We have never lived in a time like now.
I woke this morning to read the latest: Our 8 hours working day is killing us, sitting at our desks is the new cancer, virtual reality means we will never leave the house again, we are addicted to social media and our mobile phones, our kids can only talk with their thumbs, oh and I almost forgot to mention that the robots are taking over.
Its all noise!
Negative news sells
Every morning we wake to the same wall of negativity. Negative news sells. Days gone by news broadcasts would be filled with the bad stuff with a 'and finally' sprinkled on at the end to mask the terrible world we apparently live in. 🙁
But nobody watches the terrestrial news anymore, do they? No we are online. Spending 3 hours and 33 minutes a day on social media. Yet these old methods have now spilled over into the digital landscape – meaning we can't escape.
Or can we?
We have the opportunity to use digital and technology to make life better!
You see we really have never lived in a time like now where we can embrace the technology, embrace the changes and use it for good. To quote someone much smarter than I, back in 1989 a chap called Doc Brown said;
Your future is whatever you make of it, so make it a good one.
…And this is the opportunity we have.
So don't listen to the negativity. Look at what's real. Cut through the 'Fake news' and "Clickbait'. Look at how YOU can win every single day by embracing technology and digital. It can help you you save time on your workload, combat stress. reach more people, achieve your goals or even make money doing the thing you love. You just have to dig a little deeper and don't get put off by the jargon and the so called experts.
That's the world we live in. That's today. Let's make the future good one!
Simon McCaskill – Digital trainer, speaker and super geek.