- Producer28/05/2017ONE HUNDRED DAY COUNTDOWN#100: SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2017 New beginnings take place constantly. When you thread them together, you get a lasting experience.SJ Today I start my 100-day countdown, a new beginning, to a new beginning, that will culminate on Monday, September...
Comments29/05/2017 #22 Ken BoddieContinued from below .....They did build an initial trial alignment west of Emerald, with the proceeds from taxing the coal mining companies, but, after the last slump in the resources sector, the funds dried up and the various pits and quarries from where the yellow bricks were to be sourced, failed to submit convincing environmental impact statements.
And then there was that nasty incident when the bulldozers (working overtime on the trial) encountered some road kill (reputed to be a gutless lion, probably escaped from a local zoo), a pile of scrap metal (some joker had fabricated this into the shape of a man of tin) and a pile of straw (it appears the local crows got their revenge on a few local farming aids).
So the bottom line here is, Sarah, don't come to Oz and expect to see any yellow brick roads. Although it sounds like your concept could make a good story, or even a musical, one of these days. Take my advice and throw in a smiley young girl, a curious little pooch, and whistle up a tornado, and you may have a winner. Just a thought. 🤔29/05/2017 #21 Ken BoddieBefore you embark on your trip to Oz, Sarah, I trust you'll pardon a few observations from one of the Wizard's larrikin minions, from 'beyond the black stump'.
First of all, ditching the anger sounds a good idea, as we've already got 'boat loads' of previous arrivals here in Oz whose "feelings of anger related to unresolved issues" have become propagated tenfold when dealing with that bastion of bureaucracy, the Department of Immigration.
Then there's that yellow brick road. Well let me tell you, Sarah, that it was on the wish list a few years back, but it never really got beyond the various planning departments. The local Town and Shire Councils, along all seven optional alignments, argued that the State Government should pay for the cost of construction and maintenance, due to its designation as a major intercity route, whereas the State Government argued that the Federal Government should chip in with a major contribution, but the latter was so tied up trying to stop all those boats from arriving, and arguing about who should be Prime Minister, that nothing ever got done ...... (continued on the next comment).29/05/2017 #20 Sara Jacobovici#19 Important observation @Vincent Andrew. Interestingly, Einstein who I quote remarked in a similar voice as yours. He wrote: "To me the worst thing seems to be for a school principally to work with methods of fear, force and artificial authority. Such treatment destroys the sound sentiments, the sincerity and the self-confidence of the pupil." Thanks for the added value to the discussion Vincent.29/05/2017 #19 Vincent Andrew"The important thing is not to stop questioning." Indeed this is true but every so often the questioning gets stopped by the fear of what may happen next. I am referring to the context of schools and societies that we live in. Wishing you great success on the launch of your website @Sara Jacobovici.29/05/2017 #13 Sara Jacobovici#8 Thank you @Deb 🐝 Helfrich for your response. Love what you write, "I really support more and more professionals and businesses sharing the work-in-progress stage, because from these sorts of 'creation stories' we enable that many more people to be able to step into work that they love." Thanks again Deb!29/05/2017 #8 Deb 🐝 HelfrichI am thrilled to hear you are commemorating the process toward your big new website launch, @Sara Jacobovici. It is such a great way to utilize time in your favor, as so many parts of life are more enjoyable when we honor the pleasure that exists in the anticipation. Plus, I really support more and more professionals and businesses sharing the work-in-progress stage, because from these sorts of 'creation stories' we enable that many more people to be able to step into work that they love.
- 27/05/2017The small acts count in lives. Even a small change can make an impact.The Small Acts Count - Friday May 26 2017 - Daily Journal - Eric S Burdonwww.ericscottburdon.com The Small Acts Count - Friday May 26 2017 The small acts count in our lives, keep that in mind. The decision to exercise a little bit harder. Decisions to hustle and start a business....
- Producer26/05/2017Trust your senses - Deb Lange Mentor - Review Must ReadEver since I read the book " Trust Your Senses" my body is more aware, able to understand my senses and what it is capable of.There is much wisdom in our body, listen in, sense, intuit your inner language - Deb Lange This book reading journey is...
Comments28/05/2017 #21 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI like this suggestion, "Learning how to trust our senses will give us a newfound freedom and belief the power lies within. Exforming is another important aspect of the book. To let go and realise and be free. " I need to work more on 'exforming.' We still need to come up with a time and date to connect on zoom @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I will be out of town beginning Monday the 29th- June 8th. Lets try to connect when I return. Sharing!27/05/2017 #11 Savvy RajWhat a lovely and compelling review my dear @🐝 Fatima G. Williams. And may be you should take it seriously what @Deb Helfrich has said about sensing and connecting deeper with this gift of yours . And as for @Deb Lange .Sensing empowerment all the way... .Success to all your endeavours!26/05/2017 #9 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#7 Being curious is the foundation. Plus, being vulnerable enough to just start talking about those little urgings inside that seem crazy today, because they SEEM so far from where we find ourselves right now.
