Digital Wellbeing 😎📲💆🏻‍♀️  #69

Digital Wellbeing 😎📲💆🏻‍♀️ #69

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Setting up your digital systems

Given many areas of the world are in intense times, the main thing I want to do here is provide you a moment to reflect:

What ways could you improve your phone, computer and devices so that work and life are easier?

Enjoy the insights you receive.

Here are a few tips too:


Digital Style Tips: Apps, Settings, Systems & more

Mel Robbins’ productivity hacks include using your phone wallpaper / background as a reminder. Works well (and so do many other ideas she has included).

I’m really enjoying using the new Dark Mode on various apps – give it a try on phones, Facebook Messenger, Instagram and more. Thanks to Hamish for mentioning this in the Digital Style group.

I’ve tried (and left on) YouTube’s ‘take a break’ setting. Great to see another social media site introduce a wellbeing option.

How are you supporting yourself with calm smartphone / computer / device modes, less notifications and less distractions?

Is there anything you’ve been meaning to fix / update / change?

Look after yourself digitally.

Your digital wellbeing is important.

Want more tips & ideas?

We’ve a whole module on Digital Wellbeing in the Digital Style Program.

Do Not Disturb While Driving

I highly recommend do not disturb while driving. It takes about 2 minutes to setup and it’s inconsequential what sort of car you have as it’s sensing movement rather than needing to be connected to bluetooth or a specific car system.

Using Siri/Voice

I loved seeing a friend using Siri on her Apple Watch to set a cooking timer this week. Voice is becoming the norm…

I also had a chance to encourage the same friend to use her watch for banking. Leaving the wallet and phone behind is good fun. For those concerned about someone getting access to your banking, remember to setup the passcode on your watch. 

Digital Business Trends and Insights

Amongst the 2020 trends blogposts and articles, I enjoyed reading Benedict Evans’ annual “macro trends” deck (via Fred Wilson) covering eCommerce, Twitch, Augmented Reality (AR) glasses and more. If you work in strategy or want to think strategically for your business, this deck has useful prompts for your thinking.

Having worked on business ideas through the dotcom era, this quote delighted me:

This Report mentioned digital systems expanding from work to everyday life. It’s beyond work and life…it’s also about your personal wellbeing. This is why we encourage you (& are here to support you) to get your systems in order.

Digital Style Examples

Enjoy our new Digital Style tips, examples, inspiring sites and favourite books and podcasts:

Here’s to your Digital Style!


P.S. Have you had a chance to pack an esky? #BushfireRecovery

P.P.S. Have you seen the short video tips that I’m doing on the fly & posting on Runway Digital TV 

P.P.P.S. As always, I’d love to see you in our private groups (Mini-Course or Digital Style Program). Come and see what others are doing and show us your latest LinkedIn / other sites and gain feedback. Ask questions, feel supported and learn.

Digital Style 😎🤩🤓  #68

Digital Style 😎🤩🤓 #68


We’re resuming the fortnightly news with easy answers to your digital questions then fascinating links. Enjoy!



What works well for (often very senior) people we coach…

…is being able to ask any question at any time.

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  • getting strategic direction, feedback and ideas on your whole online look
  • setting up clever online systems so that life and work flow
  • feeling digitally empowered, using useful apps and knowing terms
  • reaching your audience



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Recent, Fascinating Links

What will happen in 2020 from Fred Wilson.

Decade-thinking and dreaming may be easier: Mel Robbins’ #BestDecade course.

Still don’t get cryptocurrencies? Try a minute or two on this and this.

Wondering why the kids are so quiet? (SO GOOD!)

Lots of grins and LOLs from the latest Aussie commercial on Insta. #MateSong

High fives to Libby who just circumnavigated the world.

Inspiring views and thoughts from Nick Jaffe.

Could you use Do Not Disturb on your phone 100% of the time?

Team Ginger is lucky.

The ‘world’s largest mirror’ is beautiful.

May satisfaction always be available to you.

