Ever had a bad self-checkout experience at the grocery store? You scan an item, and the screen reads:
REQUIRES MANAGER APPROVAL.
You call the manager, but they can’t override the firewall. So, they call a developer. The developer has to hack into the mainframe, but they need a secret code from NASA. Thus, the cycle continues.
Let’s face it, technology, powerful though it may be, doesn’t always make us more productive. So, before our robot overlords find out, watch this short video. We’ll discuss the perils of app addiction and how the most powerful tools aren’t always the downloadable variety.
Occasionally people ask me, “What app do you recommend and install?” And then they’re surprised when I say, “None.” In fact, app addiction—the need to constantly get new technology—I believe is the cause of a lack of productivity in our day.
People think that by installing a new app or getting a new smartphone or installing some piece of software in their computer will suddenly make them productive. The reality is it’s living true principles that makes you more productive, regardless of the tool you use.
For instance, I teach that it’s important to gather unprocessed items into one place. Whether you use Evernote or a physical notepad doesn’t matter, as long as you live that principle.
So, I’d like you to share in the comments section below: what’s one app or piece of technology that you got, that didn’t make you more productive?
Also, if you have a question you’d like me to answer in a future video, ask that in the comments section below.
Thanks for watching and may you stay focused on true principles.
Join the conversation: What’s one app or piece of technology that you got, that didn’t make you more productive?
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