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Knowledge Lovers (Every Bee's Hive)

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Every professional bee can join this hive to share, get, and appreciate knowledge. This knowledge can relate to any field: from business and management to art, science, culture, geography, philosophy, journalism, medicine, engineering, and any field or discipline. The content that are offensive, related to religions, pornography, and of any unethical nature are not the part of this hive. Knowledge is life and life is knowledge..
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  1. ProducerJavier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Networking: Meet and Mingle! Get yourself out there!
    Networking: Meet and Mingle! Get yourself out there!Hereโ€™s one of the most important things to remember when it comes to networking; itโ€™s a two-way street. This means that whenever you meet someone, you need to ask them as much as possible regarding their interests, as well as informing them them...
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    Joel Anderson
    19/11/2017 #10 Joel Anderson
    H2H indeed.
    Cyndi Docy
    01/10/2017 #9 Cyndi Docy
    Thank you for your great viewpoint. You always post such helpful things.
    Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    28/09/2017 #8 Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    #1 You are simply the best... ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    mohammed khalaf
    28/09/2017 #6 mohammed khalaf
    Javier writes with an arresting openness and honesty about who he is.
    David B. Grinberg
    28/09/2017 #5 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for sharing more words of wisdom, Javier. You make so many excellent points, as always, which we should all take to heart. I would note the following to buttress your potent points:
    1) It's been said the best conversationalists are a good listeners. Thus, practice "active listening." Moreover, as iconic U.S. TV/radio talk show host, Larry King, and other have said, "I never learned anything while talking."
    2) But when you do talk, recall the late Dale Carnegie who wrote in his 1930s seminal book, "How to Win Friends and Influence People":
    "The only way on Earth to influence the other fellow [person] is talk about what he [she] wants and show him [her] how to get it...You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you."
    3) Although social media networking is a great start, itโ€™s also important to meet your connections in person, to the extent possible. This solidifies budding relationships and makes you stand out in a crowd. However, too many young people today appear more eager to text than talk. They would rather use Facebook over meeting face to face. But Millennials and Gen Z should not rely on social media networking alone, nor should anyone. Thatโ€™s just one tool and canโ€™t replace the human element.
    cc: @John White, MBA @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    @Julio Angel ๐ŸLopez Lopez
    28/09/2017 #4 @Julio Angel ๐ŸLopez Lopez
    Thanks @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    28/09/2017 #3 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    ๐Ÿฅšcellent Article

    ๐Ÿ‘ฅed ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿค๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿšฒ
    Kevin Baker
    28/09/2017 #2 Kevin Baker
    Awesome insight to keeping the balance.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    27/09/2017 #1 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    How can I help you ? Te suena @Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado ;-)
  2. ProducerLisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Hashtag, MeToo!  A Letter To My Former Boss
    Hashtag, MeToo! A Letter To My Former BossImage Source:ย https://www.dreamstime.comI was so excited when I accepted the position you offered me. You 'appeared' to be professional and quite friendly, that is, until you began to show your true colors.I'm guessing that your own job title (THE...
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    Cyndi wilkins
    19/11/2017 #16 Cyndi wilkins
    Rock on @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher...Me Too...I was eleven...Not an age where standing up for yourself is an option:-(
    Joel Anderson
    19/11/2017 #15 Joel Anderson
    Bravo.
    Pascal Derrien
    19/11/2017 #14 Pascal Derrien
    I am quite perturbed by the behaviours of many reps from my gender, I am sorry this has happened to you and other ladies :-(
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    19/11/2017 #13 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #10 Hi @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, don't feel sad (easy to say eh?) But, honestly, I'm not sad anymore. I think a bit angry that I never told anyone and held it in for so long. I'm just happy that it wasn't worse, it sure could have been, considering all the stories we hear. Even with the 18 year old that pinned me down.. he weighed like 200 lbs, all muscle and was about 6'1. I was scared shitless when that happened. Thank God for my good male friend who hid in the bushes that night.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    19/11/2017 #12 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #9 David B. Grinberg, thank you for your input, you made a lot of valid points. I want to believe that if this had happened to me today, I would have reported him. Amazing what fear can do- I think many women feel in a situation like mine, that they can deal with it. Also, I truly believe that many women feel others won't believe them. In the case of my ex-boss,he was very good friends with the Director of Human Resources.

    David, than you for being such a strong voice for women and others, you are a champion my friend.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    19/11/2017 #11 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #7 I think women are finally feeling they can speak out loud. I think there are many, many women who were touched inappropriately or worse and kept it in like I did. I really am over it, I just get a bit angry when I think of the 'shoulda, woulda, could'ves ' Thanks for your kind response @Debasish Majumder!
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    19/11/2017 #10 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    I commend you for sharing this post-@Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher! I feel sad because of what you went through but I am so proud of you for writing about your horrible experience. Brava!
    David B. Grinberg
    18/11/2017 #9 David B. Grinberg
    Lisa, I commend you for writing so eloquently about such a personal and daunting experience. Speaking out about sexual harassment is critically important to raising awareness and revealing the colossal extent of this inexcusably persistent problem, which has too often been swept under the rug by harassers and their cowardly cohorts. That's why I strongly encourage all men to likewise speak out and take a public stand against sexual harassment, which is never permissible in the workplace or any place.
    More men need to let harassers know that their sordid behavior towards women is never acceptable -- period! Moreover, harassers need to know there will be harsh repercussions for the outrageous and reprehensible actions. Further, I think sexual harassers need to be called out by name and publicly shamed by women and men alike -- in addition to facing the full extent of the law for their illegal conduct. Thanks again for sharing your story. This brutish behavior must end ASAP.
    Debasish Majumder
    18/11/2017 #7 Debasish Majumder
    this post of yours drawn me till the final full stop madam @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher! i felt utterly sad at the same time your self-esteem is of great pride to me. i enjoyed read and shared. thank you very much for the post madam.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    18/11/2017 #6 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #4 Brutal brains, I like that term @Mohammed A. Jawad. Yes, women do need empowered. So many are abused in much more extreme ways, it's horrible to even hear of. When they report their abuse, the system needs to treat them as victims not liars (which happens in a lot of cases). If they are lying, it will come out in a court of law, until then, they are the victim. It's rare a woman would report false sexual abuse or harassment because they have to then share what happened to strangers (as in the law, a jury, lawyers and even health care). They feel violated all over again.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    18/11/2017 #5 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #3 Thank you, I think this was one of the toughest I've written.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    18/11/2017 #4 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Ah, mad men berserk with brutal brains need lashing lessons. @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher it's a great exposure with bravery to empower oppressed women who silently suffer the pangs of parasitic people.
    Kazi Najib Ashraf
    18/11/2017 #3 Kazi Najib Ashraf
    A really brave article
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    18/11/2017 #2 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #1 Exactly, it is never okay for a man to touch or grope a woman. I'm glad you were able to nip what happened before he thought it was okay to touch more. And, I'm glad he understood your gesture & you are both still friends :) I wish my Ex Boss would have apologized instead of getting his ego so bruised because he then took it out on me in a passive aggressive manner. I loved what I did, hated him back then.
    Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes
    18/11/2017 #1 Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes
    Spot on @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher!!

