When I’m out of the house and I need to print something immediately, I send the document to our WIFI system at home, and it will automatically print, and when I get home, the printed document is ready. Other cool things I can do is that my system, creates a back-up of all our laptops at home every hour, so that whatever bad things happens, our work is just on our system. Our internet at home is constantly 48mpbs, which allows my wife to watch Netflix, while I’m researching something, and downloading 3 gigabytes of software update.
Also, whatever work I do on my laptop, it automatically syncs with my phone and other gadgets. I’m also eyeing this new door lock system that would allow us to not bring keys anymore, but be operated by our presence and app (but my wife won’t allow me to buy it yet because it’s out of our house budget.)
No matter how nifty my gadgets are, it can never match up to the power of face-to-face conversation, or doing something together like walking. Did you know that whenever we’re having a substantial conversation with somebody, our stress hormones called cortisol drop by a ton, and oxytocin the good hormones spread like wildfire.
According to William Ury, the world’s leading conflict resolution expert and problem negotiation expert, the best way to heal a disagreement is when two people walk, side-by- side, have a conversation and journey together.
My point is this, gadgets are good, but relationships are far more important than technology. Gadgets should not get in the way of personal relationships. Instead, it should help strengthen your relationships.
Gadgets should be your connection tool, not a prison or enemy of strong lasting relationships.
Starting today, start a deeper relationship with people that matter to you by:
1. Share a meal together
2. Go on vacations together
3. Listen to their personal stories
4. Be there when they need you
In the end, the most important thing for relationships to grow is the power of presence,
you just have to be present in the lives of people that really matter to you.
Personally, my most important relationship after God is my wife. She is my main priority,
and everything else just follows. Having this kind of relationship with her gives me
strength to focus on my dreams and defeat my fears. My wife has the power to diffuse
my biggest worries, and she gives me courage that I can’t conjure on my own.
Healthy relationships are untapped secret weapons that you need to master.
Focus on having healthy relationships today.
Love someone today!
The best is yet to come,