- Producer28/08/2016Conscious IntegrationIntroductionContributors to the understanding of the concept of human consciousness represent a broad spectrum of individuals, each unique in their subjectivity. And while a diversity of subjectivity adds to the richness of the concept of...
Comments03/12/2016 #3 Lisa GallagherA lot of food for thought and thank you for explaining consciousness @Ian Weinberg. I agree couldn't agree more with this statement, "These include: gratitude for the experience of life and its blessings as emanating from the source files of creation; respect, sensitivity and empathy for others - since we all are connected in the timeless-spaceless zone; calmness and trust in acknowledging that we are small but unique components in an awesomely vast system" Sensitivity and empathy play a major role in many relationships whether they are personal or professional!03/12/2016 #2 Gert Scholtz 🐝@Ian Weinberg A super post on one of the big questions of life - what is consciousness? I find it fascinating that neuro-electrical activity takes place a few milliseconds before a conscious decision. Which may lead to another big question - the existence and extent of free will. Or as someone said: "My will is free but my won't is not". The emotional tags you refer to overlaps with what Antonio Damasio calls the somatic moment/memory. A thought provoking read - thanks Ian.
- 03/12/2016@Savvy Raj wrote a great blog and in it she writes about the true story of "The gist of the charwoman." This blog is touching and eye opening. Thank you for the mention and link to my post within your blog Savvy!Dignity of the Beingsavvyraj.com The Bark of a Tree … tells the tale of fortitude and strength in the grounding . Your scars are patterns life has drawn on you while you held ground . Be proud of who you are . You are...
- Producer02/12/2016Parents...Patience & Love!A mama's truthParenting is hard. There are no manuals that tell you what to do to be the best parent for the child you birth. The only thing you know is this human being is dependent on you for a long time. No two children are the same. Actually the...
Comments03/12/2016 #4 Lisa GallagherWhat a great buzz from the heart and so honest @Donna-Luisa Eversley! You wrote, "I'm not sure if I can ever be the mother she wishes for, but I am the mom she has." I used to feel the same, is your daughter a teen now? I thought my daughter would alway find fault with me because I had tight rules and I wasn't a conformist. Many of her friends were allowed to do whatever they wanted and lacked rules. So, I think many of us that do enforce our rules are seen as the witches or the enemy by our girls in particular. My son never challenged me and his personality differed. I can attest that my daughter and I are best friends today. She actually talks about some of her own past behavior and tells me she fully understands why I made the rules I did and should have been stricter with her haha. Can we say, things I never knew about?? I don't want to know now either! I think things will work out in the end, it just takes time and reassurance that you're doing the best you know how out of love! When it comes from a place of love, that's all that matters.03/12/2016 #3 Franci Eugenia HoffmanAh, those, on or about, teenage years when we thought we were invincible and we had to be cool. Our own pressures and our peer pressures can cause a lot of confusion. If we don't understand the confusion, then we place the blame elsewhere. So, mom - tag you're it. I feel certain it's a phase that will pass and your daughter will come around. Immaturity can wear many faces and only time will determine when the next step is taken. We are all a work in progress and remembering your other post, we will never be complete. https://donnaluisawordslayer.wordpress.com/2016/12/01/just-thinking-out-loud-life-with-me-is-a-limited-time-edition/
- Producer03/12/2016Read this NOW, or you will be run over by a mail truck!We have all received those asinine chain letters at least once in our lives, you know the ones that tell you if you don’t forward this letter to all your friends in the next 5 minutes you will die!Really now!?That’s interesting when I have hundreds...
- Producer02/12/2016ENIGMA OF DREAM!Everyone love to dream Obviously with a gleam But seldom one bothers It has two realms One is based on reflection of practical beam Other is purely manufactured by individual’s whim One is based on reflection Where nature...
- Producer02/12/2016The Key to Happiness: Don't Go to Bed Mad.(Lessons on How to Avoid Customer Churn Rates) Supposedly, a few seconds is all it takes for our brains to store a moment. I say supposedly, because our brains are such complicated things. You never really know what the brain is going to do...
