I was without my computer for almost a month. So what did I do? Send texts constantly to communicate. Now I have my computer back and what do I do? Text and email constantly of course!
So last week I decided to go back in time and actually call people I needed to meet with, plan with, and connect with. So guess what? I had fabulous conversations with folks! People called me back quicker than they would have responded to my emails. Is this surprising? It actually was to me. I thought that the world got so caught up in technology and now that I was finally caught up too — that texts and emails are the preferred way of communication. They may be the preferred ways to communicate but how great it was to be having real live conversations again. The positive conversations I had not only with friends but more importantly colleagues, was energy that cannot be repeated over email.
Texting and emailing are great tools but this month — once a week, once a day, commit to calling someone rather than sending them a text or email. See if you notice the difference in the quality of the connection.