- 02/12/2016My work has been published to Zen Living Magazine! 5 Simple Tips to Master Meditation. Written for "The Meditation Coach", David Sandercott. Article #2 is in the making!5 Simple Tips to Master Meditationwww.zenlivingmagazine.com 5 Simple Tips to Master Mediation with David Sandercott, PT 1 of a 5...
- Producer02/12/2016Perfectionism from a Perfectionist, the Light & Dark SideOh perfectionism. That voice that taunts day-in and day-out whispering echos in the back of our head, "this isn't good enough", "nobody will like this", "everyone will notice this article photo is not exactly the right size...." “I’m a...
Comments03/12/2016 #11 Emily Forget (Newbee!)#9 Ah yes, I can understand the challenge with dyslexia. I empathize, that must be tough especially with perfectionist tendencies! I'm diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and it doesn't mix well with perfectionism either. Thank you for sharing that personal piece of information. I stand up to my reciprocity rule = You shared something with me, and so I share back. :-)02/12/2016 #10 Harvey LloydPerfectionism like any designation of character can be to extremes. I have several perfectionists within our midst at work and socially. I find it to be a strength. I have the energy and courage to get to 80%, the perfectionists have the courage and strength to get the last 20%. So like anything in over indulgence perfection could be a draw back but with good skills of when to apply themselves, they are all that you said, @Emily Forget (Newbee!)02/12/2016 #9 Max Carter#7 For me it's the constant drive to give my best no matter what I do and realizing and embracing that I am still human and will make mistakes and that is OK.
I give myself the freedom to let certain things slip so I can focus on the areas where I feel I can't afford to bring anything but my level best. I type for shit and anyone who is in a chat session with me can give witness to that. I have dyslexia and it's why I I have to let it go when I want to get mad at myself for typos in my buzzes.
I read it 3 times and still miss stuff due to the dyslexia. Having to admit this allows me to see how perfect I will never be and that this idea of perfect is just that, an idea that in reality causes a lot of suffering for those who try to live the idea of perfect.02/12/2016 #3 Emily Forget (Newbee!)#2 HA! So you noticed that! There it is, the perfectionism, lol! Some reflection on that :-) HOW MUCH does it matter about the couple mis-aligned bullets? Does it indicate that I am a bad writer or I can't properly use the beBee Producer function - NO! There are mistakes everywhere and they do not mean you are less than. Great comment Zacharias, have a super day!
- Producer01/12/2016A bucketful of mentorshipI was once asked to write a post to honor my mentor. My immediate response was, "Which one should I honor?" You don't get much of anywhere in life by having a mentor, you get somewhere by having lots of mentors. If I wrote a post honoring one of...
Comments02/12/2016 #2 Randy KehoI, too, owe a lot to my many mentors. However, you don't always realize that someone has been a mentor until the years have passed.
They're like the parents you once thought were so far out of touch that they couldn't possibly provide any true guidance.
How many of us eventually woke up to that misnomer?
Thanking them should be on your "bucket list."
- Producer01/12/2016Paul's Blog: Examine Your CoreWhen was the last time you examined the core of what you are all about? Ask yourself questions like: What business am I in? Do I really love what I do for work? What have I done for the most important people in my life lately? Am I taking or am I...
- Producer30/11/2016Morning Routines for EntrepreneursAs Entrepreneurs, our days are always long, there’s never enough time to get what we need to get done and sleep is one of those things we never think we’re getting enough of. Which is most likely why I used to (and by used to, I mean 2 weeks...
Comments30/11/2016 #1 Jared WieseHal Elrod's book is a MUST READ!! I agree, the night-before prep is key and you CAN wake without an alarm if you are mentally set for it!
Shared in The Miracle Morning (TMM) hive.
I have listened to as many podcasts or videos as I can on TMM. In the book (Chapter 7) and in these videos, he found that you can do the 6 SAVERS in 6 minutes for those days when you are really busy - and still get close to 75% of the value! I came up with a process to incorporate TMM with the Five Minute Journal. I call it Six Minute Scribing:
You can search twitter for #SixMinuteScribing.
I am shooting for the books, "15 minutes at a time” habit too.
Have you heard about the Facebook community?
- ProducerStep Back From the PaintingArticle from my Blog FreedomSometimes your view on something is like standing to close to a picture. Now, imagine that you are standing nose to nose to a painting. All that you see is a worm on a hook. You have gathered all the details from what you...
