- Producer10/05/2017Quotes That Inspire ChangeFrom time to time we all need to be kicked in a different direction. Life has a way of forcing change upon us, but being able to make the choices that control the direction of your life is far more empowering. If you are feeling the need to be...
Comments21/05/2017 #8 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#6 Your welcome Renee. My husband inspires me because he has a few illnesses that are progressive. He rarely complains and works 60 hours plus per week. I don't know how he does it but I respect and admire him while I worry too! One day I may write about it but I would ask his permission. He's had a LOT of setbacks physically but just keeps moving forward.15/05/2017 #4 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI loved all the quotes @Renée 🐝 Cormier but this was my favorite, Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. –Napoleon Hill So very true. One day I may write a story about my husband who is a prime example of pushing forward and not waiting for 'the time to be just right.' He inspires me.
- Producer09/05/2017Branding vs Marketing - Why Branding ?Marketing and branding are two of the major "buzz words" that we use in the industry. Your brand is who you are. Marketing is your message.Branding comes first, marketing second.You own your marketing; your consumers own your brand....
Comments13/05/2017 #26 Robert CormackI would add to this @Javier 🐝 beBee that we all need strategy. When you have a brand and people see it, they want consistency, meaning they expect certain things from you. If your posts (and your brand) are scientific, people expect science (not self-promotion). Your strategy has to be a matter of giving. You give information in an insightful, interesting manner, and people follow. This is strategy and very different from marketing. Before you sell yourself or your product, make sure you've built a level of trust. This is key and extremely important. So many people fail on social media because they jump right to marketing. Build a friendship with your audience first. Attract people through your knowledge, your insights, your humour, etc. Once people follow you as a person (trust) then you can implement brand and marketing. Always have your strategy down first. And make sure it's long-term, not "shoot and split" (second biggest mistake on social media). Thanks for the post, Javier.10/05/2017 #20 Mario L CastellanosThis is a great post but, I highly advise anyone who wants to "brand" themselves to think very carefully. A Brand can sometimes be seal-defeating. It can align you with only one major focus. We as humans are much more complex than this. We have multiple abilities and multitudes of interests and because embedded in all of us is the most advanced technology ever developed - our mind - we constantly change it. What's more difficult is to change someone else's. So if you intend to brand yourself, be prepared to except the consequences for the long haul.09/05/2017 #10 Praveen Raj GullepalliGreat perspectives Javbee! I would like to add more to this deck hopefully soon, but for now I would just like to add a point:
The Brand is bigger than the hands that build it.
And yes it ( the B) is the starting point. The brand, identity and ethos come before all else and constantly evolves through the other efforts.
If bees are the ambassadors, the hive is the Brand, the honey is the Product. ;)
- Producer21/03/2017Put Your Head Deep in Your PocketIn my previous buzz I shared my inspiration of seeing a relationship between ice crystals and the shells of turtles. Soon afterwards Sara Jacobovici published a buzz and the image below. Sara wrote in her buzz "The picture of the fireworks...
Comments24/03/2017 #45 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#44 @Laura Mikolaitis- your comment is #44 and yet you bring fresh ideas and meaning to choices, pocket, decision-making and use of time. To make a decision is a choice and its timing is important. I enjoyed very much the idea of having our pockets full and the subsequence we get of our greatness. It is the time to realize eto humble ourselves so as not to cloud our choices. I may add here that these clouds aren't rainy and that they may not water new seeds of ideas.
I thank you for caring to write such a lovely comment.24/03/2017 #44 Laura MikolaitisExcellent post, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. The image of the sea turtle is particularly stunning and quite clearly is an excellent visual to help enhance the thoughts and ideas that you share in this article. Your point about toxic employees is well taken and is something that I have experienced during my career. But what stands out to me the most about this post is this: choice. Most of us are fortunate enough to have the ability to exercise the power of choice. From something as simple as deciding what to have for breakfast in the morning to something more intricate like making a life changing decision, we have the ability to choose. Good, bad or indifferent.
