Sometimes A Disaster Is Just What We Need

Last Update: March 27, 2019

Here's My Story

Last week a Windows update created a problem with using my keyboard. So I took some advice from a valued friend and uploaded the Linux Ubuntu operating system. What a learning curve that was!!! Every thing I wanted to do required a new way of doing it.

This exercise took up a COMPLETE WEEK. I had to cancel my weekly Being Your Own CEO Success Circle because the programs I use to produce the show (Zoom and OBS) were not totally compatible. Cancelling the show felt terrible - the first in four plus years.

This being Monday, when I usually do some blog posting on one of my websites, found me floundering. What should I do? How should I catch up? Why does nothing feel right? I realized that I had lost my direction and focus.

Just What I Needed

So I spent the morning getting back to the basics and realizing that I need to simplify. First I collected all the outstanding ToDos into one place and then did a major desk tidy up. David Allen's Brain Dump technique has never let me down. I now feel as though I'm in control again.

The Big Ah-Ha Was

The Brain Dump helped me see that I was going in too many directions - too many things on the go. I'm now back to the main essential Goal that I had set ages ago. And I'm raring to go!

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Omosomi Premium
Oh sorry for that, at least with that disaster you learned new thing adding your wealth experience. Good, better and fine.
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LowellAnn Premium
Yes, I sure did learn a thing or two Omosomi
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Crazyhaggis Premium
I hear you it can get like that when you try to make improvements to something and it throws you off course. Learning takes time away from blogging but hopefully it results in some progress.
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LowellAnn Premium
And we must NEVER stop learning. Right Ann?
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Crazyhaggis Premium
Correct👍🏻
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Vickic3 Premium
For everything that feels bad, there is always something good comes from it
Enjoy your new week
Vicki
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LowellAnn Premium
Yes mistakes always lead to learning.
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Vickic3 Premium
Absolutely and fortunately more wisdom as well Lowell Ann :)
Vicki
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MKearns Premium
Mortifying but true Lowell Ann!
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LowellAnn Premium
Thank heaven I took the time to refocus.
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