- Producer13/12/2017What Happened to Your Browser When You Weren't LookingYou know browsers. They're those thingies that let you surf the net. There's nuthin' to them. Right? I mean. . . you type in a link or even just click on one, and whammo. . . there it is!"There's nuthin' to 'em," you may think.You'd be wrong. You...
Comments13/12/2017 #2 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#1 LOL, you sound like my wife with her flip phone. Here's a suggestion. I noticed that two international assassins in movies used the same flip phone model as an untraceable burner.
You're not antiquated. You're an International Man of Mystery. Come to think of it, a Chef would make a good cover. Hmmm. . . .13/12/2017 #1 Randall BurnsInteresting read @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian I guess the "writings on the wall" regarding my"Internet Explorer" as I still use that but am forced more and more lately to use "Google Chrome" to open files/attachments/videos etc. My computer is constantly asking me, "Do you want to upgrade your browser to Google Chrome now?" but I am stubborn and don't like change, pisses me off every time Windows has an update.
I'm sure this will all make more sense to me if and when I ever get a "Smart Phone' or other mobile device but I'm just now getting used to my "Flip phone" and I can finally text on it like nobody's business. Really dreading the day when I'll have to admit that it's time to hand it over to "The Smithsonian" and get something a little more contemporary, (like from this century).
I'm reminded of a quote by Charlton Heston about Guns and the 2nd amendment but I will alter it slightly,
"I'll give you my Flip phone when you can pry it from my cold, dead hands"
Informative post and I'm thankful for guys like you Pablo keeping me in "the loop" with all this "tech stuff", I've got enough other things keeping me busy. :-)
- Producer09/12/2017Physiology Is The Study Of OrganismsOk then, traditional marketing is not workingTraditional marketing will continue to fail at an accelerated rate determined by those who contribute by running blindly around the same circle ending exactly where they start. ...
- Producer07/12/2017225 Million and Counting''I am a foreigner in a foreign land and no matter how long I stay here I will always be a foreigner but not necessarily an outsider'' Paul Walters Their names could be Ahmed, Maria, Chang or Maciek they would all have an individual story and...
Comments10/12/2017 #38 Mohammed A. JawadIn the aegis of humanity, we all are human beings. Aren't we? And, we by man made rules, degrade each other and label people by this name or the other. We all belong to diverse nations, cultures and languages so that we may know each other and treat well, not to nickname and ridicule others by downgrading them. Great post @Pascal Derrien09/12/2017 #35 Pascal Derrien#34 thanks @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher for sharing everyday examples, I think we all have them around us, we need to give proper credit to those who have taken giant steps to better their lives or is it simpler to play it down because attacking is a reflection on one's self inability :-)09/12/2017 #34 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWhat a great piece @Pascal Derrien! We are all humans that inhabit planet earth and no one gave another the rights (with the exception of man) to make boundaries impossible to cross. I remember the Berlin wall and when it came down. I remember crying and that was the best thing that happened for many who were separated from their families, by class and more- They are a prime example of how East and West Berlin were able to come together and find common ground along with not being isolated anymore.
I admire others who move to foreign lands and learn the customs, the languages and build new friendships because you are right, that is something I would find very difficult and scary. But, the lessons each person learns from the other is invaluable, without walls- they build understanding for humanity; compassion!
I hope we do not 'build that wall,' between the US and Mexico. It takes a lot of courage and determination to come to the US with the hopes of becoming a citizen in order to make a better life for their families. I have 2 step sisters that are married to Mexican men and I can attest their husanbs work hard, put family first and even put their wives on a pedestal. They both are citizens now but it wasn't easy. My step brother in law's mother is allowed to visit X days per year and I fear she will lose that right. She has taught my step sister and her children so much as well.
Walls are ruses. I'm a big believer in inclusive societies. I hope to see more inclusion before I leave this earth. Right now, my hopes are dimmed a lot. If people really got to know others from many cultures/races they may let go of their xenophobia. Xenophobia is media and mass society produced.09/12/2017 #33 Brian McKenzie#23 I have been out of America for the last 5 years, I have no intention of going back. Prior to leaving the military sent me around the world and into the shit 9 times, none of the on ground events matched the lies they were spooling up about the 'actions' back home. DITTO for the "Migrant Crisis". It has been fully planned, engineered and prepetrated by high levels of gov't and banking. Studying livestock and ranching is instructive, they consider us nothing more than meat for the machine to be herded and slaughtered as they wish.08/12/2017 #32 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador#31 Yep, I understand. People judge others by their accent yet know nothing about the person. I don't have a distinct accent from any part of the US which I prefer not to.
My mother had a heavy southern accent and took some sort of training to get rid of it. I'm guessing her training was sometime in the 1950s. She sang professionally and I am assuming that was the reason for her wanting to shed her accent.
I love to hear accents, especially from the UK.08/12/2017 #31 Pascal Derrien#30 thanks @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador I lived in a caravan the first 3 years of my life and then did 3 schools per year on average because we were moving from/to border towns near the 4 or five countries around france I never had the right accent story of my life :-)08/12/2017 #30 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorBravo, Pascal. One that lives in the U.S. and if born in NY and moves to Kansas, can feel like a foreigner. Definition of foreigner: a person in or from a country other than one's own. Well, duh - isn't this what makes life interesting?08/12/2017 #26 Harvey Lloyd#25 I'm OK with the bias in principal as we cant really not hear or see beyond what we are exposed to. My challenge is that we take this limited exposure and then form actionable opinions. The southern accent was always an ice breaker with the turnip truck jokes but it was in jest and i didn't take offense. I got learn their culture and they mine.
Today is different though. Fear based presentations of the 10% have now spread to define whole cultures. Naturally the natives extend this fear across all unknowns. The bias has now pushed back to the outsider to prove they are "safe".
Bias cant be helped, but with executive function we can examine that bias before we act in any setting. Unfortunately executive function seems to be devolving back to cave painting.
You would be welcome around here boss. If you do get around the US let me know i have two sleeping pills waiting. I need you take that nap and finish the hung up airplane story.08/12/2017 #24 Harvey LloydThis is a very challenging topic, but very interesting. Especially if you come from we are all human perspective. Why do natives tend to reject outsiders naturally? I have never lived abroad, pretty much a homeboy. Yet when traveling north in the US, my southern accent i was always treated as though the turnip truck must have broke down nearby.
My own theory, after experiencing this many times over twenty years, was that folks had a portrait of southerners that was born from nebulous conversations that were harmless, yet formed the opinion. I also recognized that i was an ambassador of the South:) Overtime i made some great Yankee friends and we all laughed at the differences. Yanks are pretty straight forward about their thoughts, southerners tend to flavor thoughts with mystery to keep you guessing.
Cultural differences i am sure were felt when we were more nomadic in life as tribes had to figure out who was safe and who was not. Different traditions, morals and values are difficult to understand if they have not been part of your narrative. I believe there is a onus upon each side to understand the dance steps of figuring each other out.
Media today though has really planted some ill seeds of cultures, keeping the dance from happening.
- Producer05/12/2017Novel Approaches to ConflictsWhat starts small could grow up beyond imagination and reach unexpected sizes. Conflicts of all types have this tendency. The snowballing effect of conflicts is practiced at all levels. Let us take few examples: A husband and wife enter...
