I am on a mission. Everything in me is focused on creating the future and life that I want. I noticed more and more that I am engaging in business and personal development material. It won't fall into my lap, although I keep waiting for my Fairy Godmother to appear with her magical sparkly wand. For me being productive is key. That's how I get it done.
I have this great smartphone, Samsung Note 4. I had the Note 2 and didn't need to upgrade but decided to anyway. I considered it an investment. Be that as it may. When I am on my phone it's generally related to conversations with family/friends or about my blog. Otherwise, I'm working on something productive. I used to waste a ton of time playing games and doing other things that really didn't have a purpose.
I hopped off the Candy Crush train. I didn't even have to uninstall it, I just don't have the need to use the app. I don't have time to play games. I need to get smarter, business savvy, and excel at this blogging & writing passion…not to mention photography. I started thinking about ways to use this smart phone of mine to be productive.
I have a bunch of photography and art apps on my phone. In my down time I'll take a random photos and go in a photo app and tweak the mess out of the picture. This way I learn the strengths and weaknesses of each program. Some I bought because they were worth it, others I am just testing. Generally when I do spend money on apps, it's related to photography and art.
Podcasts and TED Talks. That's where it's at. I need to engulf myself in things that will help motivate me, grow and develop me. The social media sites I do use allow me to share different parts of me with others, interact with others, and find & share information.
I use my phone to research things about photography, writing, branding, coding, parenting issues…anything I need to learn. I use my smartphone to get smart, to help me further my dreams. To read books, network, and establish myself. It keeps me on track, my calendar is AMAZINGGGG. From finances to my daughters activities, and my appointments I have never been more organized and prepared for life.
I also noticed since my phone has become more of a tool, it is easier for me to put down and give it a rest. I'm guessing that is a good thing. While I am loving this phone I have been considering going back to an iPhone.
The one app that has made me the most productive is Inbox by Google.