Do chose to relinquish all guilt. The reason this matters is so you are always facing forward. We all have a journey and there is nothing to regret about a stage where we have to focus on paying the bills, while allowing our heart and imagination to start to pivot us into our right life.
- Producer25/05/2017Facing ones fears: A strategy guideIn my book, The Shy Boy I Once Knew, the very first chapter I dedicated it to talking about fear. Fear I believe is an emotion that has many different faces and can cause a variety of things to people. But one thing I have learned is that you...
- Producer25/05/2017Bad SignsNo words left to sayKasia DerwinskaThere is nothing obvious in this picture which suggests anything of solid predictive value, it's a snapshot of where things are at in an instant. And at face value, it all looks pretty hopeless. I've long-since...
- 25/05/2017Act or be acted upon. It's your responsibility to act in any given situation. If you wait to be acted upon, you will be acted upon. Growth and opportunity consequences attend either road.
Habit 1: Be Proactive
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- 24/05/2017Say "I'm ready!" in the comments if you're stoked to open your mind and learn something new today!Why Smart People Fail More Oftendd.darrenhardy.com Why smart people fail more often (avoid...
- 24/05/2017Be part of my latest journey and join in on the fun! Yesterday I was pushing for rewards and I got some!Pushing for Rewards - Tuesday May 23 2017 -Daily Journal- Eric S Burdonwww.ericscottburdon.com Pushing for Rewards - Tuesday May 23 2017 I had the most satisfying day yesterday. I'd say yesterday was a day of me pushing for rewards and some of them I got immediately. It's an...
- Producer24/05/2017Underestimated powers: Motivation and listeningMy daily job often means to ask my colleagues how they manage to complete their tasks. Usually, the question " how do you see your role..." is answered by employees more or less like in this picture. It's easy to understand why. The retail...
- Producer23/05/2017Why I’ve Stopped Over-thinking and you should tooA few days ago I watched a video by Rob Dial who asked a simple question: Are you addicted to over-thinking? To answer that question: No. But that wasn’t always the case for me. A long time ago I used to be shy, but I also had an issue...
- 23/05/2017As a teacher, as well as a parent, I have found that the key to the ninety-nine is the one—particularly the one that is testing the patience and the good humor of the many. It is the love and the discipline of the one student, the one child, that communicates love for the others. It’s how you treat the one that reveals how you regard the ninety-nine, because everyone is ultimately a one.
Stephen R. Covey—Emotional Bank Account
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- Producer22/05/2017If I Want To Be Free, I’ve Got To Be MeIt’s time I discovered who me is. Automaticity is our ability to do things without occupying our mind with the details required, allowing it to become an automatic response pattern or habit. It is the result of learning and practice. This is a...
Comments25/05/2017 #3 Numo QuestFor the major part I like to nod. What I miss here is a very important aspect. every human being is born with a unique set of characteristics and soft skills, who will develop until one becomes, in average, twenty-seven to thirty. A lot is depending on background in upbringing, education, parents, nanny, school, education and so on. However, the initial set of characters and soft skills never shall change. One easily can develop contradictory habit where, and here it is, a personality will experience inner problems, reflecting to the outside world.
If one is to achieve the highest possible, in reach and range of own unique personality, one is to very early establish insight in these and develop these further from early days on. Here are the bases of many problematic human behavior and even often avoidable. Love to reed this buzz. Thank you :O)23/05/2017 #2 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWonderful buzz @Phil 🐝 Johnson, MBL. I am a simple gal. I find pleasure in seeing others smile and/or laugh. If I were to talk to my younger self I might say, "Don't worry about what lies ahead, stay focused on the moment." I think it's also great when we come to the realization that real friends have no conditions and likewise, we don't have conditions for others as well. I can say this now and if I make it to the grand age of 95, I will say it again, "My children are my greatest allies and I'm thankful I was able to stay at home with them for a good period of time. I'm thankful that they love and accept me as I am, flaws and all. I'd also remind my younger self that a career never defines who we are, what defines us is how we treat others." I think I feel pretty good about all of this now. I just need to learn to go out and play in the rain once in a while, like we did when we were kids. Can you imagine seeing adults sitting in puddles and puddle jumping lol?
- 22/05/2017What are you learning right now? Declare it in the commentsLife's REAL Educationdd.darrenhardy.com When life's real education begins... and the answers to the...
- Producer12/03/2017To Get Hired, be AuthenticHaving spent an embarrassing portion of my misspent youth trying to be someone I wasn't, I probably have middle-age to thank for being perfectly comfortable with being myself. Now that I've gotten to know me better, I kind of like the person I've...
