Don’t be scared to try new things (like the iPhone iOS Update)

I promise the next time I start with “don’t be scared to try new things” it WON’T be something boring like learning a new technology. But since the iPhone iOS 14 update came out last week, I thought this was a perfect time to talk about how freaked out many of us are about anything “techy.”

What’s the deal with our reluctance to learn new technology as we get older? Are we just too impatient to figure it out? Are we too afraid we CAN’T figure it out so won’t even give it a shot?

Are we just so freaked out that if we ask someone for help, they’ll do this as soon as we say, “thank you”?

True, maybe some of the things out there aren’t even WORTH our time, but for the most part, technology advances are there to help us, so it seems like we should get over our fear and just dive in.

My last bosses, Carol Fishman Cohen, Chair and Co-Founder of iRelaunch, and Jill Kravetz, iRelaunch CEO, wholeheartedly supported my fearless attitude about tech. Whether it was podcast production, website building and maintenance, or keeping up with social media channel changes, these women had COMPLETE CONFIDENCE that I could conquer anything I set my mind to. And I think that’s what made me fearless. (Thank you again, Carol and Jill!)

So, I’d like to share that with you. I have COMPLETE CONFIDENCE that you can learn to be the master of any kind of tech you want to learn. So much so, that I’m convinced you’ll be the one to show your children, grandchildren and tech-reluctant friends a few tricks!

And since there’s no time like the present, let’s start with the BRAND-NEW UPDATE that just came out for the Apple iPhone (iOS14). There are lots of cool new features in the update that you might like. But instead of having to ask an eye-roller how to use them, I’ve uploaded some Not-Yet-Dead videos that explain a few of the features step by step.

You’ll see how easy becoming a MASTER OF TECHNOLOGY can be (just take it from the master of hyperbole).

If you haven’t yet updated your iPhone to iOS 14, there’s a few tips on the Not Yet Dead YouTube Channel that can be used on earlier iPhone operating systems. And if you haven’t yet updated from a pager to a cellphone … well, even I’m rolling my eyes!!

Good luck!

Have specific tech questions? Please add them in the comments below. Someone might have an answer for you. Or I’ll try to find an answer for you. Or maybe we’ll just all make new friends. 

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4 thoughts on “Don’t be scared to try new things (like the iPhone iOS Update)

  1. Sherri Johnson

    Sometimes I miss the “good ole days” , you remember, when all we had was the “flip phone”!
    No looking up Emojis on Wikipedia to figure out what the meant, no having to update and ask your children how to send a message, take a pic, or read your email. Oh, the simple life…

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