We all have pockets so your point about deciding whether or not to put our heads in clean pockets really resonates. Each day we find ourselves in a variety of environments and within that day are likely faced with varying degrees of challenges, people, and decisions to make. I believe that there will always be negative forces that will impede us if we choose to let them. But I also believe that we have the ability to discern between good choices and bad ones. Yet, I also realize that sometimes our pockets are full and that can cause us to feel overwhelmed and perhaps cloud our choices; which is why it is even more important to recognize the value of time and how we choose to expend it.24/03/2017 #43 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#42 I recall your post dear @Aaron 🐝 Skogen and it was a brilliant one besides introducing us. I value your comment greatly. I expanded on this buzz in my published buzz post to this one"
Put Your Head Deep in Your Pocket
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/put-your-head-deep-in-your-pocket24/03/2017 #42 Aaron 🐝 SkogenI enjoyed this thought provoking post @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. It reminded me (in Spirit) of a post a wrote last year called "Find the Gift" https://www.bebee.com/producer/@aaron-skogen/find-the-gift. I say in spirit, because my theme was different, as I was dealing with the loss of a co worker, yet very similar in the cleansing of which you write. There is an inherent cleansing of our "pockets", mental, physical and spiritual, found in nature, we only need to seek it. The beauty is, its easy to find!23/03/2017 #41 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#40 This is your second comment on my buzzes today @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA and I am privileged indeed. Your comprehension of the buzz and your extractions of its main points are a resource of pleasure for me. Your comment stands out my friend.23/03/2017 #40 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA"Fertilizing ideas in unclean pockets simply doesn't work. When we set aside pockets of time to relax and kick the microbes out of the pockets we must ensure that we do this perfectly well" is excellent advice for us all, Ali. Plus I'm sure your comment " That is why I go to nature where I feel all negative ideas are poured out of my pockets and then the eggs of new ideas fill the clean pockets" resonates with many as well. It seems we are closer to nature than we realize. When we immerse ourselves in nature, it seemingly surrounds us providing the comforting atmosphere needed to encourage the release of emotional 'baggage' in order to regroup and stride forward. For me it's the beach. Thanks for another thoughtful share, Ali.23/03/2017 #39 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#38 Thank you so much dear @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman for your comment is a bridge of different comments. You related the comments of @Sara Jacobovici, mine, @🐝 Fatima G. Williams and then @CityVP 🐝 Manjit wonderfully. You actually showed us the need for change and how to go about it by doing so.
Trust me I friend when I joke that I don't ever mean to belittle people or being rude. I mean it as a way to enlighten or infatuate the reader.23/03/2017 #38 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman#22 Ali, I don't find your joke at all rude, and I, like Sara, am infatuated with your statement "Between choice and action there seems to exist a chasm. We need to be able to build a bridge to cross the gap or be able to fly over it. Else, find another choice or path."
Now thinking about Fatima's comment "How did the noise enter our pockets"? Is it because we allowed it to or were we too naive to see there was a problem? And if we were too naive to see it, can we recognize the fact we need to build a bridge, etc.? The dirty pocket can then become a pocket of despair with no hope of getting out.
This brings me to CityVP's comment "Correcting thoughtlessness is like trying to make a hole in water with our finger, but engaging in thinking, that is what we are doing here - these are our pockets and they contain our future. The dirt of the past is not where my hands are, they are not in my pockets, but navigating to pockets of change ahead and here."
Engaging in thinking is key but there are those that need to be empowered to process thoughts and see the need for change. Your comment " Yes, we humans tend to magnify risk and then avoid it more than with the profit." IMO, this is an example of what can lead someone to the dirty pocket unknowingly.22/03/2017 #36 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#32 Where is the pocket of thinking reside but in our brain, nervous system and psychic connection. Hives are simply catalysts of ore, it is our pockets of thinking that extract its gold - it is why honey attracts us in the first place - because we see it as golden. The pockets of thinking are that gold, hives are the ore that hold that gold, and affinity is our principal tool of extraction.22/03/2017 #35 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#34 If you only had written this comment dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit before I responded to the very grand comment of @Sara Jacobovici just before your comment.
