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Comments01/02/2017 #5 Brian McKenzie@Katyan Roach great tips - I will put them to use post-haste
I don't know that being authentic and 'real' is a recipe for me. After the election - my 'truthy' conservative channel that I run took a massive hit in followship - but the liberal one I own has escalated the more fakery and blather I pour into it. And for all the hype about more characters I still seem to be stuck at 144. PS - adding a pic, meme, infographic or vid is proven to get more shares and attention.01/02/2017 #4 David B. GrinbergThanks for these awesome tips, Katyan, which are very helpful indeed. One more tip I would add is try interviewing and quoting selected influencers in your blog posts. They are likely to notice their name and retweet it and/or share on other social platforms. And even if they don't share your post, they will be grateful to you for the free publicity.
- 31/01/2017Nice tips for bloggingHow To Never Run Out Of Blog Post Ideas Againwww.business2community.com My biggest fear is that I will run out of blog post idea. We all have fears. Right? Tell me I am not alone. Ok yes, I have other fears such as “worms” but we won’t get into that....
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- Producer29/01/2017What to do when you feel like giving up.When I started my Social Media business, I had big ideas of where I saw my business going. I buried myself in blogs, social media groups and tried to learn as much as I could about my chosen field. I ate, drank and slept Social Media!I was lucky...
Comments29/01/2017 #14 rajni singhIt's easier to compare myself with others and envy on their success, then to compare with myself. Simply Love it - "Your only competition is you! Your only goal should be your desire to be doing better today, than you were doing yesterday". Thanks for sharing awesome tips!29/01/2017 #12 Mamen 🐝 DelgadoMy dear @Katyan Roach, I simply love your article and feel so identify with all your words... Your message comes to me in a very special moment, and I'll keep it as a treasure because in fact I sometimes don't exactly feel like giving up, but don't know either where I'm going to.
Anyway I keep on swimming, keep on swimming, because that is what I have to do but feel a bit lost in the immensity of the internet ocean.
Thanks so much for putting words to my feelings and give us your experience, such a gift.
#LoveYourEnergy #IamsoHappy 💫29/01/2017 #11 Preston 🐝 Vander VenGreat Buzz. Sometimes at points when I fell like I wanted to give up it was because it felt I hit rock bottom. Yet, the great thing about hitting rock bottom is there is only one direction now, UP.
I find your last point most important to me. Find someone who overcame similar obstacles.29/01/2017 #8 Sandra 🐝 SmithGreat piece Katyan. What most social gurus won't tell you is they spent thousands and still spend thousands on a website and original content. This enabled them to grow a following and a reputation. As you quickly found out, tweeting and creating landing pages isn't enough.29/01/2017 #4 Aleta CurryI'm not a hashtag person, but if I were this article would be #howrelatable!
Love your article, @Katyan - pity you didn't know me way back when - I could probably have saved you some angst, but it sounds like Michael gave you much of what you needed. Your attitude is so grounded, yet exuberant at the same time - I'm sure you'll make a go of it.
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- Producer28/01/2017Finding your 'Aha' moment through Tactical SerendipityThere’s high probability that the 28th January will likely pass rather quietly for most of the planet with little notice of it being Serendipity Day, arguably the most significant day in the History of Man. Though serendipitous events have...
Comments30/01/2017 #22 Claire 🐝 Cardwell@Ari Kopoulos - Serendipity is my favourite word! You've introduced me to a new one Qualia - "Qualia lives in the subconscious, which is hard-wired to the consciousness of the universe, the source and incubator of all we know and all that can be known." Really enjoyed your article - looking forward to the next one!29/01/2017 #21 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#9 Like any interesting word we should look up the antonym
http://www.wordhippo.com/what-is/the-opposite-of/denial.html View more#9 Like any interesting word we should look up the antonym
OK, hmmmmm...."denial" in this case sounds infinitely so much better. Close29/01/2017 #20 Mohammed SultanWhen zemblanity is repeated it becomes a habit of seredipitous! see this link on Sunday Times www.sundaytimes.Ik/090726/plus/sundaytimesplus_24.html29/01/2017 #18 Mohammed SultanSerendipity can cause a healthful pleasures and absorb some of our difficult times,but one can't always count on it all the time.People who count on serendipity of treating diseases sea the side effect of the medicine as beneficial,this's why many pharma insist on including detailed side effects of their medicine ,like antibiotics .Some medical products although targeted to cure particular diseases ,by chance or later by research,they discover that the medicine can be used as an alternative therapy alone or associated to another therapy to treat a different disease.The story of the research on Viagra is a well known example of serendipity which absorbed the difficult times of the producer, filled them with healthful pleasures and their pockets with $ billions.By the way,the product concept testing was initially targeted to cure patients who suffer from respiratory problems!!!
