Erik Qualman is a #1 Bestselling Author and Motivational Keynote Speaker. His book Digital Leader propelled him to be voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling. Qualman is a sitting professor at Harvard & MIT’s edX labs.
It’s those that live like the Flintstones and the Jetsons that will get the most out of life. – Erik Qualman
Empowering the World
What excites Erik is people. That gives him energy. His whole goal in life is to empower, educate and entertain 7 billion people in 10 years. When he started this journey, there were 7 billion people in the world and he wants to reach everyone.
Erik Qualman Living in a Digital Age
Erik is currently working on a new book. It’s a marriage between the digital and the offline world. Let the digital tools work for you but don’t work for the tools. Don’t live on your phone.
“Stop, breathe and ask yourself what is the one thing I should be doing?” – Erik Qualman
Managing Digital Tools
Erik is passionate about what he teaches and he lives by his words. He has some helpful tips to take control of your digital world.
Take a digital detox day once a week. You might use maps but try to stay off the tools.
Put parameters on email. You’ll be more efficient just checking it twice a day. The biggest thing is to take a deep breath and understand it’s ok if you don’t get to every email. Erik does not read or respond to every email. He prioritizes and it’s made him much more efficient.
Perceived Importance of Email
Most people believe they must respond to every email and don’t sit back to think if the sender really needs or wants a response. Ask yourself, “do I need to send this and why is it so long?”
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