Technology can hinder us from doing our best creative work. We get addicted to checking our email, our Facebook feed, our Instagram likes, our Twitter @replies and we never get to that valuable time we set aside for creating.
And then, once we finally do sit down to begin creating (if we ever do sit down), in come the push notifications and the distractions. Text messages, Facebook messages, friend requests, piles of paper on our desk, open browser tabs and windows, and more.
But technology is not the enemy. Social networks, push notifications, team communication tools, email, websites, computers, modern software — all of these are amazing tools. Just as much as they can be distractions, so too can they empower us to do our best creative work, build an audience, and make a living.
Update: You can find part II right here.
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