- ProducerWatches In LoveIt was love at first sight. When they saw each other. The jewelry owner ordered them around the same time. They arrived together in a single package. Nothing could indicate that they would build a connection so soon. The jewelry owner took the two...
Comments19/09/2017 #21 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#20 let me go to it now @Fran 🐝 Brizzolis happy day19/09/2017 #20 Fran 🐝 BrizzolisDon't you read my last post?... @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.19/09/2017 #19 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#17 @Pascal Derrien you never know, you might wear a magic watch soon!19/09/2017 #18 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#16 thank you @Lance 🐝 Scoular19/09/2017 #15 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#10 thank you @Puneet Srivastava so kind of you19/09/2017 #14 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.all loving Tuesday bees19/09/2017 #7 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.@Gabriel Bazzolo the drone bee @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador the innovative bee @Lance 🐝 Scoular the grandfather bee
- Producer18/09/2017“ Here’s Looking At You Kid.” A Few Days In Casablanca, Morocco.First published in Oman Air In Flight Journal Sept 2017.Casablanca seems to be one of those cities that is often given a wide berth by tourists but, spend a little time here and you will see that for those who skip it while visiting Morocco are...
Comments19/09/2017 #27 AnonymousThank you, @Paul Walkers. You have been faithful to the magical trajectory of the Casablanca of my childhood (despite the changes) but, no doubt, the charm will persist in its small alleys. My childhood was spent between Rabat (my hometown) Marrakech (the tender birthplace of the grandparents) and Casablanca (my child's memories with my cousins) All these memories coated with spice odors. A feast of memories, which stimulates a delightful nostalgia. Thank you18/09/2017 #6 Lisa 🐝 GallagherYou had me at "fried egg sandwiches," something we had for lunch on occasion. If I came across a vendor making them, I'd certainly buy one! Casablanca appears grand. I'm sure there isn't enough time in one trip to take in all the beauty and history. Nice piece @Paul Walters
- Producer21/05/2017Tagging or is it Tag, you're it?!This is going to make me sound like a witch but I need to say it.I don't mind being tagged on posts that are helping beBee to market their brand. I don't mind being tagged on a post that has vital information that is more than likely going to go...
Comments18/09/2017 #86 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#85 You covered tagging extremely well and I share your sentiments @Savvy Raj. I agree, ignoring certain taggers does stop the tagging eventually. I feel guilty ignoring but we shouldn't. Thanks for your well thought out comment!! I will tag on rare occasions (in particular, a live buzz) since those don't seem to get seen too often but even then, I limit my tags to those who are doing live buzzes.18/09/2017 #85 Savvy Raj#83 Tag dont overtag
Tag if you must
Tag with meaning
Tag not to simply accumulate comments
Tag to engage another to converse
Tag another if your buzz mentions them
Tag responsibly and with some articulation.
Tag to direct action but not just attention.
Thank you @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher as usual you speak out the truth and admirably so . You have covered all the angles alright and am certainly glad you did.
Infact a while back I too was tempted to write a few verses on the perils of over tagging And those lines above are from my personal experiences. But thankfully as I stopped responding it gradually stopped . I hardly have the habit of tagging anyone to read my post in the comments section and am surprised to the see extent of tagging in some posts. Certainly understand how bothersome it must have been . There are some posts where I have noticed comments being forced out due to tagging almost everyone. Perhaps there is lurking insecurity or a need to prove their popularity by increasing the number of comments even if all the commenter says is just a thank you for sharing.
Have noticed this trend rising here on Bebee among established buzzers who actually dont need to seek attention because they are all pretty engaging through their writing . To me personally a good buzz speaks to the reader no matter the number of comments for it . But to each his own path . Also comments cannot and must not be coersed but must come from the heart of the commentor. There are times I have been forced to comment out of sheer decency when I would have preferred to wait it out as it clearly is not my field of interest.I prefer to contribute if I have something to add else would rather be simply educated by the buzz in question .18/09/2017 #82 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#80 #81 Thank you @Yolanda Ávila Márquez & @Lisa Vanderburg. I don't mind being tagged on buzzes that are very relevant- I even liked being tagged when people post music videos. But, to date there are still a few who tag me daily and up to 3 times per day. They need to realize if they are good writers, have an audience there is no reason to serial tag people. Don't get me wrong, there are exceptions and those who know me well, also know it's fine to tag me because they write many articles that help to promote beBee. I don't want people to feel they can never tag me. I hope that made sense? Thanks for reading this17/09/2017 #81 Lisa VanderburgAfter reading all the comments as well as the buzz I can see the topic is well covered.
Honestly, I agree there's altogether too much tagging going on. I also think, as I don't represent an 'industry' in any way, I spend far too long reading both buzz and comments when I should be doing other things! Some, like this and a couple of others of late are well worth it, but most just eat up valuable time.
Good buzz @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher - thank you!07/06/2017 #79 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#78 Thank you so much for your wise comment @Rick Stoneking Sr. I actually learned a few new things from your comment. I never heard of link farms and this is good to know. I completely agree with you regarding the proper use of hashtags. I had a good laugh when I read if you are sharing an article about the space station, you don't want to use a hashtag like #barbiedolls, good one!
Your comment would make a great buzz. I really appreciate all the time you put into the comment along with the info.04/06/2017 #78 Rick Stoneking SrWitch? To use an old cliche, I would say you are "one smart cookie". Aside from the usual comments about affinity, mutual respect, etc let's get down to the nuts and bolts reason why we want to tag or be tagged. Search Engines! Specifically, Google.
We are on social media primarily as marketers. We are all on social media (except Facebook) to promote ourselves as a business, brand, or product. Good marketing brings benefits. Bad marketing brings harm in terms of public opinion and other metrics. That is where tagging becomes important. Google measures what it perceives as one thing (story, article, person) as being more important than another by noting the number of people who are positively related to that person, and how many of those people it perceives as being influencers.
Tagging for search engines is like link farms. If your site is found on link farms, it penalizes you. Too many, and it will consider you and or your site as a spam site. Tagging works the same way. Google is all about relevance. To be blunt, you want people who are relevant to you or the discussion to tag you. You do not want people who are not relevant to tag you. To many repeated irrelevant tags by people outside your perceived interest group could get you penalized.
Another way to think of tagging is like hashmarks. Using hashmarks that are relevant is a good thing. But that said, you don't want too much of a good thing. You normally should use the three most relevant hashmarks for your story or article. Loading your article down with too many hashmarks will make Google consider you a spammer. And you surely do not want irrelevant hashmarks. An article on the space station should not use hashmarks like #barbiedolls #farmsupplies or #monstertrucks
So, to sum things up, tagging is all about marketing. You want positive, relevant tags, you do not want negative or irrelevant tags. The same goes for "tag'ers".
Thanks Lisa, and all commenters who have added to this article.30/05/2017 #77 Lisa 🐝 GallagherPS: Thanks for sharing @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, I didn't finish... see how my brain is working lol? Most people are generous with sharing and commenting on others. There are just a few who tag constantly and rarely respond on others buzzes. Thanks for responding, I value your opinion!30/05/2017 #76 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#75 Hi @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, I fully agree with you. No one should feel pressure to respond if they can't relate, don't have time or just have no interest in a buzz. I take no offense if people don't share my interests. I like a lot of what you write. I read most of you buzzes, sometimes I'm just at loss for words, literally. I hope you had a good time in Turkey. We are away right now and I plan to get back to reading more and commenting more when I get back. My brain needed this get away. :))30/05/2017 #75 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeThank you @Javier 🐝 beBee for tagging me to this wonderful buzz by @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, which she published during my visit to Turkey.
Dear Lisa- I share many buzzes by people who have never shared or liked a buzz even though they commented with probing views. I do what is right and that is to promote buzzes that are of value in my own view. It is not ethical to share buzzes by bees who don't share mine. We share knowledge, values and great ideas and not doing that in favor of friends. I agree with you and I salute you for voicing out such an important issue. I shared it because it deserves and not because you wrote it.23/05/2017 #72 Louise Smith#66 I agree Deb
- I REALLY, REALLY would like to see the like, reply, and mention notifications by one person rolled together
- I would REALLY, REALLY like for the "and 5 more bees" to be de-aggregated so that I can be notified of all 5 people who have liked my comments
I would also like an undo button and a more comprehensive search function.
But everyone always wants something !22/05/2017 #70 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#67 That's the best approach @Renée 🐝 Cormier. We all have different tastes in what is is we enjoy reading. When I write about Anxiety Disorder I understand there will be many who have no interest in the topic or just can't relate to it and I take no offense with that as one example.