I am relieved. The surprising thing is while reading your comment the idea of pockets of thinking crossed my mind. You then surprised me by using it. I shouldn't be surprised because I know what value to expect from your comment.
Just a question crossed my mind- how do you compare or relate the idea of hives with pockets of thinking?22/03/2017 #34 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#30 What we still retain in our minds today will be in the digital pockets of tomorrow. The fundamental reality of our children's children is going to fundamentally change. We have all lived in the rear view window - that is not the immersive and extended life reality to come, in an immersive environment what we consider to be only internal will be external. The pockets that yesterday contained genetically modified corn will contend with pockets of ever increasing innovation and either we become someone's pocket of corn or we adjust to the virtual, spatial and synthetic pockets of tomorrow.
It is already happening but we are not present to it, because we think that the lineage of our past is the linear continuity of tomorrow. This is the transformation, it is why today we talking about fractals and butterfly effects - the pockets of thinking we engage here are a part of these pockets of change.
Correcting thoughtlessness is like trying to make a hole in water with our finger, but engaging in thinking, that is what we are doing here - these are our pockets and they contain our future. The dirt of the past is not where my hands are, they are not in my pockets, but navigating to pockets of change ahead and here.22/03/2017 #32 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#31 I shall be open with you publicly dear @Sara Jacobovici. I expected more hot discussions (not views) on my last two buzzes for I believe they took serious effort from me to write. This wasn't the case as desired. But then comes a comment that send me flying over the chasm and this comment just did this. For long times I have been considering writing a buzz titled "The Wave-Based Strategies" in which I introduce a new way of thinking strategically. The wrote the buzz draft months ago. Each day I find an idea or example that reinforces my confidence in this strategy. However; my main reward is the discussions that I expect because this is a truly two-way learning method. A comment of the depth of yours may finally convince me to publish this natured-based strategy. Thank you Sara for the uplifting.22/03/2017 #31 Sara Jacobovici#22 "Between choice and action there seems to exist a chasm. We need to be able to build a bridge to cross the gap or be able to fly over it. Else, find another choice or path." I haven't stopped thinking about this @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee View more#22 "Between choice and action there seems to exist a chasm. We need to be able to build a bridge to cross the gap or be able to fly over it. Else, find another choice or path." I haven't stopped thinking about this @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee since I read it. I have always referred to Viktor Frankl's quote, "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." Your quote, Dr. Ali, branches out in a way that deserves attention. Thank you. Close22/03/2017 #30 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#29 You open many of discussions my dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. I keep saying the more we know, the more wwe find how much more we need to know. The human body is the least understood system. If I write a review on what foods were claimed medically to be harmful and then reverse of finding I shall be myself surprised. The gut-brain relationship is another exemplary example of what I mean. Emotions, stress and relaxation who can claim how they change our body chemistry. The brain which has hundred of thousand of molecules we only about 300 of them. We make new tools to probe the human body only to be more bewildered by its complexity. I am afraid the children of our children will find that they need to pass the same message to their grandchildren. WE are living systems with many hidden secrets for us to uncover. We complicate things further by what you wrote elegantly "Our way of life, our education, our social associations are all that of primitive beings no matter how advanced our knowledge is - we are products of a marketed, conditioned and ignorantly bounded beliefs, each living in siloed boundaries". We need to clean our pocket of thinking.22/03/2017 #29 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#23 We engage in lifestyle activities that first damage the microbes that were instrumental to the creation of life and then our life choices empower the harmful microbes that are alien to human wellness.
