I believe one of the reasons my clients are frustrated by their computers and gadgets is due to unrealistic expectations. If you consider that having a computer is like having a car, you will have a different perspective. First, you don’t even have to have a computer or car if you don’t want to. Really…some people don’t have one. However, you might think it’s a necessity for your lifestyle or your business. If you choose to get one, there will be some training involved in learning to drive it. There are rules you need to follow, or you’ll get into trouble. You have to have insurance (back ups and anti virus protection), and, from time to time, it will need tune-ups, and repairs. You can pay a professional to teach you to drive it and to do the repairs, or you can get a book or do research online and learn how to do it yourself. It’s a choice. If you choose to do it yourself, there is going to be a learning curve, some mistakes, and it’s going to take longer. That’s just the way it is. And you have choices.
I hope that this analogy will help everyone to have more realistic expectations and make peace with the ups and downs of the technology world. I hope that everyone will have the insurance of backups and anti-virus protection. I hope that everyone will choose to learn how to use the gadgets and gizmos and be able to function with ease and joy. And, I recommend that you call a professional when there are problem or questions. After all, having peace and joy in our lives is all about expectations. Let’s be realistic, do the few things that need to be done, and focus on enjoying the many benefits of computer technology.
If you need help with any of these things, please let me know. I promise I will make it as easy, fun, painless and affordable as possible.