Comments22/05/2017 #19 Lynda Spiegel#17 Sounds interesting, Joyce! While you can't point potential clients to work that you've ghostwritten for others, you can refer them to articles you've written under your own name. Create an online portfolio that showcases samples of what you've written in various voices, so that potential clients can see your versatility as a ghostwriter.22/05/2017 #17 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBeeIt's so hard to stand out in a crowd of professionals. I'm embarking on a new adventure--ghostwriting blogs for lawyers. I'm told that ghostwriting bears with it the necessity of confidentiality, so how do I stand out in a crowd if I can't point out my work?19/03/2017 #14 Frank BarciakI loved this post! For me, it took shifting to work with people with disabilities that massively shifted my mindset on what is important. Reducing the complexity and bandwidth/energy spent trying to be something you are not unleashes your ability to focus building on your strengths...and when people do that it is pretty amazing to watch! Just wondering are you open to taking requests or ideas for things others think may be useful in your blog in the resume/brand space? I have a few common questions around some emerging trends that your readers may be thinking about and you did such a great job with this post, would love to see you tackle some of them....let me know if you would be open to some topic ideas and again great post!13/03/2017 #7 John White, MBASorry, Lynda. This has nothing to do with MyTweetPack or LinkedIn. Let me try to explain it a different way. If you go to the bottom of your beBee profile there is a place where people can links to their website and other social media profiles. Add the link to your Twitter profile as one of your links. Then, when people on beBee hit the Twitter share button on one of your articles on beBee it will automatically populate your Twitter handle in their tweet. Then, you will get a notification that someone has tweeted your beBee article and you retweet, thank them, etc. Does this make sense? If not, call me when you're free and we can walk through it over the phone: 970.692.3270. Heck, it'd be good just to catch up post NLV! ;)12/03/2017 #2 John White, MBAThanks for posting this, @Lynda Spiegel! Can you please add the link to your Twitter profile as one of your links on your beBee profile? Once you do I will tweet it out to bring in more readers. If you don't link the two, you will never know when people tweet your articles (unless you were to randomly find them in your feed)
- Producer20/05/2017Making Plans While Your Body Says 'NO' I was excited and busy making plans for a great Summer football season. The field play-offs already started with a last-minute mid-week AR assignment and another AR one for this weekend. On top of that, I received a last-minute futsal play-off game...
- 19/05/2017For #excellence and #success, focus on what YOU can #controlControlling Excellence Join DarrenDaily | Free Daily Mentoring for Achievers: http://www.DarrenDaily.com/ Subscribe to the Blog for Achievers: http://www.DarrenHardy.com/Blog...
- Producer18/05/2017Questions and CuriosityDear Global friends and followersI have had a week or 2, without social media, the internet and my computer. Well almost!I had an operation on my eye last week, so for some time before and some time after, I have been resting my eye from screens.Now...
Comments21/05/2017 #32 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#31 It's much better than it felt a few days ago. I hate going to the dentist... something about tools in the mouth. Oh, that did not sound right LOL!! I hope you are doing better too @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee View more#31 It's much better than it felt a few days ago. I hate going to the dentist... something about tools in the mouth. Oh, that did not sound right LOL!! I hope you are doing better too @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I think we go through phases, lets hope we are on the upswing now :)) Close21/05/2017 #28 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee#24 Louise I have 12 suggestions here about using other senses https://medium.com/@deborahlange/tired-stressed-overwhelmed-4ad7d2a4379221/05/2017 #27 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeDear @Louise Smith this is the link to one of my posts about the senses . In it are the links to the podcast on the Senses. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@deb-lange/complexity-stress-patterns-multi-sensory-awareness #2421/05/2017 #26 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeDear Louise - my Mum went blind from macular degeneration - it is tough. I will post the link to a series of audios on the Senses. Perhaps you can invite her to listen to these podcasts as a way to invite her to start developing her sensiory acuity of other senses. #2419/05/2017 #25 Lisa 🐝 GallagherHi @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee, glad everything went well! I have been off and on the past 3 weeks. I ended up with a virus that turned bacterial and I just had a wisdom tooth extracted on Tuesday, so I wasn't feeling that great and I was super nervous before I went to the Dentist. I get so nervous I can't function lol. My mind is open to many topics! :)19/05/2017 #24 Louise SmithDear Deb, I am glad your surgery was successful. Make sure you don't overdo screen time while it adjusts.
