Renée 🐝 Cormier

5 years ago · 2 min. reading time · ~10 ·

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Questioning the Questioner: Sara Jocobovici Takes Her Turn

Questioning the Questioner: Sara Jocobovici Takes Her Turn

The lovely Sara Jacobovici has taken to interviewing fellow bees and posting her Q & A series so that we may all know each other better. After Sara interviewed me, it occurred to me that Sara should also be interviewed. I have taken the opportunity to ask Sara the same questions she asked of her fellow bees, plus a bonus question at the end. Check out Sara's answers below: 

1. What motivates you to get up in the morning?

The hope of a new start, a new beginning, a new opportunity. Even if what I am doing is related to something already started, I experience the morning as a time when I will be able to see that same thing in a new light. This sense of opportunity is a great motivator for me.

2. How do you spend the first hour of your day?

I try my best to first do some gentle stretches and movements while still in bed. I do some breathing and meditate a couple of minutes on gratitude. I then get up, open the door to my balcony, step out, take a deep breath and smile. Then I go inside and have my cup of Turkish coffee! Then, I look up my messages and make a plan for the day.

3. What are you passionate about?
I know this sounds cliché but I was the one in my “hippie youth” that would say, “I’m high on life!” I love and am passionate about people and the world I live in. There is nothing like the energy I get from being involved in life.

4. What is the most practical advice you can offer someone in business?

Don’t let the business be something outside of yourself, an external entity that was formed for reasons detached from who you are as a person. There is nothing wrong with being practical and making a living in order to support yourself and loved ones. Just make sure that you know that the work you feel you need to do can be done by you in a way that you can feel proud of; if you need to be in the 9-5 office cubicle, be there on time, with a positive attitude, knowing that everything you do will impact and influence something or somebody else. Make sure you feel the worth of what you do. If you can find the career of you own choosing, make sure it reflects who you are and what you feel passionate about. It has to mean something to you; find that meaning first, then go out and make it happen.

5. If you had the opportunity to ask a great mind any question, what would it be?

If I were able to ask any great mind a question, it wouldn’t be “how” do you do what you do, because it can’t be put into words, or words that I can then emulate. I would ask if I can “apprentice” with them. Ideally, I would love to spend time with someone who does things beyond our limitations, and take it all in. Of course, the dialogues that would take place in that time would be priceless.

6. Name a book that changed your life.

Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl. This book added another dimension to my ability to understand.

7. Share a quote that inspired you.

“It is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self.” ― D.W. Winnicott

Bonus question:

If you could be, have or do absolutely anything you wanted, what would it be?

I will answer this question by saying that I am fortunate to be doing what I want to do but…if I had nine lives, one would be as a Music Ethnomusicologist. I would love to travel and learn about music of different cultures and their histories. Anything from large cities to tribal villages, popular culture to folklore. As they say, “music makes the world go around.”

For those of you who don't know, Sara is a creative arts psychotherapist. Have you seen Sara's website? Here's the link! Also, please check out her video to learn more about what she does. 


Renée 🐝 Cormier

5 years ago #42

It was a real joy!

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #41

Thank you for your kind and generous words Sue Bryan. Much appreciated.

Renée 🐝 Cormier

5 years ago #40

It was fun to do!

Renée 🐝 Cormier

5 years ago #39

The questions are all the same questions that Sara asks people she interviews in her Q & A, except for the bonus question, which was mine to her.

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman

5 years ago #38

What a wonderful interview Ren\u00e9e \ud83d\udc1d Cormier. It is a privilege to know, Sara, and enjoy her wonderful discussions.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

5 years ago #37

This is such a wonderful interview and a bonus to what we already know and learn from Sara. Her mind and thoughts are that a beautiful bee that buzzes around leaving pollen and honey on the way. Pollen helps generates more honey and the honey enriches our minds in creative ways. We have both shared our love for Victor Frankl and I knew the answer to that question. Your journey on self discovery is inspiring and I thank you for sharing it with us. Keep inspiring the world and stay awesome always #beBeelove Thanks Renee for the awesome interview.

Javier 🐝 CR

5 years ago #36

This is great. thanks Sara Jacobovici. queen bees 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝😍😍

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #35

Thank you for your kind and touching comment @Tausif Mundrawala Wishing you all the best.

mohammed khalaf

5 years ago #34

The queen of beBee interviews !Sara be Bee! With her warm smile and engaging personality

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #33

Thanks for taking the time to read and respond Paz\ud83d\udc1d Hueso Luque. Love hearing from you.

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #32

Love to hear what we have in common Aaron \ud83d\udc1d Skogen. That's wonderful! Keep me updated on the snowshoes and canoes.

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #30

Thank you Gert Scholtz. Love hearing from you.

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #29

I am sincerely touched by your comment Jerry Fletcher. Thank you.

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #28

Well said CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit. Your comment is much apprecisted.

Gert Scholtz

5 years ago #27

Sara Jacobovici for taking the time and initiative turning the Q&A of Sara around. Great interview!

Jerry Fletcher

5 years ago #26

Thank you Renee! And thank you Sara for being you. I feel that I now have the beginnings of the connection that leads to friendship because of this interview.

