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  1. Jared 🐝 Wiese
    This fits right in with the Miracle Morning! Great read!
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Ask These 3 Questions Daily To Be More Productive and Do Work That Matters
    www.lifehack.org Want to be more productive, while feeling fulfilled and doing work that matters? Ask yourself these 3 questions...
  2. Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Jared 🐝 Wiese on Twitter
    twitter.com “"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" #MLK Are you in charge of your mornings?...
  3. ProducerGraham🐝 Edwards
    The "White space" that so infrequently gets used...
    The "White space" that so infrequently gets used...Whitespace seems to be one of those terms that is blessed with a wide array of definitions* - Who knew? White space is the empty space in a design. White space is used to separate disparate design elements and group similar ones. White space is the...


    Luis Cortés Tamez
    20/01/2017 #23 Luis Cortés Tamez
    #17 Super good Wow
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    12/01/2017 #22 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #12 Thanks for the comment and the compliment @Sara Jacobovici... I for one like to think in the car when I'm driving alone; I also love thinking with a "white board"... no pun intended : ) The question regarding boundaries is a great one... I think boundaries can be a great contradiction and many we create (both literally and figuratively) so that we can function and co-exist in groups greater than ten; the rub is we need to tear down or disregard boundaries to grow and become better. I haven't done justice to this so I am hoping people jump into this conversation as it speaks to how we co-exist, work together, stretch to be better and organize ourselves so we don't fall into anarchy.
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    12/01/2017 #21 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #11 I "appreciate" you commenting and your thoughts @CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    12/01/2017 #20 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #10 Being in marketing, with some design and communications thrown in, I totally agree @PAM BLOCH
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    12/01/2017 #19 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #8 Thanks for the comment and the link @Aurorasa Sima
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    12/01/2017 #18 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #7 Thanks for the links @Jared 🐝 Wiese. I will check into them for sure!
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    12/01/2017 #17 Graham🐝 Edwards
    Is that a "good WOW"or a "bad WOW" @Luis Cortés Tamez. Thanks for reading.
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    12/01/2017 #16 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #4 hahaha.. sometimes people just aren't good with constructive feedback @Phil Friedman. Thanks for the comment!
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    12/01/2017 #15 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #3 Thank you for your comment @Donnie Maynard Christianson
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    12/01/2017 #14 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #2 Thx... "Ponder box"... I like that @Kevin Pashuk
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    12/01/2017 #13 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #1 Thanks for the note @Renée 🐝 Cormier and the link to @Aurorasa Sima
    Sara Jacobovici
    12/01/2017 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    As always @Graham🐝 Edwards, you produced a very thought provoking piece. You've left me with much "to think about". Three things that stand out for me right now is, 1. "where" we choose to think is crucial. You offer an option. An important one. Your readers touched upon other "places" to think. So not only do we want to make time to think, we need to prepare that "space"within which we can think. And 2. (sorry, I am paradox obsessed) the idea of white as an "empty" space when one of its definitions is, "White is produced when all colors of the visible spectrum are combined." Finally 3., "White space is a process management concept described by Geary A. Rummler and Alan P. Brache in 1991 as the area between the boxes in an organizational chart; where, very often, no one is in charge." This leads to questions like; where do the boundaries come from, how were they defined and marked, what does take place when "no one is in charge"? This takes me in so many directions....have to find the place and time to think this through! Thanks Graham.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    12/01/2017 #11 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Whether it is the white space as design element or white space as for thinking, appreciation is central and over time it works on us, and even better when we are not trying to change but actually learning to appreciate (both in value and values meaning of the word - appreciation).

    I will certainly vouch for this. The ages between 17 and 37 and 37 and next year when I reach 57 are vastly different 20 year development periods (night and day in difference). The earlier involved absolutely not an iota of reading and daydreaming rather than thinking and ultimately time passing rather than appreciation.

    I would not be doing this today, if I did not see the difference it has made in my life - and continues to make as time flows forward.
    12/01/2017 #10 PAM BLOCH
    Having been a graphic designer all my life, I know the importance of white space. thanks
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    11/01/2017 #9 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #8 Always a pleasure, @Aurorasa Sima! Thank you for the links.
    Aurorasa Sima
    11/01/2017 #8 Aurorasa Sima
    #1 .... and visualizing a white wall is harder than one would think.

    Great post, Graham, besides the interesting content I enjoyed your presentation. Poignant and well structured and written.

    Here is a track, free for bees - everyone else has to "pay" with their email addresses or buy my mindfulness product (;


    Thanks for bringing this article to my attention, Renée!
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    11/01/2017 #7 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    I loved "White space for thinking time" and "if you think something is important enough, you will find the time." Spot on.
    Thank you for the reminder!

    I heard Juliet Funt give a speach on your latter definition. It was a conference full of Business Analysts usually consumed with their Busy-ness.
    It was a standing ovation. Please "think" about checking it out: http://www.whitespaceatwork.com/

    Reminds me of how M. Scott Peck described how we can learn anything if we give it enough attention. He described how he helped a lady get her car out of emergency parking, despite his lack of mechanical skill.

    "You can learn more in an hour of silence than you can in a year from books." -Matthew Kelly

    Data to back it up? I bet in Edison failing 10,000 times on the lightbulb, that a - ahem - lightbulb or two of thought must have happened ;)
    Ok, here's one I just had to part with: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/02/want-to-be-more-successful-try-thinking-about-death---study/
    Luis Cortés Tamez
    11/01/2017 #6 Luis Cortés Tamez
    Harvey Lloyd
    11/01/2017 #5 Harvey Lloyd
    White space is a good name for the time where we use silence to connect the lower brain with the more logical/creative upper brain. Great read thanks.
    Phil Friedman
    11/01/2017 #4 Phil Friedman
    Graham, I've been told that the "space" between my ears is a brilliant blue-white — and substantially unbroken by anything worthwhile. Of course, I don't put much stock in that because I've also been told to perform some physical exercises that are clearly anatomically impossible. Good post here. Pinpoints something we all should be taking seriously. Cheers!
  4. ProducerJared 🐝 Wiese
    Consciously Practicing Gratitude
    Consciously Practicing Gratitude Ever hear, "Be grateful you have a roof over your head!!"? Hopefully, you don't think of it this way. It turns out there is a lot more to being grateful than you may realize.ResearchDr. Melissa Hughes incorporates brain-based research, humor, and...