Tomas Edison quoted "To invent you need a good imagination and a pile of luck."Thank you for sharing a great post @Ari Kopoulos.29/01/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#3 Gert [ @Gert Scholtz ] Serendipity? I write "Falling into Things" today -
You comment on my post at LinkedIn. 4 hours ago you commented on Ari's blog. As you commented on his blog, Ari's post pops up on my notifications. Is this serendipity? This is a form of serendipity which is actually synchronicity.
Now let me demonstrate actual serendipity. Ari declares 28th Jan 2017 Serendipity Day and links it to Sir Horatio Horace Walpole and the date 28th Jan 1754. Yet there is an actual Serendipity Day that was created by M.Kay which is 18th August. I don't know why she chose 18th Aug when 28th Jan would be a far more fitting day - but the most likely explanation is that she was defining the day for her own brand. Along comes Ari and at first I thought he had the date wrong - but Ari got the date right, what was random was the author who chose 18th Aug. Now was M.Kay's actions calculated or serendipitous?
This buzz is serendipitous for me not because I wrote "Falling Into Things" LinkedIn but I found another example of how personal brand co-opts discoveries as intellectual property, though the actual history is forgotten, until that is a guy like Ari researches it.
So synchronicity was in play today because of the sequence of parallel events but so was serendipity - I inadvertently found more evidence that has had me focused on the superficiality of M.Kay declaring a "Serendipity Day" on Aug 18th without knowing when serendipity actually came into being and this was due to economic necessities of personal brand driven behaviour. Go figure.28/01/2017 #1 Julio Angel 🐝Lopez LopezGood morning, @Ari Kopoulos I liked your article, since I wrote https://www.bebee.com/producer/@julio-angel-lopez-lopez/bebee-serendipia-bebee-serendipity Science brings probability and statistics as a solution.
That is, even if you and I meet in 5 years on a lost Pacific island, we arrive at one end of the beach and we both harpoon the same fish, it would be possible.
Rare but possible.
- 27/01/2017Oh, to be uber rich!The lure of New Zealand for jaded Americans - BBC Newswww.bbc.com Why New Zealand has become an attractive place for wealthy Americans looking for a distant...
Comments28/01/2017 #12 Stefan Musat"New Zealand recently overtook Singapore as the best place to do business, according to the World Bank. Transparency International ranks it as the world's least corrupt country, and the 2016 Global Peace Index said it was the fourth safest behind Iceland, Denmark and Austria." - well, this is good news!28/01/2017 #4 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#1 Agree @Chas ✌️ Wyatt. My niece lived there for 3 yrs and loved it. She met so many good friends, lived a fairly calm lifestyle and shared many beautiful photos with us. I've also seen photos of the Earthquakes which are quite frequent in certain areas there? Still a beautiful country So many beautiful countries, Hope man doesn't ruin our entire world.27/01/2017 #1 Chas ✌️ Wyatt@Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, you don't have to be rich to move there, although their immigration laws are now tougher. It was a dream of mine since high school and although I had several chances just to go there, I never acted on them. I have a friend that lives there just outside of Auckland on a farm that has dual citizenship between NZ and the U.S. I have read some journals from people that made the move and have found that "Utopia" can be delusional. A couple of earthquakes can shake-up a dream. Sometimes dreams change.
- Producer28/01/2017What a recruiter wants?In the legal field the process of recruitment is different from other domains. At least in my country.First, because lawyers doesn't usually work under an employment contract, they conclude a collaboration contract with the law firm. This means...
- Producer26/01/2017Symptoms of DepressionIt is now 20 years ago that Steve jumped from the rooftop of the office building in Frankfurt, Germany.My colleague AND friend, Steve (Dr. Steve R.), was an extraordinarily good Management Consultant. Even though he did not speak German, his...
