How I Stopped Checking My Phone And Started Using It With Intention

I knew I was doing it too much.

It was easy to justify checking my phone constantly — especially since I write a weekly newsletter that features a collection of valuable ideas found through hours of searching the web and browsing my social feeds.

But a couple weeks ago, I recognized I had fallen into a dangerous loop and that my phone use —especially the time spent checking email and social media feeds — was out of hand.

So I did something about it.

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7 Ways To Better Connect With Your Audience

We can learn a lot from the Piano Man.

I went to my first Billy Joel concert last weekend and in addition to a great show, it was a master class on how to connect with an audience.

No matter whether your audience connects with you in a stadium or in their Facebook feed, there’s a lot to be learned from what Billy Joel did on a warm Los Angeles night.

Here’s what I noticed watching Billy that can help you connect to your own tribe.

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The Way Baby Boomers Use Technology Is Incredible, Not Embarrassing

“Maybe we’re all looking at our boomer parents’ social media strategy (if you can call it that) the wrong way. Lack of gratitude for their love aside, maybe it’s refreshing that they don’t ‘get’ it, that they have no interest in curating some fake proxy version of themselves on the internet. It’s possible that they’re the last vestige of real purity online, and that’s probably why they make us so uncomfortable.”

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