Hey, everybody is Karen coming at you again. Today, today is Thursday, and going to tell you story about me and Technology.
And how that applies to us as Leaders. So,
back in February of 2019, I bought a new laptop because my old one I think I bought in 2011 and it was
it didn't like the Windows 10 upgrade and some just things stopped working on it and it but he lasted for what eight years, which is fantastic.
Yeah, this laptop not so much bought it from a different company. I was like, oh, you know what? This would be great. It would be fine, whatever. And cuz I wanted, I wanted to CD and DVD for it and that was kind of hard to come by. So I found you no company that did it? Reputable?
Theoretically, theoretically whatever and stuff stopped working.
We're like, I had to call support within the first like 8 months, or something like that. And then again, in January, when I was theoretically on personal Retreat, it wasn't working, right? And then a month-and-a-half ago, Windows didn't do the upgrade correctly and it, you know, that the install got hung up and I had to give it to a friend to fix
you know, for like
$130 or whatever. And now my computer is not
Doing what it needs to do. Again, there's something with the Dell software, that's not installing it. Like my Dell, supportassist won't run and there's all kinds of things that just aren't working.
I believe I've had a Dell computer before and it was fine and this, no, I am not a technophobe. I don't, you know, I don't upgrade. I'm like, I'm one of the last last adapters. Is that what they're called?
General Lee was a lot of Technology just because I don't care, but I'm not afraid of Technology. I'm not afraid to get in and try and fix things and and things like that. But this this has been so incredibly frustrating, poison ivy. So,
Yeah, I think.
I'm at the point where I'm just going to give up, I'm going to continue to run the Microsoft.
Windows updates. I'm going to continue to go and look for the different driver installations that I need on the website. And if this computer papins to get
run over by my car, you know, when the next time something happens, it's one of those things that
I just expected to have this laptop for five or six years and I'm a but it's going to come with a lot more frustration than I thought.
I'm just really frustrated. If I could shoot the thing. I would at this point and I'm generally not a violent person, but I just had enough and
And I think part of part of my issue is that I don't have the technology technological background to fix it myself.
That frustrates me. I don't you know I don't necessarily want to pay to have someone go in and figure out what it is and spend 3 hours you know, trying to fix something that might not need fixed. I have to like there's this uncertainty around it right? And we get into these situations as leaders all the time where
With our own Ingenuity with our own hustle, with our own kind of pull up our bootstraps, get in there, try and fix it. Figure out how to to redo it or change it, or fix it in a way that will work.
Word were used to doing that especially as entrepreneurs when you're when you're Solo or have no rear for 10 people. There's this like
It's almost a compulsion. I think we're like, okay, well, this needs fixed. So let's do it. And we're going to do it ourselves because cash is Tight cuz that's how it works. When you're a star or a new company, there's always things to think about and
And work on. And unless you get in a, once you get two million, two million, three million, four million where, you know, your product start to take off. And in those kind of things, your precious King, as they say,
So just how do we go about?
Letting people for finding people do what they need to do or is something just, you know, if a bad decision is made, you know what I thought buying a new laptop was going to be a great idea and it was for a while and then it wasn't. So how do you move on from a decision that you thought was going to be excellent and ended up not working out so. Well you could think of about this in hiring you could think about this terms of new technology.
No, software upgrade all kinds of things. But as Leaders, we all run into these times when a decision that we thought was going to be well received and work out really, really well doesn't
so what do we do?
First Weber group.
Like, okay, look at the facts. What went wrong?
How can we make things better in the future?
What systems and processes do we need to maybe put in place?
That you know, can hopefully help us in the future and being really specific especially about what went wrong and not being afraid to shine a light in the dark place in coaching. And in spiritual direction we often look at what what is holding me back? What are my limiting beliefs around this and sometimes people can get a bit fearful and nervous of shining the light in, in those dark places because it might reflect badly. There may be some shame associated with it, but in decision-making,
It's really about looking at the facts identifying who and what can be done better and sometimes you just can't control the outcome. I can't fix my computer, I can pay someone to fix it but after a while I may just need to buy a new one and you know count your losses and move forward so I offer not nothing, you know it's not my happiest day today but after I upload this to the Facebook and and go on my day and do some of the things that I need to do. I'm going to let it go. I'm going to take some deep breaths.
I'm going to look for some beer in my fridge and, you know, toast my computer and move on.
Yeah, Let It Go.
Words to live by from Frozen.
Have a great night everybody.