I have a female client with macular disease. She is in the stage where her vision is almost gone and is very depressed. I see her regularly and it makes me realise how lucky I am to have my eyesight. If it's appropriate for this forum, I would welcome any suggestions you have especially in light of your recent experience. Regards Louise19/05/2017 #21 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee#14 Dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I love that your fingers wrote "rust" and your awareness triggered a sensesight! yes, perhaps many of us have rusty senses - we have ignored them, thought they did not care, maintenance, nurturing to grow. What if we start a growth process to nurture our senses to expand to allow us to have greater perception?19/05/2017 #20 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee#9 Dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I sense without sight I was activating more of my life sense, my energy sense, me felt sense, my location and physical balance sense through my physicality rather than sight. Just as Helen Keller activated her sensory awareness of space and vibration when she lacked a visual sense. I sense if we take some time to explore our senses in triads we will activate new awareness, rather than going along with the status quo of how we sue our vision, hearing, touch, voice, smell. We write and talk about exercising for physical fitness, about food and cooking for nourishing our body, about meditation to quiet the mind - I muse what if we took up exercises for our senses? What would happen? how would increase our well-being? our perception? our creativity? I think this is a blog I will write. Thank-you for inspiring me.19/05/2017 #19 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee#8 What prompted me to tag you Dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee? Our previous engagement has resonated and inspired. I greatly appreciated you reading my book and writing the forward. You were thorough and generous. Although the forward ended up at the back of the book??? - the publisher suggested this!!18/05/2017 #18 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee#10 dear @🐝 Fatima G. Williams thanks for thinking of me. I see you have been very busy on BeBee - yes let's zoom when it suits you again - I remember your Friday morning my Friday evening worked last time. So we can see if that will Work next week. It has made a real difference to me writing on BeBee having face to face time with some people. I feel more connection. It is more real for me.18/05/2017 #16 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeIt was Mothers Day and I had the best Mothers Day. David and Julia cooked us all a yummy brunch. Just enough - not fussy and too much with everyone stressed about food - just enough yummy scrambled eggs - eggs from julia's mums chooks, avocado and goat cheese, fried haloumi, grilled baby tomatoes - crusty warm bread. And my grand son sat up at the table with us for the first time. - @CityVP 🐝 Manjit thank you - here I am blowing on about my family, thanks for the impetus!18/05/2017 #15 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeThanks for responded ng @CityVP 🐝 Manjit#6 I agree with a lot of what you said. Online is a different phenomena for sure. I have had a beautiful time offline . My son picked me up from hospital and stayed the first day andnight and I had the luxury of 24 hours one on one with him - he is such a gentle, caring soul. His partner and my other son and partner and my grandson spent the next day with me.18/05/2017 #14 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#13 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich- you remind me of my presentation "Rust without Trust". So, how could I disagree with your writing "Trust Our Senses, our ability to allow their wisdom to guide us becomes rusted". You explained for me my confusion in writing rust instead of trust. Spot on you are.18/05/2017 #13 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#12 Well, it is the case that if we don't Trust Our Senses, our ability to allow their wisdom to guide us becomes rusted. Either we learn to balance brain and body, or the body will oxidize into all sorts of dis-ease to focus our attention.
And this leads to my question that I am currently getting curious about:
"How do we handle bodily temper tantrums? I am highly environmentally sensitive. And things that other's deal with with aplomb can cause me great distress. Like being exposed to cigarette smoke & the active paving of blacktop & the fumes of all the devices we use to groom nature. I am learning to deal with my mind's fits, but my body's represent a much harder terrain to negotiate, as they are telling me something important, but very hard to take anything by evasive action to fix.
- Producer18/05/2017THE FIFTH OF 5 GOAL SETTING MISTAKES GUARANTEED TO BORE AND SABOTAGE YOU“Picture yourself in your minds eye as having already achieved this goal. See yourself doing the things you’ll be doing when you have reached your goal.” - Earl Nightingale The fifth mistake is simply this. You don’t create a picture in your...
- 18/05/2017Live Every Day With Intentionwww.linkedin.com “The quality of your commitments will determine the course of your life.” – Ralph Marston Recently, I spoke with a random individual, while...
- Producer17/05/2017Spontaneity in Human RelationshipI love to write about ideas that create spontaneity in my mind. The writing of such ideas requires minimum amount of energy and they flow naturally like waters of a waterfall. The writing of this buzz is a spontaneous process which resulted from...
Comments22/05/2017 #66 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAIt would seem, then, a successful business would be one which has a combo of individuals whose comments and ideas are 'salty' as well as those who add salt to the mixture. Hopefully with time and encouragement the two will - like ice-cubes melt into each other having - eventually - found common ground. As always, Ali, thanks for a post which makes us think outside the box.19/05/2017 #65 Sara Jacobovici@Harvey Lloyd, @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee, @Lisa Vanderburg, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, @namita sinha, @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA. I wrote something on spontaneity inspired by your great discussion. I know it can't do your exchange justice, but at least a small contribution. Thanks. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@sara-jacobovici/part-three-you-can-take-science-out-of-philosophy-but18/05/2017 #62 Harvey Lloyd#61 Now you bring back some memories of not just childhood but the lost years of exploration. Reaching never land through chemicals in search of the mad hatter. Ahhhhh the days of old when knights were bold. The lead solo was a classic, you could almost hear it talking.18/05/2017 #58 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SANot much I can add to the erudite discussions @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee except to say that I found the discussions on this important concept.I wondered about the connection between spontaneity and creativity.When in the "stream of conciousness/flow" many great artists and musicians have claimed to have achievedtheir greatest succeses. Example a song composed in minutes; a painting in hours. I also find a close connection between spontenaity and innocence; how much easier for an innocent child to be spontaneous than a world weary child? Its a truism that we all need to seek our inner child again @Sara Jacobovici.