- ProducerUnderstanding (Ability to Learn)Article from Freedom To succeed in Business is all about one’s Mindset. One’s Mindset will mold their heart, which will create their words, making their actions, thus ending in their Results. When someone does not like what their results...
- ProducerInspirational Books About Self-building And MarketingArticle from Freedom One’s daily audios and daily Reading is a so important to mold their heart and mild. I wanted to share some of the books and authors that I love to learn from. The Bible The Bible is my foundation and the...
- Producer“A Horse and It’s Rider”Article from Freedom Have you every heard of the metaphor of the “Horse and it’s Rider”. Let me explain. Usually the rider can guide the horse wherever he or she wants it to go, and the horse will follow. This will easily happen unless...
- Producer29/11/2016What do You, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and Bono have in common?It's easy to tell you what you likely DON'T have in common with them - fame, fortune, and good looks...Okay, Fame and fortune... ... but here's what you DO have in common with Bill, Warren, and Bono. 24 hours in a day, and a sphere of influence....
Comments30/11/2016 #12 Mohammed SultanKevin Pashuk.I always like such light posts which feature the real meaning of success.Although each one of those titans was driven by different motives,all were able to go against the logic of many others and their unprecedented success took place in the framework of their high expectations about their business.
They have achieved spectacular success not because of their core skills or experience or qualification ,but because they have the passion ,the will and the motivation to keep going and not to regress to mediocrity or spectacular failure.I wonder whether those people have applied their own creativity or have been inspired by Aristotle when he quoted-success is a state concerned with choice,laying in a mean and being determined by reason and practical wisdom.30/11/2016 #10 Kevin PashukThanks for the kind words April. Conversations over coffee (or other beverages) tend to work for me. Taking on serious issues without getting too serious is my intent. There's enough esoteric things out there that will give you brain blisters. My writing won't be part of that.
- Producer28/11/2016Paul's Blog: Commitment“I want to be more fit” she said. “Good for you!” I said back, “when do you want to start?”“On my birthday in two months.” she said…Really?Is she alone in putting things off?Nope. It’s easy to speak a commitment and then do nothing. Often, we feel...
Comments29/11/2016 #5 Renée Cormier#4 #2 On a personal note, I work out five days a week and I go to the gym as early as I can. For me, the key to being able to commit to regular exercise is to get my gym clothes on before I eat my breakfast and don't get into email or writing or anything else before I work out. It may seem like too much for people to work out 5 days a week, but I know that if I commit to 3 days, I will get lazy and not go at all. I can't have too many days off in a row. I have to treat it like it is part of my regular work day. The other thing I do is challenge my muscles. When I first started, just being in the gym was a challenge, so I only did what I could do consistently. Now that I am into it, I challenge myself and because I do that, I can see changes in my shape and muscles. That in itself motivates me to keep going and not lose anything I've worked so hard for. In the old days, I used to work out 3 days a week, and I never really saw results. Now that I go more often, I see the difference. I also have a back up plan in case there is a snow storm or a commitment that interferes with my regular gym time. I have exercises that I can do at home so that there is no excuse ever.
My experience is that people make time for things that are important to them. That is where adjusting your values comes in. I value my work out time because it keeps me sane (I work alone a lot and need to get out). Working out also keeps me fit, makes me feel good and keeps me healthy. All great reasons to choose to be fit. When I think of the alternative, I know I would hate every day of my life watching my belly get fatter, never seeing people, feeling lethargic and eventually losing my good health. Who wants that?29/11/2016 #3 Paul Kearley 🐝#1 ah yes my old friend status quo. The glue that keeps us in the sameness canoe. I did a keynote last week on "the ART of Intentional living, and the premise was simply this: The reward has to weigh more than the effort... Therin lies the problem with commitment... the end does not, in their opinion match what they have to do or give up. Thank you so much for commenting for @Renée Cormier.28/11/2016 #2 Sarah Elkins"On my birthday in two months." Oh dear. Like people who wait until January 1 to start working out, or people who wait until Valentine's Day to share their love, people who make future dates to start something not only avoid starting, they avoid the guilty feelings of not following through. It's sad. Good reminder, @Paul Kearley 🐝.28/11/2016 #1 Renée CormierGood timing, Paul. I just posted a blog on the battle between change and sameness. Your friend needs to adjust her personal values and philosophy and be religious about her commitment if she wants to change her fitness level at all. I'm sure you know that, though. :)
- Producer28/11/201610 Best Travel Destinations to Visit After Breaking UpBreaking up is one of the most hurtful experiences you will ever go through. Some get depressed, some get drunk and some search for a getaway to move on. While turning off your phone and shutting yourself down is not the best solution, travelling...
