How Tim Power Traded His Smartphone for a Flip Phone, Unplugged from Notifications
Do you remember a time in business when smartphones did not exist? How did we survive?
The day uber financial planner and entrepreneur Power lost his iPhone little did he know it would be a major turning point. We caught up with him to learn all about the back story. Imagine, how would one possibly survive without a smartphone as we enter the 2020s?
It’s all about connectivity and being on 24/7, or is it?
In this episode, we get the scoop on the pros and cons of flip phones versus smartphones.
We learn about Powers entrepreneur journey and how smartphones are in many ways a “necessity” but also an addiction
In my book Digital Detox Secrets there is a chapter on smartphone addiction and teens where I share a story about my daughter and how I actually tried to get her a flip phone and could not find one – but Power found his flip phone and has not turned back.
“I’m sorry, it’s just really hard to text on my flip phone,” Power explains when receiving conversational texts.
This could actually be a blessing in disguise when text messages have been known to create texting wars that lead to huge communication breakdowns and misinterpretation. The society and culture website Higher Perspective recently shared a post with the perfect reminder of how texting can go very wrong.
Aside from his cell phone tip, Powers, who is a financial planner, shares some financial Digital Detox Secrets to get your new year off on the right track.
If you are looking for the latest flip phones in 2020 and want to make the switch, check out Lifewire’s article reviewing the 9 Best Basic Cell Phones of 2020. The pink flip phone is looking tempting, more so is the amount of time, stress and anxiety this might cause.
Do you have a digital detox secret to share? Contact Digital Detox Secrets author and podcast host Lisa Buyer via Skype @LisaBuyer.
Check out some of the apps mentioned in this episode:
SurePath Wealth Management – Most people seek financial advisors for one specific service. You may think you just need some help with planning for college, saving for retirement, or managing your investments. But imagine if, after a few conversations, you could get actionable advice on the best way to reach other milestones, too. (Saving you precious time and money.)
Chime Banking – This is the perfect card to keep you on budget and avoid bank fees.
Moment – Having trouble staying off your phone? Moment is the perfect app to give you that much-needed balance.
You can also purchase a copy of Digital Detox Secrets here.
No Smartphone Required! Tim Power helps clients develop, implement, monitor and update wealth management strategies. He uses a flip phone to create space in his life for opportunity.