It’s so cliché, isn’t it? But every year us humans look back over the last year thinking about the good, the bad and the ugly wondering where did the year go, but at the same time reflecting on how much has happened.

We have never lived in a time where technology is moving so quickly; therefore, I believe this really links in with the above and making sure that even when things are moving so fast, we prioritise the time to take a step back, breathe and then take the best step forward as this has more of an impact that we realise.

As we are approaching the end of the year, I believe it is always wise to take some time to reflect on ourselves, our performance and attitudes because where would we be in the world if we never reflected? This is something I am learning is becoming more and more important in life especially if we ever want to better ourselves and continue to move forward with pace.

On that subject, I would like to share with you some books I will certainly be getting my head into over the Christmas period……

  •  Legacy by James Kerr – this is a great read, looking into the New Zealand Rugby team and
    how they are so successful; some great lessons to learn here in teamwork and leadership.
  • Good to Great by Jim Collins – analysing why some companies make the leap and others
    don’t; and this can apply to you as well.
  • Start with Why by Simon Sinek – how knowing the “why” enables people to really buy into
    something and inspire them to do well.

I am sure there are many more, however these are just a select few I have picked out! So, looking forward to 2018, I thought I would share with you a trend which I believe will make a real impact over the next 12 months.

Part of the reason why I came to Net Support UK is the growth of “The Internet of Things” and how quite literally everything is merging. We (even if we don’t admit it) have had some fascination with “Fitbits” syncing data to our phones looking at how well we sleep, exercise and more. Previously it was the craze of smartphones and smart watches, so what’s next? Basically, anything nowadays will be connected to the internet; our cars, homes – who knows!

Whatever happens, people must learn to evolve and adapt just like technology is – the only difference is we can’t be programmed so it takes a lot more thought, consideration and brave steps forward. Whatever the future holds, I am pretty excited so let me leave you with another quote……and yes, I do love my quotes!

“Technology is teaching us to be human again.” – Simon Mainwaring

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