Being 20 and 40 and 60
I’ve often thought as I approach the age of 40 (I’m 38), that I’m not in tune with what for many younger people is their modern integrated digital world of social media and more advanced uses of technology and the internet.
At the same time, having developed a set of skills that took 20 years to acquire, I realise also that I need to start to pull all of my knowledge and experience together as others do when they hit their peak in their 50’s and 60’s.
Is it ok in 2015 to buy a CD or book or should I click on my iTunes and iBook account and see them appear within a few seconds ? Should I ever look at a paper magazine or newspaper again or put a DVD in my player, when I can access anything from anywhere at anytime on my iPad or laptop or smart TV.
So I’ve joked to myself that I need to be a 20 year old, 40 year old and 60 year old all at the same time to bring out all those aspects of what I should be in 2015.
Getting up an running on Twitter, Linkedin and Instagram and developing my own blog, which I’ll launch in the coming week or so has been an excellent experience and has made me feel more confident that maybe I can integrate into the “modern world”.
The key I guess to modernising professionally is that we keep hold of the skills we have at connecting to others on a personal level and integrate them into our digital lives.
A good book on the subject of finding the translational sweet spot between analogue and digital worlds for business is Digilogue by Sorman-Nilsson.