Comments09/12/2017 #40 Brian McKenzieNo wife -> No Divorce, No Conflict. #MGTOW - We will keep the thawing fires going for ya. PS Opting out of the bad, broken and entrenched is exactly what Ghandi did. We will not participate in the mess when there is no solution to be found in a trap, except to walk away from it in the first place.07/12/2017 #39 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#38 Thank you for stepping in again my friend @Edward Lewellen. I was just about to mention your name again in my response to the comment of @John Rylance #36 . I did not wanter to trouble you.
Your sequential analysis of the conflict issue is great. Yes and if we act in contradiction of our core values this means we have more than one identity.
I shall write a buzz to reflect more on your greaft comment.07/12/2017 #38 Edward Lewellen#33 Dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, I appreciate you drawing me out to share more. Here are a few points: 1) When we know our Core Identity and we find ourselves acting differently due to conflict, then we can ask ourselves, “Are my thoughts and actions congruent with who I am, my core values? If not, then was acting differently a choice, or was it an unconscious event I allowed myself to be a victim of? If it’s a conscious choice, am I willing to accept the consequences, good or bad? 2) Ee can never know everything about anything. When we accept that there are thing beyond what we know, a sense of humility sets in and allows us to be open to additional information..07/12/2017 #34 Proma 🐝 NautiyalI agree, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, conflicts are a necessity, without them we would live in ignorance as we would not be questioning or hunting for answers, proofs, and examples. The motivation to look for a way to diffuse the situation comes from two things, how invested I am in the relationship (more invested when it comes to family, less invested when it comes to a vendor) and the state of mind I am during that time (in a hurry, irritated/ have lots of time, relatively calmer). Truth be told, I will be more patient when it comes to conflicts within family. I have faced the vendor situation a few times as some salesmen are not too interested in selling. In those cases, I just walk out, but not without reminding them that they should value people's time.07/12/2017 #33 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#32 the assumption bias is what I would call this tendency to deal akwardly with a conflict dear @Edward Lewellen. It is riskier that cognition bias in my view.
I was also hoping that you would not shy off mentioning the visual approach you developed and described in your newest book on living life. I believe your moddel is quite fitting here.07/12/2017 #32 Edward Lewellen#4 Yes, dear friend, we humans have a tendency to ruminate on conflict and adding more negative content the more we think about it. We "Mind Read" what other people are thinking to the point that what we create in a hallucination becomes what we believe other people are saying and thinking in reality. Most of the time, what we have conjured up in our minds doesn't match reality. We do this as if we're role-playing in preparation for negotiations/conflict. Unfortunately, this creates biases so that we have drawn forgone conclusions and aren't open to legitimate discussions. When we do this, we sabotage natural and open communication.06/12/2017 #30 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#29 We all need your wisdom. Your comment coupled with those comments of Magalena on LI on this buzz make a great story dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit.
What amazed me a lot is your writing "By the time we have stepped on a minefield we are either going to explode with the conflict or we try to become more mindful of minefields". Incredible as Iam developing two metaphors for conflict. One of them is popcorn which behaves in unpredictable manner. Upon roasting some seeds give great flakes. Some burn and burn in consequence seeds that touch them. Some of the seeds explode and act as "minefields and not mind fields" to quote you.
I am about to explode with the heat of your comment.06/12/2017 #29 CityVP 🐝 ManjitWe may see the heat rise in a conflict or we may see people drowning in a particular conflict and both heat and water have their analogies with conflict, but the conflicts to be wary of are one's I would call "minefields". By the time we have stepped on a minefield we are either going to explode with the conflict or we try to become more mindful of minefields. Thus we need mind fields in order to see minefields.
What is worse about minefields is that it is not simply how we have pushed someone' elses buttons or someone has pushed our buttons, but that there are horrible people in this world, who have become cunning enough to be people who plant minefields between people. To describe this as ego or evil does not add to the awareness that sometimes between two people in conflict, there is a Machiavellian entity who may have planted the mischief.05/12/2017 #25 Harvey Lloyd#24 conflict is born of two or more wants or needs that in conflict. The goal. Whether it’s branding ideas or contract negotiations.
If we are indifferent to outcomes there would be no conflict. If we love or hate and outcome then conflict can arise
The goal could be as simple as information gathering or making a huge decision
I’n conflict their is always a goal your stated example of marriage conflicts would imply one of two together or separate. Staying focused here would allow conflict to resolve. Discussing past experiences will only serve the conflict itself.
The escape would be a discussion about who benifits or gets hurt by either choice. Getting the conversation off the two in conflict and broaden their discussion. The third alternative may live there.05/12/2017 #24 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#23 now I realize that I may have to write two more parts than one only.
I am nust curios my friend @Harvey Lloyd to explore more on losing sight of the goal. My question here is what goal(s) do you have in mind? Could you elaborate please?
By the way i accept your offer to pay for the drinks. Equally, I hope you accept my offer to pay for the meal.05/12/2017 #23 Harvey Lloyd#22 Personal investment is usually where folks go wrong in conflict. They loose site of the real goal.
I try to stay goal oriented in any conflict or negotiations On occasion folks seem to want to draw you out. Staying focused and offering them an escape insures resolution. Hopefully to win-win
It would be a pleasure to discuss the world and humanity in person. Drinks are on me
A side not is managing conflict (I am useing your word do consistency but realize my definition is different) in real-time is a game changer. Listening to the parties finding common ground and finding that third alternative is art.
I have seen and worked with some masters. This skill is one I had to have. I was always the cat in a rocking chair store. Tail always exposed.05/12/2017 #22 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#21 I wonder if I would live long enough to author a book with you @Harvey Lloyd. You are truly incredible. You anticipate my mind in an amazing way. In the next part on conflict I am using a metaphor in which when es caping becomes futile. But you add a new thought "in my dealings i always offered this escape". What a great alterbnative.
I do hope to meet with you in person one day.
- Producer05/12/2017Why I WriteWhy I Write I have been pondering this query/statement lately and truth be told I have to admit;I am NOT a writer!Having said that however I have to say that I’m NOT a lot of things;- I’m not a Sailor- I’m not a...
Comments09/12/2017 #56 Louise SmithBTW
As I am a communicator, I am a writer!
I love writing ! Having said that I have to say that I love a lot of things;
- I am a Sailor
- I am an amateur naturalist/biologist/environmentalist
- I am a philosopher/psychologist
- I am a photographer
- I am a player of board games involving logic not chance
- I am a constructor of gardens, clothes and craft work
- I am a teacher/mentor
- I am a leader
AND I am also a Cook!
Most of us have many skills and talents that flow into each other like the flavours of Tiramisu09/12/2017 #55 Louise Smith@Randall Burns Your buzz is quite extensive highlighting some of beeBee's best. There are quite a few metaphors as well which enhance the flavour.
I think if you are a good speaker and a good communicator you are a good writer - you just have to try it. I often tell my clients to use the voice recorder on their mobile to record their thoughts and revelations. It's faster than writing, more organic and less intimidating. They don't have to play it to anyone and there's that software that can turn it into text.
I like how you describe how while writing, you can have an epiphany with your ideas changing and developing in totally unexpected paths.
I am often inspired to write a post after reading other writers. I can talk about anything to anybody so I can also write about anything. So I struggle with knowing what I want to write about. So I just experiment !