Comments03/12/2016 #10 Lisa GallagherGreat buzz @Robert Cormack. I really try hard not to go to bed mad but that doesn't mean all issues were solved before falling asleep. I remember years ago we were taught that philosophy about loved ones because tomorrow may never come. That stood with me and still does to this day. If I feel angry about something before bed I try to find a way to deflect my anger by listening to music, reading positive material or self-talk to tame my inner beast haha. I guess this could apply to Marketing too?03/12/2016 #9 Andrew GoldmanAn interesting info, Robert Cormack! I don't feel that negative about the Mcdonald's, perhaps because I don't watch TV. Instead when I visit the place I see that they, for example, donate money to the orphanage. There is something good in everything, it's just a question of what we focus on. "Wake up with a smile" I'd add)03/12/2016 #7 Jared WieseI attended the seminar from Drs. John and Julie Gottman based on the "love lab" with the only real scientific research ever captured between couples over 14+ years. This stuff works, because it's proven. (https://www.gottman.com/about/research/ View moreI attended the seminar from Drs. John and Julie Gottman based on the "love lab" with the only real scientific research ever captured between couples over 14+ years. This stuff works, because it's proven. (https://www.gottman.com/about/research/).
For the reference of "5:1 ratio of pleasant memories to really stupid ones", Gottman actually says...
"The magic ratio is 5:1. In other words, as long as there are five times as many positive interactions between partners as there are negative, the relationship is likely to be stable."
I bet Dr. Gottman would say calling or labeling your partner or something s/he did as "stupid" would actually be one of the four horsemen.
The Gottman Ratio is about couples actions, not a restaurant and its customers brand memories.
"Myth: Never go to bed angry. If you don’t hash through every conflict right away, it’ll lead to resentment and ultimately blowups.
... Ideally, of course, we would all be able to truly forgive every slight and make up before bedtime. But guess what? No one is that perfect. And, in reality, most spouses don’t solve problems well when they’re mad."
So snoring might be :1, Jim. 😉
But I see no ties to Gottman and marketing. Close02/12/2016 #1 Gert Scholtz 🐝@Robert Cormack Maybe much of this has to do with what psychologists call Loss Aversion - claiming we are 2-3 times as sensitive to loss than we are to gains. Simply stated - we feel much worse losing $100 than we feel happy winning $100. Wonder then if the add went instead of "I'm loving it" to "I'm not losing it". My random 2c then. Thanks Robert.
- Producer02/12/2016TV or not TV ?Today`s reflection...When teaching to my 11 years old students (the older ones just think I`m strange) for the past years, as they still very young and kind of innocent, they asked things like :Did you watch TV last night ?The last night was fun,...
Comments02/12/2016 #2 Harvey LloydI am afraid i have TV's everywhere, not really sure why i watch very little in way of mainstream shows. I find the commercials sophomoric and challenging to be in the same room with. I am with you that as much as we lock our doors and secure our children from would be harmful environments, TV is the silent infiltrator we tend to overlook.
Your eleventh graders are the norm. Life with TV is almost like missing an appendage. I like the commercial that shows grandma and grandpa upgrading to some high-speed cable TV so the grandkids will come and visit.
Good thoughts and post @Camille Mari
- 02/12/2016New on Inc. today. Having worked for several companies with toxic cultures, I know the warning signs.7 Warning Signs Your Potential Employer Has a Toxic Culturewww.inc.com Save your sanity and don't ignore these warning signs in the interview...
Comments02/12/2016 #9 Randy Keho#3 When I was just out of graduate school, I blindly accepted a position as the public relations officer for a prestigious medical school. I thought I was on my way.
Turns out I was the runner-up for the position. The winner only lasted a few months before running as far away as possible.
The director, my boss, thought she knew everything.
I should have realized something was a miss when I saw a three-ring binder on the shelf behind her desk that read "Public Relations Made Easy."02/12/2016 #8 Campbell PriceGreat share on a very important topic. I consider bad culture in a company to be a reflection of poor or weak leadership. The same leaders are so blind to their own failings, that they are genuinely surprised that the culture is toxic enough that even they recognize it. Good luck getting HR to do anything about it.02/12/2016 #7 Mohammed SultanJohn White,MPA .You have left nothing unsaid on your article.Sometimes candidates become unable to pick up any of these signals or ignore them because they think of the the pay check!.As marketers,we always know about toxic cultures from the way they treat their customers.So,my advice to new candidates who might not able to know whether there's a synergy between their career objectives and the employer objectives or whether the employer has credibility or not ,to go to the market to pick up such signals or find that synergy between the employer and their customers.Toxic companies are reflections of toxic bosses who often give you marching orders that will put you on middle grounds, because they usually have opposing ideas that can take you in different directions..You can't easily pick up such a signal during the selection process, but when you go to the market and listen to some of their customers ,you may find that such an employer are often telling lies; when they find themselves unable to justify their actions or their actions have become no more consistent with their promises to their customers.When such an employer find that their initiatives and their identity are no more consistent ,they lose integrity and begin to compromise or turn around the standard they have set for themselves.02/12/2016 #5 Lisa GallagherThanks for tagging me @John White, MBA (for some reason I can't tag you tonight), I tried to tag you in another post about an hour ago. Your name doesn't come up in my drop down box no matter how I try to type it.