    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    09/01/2017 #29 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    ... and thanks for the share, @Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    09/01/2017 #28 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #27 Thank you so much for such gratifying words and testimony, @Donna-Luisa Eversley :)
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    09/01/2017 #27 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    "Gratitude magnifies what you have, making life less stressful and more fulfilled.." that's my observation from my life of gratitude. Very wise post @Jared 🐝 Wiese 🌹
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    08/01/2017 #26 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Thanks for the share, @Kevin Baker!
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    08/01/2017 #20 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Thanks for the shares, @Renée 🐝 Cormier,@Kevin Pashuk,@Melissa Hughes,Cristina!
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    08/01/2017 #19 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #2 HA! NOW something I missed!
    Alan Culler
    07/01/2017 #18 Alan Culler
    #15 Wow! @Joseph Sprute confused - at your comments -would be grateful for explanation, but perhaps we should do it by messaging rather than comments on this inspiring post.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    07/01/2017 #17 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Gratitude: “It's not about you. It's about them.”
    ― Clint Eastwood
    Alan Culler
    07/01/2017 #14 Alan Culler
    #10 Well said @Harvey Lloyd gratitude and empathy would seem to be positively correlated -if we can actually measure such things. :-)
    Alan Culler
    07/01/2017 #13 Alan Culler
    Hi Jared
    Thanks so much for sharing this. As you know I've been musing about Gratitude myself. Nice to find the research. @Sarah Elkins will enjoy this and Dr. Hughes article as well.
    Thanks again.
    debasish majumder
    07/01/2017 #12 debasish majumder
    lovely insight @Jared Wiese! enjoyed read. thank you very much for the share.
    Devesh Bhatt
    07/01/2017 #11 Devesh Bhatt
    "Align with Patience" and "Apply with Positivity" and even gratitude will work

    If you really wish to practice gratitude then
    Anger and Fear are emotions with a purpose, gratitude must also extend to them.

    Personal opinion,, measuring emotions on a scale is a freaky idea. Just feel , don't measure happiness setpoints etc,,

    It is quite possible that people are grateful to submissive slave mentality of others and their happiness set points depend on submission.

    I always think that self help methods must always be preceded by specific symptoms and not generalised examples.

    For example....If this is what you feel and this is what you have experienced....Then this might work for you because it has worked for so many people including me.

    These are possibilities and suggestions, I hope you don't take them otherwise.i say this , just to be precautious.
    Harvey Lloyd
    07/01/2017 #10 Harvey Lloyd
    In order to have gratitude we must recognize that others exist within the same environment we do. The word recognize implies that your existence is just as important as mine. Somewhere along the way we have decided that if our opinions don't line up then our existence doesn't. Gratitude within myself certainly is the first step, but we also need to realize that our gratitude of others and voicing it affirms us as a species. I can disagree with any opinion, but can share the thoughts and existence of anyone.

    Another great concept here @Jared 🐝 Wiese.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    06/01/2017 #8 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Thanks for this, Jared. I have been making a concerted effort to not think or do anything that does not add value to my life. Part of this means focusing on things that are going well, not dwelling on unpleasant things and not just expressing gratitude, but actually reaching inside to feel it. Your emotions are very powerful drivers. Taking the time to focus on feeling love, joy, gratitude and inner peace throughout the day, will bring more of it into your life. What you think about grows. I know you already know these things. :)
    Preston Vander Ven
    06/01/2017 #7 Preston Vander Ven
    Great Words. This reminds me of a song I love to listen called “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin. I loved this song, yet the lyrics had always given me a mysterious. The question I had was, “How can I not worry, and just be happy.” Years later, I realized that the message was really, “Don’t Worry, and Give Thanks.” This might be hard for some people because we live in a world of Dictators. Some people had cruel political dictators, yet most have ones that have harder rule on our lives that some people don’t even realize. These dictators are called circumstances.
    We allow these circumstances to control our lives and thus fear and anger comes into our heart. Examples of these circumstances may be finances, relationships, illness, politics, parenting, personal health, fashion, church, conflict, travel, or retirement. Think of something that might make you feel powerless.
    When we have gratitude, it's helps create faith.
    At times, we all reach a place where we recognize we’re facing something bigger than ourselves – that we don’t know what to do. It is in these moments, we can say, “God, I can’t fix this, and don’t know how. But I look to you.” No matter what happens, we can be thankful – not because everything will work, but just because we can look to God.
    Melissa Hughes
    06/01/2017 #5 Anonymous
    Sorry about that, Kevin.... it's only Amazon.us right now. #4
    Kevin Pashuk
    06/01/2017 #4 Kevin Pashuk
    I'm thankful for this post @Jared 🐝 Wiese. Just a note @Melissa Hughes... I tried to buy your book on Amazon.ca but it wasn't listed. I'm not thankful for that.
    Melissa Hughes
    06/01/2017 #3 Anonymous
    Grateful for this share by Jared Weise! Be sure to check out his Six-Minute Scribing link at the bottom.
  5. ProducerJared 🐝 Wiese
    The Power of Threes for Results
    The Power of Threes for ResultsWhy do we think, write and act in threes? PowerThere is an interesting power about threes. Some even say a Rule. Per Wikipedia, "The rule of three or power of three is a writing principle that suggests that things that come in threes are funnier,...


    Henri Galvão
    12/01/2017 #32 Henri Galvão
    #31 wow, it makes a lot of sense now! thanks
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    12/01/2017 #31 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #29 Thanks for the feedback, @Henri Galvão. I have been at least listing my top 3 tasks daily for months now, per Meier. It really does help.

    I've heard the hope thing, but found this interesting:

    "3 SECONDS without hope
    Most individuals freeze in an emergency. In the immediate confusion and chaos, the human brain tries to draw upon some familiar experience for a plan of action. Finding none, we become immobile. You have three seconds to decide that you have hope and move forward. Statistics show that in a plane crash, you have 90 seconds to exit the wreckage. Three seconds without hope can make the difference between whether or not you have time to clear the area.

    Survival depends upon your ability to shake yourself out of the stupor of disbelief and hopelessness.

    Walter B. Cannon studied the case histories of sudden, unexplained deaths from around the world. In 1942, he published his theory that the brain unleashes stress hormones that can cause fatal heart arrhythmias in individuals that have given up all hope of escape -- they are literally scared to death. Use fear to spur yourself towards life-saving action. Determine to grasp onto hope and make a plan to live."
    Henri Galvão
    12/01/2017 #29 Henri Galvão
    This is a very elegant way to approach time management. It certainly makes one much more committed to his/her chosen actions.