The last post I wrote https://www.bebee.com/producer/@louise-smith-state-of-queensland/why-do-we-make-decisions-that-don-t-pan-out just came to me out of the blue which is unusual for me.09/12/2017 #54 Louise SmithHi @Randall Burns
I see you wrote this buzz 4 days ago while I wrote mine on April 11 2017
I thought it was underdone / read so
I sent it to people who follow @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, who love eating, who often comment on my posts and whom I admire
Before becoming a psychologist 7 years ago, I was a high school teacher of Japanese and English for decades
So I have read literally 1000's of written works of all genres in both languages (and had to grade them !)
I guess this has made me a bit fatigued and it is difficult to maintain my attention (as I speed read and skim well too ) unless the content is engaging, thought provoking and like left overs - there's still something to think about the next day !06/12/2017 #45 Ken BoddieIt seems to me, Randy, your writing's a passion,
It flows from the soul and it follows no fashion,
You may think the kitchen's your real habitat,
But if you're not a writer, then I'll eat my hat.
Thanks for the mention, mate. From one 'non-writer' to another ..... keep non-writing!
Incidentally, are we talking 'loud but harmless' or 'silent but deadly'? 🤢06/12/2017 #44 Randall Burns#42 #43 Well Hello @Sara Jacobovici, great to hear from you and Thank You for the share. I had no idea you had that Hive and I've joined, LOL, more reading material for my "Bucket List", thankfully this is all "virtual" or I'd have to expand my library drastically. :-) I appreciate your thoughtful feedback.06/12/2017 #40 Lada 🏡 PrkicYour writing is delicious as the food and recipes you write about :)
I like your style and the joyous energy behind your words, and to me, you are a writer.
Yes, writing should be easy, but it's also hard when you write in a language that is not your mother tongue. I've chosen the harder way to start writing.
Wish you to keep this energy and the floodgates remain open. :-)
- Producer05/12/2017Quality ALWAYS wins in sales. Here's why.My key to success over the last 20 years in sales can often be boiled down to just one thing: “If you do the right “things” and execute well on the points that matter most, results will follow.”It hasn’t let me down yet - this mindset has helped me...
- Producer04/12/2017Personal Branding - Guys Should Look Good Too!Let’s take a minute to talk about toxic masculinity. This is the idea that society conditions men to behave in ways that are contrary not only to the best interests of society but to the best interests of the men themselves. If you’ve ever been told...
- Producer29/06/2017Of Zen, Motorcycles & HealthCareIt is that time of year again - riding season is in high swing and everybody is out enjoying their bikes. Few people are distracted by Fall or its consequences, especially coming into the Holiday weekend. But the 'Industry' is well aware of the...
Comments30/06/2017 #8 Brian McKenzie#6 Granted, some issues are congenital, genetic or accidental - but the statistics and history show that over 80% of care is directly related to personal choices and lifestyle issues. I should not be forced to pay for someone elses habits from my wallet. Especially not at the threat from the IRS.29/06/2017 #1 Harvey LloydI vote for Briancare 2020. Great comparison and thoughts. I believe the issue here is that the Government got the notion somewhere that they are the caregivers of everyone. We have many in our organization that refuse to buy any health insurance through our firm. Too Expensive. We subsidize 55% of the premium for them.
Healthcare is an issue but creating a fair system while others refuse to participate will be difficult.
Great post. Brian for President 2020
- ProducerIt’s Like Trying To Run On One LegOur focus on doing intellectual labor without the development of emotional intelligence is like trying to run a race on one leg. Intellect was never intended as a substitute for a lack of emotional intelligence. They were meant to work together...
- Producer15/11/2017Why Blogging Is Important"A Blog is neither a Dairy nor a Journal, but includes elements of both." When you consider the investment of time, effort, and money that you need to put into a blog for it to be successful, there’s no doubt that you’ve probably asked...
Comments16/11/2017 #2 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven#1 I also love to write, yet I will give most of my credit to others. An example is Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee buzz called https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/the-spontaneous-writer View more#1 I also love to write, yet I will give most of my credit to others. An example is Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee buzz called https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/the-spontaneous-writer. Go read this his buzz after my comment. My spark of an ideas comes from comments and other articles I read. I then begin to write as fast as possible before I forget what I was thinking. Close15/11/2017 #1 Proma 🐝 NautiyalGreat buzz, @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven! The advantages of blogging are so clearly outlined and explained. My favorite line "I love to turn one article into ten or twenty, by sharing them on sites like beBee, Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, and more."
Blogs because of their rich content help us in repurposing content in various other formats leading to more traffic and more engagement.
I am feeling motivated to write a new one for my website, right away. Thank you for this awesome post. Sharing!
- Producer09/11/2017The Social Network of EffectsThe scenario- two customers walk into a restaurant. One leaves happily. The other has lots of complaints about service, quality of food, friendliness of staff and high pricing of insufficient food. The complainer makes loud voices. He starts...
Comments13/11/2017 #73 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#72 @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA- I stary my reply from where you ended your splendid comment. Studiies havvve shown that unhap]y and churned customers become the most loyal if they are won back. To reverse the thinking of those customers isn't easy but, as youvsuggested, if a company can do that then a hard battle is won. I fully concur with your comment.13/11/2017 #72 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAI’d like to address your comments re customers who provide social reviews. Today many more are posting their reviews on social media, as your post suggests; their comments traveling at the speed of light over the Internet. Meaning a successful, profitable business can be brought to its knees, overnight, by a barrage of negative product/service comments or reviews. That said, these concerns can represent deep, serious company problems. Which a company can begin addressing with the help of these complaints. Plus, though time-consuming, I believe it’s necessary to actually have someone respond to these social reviews in order to let customers know the company understands the issues and their complaint isn’t falling on ‘deaf ears’. Bottom line, most unhappy customers can be turned into happy customers if you begin to show you are listening to them.12/11/2017 #70 Lada 🏡 Prkic#69 Interesting comparison of social medium with a reaction vessel (pot). To understand the behaviour of so many reactants in the vessel requires knowledge and dedication which you possess.
I am just an occasional user of social media and an independent observer. :-)12/11/2017 #69 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#68 Thank you dear @Lada 🏡 Prkic for your beautiful comment. You are right, and some of these social effects may be noticed on beBee. After all, it is a societal platform.
You do understand my intention of publishing this buzz. There are so many factors in play, and trying to understand fully what goes on is not an easy task. However; we may notice the emerging of few phenomena and you highlighted two of them.
I feel sometimes we are in a reaction pot. To predict the output with only two reactants in the pot can be straightforward. But, what if we have twenty nine reactants in the pot? I chose 29 because the graph as 29 social phenomena.
Can we predict? At least I can predict your good mind will help us understand more.12/11/2017 #68 Lada 🏡 PrkicDear Ali, I started reading your post by studying the title diagram. I have to commend your effort for making such a complex diagram. Some of the effects, such as the Ringelmann Effect, I found very applicable in explaining activities inside the large beBee groups.
All effects show that human social behaviour is such a complex and unpredictable variable.
It is particularly interesting to follow the flow of users on beBee. People come and go. Once ardent supporters of some people and very active users, suddenly vanished as if they've never been on the network. Some other suddenly have become strong supporters and, in a way, blind followers demonstrating the Ben Franklin "method" of social networking.