(I loved your image of the sun dappled trees Ali...induces a calmness of spirit)18/05/2017 #57 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA#12 @Harvey Lloyd.Agree the spontenaity of childhood is the purest type..i find spontenaity and innocence to be very closely correlated qualities. Neil Young expresses this perfectly in his song" I am a child":
"I am a child, I last awhile
You can't conceive of the pleasure in my smile"18/05/2017 #56 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#55 Thank you @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian for your support and appreciation. I have just tweeted the buzz and I am grateful to you.
Yes, many commenters don't tick the like, but they make repeated comments. I believe the comment is more enriching for them. Also, some bees tick the like button, but don't comment. A third point is that the comments count the authors' responses. So, the number of comments might be well-over the likes sometimes.18/05/2017 #55 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianVery thought-provoking.
BTW: Right now, you have 55 comments and 29 relevants (I'm not sure how that works. I would think a comment means you find it relevant). Consider sharing this post to Twitter. Add buzz @beBee ( That's the word "buzz" + a space + @beBee ) the end of the text window.
BeBee will tweet-promote it for you. Powered by https://www.myTweetPack.com18/05/2017 #51 namita sinha#50 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee , Your posts and comments always inspire ..and have a cathartic effect ! Yes I am on my way to write further...thankyou so much for the motivation ! Blessed are we to have "mind-troublers" - as you fondly referred to the ones like dear @Sara Jacobovici ; in this network of great souls ! Have a safe and successful journey Sir :)18/05/2017 #50 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#43 "This is true for all relations – initial spontaneity and being vulnerable –and then letting our curiosity take the better of us as we unravel further..". You said it beautifully my dear @namita sinha View more#43 "This is true for all relations – initial spontaneity and being vulnerable –and then letting our curiosity take the better of us as we unravel further..". You said it beautifully my dear @namita sinha. I agree and wonderment coupled with curiosity have a synergetic effect. You can build on this and expand it into a great buzz, or even book.
I shal not be able to contribute more buzzes for the next twelve days because I am traveling tomorrow noon. But I shall write the buzz upon my return. Here, I live spontaneity and many times I started writing a buzz then a bee such as the wonderful mind @Sara Jacobovici makes a comment that pulls me to its attractor of wonderment and curiosity and I find myself swimming in different waters. This is my I address Sara sometimes as my mind-troubler Close
- Producer16/05/2017The Art of Being Patient With Yourself & Persistent With Your CraftThere’s a passage that I just read in Bob Dylan’s outstanding autobiography, Chronicles Vol 1, where he talks about starting to write his own songs, which is not where he started his career as a musician and singer. He did, in fact, sing nothing but...
Comments18/05/2017 #27 Anonymous"Your writing feeds off itself. The more you do the better you get. The better you get the more you love it. The more you love it, the more it radiates out and touches other people." Love this, @Jim Murray View more"Your writing feeds off itself. The more you do the better you get. The better you get the more you love it. The more you love it, the more it radiates out and touches other people." Love this, @Jim Murray! Close18/05/2017 #26 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianI won't bother saying, "Great post." I don't think you could write a bad one if you tried, Jim.
BTW: Right now, you have 24 comments and 20 relevants. Consider sharing this post to Twitter. Add buzz @beBee ( That's the word "buzz" + a space + @beBee ) the end of the text window.
BeBee will tweet-promote it for you. Powered by https://www.myTweetPack.com17/05/2017 #22 Praveen Raj GullepalliThanks for that thoughtful peek into what drives writing...and Sir Bob Dylan's autobiography Jim. Hope to get my hands on it soon!
The drivers are very distinct and different for those who write out of the irrepressible need to express and those who write to make a living out of it. But yes all great writing comes from somewhere deep inside...the heart or the intellect.17/05/2017 #21 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#14 Great writing is greater than the journey...or the destination, dear Fatima.
It is the glow of character clothed in words that connect, in ideas that inspire, in emotions that transcend, in questions that provoke, in humour that soothes, and wit that thrills - strengthened by experience and empathy.
