I Have 72 Hours To Live...

by John Taylor 33 replies

72 Hours To Live away From Home..


My son has to go away for the next three days and I'm looking after
his home and pets while he's away.

So, if you had to live away from your desk for 72 hours what would
you take with you?

And, if you had limited or little access to the internet for three days
how would you spend your time?

John
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  • Profile picture of the author Hamida Harland
    I would take a notepad and pen and just do some planning for the next week, month or 3 months. Sometimes I can think clearer without having all the stuff on my comptuter in front of me when it comes to planning.

    I would also take my Roboform2go so that if I had access to a computer I would be able to log into all my accounts. I try to only check my email though so that I can answer anything urgent.

    Otherwise, just take it easy and enjoy the few days without your computer!
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    • Profile picture of the author toonarme
      I'd go crazy...

      I'd find a Cybercafe somewhere or move in with my friends. 3 days without Internet Access? Unthinkable...

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      • Profile picture of the author Asher
        I thought this title was about self-improvement and supposed to go
        to Mind Warriors =D

        I'd definitely print some of the ebooks that I've got but never took
        the time to read and then go absolutely wild with a notebook and
        pen that I'll be madly scribbling my ideas and articles on!

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  • Profile picture of the author Bart Vyvey
    First thing that comes to my mind is that I would make sure I have some stuff to study.
    Depending on the availibility of a laptop or PC, these can be either (printed) ebooks or common books you have on the shelf.

    Second thing is to take an honest look to your business and try to figure out what can be deleted (stuff that doesn't work), what can be improved (stuff that should work better) and what can be added to increase the value or sales of your business (stuff that will work for you).

    Just 2 cents from a newbie.

    PS: Don't forget to enjoy your stay!
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    • Profile picture of the author Martin Avis
      I'd take a book. A real book. A novel. Maybe two.

      I'd take a sketch pad and some watercolours.

      I'd take a notebook to jot down all the great ideas that will come to me when my brain starts to relax.

      And I'd take the attitude that I've just been given a precious gift of three days when I don't have to think about business, don't have to check emails, don't have to obsessively check my ClickBank stats or who is saying what to whom on the Warrior Forum.

      In short, I'd take a very welcome break and enjoy every moment of it.

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      • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
        Originally Posted by Martin.Avis View Post

        I'd take a book. A real book. A novel. Maybe two.

        I'd take a sketch pad and some watercolours.

        I'd take a notebook to jot down all the great ideas that will come to me when my brain starts to relax.

        And I'd take the attitude that I've just been given a precious gift of three days when I don't have to think about business, don't have to check emails, don't have to obsessively check my ClickBank stats or who is saying what to whom on the Warrior Forum.

        In short, I'd take a very welcome break and enjoy every moment of it.

        Martin
        Sounds good to me
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  • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
    I'd invest in mobile broadband (I already have) so I can take my desk with me

    I use logmein to literally login to my desktop at home anyway, so I'm never away from it as long as I have my lappie with me.

    If I couldn't do any of the above, I'd take some decent novels and just login at a cyber cafe every day to check my emails

    Kim



    Originally Posted by John Taylor View Post

    72 Hours To Live away From Home..

    My son has to go away for the next three days and I'm looking after
    his home and pets while he's away.

    So, if you had to live away from your desk for 72 hours what would
    you take with you?

    And, if you had limited or little access to the internet for three days
    how would you spend your time?

    John
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    • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
      Take a good book and some beer. Have a break. Go for walks, do some gardening, go sightseeing. Take in a museum. It's only 3 days. Come back refreshed. You'll be fired up and ready to work at full pace.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Brian
    Happened me when I conducted a webdesign seminar for 3 days in a "remote" place. We brought playstation and bought a couple of books to read and some beers. It was quite a vacation being away from internet.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    I'd take a bottle of scotch and a shot glass.

    Get away from tech for a few days...It will be here when you get back.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
    I would bring my laptop, mic, flip, and mobile broadband card to overcome that access issue.

    I think I am an addict!

    Shannon
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  • Profile picture of the author Glenn Newsome
    Originally Posted by John Taylor View Post


    72 Hours To Live away From Home..


    So, if you had to live away from your desk for 72 hours what would
    you take with you?

    And, if you had limited or little access to the internet for three days
    how would you spend your time?

    John
    Arrrrrrrghhhhhh, ya'll got it all wrong. Here is what I would do.

    I think I would immediately get on the phone and ring up Ole VegasVince.
    Have him schedule me in for a booking.

    Come on Vince buddy--can you hook a fellow warrior up?:p Of course, Vince is a riot himself and he would be fun to shoot the breeze with while there over a cold one, or two, three, umm, couple cases.

    There is someone who can make a couple of days fun for ya.

    Dang it, just remembered I am married. Well, it was a thought anyway.:rolleyes:

    Yeah, ummm, I would spend a few romantic days with my wife---ummm, yeah, that's what I mean.