I would like to have time to identify the presence of these effects in the behaviour of my followers (including mine). It would be a very interesting project. :-)11/11/2017 #67 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#66 I am so glad you stopped here to write a great comment @Geoff Hudson-Searle. You raisee so many important issues. Social competency and the "third wheel" as new competitor to the social fabric.
I shall not be surprised to have new need by the name of smsrtphone competency.
I have noticed that some people are so busy with their smart phones to the extent that if they were on the same escalator with Bill Gates they shall not notice him.
Social distraction is an emeging phenomena. We used to say that there is no better substitute to face-to-face meetings. Now I wonder the validity of this. Disruption of the social structure is obvious.11/11/2017 #66 Geoff Hudson-Searle@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee thank you for mentioning this buzz, you may be aware that this is one of my push buttons and a subject that I am hugely passionate about. If you are emotionally attached to your smartphone and rely on it every waking minute, it will harm your relationships – I find most accidents happen with people texting when they walk, not to mention what happens when you are in their line of the street. The new education for humans is how to avoid being knocked over by the person texting on their smartphone. So how does social media affect interaction in our society? Will face-to-face communication ultimately diminish because of these new social technologies? These questions are ones that many researchers have found extremely intriguing since the advent and popularisation of social media in the last decade. Within this topic, social competency is an important ideal that most people strive towards, but there is evidence to support the claims that social media is actually harming people’s ability to interact competently in an offline setting.
Psychologists claim that increasing numbers of people in long-term partnerships are having to compete with their partner’s smartphone for attention, making it the ‘third wheel’ in their relationship. While technology has allowed us some means of social connection that would have never been possible before, and has allowed us to maintain long-distance friendships that would have otherwise probably fallen by the wayside, the fact remains that it is causing us to spread ourselves too thin, as well as slowly ruining the quality of social interaction that we all need as human beings.10/11/2017 #57 Edward LewellenDear friend, I can't help but think about the Dopamine Effect when reading this post. Each effect you describe is in response to receiving a "reward" of dopamine, or not. Each time someone 'Likes' a post, the author receives a "hit" of dopamine. The people exhibiting the Dunning-Kruger Effect receive a "hit" for feeling superior, the Ben Franklin Effect gives a "hit" in sending and receiving, etc. In the book "The Cyber Effect", it shows how people have become addicted to this reward drug that the brain produces. And, part of the addiction is like you describe when someone leaves a group or stops 'liking' someone's posts; it's because they are no longer receiving their 'hit'.10/11/2017 #56 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#49 @Harvey Lloyd- /ou bring an important issue that is a buzz on its own. "We often forget that training is not only for knowledge, but also emphasizes what is important". People have access to many resources of free and ppaid training material over the internet. So much information that the face-face training has to offer training on how to identify important material. The role of training has changed and repeating what is readily available is no more the objective of training.10/11/2017 #55 Lisa Vanderburg#49 Again, this is an idea you have given me more than once and great methodology! Everyone should do this (tailored to your type of business):
'Assume you are the manager of ten wait staff. Write a statement that describes success in a very tangible way. While you mentor quote it often, model it and watch how staff focus.'10/11/2017 #54 Lisa Vanderburg#48 Wise advice @Harvey Lloyd, 'Stopping a judgement wave that is coupled with agitation and i he do of misunderstood products or services will always look like a cover up. There is but one way to stop the wave, make the customer the spokesperson in the judgement removal.' Food means a faster turnaround, so the problem (if there is one) is a least immediate!
- Producer09/11/2017Thrashing What Everybody KnowsActions do speak louder than words. When you operate on the basis of "everybody knows" you enter into a world of hope, half-truths and heaps of pain. Examples: 1. Price Everybody knows that if you're product is the...
Comments11/11/2017 #9 Jerry Fletcher#4 John, Your description fits a lot of the work I've done. In general the decline in price over time can be expected. Many time the "promotional price" is there only to establish a product in the market and get early adopters to try it. The key is to look at each situation on its own and get all the data points you can.11/11/2017 #8 Jerry Fletcher#5 Phil, generally I agree with you. Funny thing about SAAS businesses is that when you have a significant differential over established products that is easily demonstrable in a market that is being constrained as the example was it is easy to establish the value after you've gone in at the low or mid-point and been told they would have accepted a price over their previous resource. That's why I prefer doing a little research on the front end of pricing to get a feel of what the value to potential customers might be. One of the beauties of working with Consultants and Professionals is that I can teach them how to coax out what their various solutions might be worth in prospect interviews and then write value-based proposals that get signed and frequently "sell" upgrades to additional "phases" of an engagement without having to do another proposal.10/11/2017 #5 Phil FriedmanExcellent piece, @Jerry Fletcher, solid advice. I have one tiny bone to oick, though. When it comes to pricing an entry offering, you say the price should reflect the value of the product or service to the purchaser. That is somewhat circular, since value is established by what someone has already paid. I suggest your point is made clearer by saying price should be in accord with what the market will bear.
The problem is a new entry into the market doesn’t yet know what the market will bear. So I advise my startup clients to price initially at the middle of the niche’s spread. Because, all other factors held constant, if one is as yet unproven, a price near the top will lead buyers to go with the firm that has the strongest longest track record (less risk), while a price near the bottom will lead a buyer to be suspicious of one’s qualifications, experience, and abilities. IMO, anyway. Cheers!10/11/2017 #4 John RylanceI agree Jerry with the piece about price. Especially with regard to technology items. Often they start as luxury items few can afford, move on towards must have items, and eventually become essential items. Linked to this they start expensive and become cheaper over time. In many cases becoming smaller more compact and easier to use.
Although sometimes things start at an introductory price. At X until Y when it will be Z.
It's knowing and listening to market forces.
- Producer09/11/2017Success has a Code... III ACT 'The Power of Nothing...'So you did... So you have visited those coaches, motivation speakers, bought books, read all about the law of attraction, seen all there is to see about the secret and yet .... you have the feeling, or experience, it isn't working, it isn't adding...
- Producer09/11/2017HOW TO USE SEO TO GENERATE EFFECTIVE RESULTSSearch engine optimization or SEO can generate sales when there is no sale. SEO can help in bringing new customers to your website if it has been engaged properly. Search engines are effectively used to generate searches enormously. Google, Bing or...
- Producer07/11/2017Are We Screwed?If history ha taught us anything, we're our own worst enemy. It's called distraction and we're all guilty.“I don’t want my body to be a distraction from my talent or my brain.” Shania TwainContrary to popular opinion, the Roman Empire didn’t fall...
Comments07/11/2017 #1 Kazi Najib AshrafInteresting write-up Robert, I really enjoyed it. I have also been searching for this answer for quite some time but distraction is definitely a key reason. As a Muslim residing in the Middle East, I do not see myself or anyone that I know of having any intention of taking over any culture or country at all. I was educated in Texas and North Carolina and I left and have been working in the Middle East since then. You have to trust me that Muslims have no desire of taking over any country and acts of a few should not be plastered over the whole community. I will be happy to correspond with you as dialogue is always a way forward but you have to define another boogie man for now. Take Care and I would appreciate your reply Najib
- Producer02/11/2017The Small, but Great BuildersJust review the following findings and the facts they reveal: - Ants colonies may contain 5,000-2,000,000 individuals - There are millions of neurons in the brain, each producing its own electrical signals. These combined signals generate...
Comments03/11/2017 #36 Savvy RajThe Simple truth holds all the complex potential
In an untangled arrangement.
