Kim Peterson, CEO CommonSenseHealth.org
There’s not a day that goes by where someone does not cross my path who is … dare I say … technologically inept (Gasp!). Often times they are running businesses (barely scraping by and can’t figure out why) and dealing with something that can now be the equivalent of being illiterate.
Yes, you can read, but it you aren’t keeping up with what’s going on around you, you will eventually be taken down.
Unfortunately, it can happen in a way that’s similar to boiling a frog...it’s slow. The frog doesn’t jump out because the water is warming slowly, and then before he knows it … it’s too late.
So what, exactly, helps to establish that someone is, in fact, technologically inept (TI)?
You may be a bit TI if your company has a web page that uses a design that is three or more years old.
You don’t have a presence on or gameplan for using social media for your business or to advance your career.
Or you say things like…
I just don’t have time for it.
I don’t know how to do it.
Here’s what’s really sad.
Often times these are very talented people. They have skills that are valuable and they have a lot to offer the world, they are just choosing not to develop themselves at a pace with which keeps up with how we communicate.
If you are feeling the pinch, make a decision to improve your skills.
Set aside 30 minute a day (STOP whining! You can get up 30 minutes earlier or watch 30 minutes less of Netflix a night) to learn and improve upon your skills. Your future self will be eternally grateful.
Here are a few things that you can do to get started.
Learn to maximize your presence on LinkedIn (for career or business development). Here are a few short, how-to rich articles to get you going.
WHY YOU SHOULD GET A LITTLE MORE SERIOUS ABOUT YOUR PRESENCE ON LINKEDIN
5 QUICK WAYS TO MAKE A BIGGER IMPACT ON LINKEDIN
THE DOS AND DON'TS OF LINKEDIN NETWORKING, SELLING AND BUSINESS BUILDING
Decide to get caught up and learn a new skill each month.
Here’s a list of the 9 Best Tech Podcasts according to TheMuse.com
Listen while you commute, work out or do chores around the house.
Be aware of and learn how to use the tools that are popular today.
Here are The 30 Tech Tools Small Businesses Rely on Most according to Business News Daily
Do you have to become a total techie to stay in the game? No.
Being technologically aware is a big piece of how we do business today. There will always be new things to learn and skills to develop. It’s the world we live in and it will serve you powerfully if you choose to participate, stay relevant and continue to share your good with the world!
Kim Peterson is the Founder and CEO of CommonSenseHealth.org. Since 2009, CSH has been helping to establish an online presence while generating leads and sales for clients worldwide.
Kim has built a network of 150,000 + highly engaged subscribers, fans, for herself and hundreds of thousands more for clients; and speaks on how to build relationships online in such a way that will dramatically improve your (and your team’s) overall results while opening doors to opportunities you never knew existed!
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