Comments27/01/2017 #20 Aurorasa Sima#16 I can relate to how you felt. Sorry to hear you went through this.
Back then I read a book written by the mother of Nancy (Nancy & Sid Vicious - a pretty crazy punk couple and in the end Sid killed Nancy).
One would have thought she would be mad at Sid, call murder etc.
Not at all. She explained that Nancy had a death wish since birth and made him kill her. Her theory was that at birth the umbilical cord was wrapped around Nancy´s neck, leaving the brain a few seconds without oxygen.
I am not saying I believe the theory (I don´t know ... could probably be), but it made me think that we are not responsible if someone is missing the very essence of life, the wish to be alive.
It would be different if we know someone is being stalked or bullied and we don´t help them.27/01/2017 #17 Aurorasa Sima#13 I knew that doctors, who are under a lot of stress, often use drugs or are alcoholics.
Personally, I don´t believe in psychiatry very much, at least not the way it is often practiced. I believe in neuroscience. Psychology is a very judgemental craft and I am not sure that that does not cloud your vision. But, again, personal opinion.
The higher suicide rate does not surprise me. For one, your job choice says a lot about you and secondly being exposed to death and disease all day long, forced to act as a profit center must be challenging beyond my imagination.27/01/2017 #16 Claire 🐝 Cardwell@Aurorasa Sima - v. perceptive article as always. I had a friend that committed suicide several years ago. He was quiet for a long time and then suddenly seemed to burst back into life. That last weekend we spent with him was amazing. He even made plans to meet up the following week. I felt guilty for a long time for missing the signs.....26/01/2017 #13 CityVP 🐝 ManjitDepression is such a huge monster with an unpredictable wingspan that even the medical fraternity are struggling to understand it, other than find means of alleviating moods through drugs, which themselves can worsen the situation. Both Robin Williams and David Foster Wallace took drugs which at times elevated rather than alleviated their depression.
The most curious finding for me is that physicians have a higher rate of suicide than the general population and doctors with depression is not something we think about, and so it is humbling to read this New York Times account :
Medical Student Distress and the Risk of Doctor Suicide
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/07/health/views/07chen.html26/01/2017 #12 Aurorasa Sima#10 It´s not easy in these times where everyone runs after deadlines and nobody has time to look close at others. Now I understand that the happiness of his last weeks meant that Steve made the decision to go. It might be possible to realize someone can use support when he has more than one symptom. One alone .. I don´t think you can tell. Thanks for reading, Pascal. I should have expected you on my darkest post yet.26/01/2017 #11 Aurorasa Sima#5 Well ... it´s a billion dollar industry. At least in the US and Germany, the countries I lived in, many people don´t get paid for healthy people.
I am convinced that, with the exception of acute suicide danger, the pills and psycho-pharma do more harm than good. Enough research backs this thesis up. I am also convinced that many doctors and psychiatrist know this.
I believe that you are very correct. It´s a disease (or disorder) so many people don´t understand. Depressed people don´t have runny noses or a sour throat. Nothing we can relate to or we have experienced before. "Cheer up" "get your act together". How could they not feel alienated ... especially when they don´t even understand themselves.26/01/2017 #7 Aurorasa Sima#2 Like my comment #1. I can only try to imagine how someone must feel to come to the conclusion the world is better off without him. I don´t think you can truly understand it if you are lucky and have never suffered from depression.
Thank you for sharing that, Lisa. It must have been a horrible feeling. I understand that you felt guilty, even if it is not our fault. Just like we cannot detect if someone has a cirrhotic kidney.
It´s probably true that we should take more time to look out for other people, especially our friends. I hope my post did not bring up too painful memories, Lisa.26/01/2017 #6 Aurorasa Sima#1 You are perfectly right. Thank you for your comment. As a protective measure of our brain, we are not able to imagine all terrible things. We can listen to someone who tells us how he nearly died in a fire. We can imagine it was scary. We cannot understand the feeling. We can explain the concept of colors to a blind person. He will not understand what seeing colors is like.
We can´t understand how a depressed person feels and how the fight and resilience your rightfully recommend in your comment get washed away by the disease.26/01/2017 #5 Devesh BhattThe catch is how do we deduce the symptoms.
