If it wasn’t obvious, I’m a sucker for technology. I’ve been coding websites for a decade + have been learning with the changes that come my way in terms of displays (retina resolution + screen sizes), touch commands on mobile devices vs mouse clicks on computers, new platforms + the cloud!
It’s so easy to get distracted by the latest thing in technology. Whether it’s a new project management system, the latest iPhone or a new computer, shiny can be very enticing.
I always got sucked into the trap of looking at the latest software that my fellow entrepreneurs were talking about. If it was worth them using, maybe I was missing out on some amazing things? (Can you say FOMO?)
So I worked at those impulses. I focused my attention on done being better than perfect. Or the reality that I often used this “research” time to avoid doing the actual thing that needed to be done. I’m not free of my tendencies to get distracted, but I am proud of how far I’ve come.
But things could be better.
My workflow recently changed when I got wireless earbuds. I connected them to my phone + sat down at my computer. Minutes later, I actually said aloud – to just myself + the dogs – “Whoa. I am so glad I have these now.”
Why? Because I had been tethered to my computer with my headphones before. Not the end of the world + certainly a first world problem. But the reality is that the cable that ran from the back of my iMac to my ears would drape across my trackpad + cause my mouse to misbehave at least 3 times a day. And if the doorbell rang, I’d have to take off the headphones before I could stand up, or risk causing my iMac to slide across/off my desk. That would be no bueno to say the least.
But now? I can come + go from my desk freely. My trackpad doesn’t misfire thinking the cable is a finger. And my hair doesn’t get pressed down from the headphone band.
Sure, it’s the little things. But those little things add up when they make your day better.