    There's one thing I couldn't stop thinking about: what is the meaning of "3 months without hope"?
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    10/01/2017 #28 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Mucho Gracias Senor!
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    09/01/2017 #27 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #26 Si Senora!!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    09/01/2017 #26 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #25 Your right, it pronunciation sounds like "Como Tally Vou" I've said it so fast over the years, the T seemed to hang with Como. Now we need some Spanish lessons :))
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    09/01/2017 #25 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #24 Yep, just always say BONJOUR!! in Paris ;)
    Je vais bien, merci (MAIR-SEE)... the Comment is pronounced COMO. It is only when followed by a vowel that it sounds like COMOT :)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    09/01/2017 #24 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #23 Thats funny! "Excusez-moi " One of the first terms we learned. How are you, "Comment allez-vous," Je Ves Bien Merce (sp?) trying to remember some of this.. Last - I'm fine, thank you. Comment pronounced- "Comot"
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    09/01/2017 #23 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #22 Oh yeah? I did that in Paris one time - perfect French - starting with "Excuse me"... only to have the guy look me up and down and say back in French "First, we say HELLO" then zoom off without a reply!!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    09/01/2017 #22 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #21 C'est plus drôle quand on le répète à quelqu'un qui parle français. Ils vous regardent comme, OK?
    English: It's funnier when you repeat it to someone who speaks french. They look at you like, OK?
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    08/01/2017 #21 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #20 c'est drole, ca.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/01/2017 #20 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Je parle un petit peu français. Un, deux, trois boucle ma chaussure? haha
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    07/01/2017 #19 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #18 tu parles français?! Je ne savais pas!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/01/2017 #18 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #7 That song will be stuck in my head like a nursery rhyme tonight now Jared haha. Just like "One, Two, Three, buckle my shoe..." I actually had to learn this in French and of all things I remember in French, that is one! I'd do well in France eh?
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    06/01/2017 #14 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #2 Thank you also for sharing, @Sara Jacobovici. I didn't even know we had a Triad hive. NICE!
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    06/01/2017 #13 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #11 Thanks for sharing, Renee.... and for my THIRD... MAKE it an AWESOME day! ;)
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    06/01/2017 #12 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #11 Even more great ideas, Renee! Thanks so much. Simply put, threes are memorable and actionable!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    06/01/2017 #11 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Great way to get things accomplished. I always make task lists for myself to stay focused, but what you and the author of the book say are true. There are many things we can do in threes that could make a big difference in our day. Thank 3 people, be grateful for 3 things, reach out to 3 new business prospects, give three hugs, kiss three people, go out of your way to help 3 people, read and comment on three blogs... the list is endless!
    Gloria 🐝 🐾 💫 ☕ Ochoa
    06/01/2017 #10 Anonymous
    #4 Chas, it does for me to...long before the symbol became known for a TV series. I just love that symbol for some reason lol
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    06/01/2017 #9 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Thanks for the share, @Max🐝 J. Carter
  6. ProducerJared 🐝 Wiese
    My Miracle Morning Accountability Log
    My Miracle Morning Accountability LogAs buzzes can get lost here and I want more accountability (visibility), I am trying something new. I am adding an update to the same Post. Each time there is some action, it should pop back up on the radar in this hive.1/1/17: Did my newly started...


    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    02/01/2017 #7 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    OK, enough with the negative talk! I got from my Living the 7 Habits app the source for a post today: https://www.bebee.com/content/1100691/1017693 View more
    OK, enough with the negative talk! I got from my Living the 7 Habits app the source for a post today: https://www.bebee.com/content/1100691/1017693

    "What barriers do you feel are preventing you from working on the mental dimension of your nature? How can you overcome those barriers?
    Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw"

    I'd say limiting beliefs and negative self talk...
    So, no more like comment #5! Close
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    02/01/2017 #5 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    I failed this morning. Had to take kids back to school after the break was my lame excuse :(
    But I am in the middle of my routine at least! :)
    Michele Williams
    02/01/2017 #4 Michele Williams
    @Jared 🐝 Wiese, putting your phone on airplane mode at bedtime is a great idea. I will report back tomorrow. However, I may need a 12 step program to stick to it.
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    02/01/2017 #3 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Thank you for sharing, too, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman :)
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    02/01/2017 #2 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #1 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, you are too kind.

    I try :) . . .
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    02/01/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    @Jared 🐝 Wiese, you are so organized and inspirational. Keep it up!
  7. ProducerRobin Barton

    Robin Barton

    New Year's Resolutions? Not Me!
    New Year's Resolutions? Not Me!Why wouldn't someone who is goal oriented, driven, and wants to help people not have resolutions for the new year?  Because I make quantifiable resolutions all year long!  Maybe it's just me, but it drives me crazy how people will wait for a new...


    Preston Vander Ven
    03/01/2017 #23 Preston Vander Ven
    Great Read. I also agree with what you wrote. I feel that having New Year Resolutions give people a greater excuse to quit before they even start.
    I recently read on another post that over 80% of everyone with these goals we quit before these next three week are up. On the same article in was a comic. The man was talking to another and it was January 2. He said, "Well, I least I tried. I guess I'll try again next year."
    The comic show the mindset of the majority of people and their goals. The already believe they are going to failure, so they quit the moment it gets hard. Instead of getting back up, they put it off til the next year. It becomes a never ending cycle.
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    03/01/2017 #22 Valdevir Arjonas Leite Arjonas
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    Dorothy Cooper
    02/01/2017 #21 Dorothy Cooper
    I am with you! Love it!
    Sarah Elkins
    02/01/2017 #20 Sarah Elkins
    Nice job, Robin, and thanks to @Alan Culler for tagging me! I completely agree that New Year resolutions are silly. It's like waiting for Valentine's Day to show someone you care. Don't wait. Take the next step as soon as you can. Congratulations on pushing that button!
    Robin Barton
    02/01/2017 #19 Robin Barton
    Thank you Bill!
    Robin Barton
    02/01/2017 #18 Robin Barton
    Thank you Javier!
    Robin Barton
    02/01/2017 #17 Robin Barton
    Thank you Ian!
    Robin Barton
    02/01/2017 #16 Robin Barton
    Thank you Lisa!
    Robin Barton
    02/01/2017 #15 Robin Barton
    Thank you very much Ali!
    Robin Barton
    02/01/2017 #14 Robin Barton
    Thank you!
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    02/01/2017 #13 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Welcome from Savannah 🐝 Bill Stankiewiczzzzzzzzzzzz
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    02/01/2017 #12 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Welcome to the hive ! Happy New Year !
    Ian Weinberg
    02/01/2017 #11 Ian Weinberg
    Good on you Robin. Let it roll!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    02/01/2017 #10 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Excellent first buzz Robin, welcome to the hives! Look forward to more!
    Ali Anani
    02/01/2017 #9 Ali Anani
    "I told myself, stop assuming, get going and do it".
    I am glad you did @Robin Barton/ Reading your first buzz here on beBee shows you quality as an outstanding writer. Thanks to @Alan Culler for tagging me to read your buzz and welcome you here as a distinguished writer.
    Alan Culler
    02/01/2017 #8 Alan Culler
    @Sarah Elkins @Ali Anani
    Please welcome Robin -a new voice
    Alan Culler
    02/01/2017 #7 Alan Culler
    Excellent first post, Robin
    I'm sure @Sarah Elkins and Ali Anani will love this
    I first started posting on LinkedIn when a client, colleague, friend, passed away unexpectedly. I haven't looked back.
    As you so admirably describe: goals are goals; actions on goals lead you there and so many other places as well.
    I'm pleased to make your acquaintance and look forward to so many more opportunities to share thoughts.
    Robin Barton
    02/01/2017 #6 Robin Barton
    Thank you!
    Robin Barton
    02/01/2017 #5 Robin Barton
    Thanks! #2
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    01/01/2017 #4 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Good first post, Robin. Looking forward to many more. Welcome to the Swarm
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    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    02/01/2017 #5 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #4 Thanks so so much @Jared 🐝 Wiese for all the info!! Love the idea of living "Level 10".
    I'll read the first 2 chapters and we'll keep in touch. This morning I've practice my personal version of S.A.V.E.R.S. (and it feels so good) but I'll try to keep the method to join the collective consciousness of the MM community.
    All my love!! 💞 ✨
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    02/01/2017 #4 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #3 Exactly! Get the first two chapters for free. Read and apply them. And you are off! The book is one that is packed with so much info that you are always marking it up. I got it from the library, read it with separate notes, then bought the Kindle version to I would always have it available on my phone.