The very arrangement is a fodder for imagination
For continuity in ingenuity.....
Sharing these lines from my earlier buzz ... for I felt these lines of thought reflect in your inspiring buzz here today03/11/2017 #33 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#29 part 2
The other segment that captured my attention @🐝 Fatima G. Williams is "So freedom of choice and the ability to enjoy simple rules comes at a price of being ready to add value". This is what I mentioned in my earlier comment. But you expressed it far better than I. Thank you my friend.
I extend the invitstion to @David B. Grinberg to share his wisdom03/11/2017 #32 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#29 dear @🐝 Fatima G. Williams- your maturity coupled with wisdom are simply gorgeous. I could write now a buzz building on your eloquent comment. You actually responded to most comments that preceded yours.
You wrote "Self-organisation and simple rules go well together ONLY if it driven behind values and the purpose of why an organization exists". Self-organizing is an emerging phenomena thst result from the interactions of simple rules They are not planned and are rewards for respecting them.03/11/2017 #30 AnonymousThank you dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for sharing your interesting post as usual very provoking...Nature is one thing that human being tries to copy but politics steer it differently. "To appreciate the circumstances in each particular case, such is the essential role of the chief. Since he knows them, measures them, exploits them, he is victorious because he ignores them, judges them badly, neglects them, he is defeated." Charles de Gaulle.03/11/2017 #29 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsThese simple rules should focus on two important things dear Ali Anani - That the individual and the organizations grow together, add more value to self and the group as a whole. Because manipulation and deceit have become the order of the day and it is this practice that leads organizations to their doom and creates monster managers. @David B. Grinberg might have something of great value to add to your intriguing buzz here.
Self-organisation and simple rules go well together ONLY if it driven behind values and the purpose of why an organization exists. Like the termites who work to make sure the colony stays healthy, each termite has a role to play and he must remember that all times. So freedom of choice and the ability to enjoy simple rules comes at a price of being ready to add value and knowing that, "When we compete against everyone else, no one wants to help us. But when we compete against ourself, everyone wants to help us.” - Simon Sinek03/11/2017 #24 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#20 you have very good points at @Phil Friedman. Your concerns are valid. In life we don't get any thing for nothing. No free ride as they say. To have complete free of choice and belong to a society is a free ride. We have two needs in having our free choices and to belonging. The compromise is to have simple rules that balances both choices.
In complex systems it is simple rules that reward the balancing of the two choices by having the emergence into new systems. Comlplex systems look for efficiency and workability and not optimization. Find a working solution and move. Optimization is short-lived because the environment keeps changing. What is optimal today is not optimal tomorrow.
If we wish to have complete freedom of choice. Well then like oil and water- each keeps its identity, but separated.
Regards03/11/2017 #21 Jerry FletcherDr. Anani, simplifying the rules in an organization WHILE GRANTING THE EMPLOYEE FREE WILL TO ACT has the greatest positive impact I have seen. But, humans seeM intent to control and complexify to the utmost extent possible.
The systems in your examples don't have free will.03/11/2017 #20 Phil Friedman#14 Thank you for the candid answer, Dr. Anani, it is always helpful to understand what someone’s underlying assumptions are. In this case that the efficient operation of the system trumps all, including the welfare of the individuals who comprise it. I could be wrong, but my guess is that you also see the system (business, nation state, society, hive) as having an emergent being separate and distinct from that of its members. Which, when it comes to social values, I personally reject. Of course, to each his own. Cheers!02/11/2017 #19 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#18 @Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl- your observation is correct. Survival is a great motivation for cooperation and collaboration. We have big numbers in armies but what they do mostly is aggression not destinef for survival.
I have to point out here that most creatures if get crowded voluntarily a group seek an
alternative place. Bees do this for example. In few cases some insects may become predators of their own species. They behave like humans do.02/11/2017 #18 Antoinette Capasso-BackdahlIt strikes me that those examples are not concerned with crowdiness but more concerned about survival. They are not self destructing or programming their own species to self destruct. Which makes humans the dumbest of all species for falling into the SEA of FISH HOOKS.
- Producer02/11/2017Sometimes There Is A Value Of Having Internet Trolls.Sometimes There Is A Value Of Having Internet Trolls.A few years ago, I decided to start a Facebook Group so as to share my relationship knowledge and observations with others. I did this in order to also develop a social media presence and to build...
Comments02/11/2017 #3 John RylancePerhaps this definition of a Troll will help counteract their effect.
A Troll is a humanoid creature described as stupid and dangerous, who lives away from human habitation. (Based on Norwegian Folk Law) The Norwegians classify them by where they are found tree trolls, river trolls etc. I think the description fits the Internet troll. It would be a misnomer to term them social media trolls.02/11/2017 #1 John RylanceTwo thoughts spring to mind from my time working with children experiencing behaviour problems. Firstly "Don't feed the Dragon" that is it avoid doing or saying the things that will trigger inappropriate behaviour. Secondly rather ignoring the behaviour try and focus on something more positive or which diverts some of the problem away from you.
In the cases you describe I would be tempted to take a step back, open the comments up for discussion, ask the opinions of others etc.
Sometimes this will cause the person to reflect and not necessarily agree, but modify tone down their language, particularly if others are taking the same line as you.
There is a possible answer to make them think "I respect what you're saying, but I don't like the way you express it"
I agree blocking and deleting is an (final) option.
- Producer26/10/2017Customer Service Interaction SkillsA few years ago I was working for the No.1 name in customer service skillz among fortune 500 companies as one of their outsourced call handlers. I actually liked the job and the customers who called in with their mixed bag of issues, complaints and...
Comments29/10/2017 #15 Erroll -EL- WarnerGreat!. Well presented. I wrote an article on LinkedIn called, "Custome Engagement". That entailed instore customer contact.The reason why I posted on LinkedIn because I tried posting it on --"bebee"-- but wasn't able to get it posted. It was well received. Organizations need to take time out to train their associates. Effective Communication is key to all business operation.28/10/2017 #13 Don Philpott☘️#11 Afternoon Dr. @Dorothy Cooper - you're very right...ven though I can't claim the ideas. They are the accumulated and distilled customer service tricks and tips of Microsoft, Honda and IBM. Teaching that answering a phone is not innate and skills need to be learned, tuned and tweaked...great training. Thanks commenting (and sharing:), D26/10/2017 #3 Randall BurnsExcellent post @Don Philpott☘️, and while many of these concepts are basics it is a great reminder and also training tool. Regardless what business any of us are in there is a professional protocol to follow with customers/clients/guests and can even be applied to dealing with competitors, suppliers, service personnel. It is a two way street. As I think you're aware Don this is especially important in the food service industry, our business is "make or break" on our service attitude.
- Producer22/10/2017Sporadic ThoughtsI am in the mood of sharing some idea that sprang my head rather sporadically. I hope you find them relevant. Quite often we say stretch the muscles of your mind. Quite surprisingly, the brain has no muscles. So, can we stretch nothing? If we...
Comments25/10/2017 #55 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#54 exactly @Yolanda Ávila - Kaizen Proyectos. We need to be ready for unexpected events by learning. There is slso the simulation to adapt to new situations should they come. Changes are very fast and we find ourselves in situations that we are not ready. I therefore in compliance withbyour idea "How? Learning new things, overcoming cognitive challenges, etc. There are no better stretches!".25/10/2017 #54 Yolanda Ávila - Kaizen ProyectosIn my opinion, Ali, the best brain gymnastics is the creation of new brain synapses. How? Learning new things, overcoming cognitive challenges, etc. There are no better stretches!
