Digital dependence getting you down?

I was driving to an appointment the other day when my phone died. Black screen would not open no matter what. I needed the navigation because I didn’t know where I was going or for that matter where I was! What to do?

Make a phone call – let my client know I would be late. Have you seen a pay phone lately?

I could probably have managed to source a phone but the number for my client was… that’s right, in my phone.

Directions? I am sure if I located a gas station or a knowledgeable pedestrian I might have been able to find my destination….

Fortunately, I looked up to see a phone store and it was my provider’s. After much back and forth we got enough charge for me to text my client. After a light snack at the place next door, I had enough charge to get my navigation working and to my appointment.

Last week, I was in a committee meeting, when we were looking for a good date for our next meeting one woman pulled out a calendar (yes, a paper calendar) and before any of us pulling up calendars on our phones she had the date input and was on her way out the door. I often wonder if this technology is making life easier or more challenging and I am still not sure. I am missing my Filofax but it was awfully heavy to lug around, I might buy a map book to keep in my car, I am definitely buying a simple paper calendar to carry in my notebook, and I might print out my contacts and keep them safe somewhere…

But if I never ever use a pay phone again I will be ok with that.

Cheers!

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As one of the top rated mortgage professionals in New England, Amy is sought out both locally and nationally to speak at mortgage industry events and training programs including the “Turn on Your Million Dollar Brain” workshops. Amy has also been featured in both radio and print media including the programs “Financially Speaking” and “Money Matters,” and “Mortgage Originator” and “Banker and Tradesman.” Amy regularly shares her industry knowledge via her “Fairway Promise” blog to keep clients and industry related professionals apprised of the latest news, trends, and tips in the mortgage industry.
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