Being Present


by Brandon Steiner September 20, 2012 0 Comments

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my regret that while my career was taking off, I didn’t make it home for dinner with my family as often as I wish I had.

But it’s funny - because nowadays, even being with people in person, even making it home, isn’t enough.

See, neither of those conditions actually implies being present.

Because half the time, when we’re with people, we’re so busy checking our smartphones that we’re not even fully with them. We’re in ten different cyber places at once.

In order make sure you’re spending quality time with the people you love, and not just time, try turning your cell phone off between the hours of 6 and 10PM for a few nights.

If even the thought of doing that scares you, you’re the exact person I’m talking to!

The best present we can give people is to be present.

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Brandon Steiner
Brandon Steiner

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Brandon Steiner is the founder and chairman of Steiner Sports Marketing and Memorabilia, the largest company of its kind in America. Considered a sports marketing guru, Brandon is a permanent fixture in the media as a regular on ESPN NY Radio 98.7 FM and as host of "The Hook-Up with Brandon Steiner" on YES Network. He has appeared frequently on CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, ESPN, and in newspapers including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. The author of The Business Playbook: Leadership Lessons from the World of Sports and You Gotta Have Balls: How a Kid from Brooklyn Started From Scratch, Bought Yankee Stadium, and Created a Sports Empire, Brandon lives in Scarsdale, New York, with his wife, Mara and children Crosby and Nicole.




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