There is nothing wrong with tagging for specific reasons, I think we all do that too :) Thanks!22/05/2017 #69 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#66 Hi @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, I have no desire to DM people that are incessant taggers who happen to be few. I'm just going to stick with what I'm doing now and delete the notifications. Too many times tone gets lost when expressing something online- I'm sure it's been lost in my message depending on who reads it.
I'm hoping we can see who likes our material at some point too, I agree it would make it much easier for affinity purposes. Also the shares, it will show some names but sometimes it may say "So and so and 3 other people shared your buzz in... " eg. I think when the new platform rolls out, we may see some of these changes.22/05/2017 #68 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#61 Great true story @Louise Smith and you are proof that other Social platforms do compliment one another as Matt, John and Javier state. You've learned how to use Social Media well in just a few years! I can understand why as a teacher many like yourself would not want SM Profiles. How sad that some got stalked and had to leave the State, scary!
I'm glad you were able to reconnect with others on LI and enjoy beBee!! :)) Thanks for sharing22/05/2017 #67 Renée 🐝 CormierMy approach to tagging is simple. If you tag me and I have time to read your post, I will. If your post doesn't hold my attention, then I will skip it. I only share content I like and I only comment on other posts when I think I might have something to say, so if you tag me and I don't like your stuff, it will not likely get any attention from me. Don't take it personally. We all have our own preferences. If a post I have written needs a boost, then I may ask a few bees to help me out with a share. I try to acknowledge everyone who shares my content. That, in my mind, is the polite thing to do. Tag, you're it @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher!22/05/2017 #66 Deb 🐝 HelfrichI always try to come at things from a different perspective to try to add a new insight. We've now had this discussion, as a beBee community, a handful of times.
Basically, there is simply no universal standard that can guide anyone to get tagging right even 75% of the time, so:
beBee is based on respect, affinity, and deeper engagement.
If any of us finds someone else's tagging to be too much, or off topic, then why don't we just say that a direct message is called for, to let the tagger know your individual preference in any given situation?
This is just a part of the radical free-speech experiment that we are all participating in. Tolerance, understanding, and direct communication is the way forward.
As for notifications, I really would like to see the like, reply, and mention notifications by one person rolled together, but I would REALLY, REALLY like for the "and 5 more bees" to be de-aggregated so that I can be notified of all 5 people who have liked my comments.
I am losing touch with my ability to know who I have certain affinities with, which comes from getting a sense of which topics of commentary they like to read. From these notifications, I get the sense of when to mention other bees with a lot more accuracy.
- Producer17/09/2017Everytime I dance...I glanced at these words in the post I chanced upon this morning. I sensed that peculiar feeling of passion for dancing stirring within me. It has been a while since I conducted my last workshop and a few days since I last danced. Yet…every sentence...
Comments18/09/2017 #14 Savvy Raj#7 'Once a dancer, always a dancer....' yes indeed @Deborah Levine am sure all artists can relate to this ....as creativity can never be confined whatever the reason .If the heart is beating, life is still dancing in its own way. Thank you for sharing your lovely and positive reflections on dancing here.18/09/2017 #11 Savvy Raj#6 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit First of all with regards to Dance I am actually very thankful you highlighted and equated the value of dancie and music intelligence in developing a harmony in the body mind and spirit Personally have seen instances of how the learners entire persona gradually shifts in time in sensing and sharing a positive frame of mind and body in practice of perspectives. Must add that the applications of dance where we look at dance beyond simply as an entertainment is gaining ground now in India only in the recent years .
Secondly thank you for appreciating this buzz which is simply a passionate flow of how I felt after reading those words. Somewhere the verses and prose got interspersed along the way and I thought it best to let it be . Yes dancing is a lot like living life!18/09/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 ManjitDear @Savvy Raj I love how you go from poetry to prose with the mid-point being the tearing down the wall. That worked so well for me and it is the first time I have seen anyone write that way. Dance is an important intelligence in my own life, though it is one I could have practiced far more when I was younger, but by the time I centered my humanity, I had invested far too much in the concept of masculinity than to be the balance that dance is - masculine strength combined with feminine beauty - dance as harmonization - and that harmony in turn being the music that elevates dance.
- 17/09/2017Simplify your stepswp.me Simplify your steps …. so you can be aware enough to connect with the steps you take! Savvy...
- Producer15/09/2017Life Before Technology- A Trip Down Memory LaneI have so many wonderful memories of my childhood and not one of my memories or activities included modern day technology. As a boomer, did I just call myself that... yikes, anyhow, everything we participated in was either by means of using our...
Comments19/09/2017 #52 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#50 #51 @Lance 🐝 Scoular you reminded me why being a grandparent is SO grand. If we made a lot of memories with our children while they were growing up, eventually they do want to re-live them in one way or another. The best part, they include us, except we get to be the 'fun' one's and not the 24/7 care givers now.
Your trip sounds like it was wonderful! It makes me want to do a family vacation again with my entire family. We keep talking about it. I have a daughter and son and they both have different memories that they held on to. My son, fishing and hunting with dad. They are doing an Elk hunt at the end of Oct in Colorado, they are like little boys planning their trip.
My daughter with her husband and daughter (our granddaughter) just got back from the Outer banks in NC, she wanted to do a beach trip because I would bring her to Myrtle beach or Florida Coast almost every year.
We all share camping, campfires, bodies of water and simple pleasures- nature as you saw in common. We hope to find a common place on a large Lake next summer and vacation with all the grandkids and our children.
It sounds like your grandkids bring out the 'child within' you too. I love it! We used to look for salamanders when we were camping too. I'm so happy you had a good time.
PS: The video is trippy but sure does bring you back in time, doesn't it? I love memory lane, great place to visit!19/09/2017 #50 Lance 🐝 ScoularJust back from Wombeyan Caves which is Off the Grid, no wifi or telco data. We had a great time with some friends from the "old days" and new friends of our daughters' and their kids.
Walking through the Bush.
Playing in the dry creek beds.
Collecting sticks and logs for the open fire at night.
Walking though the limestone caves and marveling at the amazing formations.
Our Matilda had a great time climbing up the stairs of a cubby house and sliding doen the slippery slide - with my assistance and playing in the dirt and getting nice and grubby.
Not having to worry if the kids are "OK" - apart from the normal cut, scratches and bruises.
I went there as a kid with me Dad and camped in a tent.
Sandie and I went there after we were married and camped in a tent.
Went back with our three girls when they were 4-6 and camped in a tent.
Over the succeeding years hired out some dormitories built for school groups with friends and their kids and bikes to ride the dirt tracks. Groups of about 50.
When the kids got married we stopped going to Wombayan Caves.
Then My daughter Nat (Natalie) wanted to have the same experience for her kids and her friends kids. So about 5 years ago we started to go to Wombeyan again.
What a great weekend was had by all.
Just like our Life Before Technology- It was indeed a Trip Down Memory Lane.17/09/2017 #48 Chas ✌️ Wyatt#35 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, "King Hill" was a large hill in our community similar to your "Big Momma" that had a paved road that we would ride our bikes down (if you dared) in the summer and sled down in the winter, if the snowfall was large enough. I have been back there, though, and it still deserves the name "King Hill".17/09/2017 #45 Deborah LevineYes, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#41 I read all the books a colonial Brit little girl would. The Jesuits used to say - give me a child for the first 7 years and he's our for life. I'll always be a Bermudian at heart, but we moved to Long Island, New York for access to doctors for my younger brother and to be part of a Jewish community. Culture clash was my middle name!16/09/2017 #44 Harvey Lloyd#37 What was mysterious in our day is now corn on the cob for the new folks. Hit the app and the lights shine for a few moments and.......moving on. The hunt on both sides was almost as exciting as the the actual catch (more hunting than catching). My daughters told me about the App and when i asked if the used it they blushed curled up and screamed hell no.
