Disconnect to Connect

Toady,  I am reposting a blog that I wrote for the WinShape Camps Staff Blog sometime last fall….


‘Disconnect to Connect’ is a phrase that has been coined and thrown around a lot in the WinShape world – how can we use parts of the summer to disconnect with our everyday lives and connect intentionally with campers and staff around us?
Today we learned this in a new dynamic.  Today some IT technicians from Chick-fil-A came to our office in Watkinsville, GA to work on all of our computers at one time.  So let me paint the picture: 6 people in one office with no computer and only access to the web through the 3×4 window of an iPhone.  We learned really quickly what it means to disconnect!  How do you manage to work in an information-based world without the machine that gives you the information needed?

What I learned is that I need to disconnect every one-in-a-while to do a personal review and clean up!  I have papers in my desk that I have carried from office to office for 2 years that I have never looked at – Why would I hang on to such things?  Only because I never pause enough and take time from my computer to clean up and clean out. (Check out what Michael Hyatt has to say about a weekly review)

The good news is that now I am all ready to take on the world and get things done!  What would you do with your day if you had no computer?  No emails, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc?  How would you use your time?

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About Brent Fielder

I am passionate about being intentional with my influence in the next generation. I love to read, write, spend time with friends, and invest in people around me. I am an avid coffee drinker and a raving fan of Chick-fil-A. I am married to an incredible wife and father of two awesome boys.

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  1. Hi Brent, I’m still not good at English, I’ll get there. I think in Portuguese will be easier. kkkkk

    Gostei muito dos textos do seu site, são motivadores e reflexivos. Uma ótima fonte para nós líderes meditarmos e aprendermos. Abraços.

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