It is only in recent years that the medical community has been forced to come out of its individual silo's and connect brain and gut health, because of a few whole system minded health professionals have began pointing out a relationship between gut microbes and the brain. Even today the world of medicine has an inadequate understanding of the gut-brain relationship. http://www.nature.com/news/the-tantalizing-links-between-gut-microbes-and-the-brain-1.18557
Once we know that to be human is to be a living system, we change our relationship from a social and tribal one to an intelligent and integrated one. Our children's children will come to know that world - and recognize us as the primitives we really are - the one's that at least have began finding our way out of the industrial and medieval caves. Our way of life, our education, our social associations are all that of primitive beings no matter how advanced our knowledge is - we are products of a marketed, conditioned and ignorantly bounded beliefs, each living in siloed boundaries.
We think out of our own pockets instead of creating pockets of humanity - a humanity that understands our partner organisms within us that make us whole. What is the single biggest problem with healthcare in the United States but pockets full of money - not pockets of humanity connecting with other pockets of humanity.
- 20/03/2017Everyday is a chance to do better and be better. Keep defeating your past self!
#chance #better #limits #secondchances
Comments19/03/2017 #24 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsTime is like the breath that went out of my body. There's no refund for sure but I'll make sure each breath in and out is filled with value for my body, mind and soul. Thank you for the tag @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood View moreTime is like the breath that went out of my body. There's no refund for sure but I'll make sure each breath in and out is filled with value for my body, mind and soul. Thank you for the tag @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood 🤗🤗🐝🐝🤗🤗 Close19/03/2017 #21 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#6 Thinking of time as a refund or no returns views time at the level of a shopping experience, this is a transactional view of time and not a transformational view of time. We live in an age where the leaders who are 21st Century can view time as a transformation. Those are rare leaders. Jeff Bezos is an example of a leader that has transformed time, some may not like what Amazon is becoming but he is a transformational leader. The transactional sets a limit and for most people it might be appropriate to set life at that level, and thus not only do we become time obsessive but we remain in the past if our natural response to time is transactional. You, Milos are not talking about transactional time, you are referencing transformational time when you say "time is an illusion".19/03/2017 #15 Javier 🐝 beBeeTime is your most precious gift because you only have a set amount of it. You can make more money, but you can't make more time. When you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you'll never get back. Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time.19/03/2017 #14 Sara JacoboviciAnother thought to add to the discussion @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood. The returns and refunds can not come from time, but definitely from the experiences in our time. The choices we make about what we carry over and what we leave behind from those experiences into the next time, makes a difference. Thanks for a discussion close to my heart.19/03/2017 #12 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Matt 🐝 Sweetwood- very deep thought this buzz is. I have though a slight modification. Time is an asset that becomes a debit if you don't use it. Or, to satisfy the great comment of @Milos Djukic, is the particle of light that dims if not used.Worse, if this light burn the misuser.
- 11/02/2017" Es increíble el poder mágico que tienen los gatos. Siempre son ejemplares, nos dan su cariño sin esperar nada a cambio. Son geniales porque no tienen prejuicios ni odios. Aunque pasen los años y ya no estén con nosotros sus recuerdos quedan en nuestras vidas para siempre... " 💖✨
- Producer06/01/2017Consciously Practicing Gratitude ...whether Good, Bad or UglyEver hear, "Be grateful you have a roof over your head!!"? Hopefully, you don't think of it this way. It turns out there is a lot more to being grateful than you may realize.Dr. Melissa Hughes incorporates brain-based...
Comments29/03/2017 #36 Jared Wiese: Find YOUR Work➡#35 Glad you liked it, @Henri Galvão. You make a great point.
a. appreciative of benefits received
a : to grasp the nature, worth, quality, or significance of appreciate the difference between right and wrong
b : to value or admire highly She appreciates our work.
c : to judge with heightened perception or understanding : be fully aware of must see it to appreciate it
d : to recognize with gratitude I appreciate your kindness.
...They seem to almost be synonyms.
When you look at the origins:
- Grateful: mid 16th century: from obsolete grate ‘pleasing, agreeable, thankful’ (from Latin gratus ) + -ful.
- Appreciate: mid 16th century: from late Latin appretiat- ‘set at a price, appraised,’ from the verb appretiare, from ad- ‘to’ + pretium ‘price.’