CityVP Manjit

5 years ago #25

Dear Sara Jacobovici when it comes to David Bowie. David Robert Jones who created "David Bowie and Ziggy Stardust" was the ultimate artist. What was bigger than his art where two incredible facets, his devotion to quality work coupled with the most unbelievably freeing and liberating sense of humour imaginable - talk about the ultimate in marrying the professional extreme with personal freedom. The reality of David Bowie is in his son. His son was not called Duncan Bowie, but Duncan Jones. In the birth of his son exists the father that is separate from the artist. He never lost sight of who he was while through Lazarus he completed the arc of his work. As an artist he created Bowie Bonds and other innovative forms of music and artistry, as a human being he would blend in with crowds, visit museums and such was his ability to morph his image, people would not recognize David Robert Jones as he mingled with ordinary people. He will always be the ultimate example of an original human being in all respects. His song Changes is just a drop in the ocean of a phenomenal life. One can spend an entire life trying to study him and still not get to know him, but just a sample of that life ends up being a very enriching experience and learning.

Renée 🐝 Cormier

5 years ago #24

I liked the idea of being able to give Sara's business a plug. It's a nice way to really let everyone know what she does. I think presenting both the video and the questions really and round out our understanding of who she is.

Renée 🐝 Cormier

5 years ago #23

I thought Sara deserved a question that was beyond what she would normally ask people. The value of asking questions is that it gives you the chance to learn so much. I am glad you liked the bonus question. How would you answer it Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee? I'd be interested to read your answer!

Renée 🐝 Cormier

5 years ago #22

I really enjoyed doing this and reading about Sara Jacobovici as well. She's a great lady in so many ways.

Renée 🐝 Cormier

5 years ago #21

You are good, Sara! No question about it, and so little effort required on my part! It was fun doing this with you.

Lada 🏡 Prkic

5 years ago #20

Social media is about people. Your post, Renée, as well as the whole Sara's Q & A series, demonstrates the power of this platform through showcasing genuine people, their businesses and their passion. And Sara is a great questioner as well as an interviewee! I learned more about her and her work through this video. I look forward to more such interviews.

Pascal Derrien

5 years ago #19

that was a pretty kool Q&A I must say from a discreet human driving force :-)

Ali Anani

5 years ago #18

Great and with anticipation I look forward to reading your promising buzzes Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #17

First Lisa \ud83d\udc1d Gallagher did an amazing job with this interview! Now, thank you for your insight and your great ability to make connections. Finally, thank you for your kind words. Your ongoing support is much appreciated.

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #16

, if we are talking "invaluable assets", you, Sir, are definitely on that list! Thank you David, as always, for being there with a word of encouragement and great energy.

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #15

Dear Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee describes, "in this circle"!

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #14

Thank you Deb \ud83d\udc1d Helfrich for the role reversal.

Ali Anani

5 years ago #13

Ren\u00e9e \ud83d\udc1d Cormier. Great bonus question and great answers. The energy for life is evident and Sara has music running in her blood as much as in her words. I thought I knew Sara better, but I discovered I know little I know of her. One surprise for me is that Sara had no referencee to paradoxes in her answers even though she is "The Queen of Paradoxes". Sharing

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #12

Dear CityVP \ud83d\udc1d Manjit, you are a true pillar of support! Couldn't be more grateful for your very generous words. Thank you! As far as changes goes....David Bowie had his unique way of looking at changes:

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #11

You make me look good, Ren\u00e9e \ud83d\udc1d Cormier!

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #10

Dear Sarah Elkins.

Lisa Gallagher

5 years ago #9

What a great interview Ren\u00e9e \ud83d\udc1d Cormier, thanks for sharing more about yourself. My highest senses are visual and auditory, so listening to your video was a pleasant surprise. You explained the senses vs. words and disconnect. That helps me to better understand why my mother in law loves to go to bongo classes and just beat the bongos. I used to think she was odd but as I've matured, I have found she was able to tap into many things way before her time. Thanks, you do great on video!

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #8

Agreed Bob Buckley did a great job.

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #7

Ren\u00e9e \ud83d\udc1d Cormier, I am sitting here with my fingers over the keyboard for the last few minutes literally not knowing how to describe what I felt when I saw and read your buzz. Your generosity, camaraderie, great spirit, is tremendous. And for me to be the recipient of all of this is both flattering and very humbling. I look forward to our continued support and engagement. Thank you,Renee!

David B. Grinberg

5 years ago #6

What a great idea and read, Renee! I'm kicking myself for not thinking of this first. In addition to learning more about Sara Jacobovici, this is a wonderful way to give back for all of her exemplary interviewing and outreach efforts to so many of us. You are both invaluable assets to beBee. Please keep buzzing loudly... cc: Lisa \ud83d\udc1d Gallagher

CityVP Manjit

5 years ago #5

Very well done, this is like interviewing the Charlie Rose of BeBee and I really am a great observer of many of Charlie Rose's interviews with creative, spiritual and technically gifted people. At this time I have filed this into my White Hive when that hive is still called Emotional Energy. Emotional Energy is going to be moved to the Gold Hive and the actual name (when I get around to updating the White Hive) it will be called "Original Energy" (which was the name of another Hive which will shortly be renamed Supernal Energy) I know, the changes, the changes the changes, but what remains always absolutely the same is that Sara Jacobovici is most definitely and most quintessentially original. Original is the light Einstein followed that opened up his imagination to major breakthroughs in physics and science.

Renée 🐝 Cormier

5 years ago #4

#4 Thank you. Sara is the best!

Sarah Elkins

5 years ago #3

What a warm, generous soul, Sara Jacobovici.

Renée 🐝 Cormier

5 years ago #2

Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee please share!

Renée 🐝 Cormier

5 years ago #1

Sara Jacobovici here it is!

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