It is certainly true - my smart phone has changed how I do most everything.
The biggest advantage to my phone is that I can have everything I need at my fingertips and a lot of it can be synced with my car. So my car, together with my phone, has truly become a mobile office.
With the car synced with my phone I can dial anyone linked to my phone. I do so verbally. Therefore, I link to everybody I can.
With the car synced with my phone I can text anyone linked to my phone. I do so verbally. Therefore, I link to everybody I can.
With the car synced with my phone I can pull over and while I am speaking with any client, I can pull up their report and look at it as we speak. I do so verbally.
With the car synced with my phone I can bring up my Facebook account and see how my latest post is received.
With the car synced with my phone I can do the same with my LinkedIn account, my website and my various blogs.
While I can't do the last three things verbally, I can do them in the car - BECAUSE IT IS SYNCED WITH MY PHONE!
And I can do it all quickly!
I can do most everything with my phone that I can do with my computer. It has been a learning curve, to be sure, but I have done it.
Outside of business I can do a lot of my personal stuff in the same way!
Everyone at church, that is everyone, is also linked to my phone. I can call them while in my car, or at home. So I no longer have a need of church directories! I can email them, text them, or simply call them, all verbally.
There are groups at church that I might want to contact en masse. I can do that too. I have those groups on my phone. Again, this is better than a directory! Directories don't organize groups for me!
What's best about all this? Everything above will automatically update if I ask my phone to do it for me. And it will scan any updates for viruses or other problems! Automatically. And I can ask it to do specific things by just pushing a button and it will update them too. Automatically.
And I can do this from the ground or, if I choose, from the cloud! Some of my stuff in in the clouds! And I can go there. I have never been in the clouds before!
My kids tried for some time to get me to think about and then go with a smart phone. They said it would change my life. I resisted, in the interest of simplicity. Simplicity is good!
BUT IN TODAY'S BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT, WITH THE RAPIDITY OF NEED FOR INFORMATION OR CONTACT, I HAVE FOUND THAT MY CHILDREN WERE RIGHT! I NEED TO BE CONNECTED, AND OFTEN CONNECTED NOW. I NEED INFORMATION, AND OFTEN THAT INFORMATION NOW. I NEED TO SEND STUFF, AND OFTEN TO SEND IT NOW. HAVING ONE HAS, IN FACT, CHANGED MY LIFE.
So I have found my smart phone to be an essential partner in my business. That is good and that is bad. It is good for all the good reasons stated here. It is bad because, wow, if I lose that little fellow, there would be a WHOLE LOT of information I would have to reacquire!
My smart phone is really smart. It is smarter than I am. I like my phone.
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC
Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.
Office (703) 330-6388 Cell (703) 585-7560