I don't own an Apple Watch

Hello people of the internet!

Hopefully you are having a wonderful Sunday. It's been sunny in Columbus these days and I am loving it.

I woke up this morning, went to the coffee shop I almost go to daily and I realized I amt the only person in here that's not owning an Apple Watch.

Let me explain why I don't own an Apple Watch.

I love tech gadgets. Especially when they are from Apple. I am not going to lie I am a huge Apple fan, yet I don't own their really cool watch.

Whenever I want to get something really done, I need to block out time. Literally, put time on my personal calendar, block it out, and set the goal of what I want to achieve in that time period.

I'm naturally a very curious person, and that usually means I can wander off in ten different directions in ten seconds, which can be fun, but it is usually a bad thing when you are trying to focus and get stuff done.

So when I work I like to go in "Do Not Disturb" mode on my mac, so that blocks off my slack, email, iMessage everything. I turn off my sound on my phone and I put it somewhere I can't hear it or see it. It's just me, an object of focus and a Pomodoro timer.

Now imagine if I had an Apple Watch. A thing on my wrist that will buzz about everything and everyone. Yes I know I could fine tune the notifications and make it not buzz, but it would still be a huge distraction. It's like dooming myself to failure :)

Now even when I would not work it would be a distraction. I could not have a normal human conversation since little watch would keep telling me somebody pinged me somewhere. I would not be able to fully listen to the person on the other side of the table. It's insane how much it would distract me.

Trust me I love Apple Watch and the idea behind it. I wanted to buy it at least 10 times so far and stopped myself every single time. But it's not worth it since it would produce more bad things then good things.

I see a lot of people nowadays not being able to get in the zone. I've especially noticed this "shiny coin" syndrome with CEO's of early stage startups.

There are so many things for them to do and to handle on their own that they get overwhelmed by things to do, and you just naturally start distracting yourself. Lack of prioritization and clarity is usually the main problem here. The solution is delegation and blocking out time for doing really important things, instead of jumping on ten things at the same time.

In conclusion, I don't own an Apple Watch nor will I because it will not help out with my ability to get things done. I am not perfect and I get distracted, but I'm trying to improve that, and I suggest you do the same :)

Nikola Novakovic

Software engineer that loves business side of things as well. Also lifts a lot of weights.

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