And ...... To leave the mind blank, without thinking of anything, is also a good exercise for our brains.
I share two of my personal slogans:
''Be patient, do not compare yourself, be your own guide''.
''Keep the control inside, Let it happen abroad''
Regards!25/10/2017 #52 Sara JacoboviciThe work out I get from reading your buzzes @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee results in expanding my outlook. You integrate so many elements of the process necessary to move towards a successful outcome, as @Gert Scholtz (#13) writes, "outcome focus and process focus". What I would like to contribute to the preparation phase is establishing the "why". If you have a clear sense of why you're in the process to begin with, why prepare, why be in the event, you will not need to "think", you are in the "know". You have a clear sense of what is happening; how you got there, where you are, the why of it all. And yes, I agree with @Debasish Majumder's (#6) discussion about the senses. The senses always provide input and influence the response of the central nervous system and translates experience into meaning. I appreciate how @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal (#26) introduces the factor of control into the discussion. She says that although we don't have control of what others do, we always have control over what we do. Thanks again Dr. Ali for a dynamic discussion.23/10/2017 #42 Jerry FletcherAli, Thank you for once again for "stirring the little grey cells." The flow state you describe only comes in my view after practice, practice and more practice. Even when one is considered an expert there is a need to stretch and build upon previous accomplishments. Once one has depth, it is wise to acquire width. once sight is satisfied, we must move on to the other senses and come back full circle to where we began.23/10/2017 #40 Tausif Mundrawala#39 Sir you are the one to make this platform more as an open university rather than a mere post. I have always enjoyed reading all your buzzes as it has always brought out the best in me. Am glad to be a part of this wonderful group.
Keep penning more, Sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee23/10/2017 #38 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#32 great comment @Harvey Lloyd. Yes we cool down the expectations of customers if are attentive to their demand. You remind me of a known story. It ia about a foreign manufacturer designed solar cookers. His main target was Indian villages who used to collect wood for cooking. Poor wives had to do the collection almost daily. It turned that the idea fell down for many reasons. One of them that lunchtime was late and close to sunset. A major social factor was husbands were asked to spend more time at home because the wives no more needed to collect wood. The husbands objected that food cooked in solar cookers was not good because it didn't mix spices properly. We need to understand customers first.23/10/2017 #37 Tausif Mundrawala#36 Sir I like indulging myself in such intellectual topics because it reflects me my understanding of the topic and I can learn a lot from you experienced friends. You have always sited examples which were of great help to me including the previous one.
Thank you so much for your compliment, my friend @Harvey Lloyd23/10/2017 #36 Harvey Lloyd#33 To close out the discussion of customer service i would add that after fully being able to reflect the perspective of the customer, we need not stop there. Especially if the customer is dissatisfied about some aspect of the product or service. Upon completing the understanding aspect to the customers satisfaction, then ask how they would like to proceed.
A long tale shorten here. A major retailer of the 80's called in a negotiator as a product, wood stove, had not performed as described. The new owners opened the door to their stove and hot coals rolled out and burned the carpet. The complaint had made it through the store, region and now central office. Not wanting it to go higher the negotiator met with the customers.
He listened as they described the issues and reflected it back to their satisfaction. He then asked how can we make this complaint right. They asked for a small non flammable rug that they could put over the spot. The negotiator carried them to the nearest store and asked the manager there to give them what ever rug they choose.
Being understood is the first priority, the second is asking what they want. Dont assume they want the moon. Even if they do want the moon, its only a starting place. I believe you will find that once someone feels understood their expectations of resolution come way down.
Great discussion, you ask some awesome questions and make great points.23/10/2017 #35 Harvey Lloyd#30 We find in our past, present and future exactly what we look. The real question is why do we look? Can we truly solve our present by solving the past, or by predicting the future? The gift is the present moment we stand within. The moment can dictate its outcome if we let it.
A graveyard is full of people who weighed the past and predicted the future, did they live within the moment is the question.
- Producer22/10/2017Let's Go Digital With 'Less Paper'Ugh...how sometimes some typical jobs entail piles of paperwork, more filing and extra filing cabinets.One typical company, after keeping score of box files in cabinets for a decade, finally moved the load of documents to the archives. That’s the...
Comments24/10/2017 #9 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI could not agree more @Mohammed A. Jawad. I was so excited in the early 90's when they said computers would get rid of all the extra paper work. It doubled in my opinion and I still don't see people being mindful about changing that. Yes, some do.. but old habits seem to die very hard.23/10/2017 #8 Wayne Yoshida@Mohammed A. Jawad - wasn't there a funny episode of The Office about going paperless? The corporate Hq wanted to go paperless. But since the company sells paper, this didn't make sense, so David Brent at The Office makes up procedures to increase paper use, and drives up sales. . . .23/10/2017 #7 Proma 🐝 NautiyalAbsolutely agree with you, @Mohammed A. Jawad. This is an important matter which can help in decreasing wastage, increasing efficiency & space. I love writing on paper, reading hardcover books, covering my study and fridge with post its, but I am still trying my best to digitize every record I can.23/10/2017 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorExcellent buzz and I agree. My last employer was trying to go paperless, and they did to an extent. Unfortunately, there are some that can't function without paper and hopefully, they will soon realize the benefits of going paperless.23/10/2017 #2 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsExcellent post @Mohammed A. Jawad. I agree with Jerry. Our company is going that direction. There are very few filing cabinets available in our new offices. The only paper I deal with are count sheets I send to the warehouse because laptops don't make sense and are cost prohibitive. Everything else I do is digital. I like having a desk that is not covered in paper, I feel more efficient. Now if I can only get my computer filing system streamlined! :-)22/10/2017 #1 Jerry FletcherMohammed, Would that it could be so. I've watched companies try to legislate a digital office. It doesn't work because people are so used to reading printed material. The solution is to allow printing of documents at the individual level but no filing capability other than digital. That minimizes the stored or kept data while forcing the benefits of availability of digital files to the entire organization.
- Producer22/10/2017Whatever It TakesSome would call me a "workaholic", including me at timesLately I've been examining my motivations when it comes to my work habits and I've reached a conclusion; I like working and the sense of accomplishment when I overcome a hurdle or solve a...
Comments24/10/2017 #35 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsI make sure I take time to be sociable, even took a trip to the beach with Lisa Gallagher, but even then I worked several hours a day, 2 full days, one planned because Monday is always a long day and my 'help' messed up a report and I had to fix it on another day. That was a planned working vacation though and it's why I brought all my paraphernalia with me. But I had my hours on the beach every morning, watching the sunrise and then a cup of coffee in one hand and a book in the other. Then about 9 or 10 I head back in and work until 2 or 3 then it was back to the beach while Lisa did her sightseeing and photography. It was a perfect vacation for me! Though the 3 story townhouse played havoc on my back and I was in pain by the end of the week. Sad, but I survived and will live to work another day! LOL24/10/2017 #33 Pamela 🐝 Williams#29 My best ideas come early in the morning; a cup of coffee in one hand and a casual stroll in the courtyard or on my treadmill. I have a bad back and hips so I have to walk every morning to work the stiffness out and I've found is a great time to contemplate the day and the different metrics I need to attack and how I'm going to formulate them24/10/2017 #32 Pamela 🐝 Williams#27
Well Ken, I like figuring things out, finding solutions, and I've always been that way; ALWAYS. When I was a kid I can remember coming up with ideas to accomplish things; like how can I reach that limb that is 10 feet above my head? I taught myself to braiding a rope from tree bark, tie a rock at the end, do a sling shot throw over the limb, and scale the side of the tree. I problem solve to get where I want to be.
