Last Updated May 5, 2009 10:54 AM EDT
- Increased his focus, allowing him to effectively tackle difficult situations.
- Improved his ability to concentrate -- no more bumping into poles or people while e-mailing.
- Showed staff he trusted them to handle things even if he missed an e-mail or two.
- Caused him to listen better, thanks to the loss of constant ringing and buzzing distractions.
- Made others around him feel more worthy by letting him give them his undivided attention.
- Helped him sleep better. No BlackBerry under the pillow = a good night's rest.
"The President has already proven that life goes on without the BlackBerry. You can do it too. People such as 9-1-1 operators, receptionists, specialists for medical emergencies, and high-level technicians on call may have to be available the instant something rings, beeps, buzzes, or dings, but why do you? As much as I love e-mail, I don't want to be tied to it 24/7/365. If you've got it so bad that your work and home life suffer, box up your BlackBerry and ship it to yourself with 3-5 day ground delivery. When you get it back, you'll be more sensible with it. And every time you start to feel the urge to overindulge, ship it again."What do you think?
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