If you want to scale you have to automate. And to automate you have to use tech. There’s no other way.
So, if you’re in my generation (I’m 50), you would have been early to mid 20’s before getting on board with tech. And let’s face it, without an early advantage or head-start it’s been hard keeping up! Our brains just aren’t geared the same way as the younger ones.
That being said never has there been a better time to get on board with tech. I remember only a few years back when this app didn’t work with that device, or software wasn’t compatible with a particular PC.
Not any more, at least much less. Now everything seems integrated, even between Mac, Google and Microsoft.
You can now literally set and forget with a click of mouse. And this is good news for us 40-50 yo’s.
So, let’s think for a minute about our time. At 45-50+ we’re well and truly wedged between teenage kids on the one hand and ageing parents on the other, with our marriages and business’s somewhere in the middle. We thought we were time poor when the kids were babies. Well right now the pressure is greater than ever and at a time when you’re thinking about changing up your business routine.
And on that note, you also realize your body is not capable of doing what you did, did 10 years ago.
So, you may want to change it up, you may also have to!
This brings me back to tech and automation. I understand it can be complex but believe me, it’s worth focusing on.
Here’s a few tips to get you on the right track:
- Get advice. I have an awesome PC tech who has a wealth of knowledge. Learn as much as you can from someone like this, at the same time get them to check each step, answer questions and guide you along.
- Use a V.A. A virtual assistance can be very affordable and can get tech related stuff done in a fraction of the time and cost it would take you. We recommend New Media Services.
- Use compatible devices. If you’re PC, then use PC/Android/Microsoft etc. If you’re Apple, then use all apple. They’re designed to talk to each other which means everything sync’s seamlessly.
- Stay focused on the big picture. Get clear on what it is you’re trying to create, then break it down. Try and learn certain aspects of your tech world but know when you’re spending too much time and farm it out.
- Backing and up and security. Make sure you have an automated cloud service and password manager.
Bottom line. Spend the time getting your tech working. Set and forget. Part of automation is programming your tech to notify you with what’s working and what’s not.
Once this is in place you’re freed up to jump into your creative genius and get creating.
Hope that’s useful, cheers Andrew
About the Author:
Dr. Andrew Arnold (Chiropractor) is a Chiropractor and ACTP accredited Business Coach.
Andrew is married to Dr. Linda Wilson, the Stress Specialist and has two children, Isaac and Bella. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.