Would I rather be doing what I do in the Environmental Industry? You Betcha, but I would be doing the same thing; research, data manipulations, number manipulation, all to solve problems; it's me in every aspect of my life. If anything I have to NOT solve problems for people that don't want me solving them.
I would rather play with data than play pool(That's billiards for you I guess) as an example; there is a purpose to it and I'm a purpose driven person.
Though if I had my choice I would rather ride a bike for miles until I drop, but I can't anymore, so if it's a failure I'm avoiding its the failure that I can't do all the athletic stuff I used to. And I really can't without severe pain and paying a bigger price down the road. So are there other things I'd rather do? Sure there is; doesn't mean I love what I do less.
As for failure; Been there done that, been knocked so low I didn't think I would ever crawl out, more than once. But then that ole problem solver came out and I did. I don't fear failure, survived it too many times to fear it any more. As I said; been there, done that, survived and lived to problem solve another day.23/10/2017 #31 Jerry FletcherHello. My name is Jerry and I am a serial workaholic. I'll roll along making sure I close the door to my home office each evening and assuring that I get out and meet folks in person and taking part in the art world hereabouts. Then, all of a sudden I find that I haven't left the house except to buy groceries and this is the 4th or 5th day in sweats and then I hit the wall and can't get up the energy to work. That lasts a few days while I forcibly take myself by the scruff of the neck and go see a movie, ask a friend to dinner or take in a concert. Sometimes it takes as much as a week to get back into gear. My early warning system is when I suddenly stop producing two or three blogs a week. (Yes, there will be a couple this week.)23/10/2017 #29 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal@Pamela 🐝 Williams I can't thank you enough for writing this. I needed to read this. I am not sure how much of it I will actually be able to implement when it comes to addressing the "issue," but I am so happy to read your take on the matter. It felt like I am reading about myself. I am a workaholic and love being one. Work is my "me" place. It calms me. Health issues have cropped up and I had to take breaks in between. Learnt to take a break every one hour to stretch and walk ten steps.
The three issues you described are the exact three that I have faced myself. I can't even bring myself to delegate work. And coming up with ideas during times that I am off-work has become such a routine that now I know when exactly I will be getting the brightest ideas: when I am sipping tea or watching Suits.
You are awesome and I am so happy to have met you over beBee. Thank you once again for the great buzz.23/10/2017 #28 Harvey LloydYou just wrote my entrepreneurial biography. I lost the reasons for being one along the way. But it was a rehab rentering family life and finding new ways to satisfy my torrid business nature. In my life there are no questions that cant be answered and outcomes to match. Hard to turn off.
What i could really identify with was the change process. Many around me were totally OK with me absorbing the responsibility and running the front end of the wagon, up the hill. The responses when i began to engage as part of the team and not the race horse was a little surprising. They thought i was depressed, trifling or some other less than an astronaut label.
Sometimes i do pull to the point of the wagon. But not as often as i used too. I can say that when i do though the first thought with most is i am being aggressive. Odd turn of events. But i figure if i am pulling out front the team has had their go at the issue and have stalled or challenged beyond their capacity to manage.
Great post. Do keep in mind that work is a means to an end. The end you describe. When work becomes the end then the means will destroy you.23/10/2017 #27 Ken BoddieMuch food for thought for many here, Pam. I’ve only two things to ask you. But first I’ll explain that I used to work ridiculous hours and get the occasional buzz at the end of the odd project completed or goal achieved, but oh the constant stress for the most part Now I am fortunate to work part time doing what I absolutely love and am very fortunate to be able to choose when and for how long I work. So back to you, Pam, and those question.
1. Do you love your work, or just the buzz at the very end of a lot of stress?
2. What motivates you ..... love of work or fear of failure?
My name is Ken and I’m a workaholic, but I enjoy regular therapy with my family, friends and hobbies.22/10/2017 #21 Zacharias 🐝 VoulgarisIndeed! With the right mindset, work can be a way for self-realization and a great source of joy. Of course, when you work for someone who sees work as merely a means to make money, then it's much harder to do any of that. However, if the discipline of work comes not from the people around you but from yourself, then things change and this may actually be visible to those around you. After all, at the end of the day, the only person you are truly accountable to is your own self. Everyone else is merely a facilitator in your work journey (aka career), or in some case an obstructer. But the only real obstruction in one's journey is one's own self...22/10/2017 #20 Pamela 🐝 Williams#11 Exactly Cyndi. When my daughter was young and needed me; then I needed to fight for my time with her and meeting her needs but now I have an empty nest and I have only to answer to myself. I spent the entire afternoon with my girl yesterday; having a few beers and people watching at her college homecoming, then we went out for a fabulous dinner. Not once did my job put a damper on our time. She knew I would pull out my computer and work today; she knows me well and accepts that I am who I am!
"That's Mom, it's what makes her happy" is what she would say.22/10/2017 #19 Pamela 🐝 Williams#12 Thanks for the wonderful comment Franci. I was recently given 'help' and I have to admit that I'm struggling with trust. Every mistake is like a affirmation; see...no one can do it like I can!!! Bad, bad, bad attitude. So I'll go in Monday and hopefully turn it into a mentoring opportunity instead of acting like a smug martyr22/10/2017 #18 Pamela 🐝 Williams#15 A long time since I heard a good Yoda quote! Well, except on the Big Bang Theory
I understand Randall, food service can be like that for a lot of people, it was for me. It truly is an art...well I guess that's why they call it the culinary arts... Duh :-) There is nothing like setting a dish in front of a customer and it looks so good the customer hesitates...their anticipation of that first bite becomes almost as enjoyable as the meal itself.
- Producer16/10/20175 steps to starting your social e-commerce script businessSocial ecommerce script business is entirely emerging in a new form of business rather than other online business. The process follows up simple and stable concepts to be involved as a start-up it is being main aspect to be considered.Steps to...
- Producer15/10/2017Why Embracing Personal Branding Seems So Difficult To Many? (And How to Overcome it)It has been 2 months since I joined beBee. I happened to come across it when I followed Javier 🐝 beBee on Twitter. I was curious to find out what beBee was. As soon as I signed up, I realized that it was a personal branding and affinity networking...
Comments17/10/2017 #38 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#36 Those are are some awesome numbers @Jim Cody 🐝 Brand Ambassador. It makes me feel like I am on the right track. Need to put in a lot more work to get there, someday. Hoping to learn from your experience in personal branding, in the process. Thank you for your comment and kind share.16/10/2017 #34 Harvey Lloyd#18 Being of what i think is your generation i do see similarities in the school of thought from yesteryear. I would also think that similar concepts were considered as we transferred from letter writing to phone calls to fax machines. It seems that each time we make a technological leap in communications we develop new ways to do similar things. Gutenberg started this mess.