Comments29/11/2016 #2 Cepee TabibianHaha, @Chloe Miller, love this! Travel is always my cure for most things in life. But I had no idea there were places like the The Museum Of Broken Relationships to mend a broken heart. lol. I had heard of the Matchmaking Festival in Ireland which sounds like loads of fun. Thanks for the share!
- Producer28/11/2016The Mentor Was The Leader Of The Band1979 was a pretty good year.That's when Margaret Thatcher was elected Prime Minister in the UK, Michael Jackson released his breakthrough album "Off The Wall," and a little known cable network with an untried all-sports format was born in Bristol,...
Comments29/11/2016 #1 David B. GrinbergNice buzz, Andy. I like your storytelling technique. My better half is a teacher and I always remind her of how important her job is in the lives and futures of the students. I recall being introverted and awkward in high school with little confidence. That is, until my English teacher helped me pursue my talent for writing. Put simply, it was a game changer for me. This is a good example of the "Power of One." Keep buzzing and rock on!
- Producer29/11/2016Trust Your Senses - Embodied Wisdom - has arrived! @deborahlangeThe books have arrived!I am feeling very happy.In fact - I am estactic!I hope my book will dancing its' way to book shelves around the world very soon! Thank-you Ali Anani and Graham Edwards for reading prior to publication and giving me some...
Comments30/11/2016 #26 Deb Lange#25 Yes @Tausif Mundrawala, most people do not know there is a disconnect. No-one is going around saying, 'I am disconnected from my body" . they are going around saying, "I am anxious, I am overwhelmed, i am busy, I can't find peace or happiness or my creativity." When we connect we can find peace in our body and mind, happiness in the simplest moments, creativity emerges and we can be the calm centre amidst the storm.29/11/2016 #22 Deb LangeYes @Tausif Mundrawala #19 all of our senses are working even if we do not notice and sense them as we have become so preoccupied with thinking rationally and with words. when we pay atttention to the other ways our bodies are making sense of the world we can integrate this knowledge with our thinking and generate better ideas, solutions, actions and be more aligned between what we think and say and what our body does. making the connection opens us to new knowledge that is waiting in the wings.29/11/2016 #20 Mohammed SultanI have read many books by writers I have never seen or known,but when it comes from you It becomes one of the most gratifying things I have ever sensed.One sometimes hear of a writer being a picture of events I have never encountered ,but you give me the sense of being the complete picture of all of us on Linked in and beBee. What a risen from your senses must be honored@Deb Lange.29/11/2016 #19 Tausif MundrawalaSenses play a prominent role in expressing our feelings and leading us towards our destiny which is bound to happen as per Almighty's wish. But we need to be self-aware and should be active enough to understand those senses in us. I wish you luck for your future endeavors, Deb Lange.
- Producer29/11/2016Coaching Exercise: Expose The Thorn. Our Reward? A Golden Kiss From The Rose!We are all magnificent roses in disguise. Awesome beauties. From the inside out. Yes, we are all that and so much more. We might have forgotten it. We might have been brainwashed. By ourselves and/or by others. As a result, we waste time by not...
Comments30/11/2016 #5 AnonymousI love your contributions on beBee @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc - always filled with gentleness, kindness. This one in particular is a wonderful reminder for all - to accept ourselves in all imperfection but to strive for awareness of those traits that are keeping us from living life fully. I am sharing this in the Sanctuary Hive & on twitter!30/11/2016 #4 CityVP ManjitI say enjoy the beautiful blossom of the rose by keeping the rose attached to life. The thorns are there to protect the rose, but we human beings have become accustomed to pluck beauty for ourselves, rather than appreciate nature for all of nature's wonder. The thorns hurt us because they were put there by nature and not by man-made mechanics and yes, it is true that as a species we have suffered from human being plucking human beings, and the rose is simply one more line item that human beings pluck.
The act of removing a rose so we can have it is a human act, but it removes a living rose and turns it into an artifact. I don't want to be an artifact but attached to life force just as a rose is attached to a life force, that the thorns protect - and in this way the metaphor of the rose embraces the whole and not the part - we can appreciate the fullness of the flower and the life-giving value of the plant, and when we do we accord plant intelligence with the same reverence we should have for human intelligence.