    There's an idea/chapter in the book about most of us (95%) settling for mediocrity. We are not living "Level 10" in any/many areas of our lives.

    #1 Get up early.
    #2 Spend that time doing anything for YOU. Hopefully getting into the MM to learn 6 ways that combines research of the greats (S.A.V.E.R.S.)
    #3 Commit to at least 1 minute on each daily, and you can do it in 6 minutes! Hal has starter affirmations, smoothies, videos, audio, and the 2 free chapters.
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    02/01/2017 #3 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #2 I'm thrilled too!! Tomorrow morning will be the perfect morning to start my personal miracle. I need some changes in my life and the obvious way is to approach different habits. Thanks!! 💫
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    02/01/2017 #2 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #1 Happy New Year, @Mamen 🐝 Delgado! I am thrilled you found it - what perfect timing!
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    02/01/2017 #1 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    You know @Jared 🐝 Wiese, this morning I thought of you and The Miracle Morning, funny I just found this hive and the info about the FB group. A great gift!! Thanks so much!!! Happy New Year dear Jared... 🎉
  9. ProducerRenée  🐝 Cormier
    The Art and Reason for Being Loving
    The Art and Reason for Being LovingI am one of those few North Americans who can easily express feelings of love. Being openly affectionate is more fashionable now than it was when I was growing up, but  I think there are still plenty of people who are uncomfortable with physical...


    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    13/12/2016 #16 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #14 #15 Thank you both, and thanks also for sharing!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/12/2016 #15 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    This post is great @Renée 🐝 Cormier. Loving someone takes much less energy than hate. Love enlightens and elevates the soul.
    David B. Grinberg
    13/12/2016 #14 David B. Grinberg
    I love this post, Renee! You offer sage advice which would make the world a better place if universally adopted. I don't recall the song or singer but there's a lyric that came to mind while reading this, "Love is the drug I'm thinking of..."
    Please have a blessed holiday season and keep buzzing!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    12/12/2016 #13 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #10 I would not be surprised to find out that Melissa is in production on that very topic - what happens inside a LOVING brain.

    Beautiful stuff, I'd say off the top of my head.
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    12/12/2016 #12 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #11 Gosh, DARN it, Renee. Now you made my week :)
    I am truly honored. The world can do better with a little more love goin' 'round.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    12/12/2016 #11 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #10 Thank you, Jared. Your post (Love Yourself) that you put up the other day gave me the inspiration to write this. Thank you for being so loving and giving, Jared.
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    12/12/2016 #10 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    For anyone struggling with the term "vibrational energy", perhaps think of it as that tingly feeling you get when someone YOU love does or says something loving for you - and you FEEL it. It is unconditional. You know they mean it. You know they'd protect you and defend you and always be your friend. THAT's vibrational!

    "The very instant you wake up in the morning", of course, makes me think of the Miracle Morning (https://www.bebee.com/group/themiraclemorning).

    "With love, the more you give, the more you have to give. It is like a vessel that replenishes itself ten-fold whenever you draw from it." BRILLIANT and brightly true!

    "Love yourself unconditionally. We humans spend our lives accumulating baggage and condemning ourselves for making mistakes. Stop doing that. Consider that we are all on a journey."
    WHOA. I had to sit down for that one! ;)

    DEFINITELY gave me a loving day, Renee!
    Thanks so much for the tag!

    CC: @Melissa Hughes: what happens inside a LOVING brain ?!
    I believe expressing gratitude and love has been proven to make YOU feel better too.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    12/12/2016 #9 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    @Jared 🐝 Wiese, I think you will like this post.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    12/12/2016 #8 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    French is also a language associated with love, so merci beaucoup!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    12/12/2016 #7 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Since Italian is the language of love, I've simply got one word for you, @Renée 🐝 Cormier...

    John Prpich
    12/12/2016 #6 John Prpich
    A beautifully written article, there can never be an over-abundance of love.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    12/12/2016 #5 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Thank you for sharing, Milos!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    12/12/2016 #4 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #3 That's the best way!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    12/12/2016 #3 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Be affectionate, be passionate ! be a bee !! :-)
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    12/12/2016 #1 Graham🐝 Edwards
    You have a loving day too @Renée 🐝 Cormier.
  10. ProducerPaul Kearley 🐝
    Knowledge is Worthless
    Knowledge is WorthlessWhen the actions created by your passions are greater than the obstacles created by your fears, then and only then will you succeed!I was up and out of bed at 6:30 in the morning with the intent to study and start to write my blog article. As I sat...


    Preston Vander Ven
    12/12/2016 #3 Preston Vander Ven
    Great Article, I feel that your #3 on that list is the most important for me. After I found the right mentor, or accountability partner, everything began to fall into place. He was the one who kept me accountable to me daily reading, which I did not want to do at first. I was a person who wanted to blame my life on circumstances. They became a dictator over choices. After a lot of reading, and changing of my mindset, I naturally began to realize I was in control a put the rest of your list in my life.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    12/12/2016 #2 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Thanks for this, @Paul Kearley. I know what you mean when you speak of people shooting down your ideas. I hate that and as a result, I have become very private about what I share with people. I have found a great business partner and friend in @Graham🐝 Edwards View more
    Thanks for this, @Paul Kearley. I know what you mean when you speak of people shooting down your ideas. I hate that and as a result, I have become very private about what I share with people. I have found a great business partner and friend in @Graham🐝 Edwards. We encourage each other and are accountability partners for each other. Having that kind of rapport and support is invaluable. Close
    Michael Dowling
    12/12/2016 #1 Michael Dowling
    Sounds easy...it's not. Good advice to get into the right gear.
  11. Donald Grandy

    Donald Grandy

    Are you incorporating meditation into your daily routine? Great article on the importance of meditation.
    Donald Grandy
    The Importance of Meditating Even When You’re Happy
    www.yesmagazine.org Think of it as preventative medicine for the likely event of...


    Emily🐝 Bee
    09/12/2016 #2 Emily🐝 Bee
    Meditation is life changing, I am proof. :-)
    Preston Vander Ven
    09/12/2016 #1 Preston Vander Ven
    Great Article. I have always liked the phrase, "You can not fill a filled cup". Meditating and writing in my journal clears my mind or "empty's my cup".
  12. ProducerRenée  🐝 Cormier
    Try Asking Some Different Questions
    Try Asking Some Different QuestionsNot getting the results you want? We all get stuck from time to time as we struggle to achieve our desired goals. This happens to all of us and there are many sources for this problem that need to be analyzed if we are going to come up with an...


    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    09/12/2016 #8 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #7 Yes. Maintaining an attitude of service adds value to many aspects of life.
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    09/12/2016 #7 Graham🐝 Edwards
    Nice article @Renée 🐝 Cormier... another question I like to ask is, "How can I help today?"
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    09/12/2016 #6 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #5 Thanks, @Jared 🐝 Wiese. I recycled this post from a blog I wrote several years ago. I remember your post about the questions. It was very good. I like the concept of asking empowering questions versus dis-empowering questions. When your head is in a funk, you will tend to ask yourself dis-empowering questions. Re-framing the way to ask questions will help you change your thinking about a lot of things. I appreciate your sharing and commenting. Thanks again.
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    09/12/2016 #5 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Wow, Renee, have you sparked something in me today. THANK YOU! What a great, motivating article!!

