Life via a fax machine sounds really unrealistic. But when you have to work everyday on the same projects for your business, the fax machine becomes an invaluable tool. When I first started my business the idea of using a telephonic medium to transmit pages across the country or around the world seemed baffling. As I starting using this product, I became more used to the idea and the applications would eventually lead to more complex technology.
While yes it is true that I do wander away from the fax machine these days to more sophisticated technology such as the scanner and email to send documents and reports, it still does play a particular part of my business life. One of the benefits of using a fax machine is the receipt that it has gone through and that it was not likely lost in space somewhere after pressing send.
Life in the business world has become more complex for me these last few years, as I have acquired more responsibility and now have more duties to attend to. If someone would have asked me if I could see myself doing this now, I probably would have laughed and never believed it possible. But work is important. There are valuable lessons to learn when interacting with others in that type of setting.
Business and work also help us go and live the life that we want…to a point. It helps fund our dreams and hobbies that wouldn’t be possible any other way.