... I'd say we can be grateful by choosing to have a pleasing view, even if a bad situation... even if we don't yet appreciate it's value yet ;)29/03/2017 #35 Henri GalvãoI'm grateful for this well researched text!
One thing that might be important to consider is the difference between gratitude and appreciation. I don't know if this difference is so relevant, but I feel that I practice a lot of the latter, but maybe not so much of the former.25/01/2017 #30 Preston 🐝 Vander VenIn 2 Chronicles 20:10-30, there is a wonderful story I want to share. It begins with King Jesophaphat in Judah. God’s people once again faced difficult times, and were about to be invaded by forces from every direction. As King, the first counsel he took was with the Lord. He prayed. In his prayer, Jehoshaphat “reminded” the Lord of their history: how He had driven out their enemies in the past and given the land to Israel. He mentioned the promises God had made to the people, and their promises to God. Then he ended with a simple statement: “We do not know what to do.”, “We look to You”.
At times, we all reach a place where we recognize we’re facing something bigger than ourselves – that we don’t know what to do. It is in these moments, we can say, “God, I can’t fix this, and don’t know how. But I look to you.” No matter what happens, we can be thankful – not because everything will work, but just because we can look to God.
Later in this story, a man named Jahaziel speaking from the Holy spirit told them not to be afraid, “for the battle is not yours, but God’s”. We are not able to solve every problem, but we can learn these things from Jahaziel’s words that day:
Put away fear and discouragement (verse 15)
Position yourselves and stand still (verse 17)
Watch God at work
On the morning of the battle, the prayers of the people turned to praise and thanksgiving. Because they began offering thanksgiving to God in song before the battle even began with a choir at the front of the line of the army it had a two-pronged effect. The soldiers under Jehoshaphat heard the praise to God going before them to remind them the battle belonged to God. Second, the enemy heard praise to the One who stood with Judah. The enemies were defeated.
I wanted to end with the title “Don’t Worry, Have Faith”. Yet, to have that faith, we first need to be grateful. Giving thanks is a conscious decision. You can take an action of faith with no thoughts in your head.
- Producer04/01/2017myTweetPack.com: What is an Alpha Wolf and Why You Should CaremyTweetPack.com is going live in a couple of days. This post explains how to use the GRRowth Portal. It's a walkthrough of sorts until I can get it on video.After I post this piece, I'll add a "view/edit Alphas" button to the GRRowth Portal. That...
Comments04/01/2017 #9 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#8 That's a personal thing. I usually just look at their profile and scroll down a little ways. I get a feeling if they tweet often or just "mail it in"
If you aren't sure, add them in. As you click to process them, you will see how many tweets you pull in and how many potential follows. If you're okay with what you see, fine. If not, play with the list.
Once it's the way you like, you can leave it alone.04/01/2017 #6 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#5 Nothing to work. Who are your Alphas if I may ask?
Just set how many Super-Pack tweets you want (Dashboard - > Set Retweet Preferences).
Periodically, hit Process RTs and Mentions from the GRRowth Portal. That will add new Alpha tweets to the system and add potential follow to your potential follows list. Hit Work with Alphas for more stuff including adding, deleting, or editing them
It's also a good idea to hit Refresh ALL Relationships periodically. A few times a day is good for normal-sized accounts. John-sized ones will probably prefer once a day. The Refresh ALL Relationships will also activate your Process UNfollows button
- Producer22/12/2016Dynamic Leadership QuotesArticle from Blog FreedomJohn Fuhrman is a great author and a book of his that I love is called Leading Leaders to Leadership. Let John ask us, “Where Would You Like to Be a Year From Now? To Get There, You Need to Grow in Leadership.”"Follow your...
- 01/12/2016We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. - Winston Churchill
It's the beginning of a new month. What will you give to others today?
- 26/11/2016If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul. - Harold Kushner
Make sure to take the time to look for the positive in your life today. It will make a difference.