“So, there’s a movement for simplifying your life: purchase less stuff, own a few things that are very high quality that last a long time, and that are multifunctional.” Yvon Chouinard via Libby




It has been an intense time here in Australia with the fires, poor air quality and more extreme weather conditions. I’m looking forward to the warnings and weather lifting so I can road-trip, as they say “with cash to spend, an empty fuel tank and a need for groceries”. Smaller towns, I’ll be coming.

If you’re looking for ways to donate, there’s Red Cross Australia and World Wildlife Fund and book a stay / donate / get a gift certificate from Payne’s Hut as they’ve been protecting their property rather than welcoming guests.


Here’s to 2020 being wonderful for you.

As always, feel free to reach out with how you’re going, what you’re wondering, and to say “Hi”.

We’re here to see you fly,

P.S. Not one, but two! We’ve also created a FREE Digital Style Mini-Course as a taster.
Sign-up to create your online style and get your tech ready for 2020.

P.P.S. Hey it’s impressive you’ve read to here. High fives!
If you received the last email from me in November 2018, you may have missed the hilarious goodbye gif… check out this page https://www.runwaydigital.com/blog/bye/

P.P.P.S. New learning is available on your favourite sites (they’ve been renovated!):

Bye! 👋👋👋 #67

Bye! 👋👋👋 #67

Thankyou for reading and engaging with the emails I’ve sent.

This is the last email for now.

As a very dear family member says,

Ciao for now Chihuahua!


Bye Middle Men 👫 🔎 👋 #66

Bye Middle Men 👫 🔎 👋 #66

Strengthening Human Qualities

“It’s not about female/male; it’s about feminine-masculine.”

Thanks Shelley Zalis & Forbes for this article on strengthening feminine leadership attributes (regardless of sex) and expanding leadership traits. From #metoo to every day actions I’m seeing women stand up as leaders more often as well as women no longer standing for disempowering environments, actions and behaviours.

The businessperson, problemsolver, engineer, auntie and female in me is cheering.

Here’s to being human.

What’s coming?

Keen to imagine the future? In this interview Joe Lubin discusses what life will be like owing to blockchain tech, what’s coming and… it’s in layman’s terms (well done!).

“Any sort of transaction involving identity or legally enforceable agreements or assets… move much more fluidly because we can build clearing and settlement into the instance of the transaction.”

Jump in at 36:38mins for the future view of Ethereum and blockchain tech. Enjoy.

How to never worry again.

Kinda important, hey?

What’s going on online?

Love this. Own what you do.
The Satoshi (the original Bitcoin) white paper on the walls of the Pantera Capital‘s HQ (blockchain investment firm):


Sayonara middle men:

I’ve been in the land of rivers (north coast NSW, Australia), in awe of the quiet beaches, whales breaching out to sea, delicious food and amazed at the many, many campervans and travellers in this part of Australia.

May you be well and happy. Smile, learn, experience, be.


6 Tech Waves 🎡 🏖 🖥 #65

6 Tech Waves 🎡 🏖 🖥 #65

Byron Beauty

These are my recent, favourite Byron Bay eateries and lookouts The random pins on the maps list are either roadside honey / ginger / vegetables /avocado stalls (oh, so, creamy!) or lookouts.

Here’s a local website with a homepage image that *popped* out at me.

Graves’ Research

Having gained much from the Never Ending Quest book mentioned recently, I’ve put together these links for newcomers to Spiral Dynamics and Clare W Graves’ decades of research into human evolution:

Start with the introduction here (thanks Steve McD) and listen to Steve and Nyck’s weekly, “Future Sense” radio show for practical, relevant and timely understanding.

Read this

Then read this. Here are the quotes I captured.

Then these images will make sense.

Interesting online news…

“Last Friday, Yale, the iconic long-term investor that other endowments look to for guidance, made a historic investment in two funds dedicated to crypto, signalling to many that institutional floodgates are officially open.”
~ Multicoin Capital Management

A podcast for your CEO: the six tech waves explained by entrepreneur and VC Bill Tai. Also includes an easy-to-understand Blockchain tech introduction and the tech’s evolution.

Great to see the progress via Matt’s new Instagram account. Matt was the designer for Do Lectures Australia.

Conversations versus interviews. Oh yeah.

I’m relieved to read that Google plus is closing (thanks KP).

Here’s to now!

~ Sam