A little over a month ago I left yet another perfectly good, brand new mobile phone on the back seat of a taxi. (Unfortunately for me it was a taxi and not an Uber, where I would certainly have had it returned to me, but that’s a post for another day).
Normally when this happens I would drop into a mobile phone store the next day and grab the latest, greatest, gadget-iest phone and carry on with my day. Only this time I didn’t do that. This time I thought “I really don’t actually like having a phone and being one of those knobs who puts their phone on the table while eating with others, or walking around outdoors obnoxiously staring at their screen”. This time I resisted the very faint urge to get a new gadget and simply went off to work without a phone.
It started off like one of my many tech experiments, with no real expectations, time frames or intended outcomes, I just wanted to see if I really did ‘need‘ a phone or if I owned one because it was unimaginable not to have one.
As days have turned into weeks and weeks into a month, I am here to tell you that I am a new person – and the new me most definitely does not need a mobile phone in my life. Here are some of the things I have observed:
“So how does a CEO, husband and father of two get by without a phone” I hear you ask? Here are a couple of minor adjustments I have made:
From where I sit today, I really cannot see myself getting another mobile phone. I will keep buying any cool productivity gadgets that catch my eye of course, but I think my smart phone days are behind me. I will let you know if that changes, and if so, what device was so compelling that I was willing to give up my new-found freedom for it.
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