Automation Removes Intimacy by Bridget Willard

In Cincinnati, in a hotel elevator, I recognized someone I’d been following on Twitter. Jason said, “Wow, Bridget. You know everyone.” Right. It’s my job. The Siren Song of Automation Hardly a week goes by where I’m not pitched the newest, shiniest version of a social media tool or automation service. And I’ve not been…

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I've been criticized ever since my online journey began back in the days of dial-up and AOL. Why do you spend so much time online?I've been criticized ever since my online journey began back in the days of dial-up and AOL. Why do you spend so much time online?

I’ve been criticized ever since my online journey began back in the days of dial-up and AOL. (True story: I attended my first Bible study online in an AOL chat room.) Why do you spend so much time online? It’s become such a common occurrence that I try to never use my phone in person,…

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People sitting around talking in a cirlce

Relationships take on many forms. We have business relationships with coworkers, employees, bosses, supervisors, vendors, and clients. We have family and spouse relationships. We have friends and people that we meet through mutual friends. Each category of relationship has a different level of intimacy but the same basic element is required in them all: trust. Trust comes from…

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We all influence people. I'm influenced by Gary Vaynerchuk, Ted Rubin, and Simon Sinek. But are we those people to others?

Influence. It’s something I’ve talked about before. But we forget that we all influence people. I’m influenced by Gary Vaynerchuk, Ted Rubin, and Simon Sinek. But are we those people to others? Three of Bridget’s heroes walk into a bar and the bartender says,  “Write a blog post.” Just kidding. Influence is a responsibility —…

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