- Producer13/10/2016I Most Probably Did It Wrong But I Did Yom KippurThis article was originally published on Times of Israel--------------------I'm not here to offend anyone. If you read my past writings, you’ll know I’m not here for that. And if you’ve ever read anything from me, you’ll also know that I am a...
Comments13/10/2016 #1 Sara JacoboviciThank you @Virag Gulyas for sharing your journey. One journey started with Abraham and led to a statement of free will. God tells Avraham to "go to the land with" ְversus at the beginning telling him, "alone, to go from the land of his father" Both are father and son relationships; at first Avram is to go (to himself) away from his father's land, and now Avraham is to go with his son to the land of Moriah .
If ever there was a great response to the affirmation that we have free will it is Yom Kippur and choice. Throughout Torah God tells us to choose. But during Yom Kippur services we read Isaiah 44:22
"I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins; return unto Me, for I have redeemed thee."
How humbling can it be?! Here God is letting us know what He has done for us and then He says, so now you can return to Me. He is giving us a choice. Not only that, but He has literally cleared the path. But it is still our choice to take that step. Reminds me of even when we were facing life and death at the sea, as a people we didn't choose to go right in and choose faith and life, we needed a leader who took that first step in to model for us. God was generous then because He took into account our predicament and state of shock. On Yom Kippur we are not only choosing as a people but as individuals. So it is literally up to our individual free will.
We, as individuals, are a work in progress. We make choices every step along our journey. Thanks again Virag for sharing yours.
- Producer13/10/2016Burn Your Resume for beBee or LinkedIn? Not so Fast...Steve Blakeman wrote a great post and made a compelling case for companies dropping traditional resumes - burning them, in fact - for online profiles instead. I wish it were that easy! The problem is, we have no control over what companies do...
Comments13/10/2016 #19 Gerald Hecht#18 @Jared Wiese This is what "jumps out at me anyway"; I know that this kind of thing ("business itself") isn't an area that I have experience in...but it really "feels like" like it's not only filling a niche...it's created the niche like a tailored suit --and then jumped into it!13/10/2016 #18 Jared Wiese#17 Oooh, I like that! Well said.
The modern trend in résumé writing is to tell your story, not bullet points of duties. What sets you apart? How can you add value to a prospective employer? You need a story for that! ...
What better place than on beBee where honey (writing) is so encouraged and engaged!13/10/2016 #17 Gerald Hecht#16 @Jared Wiese That's exactly what I was seeing in your post; to me it sounded (as I commented before) that it puts beBee in a VERY UNIQUE position; one that can be leveraged and amplified to "own" the symbiosis between the realms of "purely professions" and "purely interesting professionals"!13/10/2016 #16 Jared Wiese#13 #15 I agree. Not really criticism. In fact, I updated the Tell Your Story/Stories section to BEE more encouraging ;)
beBee is a HUGE opportunity - if only because the lead swarm here - beBee staff like @Federico Álvarez San Martín View more#13 #15 I agree. Not really criticism. In fact, I updated the Tell Your Story/Stories section to BEE more encouraging ;)
beBee is a HUGE opportunity - if only because the lead swarm here - beBee staff like @Federico Álvarez San Martín, @John White, MBA, @Matt Sweetwood and ambassadors - all follow the lead from king bees @Javier beBee and @Juan Imaz and feed on the nectar and pollen that paradoxically comes from our buzz and honey.
(There, now that's a mouthful!) Close13/10/2016 #15 Gerald Hecht#13 @Javier beBee It didn't really seem like a criticism --more like a symbiosis; at least from a bee's point of view --but Lord knows I'm not in your position. I just didn't think that was "bad news" --to me it seems like a very UNIQUE position to be in...I don't think ANY other platform is "anywhere around it" (FWIW).
- Producer09/09/2016What Are You An Example Of?Whether you like it or not, you are an example to someone.What exactly are you an example of?That’s a great question.You tell me.Biographies and AutobiographiesJames Altucher says, “advice is autobiography.” I totally agree, but it is also...
Comments22/09/2016 #2 Harvey LloydMy impeccable judgement is typically flawed. I try not to get irritated when someone shares a different opinion. I guess its the delivery of the difference that sparks the rash. Delivered as an alternative to my own opinion i appreciate and want to reconsider my own. Delivered from the pulpit of all knowing i am reaching for the anti-itch cream, the rash is on.22/09/2016 #1 Hassan AmanQuite true, I can confirm that from an experience that happened yesterday when a so called expert who followed me on Twitter first and got pissed because I tagged him in a tweet asking him for a "tip of the day" then when I showed him his apparent flaw...boom he went in denial.