It is the most revealing (and at times the most self-delusional) thing a person can do. In fact, one could even, at times, be a 'Snobbit' and not know it ;) But the readers sure will!17/05/2017 #18 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee#11i am glad you said that! I love writing, and I love writing for and with people where thete is e gage
Want. Not just sending something out and letting it fall into no persons land. I have been away for awhile now and I am wondering what I will write next that may be of interest to others. Hmm17/05/2017 #15 AnonymousThis is a great piece Jim. I understand the creative urge, just for me it is not writing. I think the early educational formality and rigidity of how to write and what to write about may have killed that avenue for me. Building on the other hand, that's more me. I get an idea, and it just demands that I execute on it. My front fence is an example. It has curves. Lots of positive feedback. Even door knockers asking about how it was done. So yep, when it's good, and you get feedback, even something written in wood gives a great personal buzz.17/05/2017 #14 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsCuriosity is the mother of all discoveries. Our inquisitiveness can either take us a long way or drop the ball on us. As Larry said in one of his post about success. Writing shouldn't be done with the objective of it being good at it but with the purpose of message the writer is delivering. Writing is not a destination but rather a journey. Great post Jim Love it17/05/2017 #11 Jim Murray#8 @Phil Friedman. I agree. I have done over 200 posts here and am still trying to figure out what works and what doesn't. One would think I would have cracked it by now. Maybe it's all just a crapshoot and it turns out to be something no one can actually control. Who the hell really knows.17/05/2017 #8 Phil Friedman#5 @Renée 🐝 Cormier > "... but I intuitively know when I write something outstanding and when I write something that is just ordinary ... "
My problem, Renee, is that my personal judgment often differs from that of my readers. And some of what I judge to be my best pieces seem to fall upon dead eyes, whereas some so-so work generates high levels of Engagement.
I find that, when Jim is being edgy, the response is quite high. But when he turns out a quiet piece that is replete with insight (which he does frequently), the reader response in much less pronounced.
If I were a snob, I would think of "peals cast before ... " or something like that. But I'm not... not really. So will just say, cheers!17/05/2017 #7 Paul Walters@Jim Murray Ah, all too true, Mr Murray. I get asked a lot ( I have no idea why) " I have a great book in me , how do I start" For many the book should actually stay within them, but the others , well, I have not a lot of advice. I simply quote that great Weiden & Kennedy line written for Nike, "Just do it" Thanks as always for starting my day by reading some intelligent musing
- Producer15/05/2017How Can You Be Successful? "How do I become more successful?"That's usually the question people ask me when they first want to talk about coaching.What is Success? It sounds like a simple question. It's a question I've asked myself many times over the years. Perhaps you've...
Comments17/05/2017 #11 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsThis is a fantastic important message @Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassadorlarry Success is not a destination rather a direction. While the feeling changes over time. Like failures it gives us experiences to learn from and shows us where & what we are good at. Enjoyed reading this.Thank you17/05/2017 #10 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWonderful article @Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador. I think my favorite quote was this one because I could really relate: "When pressed, most people do not really know what they want or don't know what to do once they've achieved their goal."
Larry Boyer, President, Success Rockets LLC
Stopping to smell the flowers along the way and even when you arrive is a recipe for not just success but happiness too :))16/05/2017 #9 Virag Gulyas#8 Agreed. I had a presentation at a College not long ago and I was talking about new media, social media and how it changed us. One of the biggest shocks is that in previous generations, people wanted to work, wanted to be lawyers, doctors, policemen. That was the goal. Today, the first in this 90-goal ranking is FAME. Today's generation measures success in terms of fame. And I think this is where it starts to go bad...16/05/2017 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanI like this quote, as well "Success isn't really a destination, because you'll never get there. Talk to anyone with millions or billions, they're always thinking of the next thing. Success is a direction, and that direction is forward." Nice read, @Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador View moreI like this quote, as well "Success isn't really a destination, because you'll never get there. Talk to anyone with millions or billions, they're always thinking of the next thing. Success is a direction, and that direction is forward." Nice read, @Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador. Close
- ProducerThe Owl That Could See The Future.Long ago, in a land far away, there once was an owl that could see the future. Soon all animals were informed that there was a genius among them. They were excited. The skill owned by Owl Genius was so different from the ones displayed by his...
Comments18/05/2017 #30 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#29 twitter bee @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian thank you, just applied your honey wisdom!18/05/2017 #29 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianSweet and poignant at the same time... well done.
