A dark time indeed...
But it existed. And we survived. I recently had the unfortunate event of being disconnected from the the Internet and cell phone network towers for about two weeks.
Having no network connectivity felt like I was thrust back into the dark ages... Knowing smoke signals would have come in handy.
This got me thinking of how dangerously vital the Internet and Network connectivity is to my business and my way of life.
I also noticed how people really get upset when you don't respond to their messages and calls.
So where am I going with all this? Honestly, I am not quite sure because it's not like we can ever go back. It would be like going back to using candles and fire instead of electricity. In a country where power cuts are a reality we don't need to imagine life without electricity and how awkward things can be without it.
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The technology on this computer that I am writing on, my HP, Intel Core i7, along with Cubase 5 and Reason 5 software is more technology power than the Beatles had when they recorded at Abbey Road.
It's not the tools. It's the mind state that matters most.
I will never forget coming home one day after failing a class test. I tore up that exam paper vigorously and threw it in the bin in front of my Dad. To which my Dad gently responded: "The rubbish wasn't on the paper, it was in your head."
Don't blame your tools. If you can't drive then make a plan or make enough money to hire a chauffeur.
Electricity, Cars, the Internet, Social Media, they are all here to stay.
So we need to embrace the changing landscape or find ways around it to use it to our advantage.
NO MORE EXCUSES!
Go and create something worthwhile. Regardless of the tools you have at your disposal.
You already have more than you realize.