- Producer21/09/2016Thank You For ThatHere I am again on the doorstep of a life house full of dust and decorated with tasteless broken windows. It’s cold and warm, its dark and bright, it’s uncomfortable at times but it is my house with its rotten foundations and hidden alcoves and I...
Comments23/09/2016 #63 Pascal Derrienthank you @Irene Hackett I am a bit overwhelmed by the online and off line messages on this particular post :-) All of us seem have more in common than we sometimes dare to think and if that's what this modest story has achieved it is beyond my expectations , to all the perfect imperfections then :-)23/09/2016 #62 AnonymousDear @Pascal Derrien - how the heart has spoken in this tender buzz is reflected by the deep sharing of all the responses. You have sparked a flame that resides in each of us. The need for unconditional love - so hard to find and so hard to offer. I too have come to the place where I want to thank my Mom for who she was, with all her imperfections. For all my relationships I realize that no one is perfect, especially me. A beautiful sharing Pascal, it moved me deeply. Thank you!22/09/2016 #60 Deb Helfrich#57 A big hug @Cyndi wilkins - because in a number of ways this mini-death of his 'freedom' is a lot harder to come to terms with than the final goodbye, as you will both have to live through the decision and all the ramifications for an indeterminate amount of time. I think you are wise to make the decision via your mother. She is the one who knows what is best for you both.
Pascal, what a gift, the way you have brought so many parental relationships into focus around the world.....22/09/2016 #57 Cyndi wilkinsThis is just what I needed this morning as I struggle with arranging care for my father as his health continues to decline...I go to the beach and lie face down in the sand and ask my mother for help...I know she is there...listening, loving...and comforting. You need not be a mystic to believe in the power of spirit...and believe me when I tell you, the crow is the messenger...Your dad was reaching out to comfort you through the energies of your own tears...He heard you...and he loves you...You made me cry this morning @Pascal Derrien...THANK YOU FOR THAT....22/09/2016 #53 Joanna HofmanThank you, Pascal. The story " touched " me ...reminds me a story of my father. He is very strong personality, I always had to fight for my personal freedom and freedom to my decisions. I left my home when I was 18 and took my own decision where and what I want to do with my life. He cut contact. Only 10 years ago, we met first time after many years of silence. We started to talk and suddenly I understood that my father is going through life with a big trauma and the control was his way to feel safe. When he was 3 years old, his parents were murderd brutally by Ukrainian nationalists. He was a witness of a such brutality, his Mather in the last moment hidden him under the bed ...and he saw how his sister and parents were murdered. He told me this story 10 years ago, only 10 years... We lost so many years. Today, I understand him and I run from the end of the world just to spend with him few days. ... As I would like to return the all liost years, weeks, days...
Thank you again for your buzz22/09/2016 #52 Aurorasa Sima#51 The thing with smoking addiction is that it does not harm your life. The crazy thing you might do is heading to a gas station at a weird time of night. I did not know that your mom was a smoker. I am happy for your husband that he neither became the same nor the extreme opposite as his father.
I overdo whatever I do so that I stayed away from strong stuff. Once a girl said to me at a love parade, that´s a huge, huge festival of love, party and .. drugs (and she did not MEAN it as the compliment I took it for): "You would throw a pill and sit there and try to control your mind". Yeah, I would.22/09/2016 #51 Lisa Gallagher#50 Good analogy @Aurorasa Sima. I used to be a smoker. I quit 4 years ago. I keep a vaping pen on hand in case I'm in a situation that may spark my desire to smoke again. I never want to go back to it. When my mom was told she had a large mass in her lung before her diagnosis, the first thing she said - "I guess you're going to tell me I have to stop smoking now?!" Her doctor was cool, he said "I would never tell a smoker they have to stop, it's like a crack addiction and you need to remember you began smoking long before the data came out." He went on to say, "if you decide to quit and need help, just call me." She quit the next day and never called for help. She did have me buy her a vape pen! @Pascal Derrien, never forgotten- many lessons we learn from those who were so ill. My husbands parents divorced when he was 11 and his mom had a break down when he was 15, my husband lived with his sister and brother for a year, then moved in with an older sister who had drug addiction problems. He finally got his own place when he was 17. He told me before we married, marriage is for life and I have to say, he was and still is an such an awesome father who's been loving and a great influence on both of our children. He broke that pattern!22/09/2016 #48 Lisa Gallagher@Pascal Derrien, my husband's dad was an alcoholic and very abusive. As a matter of fact, so abusive he was only allowed to visit when another adult was present. My husband despised his father for years. I'd love to write a buzz about it but he might get upset with me. Anyhow, his dad died in 2009 and my husband just told me a few weeks ago that he made peace in his heart with is father and he understands now that his dad was a very ill man. He also said, he felt his dad made peace with himself before he passed and that makes my husband feel better. I think it's tougher when there is such a history- the emotions can be all over the place. It sounds like you made peace :))
- Producer10/09/2016Stop the Madness... BEE proactive!When around complaining, leave it, change it or accept it! This also makes me think of Stephen R. Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Before getting into the habits, he talks about making a paradigm shift, focusing on the power we all have...