Ok, back to the article- Excellent! You have a good memory about my experience with a toxic boss. I have to admit, she was so fake and I never picked up on that although, in hindsight, I should have. I think it seems too good to be true, then it probably is.
You touched on every symptom many feel when working for a toxic boss, including myself. I would get such bad stomach pains before work sometimes I'd have to call and make up a lie as to why I would be a few minutes late. I also should have left as soon as she began talking about other employees while pumping her own ego not long after I began. You nailed it with this article!
- Producer01/12/2016C215: An emblematic figure of French Street Art sceneC215 (Christian Guemy) is a French Artist born and based in Vitry sur Seine. An Industrial city Located at the southern tip of the city of Paris.With his stencils or free hand he transformed Vitry grey walls into an open museum.Hundreds of artworks...
Comments02/12/2016 #4 Ken BoddieWe live in a haze of visual pollution, Laurent, sorrounded by gaudy billboards, traffic signs, neon lighting and the ever present graffiti. But every so often, a real street artist grabs our attention with a mural, or even an embellishment around a building detail, that grabs our attention and stops us in our tracks with its wow factor. Christian Guernsey would appear to be one of these. Thanks for sharing.
- Producer01/12/2016beBee’s Communications Team: Professional Engagement Through PassionsHello everybody! As you all know by now we want a very powerful new message to get out there so that everyone can understand what beBee is all about: professional engagement through passions! Today we wanted you to take a closer look at beBee’s...
Comments02/12/2016 #11 Lisa GallagherThis is great, just saved all the graphics. I love the marketing concept and I love how all of you at beBee work together... if I could turn back time (hear Cher singing haha), I would be working with all of you at beBee! By turn back time, that means... if I had learned the skills many of you have, kudos!02/12/2016 #9 David B. GrinbergAs someone who has worked in the communications field for over 20 years, I want to congratulate the beBee comms team for all of your exemplary work. I just wish I were there with you in Madrid, as you all strike me as such a fun and dedicated group in a wonderful workplace and work culture. Okay, I'm jealous.01/12/2016 #6 David B. GrinbergAs someone who has worked in the communications field for over 20 years, I want to congratulate the beBee comms team for all of your exemplary work. I just wish I was there with you in Madrid, as you all strike me as such a fun and dedicated group in a wonderful workplace and work culture. As a former journalist, I do have have a few questions, however:
1) @Teresa Gezze and @Tifany Rodio: how to do you look so amazingly beautiful despite all the food you claim to eat?
2) How can a food lover refrain from gaining weight? Any tips?
3) And, for your male colleagues: how can your guys concentrate while working so closely with co-workers who look like super models? Are your wives, girlfriends, or "significant others" ever a little jealous?
Don't get me wrong, you guys look good too. But I'm a plain looking American male with a receding hairline and a face "only a mother could love." Thus, I'm a bit envious of all these good looking Spanish men, including @Javier beBee and @Juan Imaz. I sure you guys can understand.
Again, thanks for ALL YOU DO!
- Producer22/11/2016Working in Slippers - My Entrepreneur story. Today's reflection. I work from home (or at least I try), like many other people. But why ? I could list all my degrees and experiences, but I won't so if you're curious, visit my profile. I moved to England for personal reasons, and I couldn't...
Comments02/12/2016 #25 Andrew GoldmanThank you for a great message, @Camille Mari! Actually, everyone is an entrepreneur. Just some people have fixed payment for working hours, others have all they can earn for the results. Just as you said, loving what you do is the best thing in the world. People who do what they love always have time for everything.02/12/2016 #24 Lisa GallagherHi @Camille Mari, I work in my slippers too :)) I love how you described what you do. I'm happy you are happy! It's not easy working from your home, many distractions. I have set aside quite a bit of time at night to work when it's quieter and my mind isn't so distracted by the world. Being happy is so important.