Shows i have no understanding of social operations. Well, need to charge the batteries on the bag phone and get new hearing aid batteries:)
Have great weekend. Thanks of the stroll and laughs.16/09/2017 #41 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#33 @Deborah Levine, I bet you never felt you were missing a thing if you didn't grow up with TV or radio in Bermuda. I can't imagine the amount of books you read and OH... the swimming, I bet that was a must there! I forgot about scrabble (and board games in particular). We also played a lot of scrabble and monopoly. Mom would make popcorn on the stove top and we'd have hot chocolate (homemade) with it in the winter. Where did you end up moving after you and your family left Bermuda?16/09/2017 #40 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#32 Hi Joanne, I bet skating on the river was a lot of fun! We used to go to a big pond that was groomed for skating and you felt like you were on a lake. We didn't do it too often because it wasn't that close to us but so much fun. Cooking hotdogs in the fireplace for a birthday sounds extremely memorable! Agree, the laughter and innocence was so uplifting.16/09/2017 #39 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#31 Thank you as well @Jerry Fletcher, I forgot about kick the can and your description of the evening brought me back some more! We actually loved it when our parents hung out on porches together, we had people we could show off our 'skills' to and many conversations as well because the neighbors always loved listening. Not to mention our parents were relaxed and in great moods by that time of the evening.16/09/2017 #37 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#29 Did you guys say, "Hey, lets go riding around?" That was a catch phrase for us when we wanted to cruise, even the girls used to cram in cars hoping to meet up with guys. We had a large parking lot right before the beach on Lake Erie where we hung out with others at night, blasting our music while guys did 360's in their cars showing off ha ha. As for meeting guys/gals, "now there's an app for that," I just literally laughed out loud. An app, sort of takes the fun out of it?16/09/2017 #36 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#26 I'm glad you enjoyed this @Harvey Lloyd! You wrote, " No policeman could bring fear of discipline like our parents." Wow, that's so true, and you are right, it had a lot to do with respect and we knew our parents would follow through on their threats if we disobeyed them. Like you, I didn't always obey the rules and 99.99% of the time I was nabbed then grounded. Nothing worse for a kid to be separated from their friends for a period of time, that was our jail time! I used to love Bewitched and I love Lucy.16/09/2017 #35 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#25 I remember being excited about 8 tracks since one item could pack a ton of music and by then I was working so I was able to buy a few here and there. I still use a land line for my home communications (well, a portable phone). Had a land line in my kitchen until my husband put up new wall paper. I wanted to keep it for those pesky times the electricity may go out. Until I got my new cell phone a few yrs ago, I didn't have good reception in my home with 3G. Remember the mini- cassettes? What is a King Hill?16/09/2017 #34 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#24 Hi @Debesh Choudhury! You are so right, we didn't have a lot growing up and were forced to use our imaginations- I swear that was more fun than playing with toys. We used to rake the leaves and then make leaf homes out of them. We also had a door in our living room (it was a long closet) and we'd pretend it was an elevator that brought us to magical places. Ah, the little things!
- Producer14/09/2017Visualized LeadershipThe last few days have seen me engaged with a wave of email exchanges with Harvey Lloyd on many topics related to using the DiSC Profile in leadership, negotiations; reverse thinking, risk handling and team-building. All commentors on my last...
Comments17/09/2017 #140 Joanne Gardocki#134 "D" Decisive from DiSC inventory would equate to (PtC)Competitor and using anger/threats as a means to control. @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee when you mention a "D" that is motivated by survival may "bite" if touched, I believe we have crossed over to a DiSC "I" type, (PtC) Predator, that is motivated by Fear and operates from survival mode.17/09/2017 #137 Joanne Gardocki#134 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, the discussion with Stephen Willis was part of an e-mail conversation discussing some questions I had about PtC types and concepts. I will paraphrase the original.
The model I find most helpful is viewing relationships or interactions as energy exchanges. Any four quadrant model has participants using lower energy emotions in win/lose power struggles with others. I draw parallels between Power through Collaboration, DISC inventory and concepts on control dramas from a book series, The Celestine Prophecy, by James Redfield. Collaboration and liquid leadership are being modeled in video games and children’s movies (Inside Out (2015), Dinosaur (2000)), lending support, in my option, to the conclusion we are at an evolutionary crossroads.17/09/2017 #136 Joanne Gardocki#135 Thank you, @Harvey Lloyd , Servant Leadership does sound like a good fit for a fifth element. I just read this post to LinkedIn http://www.pdx-consulting.com/leaders---top-tips-from-dolphins-blog.htm which has a quardrant model and talks about dolphin characteristics in leadership. Dolphin strengths include empathy, open, creative, visionary. The model is missing a forth "lower" form as I would place dolphin on the ascendended Servant Leadership. The article references a graphic that "shows a snap shot of advancing growth mindset worldviews (or evolving styles of consciousness). They come from research by Frederic Laloux and Ken Wilber (also referred to by others simply as spiral dynamics)."17/09/2017 #135 Harvey Lloyd#132 I am unfamiliar with the PtC concepts and discussions. Given your question though i would propose that yes, a fifth element has emerged. Servant Leadership. This concept embodies the whole of leadership through serving with guided influence based on the broader principals of corporate responsibility (Internally and Externally).
Humans are the caretakers of organizations. Some leaders "take control" but control is elusive as you view the dynamics of an organization. I believe the popularity of personality profiling has gained review because our servant selves don't like what we see when the controlling leader herds creativity down a stifling path.
Servant leaders harness the best of humanity in each of their team members. I agree when we discuss the collaborative leader as the best. I see this as a view from the outside looking in. The word collaborative does explain what we observe.
From an personal discipline though, i would call it servant leadership as a personal paradigm. This results to collaborative opportunity.
Your question has extended the thought process and made me think. Thanks.16/09/2017 #132 Joanne Gardocki@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, thank you for the innocent graph that pulls together complex issues. A few month ago I wrote Stephen Willis in the Power through Collaboration(PtC) group on LinkedIn with similar connections of DiSC profiles with the five PtC Types: Competitor, Preditor, Enslaver, Cooperator and Collaborator. There are an incredible number of parallels with four quadrant models. I am wondering if you are seeing an "ascended" fifth take shape in your discussions and musings? May your musings take you to places of wonder and back again to share with our world.16/09/2017 #131 Cyndi wilkins#128 Thank you for your kind assessment of my profile @Harvey Lloyd...I will work very hard to live up to that;-) In this I also agree...
"But more often than we expect its not really a power grab as much a scream of self preservation. To feel safe in a work or social environment, each of us require different signals. Also an environment i find safe can become very unsafe when i include my family."
You can bet your boots on that...How many people are easily manipulated when the well-being of their families is threatened. Most of us I'd imagine.
And I love your comment on Phil;s buzz...
"The skill of empathy can be deployed, but until we believe that we all share a journey and believe in each other it will be difficult to exact success from the
And to you @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee...thank you for allowing me to share a link to my buzz here...I would not do that without invitation;-)
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cyndi-wilkins/respect-simplicity-and-humility#c616/09/2017 #129 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#125 very true your comment is @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. @Harvey Lloyd and I are trying to understand more how best to relate the WPD factor to the DISC profile. Some profiles are very logical for example and to find a way to awaken their passion is one of the issues that we are looking into.16/09/2017 #128 Harvey Lloyd#113 @Cyndi wilkins Your comments would state that you are probably a high S within the DiSC profile. I share that letter with you. With D being my dominate letter.
So this is something we share as being vigilante in identifying folks who destabilize and environment, no matter how they do it. I would want to note it is the motivation of the power grab/destabilizing, as i see it, that requires investigation before determination. I agree with your comments surrounding the sociopath power grabber.
But more often than we expect its not really a power grab as much a scream of self preservation. To feel safe in a work or social environment, each of us require different signals. Also an environment i find safe can become very unsafe when i include my family.
My larger point in the DiSC discussion is that we have the tools to discern whether we are dealing with pathological power grabs or if we are dealing with self preservation. A secondary point would be that we can help folks in the area of self preservation and reduce their stress levels and increase their creativity. Again, though, it would be difficult for me to assist the person who i have measured as a power grabber, so i must investigate.
We are talking a very few interactions before we discern the motives. Now once we identify the motives have at it in what ever course of action seems appropriate. I am afraid these days in the hype of media we tend to label and act. Frankl advised us, there is a gap between stimulus response and, we should use it to form our own opinion. Media is working hard with their polarization and labeling to close the gap, so we might agree and by the soap powder from their advertisers.16/09/2017 #127 Harvey Lloyd#122 I have given your question some thought and it is a good question. I believe we may start with WPD within a cycle of proactive processes. This is often met with some push back as others give immediate thought to ideas. This has the effect of diminishing our WPD and causing us to stop. So this brought the question forward how do some continue to hold on to WPD within adversity? Real or perceived.
Following this line of thought i believe i would answer your question by stating that WPD is a result. WPD is the result of many cycles of empathetic execution of goals and roles within life whereby you pushed through on small items. With each item growing in complexity that you have applied WPD.
The shield of faith grows around WPD as the scale of goals grows. One of the major bastions of great leaders is they believe in their people, goals and abilities. WPD is met with resistance but the cycles of success have created a defense system around the excitement.
All this to say that DiSC is one of the defense weapons we can utilize personally to protect our WPD when executing around our goals. Through understanding communications we may be able to reduce the impact of comments by others to simple misunderstanding and proceed with WPD.