- Producer18/09/2016Where old sayings come fromI didn't write this or research this. I found it somewhere, I can't remember. It is informative and interesting. Where old sayings come from Us older people need to learn something new every day... Just to keep the grey matter tuned...
Comments03/10/2016 #39 jesse kaellis#38
People, common people lived their lives close to the bone. They were not preoccupied with fulfillment and happiness, merely survival, which in a sense IS fulfillment and happiness. I never felt more alive than when I was living straight out of my pocket on a cash income day to day in Las Vegas. Thanks, Donna-Luisa I'm glad you read this article and enjoyed it. I posted it on Linkedin before. Everybody always enjoys reading it.21/09/2016 #36 jesse kaellis#33
David, I will send this to my friend if you don't mind. She is genetically from Scotland and has relations from thereI read somewhere that the people used urine on the floor to make it hard packed. The Amish I think. I'm not too sure about that fragment of a memory. You write in a descriptive manner. Thanks for reading my cribbed essay.21/09/2016 #35 jesse kaellis#34
You don't need to credit me, I just happened to find the article somewhere that I can't even remember. My father used to teach ESL students. It was just something he liked to do. He told me one of the real difficulties with the English language is colloquialisms. How do you explain "He lost his marbles." "He went bananas." "Kill two birds with one stone." Anyway, It's hard to convey. Thanks, Don. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I did too.21/09/2016 #34 Don KerrHey @jesse kaellis Just a quick note, we haven't been in touch for a bit, I just love this shit! Going to share with my boys. They're becoming quite voracious readers and encounter these phrases on occasion. Now I can appear knowledgeable. (Of course I will credit you at all times!)21/09/2016 #33 David LisleI read this with interest, originally from England I moved to Vancouver, Canada when I was twenty. I came from Birmingham which at that time was a large Industrial city, dirty and still smoky in spite of clean air laws. I meta girl in Vancouver and we took a trip together to visit her ancestral home in Western Scotland. Little did I know that later I would discover it was also my ancestral home. We visited her Grandmothers brother, a crofter, sheep farmer and part time fisherman. They lived in a small stone cottage and we were welcomed there. The downstairs part of the house was spotlessly clean and the floors shone. The floors were black in colour. I asked what the floor was made of because it was uneven in places and had hollows where people walked the most.
Dirt. The floors were dirt, this was in the early seventies. Not only was it dirt it was waxed dirt, brilliantly shiny and hard, impervious to water except hot water that took off the shine where it touched the floor. So from the fifteen hundreds and before that right up to the present day dirt floors were actually easily found in peoples homes.20/09/2016 #31 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#29 Yeah Jesse I saw that movie! Which Indian hasn't! :) And yeah, I have seen some awesome custom built trailer homes in some movies and man they look enticing and conveniently anonymous, like a hermit's cave ;)! And you can move at will right? A travelin home sort of!20/09/2016 #30 jesse kaellisRanting
I lived in LA; in various parts of Los Angles, I lived in different parts of Las Vegas. I lived in Reno. As an adult, I picked up drugs on the streets of LA and of course Vegas.
The gym I fought out of in the mid-eighties was on Hastings near Main. My first fight was with a guy from Carnegie Centre across the street.
When I got back here in 2002, I went around there. The devastation was unbelievable; obscene, and outrageous. It was an evil crack wasteland. The miasma of despair seeped into my skin and into my pores; it invaded my soul.
My gym; my boxing gym had become a safe injection site. The area was honeycombed with agencies that are funded to address the myriad social problems of failed lives. It is big business. In front of Carnegie addicts openly smoked crack and injected smack and meth, while a cop stood nearby next to a police cruiser; smiling.
Psychotic crack heads were picking on the sidewalk for invisible crumbs.