    Right away, on the questions topic, a thought popped into my head: "Quality questions create a quality life."

    As I was reading it, I kept thinking more - MAN! I need to write about this! Then I remembered I had!...

    "Tony Robbins also said:

    Quality questions create a quality life. They direct our mental focus and therefore determine how we think and feel.

    The difference in the quality of people’s lives often comes down to the difference in the questions they consistently ask themselves. If you ask a disempowering question (i.e. “Why does this always happen to me?”), your mental computer will look for an answer, even if it has to make something up! It might come up with “Because you’re stupid” or “Because you don’t deserve to do well anyway.”

    On the flip side, if you ask an empowering question, such as “How can I take this experience and use it to contribute to others?” your brain will look for answers to this question and often come up with an answer that not only makes you feel better, but that can help others as well.
    The key is to develop a pattern of questions that empower you."

    - https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jaredwiese/how-daily-questions-create-a-quality-life

    "Whatever it Takes"
    - https://www.bebee.com/content/965184

    Sharing in The Miracle Morning and Tony Robbins hives...
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    09/12/2016 #4 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #3 Yes. Ultimately, we are responsible for the degree of productivity in our lives. People are generally more happy to help those who have already started to help themselves. Thanks for the comment.
    Preston Vander Ven
    08/12/2016 #3 Preston Vander Ven
    Great Article. One of my mentors had me read that same book a decade ago. Very powerful. Something I realized way back thing is I was asking these same questions but in a different order. I would ask “Who can help me?” before I asked “What am I going to do today to bring me closer to my goal?”. I didn't realize I wasn't even taking action yet. It is one of the three books I suggest everyone reads.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    08/12/2016 #2 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Thank you, @John Prpich. Welcome to beBee! It's nice to see you here.
    John Prpich
    08/12/2016 #1 John Prpich
    A thought provoking article Renée, it requires a lot of commitment and constant evaluation and measurement when setting goals, very much like personal reflection, we're really not good at it. I'll be interested in reading your other article
  13. Cory Galbraith

    Cory Galbraith

    Cory Galbraith
    It’s Time to Take Back Your Power
    corygalbraith.com It struck me as odd. I knew a married couple for years when one day, the man left his wife. The woman said to me, “My life is ruined now.” She had given him the power to make or break...


    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    11/12/2016 #4 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Just reread this and couldn't help thinking about the New Year. As Cory says,

    "The power of self-belief may well be the strongest force of the human spirit.

    As we are about to embark on a New Year, pause to think about your power."
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    08/12/2016 #3 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Cory, love your post!
    "There are countless examples in history of where people ignored the advice of others and chose instead to place the power within themselves."

    To me, it's like Hal Elrod says, be grateful for the good AND the bad... Take responsibility for everything and every circumstance in your life. Then, like Stephen Covey wrote, we become proactive and can focus on our Circle of Influence - which includes us!

    CC: @Harvey Lloyd
    Cory Galbraith
    08/12/2016 #2 Cory Galbraith
    #1 Good points Zacharias. Thanks for commenting.
    Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    08/12/2016 #1 Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝
    Thank you for sharing this inspiring and empowering message. We often allow ourselves to forget that the source of our power comes from how we handle ourselves, esp. our reactions, in adverse circumstances. Of course we can always gain some power by exercising control over others but this is as transient as the contentment that stems from savoring good weather.
  14. Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Jim Rohn - 4 Questions to Ask Yourself Everyday (Jim Rohn Motivation)
    Jim Rohn - 4 Questions to Ask Yourself Everyday (Jim Rohn Motivation) Jim Rohn - 4 Questions to Ask Yourself Everyday (Jim Rohn Motivation) Learn more detail - Please Click Here to Get Your Free Book:...
  15. ProducerBobbi Baehne

    Bobbi Baehne

    Morning Routines for Entrepreneurs
    Morning Routines for EntrepreneursAs Entrepreneurs, our days are always long, there’s never enough time to get what we need to get done and sleep is one of those things we never think we’re getting enough of.  Which is most likely why I used to (and by used to, I mean 2 weeks...


    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    19/12/2016 #7 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #6 You'll be surprised at how bedtime affirmations get you to wake WITHOUT an alarm. You get all your stuff out the night before... and BAM, you're off.
    Emily🐝 Bee
    19/12/2016 #6 Emily🐝 Bee
    Amazing, awesome, kick butt! I was looking for information online about the MM, and all I had to do was come to beBee. This is super informative because I'm considering doing it. My only issue is my husband who is a light sleeper. He stays up way too late at night, every night, and therefore is super grump if he's awoken. Any suggestions? He'll think I am bat crazy to get up at 6am, let alone 5am!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    06/12/2016 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Inspiring! Im far from a morning person and it does cause more stress. I can also relate to the hair part ;-) Thanks for sharing, worth trying!
    Michele Williams
    01/12/2016 #4 Michele Williams
    Very helpful. Even if you already get up at 4am or 5am, this post might help you re-energize during that time.
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    01/12/2016 #3 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #2 it's great for the accountability and feedback.
    Speaking of, can't wait to hear more about yours!
    Bobbi Baehne
    01/12/2016 #2 Bobbi Baehne
    #1 Thanks Jared! I absolutely LOVED the book and can't wait to go check out your profile and articles! I am in the Facebook group too, haven't spent much time in there lately but need to :)
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    30/11/2016 #1 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Hal Elrod's book is a MUST READ!! I agree, the night-before prep is key and you CAN wake without an alarm if you are mentally set for it!
    Shared in The Miracle Morning (TMM) hive.

    I have listened to as many podcasts or videos as I can on TMM. In the book (Chapter 7) and in these videos, he found that you can do the 6 SAVERS in 6 minutes for those days when you are really busy - and still get close to 75% of the value! I came up with a process to incorporate TMM with the Five Minute Journal. I call it Six Minute Scribing:
    You can search twitter for #SixMinuteScribing.

    I am shooting for the books, "15 minutes at a time” habit too.

    Have you heard about the Facebook community?

    Thanks, Bobbi!
  16. ProducerEmily🐝 Bee

    Emily🐝 Bee

    Find Your Calm. Achieving Mindfulness in a Demanding World
    Find Your Calm. Achieving Mindfulness in a Demanding WorldYou are on a beach at sunset, walking along the water's edge. The air is crisp and warm, smelling a little salty. The sky is clear with a few clouds. You feel a slight breeze on your face and see the waves coming in from the ocean. You sit down...


    Max🐝 J. Carter
    24/11/2016 #12 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #11 I teach a little bit of everything that goes into assisting people to live unified in mind, body and spirit and that encompasses a great variety of topics for mapping ones life to be something one can be unified in mind body and spirit in living.

