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Moment of Frustration Day!


This is the day to let your frustrations out, and if you aren't frustrated to count your blessings. And right now, I have both, so I'm starting early! My computer crashed a week ago Friday, and it's been one of the most frustrating weeks for me in a long time.

My computer was 6 years old and not dead, but not worth putting more money into, so we got a new one. Unfortunately, we were talked into one that was not powerful enough for my needs, so after getting it all setup, we had to take it back and get a different one. FYI: if you get an iMac, and you can afford it, get the one with the fusion drive-it will last longer.

Once we got the new one, we had to set it up, and we got some bad Applecare technicians.We had a hard drive with the data from our last computer, plus what I had done on the new computer, plus another older hard drive. And trying to get everything where I can access it and all the confusion from different technicians was and is a real mastery-not done yet. And then, there is the confusion of what is on the local computer, what's in the iCloud and what's on the hard drive. It was enough to make me want to hide under the covers!

Plus, it happened in the middle of my launch for my 3 Days to eBook Cash Authoring Workshop.
In fourteen years in business, I have never have that happen. Now I have to create a new launch plan, so I need a bit more time on this.

The blessing is that I could get the new computer when I needed it. This is big, because there was a time when I would not have been able to. I used to have perfect credit, and then the recession hit, we lost our house, then huge medical bills and everything went south. Eventually we had to go bankrupt and our credit was ruined. But, we clawed our way out and it's much better now. Not perfect yet, but much better. So, it's truly a blessing.

In my experience, the best way to deal with an overwhelming situation like this is to stay in the now as much as possible. Tackle each bite size piece at a time and have faith that it will work out. And never give up. And believe me, I can't count the number of times I have wanted to give up over the years, but I never have. When I get in that space, I always ask myself, " What would I do if I didn't do this?" And the answer is always the same-"There's nothing else I want to do."

But, what I have done when I have felt that way is see if there is an adjustment I need to make to be happier, and I have made adjustments based on that many times.

So, if you're frustrated, let it out, learn from it and move on. If you're feeling blessed, enjoy it. As an entrepreneur, you'll always have both at one time or another. It's all part of the journey!

That's it for now!

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