See, here in Canada, being enlightened and all, we know this is a medical problem, so rather than throw them in prison and give the larger population some relief...no. NO! Harm reduction! No matter how fucking long it takes. Let them die on the streets!
We don't want to criminalize social problems. These folks got the right to commit public suicide.
Okay. I'm glad I got that off my chest.20/09/2016 #29 jesse kaellis#28
I remember seeing shacks made out of old signs and refuse in rural NJ that black people lived in. This was in the early sixties. My father was involved in a project to build one family a house. He helped out with a hammer and nails. I live in a nice trailer park here in Nanaimo. A seniors park. There are a lot of parks here in Nanaimo and trailers are starting to lose their stigma. My trailer is like a little two bedroom house. It's a nice clean park and I bought it for a very reasonable price. Did you see the movie "Slumdog Millionaire?" I liked that movie. In Vancouver the Downtown Eastside -- it is beyond description. I have a short story. I wonder if I can fit it in on these boards.20/09/2016 #28 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#26 Nope Jesse...no shanty towns or trailer parks here...but tent houses for emergency and rehab ops...but slums yeah...the makeshift tin roofed houses draped over bamboo frames border many opulent townships in cities like Mumbai and to a smaller extent in the other cities.20/09/2016 #27 Brian McKenzie@jesse kaellis In America, my height seems to always come up. Overseas ~ nobody gives a shit. I doubt I ever go back to the States. * I used my dating profile as a control gambit for a Statistics class - the results were that I was more apt to get an unsolicited mail if I was 6-0, smoked, had been divorced and had a Bachelors over a Master's Degree. A response to an email that I had sent followed the same trends. While the study garnered me an A for the class, it proved I am a square peg for a round hole for any of the 6 date site / app widgets. 8?/20/09/2016 #24 Praveen Raj GullepalliWow...that was one can-opener of a post Jesse! Strange how many phrases and idioms we take for granted without really knowing their import! And such fascinating rationale too! I loved that pic too! Such spartan rusticity! Just 50 kilometres from where i live, in a modern cosmopolitan city called Hyderabad, you will see the exact living conditions..same thatched roofs, adobe walls, the hens, the geese, the goats and the cows...in fact, right within this city you will see hamlets, villages, towns and city life, co-existing! Almost as if the past and present have laterally merged!20/09/2016 #22 jesse kaellis#21 You can't be any shorter than me, Brian. I was short, to begin with, and I lost precious inches due to my last spinal surgery. I've been sterile since I was 13. I lost my virginity to an eighteen-year-old woman. She took my virginity but left me a gift of gonorrhea which I carried for about four months until I could get to a clinic in Victoria. By then it was too late. Probably for the best. I wasn't repsonsible enough to raise children.
- Producer18/09/2016Family Centered Apartment Living: The Urban Intellectual DesignThis is another post that is an attempt at elevating the discussion of multifamily housing tailored to growing families. The last one entitled The Missing Multifamily Niche Market was well received, and I would like to carry the conversation...
Comments20/09/2016 #6 Adam ReadHi @Pamela L. Williams, Thanks very much for your input as well. I will have to look into the SITES initiative because a part of this idea that I didn't include (because I don't think people are entirely ready for it yet) would be to have an option of an aquaponics facility on site that raises both fish and vegetables in-house. It could provide meaningful employment as well as educational opportunities for a wide range of people, including those with disabilities, as this kind of facility can be installed on concrete. If it's on concrete, then wheel chair access could also be considered.20/09/2016 #5 Adam ReadHi @Phil Friedman. Thanks very much. Glad you enjoyed it. I agree with your points about the need to have plentiful apartments and not just condos as well as the need to have tenants with vested interest in the project. Certainly a governing system that understand the needs and rights of both tenants and landlords would be key.19/09/2016 #2 Phil Friedman@Adam Read, this is a really solid post, with interesting and substantial ideas involved. I should like to suggest that a prerequisite to moving successfully along the lines you suggest here is the institution of something like Ontario's Landlord and Tenant Act, which provides significant protections to rental or lease tenants from the arbitrary and sometimes even capricious acts and decisions made by landlords. For re-urbanization to be successful, I believe 1) rental and lease situations have to be plentiful, not just condo opportunities, and 2) tenants in apartments have to be vested with interest in design, improvement, and maintenance. These objectives can only be achieved by establishing defined legal rights for tenants in good faith. Cheers!18/09/2016 #1 Pamela L. WilliamsAdam, an extremely admirable Buzz. I often attend webinars by an organization called Security and Sustainability Forum. These webinars include information on many areas of Sustainability and what you are discussing falls into that realm. It not only looks at housing a population that is growing exponentially but also land use, which is a huge area of concern. To house this population and still maintain open space for agriculture, parks, etc. it will require a change from suburbia to urban living in situations like you discuss. There are many sustainable designers that are doing exactly as you suggest. In fact a friend just moved from Pennsylvania to a popular South Carolina beach. Although they have purchased a house they temporarily (a year) rented an apartment in a community where housing was above stores. Her's was retail shops but there was a Starbucks across the street. They had their own water park, running and hiking trails and traffic was minimal. Most of the workers in the shops were either teenage children of residents or retirees wanting to supplement a fixed income. The Green Building Counsel that issues LEEDS certifications started another division called the SITES initiative. It is based on land use and will certify properties that maximize sustainable landscaping and reduce construction waste from landscaping. It's pretty interesting stuff (another webinar I attended! I'm a webinar fan! and these were free!) Multi-family units are the future as the urban populations continue to grow.
