How Technology Can Tank Your Success in Class: Part 2

The tech you think is making you more productive is actually holding you back—even more reasons to unplug.

Stever Robbins
5-minute read
Episode #433

Find an accountability buddy who hates technology

As I recounted in my episode on getting a boundary buddy, you can team up with a friend to help hold each other accountable. My friend Timmy is my accountabilibuddy, and you can have one too! Just find a friend and ask them to help you stay true to putting learning first, and technology second.

Your accountabilibuddy can set with you in the front row, so you can be A+++ students together. Have a daily chat right before class where you remind each other of your in-class goals. An accountabilibuddy doesn’t do much except listen. And just talking about progress with someone else can help you build momentum.

Once you’ve created good habits by explicitly choosing your non-tech tools over your tech tools when it makes sense, sitting in the front of the classroom, using website blockers, and hanging with your accountabilibuddy, you’ll be more present. You’ll learn more. You’ll take an active voice. You’ll lead in class discussions, and you might even convince other students to get off their laptops, too. Pretty soon, you’ll be able to join MG at the very top of the class, where you can duke it out for the top spot in Perfectionism 101.

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About the Author

Stever Robbins

Stever Robbins is a graduate of W. Edward Deming’s Total Quality Management training program and a Certified Master Trainer Elite of NLP. He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BS in Computer Sciences from MIT. 

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