Digital Marketing and Social Media Strategy

The power button

The power buttonThere is great value in the power button. Push it.

Go get a coffee. Bring along a pad of paper and a pencil. Leave your phone and tablet at your desk, they aren’t invited along.

Not only will this give you a chance to concentrate, it will also reduce distractions. Heck, it will even give your eyes a nice rest from staring into a screen.

Ricard Bueno has some good tips to avoiding burn out on his blog. You should go there now, then take that well deserved break!


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  • Dave: for years I’ve been connected to my computer. I never turned it off. My gf used to get upset that I was always on it.

    Recently, I joined a new company. I’m part of their Marketing & Support Team. I’m working hard on finding ways to educate and empower our community. I wake up at 5:30am and I’m done around 7:00pm. Long hours no doubt (I stay late & commute) but I love what I do.

    Anyway, I used to bring my laptop with me everyday and work at a cafe or something after leaving the office. These days, I just carry a notepad with me. No computer. This includes weekends too with the exception of #blogchat on Sundays.

    It’s one of the most relaxing things ever and well, it helps me stay on top of my game and energized!

    There’s nothing wrong with disconnecting. It’s probably one of the best things you can do to stay fresh and on top of your game.

    Thanks for the shout-out Dave!

  • Thanks Ricardo. Congrats on the new position.
    I know what you mean about working long hours, but I love my job too.
    I think carrying a pad of paper or Moleskin is the way to go. I know C.C. Chapman is a huge fan of Moleskins.

    See you at CES!

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