I’ve learned that when you say you will never do something, you better be careful because that statement will come back to bite you. You see, I know this from experience.
Here is my personal list of “I never’s”:
- “I will never go into business” (said when I was an undergraduate social work major) — For the past 14 years, I was the Executive Director of non-profit organizations. Let me just say that is one of the hardest businesses to run. 🙂 And now I am starting my own business.
- “I will never live in Phoenix, AZ.” — Ummmmmmmm, well, you get the picture. I live in Phoenix, AZ.
- When we moved to Phoenix we said, “We will not stay here more than 2 years.” — Sooooooooooo, we’ve lived here almost 13 years.
- “I will never have kids” — Two kids later, I am primary taxi driver to our 8-year-old and 3-year-old (and actually love it.)
I think you get the picture. I’ve been listening to keynote speeches from one of my favorite thought leaders, Gary Vaynerchuk. When he talks to people, he asks them to raise their hands if they have ever made the statement that they would NEVER get a facebook account. And then of course, he asks them who still does not have a FB account. (Very few). He does the same exercise with cell phones. (Even fewer don’t have a cell phone). He talks about how we are very good about drawing a line in the sand and then not seeing the possibilities all around us.
Coming from the field of social work, I sometimes meet resistance to technology. I’ve had several students tell me, “I went into social work to work with people. If I wanted to work with computers, I would have gone into engineering or computer science”. But the problem with this argument is that social workers work with people who use technology and to forsake that part of people and our current culture is simply unwise and unrealistic.
Tech Tools, LLC is a company I started to try and help “normal” people access the technology that can make their life and their work easier. This blog will have regular articles about technology for the “non-geek”. As you can read from the “birth of the accidental geek”, I am not a programmer, a coder, or a developer. I am a “Technology Concierge”. I love finding new technologies that make my life easier, better, or more efficient, and then share this with others. I invite you to follow along with me on this blog/journey. Please, don’t draw a line in the sand. Join me on this journey and I will show you some of the “coolest” tech tips and tricks that just may make even the loudest naysayer take notice.
Until next time…