    โ€œItโ€™s never okay for a man to touch you without your permissionโ€ yes!!! And not only in the workplace, but in any other place and any other kind of relationship! Once I was talking with a good friend in a coffe shop and he was so enthusiastic ystarted touching my knee with some โ€œfamiliarityโ€. Then, after a minute or two, I touched his fingers that, by the way weโ€™re very close to my shoulders, (we were sitting in a booth) and he was surprised!!! I just asked him: Are they real? While I was staring at my knee, then his fingers and then his eyes. He didnโ€™t do that again. And yes, weโ€™re still friends! Thank you Lisa!!
  3. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    18/11/2017
    Bertrand Russell on Uncertainty
    Bertrand Russell on UncertaintyIs there virtue in uncertainty?Bertrand Russell was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist and Nobel laureate. He campaigned against the wars of his time, and he was an eccentric and...
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    Robert Cormack
    19/11/2017 #40 Robert Cormack
    Thanks, @Gert Scholtz. I'm already thinking of an article around "I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.
    Gert Scholtz
    19/11/2017 #39 Gert Scholtz
    #37 @Savvy Raj I think you strike at the heart of it Savvy, when you refer to "spaces in between of what is, was and the might be." A short and accurate description of uncertainty. Many thanks for reading and adding your good prose to the comments.
    Gert Scholtz
    19/11/2017 #38 Gert Scholtz
    #36 @Edward Lewellen What you highlight is the necessary tension between certainty of our core and adaptation to our roles. Once the dynamic tension is lost, adaptability reduces. Thanks reading and for a great comment Lewellen - one that made me think again.
    Savvy Raj
    19/11/2017 #37 Savvy Raj
    Quirky truths of certainity in the uncertainity! Is wisdom certain in itself ... or is it wise to be uncertain... of spaces in between of what is, was and the might be ? A very contempletive collection of Russell's reflections.... @Gert Scholtz View more
    Quirky truths of certainity in the uncertainity! Is wisdom certain in itself ... or is it wise to be uncertain... of spaces in between of what is, was and the might be ? A very contempletive collection of Russell's reflections.... @Gert Scholtz And great inspiration there in your conclusion with the benefit of doubt. Close
    Edward Lewellen
    19/11/2017 #36 Edward Lewellen
    @Gert Scholtz, I present regularly on the human mind and what I share is that we need Certainty to fulfill the stable part of ourselves, our Core Identity, the person we are when we strip away all the roles we play. We need Uncertainty for the constantly changing roles we play outside our Core Identity.
    Our roles thrive on Uncertainty because they are fluid. Yet, most people try to treat their roles as if they are stable and permanent. As soon as they believe a role to be stable, it changes. This, I believe, is the reason so many people can't find happiness and satisfaction; they are trying to fulfill roles that are constantly changing, instead of their Core Identity, which they have lost in the roles they play.
    Ken Boddie
    19/11/2017 #35 Ken Boddie
    I guess it all falls back on death and taxes, Gert ๐Ÿค—
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #34 Gert Scholtz
    @Nick Mlatchkov I didn't notice Nick - but I will watch for the honey on the "Espinoza guy". Thanks.
    Nick Mlatchkov
    18/11/2017 #33 Anonymous
    Gert, did u notice the next honey is from a guy named Espinoza, which is also the name of another philosopher! lol
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #32 Gert Scholtz
    #16 @Lisa Vanderburg Very happy to see that you enjoyed the post Lisa! And what is better than once in a while, to laugh at the uncertainty, truths and half-truths around us - whatever we perceive them to be. Special thanks for reading, sharing and commenting.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #31 Gert Scholtz
    #11 @Phil Friedman I guess that is part of what makes the man such a great thinker - as you say his writing is completely free of obscurity and pretension. I would be very interested to know who is on your list of ten greatest philosophers and social commentators in Western history. Glad to see it might have brought back some remembrances of your days studying and teaching philosophy. Thank you for commenting and reading Phil - most appreciated.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #30 Gert Scholtz
    #17 @Randall Burns I am very, very sure - in fact absolutely certain that "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts" :) Thanks Randall - appreciate your reading the post.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #29 Gert Scholtz
    #15 @Debasish Majumder Why am I not surprised that you have read Russell's writing. Thank you for your kind comment Debasish, and for sharing the post.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #28 Gert Scholtz
    #12 @Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris I am not 100% certain - but I really like your comment :) Thanks Zacharias.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #27 Gert Scholtz
    #10 @Yogesh Sukal Absolute truth is a tricky subject - at least to me it is. I did read your post on singularity and absolutism - and I am still trying to fully understand it :) Thank you for commenting Yogesh.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #26 Gert Scholtz
    #9 @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich "Truly innovative thought pierces deep into the complexities of the things about the world that frighten our sensible & sensical minds" - you do have a way with words Deb - and with thought - thanks for the extensive comment and telling about your (rebellious) reading of Russell at a young age.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #25 Gert Scholtz
    #8 @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams Having known you for a while on beBee - that is exactly you, Pam - a believer in knowledge for knowledge sake. Thanks for reading and commenting!
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #24 Gert Scholtz
    #6 @Mohammed A. Jawad Very nice alliteration Mohammed! Thanks - and for sharing the post.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #23 Gert Scholtz
    #5 @Laurent Boscherini The quote by John Allen Paulos is great Laurent - thank you for that, and for sharing the post.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #22 Gert Scholtz
    #3 @Pascal Derrien Somehow when it comes to original thought - Russell and Derrien sounds similar to me. Thank you Pascal - good to have you reading and commenting.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #21 Gert Scholtz
    #4 @VDS Brink Baie goed om jou hier op beBee te sien VDS. Dankie!
  4. ProducerLiesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    The Wonder of Each One Of Us
    The Wonder of Each One Of UsLuckily wonders still exist. When we follow our heart, we are always blessed by more loving scenes. As if the universe echoes back its gratitude that we were brave enough to walk this path. As an additional gift, the universe let us see more beauty...
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    Gabriel Bazzolo
    14/11/2017 #6 Gabriel Bazzolo
    Que hermoso texto Lies!!!!
    Pascal Derrien
    14/11/2017 #5 Pascal Derrien
    Beaming while reading this :-)
    Randall Burns
    14/11/2017 #4 Randall Burns
    Great post @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc., wonderful message. We are all true artists in life and love, just as your title suggests, the trick is getting in touch with it. But your article definitely helps!
    Debasish Majumder
    14/11/2017 #3 Debasish Majumder
    wonderful buzz @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    14/11/2017 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Aha...a wonderful post that teaches us to sense our souls and hear our heartbeats when we lace our lives with love!
    Joel Anderson
    14/11/2017 #1 Joel Anderson
    What if we all could become artist indeed.
  5. ProducerGraham๐Ÿ Edwards
     Moments โ€” people are strange...
    Moments โ€” people are strange...This has come about simply because I watched a documentary on The Doors last night and I really like their music โ€” the melodic poetry that captured a generation and echoes still to this day.I have always been mesmerized by the song People are...
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    Lisa Vanderburg
    15/11/2017 #10 Lisa Vanderburg
    Hey Graham! I am Lisa Vanderburg 59 years old, alternating between a cranky 80 year old and a schlapplakking teenager. I am strange and fairly crazy. Taurus. Spend my life now chasing after my Parkinson's-afflicted husband whose body wants to take off like a two-year old on speed :)
    Harley King
    14/11/2017 #9 Harley King
    Great article, Graham. I am Harley G. King and I am 68 years old with a mind lost in space. I love the Doors and remember lighting my fire. Life is about the relationships we make.
    Brian McKenzie
    14/11/2017 #8 Brian McKenzie
    Oddly, I find more acceptance in an international setting and foreign tongue than I ever did in America.
    ะœะตะฝั ะทะพะฒัƒั‚ ะ‘ะพั€ะธั, ะผะฝะต 49 ะปะตั‚ ะธ ะฒัะต ั€ะฐะฒะฝะพ o ะฒะพะทั€ะพัั‚e.
    Jerry Fletcher
    14/11/2017 #7 Jerry Fletcher
    Graham, it is good to be strange...if you want to be memorable. But it is not good to be stranger. I, for one, am glad you are not a stranger to these hives.
    Maylanne Hadley
    13/11/2017 #6 Maylanne Hadley
    People perceive me as that, until they get to know me as me. But that is the beauty of it.
    Pascal Derrien
    13/11/2017 #5 Pascal Derrien
    My nickname is Kat I will be 49 next month but apparently I am going on 25 according to my daughter, I am a simple guy with the only ambition to be a good human... as for the rest ah well its not that important :-)
    Randall Burns
    13/11/2017 #3 Randall Burns
    #2 Nice! I'm Sagittarius as well and enjoy the heart and spirit of a 12 year old. :-)
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    13/11/2017 #2 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    My name is Renee Marie Cormier. I am almost 54 years old with the energy and the heart of a thirty-something year old. I love my work and I work hard but I could probably work harder. I believe in living a well balanced life with time to work, time to play, time to go and time to stay. I love my family more than anyone else in this world. I am a Sagittarius. @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee @John White, MBA @Juan Imaz tell us something about you!
    Randall Burns
    13/11/2017 #1 Randall Burns
    HaHa! fantastic song @Graham๐Ÿ Edwards a bit of an anthem for myself and my contemporaries especially going through puberty and our teens, something that all of us could relate to. (I'm 57 and can relate to your message, we are all continuing our search for our place in the universe but will never get there, it is the journey, not the destination that is important)
  6. ProducerKanika Dahia

    Kanika Dahia

    09/11/2017
    MOBILE GAME DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT BY INKCADRE TECHNOSOFT PVT LTD
    MOBILE GAME DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT BY INKCADRE TECHNOSOFT PVT LTDAt Inkcadre Technosoft, game art studio we collaborate and aid in the creation of game design and development that work for an array of platforms including the iPhone , Android , and computer operating systems like PCs & Macs. To create a...
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  7. ProducerJoyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Tears in My Heart
    Tears in My HeartI try to deal with issues that can touch all of us at some time or another. Here is one of mine that Iโ€™m sure others have dealt with I dance between self-preservation and helping a loved one. Of course, if that loved one does not want help and...
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    Mohammed A. Jawad
    09/11/2017 #9 Mohammed A. Jawad
    #6 Be persevering!
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    08/11/2017 #8 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Thank you, @Jerry Fletcher, @Pascal Derrien, and @Debasish Majumder. Sorry for the late reply--still nursing cracked ribs.
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    08/11/2017 #7 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #2 Thank you, Mohammed.
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    08/11/2017 #6 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #1 He just denies, denies, denies.
    Debasish Majumder
    07/11/2017 #5 Debasish Majumder
    Great insight @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the share.
    Pascal Derrien
    06/11/2017 #4 Pascal Derrien
    I have no suggestions first because I rarely give advice and second I think you know better :-)
    Jerry Fletcher
    06/11/2017 #3 Jerry Fletcher
    As parents we love. Children don't know the depth of that love until it is needed. He knows Joyce.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    05/11/2017 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad
    May the Almighty Lord guide your son onto the right path and reward you both with more blessings and happiness. Be patient, and trust in the Master of the whole Universe...for miracles do happen when there's unshakeable faith.:)
    Katja Bader
    05/11/2017 #1 Katja Bader
    Dear Yoyce, it is not easy to comment such an article that gets under your skin, especially when you are a mother.
    One day I had a very great dispute with my daughter, because she did not act the way I thought it was good for her. I left the house very angry.
    When I came back, she said "Mummy, I love you". And I answered "I love you, too". Then my daughter said, that she is so happy that I love her anyway.
    I always thought that it is clear, that she always knows that I love her. But it was not, she had doubts after this dispute.
    So in my opinion it is important to tell our children that we love them. We love them when they are strong. We love them when they are weak. We love them when we are agrerable with their actings and when we are not. We only want to see them happy and healthy. We will always help them if it is possible, but not up to self-abandonment.
    Self-preservation is a very important thing, too.
    I wish you and your son all the best. I hope, that you can tell him about all your feelings: love, fear...and that you both find a way to back together.
  8. ProducerPhil ๐Ÿ Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Q. What behaviors and mindsets are important in transitioning from an individual contributor to a leader within an organization?
    Q. What behaviors and mindsets are important in transitioning from an individual contributor to a leader within an organization?A leaderโ€™s primary responsibility is to create a safe work environment for the people that report to them. Many of us are afraid of the rapid change occurring around us. We are embarrassingly unaware of how divided our organizations and societies...
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    Mohammed A. Jawad
    02/11/2017 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Inspiring post for leadership lessons!

