Today’s post was inspired by the video at the end of this piece.

What are you missing by not being in the present?

Smartphones rule our lives.

Not mine. I don’t own one. Yet.

“Steve, get with the 21st century!” you might be saying.

I love technology. A little history:

  • I sold the first personal computers when they hit the streets in the mid 1980’s.
  • I sold the first computer aided design software and workstations at $120K per. Today you can buy the same seat for less than $3K.
  • I adopted online banking when it came out in the late 1990’s.
  • I’ve been trading stocks online for about the same time.
  • I rarely carry cash. I’ve been using debit cards forever. For everything.
  • I purchase almost exclusively online.

So, I’m all for technology. It’s just that currently, I don’t have a need for a smartphone.

I work from a home office that has a laptop, desktop, and cell phone. I’m well connected to family, friends, and clients.

When I leave home base, it’s a sense of freedom knowing I don’t have to be connected 24/7.

Smartphone free, I’m connected to everything that’s going on around me. I’m present. I’m fully engaged with every situation and person I encounter. That’s attractive.

Now, if you’re one of those people that’s tethered to your device, what are you missing by not being present?

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