You wrote: "Sometimes I feel I'll conquer the world, sometimes I feel nothing is going to work." Me too, I have good days and not such good days. It feels great when you do feel as though you can conquer the world!!23/11/2016 #17 Deb HelfrichLoving what one does is the best revenge for those really baffling recruitment stories. I am cheering you on, @Camille Mari.
And here is a secret that should be more well known, just about everyone teeters on the "Sometimes I feel I'll conquer the world, sometimes I feel nothing is going to work." spectrum.
All it takes is just a little more time spent in conquer mode to stand out from the crowd! And the way to do that is to work at something you would be doing anyway.22/11/2016 #12 AnonymousYou are following your dream dear @Camille Mari and that is an act of bravery - a combination that can certainly lead to much success. I love how honestly you describe what it feels like and I encourage you to carry on! Thanks for the tag - pointing me to this wonderful buzz @Mamen Delgado 😀22/11/2016 #8 Sushmita Thakare Jain@Camille Mari working for yourself building it ahead is definitely hard and challenging trust me I get it very well but it has it's own fun, I'm glad you are lucky enough meeting the right person in the right place with getting to learn. Thanks for sharing your story dear, best luck for your coming future :)
- Producer01/12/2016Just Thinking Out Loud: Life with Me is a Limited Time Edition!TimeIn clearing the drafts in my email something popped up, "life with me is a limited time edition." So, here I go wondering where that line came from and saw it was from me - smile! I just have to smile at that cocky line which would have come...
Comments02/12/2016 #22 Alan CullerThanks @Donna-Luisa Eversley for sharing your thoughts. I especially like the 'never stop growing point' - the absence of growth is death -life is about learning and loving. My father was asked at 95 the secret of a long life -he smiled and said "Just keep breathing." :-)
Alan02/12/2016 #21 Chas Wyatt"Nothing that is complete breathes." ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin. "May I never be complete. May I never be content. May I never be perfect. Deliver me, Tyler, from being perfect and complete." ~Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club, Chapter 5.02/12/2016 #20 Aurorasa SimaThanks for sharing about how you feel and on which note you end this year.
We breathe. It´s all complete. And there can be never completeness for one hunger satisfied gets replaced with more hunger.
Yeah ... you´re a limited edition and a precious one. I like you attitude towards life and love a lot, my dear friend.01/12/2016 #19 Lisa GallagherGreat attitude @Donna-Luisa Eversley, we are all incomplete! When we stop learning, helping, giving- well we stop living. I think we all have days we feel stagnant or may even stagnate temporarily and for me, it's recognizing those times and stepping back up to the plate. Very inspiring Donna and maybe we all need to push each other once in a while if another is withdrawing. We never know another's circumstances, it always helps to know we have others that care because we can't always be 'all that' for everyone. Sometimes we need an extra hug, someone to listen etc... I'm glad I saw you on facebook or I would have reached out to you on here, I would have been very worried about you, my friend. Thank you for this, you have a way of working through things, whatever they may be and coming back with a fervor.01/12/2016 #18 Deb Helfrich"Life is a paradox of balance." Feeling at peace with our past and full of hope for our future is the way to stay blissfully present to the sorrows and joys of being alive right now. Every minute we can figure out how to balance in the present brings us more fully alive.
The right now is unlimited, @Donna-Luisa Eversley. And one very timely way to celebrate it is with writing straight from the heart.01/12/2016 #12 AnonymousWow, thanks for "thinking out loud" @Donna-Luisa Eversley! I am in full alignment with your thoughts - we are imperfect beings and yet we strive to improve. You captured this so wisely in our looking for those "perfect opportunities to meet my imperfection,". And this process is ongoing - never completed. Bravissimo ! Sharing in Sanctuary hive & on twitter!01/12/2016 #11 Fatima Williams#1 Love this buzz @Donna-Luisa Eversley Yes by being incomplete we keep on addling to ourselves. I stand with you on this by saying let me be incomplete I don't need people pushing me to be complete. I love my imperfect incomplete self.