The better we communicate in a goal oriented environment, the more cycles our WPD will survive. The more cycles, the more faith/confidence our WPD will mature in to.16/09/2017 #126 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#59 Thanks so much for sharing my last buzz @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, sometimes I get notifications that state "So and so and 3 others shared your buzz," but I may not know who the others were. I was in a nostalgic mood last night. It's a good place to be!16/09/2017 #125 Lisa 🐝 GallagherYou made many valid points @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. You buzzes always amaze me because you mind is very deep. Without curiosity, I don't think I would enjoy life. It can lead us down paths we may have never dreamed of. Never lose the child within :)16/09/2017 #122 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#120 thank you @Savvy Raj for commenting with such positive spirit. I equally happy that your observation is consistent with mine in that we practiced here the true effect of feedbsck comments.
Yes and it is amazing when we make others feel our curiousity to learn and to accept differences how discussions progress. The discussions here exemplify the value of leading with WPD factor prevailing.
You bring a new question to my mind. Even though it may sound trivial, but delving into it shows it is not. I hope you, @Harvey Lloyd and all great commenters here would consider it. To what level high level WPD leaders would need to know about the DiSC profile of his/her team members?16/09/2017 #121 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#119 you truly remind us of the basics that we tend to forget @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Curiosity and fear. I have just commented on the latest buzz by @Cyndi wilkins and she too brings these two factors in her buzz. Please Cyndi provide the link to your buzz as it is not easy to do now as I am using mobile phone.
Fear deprives us of curiousity. Even a fearful child shall be less creative and imaginative child that is allowed to experiment playfully his curiousity as your grandson is allowed to do Deb.
Your comment also reminds me of a previous comment here by @Harvey Lloyd in which he attended to the fact that D people may act sometimes because of thei fear.
We need to "Trust our emotions". To what extent can we do this if we act out of fear?
You bring many new thoughts and I am happy that you joined the discussions Deb.16/09/2017 #120 Savvy RajWill start of by highlighting these lines you have quoted that caught my eye..
"It’s not what you do, it’s how you do your job and why—the strengths and passions you bring to the table no matter where you’re seated”.
Truly Unique are our strengths when there are problems to solve
But in such thought collaboration they evolve
In the strength of many minds hearts spirit and souls in such transmission
Manifesting profoundness to envision
Creativity flourishes in every such attempt
In consideration than contempt
In inclusiveness of the strange
As it is just a matter of time for it to self arrange
Uncomfortably confounds it may today
Progress it will to wonder and awe another day.
And waltz on in the path of passion and drive new visions in the offing.
To evolve to solutions with such out of the box thinking ....
Thank you @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee..
I appreciate your inspired thinking and proposed thoughts here and have been following the many amazing angles in the comments are taking .
This buzz is unique in its path.But the buzz and its comments show the depth of so many thinkers and their many paths of vision put together in the contributions.. which creates a fodder for more understanding . A great buzz with great comments .
- Producer14/09/2017Are you ok? Three words that can mean so muchTo share a little supportive care as such In our daily working & strivingAs we carry on with life and living.Following our paths with blase indifferenceRushing through, an unforeseen negligence Often assume,...
Comments16/09/2017 #32 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#31 my pleasure16/09/2017 #31 Savvy RajYes indeed!@Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. Thank you for highlighting this .16/09/2017 #30 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.beauty = uniqueness of every person15/09/2017 #25 Savvy Raj#17 @ Deb Lange @Fatima Williams . You speak my heart here ....have often felt that the dignity of being succumbs in the pressures of the so called equality ... There is much at stake ... mothering and nurturing has yet to receive the value it truly deserves irrespective of the fact that it is the most important reason behind a better human being a better nation and thus better life and living in the future both professionally and personally affecting us all.
I must mention here ... one of your writing on you and your mother..." On this day ...a choice" which stayed with me and feel it very relevant to this topic... i share those few lines here...
"We put our arms around each other gently and hugged, tears rolled down my cheeks, tears rolled down her cheeks, years of tension released from every cell in my body. One by one a slow, gradual and easy release of emotion stored in my being dripped away. I felt years younger. I felt softer. I created a new open space in my being to be different."
Taking a single step to express the care goes such a long long way.
Thankfully we have hopefully crossed a certain understanding in conscious empathy in time and that may provide a respite but we truly have a long way to travel . Just that the world needs more care in this now as much as in the future .15/09/2017 #20 Savvy Raj#8 @🐝 Fatima G. Williams your writing tackled many topics related that I have felt personally over the years especially in India regarding prevalent education system and its measures of valuation ...and it prodded me to respond..But I waited till I was drawing out the how....
You rightly mention People matter .... ' truly that ...No one more no one less💙
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with conviction... as it really matters.15/09/2017 #17 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeI Agree @🐝 Fatima G. Williams we have a limited view of success. Take mothering and nurturing for example - which is needed to find out if someone is ok/ - society in general terms does not value these qualities or these roles. For 1000's of years we have glorified achievers warriors plunderers etc - today we talk about the need for empathy and we have come along way over centuries - and we still have s long wY to go on our journey of being kind of honouring the value of nurturing mothering family kindness and community #8
- 09/09/2017"When I need hope and inspiration
You're always strong when I'm tired and weak
I could search this whole world over
You'd still be everything that I need."
You're my best friend!
R.I.P Don Williams
Thanks for the great music you gave us.Don Williams - You're my best friend 1982 Don Williams - You're my best friend 1982 Released 1975 You placed gold on my finger You brought love like I've never known You gave life to our children...
- Producer14/09/2017R U OK? 3 words for Suicide PreventionToday is the 14th September 2017 as I write this. And it is RU OK? Day in Australia. I have written about this day, on this day, back in 2014 on LinkedIn and last year, 2016, on beBee. And the reason I am doing so again today is...
Comments17/09/2017 #69 Judy OlbrychThe video is clear and practical. Thanks for the tag, @Lance 🐝 Scoular. Even when caring comes naturally, knowing what to say in a difficult or emotional situation does NOT always come naturally or easily. Having basic guidelines and responses is simple but powerful. So is listening. Thank you for putting this out there. I'll be sharing.17/09/2017 #68 Judy OlbrychThe video is clear and practical. Thanks for the tag, @Lance 🐝 Scoular. While caring comes naturally to me, knowing what to say in a difficult or emotional situation does NOT always come naturally or easily (that's when it's easier to write and edit)! Thankfully, before one past critical conversation, I was able to call my brother, who had spent many years in ministry, for advice. The outcome was good. Having basic guidelines and responses is simple but powerful. So is listening. Thank you for putting this out there. I'll be sharing.16/09/2017 #66 Ella de JongWonderful @Lance 🐝 Scoular! You've made me visit beBee again after a long time :-) Well actually @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher did by posting this on LinkedIn (and @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee liking it)
I've tried to put it on my Google + - it didn't work this morning.
Will share it in an other way with people not being (not wanting to be) beBee 'members' .15/09/2017 #62 Susan 🐝 Botello@Lance 🐝 Scoular Great message and video. A lot of people ask "How are you?" But that is not the question which gets an honest answer. It's more of a greeting, "Hello, how are you?." Most who ask that want to know if you are okay or not. "Are you okay?" is different. It really seeks an answer. Great that this is how they named this in Australia. I think we could use that all over the world. Thanks for tagging me. The video is well done! I know I am a day late there but here it's September 14.14/09/2017 #59 Proma 🐝 NautiyalThank you so much, @Lance 🐝 Scoular for tagging me on this buzz. I loved the video. I have been told, often, that I am way too practical for my own good and people often don't find the right audience in me when they want to discuss personal problems. They are right.
The video taught me what are the right things to say and the approach to take when a distressed person is confiding in me. No amount of reading could help me understand that but your video did. The way you spoke and explained, and the graphics you used, made it all so clear.
And, that little bird that flew in and took a sip from the cup of coffee was adorable. How beautifully you told us this story that could help bring a change into someone's life. Thank you. Sharing it :)14/09/2017 #57 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador@Lance 🐝 Scoular see, what 5 minutes each can do...and the voice in the head of the one alone....saying..."You are not alone...we care for you...your life and existence is precious to us"...Let's give the strength to the many to keep faith in life, the future, the solidarity, the community...Let's make Human Kind Great again! from 100 views to 1300 and the day isn't over. we can do better! Now shall we have some help from @Javier 🐝 beBee , because other seemed to have missed the call of the Buzz! Come on beBee!
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- Producer10/09/2017The Peaceful WarriorBe strong and know your limitless potentialBe confident and remember your uniqueness.Be certain and value your own decisions.Be tough and remember the warrior within. Life's battles are not always in a battlefield.Fate may have different paths for...
Comments11/09/2017 #18 Savvy Raj#13 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Thank you for your kind attention and appreciation of the post as well as for the sharings. The idea behind these interviews is to reach out to the humane aspects of life and living while acknowledging the varied transitions of the individual in the forefront. And hoping for greater assimilations in the integrations of thoughts.
We are truly more than our marketed conditions and in our patient perseverance of our unique passion we can certainly stand out strong to communicate and share in the strength of our individual conscious which is evident with the apparent transperency of our nature of being .