    To sum up, I would like to say that leadership, without the sense of truthfulness and wellbeing of others, is meaningless. Indeed, as a leader, your foremost duty should be to focus on your people, and then think of how well you can guide them to achieve results.
    Joanne Gardocki
    31/10/2017 #1 Joanne Gardocki
    Great article, @Phil ๐Ÿ Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBee. The list of 20 questions is great fodder for introspection. In thinking about your question, if the individual contributor simply motivated and brought out the best in every person and relationship there may not be much change. I would imagine it might be difficult for a person who likes to work behind the scenes and give others credit to suddenly be in the limelight. On the other hand, if the company is truly embracing our changing world they may see the value of supporting a new leadership style that puts the emphasis on people and relationships. Wish we had a lab big enough to play with this one. Thank you.
  9. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    29/10/2017
    Want To Be A Good Writer? Try Being A Good Reader.
    Want To Be A Good Writer? Try Being A Good Reader.I started writing when I was in grade 13 and living in Ottawa. Iโ€™m not exactly sure why I started. Some things in your life just donโ€™t really have any root causes.My writing was extremely derivative back then, as is the writing of most writers when...
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    Phil Friedman
    01/11/2017 #6 Phil Friedman
    Before writing comes reading. And during reading comes thinking. Therefore, before writing comes thinking, as well. But you know that, too. Good reminder ... for everyone. Cheers!
    Pascal Derrien
    31/10/2017 #5 Pascal Derrien
    #4 that book had a profound impact on me I read the French version when I was about 17 .... reading has been good to me, I am now reading 99% of my books in English but it took me a good 15 years before I even dared committing any posts let alone putting them out there.....
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    31/10/2017 #4 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    Am right now reading John Irving's 'World according to Garp' for the fourth time. Recommend it highly to anyone who fancies themselves a writer or anyone who wants to learn what it means to be a writer. Another of the MurClassics @Jim Murray
    Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes
    30/10/2017 #3 Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes
    Great post @Jim Murray!
    Worth sharing :D
    Jerry Fletcher
    29/10/2017 #2 Jerry Fletcher
    Jim, Reading is vital to intelligence but the number of people that don't read much is amazing. I was at lunch with two formidable consultants. Reading came up and I allowed I had a stack of ten books on marketing that I was working through and a couple of mysteries as well for light reading. The others admitted to reading maybe one book a month. I asked them if they were kidding. They weren't. Lately I've explored this question with others of my acquaintance. The average appears to be one book a month in their area of expertise, one business best seller and one genre novel. That is better than I expected.
    Kevin Baker
    29/10/2017 #1 Kevin Baker
    Excellent advise
  10. ProducerSavvy Raj

    Savvy Raj

    30/10/2017
    On Truth
    On TruthIn a world where the lines get blurredTo chalk out the differencesOf what constitutes real and virtual worldOur projections become our ultimate truthOur truth become a pawn in the handsOf those adept at carving out...A world of make believe!All...ย ...
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    Savvy Raj
    06/11/2017 #26 Savvy Raj
    Savvy Raj
    06/11/2017 #25 Savvy Raj
    Appreciate your sharing this buzz @Puneet Srivastava
    Savvy Raj
    06/11/2017 #24 Savvy Raj
    Thank you for the kind shares @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit & @Joel Anderson
    Savvy Raj
    06/11/2017 #23 Savvy Raj
    #22 Very well said @Geoff Hudson-Searle Appreciate your taking the time to share your reflections . And thank you for your kind words and support as well.
    Geoff Hudson-Searle
    05/11/2017 #22 Geoff Hudson-Searle
    Beautiful set of words @Savvy Raj We live in a very fast paced technological world, running from one place to another and tasking ourselves from one thing after another, it is not surprising that we cannot prioritise exactly what is important in our personal and business lives. Because we get so busy doing all the things we have to do, making them all seem a lot more important than they actually are, we start to panic and live in this constant state of urgency with much anxiety. As a result, we start to accumulate a lot of stress and tension into our bodies and forget what it actually feels like to relax, enjoy life and live in truth!
    Savvy Raj
    31/10/2017 #21 Savvy Raj
    #14 Honoured and humbled @David B. GrinbergThank you for your generous words to my writing.
    Savvy Raj
    31/10/2017 #20 Savvy Raj
    #13 @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador your supportive shares and appreciation means a lot to me . Thank you very much .
    Savvy Raj
    31/10/2017 #19 Savvy Raj
    #12 Thank you @Kevin Baker ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Savvy Raj
    31/10/2017 #18 Savvy Raj
    #11 Thank you @Gert Scholtz ... for your kind mention of this poem... While it is certainly helpful to know what interests the reader... but am truly honored for it comes from a wonderful and inspiring writer whose keen sense of observation and very inclusive works I deeply appreciate.
    Savvy Raj
    31/10/2017 #17 Savvy Raj
    #10 Appreciate your picking up the crux of these verses for it is in appreciation of hearts that dare.
    Thank you dear @ Lupita Reyes for your heartfelt support across platforms.
    Savvy Raj
    31/10/2017 #16 Savvy Raj
    #9 Thank you @ John Rylance for sharing this famous quote from X files. Remembering having watched many of the earlier episodes here in India when it was first telecast years ago.
    Savvy Raj
    31/10/2017 #15 Savvy Raj
    #8 Thank you @Harvey Lloyd for your kind appreciation of this post as well as for sharing your very interesting insights here mentioning about the truth in purpose ...
    I took my time to contemplate on your words here and also thought perhaps another way of seeing is of the truth beyond facts which may just be experienced in time dimensions. Our sense of purpose may continue to be the truth of life unique to each of us but the truth is all life manifests purposefully for itself which whenever realised may take the route to the unravelling of truth in the ultimate transcedence.
    David B. Grinberg
    31/10/2017 #14 David B. Grinberg
    Truth be told, Savvy, I admire your creative writing skills and appreciate your blogging buzzes!
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    30/10/2017 #13 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    A true masterpiece that speaks the truth. Brava!
    Kevin Baker
    30/10/2017 #12 Kevin Baker
    Bravo
    Gert Scholtz
    30/10/2017 #11 Gert Scholtz
    @Savvy Raj Of all the wonderful poetry you have shared, I think I like this one the most - it is superb.
    Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes
    30/10/2017 #10 Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes
    My dear bee @Savvy Raj, I love your quote โ€œThis poem is a dedication to all things forthright and in respect for all those speak their mind without fear or favour, who stay true to their hearts in words and deeds for truth prevails ultimately!โ€œ thank you!!!
    John Rylance
    30/10/2017 #9 John Rylance
    The truth is out there ........... and it's painful (The X Files)
    Harvey Lloyd
    30/10/2017 #8 Harvey Lloyd
    Truth is explorative as humans generationally seek the advancement of concepts left behind by their ancestors. Itโ€™s search for, is noble and just.

    If i might add to your great post the concept of truth in purpose. Purpose has been replaced with methodology. We cant find truth in methodology. Purpose is where truth is hidden. Media would have us discuss and focus on methodology as the polarizing affect. While purpose is left to the few puppet masters.

    We only know we found truth after we have journeyed with purpose that stands the test of time.
    Savvy Raj
    30/10/2017 #7 Savvy Raj
    #5 Splendid verses @Mohammed A. Jawad I was especially drawn to these lines.
    But, truth stands as truthโ€”
    more exalted by simplicity, not by force.
    Thank you for sharing them here.
  11. ProducerPhil ๐Ÿ Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Q. How do I become an example of leadership?
    Q. How do I become an example of leadership?The ability and willingness is lead requires we reconnect with our authentic selves as we perform the emotional labor needed to develop our emotional intelligence. Authentic leaders know who they are and inspire others through their actions. They...
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    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    30/10/2017 #6 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    Great Buzz. @Phil ๐Ÿ Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBee I agree with everything except one. The greatest leaders I have followed did not create a safe environment for me to embrace innovation and change. They were teaching me to choose commitment, not convenience.
    Joel Anderson
    29/10/2017 #5 Joel Anderson
    Thanks for some great insights. Keep making a difference.
    Louise Smith
    29/10/2017 #3 Louise Smith
    BTW I like your website design
    Louise Smith
    29/10/2017 #2 Louise Smith
    "Authentic leaders view power as internal.
    They have no need to manipulate others because they are connected to their own energy.
    They have learned how not to give their energy to those around them.
    This multiplies their effectiveness and results.
    Authentic, emotionally intelligent leaders would never sacrifice your safety for their own personal benefit.
    Authentic acts of emotional generosity build trust. "

    @Phil ๐Ÿ Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBee
    I really like the last paragraph.
    We can easily name 10, 100,1000, 10 000 leaders who are not like this now & throughout history.
    Who is a well known leader today whom you would consider to reflect this ?
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    29/10/2017 #1 Mohammed A. Jawad
    I must say here that excellent character is the essence of leadership. And, leadership, without the sense of truthfulness and wellbeing of others, is meaningless. Indeed, as a leader, your foremost duty should be to focus on your people, and then think of how well you can guide them to achieve results.

    Thanks @Phil ๐Ÿ Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBee for this thought-provoking post.
  12. ProducerSavvy Raj

    Savvy Raj

    28/10/2017
    On Seeing Beyond Looking!
    On Seeing Beyond Looking!โ€œNever look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road.โ€ย ย Dag HammarskjoldSwedish Political Leader, Secretary General Of The United Nations Theseย  above words may...
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    Savvy Raj
    29/10/2017 #14 Savvy Raj
    #11 And yet fascinatingly life carries on in unending hope , braving new frontiers inspite of the challenges, in the seeing beyond the mere looking! Thank you@Jerry Fletcher for your equally thought provoking reflection to this buzz.
    Savvy Raj
    29/10/2017 #13 Savvy Raj
    #10 Your response to this buzz has opened up new directions of thoughts in the offing . There is much to be delibrated on the many thoughts you have interweaved in your words that I enjoyed reading your reflections . So thank you for your sharing them @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    History is indeed full of examples of visionary leaders who have seen ahead of their times and forged ahead.