- Producer16/09/2016GROWTH MINDSET AS COMPETENCY TO EMPOWER STUDENTS, IN HIGHER EDUCATIONI like the concept of growth mindset and I think to be an user of this kind of ability long before even knew what it meant. Well, a long time ago, very long before this definition, I always believed that I could improve my skills and both,...
Comments23/09/2016 #9 Denise Da Vinha Ricieri#7 Kareen, this is a fact! You're right, but my experience is only about higher education. However, I believe that growth mindset already is a kind of birth-chip for Generations Millenium and Alpha, because they have a totally new world around them to estimulate growth mindset, and they response to with behaviors much better than ours, in same age.17/09/2016 #6 Denise Da Vinha Ricieri#4 Good point about your son, Steven. I don't know how old he is, but this behavior is typical of Y and Z generations. They're highly compromised with solve problems, not to do tasks without meaning. That is an important difference to any educator pay attention and explore, in better strategies of learning design. As X generation (I presume you are too), we were teached to make tests, in order to reproduce and sustain ways of think and actuate on very well established professions. This was the "Boomers way of education" to us. For another side, we have to migrate from "to reproduce" for "to disrupt"... It was a very hard transition, that we did (and still doing) with success.
I believe that our legacy to all new generations is to combine our experience between formal knowledge (tasks to do) with colaborative and empathic models of business (problems to solve) in order to open to them a necessary freedom to develop their own growth mindset.
Congratulations to have picture it in your son's behavior! Not all parents are able to it. Thank you for your comment✌🏼️17/09/2016 #4 Steven BrooksI enjoyed your Growth Mindset post @Denise Da Vinha Ricieri. I recently commented to my son that he was smart, during a discussion about solving some kind of problem or dealing with some project. He said "I'm not smart." He does not do well on tests or "book learning." But he is, in the sense that he diligently looks for ways to solve problems. Sometimes in a selfish way - but he is often relentless until he gets to the solution and gets what he wants.16/09/2016 #2 Denise Da Vinha Ricieri#1 #1 Hi Gert! I only made a compilation of growth mindset concept for educational spaces and instructional design, which are my expertise. But, like you, I believe that expression can (and must) be applied to any area of knowledge. The illustrations were adapted from articles and another posts, and they reflect my approach with my students, daily. I'm glad you have read (sorry by errors, l'm improving my english!) and liked! Lets do more discussions. I'm in!16/09/2016 #1 Gert Scholtz@Denise Da Vinha Ricieri Great informative post Denise. I find it interesting how you elaborate and refine the basic duality of growth and fixed mindset of Carol Dweck in education. Understanding this distinction would be beneficial not only in education but in all vocations and all walks of life. Thank you Denise.
- Producer16/09/2016Is Group Think Dangerous?Editor's Note: I found this excellent article in the Harvard Business Journal by Art Markman. Read on and enjoy. As always, you can find all my blog posts from 2013 to the present on my website at...
