Finding The Balance Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue No. 82

Raising the Barr is a weekly memo, which is always pithy, powerful and succinct. It focuses on innovative ideas by maximizing your life and business while leveraging strategy, content, technology and the web, to help you transform the success.

This week’s reflection point: I love obtaining new gadgets and technologies as much as I love inventing and creating new offerings for us and for our clients. I find similar passion exists among most of my clients as well.

But let me ask you this question: When reviewing your current technology, how much of it are you taking advantage of and leveraging in your life and business? My anecdotal research shows that most individuals and organizations barely leverage 10% to 20% of the potential power of their current technology.

Even if you look at some of the greatest recent innovations, their evolution is slowly incremental at best. Technology such as your laptop, the Internet, cars, iPhone, Google glass, airplanes, space travel to just name a few, all have taken a long time to develop and mature. What I mean is that it took a while for individuals and organizations to take advantage of and greatly benefit from the new technology when it was just introduced and in its infancy.

So why are we so fascinated with the latest and perhaps greatest gadgets?

Maybe it’s in our DNA, or peer pressure, or creative marketing or the need to use cutting edge technology.

While I believe in embracing great new technology, I am also a believer in learning to take better advantage of the magnificent power already available to us.

This week’s tip: Review your present technology and use the hidden power of what is already at your fingertips. 10% improvement will most likely generate tremendous impact for your business.

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