    Is the ability to think beyond and believe in the unknown influenced by the situation and circumstances of ones life and times .Or can nature endow a certain stream of consciousness in coorelational of utter randomness that flashes in relational wavelength across and beyond dimensions bending time and space to envision the unforeseen...

    I liked in particular your share of Einstein's famous quote that God does not play dice with the universe .While Einstein may have had his reasons to reject the idea of quantum mechanics and while there may be much evidence today to support it ... it is perhaps yet to find an allignment to many important theories of physics. And to envision all life and living occurs amidst this randomness and potential possibilities.
    Savvy Raj
    29/10/2017 #12 Savvy Raj
    #9 Appreciate your share here @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee Nice to know that... For oft a certain sense of equanimity can set in amidst the challenges in the experiences of life and living perhaps only to gently help steer us on our own unique way .
    Jerry Fletcher
    29/10/2017 #11 Jerry Fletcher
    Savvy, Thought provoking. Look too far and you will not see the chasm which must be leaped. See only the chasm and you will inevitably fail to take flight. This is the curse of being human.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    29/10/2017 #10 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    We who see the world this way are cut from the same cloth, but metaphorical clothes make the human as much as clothes make the man at the concrete level the world actually communicates. The problem with visionaries is that often they stumble onto a vision through trial and error and thus luck and mistake is the basis of this formation, but the abstraction in leadership which can envision the road ahead is not a common thing. While we celebrate people like Steve Jobs for having excelled at this capacity to see what others at his time could not see, there are many people who see something that the rest of the world has not caught up to. We call this kind of person as being ahead of their time. This does not serve the poor soul who find themselves shot down for being ahead of their time - and this is even more true in the field of scientists and intelligentsia. How many times as an innovative mind been punished for seeing things differently and how many times have we seen these people end up doubting themselves, rather than coming to terms that their gift is something the world is not ready for or the people of a particular time do not yet welcome. None of this is pie-in-the-sky, because history has shown when bright minds saw something the rest of us did not. Had Einstein been born in the time of the Spanish Inquisition, he would have burned by the Spanish - fortunately he shared his mind at the right time, but yet some of things he envisioned were finally proven decades after his death. Then there were things in quantum mechanics that even Einstein found it bizarre to think about, when he said "God does not play dice with the universe".
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    29/10/2017 #9 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    "Or are you the more cautious realist who weighs your options before every step?"

    That's me.
    Savvy Raj
    29/10/2017 #8 Savvy Raj
    #6 You are always welcome my dear @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams and its always a pleasure to hear from you๐Ÿ˜Š
    Savvy Raj
    29/10/2017 #7 Savvy Raj
    #5 Think totally likewise @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador Thank you for your succinct reply here for it was the quote by Dag started this train of thought and query resulting in this buzz๐Ÿ˜Š
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    29/10/2017 #6 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    Bookmarking this to read soon @Savvy Raj Sharing this gem across :)
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    29/10/2017 #5 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    " Who are you? Are you more of the visionary kind?"

    "Or are you the more cautious realist who weighs your options before every step?"

    I like to think of myself being a little bit of both. I enjoy stepping out of the box, yet I believe some caution is necessary - mostly the use of common sense will suffice.
    Savvy Raj
    28/10/2017 #4 Savvy Raj
    #3 Lovely example and thank you very much @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for your share of thoughts here. I always enjoy your amazing sense of associations in your buzzes.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    28/10/2017 #3 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    "Creativity stems from the acceptance of your authentic self. It is a never-ending journey of endless possibilities that is much beyond the pursuit of a hobby or craft and can be a habit of a lifetime".
    Very well-said @Savvy Raj View more
    "Creativity stems from the acceptance of your authentic self. It is a never-ending journey of endless possibilities that is much beyond the pursuit of a hobby or craft and can be a habit of a lifetime".
    Very well-said @Savvy Raj.
    You remind me in your introductory paragraph of a driver of a car. If the driver looks just in front of him he fails to see the two lines defining the lane. If he looks far he can see the boundaries of his lane. Close
    Savvy Raj
    28/10/2017 #2 Savvy Raj
    #1 A beautifully apt quote share @Joel . To take a step is to dare the unknown. After all every intention to take a step ahead in time is an exploration of life yet unknown and possibly the birthing of a breakthrough from an impasse.
    Joel Anderson
    28/10/2017 #1 Joel Anderson
    โ€œWhoever cannot seek the unforeseen sees nothing for the known way is an impasse.โ€ -Heraclitus
  13. ProducerDavid B. Grinberg
    How & Why to Spread Your beBee Blogging Buzz
    How & Why to Spread Your beBee Blogging BuzzBlogging is a powerful way to build and showcase your personal brand. beBee Affinity Social Network has proven this concept through the popular publishing platform, Producer, launched during the spring of 2016. That's when beBee opened the blogging...
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    David B. Grinberg
    08/11/2017 #26 David B. Grinberg
    Just a reminder to continue broadly sharing your beBee blogging buzz on other social sites. Cross-channel pollinating begets successful branding and message amplification. Thus, please Keep buzzing with relevant quality content!
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    02/11/2017 #25 Mohammed A. Jawad
    When you want to blog, then beBee befits the bill!
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    29/10/2017 #24 Erroll -EL- Warner
    The problem on LinkedIn is, it's time for CEO Jeff Weiner to go. He hasn't brought anything new to LinkedIn since its purchase by Microsoft. People need to see their connections publication.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    29/10/2017 #23 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    @David B. Grinberg, an excellent piece on sharing honey. I am sharing with my followers.
    David B. Grinberg
    28/10/2017 #22 David B. Grinberg
    Special thanks for the excellent points made below: @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian @Susan ๐Ÿ Botello @Gert Scholtz @Claire L Cardwell @Robert Cormack -- most appreciated, as always! Also, for anyone cross posting on Medium who wouldn't mind an additional 50 "claps" on your articles, just follow me and I'll follow back at https://medium.com/@DBGrinberg
    Robert Cormack
    28/10/2017 #20 Robert Cormack
    Nice piece, @David B. Grinberg. Let's just say there are broader horizons on beBee than LinkedIn (I think we've all said that.
    David B. Grinberg
    28/10/2017 #19 David B. Grinberg
    Many thanks to ALL for your enthusiastic engagement and kind words below, which are always appreciated. I was inspired by @John White, MBA to follow up on his brilliant buzz on why beBee is unbeatable for bloggers. Moreover, the success of this platform is due to each and every one of YOU! It's a team effort like worker bees building a hive and gathering honey. Go team, go -- and Vamos!!!! (as @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee would say).
    The buzz continues to grow louder worldwide thanks to YOU and every bee in our hive. Keep buzzing!
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    27/10/2017 #18 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    Point On. I have nothing else to add. Great Buzz @David B. Grinberg
    Susan ๐Ÿ Botello
    27/10/2017 #17 Susan ๐Ÿ Botello
    Very good article @David B. Grinberg. I try to share some of my articles in different social media. When I can write Honey, which is an article and not a post here on beBee I share it with other channels. When I write on another channel like Medium or my blogs, I share it here, although I can only share links to only my followers here which limits the reach here on beBee to only connections. There are also others who write articles about us we like to share. I like the interaction from within the beBee network. It's unique and special. I believe in sharing our stories and the public benefits from that...even people who don't know us can be inspired by us. Sharing is good.
    Debasish Majumder
    27/10/2017 #16 Debasish Majumder
    lovely insight @David B. Grinberg! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.
    Jerry Fletcher
    27/10/2017 #15 Jerry Fletcher
    David, Informative and useful. I couldn't agree more with your assessment.
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    27/10/2017 #14 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Love this informative Buzz so much I've fed it into my Tweetpack files. Thank you, @David B. Grinberg.
    Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman
    27/10/2017 #13 Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman
    Awesome info, @David B. Grinberg Thank you!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    27/10/2017 #12 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Great stuff, @David B. Grinberg. If I can add a couple of things?

    beBee sends emails to your connections about new posts. There is also the #buzzBeBee that will let @John White, MBA know when a post crosses 20 relevants AND 5 comments. Then John can promote the post on beBee's extensive social presence. (The post's AUTHOR shares to Twitter and includes that hashtag)

    This post qualifies for #buzzBeBee with 30 relavants and 12 comments as of right now

    I fully agree with the beBee AND LinkedIN thing. Personally, I post here then, for some posts, I copy/paste to LinkedIN a few days later.
    Debesh Choudhury
    27/10/2017 #11 Debesh Choudhury
    I can't produce "honey" @David B. Grinberg, my creation is "un-honey" (in Hindi UNHONI meas impossible)
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    27/10/2017 #10 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Fantastic points @David B. Grinberg. I just updated my resume and added my beBee profile page. I was asked to be on the Board of Directors for Mental Health and Awareness hence, the resume. I was also offered a job but I'm not sure if I will take it or not. Believe it or not, my Dr. read some of my writing(s) - buzzes on beBee and a few on Thrive, he actually recommended me to the Board of Directors and of course asked me if I would be interested in serving on it. So, it just goes to show that even if you blog about topics that you may feel others would never reach out to you in a professional manner about, well... one just never knows. Shared to Twitter and beBee and beBee USA Group on Facebook. @Gloria ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ’ซ โ˜• (Glo) Ochoa and myself run that group, it's for newbies and well established beBee users to share info and help new people learn to navigate beBee if they do have questions.
    Gert Scholtz
    27/10/2017 #9 Gert Scholtz
    @David B. Grinberg A masterful overview of how to use the BeBee Blogging platform - I have added this to the collection post of How to Bee, and shared to LI and Twitter. Many thanks David.
    Claire L Cardwell
    27/10/2017 #8 Claire L Cardwell
    Love your post @David B. Grinberg! I have been meaning to add a lot of my previous articles on beBee to LI, Medium and my website, will definitely pop the 'first published on beBee' at the end of the article!
    Randall Burns
    27/10/2017 #7 Randall Burns
    Great informative post @David B. Grinberg Thank You!
    Milos Djukic
    27/10/2017 #6 Anonymous
    The peace of art by @David B. Grinberg - a strategic communicator of the highest caliber.

