I never thought I'd say this, but as I get older, it's getting harder to keep up with trends and technology.
For instance. I literally have no idea what's going on in the image below. It was funny to people in my company's HipChat room, though.
It's still really important to keep up with what's going on. Entrepreneurs, marketers, networkers... we all need to be in touch with what's going on in the world to be successful.
That's why as hard as it is sometimes, it's important to experience new technologies and new social trends with an open mind.
It's easy to see something new as a disruptor, but disruption leads to opporunity.
It's easy to see something new as trite or "stupid," and that's exactly when someone else will see value where you don't and get ahead of you.
The only way to stay ahead of your competition (whatever competition means to you), is to utilize all of the latest resources and data and form a strategy.
We have to know about things to make solid predictions. We literally have to keep up.
This idea was on my list of belief statements.