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  • What Is Your Relationship With Technology?

    Posted by Lynn on May 28, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    Technology: Love it or hate it?
    One thing for sure is that technology is here to stay. I certainly have a love/hate relationship with technology. Love it when it works and hate it when it doesn’t.

    My honey gets so frustrated when the cable goes down or isn’t able to access the online sites to pay bills, etc. He really hates it when I tell him that it’s likely operator error. LOL!

    I am especially thankful for my kiddos who are always there to get their mom out of a technology quandary.

    Business-wise, technology really scares me. I feel I have used it as a big excuse to not propel my business forward because I don’t know who to do things.

    When it comes to business setup, like sales pages, autoresponders, website connection to all of the other technology apps, etc, I am VERY thankful for those of you who are available to help me out of my ignorance.

    What is your relationship with technology?

    Jennifer replied 1 year, 9 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Kelly

    May 29, 2021 at 9:30 am

    My familiarity and comfort with technology is great until it changes – then BAM, I’m right back in the early days of feeling overwhelmed and outclassed LOL!

    Like you, I lean on the brilliance and curiosity of others who go ahead of me into new technology to learn what’s needed 🥰

  • Jennifer

    June 7, 2021 at 3:28 pm

    I’m a techie and a geek! 😁🤓
    And a fairly early adopter – we had Pong and an Atari and a computer at home in the early 80s, I played computer games as a kid, and one of the first of my friends to have my own modem in my computer at college.

    But there are days tech drives me nuts – mostly because like any innovation, stuff changes. Usually at the point we have gotten used to things. ;-)

    Sure tech is here to stay – tech just IS. and remember what is ‘tech’ changes with generations and over time. Refrigerators, cars, airplanes, washing machines, TVs, ACs were all once ‘new fangled tech’ We all adjusted to that – there’s no handwringing and ‘oh I’m just not good at that’ much these days if someone asks how you operate a freezer, right? and there will be things we can’t even imagine in 20 or 50 years.

    I also bet you know and understand innovations, gadgets, and tools from your days in the crafting industry that I would stare at with great trepidation.

    Learn what makes sense, get past ‘oh I’m no good at that’ and into ‘I just need to learn more’ as well as ‘let me ask someone’ when there’s something in particular that gives you trouble.

    Just like not all of us had to learn how to fly an airplane to use that tech, in business we don’t have to take grad courses in every tool, app, software, or hardware, to do what we need to do.