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BeBee will tweet-promote it for you. Powered by https://www.myTweetPack.com18/05/2017 #28 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#27 yes Joanne you touched me deeply with that beautiful question. Of course you can. May baby and mother be very happy and healthy and treasure their love bond forever. Thank you.18/05/2017 #27 Joanne GardockiYour sweet story is so beautiful, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. Seeing the strengths and gifts of others can be so healing. Seeing ourselves in others is a deep connection. In a few weeks, I am invited to a baby shower for a friend's daughter. May I print your story for the mother-to-be and her new baby?18/05/2017 #26 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#17 wow Jerry highly appreciated! Thank you!18/05/2017 #25 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#16 yes! queen bee @🐝 Fatima G. Williams18/05/2017 #24 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#15 beautiful comments thank you @David B. Grinberg18/05/2017 #23 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#14 so are you motivational bee @Kevin Baker18/05/2017 #22 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#13 perfect idea and one of the stories here on beBee is being transformed into it @Jan 🐝 Barbosa more to come18/05/2017 #21 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#12 awe ... @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee18/05/2017 #20 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#11 aha the Italian based bee @Yogesh Sukal thank you!18/05/2017 #19 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#10 my pleasure @Joel Anderson18/05/2017 #18 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#9 thank you so much @debasish majumder once again17/05/2017 #15 David B. GrinbergThanks for another buzzing blog post, Liesbeth. I think we can all use a Genius Owl at different points in our lives, but especially when we are young, immature and insecure. This speaks to the critical importance of mentors for young people, as well as instilling a sense of confidence in them to be positive and dream big. Good message. Keep buzzing!16/05/2017 #11 Yogesh Sukalbellissimo, Grazie Mille @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
- Producer24/04/2017Tales from Paradise Pt. 4"Paradise is a state of mind..." Alright, admittedly this is a “fluff” piece, a descriptive narration indulging in my reminiscing; but it’s also a reminder that we need to stop and “smell the roses” once in a while, to appreciate and enjoy...
Comments16/05/2017 #36 Randall Burns#35 Thank You @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. Much appreciated!16/05/2017 #35 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.deep bow this is art @Randall Burns16/05/2017 #33 Tausif MundrawalaYou did it. It was aa if I was reading an account of a diver and surfer in Reader's digest. Yes you reminded me of this wonderful magazine which has always been favorite of mine. Here is my relevant,@Randall Burns View moreYou did it. It was aa if I was reading an account of a diver and surfer in Reader's digest. Yes you reminded me of this wonderful magazine which has always been favorite of mine. Here is my relevant,@Randall Burns. Thanks my friend,@Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman for tagging me. Close15/05/2017 #32 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanThis is great writing and a great story. Only 4 more relevants needed @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. @🐝 Fatima G. Williams @Tausif Mundrawala @Milos Djukic 😉15/05/2017 #29 Praveen Raj GullepalliMagnificent narrative dear Randall! I almost experienced it in 3D! You brought the magic, the colours, the mystique, the majesty, the might, the awe and the unfathomable deep blue sea and sky alive! Kudos! A meditation on blue literally. You'd make the Old Man and the Sea, proud! Thanks for tagging me @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher!15/05/2017 #26 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#25 Thank you @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher for tagging me. No question about the quality of this buzz by the great writer @Randall Burns. It is music, fun, deep thinking, mental and physical travelling and wisdom fused together.
Randal asks in this buzz "wow does time ever fly by when you’re having fun"? Well, my answer is definitely yes. The reading time of your buzz is 10 minutes, but I felt it less than two minutes.15/05/2017 #20 Ken BoddieGreat intro on life's sinusoidal curve of ups and downs, Randy. I work in a culture of 'opportunities' rather than problems, where all experiences are greatfully received. But the concept of "balls to the wall" leads to "flying with fish" has me trumped. As for that hickie on the neck., can't see "got slapped by a flying fish" being a credible excuse with most partners. 🤣😂🤣
- Producer29/04/2017Complexity, Stress, Patterns, & Multi-Sensory AwarenessIf you have been following me, you will know I have been passionately doing my own study on the senses for quite some time and published, "Trust Your Senses" last year. Well to my excitement I recently found a BBC radio program "The Uncommon...
Comments29/05/2017 #35 Randall Burns@Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee @Harvey Lloyd Well it's been almost 2 weeks and I have formulated a response;
Harvey, very interesting point regarding children's perspectives and "senses" and Deb your response is right in line with what Don Juan said about children. I can elaborate further but basically he says that infants and children are born very "loose", fluid in their abilities to utilize many of their "normal" senses", (extra beyond the "basic 5"), it is the adults around them that cause their "fluidity" to solidify on only their "reason/intellect", as most modern adults are stuck there as well, we've all forgotten what we were born with18/05/2017 #32 Randall Burns#31 That's an interesting article @Sara Jacobovici , and I agree with your sentiments regarding us as being "unlimited" in our abilities to "perceive". One of my thoughts is yes technology is a wonderful development, But, is it also a crutch that's causing us to lose touch of some of our "senses" due to lack of use? A growing dependency on technology making us turn our backs on some of the more subtle and nebulous aspects of ourselves?