Appreciate your taking time to reflect intercultural dialogues a subject of great interest to Christoph.
As for communication it is truly the sensitivity cultivated orinate to listen and sense what is not said or heard, as much as the spoken words... It is certainly ever evolving in its process. The cues of cultural appropriateness and intonations are challenges worth understanding and paying heed to.
Thank you for your thoughtful share of these apt links .They certainly complement the content with further insights .11/09/2017 #17 Savvy Raj#14 #12 Totally understand your perspectives. Thank you for your insights and shares as well as your kind appreciation of my work.
As for Spirituality it is related to an evolving consciousness and never can be equated to an achievement. And these learnings along the way, are understandings unique to each his own path and gradually so... Many paths lead us home.
Every emergence is a passage through chaos to clarity . I appreciate your concerns and sensitivity to the changing world .There is certainly a lot of questions pertaining to the turbulence of times. War is a by product of non compliance to laws of nature itself in a way .But in seeing calamities up close there is perhaps an the understanding of the futility and price of war. And that hopefully leads us to the spaces between the steps where the process of transcendence may begin to birth itself .
"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest." Confucius
The world has all it truly needs. We have all the answers within but yet many of us need an awareness of the strength of the interconnects in the interdependence and the interbeing.
And all is a matter of support. Appreciation of anothers way of being in the path of peace is an acknowledgement of their efforts. At best it can seed thoughts of the value of peace hope and goodwill than hate and war in another.10/09/2017 #14 xx xx#10 I do love your work. You have a great talent.
I am trying to understand some very difficult things to whatever level I am able to reach.
Please do not think I am disagreeing.
The world is in need of a great rescue.
The ship is sinking, the train has left the rails, the lunatics are running the asylum.
The fools of the world will not listen to reason, we will all go over the cliff together whether in agreement or disagreement.10/09/2017 #13 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThis is a most extensive interview and I cannot digest all of it in one sitting, but it is worth working through in chunks because the content is original and enlightening.
The first avenue of inquiry is the introduction to the work of Paul Watzlawick
This led me to the Five Axioms of Communication described in the LinkedIn link. This is important because the art of communication is far more significant than dull umbrella of personal brand. Just as Christoph has an interest in martial arts, the art of communication has so many layers that it is significantly more important than the conditioned mind of personal brand. Through study of communication we reach our humanity rather than our marketed condition.
The second avenue of inquiry is learning about Taiji Quan. I have not heard of this martial art before though I recognize the I-ching Book of Changes which this video refers to.
Nor did I know of Wudang region of China and its importance so I will be interested what @Paul Walters and @Dean Owen know about this region and its history. So this avenue is an extension of the second about the Tao and from that my focus turned to a Wudang documentary which is focused more on the Tao rather than the mountainous region of Wudang Shan :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5FFOTOTTBY10/09/2017 #12 xx xxNot trying to be disagreeable but I think this is important enough that we should try to understand.I do not believe in experts. I do not believe in man centered solutions to spiritual problems. Spirituality is not an achievement it is a relationship. The idea that someone has become a master needs to be qualified. When we measure how well we are doing we measure ourselves against someone else. So it is not difficult to see yourself as doing pretty well. In the spiritual realm we cannot measure in this manner. There is another standard that is higher than anything in the material world. I must constantly remind myself, not of what I can do but of what I am connected to. To remain in the warmth of peace, love and light but the world often drives us from these places and into turmoil, anger and darkness so that, we have to swim against a great current. Then when we are too exhausted to fight, we let the current take us to a far distant shore and it is here that we learn something we could never have learned anywhere else. And so I stand up and look around. It is not a proud stance, I have been humbled once again by my weakness. I can chose to wade back into the current and grab a few that are being washed past me, and we can stand together for a moment in wonder. I think this is my path.10/09/2017 #10 Savvy Raj#7 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Must share here that I had thought a bit about publishing this long a format . As this was all varied subjects from the seamless flow of conversation between us that got into packed into an interview. Have never done such a lengthy interview earlier. But wanted to keep the essence of the content as well . So I sense and understand what you mention here but equally glad that it was worth your time.
Thank you for your kind appreciation and supportive words . It truly mesns a lot :))10/09/2017 #8 Savvy Raj#4 #6.
Life is a transition of experiences from one to another
Time moves on endlessly
In every moment that moves into the other
Care to keep the cheer and flow in faith seamlessly ...
All is a matter of belief after all!
Simply love the movie @xx xx. Thank you for your apt shares10/09/2017 #7 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeKnowing the power of perseverance and patience.
Knowing the strength in the way of the heart and in the peace of mind.
Knowing the inner calm in the depth of one's soul.
Great buzz and deserves your quality time to comprehend fully.
@Savvy Raj View moreKnowing the power of perseverance and patience.
Knowing the strength in the way of the heart and in the peace of mind.
Knowing the inner calm in the depth of one's soul.
Great buzz and deserves your quality time to comprehend fully.
@Savvy Raj- this buzz is a document on its own. You fly high and therefore you can see what nany can't see. At least, you made my spirit fly high. Close10/09/2017 #4 xx xxIt is the connecting of complementary expression. The networking of meaning. The branching out of possibilities. We are riding a wave of energy and we have a little control but to me it is very strange that some people don't understand how little that control is. We live in the shadows of perception. What we value matters, we become what we are connected to. You will not be the same person in the storm as you were before or after the storm, that is life.
What is a storm? Is it a test, a challenge, an obstacle? You never really understand a storm until you are in one, but the other side of the storm, that is another thing altogether. The storm is going to cost you something, there is no getting around it. Whether it gives something back is entirely up to you.10/09/2017 #3 Sunday ChineduThank you @Savvy Raj for sharing this wonderful piece here. I was particularly impressed when Christoph E said the entire creation is a finger to the Beyond. The world need peace healing and all hands must be on deck to achieving this. Life is indeed a school where our destination is determined by how we spend our time here. To the lovers of peace they will find it in abundance.
May I join you to in asking Mr Christoph to join this platform and share his wealth yardsticks to achieving a better and peaceful world where our differences will only strengthen our unity
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- 07/09/2017Body shaming has to stop!savvyraj.com Yesterday I happened to revisit this very strong yet contemplative piece of writing by my dear mother Anjana And I knew I just had to request her to share this because of its significance as...
- Producer30/08/2017Scouting the Power of LeadershipTwo observations led me to the idea of this buzz. The first one is reading several posts on the power of leadership. The word power brought the idea of if this power follows the power law. The five bases of power were identified by John French and...
Comments07/09/2017 #47 Savvy RajExcellent and enlightening article @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Thank you Sara for bringing me here with your buzz . And there are some commendable comments here that caught my eye although for some reason all comments are not visible .I have mention I was drawn to your beautiful line on leadership "Leadership is leaving lightbulbs on for others walking their way in life." This is on heartful exchange of comments between you and the lovely @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher whose comments and writings are soulstirring .03/09/2017 #46 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#45 Again and again, your comment highlights how small acts may generate a lasting effect on us. I salute your husband dear @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher and yes, you can see how a message may fill the eyes with joyful tears and move us in a great force. Amazing we are humans. We know it takes little to please hearts, but sometimes we procrastinate from doing this.
You are still engaged Lisa because you are exchanging comments and sharing buzzes. The place is no more a confining one for us not to interact. We see each other on video and feel the proximity even more. Distances are diluting03/09/2017 #45 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#43 What a great story @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. That had to really lift you up and how exciting that he invited you to his workplace. You left a positive, life long impression with him. My husband has used interns off and on since 2004 or so. He always paid them and they learned so much before heading back to College. He always hears from them at least once a year and a few keep in touch more than that. I know it makes him feel proud too, I can see it in his eyes when he tells me about the most recent email or phone call.
What a nice compliment my friend! There are days I wouldn't mind getting back out into the workforce. I love helping with the business but it can be a bit isolating at times since most of my work is from home. I would gladly be the student again :) I keep digging deep within but it's been almost 3 years since I worked outside of my home that I feel a bit lost. So, for now... my daughter looks up to me for parenting advice and I feel proud of that!02/09/2017 #43 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#40 Thank you @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher- you are too so kind. I measure my leadership style with some indicators. One indicator is how many people leave the work I am leading? Another indicator is how much care people give to contact me after years of separation? This last one really works. Say that you managed a person and ten years later after one you left the job you meet accidentally in a street? What feelings would you have?
One day I was walking a busy street in London. I heard a voice calling my name behind me. I stopped, looked backwards and saw one of my previous student from almost 15 years ago trying to reach me. The student eyes were dancing with joy. He had a prestigious job in London and insisted on me. to visit his workplace. That visit turned out to be one of my memorable ones. Leadership is leaving lightbulbs on for others walking their way in life.