Comments11/10/2016 #8 Ali AnaniExcellent share @Steven Marshall and I enjoyed reading it considerably. I am in full agreement with this buzz. Almost a year ago I published a presentation on Unequal opposites:
and arrived at similar conclusions and ways to bypass the ill effects of group thinking.
aI fully agree also with the comment of @Donna-Luisa Eversley18/09/2016 #6 Steven Marshall#5 Hi Toni,
I like to float ideas beyond the leadership circle to encompass the people with the ants-eye view of the day-to-day challenges in any environment. If new ideas float with these folks, then I think they have passed a critical test. Then you have a perfect combination of convergence and divergence. Simple to do, too.18/09/2016 #5 Tony RossiIt's always a tough balance between convergence to the extent needed for forward progress, but not to the extent of completely writing off outlying ideas that could really make a difference. I believe that the solution is as simple as maintain awareness of the tendency towards groupthink convergence. Such mindfulness should reap the benefits of collective creativity and innovation, and avoid the pitfalls. Much more so that trying to introduce a process to solve groupthink.17/09/2016 #2 Steven Brooks"A key element of creativity is bringing existing knowledge to bear on a new problem or goal. The more people who can engage with that problem or goal, the more knowledge that is available to work on it." from @Steven Marshall View more"A key element of creativity is bringing existing knowledge to bear on a new problem or goal. The more people who can engage with that problem or goal, the more knowledge that is available to work on it." from @Steven Marshall's post on group efforts to solve problems. Close17/09/2016 #1 Steven BrooksGreat information about brain-storming and its failures in typical settings. The Divergence/Individual vs Convergence/Group model is new to me but I can see how it could work better than the other way. "Have your group members work alone to craft statements describing the problem." it is so important to be able to define what the problem IS and to define it correctly. Often we mis-characterize the problem and then we spend time trying to solve something that is not really the problem. Although that might lead to something useful itself, if we pay attention.
- Producer16/09/2016History and the Lens of the Present“The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.” George Orwell In my book “Infinity Squared” I have a chapter about the nature of history as it relates to fiction. The idea is that history...
Comments17/09/2016 #4 Donna-Luisa EversleyVery interesting @Phillip Hubbell , one does get ideals and convictions from historical information and this impacts on the present. Without realizing it, we do weave past and present in fictional writings, including some facts to make the illusion appear more credible.
Thought provoking17/09/2016 #2 Steven BrooksVery good post, indeed. Great summary statement here, "Facts are facts, but opinions and declarations about the meaning of those facts are often used to promote the fiction of present day superiority even as it applies to the past." And this gem certainly has a lot of implications for today - "Using the standards of the 21st century to belittle people of the 18th century is on its face, biased and intellectually dishonest. This process has current political and social, implications and actions finding fault where no fault lies." When we read of the distant past history, are we reading fiction and thereby making a judgment on fiction? It's been said something like "The victors in wars write the history books." so there is necessarily a lot left out. Thanks for a good buzz!16/09/2016 #1 Randy KehoVery intriguing @Phillip Hubbell. I've often wondered if it will be possible, assuming there's a heaven and I'll be residing there, to meet and converse with people from the past -- to have great unanswered questions answered, etc.
These are strange times. In some regard, the record is being set straight, as far as factual history, while, at the same time, there's probably never been so much revisionism. Perhaps, we should refer to history, in general, as revisionism. And, thanks for quoting one of my all-time favorite authors, Aldous Huxley.
- 16/09/2016Success comes to the person who does today what you were thinking about doing tomorrow.
Do what you should be doing today!
- Producer15/09/2016Stop ceaselessly talking about making mistakes...…and start learning the better (and faster) way nowInstead of focusing on mistakes, you have to pay attention to where you want to go, and what is helping you in that direction.I am currently, with great enthusiasm, reading my colleague Paul Z....
Comments15/09/2016 #1 Steven BrooksA friend and mentor of mine who is successful in real estate echos the same thing here - focus on what brings success and you will be successful. And there are plenty of examples of success - in others that are doing the same kinds of things you want to do - that you can learn from.
- 14/09/2016A personal reflection on praying my sons through life.When a Child Goes to War: Reflections on Prayer and Letting Go - Amy Walton Coachingwww.amywaltoncoaching.com As I prepared to write in my journal this morning, I said to myself, “There’s something significant about today’s date.” Then I remembered: Thirty years ago today, Russ and I presented our then 19-month-old son Jamie for baptism in our little...
- 14/09/2016Hiking along the 'cliffs'...
Don't always believe what you see. Perspective is everything.
This 'cliff' is about 2 inches (5 cm) high. I wanted to see if I could create the illusion of a large rock face through camera angles and focal length, and some tweaking in Lightroom and Google's Nik Collection.
Comments14/09/2016 #3 Kevin Pashuk#2 Sometimes the best camera is the one you have with you. This shot was taken with my Samsung Galaxy Note5 phone, with some post processing. My main camera is a Nikon D7200 with a range of lenses. For still life in good lighting, the little phone camera is producing some great images. Thanks for asking Froilán.