Christmas greetings everyone. I'm feeling all Christmassy since it turned December.🤗🤗🤗⛤🤗🤗🤗01/12/2016 #9 Jesse AngelesDonna,
I love this! The idea rings so true and for so many. In my line of work I see so many that believe that expanding their knowledge involves time which they do not have. The scarcity mentality that robs those of a richer life. Abundance of knowledge is a great life for me.01/12/2016 #7 Phil FriedmanDonna-Luisa, when I finally came to grips with a single fact, my life outlook became much more serene. Of course, serenity is relative. That fact is life is open-ended. There will always be items on my to-do list and places-to-see list, right to the end. As some items get checked off, others will pop up. Which is part of being alive, and not being one of the walking dead. So I understand, I think, your thoughts here. And thank you for providing the reminder to reflect on what it is to be truly alive. Cheers and best wishes.01/12/2016 #6 Sushmita Thakare Jain@Donna-Luisa Eversley I believe the incompleteness within ourselves is what pushes us to learn new things. It is this life journey where each day is a new lesson learned in some way or the other, it may be limited edition but that is its beauty! Thank you for sharing this lovely post, will be sharing it ahead :)
- Producer01/12/2016Let’s nudge our pessimist selvesIn pursuance of multi-tasking and an urge to earn more, I undertook a project and subjected myself to toil for fourteen hours a day including my office work. Initially I was proud to have enlisted myself in this independent task but later on...
Comments02/12/2016 #8 Sara JacoboviciThank you @Lisa Gallagher for bringing my attention to this heartfelt story beautifully written by @Tausif Mundrawala. Tausif, your heart is definitely in the right place. Keep connecting to real people, like your amazing mother, and stay open to those nudges. Wishing you all the success!02/12/2016 #7 Ali Anani@Tausif Mundrawala- you are a storyteller. I liked your buzz and immensely enjoyed reading it. Towards the end you wrote "We need a little nudge from our inner core to rouse ourselves from the nightmare of pessimism". Excellent way of expressing it. Keep writing.
I also thank you for accepting my urge to you to write this buzz. It is worthy.
Thank you @Lisa Gallagher for bring my attention to this sweet buzz.01/12/2016 #3 Tausif Mundrawala#2 Thank you so much for your kind words, @Lisa Gallagher. I commented on his buzz and he sensed a story in one of those sentences. He nudged and encouraged me to pen this buzz. I have to pay heed to him and have to share with you all. Thank you once again and keep inspiring us, Lisa.01/12/2016 #2 Lisa GallagherHi @Tausif Mundrawala, I'm glad @Ali Anani nudged you to write this! It sounds like you were pushing beyond your human limits and it was affecting your health and possibly psyche. I'm happy others noticed it and your mom became your rock with her words.
It appears your mindset changed through feeling others pain(s) which lessened you own? You are so right, "Truth involves us all," and so does love for our fellow humans. When we can focus on something outside of ourselves, I think it can help to put much into perspective. Also, having support from those that care about us is also conducive to our mental frame of mind.
Thank you so much for sharing this! cc: @Jared Wiese
- Producer28/08/2016So you want to produce a little Honey?There are those on beBee who are so adept at blogging and publishing that this little instructional post may seem a little elementary. But there are many Bees out there who have never written a long post or even a wordy Buzz and this post is...
Comments31/08/2016 #36 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#29 @Pamela L. Williams: I mentioned it below but it didn't get noticed...we both wrote on this same topic on the same day! Perhaps, @debasish majumder, boxes of bees were dropped off at two different places on the same day! I wonder how often this happens - and our two articles really don't have overlap - that is statistically significant. So interesting...#22 #26 #25 #23 https://www.bebee.com/producer/@margaret-aranda/sharp-check-in-dr-margaret-aranda-s-newbeez-be-a-bebee-producer31/08/2016 #32 Pamela L. Williams#26 I read about the honey production in India. It does have a very beneficial side; bee populations are growing. If you have heard about Colony Collapse Disorder then you know that most of the world is seeing declines in bee populations. India could become the bee/honey capital of the world :-)30/08/2016 #26 debasish majumderyour lovely insight instigate to ponder an alarming issue being prominent in my country, India, where bees are being dispensed from one region to other region in boxes where they can introduce the business of honey and make sizable profit, keeping the peoples economy at stake who are traditionally engaged in honey exporting business. besides, shifting of honey business by transporting bees are directly affecting the overall agricultural economy of the concern place, as the cross pollination and pollination by bees will be inevitably affect the other agricultural produces. so, i guess, being intoducing by number of do's and don'ts will intimidate the new bees to produce buzzes.
- Producer01/12/2016Nightmare world- looking through the stained glass window.It was at the age of 14 when I worked out that most people suck. My parents were still living together but going through a very messy separation. They hated each other. They hated me. I had them beat. I hated the world.One afternoon in a rage...
