Power of Portable Technology To Get Your Work Done

Dateline: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

My Verizon JetPack HotSpot. Nice tool to get work done!

I’m sitting in a Starbucks cafe as I type this. Just thinking of the power to get our work done from just about anywhere — providing we have the right tools.

I’m using my MacBook Pro laptop and my newly refurbished Verizon JetPack personal hotspot. This is way cool! Using my earbuds from my iPhone to make sure the audio comes through fine.

Think about how you can leverage the right technology to get work done from just about anywhere. I had some problems with my Verizon JetPack the past few days. After several futile attempts to correct it with phone calls to tech support, I finally got in touch with them today to arrange for a personal, in-store meeting at a local Verizon Wireless store.

Well, that did the trick! It was a bit out of the ordinary and the person I was working with didn’t know what to do to resolve it. However, another support person there at the Verizon store saw what was happening and said he knew what was the problem. He suggested a different type of SIM card and — Voila! —- that solved the problem! I love it!

I’m now chugging along at roughly 4Mbps down and 6Mpbs up here near the Vegas airport. Not exactly a world speed record for data, but, hey, it gets the job done! 🙂  Image representing EyeJot as depicted in Crunc...

So, what does this mean for you? Here are some pointers I derive from it which can help you.

  1. Get The Right Tools. I made sure I have the tools I need to operate from just about anywhere. Between my laptop, iPad and iPhone, I can switch back and forth to use the device that works the best, for each job, at each time. One size usually doesn’t fit all. Keep experimenting to find the right combination for you.
  2. Get Support. You can’t do it alone. I am glad I have the Verizon network working with me to help. Having the combination of of on-line, telephone and in-person support is just what I needed in this situation.  Get a team around you that will support you. Yes, you’ll pay for the right support — but it is well worth it.
  3. Get Used To Experimentation. Hey, we’re all learning today as we go. I had to try several options to make this work. The technician at Verizon didn’t come up with the answer we needed initially. It took another person to provide a suggestion based on his experience, to make it work. This is all just part of the fun.

English: MacBook Pro at the desktop.
MacBook Pro (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Technology is a great tool when you need to get the job done. It can be frustrating when it doesn’t work. Hey, been there, done that, bought the device that didn’t work. However, when it does work, it is powerful!

So, what has been your experience? Please like this and send on so we can help others who have problems with technology and persist through to find solutions. I look forward  to hearing from you.


Terry Brock, MBA, CSP, CPAE
www.TerryBrock.com, @TerryBrock – Twitter, Terry@TerryBrock.com

P.S. Note in the featured picture on this post that I’m using my dazzling white earbuds from the iPhone. They work very well for audio production work on my MacBook Pro as well. This way I can get more work done  with tools like EyeJot, Audacity, YouTube (yes, a vital tool in business!) and more. Experiment with it and see how it works for  you!



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