Wednesday, June 8, 2011

How do you handle challenges?

Angie here:

Suzanne Kuhn (even specialist from and Angie use smartphones to tweet from one of Angie's book signings)
I have a love/hate relationship with my blackberry. Two of my kids emails were hacked. I changed my email password for security. No problem, right? Wrong. Now my blackberry can't receive the emails. Shouldn't be too big of a deal except I have no idea what my user name and password are for the blackberry to change the settings in it to receive the email.

Now that wouldn't be too big of a deal should it? Go online and see what can be solved. Yep. Problems. I can't get into the online portion either. One more try. I'm going to call tech support. But in order to do that, I'm setting aside an hour. I've never had it take 5 minutes. I'm also concerned that since the store can't help without the login and password, then what if the tech support can't either. Ugh.

I've been feeling more like Eeyore than Angie the last week or so. "Oh bother."

But I keep trying because I know when it's solved my work life will be easier. I think. Sort of. I've noticed without that one email (I have two), I'm spending less time on the blackberry. But I'm also noticing I have to spend time catching up in the email. So now I'm wondering which is more efficient. I'm leaning toward the blackberry email because I can do them as they come in while waiting in lines or sitting as a passenger in a car.

I've been challenged this week by small blips in my regular routine. I'm finding challenges help me evaluate efficiency in a way that I wouldn't otherwise. Interesting perspective.

The ultimate question: How do you look at small bothers? Do they help you reevaluate how you spend your time?


  1. Regular routine? What is that? Lol

    Hope you get your blackberry working soon :)

  2. Ang,
    I'm still in the stone ages as far as a phone is concerned. I don't have internet access. I've been debating on whether or not to get it. Hmmm..
    Not sure what type of phone I would get. I hope you get all your stuff straightened out.

  3. Small things don't really bother me but I do sometimes reevaluate how I spend my time.

  4. Thanks Eva :-) Lindi, if I had it to do again right now, I'd go for the Iphone because I'm a mac gal. I'd like to create an all connected office setting with the Iphone, mac, and Ipad. If you're not a mac user, then I don't think it matters as much for syncing your tools.

    Rose, I'm looking at my time wasters today!