I have personally experienced people being driven to depression because society /doctors/family were persistent that the person is depressed, slowly self doubt creeped in and the person actually became depressed.
Depressed people do depressing things.
Often by misquoting the trigger of depression, people get depressed that no one understands them, hence they are a misfit.
Why do people mask depression? They supress and supress and when they finally let the load out it is spontaneous and may seem incoherebt. They do try revealing it makes it worse for them.26/01/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 ManjitDavid Foster Wallace wrote a piece called The Depressed Person. David Foster Wallace was a genius of a writer, hailed as one of the 20th Century's greatest American writers. David Foster Wallace had serious depression. David Foster Wallace took his own life - unable to bear the depth of his depression.
This is a poignant buzz, not simply because even a great thinker can succumb but a little more awareness is good for all of us. http://harpers.org/wp-content/uploads/HarpersMagazine-1998-01-0059425.pdf26/01/2017 #2 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThanks for posting this @Aurorasa Sima, depression leading to suicidal thoughts or suicide is very real. I'm not sure when the mind crosses from 'People would be better off without me, to- I'm OK with this, I am doing everyone a favor and relieving the pain I can't escape." I had a friend who committed suicide over 10 years ago, I didn't see the signs until after he was gone either. He sent me an email 15 mins before he took his life. It left me with a lot of guilt.26/01/2017 #1 Mohammed A. JawadNever accept defeat with hardships and agony in life . Accepting defeat is like embracing depression.
Let come what comes. You have to shun depression, at critical and tough times. Yes, you have to be realistic and courageous, with unfaltering determination and passion. Getting distracted by deviations is vain.
Be simple, possess excellent character, and at the same time, harbor a strong will power coupled with patience, and at times, be far-sighted with your vision, actions and expectations. Aha…you will be an influential person!
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- 22/01/2017A good short-, medium-, and long-term plan, even better when it´s a mindset - not a strategy.
https://lnkd.in/eiDK8tGSeth's Blog: Long-term strategy: Don't be a jerksethgodin.typepad.com In the moment, when you have power, no matter how momentarily, how will you choose to act? Jerk comes from the idea of pulling hard on the reins, suddenly and without care. Horses don't like it and neither, it...
Comments23/01/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#2 Thinker does not have to mean extraordinary, because the idea of "know thyself' is not preordained or a chosen people, anyone can think either at the top of a hierarchy, or in the messy middle, or where the work is done. Sometimes the great work that is done isn't in the workplace, but in the home.
Good people can think but apathy and ignorance can be effects of dumbing down a population. So I appreciate the thinker who makes a home as much as the great thinkers like Newton Minnow :
Minnow in 1961 spoke about the "The Vast Wasteland"
Newton Minnow implored his industry to take a higher road and view a bigger picture of media's responsibility to society, but the jerks who still dumb down the masses are simply producing an offspring that represents their strategy sperm. Here the media, economic, technical or political jerk produces the mass-jackass.
A mother now has to deal with some jackass kids, but she manages to nurture them, protect them and develop them - even if she may be married to a jackass husband. Ultimately many kids grow up and become well functioning members of society, because there were millions of good mothers, even good fathers and good teachers - who were thinkers and who did their best not to produce or raise jackasses.
Yet not even the best parenting can sometimes stop a bright kid from becoming narcissistic and who thus transform from a thinker into a jerk..22/01/2017 #2 Aurorasa Sima#1 Excellent comment, as usual, dear Manjit. I´d like to add one idea: Does a non-jerk have to be thinker/leader? Or can he be anyone who does not misuse his power?
I totally agree that - and that´s a risk of SM - meeting trolls or our inner-jerks can mess with our ability to see the big picture.22/01/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitExcellent piece about restraint. When I look at this mindset and apply it online restraint then the immediate thing I think of is the description of the opposite of a jerk or a troll. That opposite must surely be a thinker as the antonym of jerk and a leader as the antonym of troll.
Here is the litmus test I thought of after I read the Seth Godin piece. If we do not show restraint and either act as a jerk or the first thing that comes to our mind is to think of the jerks, then as the Bible says in Matthew 7:2 "For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you".
