspire me too. Ending the Stigma is giving me more hope (not just because of my writing), many more are writing about Mental Health vs. when I began writing about it over 2 yrs ago.
- Producer09/04/2017Eternal life is the quality of life you should serve and lived, not a promising offer to be admired or reclaimedQuite interesting to note how the word of God nullifies through the tradition of men. Would that mean tradition signifies higher calling or does it observe popularity or faith-based principles?Without a doubt, tradition plays an important role in...
Comments09/04/2017 #1 Joris PlaatstaalLife is eternal. O, yes, I am sure of that. The universe will always produce life.
But do we mistake life itself whit the fact that individuals are being born?
Life is eternal, for as long our universe exists. Individual lives last for a certain period. Life and death are opposites. Birth and death are not.
Death is a result of being born.
Life is eternal, we are not.
Even if you believe this, you can still lead a good life.
Life is my God and I am granted a few decades to experience it. So I do.
Just stating another opinion, that's all.
- Producer09/04/2017It's time to throw away that 'to do' list in favour of something elseHere's a familiar old friend - the to do list. That joyous tally of jobs, obligations and tasks which drain your energy day after day. Yes you can benefit greatly by ticking them off once they are done, and some things may be tidier, other things...
- Producer07/04/2017If you thought Life Planning was all about holidays and bucket lists, then think again ...Many people think that Financial Life Planning is either encouraging people to spend their money, or to save it for extravagant holidays. Certainly, a big challenge is enabling clients to find the freedom to spend their money (especially if it was...