    Kudos David!
  14. ProducerSavvy Raj

    Savvy Raj

    27/10/2017
    Ride the waves
    Ride the wavesRide the wave of passionย Ride the waves in perseveranceย Ride the waves of purposeย Ride the waves in patienceย Ride the waves in equanimityRide the waves in balanceRide the waves in hopeย Ride the waves of peaceย ย Ride the waves of loveย Ride the waves...
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    Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    30/10/2017 #19 Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    #18 ๐Ÿ’ž
    Savvy Raj
    30/10/2017 #18 Savvy Raj
    #16 Great to hear from you ... and here's wishing you ride the waves of success with your book !!๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’™
    Savvy Raj
    30/10/2017 #17 Savvy Raj
    #15 Balance is the key indeed and am glad you highlighted this here Thank you @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for your thinking so and sharing as well .
    Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    30/10/2017 #16 Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    #14 So honored my dear @Savvy Raj!! I don't promise anything cause I'm really busy with my book, trying to have it ready for next month. I'll keep it in mind for a better time...
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    30/10/2017 #15 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Ride the waves in balance- in our turbulent times this is a a great reminder @Savvy Raj. Great poem and is full of life
    Savvy Raj
    30/10/2017 #14 Savvy Raj
    #7 Thoroughly honored my friend @Ignacio Orna Thank you for taking the time to translate my poem in Spanish . Love the way it reads... Would love to hear it in read out aloud .I invite @Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado Deglado one of my first friends on Be bee to consider doing so ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Savvy Raj
    30/10/2017 #13 Savvy Raj
    #6 Trust you to read in @Ian Weinberg ๐Ÿ˜ŠThank you for thinking so as well!
    Savvy Raj
    30/10/2017 #12 Savvy Raj
    Savvy Raj
    30/10/2017 #11 Savvy Raj
    #4 Yes indeed @Randall Burns and thank you for your profound share as well .And In between the rise and fall, the swing and the sway, life waltzes on.
    Savvy Raj
    30/10/2017 #10 Savvy Raj
    #3 Thank you @Mohammed A. Jawad and yes indeed I too appreciate and value this need for positive reflections and unending hope that can help us tide over our circumstances.
    Savvy Raj
    30/10/2017 #9 Savvy Raj
    #2 @Lisa Vanderburg Totally think likewise . thank you for sharing your reflections to the verses.
    Savvy Raj
    30/10/2017 #8 Savvy Raj
    #1 Thank you @Joel Anderson
    Ignacio Orna
    28/10/2017 #7 Ignacio Orna
    Montate sobre la ola de la pasiรณn
    Montate sobre las olas de la perseverancia
    Montate sobre las olas del propรณsito
    Montate sobre las olas de la paciencia

    Montate sobre las olas de la ecuanimidad
    Montate sobre las olas del equilibrio
    Montate sobre las olas en la esperanza
    Montate sobre las olas de la paz

    Montate sobre las olas del amor
    Montate sobre las olas de la alegrรญa
    Montate sobre las olas de la satisfacciรณn
    ยกY la marea del รฉxito hallarรกs en tu camino!

    Esfuerzate no solo en llegar arriba
    sino en el progreso por llegar.
    Si el siguiente paso es una caรญda
    El prรณximo serรก de evoluciรณn

    El punto de inflexiรณn estรก en la cima de las cosas
    Pero la vida es un juego de elecciones constante.
    Ya sea cuesta arriba o cuesta abajo, el truco
    estรก en ti que es montarte sobre las olas.

    Savvy Raj
    Ian Weinberg
    27/10/2017 #6 Ian Weinberg
    An authentic and inspiring snapshot of life @Savvy Raj Indeed, the journey is as important as the destination.
    Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    27/10/2017 #5 Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    Keep on riding @Savvy Raj.Gotta surf that wave!
    Randall Burns
    27/10/2017 #4 Randall Burns
    Wonderful poem @Savvy Raj, the great thing about waves is that they're never ending, we are constantly riding, constantly falling whether by choice or not, and constantly catching the next one and while we can reminisce about the waves we've rode in the past who knows about the waves we will encounter in the future?
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    27/10/2017 #3 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Life, at every fold, is a new experience coupled with passing time. It's good intentions of heart accelerated by mark determination that we accomplish what we aspire. So, let's make our lives full of hopes to live heartily!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    27/10/2017 #2 Lisa Vanderburg
    Beautiful buzz, dear @Savvy Raj - we need the highs and the lows to truly experience life to the full!
    Joel Anderson
    27/10/2017 #1 Joel Anderson
    Nicely done.
  15. ProducerDebasish Majumder
    THOUGHT- A MYSTIC KNOT!
    THOUGHT- A MYSTIC KNOT!Do you know who I am? I am a dot In this vast universe Still I am capable to retain my plot I donโ€™t allow myself to rot Neither have I allowed myself to maim I struggle to exist No longer in a mindset for silent exit...
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    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    07/11/2017 #13 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Lovely poem @Debasish Majumder, thank you for your on-going wisdom!
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    01/11/2017 #11 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    super beautiful, as every of your poems is, thank you @Debasish Majumder
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    28/10/2017 #9 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Such an interesting poem. Thank you, @Debasish Majumder
    Tausif Mundrawala
    28/10/2017 #8 Tausif Mundrawala
    You transported me to a world where no one exists except me. The mystic world which holds us as an independent bird makes us unique as it reminds about our precious existence. Am highly thankful to you for this wonderful poem, my friend @Debasish Majumder
    Pascal Derrien
    28/10/2017 #7 Pascal Derrien
    It is pretty clear you fell into an artistic pot when u wrote about the dot ๐Ÿ‘
    Gert Scholtz
    28/10/2017 #6 Gert Scholtz
    @Debasish Majumder Your words are magic Debasish: "I am a thought, I percolate through myriad, Fluid is my character, In wavy nature I flow in rapture."
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    27/10/2017 #3 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Ah, so swiftly speeding thoughts takes us to diverse destinations at every flip of second, and sometimes thoughts color our faces with expressions and alter our attitudes.

    Thanks @Debasish Majumder View more
    Ah, so swiftly speeding thoughts takes us to diverse destinations at every flip of second, and sometimes thoughts color our faces with expressions and alter our attitudes.

    Thanks @Debasish Majumder for this inspiring poem. Close
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    27/10/2017 #2 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    "I am a product of continuous change
    I am immune to accommodate with upheaval and lopsided terrain".
    This is a superb poem dear @Debasish Majumder. We are produt of change. I am still thinking of this line. If we are produt then our exitence is dependent on change. Or, we may reform into a nee self. Still it is the effect of change
    Lisa Vanderburg
    27/10/2017 #1 Lisa Vanderburg
    Your dance is ever-flowing in re-creation @Debasish Majumder. Full and free, reminds me of luminous iridescence swirling like seals through the kelp beds!
  16. ProducerPhil ๐Ÿ Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBee
    The Illusion of Past and Future
    The Illusion of Past and FutureThe person who is most present is the most influential. The process of becoming less resistive, judgment and attached to outcome enables us to be more present in each moment. The process of living more fully in the past requires our ongoing...
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    Vinoda Pandya
    04/11/2017 #7 Vinoda Pandya
    Hi every body. Gm
    I m indian women
    Can u help me?
    Can u sponser me n my husbund.
    (Because very Money problem) i need work n i promise u r impresh my work
    mohammed khalaf
    27/10/2017 #6 mohammed khalaf
    @Phil ๐Ÿ Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBee His travel posts convey a colorful portrait of place and culture and he fills my senses with the destination.
    Joel Anderson
    26/10/2017 #5 Joel Anderson
    "Whether we realize it or not we are all on this shared transcendent journey of enlightenment and service." Indeed
    Lisa Vanderburg
    26/10/2017 #4 Lisa Vanderburg
    So right; 'It is choice not chance that determines our results. ' Bravo @Phil ๐Ÿ Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBee!
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    26/10/2017 #3 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Aha...To be most present and influential, with all vigour and virtues, we need our proper perception, genuine gratitude and rational reaction.
    Harvey Lloyd
    26/10/2017 #2 Harvey Lloyd
    Simple yet elegant concept. Well written. Bravo.
    Debesh Choudhury
    26/10/2017 #1 Debesh Choudhury
    This post is so crisp yet so powerful .. @Phil ๐Ÿ Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBee .. The link between the past and the future is very narrow!
  17. ProducerJoyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Expanding Your Horizons
    Expanding Your HorizonsI am a psychologist and an avid behaviorist. I study stimulus and response, and my favorite subject isโ€”wellโ€”me. I am constantly gauging my response to situations with the knowledge that I am not unique. I fit snugly into a collective. Subcultures...
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    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    28/10/2017 #12 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #10 Yep--and those are the ones who stagnate.
    Claire L Cardwell
    28/10/2017 #10 Claire L Cardwell
    Great post @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee - I find different sub cultures fascinating, however many people I find are comfortable in their group identity and do not want to expand their horizons...
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    26/10/2017 #9 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Excellent post @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee. We must ask questions rather than just believe everything we are told. If we don't try to understand and better ourselves, who will?
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    26/10/2017 #7 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    "In order to engage in the former structure, one must know how to listen and not be impulsive".
    A great buzz with great images for better self-understanding by @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    25/10/2017 #3 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #1 Heh Human nature is a marvelous thing.
    Ian Weinberg
    25/10/2017 #2 Ian Weinberg
    @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee Curiosity and engagement beyond the comfort zone is life-promoting. Stagnation and disinterest in the comfort zone is deathly.
    Pascal Derrien
    25/10/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    Now I understand electricity and subculture in one shot very productive day me thinks :-) next stop systems :-)
  18. ProducerKristen Edens

