So, we finally have broadband connected in The Dingle – which makes my life much easier. Any idea how tricksy and irritating it is to run a mostly online business without internet?
I’ll give you a clue: very.
But do you know what? It was also liberating. I didn’t get distracted by Facebook and the like because I couldn’t get distracted. When I needed a break, I stood up and did something; I didn’t just sit there and faff on the internet because there was no internet.
And in the evenings, Joe and I weren’t messing with our phones because we had no access to the outside world.
Okay, I was beginning to feel a little isolated, so I’m relieved that we’re back online… but I’d like to continue my lack of distraction. And our lack of messing with our phones in the evening. We’re not obsessed with them or anything, but we do spend too much time looking at them. I’ve loved this couple of weeks without them.
Funnily enough, I talk about getting more stuff done – and wasting less time on trivial, time-suck things – in my book, Business For Superheroes. You can, and should, buy a copy here.
Vicky Fraser is a copywriter, author, and entrepreneur. She really did run away with the circus… but when she’s not swinging from a trapeze, she’s showing other copywriters and small business owners how to work with better clients, make more money, and stop missing bathtimes, first words, and dinners with angry partners. In fact, she wrote the book on it. Get your copy here.
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