- 14/09/2016Now might be a good time to delegate some of your responsibilities. A good post from Bill Gallagher.Why Your Hard Work Is Hurting Your Businesswww.linkedin.com Chances are you’re throwing yourself into your business 110%. That’s just what entrepreneurs and executives tend to do. But what if I told you that there is an easier way? Maybe even, a better...
- 14/09/2016“Who buys a company when the revenue generator leaves after the sale?” An interesting question and a dilemma for some businesses.The Profitable Business That Can't Be Sold - Tennessee Valley Grouptnvalleygroup.com Describes a business that is very profitable but can't be...
- Producer01/09/2016Memories and What We Make of ThemSometimes it can take half a lifetime for some of us to realize how lucky we were. I grew up 3 blocks from the shores of Lake Erie and spent my entire late spring and summer on the beach. I took this beautiful body of water for granted, or I thought...
Comments06/09/2016 #35 Lisa Gallagher#34 Ha, love it @Cyndi wilkins, "What the hell were we thinking?" Right?!! I agree, wouldn't trade my life now for the teen years. They were fun and yes, filled with so many memories. Today, teens could not head to that beach with alcohol. I still look back and wonder how we even got away with it.05/09/2016 #34 Cyndi wilkinsWe would go the 'private side' of the beach because, well... we could bring beer and drink! What a great mix, the sun , guys, lake, and beer, eh? OOOOH man! What a great memory @Lisa Gallagher View moreWe would go the 'private side' of the beach because, well... we could bring beer and drink! What a great mix, the sun , guys, lake, and beer, eh? OOOOH man! What a great memory @Lisa Gallagher...Then we got married and had kids...What the hell were we thinking? LOL! Just kidding...Best thing that ever happened to me...But I sure do miss the innocence of those days...Thanks for the memories;-) Close03/09/2016 #30 CityVP ManjitMemories are indeed what we make of them and the song made famous by Buzz Luhrman underscores this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTJ7AzBIJoI View moreMemories are indeed what we make of them and the song made famous by Buzz Luhrman underscores this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTJ7AzBIJoI
There is a great sense of personal freedom when I sit watching a large body of water, especially on a bright sunny day. The freedom is in being open to a beautiful construct of nature. To be present to nature is a tremendous form of life appreciation. Close03/09/2016 #29 Lisa Gallagher#28 Hope it was a happier feeling than sad @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD! I still miss my dad on rare occasions and he passed away in the 70's. I think I miss the man I didn't get to know as I grew older. But, when I think of him it always brings a smile to my face. We never forget, no matter how long they've been gone. We just move on and replace the sadness with happy memories, thank goodness.02/09/2016 #26 Lisa Gallagher#24 Thanks @Kevin Pashuk, glad you enjoyed this! I have noticed water in your photos and I'm sure I've missed some too! I never tire of viewing other's photos of the water. How nice that you work near Lake Ontario. I saw the photo you posted a few days ago, very nice!! Being near the water does clear the mind and help to refocus, doesn't it?02/09/2016 #25 David GrinbergWhat a wonderful read, @Lisa Gallagher. My late father had season tickets for the NFL NY Jets football team when I was a kid. Thus, I have many fond memories of going to Shea Stadium in Queens with my dad for Sunday home games. I also recall running on the field and taking home part of the 50-yard line after the very last game the Jets played at Shea Stadium (prior to moving to Metlife Stadium in NJ). And while the Jets usually lost more than they won, the father-son bonding was always a winning experience I will always cherish.02/09/2016 #24 Kevin PashukEnjoyed the read @Lisa Gallagher. As a certified 'water person' I can fully identify. You will notice that many of my photos have water in them. I live and work near Lake Ontario and often retreat there when I have quiet work (reading or planning) to do, or just need a soul refresh.02/09/2016 #23 Lisa Gallagher#17 Hi @Lada Prkic, such beautiful memories! You reminded me how romantic it was to be alone with 'a first love' near the water! I enjoy looking for seashells. I still do it. I took a photo last year of some shells I found in North Carolina, maybe I'll post it just for fun. Enjoy your trip, I'm sure it will be SO relaxing and thanks for sharing!!02/09/2016 #22 Lisa Gallagher#16 Hi @Nicole Chardenet, what a great experience you shared! I bet you did have a lot of good and not so good memories come flooding back. The good old days of going from being an older teen to a young adult, the transition can be very tough. Cleveland has changed a lot, hasn't it?! I love the 4th St. district and Playhouse Square. Ah, you reminded me of yes, one of a gals bigger worries back then- guys and feeling like a dork. I bet so many of us felt that way!! Thanks for sharing. Where did you go to school in Cleveland?02/09/2016 #21 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#14 #16 #19 Just a note to express that I'm so touched that you both, @Pascal Derrien and @Nichole Chardenent had twinges of bad memories after reading this piece. I'm in awe at your melodic expressions of mixed feelings, with a slant on the negative ...that serves to remind us that those with good childhoods are so blessed to have what they have. My heart goes out to all children and I work to emphasize Positive Parenting. You Stir Me Along. Thank you.02/09/2016 #17 Lada PrkicI agree with you dear @Lisa Gallagher. I was born and live my entire life by the sea. My all memories are tied to a large body of water. Reminiscence on family walks in the winter and collecting the seashells washed up on the beach, the memories of the first love……