    Kristen Edens

    25/10/2017
     What to Know as POA for Multiple Family Members
    What to Know as POA for Multiple Family MembersAre you prepared medically and financially if something unfortunate happens to you and you could not make a critical decision for yourself? What about a parent, spouse, or adult child? Why wait a moment longer? Get your POA (power of attorney) in...
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    Kristen Edens
    04/11/2017 #2 Kristen Edens
    You are welcome @Joel Anderson. Thanks for reading!
    Joel Anderson
    25/10/2017 #1 Joel Anderson
    Great insight and information. Thank you.
  19. ProducerBill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    beBee meeting at Krispy Kreme in Georgia, Two Sweet groups here beBee & Krispy Kreme.  Bill Stankiewicz, Savannah Supply Chain Guy
    beBee meeting at Krispy Kreme in Georgia, Two Sweet groups here beBee & Krispy Kreme. Bill Stankiewicz, Savannah Supply Chain GuyKUDOS to General Manager Christine Smithe at Krispy Kreme.ย  Great service, helping in the community & great products, just like the Affinity site beBee.com founded by Juan & Javier.ย  I have been so fortunate to be a member of beBee &...
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    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    24/10/2017 #10 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    #7 thx Paul๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ
    Paul Walters
    23/10/2017 #7 Paul Walters
    @Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador A new hero for me....great stuff
    Milos Djukic
    23/10/2017 #6 Anonymous
    @Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador, YOU made my day with this post :)
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    22/10/2017 #5 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    Delicious buzz Bill!
    The Krispy Kreme offices are about 30 miles from my home. I've known many who have worked there, though I haven't. Krispy Kreme is a hometown proud thing for the NC Piedmont and when the Hot Donuts light is lit you can believe there is a line (doesn't matter what time of day or night) I did work in a small shop in Tennessee. The company has a policy that the employees can eat as many donuts as they want...Cool right? Well after packing thousands of donuts and smelling hot sugar 8 hours a day, the last thing you want are donuts. Don't worry my taste for those delectable hot circles returned once I no longer had to pack them!
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    22/10/2017 #4 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    Many thanks @Geraldo Passofundo Fernandes, @Julio Angel ๐ŸLopez Lopez, @Joel Anderson, @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee, @Sergio Weinfuter, @Franci. Your all GREAT BEES HERE, We love you all. I received too 4 phone calls too on the Buzz @ 1.404.750.3200, Bill Stankiewicz creating more bees in USA ! :~)) Please share in all hives, We LOVE beBee !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    22/10/2017 #3 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    22/10/2017 #2 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    A sweet Sunday Buzz for all Bee's
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    22/10/2017 #1 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    KUDOS to General Manager Christine Smithe at Krispy Kreme. Great service, helping in the community & great products, just like the Affinity site beBee.com founded by Juan & Javier.
  20. ProducerMohammed A. Jawad
    Let's Go Digital With 'Less Paper'
    Let's Go Digital With 'Less Paper'Ugh...how sometimes some typical jobs entail piles of paperwork, more filing andย extra filing cabinets.One typical company, after keeping score of box files in cabinets for a decade, finally moved the load of documents to the archives. Thatโ€™s the...
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    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    25/10/2017 #11 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #10 This is very true!
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    24/10/2017 #10 Mohammed A. Jawad
    #9 Funnily, when everything can be digitized, stored and accessed, there are people who still prefer to make copies, punch it and file stacks of papers in box files besides filing in their computers. Itโ€™s all duplicity that makes work hectic and boring.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    24/10/2017 #9 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    I could not agree more @Mohammed A. Jawad. I was so excited in the early 90's when they said computers would get rid of all the extra paper work. It doubled in my opinion and I still don't see people being mindful about changing that. Yes, some do.. but old habits seem to die very hard.
    Wayne Yoshida
    23/10/2017 #8 Wayne Yoshida
    @Mohammed A. Jawad - wasn't there a funny episode of The Office about going paperless? The corporate Hq wanted to go paperless. But since the company sells paper, this didn't make sense, so David Brent at The Office makes up procedures to increase paper use, and drives up sales. . . .
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    23/10/2017 #7 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    Absolutely agree with you, @Mohammed A. Jawad. This is an important matter which can help in decreasing wastage, increasing efficiency & space. I love writing on paper, reading hardcover books, covering my study and fridge with post its, but I am still trying my best to digitize every record I can.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    23/10/2017 #6 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    I have fifty pages notebook on my desk for s year. It is almost still untouched.
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    23/10/2017 #5 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Looks just like my desk and room. I have digitized much, but have lots more to go.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    23/10/2017 #4 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Excellent buzz and I agree. My last employer was trying to go paperless, and they did to an extent. Unfortunately, there are some that can't function without paper and hopefully, they will soon realize the benefits of going paperless.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    23/10/2017 #3 Mohammed A. Jawad
    #2 @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams Thanks for your feedback. I am happy to know about the worthwhile transition at your workplace. ..i.e. from excessive paper filing to digital filing. Yea...this change results efficiency in work and one feels ease and convenience.
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    23/10/2017 #2 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    Excellent post @Mohammed A. Jawad. I agree with Jerry. Our company is going that direction. There are very few filing cabinets available in our new offices. The only paper I deal with are count sheets I send to the warehouse because laptops don't make sense and are cost prohibitive. Everything else I do is digital. I like having a desk that is not covered in paper, I feel more efficient. Now if I can only get my computer filing system streamlined! :-)
    Jerry Fletcher
    22/10/2017 #1 Jerry Fletcher
    Mohammed, Would that it could be so. I've watched companies try to legislate a digital office. It doesn't work because people are so used to reading printed material. The solution is to allow printing of documents at the individual level but no filing capability other than digital. That minimizes the stored or kept data while forcing the benefits of availability of digital files to the entire organization.
  21. ProducerLupita ๐Ÿ Reyes
    Only love, please.
    Only love, please. Firstly,โ€œIt takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing,...
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    Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes
    22/10/2017 #4 Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes
    My pleasure @Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal. Iโ€™m glad you liked it.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    22/10/2017 #3 Lisa Vanderburg
    Amen, sweet woman!
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    22/10/2017 #2 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    A heart-purifying buzz..a cocktail of great quotes on love. Refresh your day by reading it.
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    22/10/2017 #1 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    This is the first buzz I read this morning and it warmed my heart. Such a beautiful idea for a motivational buzz. Thank you for writing it, @Lupita ๐Ÿ Reyes!
  22. ProducerPamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    Whatever It Takes
    Whatever It TakesSome would call me a "workaholic", including me at timesLately I've been examining my motivations when it comes to my work habits and I've reached a conclusion; I like working and the sense of accomplishment when I overcome a hurdle or solve a...
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    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    24/10/2017 #35 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    I make sure I take time to be sociable, even took a trip to the beach with Lisa Gallagher, but even then I worked several hours a day, 2 full days, one planned because Monday is always a long day and my 'help' messed up a report and I had to fix it on another day. That was a planned working vacation though and it's why I brought all my paraphernalia with me. But I had my hours on the beach every morning, watching the sunrise and then a cup of coffee in one hand and a book in the other. Then about 9 or 10 I head back in and work until 2 or 3 then it was back to the beach while Lisa did her sightseeing and photography. It was a perfect vacation for me! Though the 3 story townhouse played havoc on my back and I was in pain by the end of the week. Sad, but I survived and will live to work another day! LOL
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    24/10/2017 #34 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    #28 I have slowed in my workaholic ways; mostly do to an aging brain than a want to slow down :-) I wish I could do what I did 20 years ago, with all that I have learned in that time I would be unstoppable! LOL
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    24/10/2017 #33 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    #29 My best ideas come early in the morning; a cup of coffee in one hand and a casual stroll in the courtyard or on my treadmill. I have a bad back and hips so I have to walk every morning to work the stiffness out and I've found is a great time to contemplate the day and the different metrics I need to attack and how I'm going to formulate them
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    24/10/2017 #32 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    #27
    Well Ken, I like figuring things out, finding solutions, and I've always been that way; ALWAYS. When I was a kid I can remember coming up with ideas to accomplish things; like how can I reach that limb that is 10 feet above my head? I taught myself to braiding a rope from tree bark, tie a rock at the end, do a sling shot throw over the limb, and scale the side of the tree. I problem solve to get where I want to be.
    Would I rather be doing what I do in the Environmental Industry? You Betcha, but I would be doing the same thing; research, data manipulations, number manipulation, all to solve problems; it's me in every aspect of my life. If anything I have to NOT solve problems for people that don't want me solving them.
    I would rather play with data than play pool(That's billiards for you I guess) as an example; there is a purpose to it and I'm a purpose driven person.