I could be easily the student who would do the same if I glanced you walking in a street dear Lisa.02/09/2017 #42 Harvey Lloyd#39 & #37 The free style nature of the kayak offers us an opportunity to learn the basics of paddling, balance and navigation through trial and error. The dragon boat would be a difficult learning curve for a first time paddler.
Your scenario offered many views of how in leadership we assume that everyone has the experience and confidence to move forward into new and challenging aspects of progress. Having never experienced the challenges of competitive dragon boat participation i would probably not do very well without having spent some non-competitive time in a kayak.
Some consideration should be given as we focus our teams on creative "self-learning" under little pressure while they advance into more difficult activities that have more pressure of performance as a team.
Good thoughts and application of the post.02/09/2017 #41 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#39 You have so many rich, inspiring and relevant ideas. You may wish TO consider establishing a virtual team to start playing this game or an adaption of it to suit virtual teams.to play this game @Joanne Gardocki View more#39 You have so many rich, inspiring and relevant ideas. You may wish TO consider establishing a virtual team to start playing this game or an adaption of it to suit virtual teams.to play this game @Joanne Gardocki. I believe this ideas would result in making great suggestions for team management, generate creative ides and provide you with a great material for sharing the experience with others.
You may also find breakthrough ideas for those people who belong to the lower rungs of the organization. Simple rules start from the lower rungs as you know.
You have a fertile mind my friend. Close02/09/2017 #39 Joanne Gardocki#38 Thank you, @Ali Anani, for your kind words. Your buzzes are inspiring. It is my hope that part of our changing business game rules will be a step away from binary patterns to a "both and" approach. Thinking more about the kayaking and dragon boat analogy it reminds me of agile project management. From a pool of water sport enthusiasts a team of 20 is picked for a race in the near future similar to how an agile project team might be built. One would burn out or lose the larger perspective if locked in the very narrow, less than creative, intense focus of preparing for a dragon boat race for very long. Allowing people to disperse to more creative open activities like kayaking after the race(project) may have multiple positive benefits for all involved. Adding an energized "racer" back into a lower key longer term department could catalyze innovation and protect from both boredom and burnout. We are seeing some options like this for upper management but I am not aware of options for those on lower rungs of the organization.01/09/2017 #38 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#37 This is a fantastic analogy @Joanne Gardocki. When resources change we may change our group actions. We must be aware of what resource (boat) we are using, the rules of game and the specific requirements of each case. I am going now to watch few videos on kayaking and dragon boating to assimilate your comment in more depth. All I can say now this is a comment that should be part of any training on leadership. You could write many articles based on this comment. The beauty of your example is that it is in the interest of everyone to synchronize and work as a team. The waters of business today is changing and the game is changing its rules. Is it better to go kayaking or dragon boating?
You leave me with so much to think about.
I invite @Sara Jacobovici and @Harvey Lloyd to read and enjoy your comment as well.01/09/2017 #37 Joanne Gardocki#28 Thank you, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, for recommending your slide presentation on unequal-opposites and managing groupthink. Very helpful; I can see why it is so popular. Merging the magnetism analogy and group think slides presentation reminds me of kayaking and paddling a dragon boat. Our kayaking group outing has a leader but there is also a sweep or rear guide to be sure no one is left behind. Between the two, 30 kayakers move toward a destination resting, viewing, chatting, and taking pictures. We are all moving in the same direction within a shared experience/purpose.
Dragon boating is still a group water sport but it is a different experience. Twenty people packed close together must paddle in time with the leader. We are very heavy, strong and fast compared to a kayak. If people are not in time, the boat rocks and we lose speed. There is a lot of finesse and science to seating a dragon boat optimizing individuals for balance and power. Dragon boats and paddles are standardized for racing. Kayaks and paddles are build more to suit the individual and a specific purpose. Looking at both activities in terms of alignment, it feels to me almost like breathing. Individuals expand in kayaking drinking in experience and connection. Individuals condense in dragon boating; focus is narrow and sharp. Both have purpose and direction. Both clear the mind but in different ways.01/09/2017 #35 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI just love the analogies you use @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, your mind must never stop thinking, your brilliant. A magnetic leader draws in others with enthusiasm, they make people actually look forward to coming into work. Magnetic leaders vibes send positive signals throughout the workplace.
- Producer02/09/2017The Ocean of Life (poem based on a buzz about life)A vast body of water, bewildering and wild, it makes you feel like a helpless child, overwhelmed with uncertainty and doubts galore, yearning to reach someday some shore. We sail in it armed with courage and conviction, bearing the...
- Producer06/09/2017The Truth about AstrologyThere is much confusion about astrological predictions. An astrologer’s reputation vacillates a lot. Sometimes, he is the messenger of God and at other times a fraudster, depending on his predictions going right or wrong. Not only the person...
- Producer05/09/2017The Man Everyone Should Know: Bernard PoulinBernard Poulin is an impressive man living in Ottawa Canada. He is an international artist who specializes in portrait paintings. He might even be a genius. I am not sure yet. I literally just googled him this minute, after Javier 🐝 beBee pointed...
Comments06/09/2017 #7 Lyon Brave@Bernard Poulin #4 You are very humble. You do amazing work. You have done what a lot of people on beBee only talk about. You made it happen. I hope to learn more about you. I hope we can do an interview through email and perhaps one recorded on video in person as well.
- Producer06/09/2017Fight, Flee or Freeze ~ What's your default response to fear?Photo by tertia van rensburg on Unsplash Fear is a primary drive in all life on earth. It helps us survive under threats of danger but when our fear switch is on permanently without relief because we percieve danger all around us at all times, we...
- 05/09/2017Sara Jocobovici
The Creative Integrator
explains, in this captivating video:
It's all about IDENTITY.
It's all about COMMUNICATION.
At the core of every aspect of our personal and professional lives are issues of identity.
Who am I?
We spend our time and money on learning how to best communicate that identity.
And it all comes down to who you are and how you communicate that identity to others.
Three branches of our being:
1) We are SENSORY BEINGS
2) We are CONSCIOUS BEINGS
3) We are CREATIVE BEINGS.
Our innate language with which we communicate who we are is the non-verbal and verbal language of metaphor.
"METAPHOR our LANGUAGE of CREATIVE THINKING." @Sara Jacobovici
Take a 13 minute break with Sara, with a ☕ and watch this fascinating video...Sara Jacobovici Creative Arts Therapies Services It’s all about identity. And it’s all about communication. At the core of every aspect of our personal and professional lives are issues of identity; who am...
Comments09/09/2017 #44 Sara Jacobovici#40 #41 You're tremendous support is amazing @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. Can't thank you enough!07/09/2017 #41 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.a wow bee @Sara Jacobovici07/09/2017 #40 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.you sing in a beautiful way and now you bring this beautiful video, who are you? WONDERful thank you @Sara Jacobovici07/09/2017 #39 Susan 🐝 Botello#38 @Sara Jacobovici You are very welcome and thank you for the compliment. I have to say that I would be honored to spend a day with you sharing thoughts and stories. I truly hope we can connect in person one day. If you are ever in San Diego please do contact me.06/09/2017 #38 Sara Jacobovici#36 #37 Agreed @Susan 🐝 Botello! Sure hoping our paths can cross one day and spend the time talking face to face. I think you said it beautifully, "I tend to connect communication with stories and storytellers, art and creativity." Thanks also for your share. Much appreciated.06/09/2017 #36 Susan 🐝 Botello@Sara Jacobovici, you and I could talk for hours and it would never end. I realize your video is only a briefing about the topics you discuss. I tend to connect communication with stories and storytellers, art and creativity. I really enjoyed your video and had to take the time to watch and listen to you because I am working. But I make a point of taking time every day to just think so today I chose to think with your video. We are all connected, which is why beBee works so well. Thanks for sharing this and thanks for the tag @Lance 🐝 Scoular! By the way, Sara...nice shirt and great choice of color and style. :)06/09/2017 #31 Harvey LloydWhat an amazing video @Sara Jacobovici. Technically, and the message.
I am new to this concept of attached meaning in communications. For about a year now i have been watching not only my actions but those of others and how certain words, context and behaviours solicit automated responses.
I have known this for a while now, but really just saw it as a moment in time with each event. I am beginning to understand the process of our narrative and its impact on our daily lives. More importantly we don't realize the depth at which it controls our communications.