Specifically in this case the "personal brand". I sense that this is the new generational prospects of the resume, differentiating one's self from the herd. This is a game that as more differentiated the more they become the same. I thought our generation's rejection of "the man" was interesting as we embraced our own rules and became "the man". We got what we wanted.
Technology comes with both ends of the spectrum, the good and the bad, as you and Phil discussed. I believe the personal branding label is here to stay for a while. I would be more interested in hearing your thoughts on personal brand going forward.
How would you instruct your daughter if she was hell bent on personal branding as a viable option? (I had to answer this question, while having a similar viewpoint. So would really like to hear your advice. You can't cop out here, you have to give good advice to a 27 year old daughter that is going to take the path anyway. Thought i would add a little pressure. All in jest, but would like to hear your conversation.) A hint mine started with AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, well, long silence, i'll get back to you.16/10/2017 #30 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#27 That's true @Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand Marketer. It takes a lot of time to understand and build on this concept. Thanks to beBee I can now learn from the best. :-)
I would like to thank you for the knowledge and experience, in this subject, you share with us through your writings and lives.16/10/2017 #27 Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand MarketerI understand it takes many years to understand about this important subject, I understand your angle entirely, writing great content and engaging with people is so important to build your brand, (as you do) it is pointless having a brand if you don’t bother to tell anyone about it...#2616/10/2017 #26 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#24 Thank you for giving my buzz a read, @Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand Marketer. It is this point of limited information or not having enough information is what I am trying to cover. Raising awareness about the concept by sharing my story and how it benefitted me.16/10/2017 #23 Proma 🐝 NautiyalThank you for your comment, @Harvey Lloyd. You are right about not mixing up social and professional brands together, as they are what personal brand is a product of. People often don't see the thin line between the two spaces. I let myself merge the two, multiple times, but I always remember not to share my personal/social opinions in my work space. That is nothing but detrimental. This is a very strong point and I truly appreciate it.16/10/2017 #22 Harvey LloydI can only speak for myself but personal branding seems a little selfish in its definition. Who am i to place myself out there in some formal way while expecting others to enjoy the brand? I have since come to understand that the word brand has morphed into a broader definition than my generation gave.
I would say that personal branding as i understand it would be better served if it were stated as professional branding and social branding. The two are quite different. In my professional life i socialize within a purpose and a team. Where my social branding is for me personally to share journeys and gain wisdom. The former i don't have much control over in the who may show up as a customer, employee or vendor, it's based on the purpose/need.
My social brand is where i control who i socialize with and gain wisdom from. Two very different scenarios. I am not a fan of merging the two in my determining professional associations. Labels have separated us and i believe is becoming a segregation of professionals.
I believe true professionals who operate in a team environment can leave their social opinions in the car before they approach work. The Team, The Purpose accompanied by Goals are the focus. Certainly our social opinions should drive our decisions and choices but they are not to be used to pigeon hole another team mate in a right wrong discussion.
Within a team the diversity of opinions from , christians, muslims, democrats, republicans, cultures and atheists can all be heard and presented as part of the success. I may not be able to socially agree with your beliefs, but in the professional world i don't have too, i need you to "apply" your beliefs and strategies towards the purpose and the goal. I don't sell my social within a professional environment.
Selling your social agenda here is a good way to extend your career into another job atmosphere.16/10/2017 #20 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#15 @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt I read your buzz, thank you so much for your kind mention. However, I am unable to comment there, I have written it down on a word file and will try again in sometime. Till then, please let me know if you can see my comment on your buzz, I had hit comment almost 10 times, hope it is not appearing there, 10 times. :-)16/10/2017 #19 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#18 Sir, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, I understand your point. You are against people being used as resources. Which is absolutely fine. The nomenclature makes the concept seem wrong. It is up to us to make it right. We need to be resourceful, instead of just being a resource. And to be resourceful we need knowledge, power, confidence which will come from more exposure. It is this exposure that I wish everyone has. Instead of working their daily jobs, people should invest in their personal growth.
My entire buzz is trying to help people come out of the mindset of depending on one constant. Valuing themselves more, as each and every one of us houses way more potential than what we give ourselves credit for.
Society has an ugly way of snubbing down every unique idea or a new thought. I want people to uphold theirs without any inhibitions.
- Producer13/10/20173 Tips To Using Competition EffectivelySo if you’re like most people, you probably look at your competition as the enemy. Don’t feel bad because 99% of people do. But is this true? Can your competition be used to your benefit, even get you leads, and earn you money?Think of problems as...
Comments14/10/2017 #9 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven#8 Agreed. First thank you for your share. I have always liked Galatians 6:4-5 "4 Don’t compare yourself with others. Just look at your own work to see if you have done anything to be proud of. 5 You must each accept the responsibilities that are yours."
I enjoy competition because for me it is like having running buddy in a marathon. When I am tired, and I see my friend keep going and they reach their next goal, it is like them whispering in my ear, "KEEP GOING."14/10/2017 #8 Judy OlbrychGreat tips, @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven. It makes sense to track every accomplishment. It's easy to dismiss the positive when focusing on what needs to be fixed. And we especially need the confidence and optimism a positive outlook brings when we represent/sell our own products/services. I'm adding my favorite Joan Rivers quote: "Ignore your competition. A Mafia guy in Vegas gave me this advice: 'Run your own race, put on your blinders.' Don’t worry about how others are doing. Something better will come."13/10/2017 #7 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven#2 @David B. Grinberg made a great point I want to enlighten for myself. If I ever use a name in any of my articles of a follow Bee, I will include a link to their profile. If their is no link, the name I am using is of a fellow associate the world is unlikely to know.13/10/2017 #6 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven#2 @David B. Grinberg great point. Last night I listen to Dave Dravecky. Dave Dravecky is a former MLB player for the San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants. When his pitching arm was amputated in 1991, Dave began a grueling journey to search for a new identity and sense of value. He said that the reason that we went back to pitcher after his first surgery is because he needed to answer that "What IF" question. His competition was himself. He was more happy to have a definite answer of not being able to play baseball again then wondering for the rest of his life.
This is life having both a Dream, a Vehicle to achieve it, yet never trying. The question of "What If' will follow forever.13/10/2017 #2 David B. GrinbergThanks for the excellent tips, Preston. FYI - Let me just state for readers that I'm not the "David" referred to in your blogging buzz.
While I think it makes sense to observe your competition, I'm also of the mind that one's most challenging competition is, well...oneself!
This is because too many people fall prey to fear, doubt and lack of confidence when viewing high-level competition. However, at least half the battle is sometimes convincing yourself that no one can stop you from effectively competing against anyone, period. Some other helpful factors -- in addition to raw talent and ability -- are luck, timing, persistence and perseverance. Many people face failure not because they have tried so hard for so long, but because they have given up to early and easily.
At least that's my take.
- Producer12/10/2017Mix mind, body, games and nature to grow great teams and leadersA past client reflects on what stuck for him|Recently, a past client gave me some feedback about our distinctive work together. I had checked in to ask whether that was paying off for him. Over a year ago, he and nine of his peers had partnered...
Comments12/10/2017 #2 Laura J. Nigro, MS ● SciEnspire! LLC#1 Thanks a bunch, Kevin — for your praise, but even more so for your linkage: intention + perception —> behavior —> (work) environment. Which all flows into, and creates, the cultures we inhabit. Understanding the physiology at play here is so important, and so overlooked!
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