I think I couldn't live someplace where there's no view of the sunset behind the sea horizon. Am looking forward to tomorrow's outing with friends and family on a nearby island and making more memories for my book of life. :-)02/09/2016 #16 Nicole ChardenetMemories can be both good and bad when you go back to old haunts...last year I went back to Ohio for an informal reunion with some old university friends and my ex-college roommate and I stayed together in a room downtown...in a motel that hadn't been there back in our day! What I noticed as I walked around by myself that first evening, waiting for Bonnie to arrive from Pittsburgh, is just how many memories and feelings came flooding back as I walked down old neighbourhoods and around my university campus. Both good and bad - the '80s came back to me, hugely, it was like stepping back in time but also surreally not, because it was Freshman Orientation Week and the kids that were there hadn't even been born then - in fact maybe their worried-looking parents hadn't met yet. Along with memories of fun times I hadn't thought about in years though, came a lot of unpleasant memories of insecurities, old loves gone sour, worries about money, feelings that I was a total dork. A couple of days later I asked Bonnie how it had been for her walking around, and she said the same thing...many happy memories, and a lot of memories of just how neurotic we all were, constantly moping and worrying about this or that. Still, it was great to hang out with my ex-peeps, and we had a lot of good times thta weekend. We do it every other year, next year's the next year!!!
- 01/09/2016Being present may be enoughwww.linkedin.com I’ve been roaming our property daily since early June looking for natural things that are small, beautiful, and great subjects for camera close ups and macro shots. It’s been a profound experience...
Comments02/09/2016 #1 Steven Brooks"Put away that cell phone. Turn away from that laptop. Turn off the brain-chatter. Be present, listen and observe. Turn toward the people in front of you and set an intention to discover something new about them. It may be all you need on your journey to becoming the best leader you can be." Mary Jo Asmus
- 30/08/2016I am super excited to have my first story published on The Good Men Project Website. Please share this link on FB and Twitter and help grow organic views on the site, as that can lead to an even broader syndication. I appreciate the help! I have a second article that will also appear on The Good Men project in the near future.
A special thank you to @Sarah Elkins, @Christian Farber, A @Andrew Books and @John White, MBA for the advice as I made my first submissions to the Good Men Project. Unfortunately, it seems I did not make the change in the correct spot for the Bio, but I'll make sure to fix that going forward. Thanks you all for the help and insight, I appreciate each of you very much!Sunshine in a Bottle -goodmenproject.com A tapestry of painted...
Comments02/09/2016 #14 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDReminiscence bringing great joy here, on so many levels. I immersed myself in the Good Men Project: website, FB, including the membership. I really love all there is to offer, and this article is a genuinely sparkling island in a sea of mediocrity in Men's Health. My opinion. Congratulations on this great merit!01/09/2016 #12 Steven BrooksWhen I was a Little Dude we'd camp at a lake. One time I found a sandy beach and shallow water teeming with baby painted map turtles. I really enjoyed those critters! Last summer, while kayaking with my daughter, we pulled onto a gravelly beach to explore and rest. I found a small heart-shaped rock and presented it to her as a token of my love. She greatly blushed and smiled. I'm sure she'll keep it forever. Thanks for stirring up happy memories!
- 01/09/2016From above, it looks like a toy my grandson left in the yard. Getting down to his point of view, it becomes a magical world to explore. Sometimes, looking at a situation from someone else's point of view changes everything.
Tooth Picks~ 100 buzzes
Here I post articles, buzzes, links, and whatever else I find that gets me thinking. Why this name? There's a saying, "I'll have to chew on that." people use in reference to some thought or idea that need extra pondering. After you chew on some food, you might need a tooth pick. Using a tooth pick is a good time to muse and savor what you just ate. So here are posts you can mentally chew on and pick a bit.