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  1. ProducerMichael D. Davis
    A Simple Star
    A Simple StarA Simple StarI am but a simple star, made of paper and foil, tattered, tapped, creased, glued, bent and torn. Years of use and abuse at the hands of young and old alike, leave me bearing the scars of the memories of generations and nations far...


    Devesh Bhatt
    26/12/2016 #4 Devesh Bhatt
    I must thank you for this post.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    26/12/2016 #2 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Beautiful truth...Very deep...Merry Christmas..@Michael D. Davis
  2. ProducerMichael D. Davis
    A Moment Can Last A Lifetime
    A Moment Can Last A LifetimeA split second decision to give a simple smile. Often that's all it takes to change someone from a stranger into someone who will listen and care. The sharing of a smile is certainly a more civil and congenial way to begin a...


    Tahir Kashif
    17/12/2016 #3 Tahir Kashif
    Very true.
    Aurorasa Sima
    16/12/2016 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    I like your positive message and it´s true. Little things can make a difference.
  3. ProducerMichael D. Davis
    Share With Me
    Share With MeOur ability to share with one another is amazing in the modern era . We can communicate instantaneously, anywhere and any time. Yet we are more isolated than ever. We don't share in person, face to face, with eye contact, body language and an...


    Michael D. Davis
    26/11/2016 #2 Michael D. Davis
    You understand where I''m coming from @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. Thanks for sharing.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    26/11/2016 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Love the quote above @Michael D. Davis. This is an important message! Social media and use of our PC's is part of life now but we do need to remember that real life is waiting. It's important to take a step back and focus on what is right there in front of us, those who need us and yes, even pamper ourselves. If we don't do these necessary things, we burn out and are of no good to anyone!
  4. ProducerMichael D. Davis
    To my connections in the United States & around the world
    To my connections in the United States & around the worldMichael D....
  5. ProducerMichael D. Davis
    Turning Points
    Turning PointsDo you recall the last time a small, seemingly insignificant, act of kindness directed towards you effected your outlook for the day, or perhaps even changed your attitude permanently for the better? If you can, then you know first hand how the...
  6. ProducerMichael D. Davis
    It's Not What You Think
    It's Not What You ThinkWhat is the value of life? What is the value of belief?  Does value exist only in misguided and arrogant ideology giving right and rise to power over others? Regardless of the justification it is the worst of values to believe that one person...


    Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    11/11/2016 #1 Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    DARN good food for thought!
    I'd suggest a discussion on values vs. PRINCIPLES:


    “Correct principles are like compasses: they are always pointing the way. And if we know how to read them, we won’t get lost, confused, or fooled by conflicting voices and values.

    Principles are self-evident, self-validating natural laws. They don’t change or shift. They provide ‘true north’ direction to our lives when navigating the ‘streams’ of our environments.

    Principles apply at all time in all places. They surface in the form of values, ideas, norms, and teachings that uplift, ennoble, fulfill, empower, and inspire people. The lesson of history is that to the degree people and civilizations have operated in harmony with correct principles, they have prospered.”


    “Principles, unlike values, are objective and external. They operate in obedience to natural laws, regardless of conditions. Values are subjective and internal. Values are like maps. Maps are not the territories; they are only subjective attempts to describe or represent the territory. The more closely our values or maps are aligned with correct principles—with the realities of the territory, with things as they really are—the more accurate and useful they will be.”
    —Stephen R. Covey
  7. ProducerMichael D. Davis
    Failing Forward
    Failing ForwardFear of failure often holds people so tightly in it’s grip it impedes the ability to  succeed. Fear can be a healthy thing when justified, but fear of failure is not healthy and something we need to better understand if we are to overcome...
  8. ProducerMichael D. Davis
    I'm Having A Fit
    I'm Having A FitAnother week has flown by and it's time for another posting of #thedailychalkboard. This week's topic will have you considering how well you fit in to the whole scheme of things. As always you can find this post and an archive of easy to read text...
  9. ProducerMichael D. Davis
    Coming To You From the Sexually Political Religious Middle
    Coming To You From the Sexually Political Religious MiddleThis post is in response to an original article written for The Huffington Post ON October 23rd, 2016, by Matt Sweetwood. This article was then posted to beBee on October 24th, 2016 and can be found...