Who says we can't fly without technology? (I will return to this point in the next comment)
The article still leaves us with the age old conundrum, (with a twist),
"How does a blind man know that he's smelling purple?"18/05/2017 #31 Sara Jacobovici#28 Great comment to @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee's buzz @Randall Burns. I am in awe of us being sensory beings. the discussion of how we perceive and how much we perceive is an important one. I don't agree with some perspectives of us being "limited" and that technology has enabled us to sense things we can't on our own. I think that it is great that technology allows us to have those extra experiences, just like we are able to fly because of technology. But if I can't fly, doesn't mean I am limited. I often like to think of our "blind spots" as just as valuable a perception as all the others; what we don't see influences how we see. By the way, some people who have synesthesia can actually smell purple. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-is-synesthesia/18/05/2017 #30 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee#27 dear @ Harvey Lloyd - on the other side of child development is s perspective that children are learning instinctively through all of their senses. It is adults with our hard focus on word and number literacy that we funnel them into ignoring learning and making sens of the world through other senses. But the good news - it does not matter how old we are - when willing we can learn new capacities at any time. I love finding new places to explore. We may think we have explored the world but I sense we are only scratching the surface.18/05/2017 #29 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee#28i look forward to you returning @ Randall - yes I agree there must be so much more that we are sensing but we are unaware . I sense as we are so literate in our word sense and thought sense we can take some time to develop another sense and see what emerges18/05/2017 #28 Randall BurnsAbsolutely fascinating Buzz @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee Thought provoking in the extreme, I will ponder your questions and re-read to formulate an appropriate response. I would like to say that I like the analogy of "Do we have as many senses as colours?" in that our "sense" of vision actually only perceives a fractional portion of the full color spectrum, I'm sure that we have other senses that perceive on other parts of the spectrum and even on different spectrums but being so disconnected from our intellects it is very difficult for us to even recognize, let alone describe.
I have enjoyed a few discussions with @Sara Jacobovici about how we are multi-faceted beings, but how to connect the more nebulous aspects to the intellect? They are mutually exclusive, like trying to describe how the colour purple smells, I will return...14/05/2017 #27 Harvey LloydOur consciousness is a gathering of sensory data overtime and the processing of this information into an identity. "If the call for emotional development is the first step in our evolution to become more bodily aware, is their a second step?" This is the question that caught my attention. Educating ourselves within the domain of emotional development first would assist us in developing knowledge into wisdom.
Lacking sound emotional development we have left our consciousness exposed to intellect alone with no way to process the information without concluding right and wrong. Our senses are now dedicated to seeking out the "right" path and the risks to that path. Senses are the tools of the brain and ultimately the conscious version of our identity.
In our modern era we find that emotional development is one of the freedoms or assumed self guided tours as we pour information into people. Guiding a child through their emotional development is a challenging and rewarding process. Without this guidance children are left to assimilate sensory data with no understanding, except, how it impacts them. This trial and error process creates the identity they will reinforce in adulthood or overcome.01/05/2017 #26 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee#21 @John Rylance - Waldorf Steiner named one of our senses "ego" and in western society we seem to be preoccupied with developing our individual ego sense. I wonder - many people say they are out of balance with work and life etc Are we out of balance with our sensing abilities - too much ego sense word sense thought sense - not enough movement sense balance sense intuitive sense energy sense etc etc01/05/2017 #25 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee#23 @Antoinette Capasso we could! I am a social scientist. I study my own behaviour and the behaviour of others and the work with clients one to one and in groups. I do not have the equipment or the scientific expertise to test what you are suggesting. But I do sense energy in locations within people and this does affect me and I can shift my energy state if affected adversely by someone else's energy state.30/04/2017 #23 Antoinette Capasso-BackdahlCould we actually have more senses outside the color spectrum that reaches our subconscious mind and our bodies? We are effected by waves we cannot see. At the quantum level these waves penetrate our cells. Our cells communicate to the rest of our body and our organs adjust its network of communications accordingly.30/04/2017 #22 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsEver since I read your book "Trust your senses" my body is more aware and is able to understand my senses and what it is capable of.
We are living in a competitive world where all one thinks of is how to stand out of the competition. But as an individual reconnecting with my senses and actively listening to it. I am able to discern what's right and wrong. If we fine tune and develop our sensory multi-intelligence we will experience a work life balance and attain satisfaction of being.
My experiences are helping me explore this unknown territory and I am in awe.
Thank you @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeedeb for inviting us to re-think what our senses mean in daily life. I am still exploring and though we have many obstacles in doing the same I will keep trying ☺
Quoting your book "We are living in our heads, outside our visceral experience,
we disconnect from what creates our wellbeing" We need to connect with what creates our well-being which is nothing other than understanding and listening and satisfying our sensory needs.30/04/2017 #21 John RylanceWhat interests me is how we use our senses, and how we adapt to not having a core sense like blindness or deafness from birth or loss of a sense later life.
How many of us are in denial over our senses? We see people peering at print obviously needing glasses, pretending they heard what someone has said, when clearly they haven't. Do we often have an in balance of a sense of ego?
Finally no mention of the sense everyone is supposed to try and display common sense.
#Deb Lange thanks for stimulating my thought senses.