Don't Let Your Phone Become The Boss of You

10 minutes

Do you sometimes feel like your smartphone has become the boss of you, versus it actually being a tool for you to use?  

I recently happened upon a Medium article, titled “How To Configure Your iPhone To Work for You, Not Against You.”  The post is a bit of a lengthy read, but the author recognized this and decided to break it up into three sections, based on how far you wanted to go.  The post was from late 2018, so it is fairly up to date for the latest iteration of iOS.  

As a bit of a segue then, Anchor recently rolled out an update to their Voice Messages feature, available anywhere on web or mobile.  You may have heard about the new feature in an ad read, but basically the feature allows listeners to submit one minute voice messages to podcast creators, by clicking the link below in the notes here.  You used to have to download the app, but not anymore!  

Anchor does state, "to ensure everyone has a great experience on Anchor, we do not permit anonymously sent Voice Messages — senders will need to sign up or log into an Anchor account in order to send a message, so you can see who it’s coming from."

So with that, what are your thoughts about the state of our smart phone usage?  What 'hacks' do you use to limit your screen time, increase productivity and more?  Leave a voice message and I'll include it on a future episode!

Finally, if you follow along on Instagram, you'll see I frequently like to share quotes for the day.  I'd like to start integrating that into the podcast to wrap up episodes, and to encourage engagement.  To get the ball rolling, let's use a quote attributed to Benjamin Franklin, "beware the little expenses.  A small leak will sink a great ship."  What's your take?  What little expenses have you eliminated?  

As always, if you'd prefer not to leave a voice message, but want to participate, send a message via the site!

     

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