In one of my classes, we were spending time on coming to terms around all our addiction to our gadgets. Not being able to put them down, feeling the vibration on your thigh even when it’s not doing it, etc.
One women stood up and said, We have rules at home because we had to stop the madness. I asked her what they were and she said, “we have a 4 year old daughter and we need to be a family, so my husband and I decided to put a basket by the front door and when we get home from work we both deposit our smarthphones in the basket for the rest of the night and get them in the morning as we leave for work.
After doing this for a few days….one evening they found their 4 year olds ipod in the basket….right between her parents two phones….Isn’t that moving? Isn’t that loaded?? What a lesson and evidence of “modeling” . I thought it was an extraordinary story….
Contributed by Kory Kogon, FranklinCovey Global Productivity Practice Leader