Let Your Battery Die To Live
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Last night, I went to the Startup Rally in Atlanta. It was an event to recognize and support local tech entrepreneurs and startup companies.
Some groups were pitching, others were demoing their product/idea expo-style. Others (like me) were there to support and spread the word on the booming startup culture in the south.
I fully planned on taking some pics, shooting some video, and spreading the love on my social networks. The only issue was, I left my charging cable and extended battery in my other bag, so by the time I got to the event, my smartphone’s battery was “low, low, low, low, low, low, low, low”. I could only use my smartphone sparingly.
I had no choice but to stick my phone in my pocket for the majority of the event. You know what happened? I actually paid attention, learned about some cool companies on the come up, and did some impressive networking.
Normally, most of the night’s festivities would have went in one ear and out the other while I was tweeting, Instagramming, and trying to figure out the best way to save a contact’s information digitally. I retained most of the information simply because I wasn’t distracted by my gadgets.
My whole schtick is show people how to live the “Digital Lifestyle” but every now and again, you just have to unplug and open your eyes and ears to what’s going around you.
So every once in a while, let your battery die, so that you can live.
Yes, that was corny, but you get the point.