Is Your Smart Phone Causing You to be Not so Smart?

Smart phones are one of those inventions that can help you stay organized and save time, or they can really kill your organization and waste a lot of your time. A trend I have found among my clients is that they will check each email the instant it is received.

This behavior creates a couple of issues.  1) They read it now and don’t take action until they are back on their computer – so they review the email twice instead of once. 2) They read it now, and then their email on their computer shows that it has been read, causing the individuals to forget that they did not complete the action that was needed.

For example, you received an email reminder that your quarterly insurance payment is coming out of your paycheck on the thirteenth. You forget to confirm that you have enough money in the account because you were not on your computer where you would have normally transferred money to the account. Now you just got hit with a $30 insufficient funds charge. Because you read the email on your phone but did not respond, you wasted time and incurred an additional bill. So, just how smart is that smart phone?

You have a choice, and the choice is yours.

Bryan Cooper

Financial Life Coach

Visit us at http://www.MyFinancialLifeCoach.net

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2 responses to “Is Your Smart Phone Causing You to be Not so Smart?

  1. Hi Bryan,
    This is a good post man, lol. I don’t have a smart phone yet, but I can see this happening easily when we depend on technology for so much of our day to day business. Simple,but good advice!

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