Comments01/12/2016 #3 Campbell PriceGreat comments by people who get it. (Thanks Harvey and Lisa ) If you believe that lightening can strike twice, within a week of the funeral my next door neighbor died in a tragic accident at a theme park. (Nightmare world re-opens on December 10) I have insider insights into the media that I did not have previously. I would be grateful if someone could share my story to the communications/ media hive. Ps. My friend was not murdered in Australia. The country it happened in means that is highly unlikely to be solved and hence the filtered character assassination story will be the one remembered.01/12/2016 #2 Harvey LloydYou have tapped a great media issue, the insatiable need to bring judgment upon all involved, give reason to crimes or justifications. I need none of this. A person who was thriving was removed from our presence by someone who was not. Motivation, understanding or justification will not change this fact.
But media has had an effect on our society. This effect has been some form of higher reasoning that we can overlook crime based on background, conditions and emotional state. We reason this out in a public format that seems to alienate the victim of the crime.
I feel for your friends family.
Great post, @Campbell Price01/12/2016 #1 Lisa GallagherHi @Campbell Price, welcome to beBee! Friends or anyone we lose can never be replaced. It's sad that your friend has more recognition now than when he was alive. It's very sad to hear he was murdered, that must be painful when you think of him. I agree, most people don't suck! Thanks for this, a great first buzz.
cc: @David B. Grinberg @Deb Helfrich @Jared Wiese @Pamela L. Williams @John White, MBA
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- Producer28/11/2016Regarding Vanity PublishingToday's reflection concern something I (re)discovered when moving to England.Vanity publishing. In French we don't use the translation of vanity, (and it made sounds it very polite) "publication à compte d'auteur"meaning publication on author's...
Comments29/11/2016 #6 Camille Mari#4 I'm sorry about what happened with your dad's book. Your dad's publisher is the kind I don't like so much. I noticed on the Amazon page there is no Kindle version for your dad's book, which is very strange because it should be available (and or part of the contract), and cost no more money for you. I help authors with self-publishing and sometimes it can sound like a nightmare too, but it still cheaper and the way you want. Drop me an email if you need help with something.
#5 I agree. Self-publishing can be done very well and have a professional touch now.29/11/2016 #5 Phillip HubbellSelf publishing has come a long way since the days when authors had to print a bunch of books and store them in a garage. Print on Demand means that if someone orders a book from Amazon, Apple, Books-a-Million, Barnes and Nobel as examples they print one book and send it to the customer. Books are also available as eBooks in all these places and registered with Ingram Wholesalers. The editing is your task, the cover can be done professionally and the marketing is whatever you put into it. The standard publishers are great if you are a celebrity or a famous media personality.29/11/2016 #4 Harvey LloydGreat post. Anyone who is considering publishing a book either self or otherwise should consider your thoughts. My dad had a burning desire to take a story he had written into a published book. (https://www.amazon.com/Man-Called-Jesus-Thomas-Lloyd/dp/1939930448/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480437576&sr=8-1&keywords=a+man+called+jesus). He is retired and my brother and i decided this would be a great project for him. We funded the book through a regional publisher who we felt would add a personal touch with dad. It cost us about 8,000 US to get the box of 50 books and all the other bells and whistles.
My brother who is not as flexible as myself in communications had a nightmare with some of the online self-publishers. They pushed a lot of hope and dream but in the fine print the costs were astronomical. If the hope and dream part did come true the contract basically had you making money after the first million in sales.
Your advice is prudent and food for thought. Self-publishing is a learning adventure. Well worth the money we spent. All three of us learned a lot about publishing. I sense that i could evaluate the process with a little more wisdom now.29/11/2016 #2 Lisa GallagherYou just gave me a great idea @Camille Mari! We are making homemade gifts for Christmas this year in honor of my mom (who was a very artsy/crafty woman. She made homemade gifts for all the adults over the last 15 years or so. I think I may print off stories I've written about her over the past 2 years, put them in a nice binder with a cover (collage of entire family on cover) and that will be my gift! Thank you for this.
- Producer29/11/2016A Short StoryMy father had to deal with “being let go” in 1965. I had to deal with “being let go” in 2001. The corporate culture may have looked different but it is only a variation on the same theme; losing your job. In today’s corporate culture, the system...
- 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.
- Producer28/11/2016Just Thinking out loud - Control Random ThoughtsBlogging has been for me, a way to share as much as I know with the rest of the world. These are my thoughts and examples from my own experiences, so I guess you can say - Dwordslayer shares a real person!There are days I need...