    Though if I had my choice I would rather ride a bike for miles until I drop, but I can't anymore, so if it's a failure I'm avoiding its the failure that I can't do all the athletic stuff I used to. And I really can't without severe pain and paying a bigger price down the road. So are there other things I'd rather do? Sure there is; doesn't mean I love what I do less.
    As for failure; Been there done that, been knocked so low I didn't think I would ever crawl out, more than once. But then that ole problem solver came out and I did. I don't fear failure, survived it too many times to fear it any more. As I said; been there, done that, survived and lived to problem solve another day.
    Jerry Fletcher
    23/10/2017 #31 Jerry Fletcher
    Hello. My name is Jerry and I am a serial workaholic. I'll roll along making sure I close the door to my home office each evening and assuring that I get out and meet folks in person and taking part in the art world hereabouts. Then, all of a sudden I find that I haven't left the house except to buy groceries and this is the 4th or 5th day in sweats and then I hit the wall and can't get up the energy to work. That lasts a few days while I forcibly take myself by the scruff of the neck and go see a movie, ask a friend to dinner or take in a concert. Sometimes it takes as much as a week to get back into gear. My early warning system is when I suddenly stop producing two or three blogs a week. (Yes, there will be a couple this week.)
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    23/10/2017 #30 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    #19 The mentoring attitude is a great idea, Pam. That is the route that I took, which opened new opportunities for me. I enjoyed mentoring and watching my team grow.
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    23/10/2017 #29 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams I can't thank you enough for writing this. I needed to read this. I am not sure how much of it I will actually be able to implement when it comes to addressing the "issue," but I am so happy to read your take on the matter. It felt like I am reading about myself. I am a workaholic and love being one. Work is my "me" place. It calms me. Health issues have cropped up and I had to take breaks in between. Learnt to take a break every one hour to stretch and walk ten steps.

    The three issues you described are the exact three that I have faced myself. I can't even bring myself to delegate work. And coming up with ideas during times that I am off-work has become such a routine that now I know when exactly I will be getting the brightest ideas: when I am sipping tea or watching Suits.

    You are awesome and I am so happy to have met you over beBee. Thank you once again for the great buzz.
    Harvey Lloyd
    23/10/2017 #28 Harvey Lloyd
    You just wrote my entrepreneurial biography. I lost the reasons for being one along the way. But it was a rehab rentering family life and finding new ways to satisfy my torrid business nature. In my life there are no questions that cant be answered and outcomes to match. Hard to turn off.

    What i could really identify with was the change process. Many around me were totally OK with me absorbing the responsibility and running the front end of the wagon, up the hill. The responses when i began to engage as part of the team and not the race horse was a little surprising. They thought i was depressed, trifling or some other less than an astronaut label.

    Sometimes i do pull to the point of the wagon. But not as often as i used too. I can say that when i do though the first thought with most is i am being aggressive. Odd turn of events. But i figure if i am pulling out front the team has had their go at the issue and have stalled or challenged beyond their capacity to manage.

    Great post. Do keep in mind that work is a means to an end. The end you describe. When work becomes the end then the means will destroy you.
    Ken Boddie
    23/10/2017 #27 Ken Boddie
    Much food for thought for many here, Pam. Iโ€™ve only two things to ask you. But first Iโ€™ll explain that I used to work ridiculous hours and get the occasional buzz at the end of the odd project completed or goal achieved, but oh the constant stress for the most part Now I am fortunate to work part time doing what I absolutely love and am very fortunate to be able to choose when and for how long I work. So back to you, Pam, and those question.
    1. Do you love your work, or just the buzz at the very end of a lot of stress?
    2. What motivates you ..... love of work or fear of failure?
    My name is Ken and Iโ€™m a workaholic, but I enjoy regular therapy with my family, friends and hobbies.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    23/10/2017 #26 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    "Some of my best ideas, solutions, or formulas, come to me when I'm on 'my time'" writes @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams in this super and open-minded buzz.
    I am no different and I feel exactly what Pamela feels.
    A must read buzz.
    John White, MBA
    22/10/2017 #25 John White, MBA
    #17 Thanks, Pam. I've got my name badge on and ready to share!
    Cyndi wilkins
    22/10/2017 #24 Cyndi wilkins
    #20 Sounds like you raised a gal @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams! And you ain't so bad yourself;-) LOL
    Randall Burns
    22/10/2017 #23 Randall Burns
    #18 HaHa! I've got a couple of other great Yoda quotes but I don't think they're appropriate for this mainstream platform. :-0 Maybe I'll e-mail them to you
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    22/10/2017 #22 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    #21 WOW Zacharias, that was so beautifully put I don't know what I could say that could even come close to comparing. Thank you for reading my little post and for your absolutely wonderfully wise comment.
    Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    22/10/2017 #21 Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    Indeed! With the right mindset, work can be a way for self-realization and a great source of joy. Of course, when you work for someone who sees work as merely a means to make money, then it's much harder to do any of that. However, if the discipline of work comes not from the people around you but from yourself, then things change and this may actually be visible to those around you. After all, at the end of the day, the only person you are truly accountable to is your own self. Everyone else is merely a facilitator in your work journey (aka career), or in some case an obstructer. But the only real obstruction in one's journey is one's own self...
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    22/10/2017 #20 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    #11 Exactly Cyndi. When my daughter was young and needed me; then I needed to fight for my time with her and meeting her needs but now I have an empty nest and I have only to answer to myself. I spent the entire afternoon with my girl yesterday; having a few beers and people watching at her college homecoming, then we went out for a fabulous dinner. Not once did my job put a damper on our time. She knew I would pull out my computer and work today; she knows me well and accepts that I am who I am!

    "That's Mom, it's what makes her happy" is what she would say.
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    22/10/2017 #19 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    #12 Thanks for the wonderful comment Franci. I was recently given 'help' and I have to admit that I'm struggling with trust. Every mistake is like a affirmation; see...no one can do it like I can!!! Bad, bad, bad attitude. So I'll go in Monday and hopefully turn it into a mentoring opportunity instead of acting like a smug martyr
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    22/10/2017 #18 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    #15 A long time since I heard a good Yoda quote! Well, except on the Big Bang Theory
    I understand Randall, food service can be like that for a lot of people, it was for me. It truly is an art...well I guess that's why they call it the culinary arts... Duh :-) There is nothing like setting a dish in front of a customer and it looks so good the customer hesitates...their anticipation of that first bite becomes almost as enjoyable as the meal itself.
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    22/10/2017 #17 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    #10 Hi John and welcome to the meeting :-)
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    22/10/2017 #16 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    #13 Alas; a kindred spirit! Thank you for that Susan and for sharing!
  23. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    21/10/2017
    Portrait(s) of Herb Ritts
    Portrait(s) of Herb Ritts His break came on a long trip through California with a friend. The car they were travelling in had a puncture and they stopped at a garage to change the wheel. On a whim he asked his friend to pose for a photograph. It was Richard Gere and a year...
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    Gert Scholtz
    24/10/2017 #22 Gert Scholtz
    @Tausif Mundrawala I appreciate your reading the post and your comments - Ritts was in my mind a legend. Thank you Tausif.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    23/10/2017 #21 Tausif Mundrawala
    An excellent way to pay homage to this great photographer. Once the time moves on than very few would acknowledge the work of legends. Am glad that you shared this buzz with us, my friend @Gert Scholtz
    Gert Scholtz
    22/10/2017 #20 Gert Scholtz
    @Jerry Fletcher Interesting point Jerry; Ritts must have seen much more about the real people behind the public image. Many thanks for reading and commenting.
    Jerry Fletcher
    22/10/2017 #19 Jerry Fletcher
    Gert, Thanks for opening my eyes to a stellar photographer. The greats like him make me wish I could have been there to meet the real people that others made celebrities.
    Gert Scholtz
    22/10/2017 #18 Gert Scholtz
    @Ken Boddie Now that is perfectly said Ken, about late afternoon light: "As it casts its soft shadows and fades slowly into darkness, weaving a spell of character across the human form. " A picture with words of pictures taken. Thanks for reading and your comments.
    Gert Scholtz
    22/10/2017 #17 Gert Scholtz
    @Phil Friedman Thanks for reading Phil - much appreciated. @David B. Grinberg Thank you for sharing to other hives David - and I shall certainly continue with the buzzes. @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee Then I am happy that you found it through this post - thank you Joyce.
    Gert Scholtz
    22/10/2017 #16 Gert Scholtz
    @Pascal Derrien Thanks for that Pascal - I would have loved to do some back page articles - except that I can't write in French! I appreciate you commendation.
    Gert Scholtz
    22/10/2017 #15 Gert Scholtz
    @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams That IS the challenge and enjoyment I had doing portraits - making sure the technical aspects are covered while at the same time getting the person to relax and enjoy themselves. Thanks for reading and commenting Pamela.
    Gert Scholtz
    22/10/2017 #14 Gert Scholtz
    @Paul Walters @Randall Burns Thank you Paul, Randall. Regrettably, photography is a hobby and interest I have neglected - must take camera and start again.
    Paul Walters
    22/10/2017 #12 Paul Walters
    @Gert Scholtz Thanks for that. Do you still use your trusty camera?
    Phil Friedman
    22/10/2017 #11 Phil Friedman
    Stunningly powerful work. Thanks, @Gert Scholtz.
    Ken Boddie
    22/10/2017 #10 Ken Boddie
    Stunning portrait of a master of portraiture, Gert. I also prefer the late afternoon light, as it casts its soft shadows and fades slowly into darkness, weaving a spell of character across the human form. By contrast, the early morning light never seems to last for long enough and all too quickly bursts into the stark harshness of the working day, or is it that I just hate getting up early?
    David B. Grinberg
    21/10/2017 #9 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for another awesome blogging buzz, Gert! I echo all of the excellent sentiments expressed below. I have shared this in three hives: "beBee in English" and "Lifestyles" and "Publishers and Bloggers." Keep buzzing!
    cc @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    21/10/2017 #7 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    beautiful photos. I was not aware of this man. Thank you for lighting up his life.
    Randall Burns
    21/10/2017 #6 Randall Burns
    Great post @Gert Scholtz I'm an avid photographer as well, am familiar with Ritts work and he is an inspiration
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    21/10/2017 #5 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Thank you for sharing @Gert Scholtz. I was not familiar with Herb Ritts until I read your post. He is obviously a very talented photographer.
    Pascal Derrien
    21/10/2017 #4 Pascal Derrien
    I like written portraits and photographic portraits too, Liberation a French paper I used to buy at airports when I was travelling always had one at the back of its paper edition which meant I always started to read the last page first checking up on the photo shot and snippet of life of whoever they were covering. I reckon you would have made a great contributor @Gert Scholtz :-)
    Lisa Vanderburg
    21/10/2017 #3 Lisa Vanderburg
    Exceptional talent borne of true passion. What an beautiful gift and a lovely tribute @Gert Scholtz - thank you!
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    21/10/2017 #2 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    Making the subject feel welcome to their own photo!! I despise posed photos, especially of myself. it's the unexpected, the life behind the photos that I like/enjoy. Get in front of too many photographers and they want you to pose, which reminds me that horrible trend of Vogue-ing! If they actually listened to Madonna's song then; "move to the music..."...capture life. Ritts apparently had the gift for that capture.
    A wonderful post Gert. Not following photographers I did not know of Ritts, but this sampling of his work shows I missed out. The beauty of photography is the artists work lives on way past the artists.
  24. ProducerSusan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    Thursday Thought: Kindness
    Thursday Thought: KindnessI'm sure I'm not the only human on the planet to be fearful lately; many of our leaders are stomping around, saying stupid things, going back and forth on fundamental ideas of love and kindness, and generally keeping many of us up at night worrying...
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    Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    22/10/2017 #5 Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    Great idea, @John Rylance, and that would one of the goals of the organization @Richard DiPilla started four years ago, which is ramping up for a worldwide tour even as I write this.
    John Rylance
    22/10/2017 #4 John Rylance
    Perhaps we should change the maxim of being clean in mind thought and deed to
    BE KIND IN WORD THOUGHT AND DEED.
    Not just for one day but, well, as often as possible.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    19/10/2017 #1 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Let's celebrate the kindness day and become more humane every day!
  25. ProducerHarvey Lloyd