When being a jerk is absolute here we find the troll - this is no longer simply about a failure in our restraint as a thinker, but a failure in our restraint as a human being. A thinker and a leader can still deal with the harshness of life, but they make it clear that they are talking about the process and not a person. Where there is the minority that is a troll or we see the jerk within us, we are no longer focusing on what does not work, but able to discern what does - and at that point we begin to move from mindset to strategy - because strategy is execution.
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Comments23/01/2017 #2 Rafael García Romano#1 404 hurts your SEO's efforts.
All websites has a crawl budget (according to hundreds of variables), so, if you serve 404 pages you are wasting your budget in non-relevant content.
In adition, if you're a crawl and you land in a 404 page, probably won't have any way to continue to the next url...
So, massive 404 pages hurts (a lot), but not in a Google penalty way.
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- Producer13/01/2017beBee; the platform to create, showcase, and share your personal brandPersonal branding is becoming a requirement for successPersonal branding is becoming a requirement for anyone looking to grow their business; get a better job; or take their career to the next level. In business, everybody uses social media for work...
Comments16/01/2017 #37 Paul BurgePerfectly articulated buzz about what beBee's ethos is @Juan Imaz! How we view ourselves and how others view us is the personal branding space which we occupy and the unique space that will continue to fill to help everyone build and develop their own personal brands...Success beckons!!14/01/2017 #28 Mohammed SultanIt's a great idea to use beBee as a positioning platform for job seekers and for the employers who are seeking a synergy with employees passion and core interests.This idea can encourage everyone to stick around the idea of branding themselves.Branding doesn't mean presenting your core skills or core interests but instead positioning the output of both and sticking it in the hiring manager's mind.Unlike presenting your past ,positioning means telling your story from the employers point of view .Here, I understand that HR are going to treat employees as brands and therefore will be headed by Chief Employee Experience Officers! That's a great concept with good payoffs on both sides.Thank you @Juan Imaz.14/01/2017 #26 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI held my stomach when I first saw Brand You 20 years ago but I can certainly live with it today. There is room in the 21st Century for 20th Century marketing because people readily identify with it and it is a perpetuation of a belief system which one can argue voraciously for. I am a heretic when it comes to personal branding but I am also a student of what brings us to embrace image and where we can find safe harbour and refuge from a society that is very image bound and where identification is important.
Tom Peters - Brand You 
The Church of Personal Branding has grown substantially in the last 20 years so as a positioning device it works and will continue to work over the next few years. I recognize the rise of branded properties and acknowledge the 'great brands" and also superstars who deploy branding strategies to manage their public image, but Brand You is "personal brand" for the masses.
I neither wish to view myself as product, nor do I see value in my subscription to what can amount to a personal idolatry, At the individual level "brand you" can turn into a virulent form of group-think because it is an idea virus, and in that form it is well worth studying as a social and group phenomenon.
At a personal level personal brand has never been a personal requirement but it is worth playing with because social ideas are playthings that are seeds for personal innovation. Personal brand is required as a form of control since we are still evolving as a human society, and as long as we remain living in a broadcast culture - this evolution will be the slow path towards renaissance.13/01/2017 #20 AnonymousKudos @Juan Imaz. It's ME who aspires to become WE, effortlessly and seamlessly. In doing so, ME remains authentic and effortlessly united with WE. It is a social transformation that will change the reality and lives of all of us for the better. This is the process, but not like Kafka's process. What is important is the time. This is more like the creation of a new value by WE and not just a personal brand by itself. Future leadership is about social complexity with a growing trend of social encounters and exchanges. You are the one and we'll be back.
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Comments12/01/2017 #2 Randy KehoI would add that no entrepreneur is an island. My millennial-aged partner has an amazing ability to generate revolutionary products and concepts, as well as the expertise to design, develop, and, if required, create 3-D prototypes at his kitchen table.
However, he hasn't a clue how to introduce them to the marketplace, locate, entice, or negotiate with potential investors.
He also has the attention span of a goldfish. Keeping him focused is a major part of my job.
But, once he's tuned in, I get the pleasure of marketing, negotiating and selling his intriguing array of patented products.
Thankfully, he's beginning to realize that "build it and they will come" is nothing more than a catch-phrase created in Hollywood.