It’s late, really late.
I was thrown out of my home.
The technician promised that everything was
working when he left.
By the evening, slowly but surely it all fell
The phones. Internet. The lot.
I have a deadline. So, I’m a refugee.
Happily only to the local cafי where I can get my
usual great coffee and a wireless connection.
Oh how I love technology!
Actually, I really do love technology.
I love that we have so many resources at the tips
of our fingers.
I love that my business could not have existed 10
years ago because the systems and technology I
rely upon did not exist then.
I love that I can connect with colleagues and
clients all over the world.
I love that I can work from home!
I was trying to explain to the kids this week
what it was like when you had to buy a record to
read the lyrics of a song (we’d just found lyrics
on our cell phone while listening to the radio –
and before the song ended!).
I was trying to paint the picture of a childhood
without internet, computer games and the memory of
my father all excited by this new-fangled
technology, the fax machine!
To remember a time when apple and blackberry were
just fruit and on-line meant your handwriting was
Laughing at the absurdity of hours spent in the
university library researching where now you can
have billions of documents available on your
mobile device in an instant.
Yes, I love technology.
But technology is useless without a story.
You see you can’t connect unless there’s a story
in there somewhere.
No amount of tools or resources can replace the
simple, heartfelt connection through narrative.
Every successful person and every successful
business tells a great story, have you noticed.
Think about it, what story are you telling? How
are you showing up with or without technology?
The technology will continue to evolve probably
faster than you or I can follow. So we’ll
struggle on trying to catch up with our kids. But
the story, the story always remains.
So, yes, go for the technology. Learn it. Use
it. Enjoy it.
But don’t forget your story.
When you’re present in your life and your
business by discovering and using your authentic,
compelling story, it’s magic.
I don’t mean the whoo- whoo, abstract kind of
nice-to-have magic. I mean more clients, more
success, better relationships and enormous
It’s all about the story. What’s yours?
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Best wishes and best stories