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  • Technology is best when it serves you and worst when it’s your master
  • Prioritize people over technology
  • You must be intentional about how you use technology

In our recent team meeting, we discussed how to wisely use technology. Technology is a critical part of our lives.

Depending on your age, you may not remember a time before the internet, smartphone, and home automation. If you’re older, you might but that time might seem foggy.

No matter your age or experience with technology, you must be intentional about it. Technology is best when it’s a servant and not a master.

Andy Crouch developed 10 commitments for a tech-wise family. We made adjustments to these commitments for our work environment and discussed which might apply to us.

We’re a remote team whose success depends on technology and it would be easy to allow it to be our master. Here are some of the commitments with modification:

  • We develop wisdom and courage together — ask for input on your smartphone/technology habit from people you trust.
  • We want to create more than we consume. So fill the center of your
    lives with things that reward skill and active engagement.
  • We are designed for a rhythm of work and rest. Work hard but be intentional in building rest into your schedule.
  • We wake up before our devices do, and they “go to bed” before we do.
  • We aim for “no screens before double digits.”
  • We use screens for a purpose, and we use them together, rather than
    using them aimlessly and alone.
  • Prioritize conversations with people; don’t bury yourself in your smartphone.
  • We show up in person for the big events of life. We learn how to be
    human by being fully present at our moments of greatest vulnerability.
    We hope to die in one another’s arms.

How have you utilized technology successfully in your life? How have you felt it take over parts of your life? and which of these commitments would you help become the undisputed champion of your technology?

For more discussion, check out this talk from Crouch where he discusses managing technology.

What would happen if the technology in your life completely served you? How would your relationships change? How could your business grow?

New Exercise.com for Business Features

  • You can now specify “Each Side” to be logged for any Exercise.
  • Clients can now upload their own Resources.
  • You can now send multiple daily assessments.
  • Clients can now share YouTube/Vimeo links instead of uploading Progress Videos

UX Improvements

  • Updated handling of Exercise order in Workout Plan Creator
  • Updated display of Workout Plans on mobile views
  • Updated Group cancellation link
  • Updated handling of Workout Leaderboards
  • Updated handling of Progress Photo/Video uploads
  • Updated handling of AMRAP checkbox
  • Updated “back to top” link in Workout Plan Creator
  • Updated notifications when a new Resource is added to a Group
  • Updated mobile views of Journal pages
  • Updated handling of transaction info on Business Dashboard
  • Updated handling of saved Routines
  • Updated cancellation process
  • Updated saving of Plan Purchaser Welcome Message settings
  • Updated display of Exercise search results in Workout Plan Creator
  • Updating handling of saving Profile info
  • Updated Client Invite form
  • Updated handling of deleted Workout Plans
  • Optimized format for displaying stats with very high numbers
  • Updated “New Discussion” alert for Group Admins
  • Optimized Upsell process for coupons
  • Updated display of videos on Journal views
  • Updated display of Circuits with no time entered
  • Updated filtering of Clients on Dashboard
  • Updated handling of Preview function on Workout Plan Creator
  • Updated handling of Tempo in Workout Plan Creator
  • Updated handling of Lifetime Group memberships

Coming Soon

  • Client Workout Calendars