    Phil Friedman
    30/10/2016 #16 Phil Friedman
    I'll repeat here the comment I originally posted on Mat Sweetwood's post (not necessarily verbatim): I have personally several times in the past abstained from voting for a presidential candidate, in protest over not being offered a genuine choice in terms of domestic and foreign policies. And because I have long believed that Washington is a private club, which is composed of both Democrats and Republicans, but of which neither you nor I are a member, notwithstanding our political affiliations. The problem we face in this election is that, however we got to this place, Trump has over and over again demonstrated that he holds in contempt the principle of peaceful transition of power and has little understanding or regard for the institutions of government, both of which have been essential to the endurance of the Republic. Consequently, I submit that we do not this time have the luxury of voting strictly our consciences, because such arrogant disregard for what has enabled this nation to survive politically presents a clear and present danger to its future. And the only course of action is to vote to keep Trump out of office, while both parties attempt to regroup and fashion a new two-party system that starts working again. Not voting is like refusing to take a vaccine against a fatal disease because you're pissed that the people who are offering you the vaccine had something to do with your getting infected in the first place. You will win the battle and lose the war. And I think a lot of Republicans are realizing this.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    30/10/2016 #15 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #14 @Michael D. Davis...yes, you have made an excellent short post on the importance of voting.
    Michael D. Davis
    30/10/2016 #14 Michael D. Davis
    #13 Oh I'm certainly not advocating not voting. That is an individual right,privilege and personal choice. My concern is how this year's whole process has been usurped by forces that have made it less than what it should be, which, in my opinion, is a respectful and informative process with emphasis on the issues, not the sensationalist mud bath it has become.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    30/10/2016 #13 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Michael D. Davis..It is everyone's duty to vote. A duty to oneself and ones country. This is what democracy is about. I am not an American, but I am totally against the very despicable excuse for a male human being who is in the race for USA president. In writing and blogging, I'm sure we will have differing views, as is the case with religion and politics. Everyone should be encouraged to vote. To do otherwise is to be irresponsible. There will be a winner and will pray it is not a trumped up @&#*..
    *The post is not there and have not seen it.
    Robert Bacal
    25/10/2016 #10 Robert Bacal
    #7 @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood One of the problems with voter suppression, which is what you are suggesting, is that it doesn't affect both candidates equally. That' why it's been a political tactic in the past. Your suggestion of not voting for President favors Trump, and it's been suggested, rightly or wrongly that you were/are a Trump supporter.

    I "think" that's why some people have reacted so negatively to your suggestion of not voting for President -- that it's born out of partisan efforts to support Trump dressed up as something neutral.

    That's my take on some of the reactions you've received, and again, I have no opinion on your motivations or intent.
    Michael D. Davis
    25/10/2016 #9 Michael D. Davis
    #7 I take the position that our current political selection process has sadly taken on a very ugly demeanor. This is partly due to media sensationalism as well as a lack of civil decorum among the political participants. We need true leaders in this country. The responsibility falls on we, the American public, to exercise responsible leadership in spite of what career politicians & well heeled bullies exhibit. I'm very weary of what has sadly become politics as usual.
    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    25/10/2016 #8 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    #5 What is my position Jim?
    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    25/10/2016 #7 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    Michael, I don't understand your point. I am not taking a neutral position at all. I am trying to rally a protest against the 2 terrible candidates presented to us to vote for. So please explain...
    Michael D. Davis
    25/10/2016 #6 Michael D. Davis
    #4 I concur David. If you've read any of my Life Squared Challenge posts you know where I stand my friend
    Jim Murray
    25/10/2016 #5 Jim Murray
    There are a lot of people upset with Mr Sweetwood's post, and his rabid defense of his position. Nothing wrong with that, but you really have to ask yourself where these kinds of posts actually belong The fact that a number of people are upset that the CEO of beBee USA would choose to make that pointed a political; statement on a very touchy subject is disconcerting to say the least. You post rightly points out that a lot of things in the USA have gone to hell lately and the media is the most obvious instigator. I'm vehemently anti-Trump and anti-media myself, but I'm also a Canadian, so I'm just writing about the stuff I see. I guess it's different if you really have a dog in the fight. Maybe.
    David B. Grinberg
    25/10/2016 #4 David B. Grinberg
    Regarding #3, don't forget "spiritually" too -- at least IMHO. Nice buzz, Mike!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    25/10/2016 #3 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    @Milos Djukic @David B. Grinberg @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Julie Hickman
    25/10/2016 #2 Julie Hickman
    Thank you for your elevated words of wisdom @Michael D. Davis.
    Our precious freedoms have come at the extreme sacrifice of the sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers of its citizens. We should never lose sight of that.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    25/10/2016 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Thank you for making sense. IMHO, Michael.
  10. ProducerMichael D. Davis
    What's In Your Closet?
    What's In Your Closet?Making the right purchases in your life for the right reasons is the topic of #thedailychalkboard this week. Your thoughts, comments, criticisms and condolences are always welcomed. And if this isn't readable enough on your viewing device, you can...
  11. ProducerMichael D. Davis
    The Happiest Man In The World
    The Happiest Man In The WorldIf you don't know who Matthieu Ricard is here's an introduction to a person who has been called "The happiest man in the world" by some. In this video link below Matthieu describes five ways to find happiness in your life....
  12. ProducerMichael D. Davis
    The Majority In The 85% Bracket Won't Even Bother To Read This!
    The Majority In The 85% Bracket Won't Even Bother To Read This!I'm sorry to tell you this but the law of percentages aren't in your favor. There's a reason for this and #thedailychalkboard gives you purpose to question yourself as to why this is so. You can find this post in an easy to read text version along...


    Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    21/11/2016 #2 Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    The 85% idea is also something that ties to https://www.bebee.com/group/themiraclemorning
    Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    21/11/2016 #1 Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    Sharing in Career Development+
  13. ProducerMichael D. Davis
    Falling To Pieces Versus Falling Together
    Falling To Pieces Versus Falling TogetherHow do you handle things when they go south? #thedailychalkboard discusses this dilemma that will affect most of us during our life. You can find this post in text form as well as an archive of other posts from The Daily Chalkboard at...
  14. ProducerMichael D. Davis
    A Pushin' and A Shuvin'
    A Pushin' and A Shuvin'The physics of human interaction is the subject of #thedailychalkboard today. How much pull do you have with the people around you? You can always find text versions of this and other archived posts of The Chalkboard at...


    Michael D. Davis
    11/10/2016 #2 Michael D. Davis
    You are sincerely welcome Jared. And thank you for the acknowledgement and the relevance click!
    Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    11/10/2016 #1 Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    Thanks for the smile today, @Michael D. Davis. And the #inspiration :)
  15. ProducerMichael D. Davis
    What Are Your Personal Shares Worth?
    What Are Your Personal Shares Worth?We all share and #thedailychalkboard asks you to contemplate what impact your sharing has on yourself and those around you. You can find an easy to read text version of this and an archive of other Daily Chalkboard posts at...
  16. ProducerMichael D. Davis
    Risky Business
    Risky BusinessIt's the weekend and #thedailychalkboard invites you to go out and play! Read the post. You'll get it when you do. As always you can find a text version of this and all other chalkboard posts here: http://thedailychalkboard.tumblr.com/  Have a...


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/10/2016 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    This is very inspiring @Michael D. Davis! For months I have done a lot of pondering about my childhood, the happy memories and the fact that I always enjoyed life, never dreaded getting up and ran on empty. I remember the amazement and magic I felt when seeing butterflies, a grasshopper, the stars in the sky at night or my toes in the sand at the beach. I have been on a real search for the child within, thanks for this!!
  17. ProducerMichael D. Davis
    Your Actions Speak Louder Than My Words
    Your Actions Speak Louder Than My WordsToday #thedailychalkboard challenges you to act responsibly in kindness and respect. If you don't, who will? You can always find this and an archive of all daily chalkboard posts, in an easy to read text format at...
  18. ProducerMichael D. Davis
    It's A Personal Choice
    It's A Personal Choice #thedailychalkboard says it's time to expand your horizons and leave limiting thoughts and actions behind. Are you with me on this? As always, you can find a text version of this post and all others, any time you want, at...
  19. ProducerMichael D. Davis
    The Lies We Tell Ourselves
    The Lies We Tell OurselvesLimiting thought is the topic of this installment of #thedailychalkboard. Do any of the phrases sound familiar to you? You can access a full archive of chalkboard posts any time at...
  20. ProducerMichael D. Davis
    JubulationOwnership and forgiveness. It's a balancing act that #thedailychalkboard contemplates today. Have a great week! #michaelddavis  (For an easy to read text version of this post and to find an archive of other posts from #thedailychalkboard please...
  21. ProducerMichael D. Davis
    Are You A Trekkie?
    Are You A Trekkie?If so, the #thedailychalkboard may hold some interest for you today! Live long and prosper my friends! #michaelddavis. You can always find an easier to read text version of this and other daily chalkboard musings at...
  22. ProducerMichael D. Davis
    Grabbing The Wheel
    Grabbing The WheelHere's a little something from #thedailychalkboard for you you to contemplate on your daily commute. You can find this and all easy to read text version Daily Chalkboard entries archived here: http://thedailychalkboard.tumblr.com/Comments are...
  23. ProducerMichael D. Davis
    Told Yourself Any Lies Lately?
    Told Yourself Any Lies Lately?#thedailychalkboard deals with a moral dilemma today. One of the highest magnitude with a lasting impact on us all. Let me know what you think. As always you will find an easy to read on small screens text version and archive of other published...
  24. ProducerMichael D. Davis
    Another Week And Miles Of Smiles To Go
    Another Week And Miles Of Smiles To GoI haven't had an opportunity to post for a few days, but I'm back! #thedailychalkboard wishes you all a week full of genuine smiles, laughter, peace and happiness....
  25. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    A Sincere Message To Non-Influencer Writers On Linkedin
    A Sincere Message To Non-Influencer Writers On LinkedinNot too long after the acquisition of LinkedIn by Microsoft, Peter Morscheck, a PR consultant in Washington, wrote this article on the current state of LinkedIn...