Comments29/11/2016 #38 Donna-Luisa Eversley#20 @Sara Jacobovici, thank you ..wow, when I read this, you got the weepy emotional blast in my eyes 😉😘 ...it is the truth of music and rythmn ..I am happy it resonates with you so much. As soon as I draw on the music my entire person responds. It is like a conductor bringing the sounds into a crescendo. Controlling emotions need that understanding of self to create harmony for self.29/11/2016 #37 Donna-Luisa Eversley#19 #hugs right back at you #babydoll @Lisa Gallagher..
🐝🐝🐝🌹🌹🌹 Thankfully some of us are on Facebook or I would have been in a desert. 😂..glad to be back. I do have some stuff I've written.. will try to publish, but seems quite sad, not happy simply a difficult time with less light and the weepy willows.
Thanks for reading.29/11/2016 #35 Donna-Luisa Eversley#17 @Max Carter thank you...yes, storytelling is a part of the healing process which is powerful. It is the feel of the music which makes the story flow , making a melody which makes a whole lot more sense than life on its own sometimes 😉..thank you for your beautiful supportive words 🐝🐝🌻🌻🌻29/11/2016 #31 Fatima Williams#1 Aww ♡@Donna-Luisa Eversley I've missed you . Awesome that your back and buzzing again my dear. Your buzzes are music to the ears. This is a sensational buzz with some great takeaways. Everyone has a song for every situation we just have to sing out loud and let the music fill our lives. Buzzon dear and welcome back to beBeeland.🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗😇🤗🤗🤗🤗29/11/2016 #29 Pamela L. WilliamsI really like this comment Ken. Sometimes you just can't play it safe, you need some adventure, to try new things, to speak out when things go awry. For now it is still some of the greatest freedoms and gifts we have; free will and free speach. The Internet has given us the ability to reach a tremendous audience and as long as we stay tactful and factual great things can be accomplished. Ain't no mountain high enough! Ain't no valley low enough! #28
- Producer27/11/2016Live Life to the Fullest - Right NowMy accountant (of all people) keeps telling me to live life to the fullest because, "you never know what disasters tomorrow will bring." Tim practices what he preaches - travelling, going out to events, and meeting as many people as he can....
Comments28/11/2016 #8 Lisa GallagherHi @Cory Galbraith, the real life examples you wrote of above are good reasons to live in the moment and to the fullest. I think it's easy to get caught in the trap of 'what needs to be done daily,' and even easier to just forget that we need to experience life beyond our homes and work. I like your accountant, he has a great attitude! I'm glad you have learned that anger and fighting with others serves no purpose except to weigh us down. I try hard to forgive quick and forget. I'm still working on being more spontaneous and doing things I actually fear... things others may enjoy! Thanks for this reminder.27/11/2016 #4 David B. GrinbergThanks Cory for sharing such profound advice and words of wisdom. Just to reiterate some of your key points:
1) Life is in the living -- and life is fragile.
2) Worrying is a waste of time and bad for your health. Rather, adopt a positive mindset and be positively expectant about your goals, plans, dreams.
3) Remember, "No risk, no reward." Don't be afraid to take a "leap of faith" once and a while. Ask yourself a simple question: if others can do it, why not me?
4) Like the iconic Nike campaign stated: "Just do it!" -- as there's no time like the present.
Thanks again for the very helpful and insightful buzz, Cory. It's always a pleasure to read you here. I and many other bees appreciate your writing and appreciate YOU.27/11/2016 #2 AnonymousThis buzz describes what I have learned in this one life as well. And I too, am an Accountant who has learned: "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts." [According to Quote investigator, this quote should be attributed to William Bruce Cameron instead of Albert Einstein. See Cameron’s 1963 text “Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking”
- Producer27/11/2016Three Ways Helping Others Helps Your CareerThere is a fundamental truth in business that often gets lost in the quest for results, revenue and profits: All business is about helping people.This applies both inside and outside the company. It may be easy to see that a business exists to...