    Enjoy the meditation many have said it has aided in making great leaps in personal realization and self discovery. I myself have been using this particular one for several years after studying many other forms.
    Emily🐝 Bee
    24/11/2016 #11 Emily🐝 Bee
    #9 Oh! So you teach meditation I take it. That's awesome. I will add your mantras to my sessions!
    Emily🐝 Bee
    24/11/2016 #10 Emily🐝 Bee
    #4 Hi Jared! Thanks for your comment! I am too curious about this Miracle Morning, it sounds wonderful. You should most definitely try to use the App more... at least daily I would suggest, even for 5-10 minutes to start.. I know it sounds like a lot, but you will most likely start to enjoy it so it becomes a pleasure. Like going in and out of a Jacuzzi on a cold day.... soooooooo amazzzzzing. I find that now, I get the urge to meditate more than once a day, but time and daily duties restricts me. In a perfect world, I suppose! ;-)
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    24/11/2016 #9 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #6 I mean the one in my comment.

    The app is my professional competition.

    Being able to find and maintain ones inner peace is the goal and takes much growth in the form of finding peace in the places you think you would be certain not to find it.
    Emily🐝 Bee
    24/11/2016 #7 Emily🐝 Bee
    #3 Oh yes, it is most certain @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman. If you do give it a go, let me know what you think!
    Emily🐝 Bee
    24/11/2016 #6 Emily🐝 Bee
    #2 Hey Max! Those are awesome mantras, love it! When you say "I use this meditation", do you mean the Calm App specifically? Allowing space for everything that comes up during meditation is so important. Pema Chodron once said, "Sticking with uncertainty, getting the knack of relaxing in the midst of chaos, learning not to panic - this is the spiritual path." Thank you for commenting!!! :-)
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    24/11/2016 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #2 Very interesting, Max. I'll try this.
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    24/11/2016 #4 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Hi Emily,
    What an awesome summary and enticement to meditation and all you can do with the app!

    I have used it some with my Miracle Morning routine (so sharing there). But I need to do this more! So, also sharing in Eckhart Tolle :)
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    24/11/2016 #3 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Good advice. Most likely, everyone has some level of stress in their lives. I'll check out the app.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    24/11/2016 #2 Max🐝 J. Carter
    I use this meditation and have given it to thousands I have worked with.

    Say "I let got of everything"

    Repeat these words until your body takes over the breathing and then tel yourself.

    "I go into the void of my mind to learn what I need to know right now."

    This creates a calm space for you to be shown things that will aid you in dealing with life better and in less stressful ways getting the guidance form within.
    Emily🐝 Bee
    24/11/2016 #1 Emily🐝 Bee
    New Honey for you Bees! This one can change your life. I strongly suggest you give it a read and please share it around. ;-)
  17. Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Animated Book Review of
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    The Miracle Morning, written by Hal Elrod is a great book to teach you how to create the most successful morning routines and habits you can possibly cultivate. Using the steps and life SAVERS that Hal implements in his mornings can help you wake up refreshed and happy to start your day. Try to avoid the rearview mirror syndrome (RMS) and isolating incidents. A previous experience in life preventing us from making new ones is what RMS is all about. Someone who can’t commit to a new relationship because a previous one went awry. By isolating an event of today, you’re affecting who you are as a person in a whole. For example, you may think you can skip that workout today, but in reality, if you do it everyday, then you would be someone who doesn’t workout at all. So as a review, try to start your morning with some meditation, affirmations and visualizations, some exercise, a bit of reading and finish it with some writing and eventually you’ll develop miracle mornings which will transform your whole day and essentially your entire life. These 6 simple morning habits can and will transform your whole mind and will start the momentum of a super successful lifestyle.

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    The Miracle Morning - 6 Habits to Create A Successful Morning Routine - Hal Elrod
    The Miracle Morning - 6 Habits to Create A Successful Morning Routine - Hal Elrod Try Blinkist for FREE: http://bit.ly/2cCoWxV The Miracle Morning, written by Hal Elrod is a great book to teach you how to create the most successful...


    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    22/11/2016 #1 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    My take on this Miracle Morning book, combined with the Five Minute Journal. I call it Six Minute Scribing!

  18. 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
    21/11/2016 #2 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    The 85% idea is also something that ties to https://www.bebee.com/group/themiraclemorning
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    21/11/2016 #1 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Sharing in Career Development+
  19. Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Shared from the Living the 7 Habits app:

    Proactive people focus their efforts in the Circle of Influence. They work on the things they can do something about. The nature of their energy is positive, enlarging and magnifying, causing their Circle of Influence to increase.

    Habit 1: Be Proactive
    Jared 🐝 Wiese


    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    11/12/2016 #20 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Where do you see yourself in the levels of communication-are you closer to defensive, respectful, or synergistic communication?

    Habit 6: Synergize

    :Shared from the Living the 7 Habits app:
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    05/12/2016 #19 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Shared from the Living the 7 Habits app:

    With the abundance mentality, we realize that giving a positive reflection to others in no way diminishes us. It increases us because it increases the opportunities for effective interaction with other proactive people.

    Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw
    Harvey Lloyd
    14/11/2016 #18 Harvey Lloyd
    #17 Would you not say that 13 embodies the other 12? Also would you not declare that Covey expanded on the same Franklin 13?

    In my mind this is the reasons for our social ills of today. We have the 12 B. Franklin list and have dropped 13. Not a thumper but sense we are looking to foulable man for guidance.

    When Covey is lined up with Ben Franklin's number 13 then it comes alive in a whole new way.
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    14/11/2016 #17 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Here's another take on end game meets proactivity: Benjamin Franklin having 13 virtues he'd mark as deficient for each daily offense.

    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    14/11/2016 #15 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #12 Yep, that's it. Outcome (end game), Purpose (why), Action (massive!).

    For the vacation, drinks, etc... I think we're back to Covey. Habit 7 ;)
    Or maybe better, Tolle's Now :) But he'd probably say don't worry about the past (goals made) or future (end games planned).

    And Robbins was never good at taking breaks or the REAL end game called fulfillment... Until more recently, I'd say.
    If you get a chance, watch "l am not your guru" documentary about Robbins' "end game" work.

    Brilliant discussion. Thanks, Harvey!
    mohammed khalaf
    14/11/2016 #14 mohammed khalaf
    I think the act of circle of influence is for you to conduct yourself or react to an outside stimulus in either a predictable or unpredictable way.
    Harvey Lloyd
    14/11/2016 #13 Harvey Lloyd
    #11 Follow up. I don't see that Covey's work had a shortcoming, but rather it is difficult to discuss the design of effective folks without some structure. The structure is a compromise as different personalities will see strengths in different aspects of the work.

    Covey implied that Begin with the End in Mind is a key to the whole of the Habits. If you are trying to get somewhere. If you like where you are and have no need to grow or move forward the habits are pretty useless. But them the second law of thermodynamics kicks in. Everything is in a state of decay.

    But here again it is left to the reader/listener to wholly understand the symbiotic relationship with all habits. You can't separate them. It would be like saying one gear in a watch is more important than the other when the goal is to tell accurate time.
    Harvey Lloyd
    14/11/2016 #12 Harvey Lloyd
    #11 Had to look up OPA, not a Robbins fan.

    But yes Outcome, End Game, goal, purpose. If its worth your energy its worth having these in place and declared.