- Producer28/11/2016What Can Steph Curry Teach Us About Performance?Look at that picture again. A thing of beauty.If you have seen this young man play…it is a thing of beauty.Keep looking. What do you see in him that is in you? If your answer is, “nothing,” look again.I see maximum confidence and performance. I see...
Comments29/11/2016 #1 Donna-Luisa Eversley@Noah Carmichael, MBA you are writing on an athlete I greatly admire. He is the performance of physical training, mental conditioning, spiritual conditioning and belief and real living. He is not perfect, and knows this. He sure makes it a great practice to keep improving and enhancing himself through his craft! Yup... guess I'm a fan :-)
- Producer28/11/2016Why you should get comfortable with being 'an outsider'Do you consider yourself a rule follower or rule maker? Most people would like to think of themselves as an independent, or influential rule maker. But the truth is that most of us a are very compliant rule followers of other peoples' ideas. The...
Comments28/11/2016 #1 Max CarterI dig the piece. There's some solid advice and what I would add is to help maintain the attitude of change is to build a playlist with songs about changing you such as Michael Jackson's MAN IN THE MIRROR or David Bowie's CHANGES. for two examples.
It was WHITE RABBIT by Jefferson Airplane that suggests we do as the door muse says and feed your head.
Be careful what you feed your head less shit come out your mouth.
The music we listen to can help us keep that from happening.
- Producer27/11/2016A Continuous Improvement Initiative RoadmapContinuous Improvement Initiatives are hardly a new concept in business, but a couple of times recently I’ve been asked for my idea of how to run one, a roadmap of sorts. For many Continuous Improvement (CI) practitioners this article will seem very...
- Producer27/11/2016No one can make you feel inferior without your permission.We are in anxious times and many of us feel angry, disappointed, as we grieve for the world we think we have lost. But we need to stay strong and keep our own power when many want to take our power away.Let your love flow outward through the...
Comments27/11/2016 #1 Max CarterSome great advice in this piece.
Maybe we think "they" are better than us. Or more powerful. Or smarter. Or more beautiful!
This is result of comparison and the reward system of popularity within the social construct. Go along with what is popular regardless of it's correctness and find the acceptance we all want. We become so concerned with how we are perceived by others that we cower to the popular.
The problem with agreeing with the masses is the result of every study on the subject that shows when we gather in mass we become dumber and easier to influence
No one is better or more powerful than anyone else. Some people do have a higher intellect and get over it if you meet them. We have allowed ourselves to become Narcissus with the selfie. We then use sex to sell any and everything creating a harmful body image standards that are rewarded for being met and those who do not measure up often find difficulty due to the mass brainwashing in the form of marketing and branding that has been going on forever and the only way it stops is when we stop rewarding them for creating the idea of needing to be as good as or similar to anyone or anything.
Individuality is the gift we are given and then we too often give it away in the name of going with the crowd just so we can feel as though we belong somewhere even if it goes against our own inner feelings of what is best for us.
- Producer27/11/2016The seduction of going backwards...Recently I had an opportunity come my way where almost instantly a very pithy saying popped into my head - "Been there, done that, and got the t-shirt". The more I got into the situation, the more I could see myself sliding into the comforts of the...
Comments28/11/2016 #2 Renée CormierNot so long ago, I wrote about my experience watching people jump through a deceptively deep mud puddle. Once you are soaked, there is no going back. Heads up, look forward, just move on. That's the only way to get yourself to a better place. Old habits/places are comfortable, but they will never take you anywhere new. Here's the link to the post, if anyone is interested. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@renee-cormier/discovering-wisdom-success-fate-and-truth27/11/2016 #1 Max CarterI would say what you are getting at is a war of ideas. Ideas from the past that have created the shared reality we live in clashing with ideas of how to make it better for the sum and in order to have real progress the old ideas have to be let go of and old ways must be forsaken.
The war of ideas is fought by the selfish and the selfless. The selfish are those companies nation states and the like you spoke of and the selfless are people like Elon Musk investing in sustainability and humanity to change it for the betterment of the sum.
- Producer24/11/2016Find Your Calm. Achieving Mindfulness in a Demanding WorldYou are on a beach at sunset, walking along the water's edge. The air is crisp and warm, smelling a little salty. The sky is clear with a few clouds. You feel a slight breeze on your face and see the waves coming in from the ocean. You sit down...