    No, really that is what I would do.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dmitry
      I'd meditate, or at least that's how I call it. I'd just let go of everything, free my mind... By the way, maybe it's just my English but I thought this subject was some "marketing" test because it sounds like you won't be alive in 72 hours... Probably just my sick brain.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
    Originally Posted by John Taylor View Post


    72 Hours To Live away From Home..


    My son has to go away for the next three days and I'm looking after
    his home and pets while he's away.

    So, if you had to live away from your desk for 72 hours what would
    you take with you?

    And, if you had limited or little access to the internet for three days
    how would you spend your time?

    John
    A good book to read, nacho fixin's, red wine ....

    Who needs the Internet for three days? Unplug the umbilical cord.

    The big question is, who's going to do the duck surveying?
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  • Profile picture of the author Louis Raven
    You can NEVER combine the 2!

    You're either having a break/holiday or working. Decide which and make the most of it

    I've tried doing both which included laptops and WI-FI and finding a fraudulent credit card chargeback in your inbox whilst on holiday is not that pleasant.

    A good business book should do the trick, John

    Louis
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Take a good mystery novel - and your tools.

      Eat, read, sleep, take walks in an area where no one knows you or asks about business - and fix all those little things around your son's house that need fixing!

      3 days to enjoy!

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  • Profile picture of the author onlinemarketer
    3 days without a net and a pc???
    well its your chance to relax and do nothing lol
    just eat and sleep or watch tv/movies or something, you will fill better when you get back to work, takes all the stress
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
    John

    I've just come back from three days away, without laptop and without Internet connection - and I survived!

    I didn't have to worry about how to occupy myself because we were staying with friends and catching up with other folk at a wedding. Any spare time we had was spent in the hotel's leisure suite.

    But if I were in your shoes, when I wasn't walking the pets (assuming they're of the walking variety) I'd have my head stuck in some books for most of the time, and probably watch a film or two.

    Take the opportunity to chill, reflect and maybe even plot and scheme if you feel so inclined.

    Peter
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  • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
    Don't scare me like that! Although I was going to say...you have an AWESOME doctor if he can call things that precisely. Or, you're starring in a Hollywood thriller and you have to figure out who gave you slow acting poison before your 72 hours are up.

    I would bring a stack of good books that have nothing to do with business, and my favorite music, and I would take a complete mental break from marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    I'd look for a local rave, a sushi bar, smoke a few Macanudos, drinks some Don Julio tequila, relax, and host a couple of get togethers......
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  • Profile picture of the author John Hillage
    Chill out completely and get away from the pc and all things IM related. I feel so refreshed and ready to work again when I take a few days off.
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    • I thought that was one of those new "Marketing Headlines" that I'll be seeing in my inbox in the next few days.

      Seriously, though...I'd take some current magazines with me. I like magazines anyway, but you can use them to look at what's being advertised as well as what types of articles they contain. Magazines are a great resource for creating new products.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
        Originally Posted by Angela V. Edwards View Post

        I thought that was one of those new "Marketing Headlines" that I'll be seeing in my inbox in the next few days.

        Seriously, though...I'd take some current magazines with me. I like magazines anyway, but you can use them to look at what's being advertised as well as what types of articles they contain. Magazines are a great resource for creating new products.
        Yeah, look what John started. It'll be like the "bad news" email nightmare that Frank Kern gifted us all with!
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Vaughan
    I would bring my laptop (I cant get enough of "work"), guitar (to relax) and my wallet for any last minute takeaways!
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  • Profile picture of the author shrinagesh
    I'd go crazy if i don't carry my laptop.
    If I cannot connect to internet, i'll try to find alternatives
    1) browse, tweet, check mail from mobile
    2) netcafe'
    3) notepad, pen to jott down ideas for future blog posts, articles, goals, ideas, wishes, fancies and anything that comes into mind
    4) Hang out with family
    5) If nothing works, Sleep
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
      John,

      I helped a friend move recently, and it was a 3 day job, including Saturday and Sunday. Since it was only one business day away from email, I took my cell phone for emergencies, some movies, and a pocket notebook for ideas that hit me while hauling boxes of books.

      Nice break.


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  • Profile picture of the author Didier Faucher
    I'd take few cloths, my credit card, a return train ticket to Paris and go to visit ethnology and natural history museums and their libraries, and just spend some time walking on the streets.

    If I had 2 or 3 days more, I'd go to Istanbul and would spend my time talking to people and going here and there. That's a wonderful place.

    If I had 10-12 days, I'd take a plane to Jakarta (Indonesia), then a second one to Balikpapan (Borneo, Indonesia) then a boat to go inside the island, then a smaller boat to go to a village where I'd meet the locals and walk in the rainforest.

    Early morning in Borneo + mist + heat + rainforest + cigarette + coffee + enjoying watching the scenery = Paradise.

    On the way, I'd spend one day in Malaysia and one day in Singapore too.

    All this with one or two friends. My girlfriend, if I had one.

    Would love to meet my Osa Johnson.
    http://www.safarimuseum.com/

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