Great message and concepts.06/09/2017 #29 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher@Sara Jacobovici you are so easy to listen to. You made a good point about how we use words and others may not interpret them as we do. This was very impressive and I love the idea that we engage through our senses. It's like when we were kids... maybe that's a good thing to remember, how we explained so much through our senses and many times enthusiasm. I love the background in your video too.06/09/2017 #27 CityVP 🐝 Manjit@Sara Jacobovici you are executing your personal brand strategy very well, and that is coming from someone who is not fond of personal branding. I am not fond of it when it is done poorly, but if anyone wants to know how to engage personal branding with quality, simply needs to study your roll out this month of videos, website, logo, ebooks etc etc. It is clear that you have invested in this and it is not easy to bring so many elements together to create a cohesive personal brand. I will still rail against the idea that everyone can do it, because everyone cannot do it - because when they do it, it is done without imagination or without strategic nous.
The one technical point about the video is that not all the examples you provided were metaphor, the simile (which can contain an "as" or "like") has its place, as does the metaphor - so it would be good to apply that difference.
The good thing is that you are executing on a marketing strategy and only in the doing is there the opportunity to refine and get even better at communicating your message and brand. You are several notches ahead in your overall delivery and now serve as a good example of someone intelligently applying a personal brand. I still prefer to brand the business rather than the person, but when it is done this well, personal branding is a legitimate vehicle to build your marketing around.06/09/2017 #26 Devesh 🐝 BhattI already am and yet i have to express it time and again? But it is true.
Before yesterday i never knew of such inspiring videos, but shares of little kids and observations. Thanks to you @Sara Jacobovici View moreI already am and yet i have to express it time and again? But it is true.
Before yesterday i never knew of such inspiring videos, but shares of little kids and observations. Thanks to you @Sara Jacobovici and to @Lance 🐝 Scoular Close
- 04/09/2017In Your Eyes
@Sara JacoboviciSara Jacobvici - In Your Eyes A few years ago, I found myself having to say goodbye to the children, youth and adults with developmental and psychiatric challenges, with whom I had the...
- Producer03/09/2017Is suicide the only way? You are worth more than what the system requires of you!#NEET a money-making scam or does it really benefit students? I've been reading and seeing how #NEET will actually help students, but somehow inspite of the all that the AIMC (All India Medical Committee) says, it's to bring uniformity to education...
Comments14/09/2017 #25 Savvy RajThis is very very relevant.@🐝 Fatima G. Williams A much needed writeup. You are mentioned in my recent buzz that is inspired through these reflections.
Thank you for sharing about this.14/09/2017 #24 Lisa 🐝 GallagherSuch a sad story. It's very sad to think she probably could have met her dream at some point but became very disillusioned after the courts said, no. We do need to be there for everyone (as we can). Too many tragic stories of suicides and I think many reach a point that they feel they can't 'reach out' to others. I thank @Lance 🐝 Scoular for reminding us that it's RUOK day. Thank you for sharing this sad but truthful story @🐝 Fatima G. Williams06/09/2017 #17 Cyndi wilkins#16 I can certainly vouch for that @🐝 Fatima G. Williams...I've been 'Humpty Dumpty' many times throughout my life and learned the only one who could put me back together again is ME...People will come and go...some will love and support you, some will hurt you and never give a hoot that they've done so...
Reminds me of that quote from Maya Angelou..."People will forget what you've said, and even forget what you did...but they will never forget how you made them feel."
So the very best thing we all can do as parents is to teach our children to always be humble and kind...even in the face of being mistreated...That is not to say that you roll over and allow yourself to be abused, quite the contrary...It is an extraordinary show of strength to be able to look adversity in the eye and say, "No matter what happens, as long as I keep getting up and putting my best foot forward, I will always be on the right path."06/09/2017 #16 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#15 Thank you @Cyndi wilkins You are so right about parents stepping up in this. "So teach your children how to win for sure". Parents pamper their children so much that they give them the world. Teach them how to win and to lose as well, show them how it feels to sacrifice our favorite things for others, share with them not only your successes but your mistakes and failures. Stop portraying yourself as the perfect parent, because we all fell down many times before we learnt to walk.06/09/2017 #15 Cyndi wilkinsWe can start with our own children...by teaching them acceptance of their circumstances...The world can be a very cruel place, so as parents we tend to focus on how to teach our children how to be successful...grab the brass ring so to speak. But not many of us will discuss the possibility of failure...what happens when we fail...and we will...at some point or another we ALL do. That is how we learn...Growth is painful...and in those difficulties we are made aware of just how strong we really are when we can rise up to the challenge of being knocked on our ass...So teach your children how to win for sure...but also how to lose gracefully...Because sure as shit tomorrow will bring you another opportunity to knock one out of the park;-)
My deepest condolences to the soul who takes their own life...but rest assured... you will be given another chance at bat...04/09/2017 #12 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#10 You name rightly says about you Lyon.Brave is what you are. Not everyone gets a silver spoon, yes the rich get richer and the poor can get richer. But we need to change the system for this to happen.
It's starts of with you and me showing everyone how we beat the odds. How We stood up for ourselves. #Stayawesomealways04/09/2017 #11 Tausif MundrawalaI think mugging notes and not undestanding the fundamentals wreaks havoc with one's career. Peers and teachers play an important role in guiding them how to fare well in the subject chosen by them. If given opportunity I want to contribute as much as I can. Thabks for this buzz my friend @🐝 Fatima G. Williams04/09/2017 #10 Lyon Bravei do not know Fatima. I do not want to make judgememts about the girls suicide but of she took her own life because she did poor on am exam or thought ahe could not go to medical school that was still a personal decision. I have been rejected from a lot and i am still here. Many people are rejected and beat up bu life an still here.
We have to have standards. Perhaps a lot od the things i was rejected from i really was not right for or the best choice. you hav to have thick skin for this world and be willing to give up on a dream to go find jew one.04/09/2017 #9 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#6 But we can change the system, it starts off with a few voices and over many years where justice or truth cannot be beaten down, it scales to a tipping point, and then the system changes. Why do I oppose words like "successful personal branding" and "winning online presence"? These are words that are used here at beBee and they set the very conditioning of mindset which does not embrace failure.
When Anita failed, her life failed and the world lost a brilliant person. The world did not lose a personal brand nor did the world lose a winning online presence, the world lost one more unit of humanity consumed by image makers and people who are not thinking that the image they sell contributes to a world where failure is feared.
The value of awareness here is if it saves the life of one human being, so we should be talking about what leads people to suicide but the system is not that which is beyond us, the system is us - and if we don't believe that, then one day, someone who we love and could never imagine could end their lives, will do so. Then it is too late to know what the system was and how even the tiniest effort on our part to change it, is a contribution to the transformation of the whole.04/09/2017 #7 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#2 You and I know how many youngsters like you have fought against all the odds and succeeded. How many became successful entrepreneurs, tech geeks, entrepreneurs. The same year Mark began facebook, I was in high school. If we had access to internet then in India like I did now, even I could have started something.The problem is I was trained only to be an employee for organisations and not to be a leader or an entrepreneur. We need show them that everyone is special, talented and unique. I want to start with changing the negative mentality built in people, let them know that their lives are lives as well. That they deserve to be valued and I'll start with you to spread the message.04/09/2017 #6 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#1 #3 The problem is the sand of injustice makes these drops of awareness evaporate. We are like dog barking at the rains. I just want youngsters to understand that educational degrees are just to enable us to brush up and enhance our interests. It should not be, the only weapon of survival.
We can't change the system, we need to start with the people in the system.
Comments04/09/2017 #15 Joanne GardockiI am so pleased the gift has touched your heart, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, in a similar way to reading @xx xx's words touched my heart and mind. Rick, have you heard of a Menger Sponge? It is a fractal and platonic solid. It is a graphic representation of a higher mathematics equation in 3D. The formula generates an object that as surface area tends toward infinity the volume moves toward zero. I believe this illustrates why we must think in ways that are truly of Unity because the moment we attempt to divide we get something that eventually is all surface but holds nothing and no one. Some very interesting work on YouTube about fractal music, too.04/09/2017 #13 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@xx xx- this is a superb buzz and the depth of your words are fascinating. There are so many things that drew my attention to the beauty of your words such as:
"Consciousness is a fractal structure, nested into a multidimensional probability space
The idea that the world is full of enemies is flawed.
We are in a dynamic landscape with actors moving in every possible direction".
No question is asked and I fell in love with your writing. Coincidentally, one of my most read, shared, liked and commented on buzzes is my buss on I Love You- What Does it Mean?
I tell you- you deserve more.
Thank you dear @Joanne Gardocki for your tagging me. I consider this tag as a present from you.04/09/2017 #8 Joanne GardockiBeautifully, clearly, powerfully written, @xx xx. So many points resonate it would take a new buzz even to begin listing. Love is the only true power. Anything else is simply shadows cast by our own fingers between us and the Light. There is only one focus, path, choice; be at peace my friend, beloved traveler on Creation's shared journey home. Thank you for all you are and all you do. Thank you for all you have endured so that we could share thoughts in this Place and Time. I am grateful.20/08/2017 #7 Brian McKenzieLove is easy to destroy - because it is nothing more than fun house mirrors of lies and pandering. If you want test it - show 'Love' brutal honesty, failure, and destitution. Quit lying to it. Quit believing it will get better. Quit feeding it money. It will disappear in a season - if not sooner.