Comments24/11/2016 #12 Max Carter#11 I teach a little bit of everything that goes into assisting people to live unified in mind, body and spirit and that encompasses a great variety of topics for mapping ones life to be something one can be unified in mind body and spirit in living.
Enjoy the meditation many have said it has aided in making great leaps in personal realization and self discovery. I myself have been using this particular one for several years after studying many other forms.24/11/2016 #10 Emily Forget (Newbee!)#4 Hi Jared! Thanks for your comment! I am too curious about this Miracle Morning, it sounds wonderful. You should most definitely try to use the App more... at least daily I would suggest, even for 5-10 minutes to start.. I know it sounds like a lot, but you will most likely start to enjoy it so it becomes a pleasure. Like going in and out of a Jacuzzi on a cold day.... soooooooo amazzzzzing. I find that now, I get the urge to meditate more than once a day, but time and daily duties restricts me. In a perfect world, I suppose! ;-)24/11/2016 #6 Emily Forget (Newbee!)#2 Hey Max! Those are awesome mantras, love it! When you say "I use this meditation", do you mean the Calm App specifically? Allowing space for everything that comes up during meditation is so important. Pema Chodron once said, "Sticking with uncertainty, getting the knack of relaxing in the midst of chaos, learning not to panic - this is the spiritual path." Thank you for commenting!!! :-)24/11/2016 #2 Max CarterI use this meditation and have given it to thousands I have worked with.
Say "I let got of everything"
Repeat these words until your body takes over the breathing and then tel yourself.
"I go into the void of my mind to learn what I need to know right now."
This creates a calm space for you to be shown things that will aid you in dealing with life better and in less stressful ways getting the guidance form within.
- Producer23/11/2016The Case Of Fake GratitudeAre you hearing and reading a lot about gratitude lately? How do you feel when you hear "be grateful"? Grateful for the small things in life, thankful for the chance for growth from painful experience - does hearing that irritate you sometimes? My...
Comments24/11/2016 #12 Aurorasa Sima#4 Thank you so much, dear Annette! What an honor to be the author of the first article you read on here.
We are very happy that you joined @Annette Harris! I can´t wait to enjoy your articles. You mention that you are a blogger and I am positive you will find the engagement your posts are going to receive on beBee spectacular!24/11/2016 #11 Aurorasa Sima#7 Agreed. You can still feel grateful that they took the time and thought to go out and buy you that ugly Christmas sweater. I like YOUR attitude (:
I also often stay silent instead of making a person feel bad about themselves. Truth does not mean that there is an obligation to go around and hurt people, especially by giving unsolicited advice and opinion.24/11/2016 #10 Aurorasa Sima#9 Well, Tony, I don´t provide relationship coaching but I still happen to be able to help: That one requires neither manners nor gratitude. Just common sense. Your reply should reflect how you feel about: Do you want to spend the next 12 years in torment and misery?24/11/2016 #9 Tony BrandstetterThank you Miss Manners, so in the case of your mum, not being a very good cook, you may not want to fib to her and say that the meal was good. Instead say, jeez mum, you worked so hard on preparing this food for us, thank you. You are not lying and you are showing gratitude for her effort. The problem I am faced with and I think many men have issues with is the saying, "Does this dress make me look fat"? I am still trying to figure that one out.24/11/2016 #7 Hassan AmanGreat read, @Aurorasa Sima. Indeed gratitude is crucial and I personally, if I don't like something, I would rather stay silent instead of saying or expressing something that might make someone I like feel bad. Hey, to avoid making others feel bad (especially for something they did with good intentions) is a form of gratitude too. Have a great one ahead.24/11/2016 #6 Sushmita Thakare Jain@Aurorasa Sima in my life Gratitude is important. When I even wish my apartment watchmen or say the waiter in the restaurant 'Thank you' I do it because I mean it. Yes, these days there are many who even fake their emotions but I believe we must keep on doing what we believe in and not fake it! Sharing it ahead to spread the wave of gratitude.23/11/2016 #1 Max CarterI dig it.
For me personally my gratitude starts in the realization of the interdependence that we have in life to even be here in the first place. That gratitude does not always exist and at times I am down right ungrateful for the now I am experiencing and in those times is when I start looking for something that I truly am grateful for in the moment.
- 23/11/2016The Daily Calm, from Calm.com. Today's session was about staying with our emotions that arise during Meditation practice. Stay with them, give them space, then they pass on. Don't give them a story or identify with them. You are in control. A thought is just a thought. A thought does not necessarily give truth to anything.
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