How to turn your iPhone back into a productive tool again…

written by john c ashworth

How to turn your iPhone back into a productive too again

Start by removing the apps you no longer need or desire on your iPhone.  And then if you have the guts, delete Netflix, and replace it with something much more productive like Audible.

Your choices in this endeavor will differ from my own and everyone else’s. This is your device. Your connection to the world and all of the things that are important to you – sort of…

The iPhone you have in your pocket is an incredibly powerful tool. You’ve heard the idea before, I’m sure. That it holds exponentially more computing power than computers that took up all the space in an entire back room at NASA around the time I was in high school.

And yet…

At night when I’m tired and should be focused on getting to bed so that I can wake even earlier and start reading and writing, I instead find myself camped in my favorite ash flash workshop recliner watching the entire West Wing series for the second time.

What a waste!

I’m done with that this year. That’s a very bad habit that snuck into my life through the back door one night when I left it unlocked by mistake.

Here’s what I did to start the new year 2020 and the new decade in a much more productive posture. I suggest you do the same.

I deleted EVERY app on my phone, like Netflix for example, that is either no longer serving my goals as a salesperson, writer, and Dad along with anything else that I had not used in the last month.

What an amazing feeling!

The clarity and focus this creates EVERY TIME I open my phone is wondrous.

You must stay on high alert for each and every distraction that lies in wait for you in today’s world.

Perfect your environment and this will help you cultivate clarity and focus and help you prevent wasting so much opportunity.


related article: Before you disconnect from technology, consider this

How to Configure Your iPhone to Work for You, Not Against You

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The iPhone could be an incredible tool, but most people use their phone as a life-shortening distraction device. However, if you take the time to follow the steps in this article you will be more productive, more focused, and — I’m not joking at all — live longer.

Source: How to Configure Your iPhone to Work for You, Not Against You

How to Setup Toyota Entune text messaging on iphone

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produced by john ashworth 

I was having trouble getting my Toyota Entune text messaging to work recently, so I consulted with one of our experts, Joanna. She helped me figure it out and helped me film this video. I hope you will find it useful. Don’t do what I did, which was make attempts to figure it out while you’re driving. Stop by the dealership and we can help too. Or, just pull over and watch this video.

Toyota Entune text messaging makes it a lot easier and safer to read your text messages when on the go in your Toyota. I love it! I especially love the sound it makes when a text message arrives. Watch the video to hear it for yourself.


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