New Year. New Blog: New Ways of Living.

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December 17, 2015
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We human beings share a common desire: To improve not only ourselves, but also the world around us. While technology is an important part of that effort, our biggest motivation comes from within. Join this new series of blogs to exchange ideas and insights for living better, happier and more fulfilled lives.
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There’s a compass within each of us: guiding us forward, challenging us to improve, inspiring us to accomplish bigger and better things.

This innate desire to better ourselves and the world around us is what has propelled civilization since the dawn of time. Remember the saying about the Stone Age?

It didn’t end because we ran out of stones. Instead, we discovered better materials – bronze – and technologies for improving our lives.

The need to be better explains how we as humans transformed ourselves from mere cave dwellers into the most advanced civilization ever in a blink of geological time. And it’s why we continually push new frontiers in the arts, sciences, culture, medicine and technology.

Today, we live in a world of opportunities. Technology enables us to go almost anywhere, do anything and interact with anyone. Choosing what, when, how, with whom and with what purpose is our constant companion.

This is a blog about the inner compass that guides our choices and directs us to be better at whatever we set our sights on. It will be a fun, wide-ranging and thought-provoking conversation about having a sense of purpose and translating it into a happier, healthier, more fulfilled life.

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At Jabra, we’ve given this pursuit a name: “New Ways of Living.” To me, new ways of living isn’t about “more”… doing more of the same or having more possessions. Rather, it’s about adding quality to what we do, the time we spend with the people we love and the things we surround ourselves with.

Now, you may be saying, “Sounds like some kind of lame self-help blog to me.”

I don’t blame you. The Internet is awash in blogs that are long on hype and short on substance: “10 Ways to Be a Better You.” “Revealed: The Meaning of Life.” Or “Click Here to Make a Million Bucks.”

This won’t be one of them. I promise.

What it will be is a place to exchange practical insights and ideas on how to better ourselves. We’ll discuss the little things that help us become a better parent or spouse. Achieve a better workout. Create better relationships. Make more of our free time. I’ll share my thoughts and hope you’ll do the same.

Together we can put words to the inner compass that helps us select and take advantage of the opportunities new technologies and digitalization provide. I can just see them now, accompanied the background sounds of “Freedom” by Pharell Williams or “Everything is Awesome” by Lego.

I can’t wait for you to join the discussion!

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