    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    29/11/2016 #42 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    @Jim Murray - as always a great article, I am so glad you and Phil Friedman introduced me to beBee last May, it's my new addiction!
    Paul Walters
    07/10/2016 #41 Paul Walters
    @jimmurray as always an interesting insight
    Savvy Raj
    07/10/2016 #40 Savvy Raj
    Great insights @Jim Murray and thank you for this post .
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    02/10/2016 #39 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #38 I always love reading your comments Debasish! They are always so positive and uplifting. Thank you for that.
    debasish majumder
    02/10/2016 #38 debasish majumder
    Great post with an impromptu advice having the reasonable element to grow healthy network through other social media site, entails how sensible and effective ambassador your are in beeBee! nice insight! enjoyed read. thank you @Jim Murray View more
    Great post with an impromptu advice having the reasonable element to grow healthy network through other social media site, entails how sensible and effective ambassador your are in beeBee! nice insight! enjoyed read. thank you @Jim Murray for sharing such lovely post. Close
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    02/10/2016 #37 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    You know Jim, I didn't know about #2! Still learning and that's the fun of it!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    02/10/2016 #36 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #35 Wow, I like that statement Andrew: "And here we are, at the answer" That is beBee wrapped up in a nice little package; "Here we are at the Answer". Jim Murray: Meme time, you are so much better at that than me!
    Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    02/10/2016 #35 Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    Great post, @Jim Murray Thank you. Yes, LinkedIn is corporate. But more of that. I can say they people don't use it as often as they did before. I can say that a few years ago when I've had 2k followers, my posts were being viewed for 600-1000 times. Now with 6500. With no "share" it might end up 50-100 views. I was featured in top trending for 17 times before. Recently never. And what I get from it is that people either left linkedIn, or they are not getting the info I want to share. Obviously, it ended up with a question: should I proceed or move on? And as always when you get the right question - the answer appears. And here we are, at the answer. Have an awesome day, Jim. And thank you once again for your post.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    02/10/2016 #34 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    66 tweets scheduled, 11 LinkedIn updates and 11 Facebook posts. Rock on Big Jim
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    02/10/2016 #33 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Hmmm, how did I miss this? No worries, blasting it out to the Twittersphere
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    02/10/2016 #32 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #31 Yes sure @Pamela 🐝 Williams why not :-)
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    02/10/2016 #31 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #30 Exactly Sushmita! And why not have fun while growing, just like children do in their youth!
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    02/10/2016 #30 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    'Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day…Neither Will Your Success On BeBee' agree with you Jim Murray on it. Patience is the key element of success!
    Diane DeMuth
    01/10/2016 #29 Diane DeMuth
    Time to try something new...
    Jim Murray
    27/09/2016 #28 Jim Murray
    #14 @Augusto Santos. I'm sorry about that. Yes by all means. I consider this beBee public domain content.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    27/09/2016 #27 Laura Mikolaitis
    @Jim Murray, concise, clear and a good read. Thanks for highlighting - or rather - differentiating the platforms. beBee definitely has legs and it is great to see the strides that this community continues to make.
    Augusto Santos
    27/09/2016 #26 Augusto Santos
    #21 Jim, I just don't undertand your reply, that was for me or for Flavio Rodrigues?
    Brian McKenzie
    27/09/2016 #25 Brian McKenzie
    I use L-I for business intelligence and back ground analysis - I see no point in publishing there anymore. Most of my jobs have actually come from Vk - so I will continue with my efforts there. Staying on this side of the world indefinitely ~ I need a more 'International' platform - and beBee is that. I still don't know what to do with Instagram or Pinterest - I feel like I am already stretched for time and focus.
    Michael D. Davis
    27/09/2016 #24 Michael D. Davis
    A good read for those new, or fairly new to beBee
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    27/09/2016 #23 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Clearly written and outstanding post, Jim. I like the free advice and agree. The more places our work appears, the better off we are.
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