    Just to be clear though. Not everything has an end game. Vacation, drinks at the local bar, and other non directional activities are where i enjoy no end game. Those who wish to talk end game need to run away from me. I have none and don't want to talk about it either.
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    14/11/2016 #11 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #10 Oh, man, Harvey... Now I get where you are coming from.
    In short, it was the one shortcoming in Covey's work. Great, but dry and hard to apply at times.

    That led me to Tony Robbins. What you are saying is hus OPA!
    Harvey Lloyd
    14/11/2016 #10 Harvey Lloyd
    #9 I believe we are saying the same thing here. I guess i have seen folks who were totally over run with very proactive efforts that went nowhere. Great people great things they did, but served no one.

    An assumption in this discussion is that all habits are important and require a deep understanding. Specifically the ones you discussed surrounding dependance.

    Given this i have alway thought, beginning with the end in mind is the center piece.

    If we are to pour our energy into something, what would success look like?

    I find many folks who work hard but are disappointed in the outcome. I ask what they expected and the answer is typically, not this.

    The whole dependant/independence/interdependence discussion is one that i sense colleges should pick up on and deliver. All the great skills and life lessons will fail if we can't grasp this concept.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts i find the human dynamic and its ability/inability to function fascinating.
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    14/11/2016 #9 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #8 Covey's order was extremely important, purposeful and explicit. In short, you can't be interdependent and reach the end game that I think you are talking about (or even win-win) without the 1st three habits of independence... which all starts with proactivity.

    Proactivity is not towards the end game, it is the game, now. We can do something in every moment instead of being a victim or thinking we cannot get to an "end game". But if we still have that view or paradigm, we will never get to any end game. Without proactivity, all other habits stop.

    Habit 1's energy comes from saying "No" to Circle of Concern areas. To focus in the moment, now, on your Circle of Influence so that we can, as you say, place our proactivity sparingly. I agree, we have only so much to give. We would do well to give well (Influence) than poorly to many (Concern).

    I disagree on Stimulus/response being about Habit 5: Seek first to understand. Better communications (inTERdependence) and Synergy (Habit 6) can only come after we have matured/reached/achieved INdependence through the first 3 habits, building on each.

    I agree on Habit 2, it can be efficient to review only the why enough to understand the next steps, else it could quickly get to analysis paralysis.
    Both of your questions for employees and managers has built on proactivity and now into Habit 2.

    In dealing with others, inTERdependence, I agree the most important habit is #5. But again, in terms of goals you needed to first ask others questions that focused on habit #1, #2 ... up to #5.

    There's a great picture in Covey's Daily Reflections book that shows the Seven Habits Maturity Continuum - how they all build and relate.
    Harvey Lloyd
    14/11/2016 #8 Harvey Lloyd
    #6 Covey offered an order to things that i think is important. Some order is in the manner he gave the habits some implied.

    Proactivity is towards the end game. Stimulus response theory as presented by Covey asks us to Seek first to understand. Implying better communications towards the end game.

    Being proactive for me is seeing things as they are and working through them. I need not understand the "why" as much as "how" to get past. I will review the why enough to understand the next steps only.

    One of my crazy questions for employees and managers is, where are going with this? Clearly they are being pasionately proactive about something, i want to know where you are going.

    They usually hate this as they know me now. My follow up question is always, how does this help/impact/or change our end game?

    I place my proactivity sparingly. I have but so much to give. I would rather give well than poorly to many.

    Covey's habits require energy, they are somewhat unnatural and require us to use our brain. We have but so much energy that we can give in the course of our existence. Choose wisely.

    The most important habit? Seek First to understand and then to be understood. From this we can find an end game, be proactive with in it and share the journey with others.
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    14/11/2016 #7 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #2 #5
    I guess I am still trying to understand your point,
    "The whole of the habits focus us on the end game that you seek. Proactive is to the "end" you have determined.
    We can be proactive in areas that have no bearing on the end game."

    As this seems to contradict, "Being proactive in change because you are against something is not an end game."

    Could the end game simply be I want to be a more principled person... to do the right thing in the hard moments?

    "But do be careful with this concept, you will become the accidental leader."

    Please explain!
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    14/11/2016 #6 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #2 (reply 3)

    Most Important Habit?

    "...Habit 1: Be Proactive provides the foundation for all the other habits. Habit 1 is, undoubtedly, the foundation for leadership at home or at work because it begins with the mindset “I am responsible for me, and I can choose.”All the other habits are dependent upon being proactive and choosing to master and practicing principle-centered living.

    The key to being proactive is remembering that between stimulus and response there is a space. That space represents our choice— how we will choose to respond to any given situation, person, thought or event. Imagine a pause button between stimulus and response—a button you can engage to pause and think about what is the principle-based response to your given situation. Listen to what your conscience tells you. Listen for what is wise and the principle-based thing to do, and then act.

    IOW, my paradigm is that it is about the right, principled thing to do - in the moment - not necessarily based on some goal. Closing the gap, practively, on stimulus and response.

    The stimulus/response thing comes from Viktor Frankl. Covey came across the idea in 1969 - long before writing the 7 Habits, but never wrote down the author. It was the impetus for writing the 7 Habits!

    @Harvey Lloyd, you got me thinking and digging ;) This site seems to put it all in good context:

    Let me know your thoughts!
    Harvey Lloyd
    14/11/2016 #5 Harvey Lloyd
    #4 I agree. We all come from some pedigree, regardless of which side of the tracks you hail.

    Our brains and circumstances can only handle but so much in this fast paced world. The brain will parse information for you when you overload it, or you can be proactive and tell your brain this is the end game i wish to accomplish.

    Being proactive within an overloaded brain of circumstances is pretty much the same thing as being reactive.

    But do be careful with this concept, you will become the accidental leader.
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    14/11/2016 #4 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #2 (reply 2)
    More, on the same site...

    "Habit 1: Be Proactive is about taking responsibility for your life. You can't keep blaming everything on your parents or grandparents. Proactive people recognize that they are "response-able." They don't blame genetics, circumstances, conditions, or conditioning for their behavior. They know they choose their behavior. Reactive people, on the other hand, are often affected by their physical environment. They find external sources to blame for their behavior. If the weather is good, they feel good. If it isn't, it affects their attitude and performance, and they blame the weather. All of these external forces act as stimuli that we respond to. Between the stimulus and the response is your greatest power--you have the freedom to choose your response. One of the most important things you choose is what you say. Your language is a good indicator of how you see yourself. A proactive person uses proactive language--I can, I will, I prefer, etc. A reactive person uses reactive language--I can't, I have to, if only. Reactive people believe they are not responsible for what they say and do--they have no choice.

    Instead of reacting to or worrying about conditions over which they have little or no control, proactive people focus their time and energy on things they can control. The problems, challenges, and opportunities we face fall into two areas--Circle of Concern and Circle of Influence.

    Proactive people focus their efforts on their Circle of Influence. They work on the things they can do something about: health, children, problems at work. Reactive people focus their efforts in the Circle of Concern--things over which they have little or no control: the national debt, terrorism, the weather. Gaining an awareness of the areas in which we expend our energies in is a giant step in becoming proactive."

    To your point, what guides us in our proactivity? I think Covey would say principles or values, not just predetermined
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    14/11/2016 #3 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #2 Wow, Harvey! Of course. I always respect your insightful views.