Comments28/11/2016 #11 Sarah ElkinsMy friend @Randy Bradley said something to me a long time ago that has forever been seared into my brain: "Those self-help books have it all wrong, totally backward. To help yourself, focus on helping others." (Or something along those lines.) Terrific post here, @Larry Boyer, I just love this.28/11/2016 #9 Lisa GallagherGreat article @Larry Boyer, helping others is a fundamental joy in life... for me! When we help others without a motive, there are no expectations involved. If something nice comes from helping others, that ends up being a nice surprise then! I saw your question below, if you go to your profile and in the lower right hand corner there is a box to add websites, just click add, copy your twitter URL and add it :))27/11/2016 #4 Donna-Luisa Eversley@Larry Boyer what a beautiful and relevant post. Sure agree with your advice. For some reason I've found it makes me happy helping others... Not necessarily doing the work but helping to motivate encourage and inspire. Anyone can help in some way ..genuinely..This is the secret to finding the gold at the end of the rainbow... 😊🐝🐝27/11/2016 #3 David B. GrinbergNice buzz, Larry, with excellent advice. One way to help is through mentoring, or "paying it forward" a some might say. Just remember, it's not all about you. It's about the team and contributing to the team's success. This is like worker bees building their hives, it's all about teamwork! No one does it alone. Again, awesome advice, Larry!27/11/2016 #1 John White, MBASo many valuable lessons here, @Larry Boyer. I've shared it to some additional hives and tweeted from @juanblanco76. Tip: Make sure to add your Twitter as a link on your beBee profile as a link. Then, when people tweet out your posts here on beBee your twitter handle will auto-populate in the tweets.
- Producer28/11/2016Why do it? -- Told it takes a violistWhy would anyone give themselves tons of self-imposed work?Here's the story!When Middle School orchestra director, Julian came to see Adam at his teaching studio in Georgia, the Quest project was born. Julian came for string teaching guidance,...
- Producer31/10/2016The Soup PotA couple of weekends ago I experienced the subtlety of a trigger. One that unknowingly stirred my emotions when I least expected it. The culprit? A soup pot. I know it sounds crazy. But trust me, holding the pot in my hands was like a flash flood of...
Comments28/11/2016 #6 Franci Eugenia HoffmanThere's something about a pot of soup that makes life all warm and cozy. I believe there are many good memories brought on by a pot soup. Family times, family ties and good memories. Like @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian View moreThere's something about a pot of soup that makes life all warm and cozy. I believe there are many good memories brought on by a pot soup. Family times, family ties and good memories. Like @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian commented, I don't think I'll ever look at a pot of soup the same way again. Close27/11/2016 #5 Pamela L. WilliamsPot Roast and fresh green beans cooked with a couple thick slices of bacon for flavor; Those are my pot-of-soup that will still bring a tear. Every Sunday my grandmother made a roast and either fresh green beans or some she had home canned in the summer. She would wait expectantly as my grandfather sampled the roast and he would say every time: "A little tough Pearl". She would be livid and swear never to make him another roast. He'd laugh and the next Sunday there would be another roast for him to call tough. He passed in a similar manner as your father-in-law and I don't think there is a day that passes that I don't think of them and miss them. They were my touch stones that always made me feel safe, but most especially they meant 'Home'.
The other is waking up to the smell of coffee brewing. I bought a coffee maker with a timer after they were gone so I could wake up to brewing coffee whenever I needed to feel close to them. thank you for sharing your story with us. Sometimes the best things in life are those little things, those fleeting moments, that remind us that life, a caring family, and love are all that matters.27/11/2016 #4 Donna-Luisa Eversley@Laura Mikolaitis, my friend I did not see , because I am navigating the sea of life 🙂
I understand the outpouring of love through tears. Because someone is no longer here it does not mean that the space they hold in our heart has gone, no. The pot, the soup, the memories are there waiting to always say hello...he sounds great. You are blessed to be a part of such a great family. #snugglyhugs #mushymoments
- Producer27/11/2016To be(e)My Dedication for all the Bees on beBee'. Fractal Art of 'Being ' Savvy Raj To be in every now has infinite potential.When every thought arises from abundance substantial.You can be an impactor or the collaborator.You can be a follower or followed...
Comments27/11/2016 #2 Savvy Raj@Sara JacoboviciHow lovely to read this . Trust you to highlight these two lines . Thank you indeed for the thoughts tapping along in tandem
Would love to add that this particular post originated a long while ago when I was newbee and reading through a few posts here on Bebee. But guess came to a frution only now ...So in the spirit of thanksgiving I dedicated this post to all of us ...new and old bees here on beBee.
Bee Stories In English2K buzzes
Please feel free to share your personal stories. Share stories that relate to life, travel, lessons, tragedies, morals, humor etc... Stories with photos and videos are welcome! *This is a diverse hive* If you are new to beBee please check out the cheat sheet hive or this with a plethora of info: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@teresa-salvador/the-bebee-guide-index