Steverino: My Top 8 Reasons for Quitting Facebook...

 

Ciao again championay...

So, a few weeks back I pulled the pin on my Facebook account.

I know, I know...

What about keeping tabs on my family and the latest updates from people I haven't talked to in over 20 years?

Like the girl who wrecked my life in the 8th grade...

Or, stalking my bestie from high school...

As if living in the past and not having the common decency of picking up the phone to call my mom are good for me?!?

What about all the lost business?

How could a hustling entrepreneur turn his back on the Social Media giant?

What must I be smoking?

Well, my fine-looking friend, I decided to listen to my gut on this one...

Which was telling me:

1. Facebook is not real...for the most part.
2. Facebook is a time suck...kinda like mental quicksand.
3. Facebook is addictive...studies show it has the same effect as heroin on the brain.
4. Facebook is a real threat to building meaningful relationships...it's easier to like or comment than actually have a face-to-face conversation. 
5. Facebook is a crutch...it's a way out of having to put in the work with developing friendships.
6. Facebook is using my data to make me the product for would-be advertisers...this is just plain scary if you stop to think about it.
7. Facebook is not helping me build my business...in 12 years of business, I've only had one direct client conversion from advertising on the space.
8. Facebook is dying a complicated death...it's just not what it used to be when I first signed up.

I've thought or felt these things for a while now...

And, I finally overcame my FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and hit DELETE.

You know what?

I haven't missed it one bit. 

Nope. 

Not one minute.

I'm not saying you should follow in my footsteps...

But, I am telling you taking time out from posting, liking, commenting and cute cat videos surely can't hurt you in the long-run. 

My personal productivity and focus have improved...

I've sought out 1-1 conversations more...

And, I've actually picked up the phone and called my mom and friends, and even written a handful of old-school letters to people I genuinely care about. 

I think Instagram might be next on my hit list...

I just can't see the value add in my life or business. 

I'm open to being proven wrong...

But, I'm not open to wasting one more minute avoiding real life.

Here's to overcoming FOMO...

Steve Knox


PS. I'm in Melbourne, Adelaide, and Darwin over the next few weeks for business. If you're living in any of these spots, hit me up. I'd love to grab a coffee and have a real conversation face-to-face.