And if you want to build a stalwart quarantine against it ever going into remission,
pledge to never give it any money - the shadow of it will never darken your life again.
Welcome to MGTOW - we will leave a light on for ya.20/08/2017 #6 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven@xx xx I enjoy your Buzz. 1 Corinthians 13 is great place to complete portrait of love. This chapter is a song of love, where the apostle Paul establishes the necessity of love, sketches the character of love, and celebrates the permanence of love as the greatest of all of God's gifts.
Yet, I feel that when many people read 1 Corinthians 13, they see it as an encouraging, feel-good Bible passage of just happy thoughts about love. Yet, I find it terrifying, because it sets a standard for love I know I could never meet.
Nobody lives with this type of love. Here is a way to test this. While reading this passage, insert your own name into the passage everytime you see the word "love". For example, "Preston is patient and kind; Preston does not envy or boast, he is not arrogant or rude. He does not insist of his own way; he is not irritable or resentful; he does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Preston bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things, Preston never fails." When I see my name there I know I feel; not very loving at all.
Yet, now I have an example to follow on a daily path. This is what I enjoy and fills me with hope every day. I am filled with this love through Christ which is explained, I know can succeed. I may fail, yet Love never fails.19/08/2017 #5 xx xx#4 If the universe is information or consciousness then, I would guess that the universe is creating value or meaning from the difference between harmonic regularity (truth) and random noise (chaos). This would be like an imagination engine that uses novelty as the fuel. If I had to guess at what would have the most value, I think it would be something like love.
- Producer03/09/2017UNITY OF OPPOSITES!We are living in the world of polarity Where negative and positive construe a distinct entity Though both comprised in one Yet, unity they amazingly maintain with élan! There is a distinct feature, which remain In human...
Comments04/09/2017 #15 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.opposites attract and can become one04/09/2017 #14 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.the word unity is wonderful, as well as your wonderful poem thank you @Debasish Majumder03/09/2017 #5 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee"To maintain balance in such turbulent rapture
It alone saves us from detriment"
This is a timely post for me as you know dear @Debasish Majumder. I responded on comments on my buzz on same topic by saying positive and negative only together produce current. It is not positive is better than negative for if we take one away the current shall not flow. So, you represented reality in your buzz and I salute you for covering such a sensitive issue with such beauty and flowing emotions. Great buzz my friend.
- Producer02/09/2017Pairing Repelling CommentsMy shared buzz on LinkedIn invited many comments, some of which took totally different directions than the comments on the original shared buzz on beBee. I mean my buzz titled "Reverse Strategic Thinking". The discussions were highly...
Comments09/09/2017 #179 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#178 You said it beautifully and to the point @Deb 🐝 Helfrich in your comment and this line must be highlighted "is a chance for self-aggrandizement". Social platforms are for interactions that lead to spontaneous self-organizing. All acts negating this definition are undesirable and mostly when platforms are used for expanding self.
You are very wise my friend.09/09/2017 #178 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#175 #176 That is a stellar way to describe the heart of social media communication!!!
"That attempt has to be mutual with openness."
All comment boxes are attached to someone sharing something with an intent. We may not be able to see that intent. But once we've strayed and the author has enlightened us, to continue pretending to not know the intent is malicious.
As is always assuming every comment box is a chance for self-aggrandizement.
These types of people harm the advancement of beBee as the world's meeting place.
For it is only in mutually open communications that we can fix the problems of our world today which we are in dire need of solving.09/09/2017 #177 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeI summed up my thoughts in a new buzz
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/to-be-right-you-have-to-have-someone-to-say-you-are-wrong#c2609/09/2017 #176 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#175 I want first to alert @Harvey Lloyd, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, @Lisa Vanderburg, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA and all my fellow bees to connect with @Asesh Datta for obviously he is a sharpmind.
"But that attempt has to be mutual with openness"- I am preparing a buzz using a new metaphor on how to deal with this issue and I find your comment stimulating and to the point. I shall tag you when I publish.09/09/2017 #175 Asesh Datta@Ali Anani, Simple whether we want accolades or criticism for the actions we perform. There are demerit of too much accolades, which in turn makes us bloated in our thinking process and limits acceptance independent views. Similarly, constructive criticism is a rarity. Appreciating negative remarks may sometime become an audacity to others. Pairing in this circumstances require skill and bent of introspective mind, even when the construction is missing.
Many of the global political problems can be solved if such pairing is attempted. But that attempt has to be mutual with openness. Good post and wish we start locating such pairs and create a new third view as synergy. Regards.06/09/2017 #173 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#168 Hi @Milos Djukic those dastardly people at Youtube would not let the link play in Canada - but this one works here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0AKJMGxwpE View more#168 Hi @Milos Djukic those dastardly people at Youtube would not let the link play in Canada - but this one works here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0AKJMGxwpE - the creative interjection of this song provides another perspective. Perspective glorious perspective I raise my glass to that whenever and where-ever whenever anyone anywhere tickles my perspectives - thank you Milos ! Close06/09/2017 #169 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#163 Kudos to you as well @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA for laying the four simple rules of behaving while commenting. I truly appreciate your thorough understanding of the issue.
Very rarely we are 100% sure and yet many comments turn to be conclusive in the eyes of the commenter. If so, then we don't need to exchange comments because we know. This is far from the truth. Yes, one person on LI expressed his view that all my buzzes are worthless in his first, and hopefully last, comment. How dare a commenter make such conclusion when he has only read one buzz (and I doubt he read comprehensively). He reminds me if of a similar situation. Give a student one point to draw a straight line!!!
Second- how did he have the courage to say that the hundreds of commenters who had different views than him be all wrong. Either this person is above all of us to see what nobody has seen or he is and I leave the description to the reader.
We need always to leave a crack in the door open. This is possible by saying, I have an alternative idea, how about considering and so on.
You allowed me to vent out some of my feelings dear Jean.05/09/2017 #165 Phil Friedman#164 I agree, @Jerry Fletcher. I've repeated my own position numerous times, and will not do it again. I cannot, however, help observing how many commenters have expressed amazement at the length of this discussion, which stands at nearly 165 comments and replies. Certainly not the longest on beBee, but quite substantial nevertheless. What's ironic, though, is that a number of people have indicated a discomfort with the extended back and forth. Interesting that so many want simply to express their opinions and not be called upon to explain or defend those opinions. But perhaps that's the inherent nature of Social Media. Cheers!05/09/2017 #164 Jerry Fletcher#129 Phil The problem as I see it is the inability of most folks to get through all the emotional hangups they have as well as the inability to see and describe relationships logically based on observation not supposition. Then, too, it is difficult at times not ot get so entangled in your own hypothesis you can't find clarity. Whatever our views, we have to give the good Doctor kudos for sparking commentary!05/09/2017 #163 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMARegarding negative comments Ali: Personally, I've found something which resonates with me in almost every article or post I've chosen to read. In short, disagreeing or holding another point of view doesn't give any of us the freedom to personally attack the individual who wrote it. While the beliefs, ideas and interests of those whose posts/articles we read aren't necessarily our own, I believe we should all follow these basic rules - 1) Maintain your professionalism; 2) Be respectful and agree to disagree ( as you always do Ali); 3) Speak only for yourself (we have no right to speak for others unless asked to); 4) Speak of the facts (absolutely essential) or use the phrase 'I believe'. Kudos to Dr. Higgi for his comments and also to Tausif Mundrawala.05/09/2017 #160 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#159 Thank you dear @Tausif Mundrawala and I am so glad to read your comments again. The discussions on this buzz are of the highest standards. There shall always be noises, but the overall discussions are overwhelming with their quality. There are comments in this buzz that each one of them deserves to be a buzz on its own. Thank you and I shall not quoit writing. If I fail then at least I learn. How could I stop writing and lose contacts with beautiful souls such as yours.
I send you a special invitation to comment on my buzz of today because it is about a book that our friend published recently. We need your feedback.05/09/2017 #159 Tausif MundrawalaI think instead of posting a negative comment which totally negates the view of a creator of buzz;one can present his/her view or opinion which might defer to the one who penned it. There shouldn't be comments where one would irrelevantly differ with what has been discussed. I agree with Dr. Ali Higgi that you should carry this work of stimulating the thinking of others irrespective of the negative comments. This buzz comes at an opportune time where even I am grappling with the grief of losing a loved one.
Thanks for this wonderful buzz once again, Sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee