In this news tip:
00:01 – Having the worst Wi-Fi connection
00:20 – This has forced me to do two things
01:30 – My challenge for you this week
James Schramko here, and here we are at the Caribbean, in the Dominican Republic. It’s been a really interesting week. Of all the places I’ve been, everywhere in the world, this place has had by far the worst Wi-Fi Internet that I’ve ever experienced. In fact, I’ve pretty much been offline for the entire week, and it’s forced me to do two things that I wouldn’t normally do.
One is I had to tell all my customers that “You’re not really going to hear from me for about a week.” And even though that’s unusual, it was kind of good to be able to just say, “Hey, listen, things are going to slow down this week, and here’s why.”
The second thing is, it’s really forced me to create new standard operating procedures, to take things to the next level with my team, because I also sent them an email saying, “You’re probably not going to hear from me between now and the end of this week.” So what it’s forced us to do is for me to have a look at everything that I felt that I should be doing or that I might do on a daily basis when I have Internet connectivity and to make a mental note of that and then to discuss that with my team manager.
When I get that brief window of Wi-Fi, which is about four in the morning, when everyone’s asleep, I’m able to then have that quick discussion with them, and of course they’re like twelve hours out in my timezone. And we’ve already been able to develop some new standard operating procedures which mean that I will no longer have to do some of the things that I used to do. Not just now, but I’ll never have to do them again for the rest of my life.
So my challenge for you this week is: What things are you doing that you could not do if you could not connect to the Internet, and is there a possibility that you could have someone else do that for you? Well, I’m James Schramko, I’ll catch up with you when I get a faster Wi-Fi.
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