    Harvey Lloyd

    18/10/2017
    Today I Met Hopeless
    Today I Met HopelessImage creditย http://www.incourage.me/2013/07/love-in-the-dark.htmlFrom my desk i see students who run away from class. ย This incident was really no different than otherโ€™s, but a compelling force that said i should get involved. ย You see my domain is...
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    Harvey Lloyd
    25/10/2017 #56 Harvey Lloyd
    #44 Thanks for your thoughts and yes i have been humbled in life everyday since i walked into this field. I am the business person but i see and hear many of the stories.

    I have learned that only through the grace of God there go i. I try and stand on the short ladders of life as i dont have far to fall. But sometimes i grab the high one and the students remind me of the impending fall.
    Harvey Lloyd
    25/10/2017 #55 Harvey Lloyd
    @Harley King Thanks for the share.
    Harvey Lloyd
    25/10/2017 #54 Harvey Lloyd
    #51 In business i never liked the word hope, hope is not a plan. Onward and forward, keep your shoulder down.

    Then by chance i showed up in this field. I learned about hope and its rope it extends to some rather tough situations.

    Thank you for stoping by and commenting and yes i too can label each turn in my life where folks were their to show hope and guidance.

    My hope is, i can return the many favors passed on to me.
    Harvey Lloyd
    25/10/2017 #53 Harvey Lloyd
    #52 Thanks for the thoughts and yes HS is a rough place for some. I had many great teachers and friends of the family that helped me through these times.

    Working with the students we work with, you begin to understand the major role parenting has in the first ten years of life. Bonds, expressing ones self and the ability to cope from strength of family.

    You never know the few minutes you stop and take a moment with a child the impact you might have.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    25/10/2017 #52 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Wonderfully said @Harvey Lloyd. If more adults took the time to listen, more children may see their real value. I struggled in HS emotionally because I worried more about what others thought than focusing on myself. I had low self esteem but I don't think the kids around me ever knew that. I hid it well or so I thought. I had a great guidance counselor and he took me into his office one day. He began asking me some deep questions and he listened intently. His words of wisdom were more words of guidance (no pun intended) and he made me think hard about my future. He pointed out my strong points in a way I wasn't aware he was doing. He was the reason I chose to go to our Vocational School 11th-12th grade and become a certified Medical Assistant. I was in my element. If it hadn't been for him, I don't think I would have thought to seek out the Vocational School. Adults sure can make a positive difference. Your kids are lucky to have such a wonderful person like yourself who really cares!
    Alan Culler
    25/10/2017 #51 Alan Culler
    Thank you @Harvey Lloyd, for listening and connecting and offering help
    and thank you for sharing -evoking our empathy and requiring my humility -because of all of those who have helped me get to where I am -mostly to those who -like you -have given me hope.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    24/10/2017 #50 Lisa Vanderburg
    Humanity at its finest: pratfalls, gimps, hang-up allowed with LISTENING!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    24/10/2017 #49 Lisa Vanderburg
    Before I run out the risk of outstaying my welcome, ALL the commenters here bring valid, substantial statements!
    Just goes to show, we don;t have to be be perfect, we just have to have the HEART to truly listen! Way to go...there is hope for the hopeless still - that humanity at it's finest, warts and all!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    24/10/2017 #48 Lisa Vanderburg
    #21 #22 @Ian Weinberg: dead to rights: just listen. I applaud you Sir! And @Harvey Lloyd; 'I don't believe some parents understand the clay in which they hold.' Says soooo much!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    24/10/2017 #47 Lisa Vanderburg
    #15 Exactly and bless you for your immense intuitiveness and compassion @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee. Sometimes we just need someone to how, not judge..just hold onto.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    24/10/2017 #46 Lisa Vanderburg
    #6 Had to laugh: 'They keep me in the back for a reason.' Just having children (loved or not) do not make perfect parents!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    24/10/2017 #45 Lisa Vanderburg
    God love you for the work you do, for the honesty to NOT give a pat answer - the time and consideration and compassion @Harvey Lloyd!
    I'd missed this as I'm in the middle of moving, but I'm so happy @Sara Jacobovici alerted me to it with her buzz. I have been where this girl was (I say that because I have confidence you could change that....no one said different to me!) and hope is so very fragile, breathing becomes 'unnatural'. I've said it before, bu tit's remarkable easy to ruin a perfectly good child. You may well have changed her entire life. We need more role models like you, dear man!
    Sara Jacobovici
    24/10/2017 #44 Sara Jacobovici
    Great piece @Harvey Lloyd. You are a true teacher; one who learns from his students. Thanks for passing on those lessons.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    22/10/2017 #43 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Dear @Harvey Lloyd I look at my hill of life and it will be my lack of patience that defines hopeless. You look at your Everest and because the summit of this out of reach, that is the greater height of humanity where hopelessness begins to come into sight.

    It is not that you underestimate the height of your own power to deal with youngsters who sit outside the social constructs of society but in this work you do there is no equivalency between my hill of life and the mountain you seek to help your children climb. It is one thing that I may find my own life hill challenging, it is altogether a different proposition when you are helping children climb - you are the dedicated spirit that seeks to put the light of life into those who otherwise may never see that light.

    You combine caregiver with education and constantly challenge and try to breakthrough a wall that would easily be considered futile to the rest of us. The gift you are to humanity finds it's hope in breaking through and sometimes that gift comes back unexpectedly by someone you helped decades ago, someone whose life was changed because you existed in this world.

    Even in a regular school, there was a story a primary school teacher told me where one of her kids was considered to have great challenges to the extent it was called a learning disability. This Italian child could not overcome his reading challenges. It is however an idea out of the blue that was offered by an Italian teacher, who happen to ask that child to write a story in Italian. The child did. What that child wrote brought tears to these teachers, they had found the key of hope, not the lock of hopelessness. This is why I say we are literally blinded by a "success culture" mentality. May you find keys of hope always.
    Harvey Lloyd
    21/10/2017 #42 Harvey Lloyd
    #41 Some great thoughts and I agree, leadership in any setting is challenging.

    We do have to admit to ourselves the role is important and specific to the child we are leading.

    It is not an easy task but one where both teacher and student can learn together.

    Thanks for your kind and thoughtful insights @David Navarro Lรณpez
    David Navarro Lรณpez
    21/10/2017 #41 Anonymous
    Thank you, Harvey, for writing such a thoughtful buzz. It is a very complex task to helping youngsters to become adults, because as long as you influence someone, you are in danger of limiting his/her own personality. Leading is changing the path of a follower, but it has to be done in a way that the follower would be a leader in the future. As you point out in your words "Be the candle in a child's dreams not a spotlight on their behaviour or your frustrations.", there is a blurred line between correcting and criticizing. A leading sentence, "a candle", can become "a spotlight" if it is misunderstood. The biggest and, most of the times, "hidden background" when trying to lead is love.
    In my opinion, the first step to be taken when leading is to make crystal clear that the leader honestly cares about the sake of the follower.
    I am sure @Sara Jacobovici has a lot to say about this issue.
    @Katja Bader have a look at this interesting buzz
    Harvey Lloyd
    20/10/2017 #40 Harvey Lloyd
    #39 Thanks @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador. Glad you stopped by.

    There might be some folks that consider it a blessing the world has only one me๐Ÿ˜ณ

    But Iโ€™d appreciate your thoughts
    Randall Burns
    19/10/2017 #38 Randall Burns
    #33 Excellent analogy and I agree, best to be on "the field" and not in "the bleachers".
    Harvey Lloyd
    19/10/2017 #37 Harvey Lloyd
    #36 @Jerry Fletcher I found the comments as with yours uplifting ,that more see the need than I thought

    Thanks for your thoughts and stopping by
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