From the time we wake up until the time we go to bed, there’s that one magical “thing” that we reach for first and set down last. Can you quickly guess what that is? Of course you can! Our phones, duh! I am even reluctant to call them “smartphones” seeing that it’s pretty much the majority out there to begin with. Well, at least in North America.
I read a great article earlier this year that I really wanted to reference this morning with you all in thought. You see, many argue that the phone is the crippling of society. I feel, on the other hand, it can truly be empowering. Like anything else in life, even too much of a good thing can be bad. (eg. Water, food, and exercise) So when’s enough, enough? When have we gone overboard and how do we know that we are truly addicted?
Chris Matyszczyk wrote a good article back in Jan. 2nd, 2018 (attached above) and I wanted to read with you all some excerpts from the article and discuss aloud. As always, please share your thoughts here or in social media. Happy Listening on this nice Saturday!
Here we are on January 1st, 2018. The best way to kick off the new year is to get right to it. Without further ado, I am posting my thoughts here and why I’m getting this kicked off. There will be a bit to learn as I navigate uncharted waters for me but no worries. Committed and looking forward to a GREAT 2018!
OMG you all, my eyes are FIRE right now! I literally woke up at 4:30am with tons on my mind and had to get out of bed to get things down and get to learning some skills that I have wanted to really pick up. Today is a travel day too along with a big day tomorrow.
Nonetheless, I had a quick talk with one of my colleagues on what motivates me. Here in this quick audio clip that I literally made in my bed here inside the hotel (sleep deprived and all), I wanted to think out loud with you on that particular thought. While it may be wise for me to wait until I was around my better audio equipment AND perhaps be better rested, I figured F*** it; I rather just do it now and put out some content seeing that it literally has been 17 days since my last. I know my schedule gets busy and crazy from time to time, but I cannot allow that to slow me down.
Nonetheless, this is a fairly quick listen. More importantly, I would like to know what motivates you! So feel free to share with me your thoughts and hopefully the audio quality to your ears is decent enough.
Ahhhh… My VERY first smartphone that I owned and bought BEFORE you could get it here in the United States. I was OBSESSED! Even then, I don’t think that word begins to describe how strongly I felt about Nokia phones in the day.
During this particular podcast, we wanted to not only wish the one and only Steve Jobs (bless up) a Happy Birthday, but cover his polarizing character while showing appreciation for what he has done for the technology industry. As you see above, at the time, I was heavily involved in Nokia and had two phones: the Nokia 7710 and Nokia N95 8GB Edition. At the time, they were far ahead of the game.
Looking back from today’s standpoint, not only was Nokia truly ahead, but they were also damned to trip up from too many chefs in the kitchen. A shame really; they were far ahead of their time while also not being willing to get out of their own way.
Without further ado, enjoy the audio and let me know what you think as well in the comments. Have a GREAT Friday everyone!
Here, we explore the pros and cons of social media and why myself and Kilian believe it is a necessary tool in today’s society. We look into the hopefully future along with the fears social media tends to break out during debates.
Where do you stand? Explore with us and remember to share your thoughts on these topics! Enjoy!
I wanted to write a quick post to let everyone (mainly just myself, but hey, you gotta start from somewhere) know I have certainly been cooking (projects) a lot for work and had little time this week to really do things I wanted to for me.
With that being said, I’m back home in Atlanta and you all know what time it is! 😎 Bottom line is I have to cut out that time for me and to put out there into the world 🌎 things that weigh on my mind.
Without further ado, I am committed to getting this great Facebook LIVE track out there to you all and hoping to hear from you. ✌🏽
I wanted to try something just a little differently this go round. Usually I prefer to be a bit structured and allow a flow of thoughts within the moment; this time, I wanted to be a bit rogue and just “feel” it. I’ll call this the “Freestyle” post that I look forward to doing more so in the near future. (a little more background noise, yes, with less audio equipment)
I have been inspired by many people over the past few weeks and a common theme that kept coming up during conversations revolved around feeling overlooked. Inadequate. Insufficient, lacking, substandard, useless…inferior. Well, none of us should perceive ourselves this way although there will always be that looming feeling deep down.
Here, I wanted to openly discuss it and ask ourselves some tough questions. Are you working your parameters? Are you in front of the right people? Are you doing work YOU believe in? Do you even have the stamina to make it in the long run? What are you willing to risk?
Listen with me as we dive into those thoughts and as always, would LOVE to hear yours.
Quote: “You’re imperfect, and your wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.” – Brene Brown
We’re always trying to put our best foot/image forward. You really never see somebody putting out a vulnerable photo on Instagram, for example. And yet, for many of us, we don’t really give our personal branding the thought and effort we deserve.
Today, I talk about why personal brand matters and what we should consider. It’s one of those interesting topics where many things are subjective and yet without it, we are doomed to blend in and never stand out while fading away in the background.
Please, as always, share your thoughts here, LinkedIn, Google+, or Twitter. I would love your input/suggestions/thoughts. In the near future I will have on guests that will openly discuss future topics to make things more interesting. 🙂 (insert emoji!)