    I had never looked at it that way. And I can see what you mean. As Covey would say, your Circle of Influence just worked ;)

    Take a look at https://www.stephencovey.com/7habits/7habits-habit1.php View more
    #2 Wow, Harvey! Of course. I always respect your insightful views.

    I had never looked at it that way. And I can see what you mean. As Covey would say, your Circle of Influence just worked ;)

    Take a look at https://www.stephencovey.com/7habits/7habits-habit1.php.
    The first paragraph would seem to make your point. Specifically, the "it is carefully designed by you" part and context:

    "Your life doesn't just "happen." Whether you know it or not, it is carefully designed by you. The choices, after all, are yours. You choose happiness. You choose sadness. You choose decisiveness. You choose ambivalence. You choose success. You choose failure. You choose courage. You choose fear. Just remember that every moment, every situation, provides a new choice. And in doing so, it gives you a perfect opportunity to do things differently to produce more positive results."

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    Harvey Lloyd
    14/11/2016 #2 Harvey Lloyd
    If you would allow me to add to the "proactive" approach definition @Jared 🐝 Wiese...

    The whole of the habits focus us on the end game that you seek. Proactive is to the "end" you have determined.

    Given this broader definition "Effective People" retain focus on the end game by setting forth proactive goals, synergies and reinforcements. While discouraging reactiveness.

    We can be proactive in areas that have no bearing on the end game.. Being proactive in change because you are against something is not an end game.

    Thanks for the reminder that proactivity needs direction and the fine line between reactive.
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    14/11/2016 #1 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    -Living the 7 Habits:

    As you increase your body’s ability to do more demanding things, you’ll find your normal activities much more comfortable and pleasant. You’ll have more afternoon energy, and the fatigue you’ve felt that’s made you “too tired” to exercise in the past will be replaced by an energy that will invigorate everything you do.

    Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw
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    13/11/2016 #2 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #1 These can indeed be tough questions, Chris.
    I also agree taking ANY action on these concepts can change your life!

    Thank you very much for the wonderful comments.
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    13/11/2016 #1 Chris Dixon
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    #7 With all certainty, brings us focus and determination to achieve anything in life.. =)
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    Thanks for more good buzz, @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira. You make many astute observations and share important insights as always.
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    09/11/2016 #3 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
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    Interesting buzz, @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira, especially the last line. We gain a lot by paying attention to how our environment shapes our capabilities.
    Flávio Rodrigues Vieira
    09/11/2016 #2 Flávio Rodrigues Vieira
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    Alan Culler
    07/01/2017 #26 Alan Culler
    Hello Dr. Hughes, Melissa
    I wrote and post on gratitude around the same time as this one, but it took Jared Wiese's article for me to find this well researched iece. Really great. Thank yo so much. It's nice to find science supporting my musings.
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    28/11/2016 #25 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #24 Ha! Those are the only two I've heard of. Thanks!
    Melissa Hughes
    28/11/2016 #24 Anonymous
    #23 Jared, there are many research studies to support the impact gratitude has on physical and emotional well-being. I'd start with Robert Emmons ( http://emmons.faculty.ucdavis.edu ) and Martin Seligman ( https://positivepsychologyprogram.com/who-is-martin-seligman/ ).
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    01/11/2016 #23 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #21 #22 Dr. @Melissa Hughes, any research you can cite on threees?!
    Richard Buse
    01/11/2016 #22 Richard Buse
    #21 Three is a wonderful number. It's large enough to be meaningful and have impact,, but small enough to be manageable and memorable. Because it's also an odd number, it eliminates the side by side comparisons that accompany a pair of items.
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    01/11/2016 #21 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #6 #12 There is something special about the "Rule of 3", per my post in my last comment.
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    01/11/2016 #20 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    WOW, Dr. Hughes! What an amazing, science-based, insightful article. It has so much great information in it that I will need to refer to it often!

    Some of my favorite takeaways:
    "Dopamine is the reward chemical, but... is also what sends your brain into what neuroscientists call the virtuous cycle."

    "your brain also produces oxytocin when you experience gratitude... the key: the body's natural baseline for oxytocin is almost zero. We don't automatically produce it; we need a stimulus."

    "A genuine expression of gratitude to someone else gives your brain a bigger reward than the person you thank!"

    "The outlook you choose determines whether you’ll get stuck in the virtuous cycle or the vicious cycle. The only way to get out of the vicious cycle is to intentionally point your brain in the other direction." Indeed the "confirmation bias" is a self-fulfilling prophecy!

    I saw a reference to the study by Robert Emmons, but you summed it up so much better! I am, indeeed, doing a like, comment and share.

    Further, you suggested we ' take a moment - every single day - to look for reasons to say "thank you." '. I came up with a way to do just that.
    I would be delighted if you would take a look:
    Melissa Hughes
    31/10/2016 #19 Anonymous
    #15 I'm so glad you found value in this one, @Donna-Luisa Eversley!
    Melissa Hughes
    31/10/2016 #18 Anonymous
    So true, Irene! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. I'm really glad this one resonated with you! #16
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/10/2016 #15 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Melissa Hughes gratitude always feels good.😉 Now I understand why.
    Thanks for sharing
    Melissa Hughes
    28/10/2016 #14 Anonymous
    #3 Would love that, Lisa!
    Melissa Hughes
    28/10/2016 #13 Anonymous
    #4 Thanks, @Loribeth Pierson! I would love to know your thoughts about the book!
    Melissa Hughes
    28/10/2016 #12 Anonymous
    @Richard Buse, it's such a valuable, yet simple practice! Those three thoughts each morning point your brain in a positive direction. Isn't that a great way to start the day? Thanks for sharing! #6
    Melissa Hughes
    28/10/2016 #11 Anonymous
    #8 Thanks, Pamela! I'm glad this one resonated with you!
    Melissa Hughes
    28/10/2016 #10 Anonymous
    WNMS.... I so LOVE that, @Deb Helfrich! Thanks for taking the time to read and comment! #9
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    27/10/2016 #9 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    I am grateful for this buzz, @Melissa Hughes. Man, oh, man - am I grateful. I am certain we can spread a little WNMS - Why Not Me Syndrome. It seems to be a trending phrase and it makes sense. Stuff happens. We really are just as likely to experience good stuff, most especially if that is where our minsdspace is trending.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    27/10/2016 #8 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Very thought provoking post @Melissa Hughes. Any day I can learn something new is a great day!
    Richard Buse
    27/10/2016 #6 Richard Buse
    Thanks for sharing this @Melissa Hughes. I list three things to be grateful for every morning. For me, the long-term impact I see every day is observing my Dad, who's approaching his 90th birthday. He's faced far more hardship than I ever have, but he's always found ways to be grateful and generous. I cannot help but wonder how much his outlook has to do with his longevity and relative good health.
    Loribeth Pierson
    26/10/2016 #4 Loribeth Pierson
    I Love my Gratitude Journal, it really does make a difference in the way my day plays out. Grateful for your buzz- @Melissa Hughes and I will check out your book!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    26/10/2016 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #2 I will write a buzz about it and tag you @Melissa Hughes, maybe I will share some of my affirmations too :)
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