Getting Disconnected

October 27, 2019


I have always imagined the day when I could get completely disconnected from technology --- even if for just a few hours. 




I would just not worry about things. 


I could let it all go. 


I felt like it would never happen. 


Over time, I learned that I am not needed in all situations. I don’t have to know everything about everything going on in my business life. I learned that a good leader needs to trust others, and trust that the process is working.


But, STILL --- Getting completely disconnected for an extended amount of time sounded both wonderful and scary.

And- I did it. I turned off my phone and got completely disconnected for 7+ days. 


I was in the wilderness of Alaska --- literally! Miles and miles away from the nearest cell tower. 


No email.


No text.


No internet. 


No TV. 


No Radio. 




And guess what?


I survived. Weirdly enough, so did everyone else. 

Projects didn’t fall apart.


People didn’t go off the rails and make decisions that would ruin my clients’ businesses. 


I have to admit that I did think about checking email for about one day but then, somehow, I completely forgot about it. 


It wasn’t until about day 6 that I realized I hadn’t even thought about checking my email or text for, at least 4-5 days. 


My brain felt better. My eyes didn’t feel tired. 


I was completely and totally absorbed in just enjoying the place. Being a part of the experience, instead of looking at it on my iPhone, and more importantly enjoying time with good people.  


It was, indeed, magical.


I cannot wait until next time.

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