Sunday, October 24th, 2021

Stop Screaming at the Computer Screen!

By Cathy Kuzel on Feb 27 2012 • Filed under The Connected Woman

You can scream at the computer, or network with business colleagues to create solutions (Photo)Stop Screaming at the Computer Screen! Yelling, ranting and cursing just raises your blood pressure, scares the neighbours and your monitor can't hear you anyways.

Frustration can be a huge hurdle especially when you’re an entrepreneur. Ask yourself these questions. . .

  • Do you feel like you’re up against a brick wall?
  • That you’re on a ferris wheel and can’t get off?
  • Work all day and wonder where the results are?
  • Missing something but can’t put your finger on it?
  • Overwhelmed? Burned out? Confused? Lost?

Good! You’re ready to move ahead! The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results. Stewing over your problems won’t make them go away or get better, it just gives you an ulcer. A good portion of an entrepreneur’s business experience comes from trial an error – so you’ve made an error, get over it. Move on.

It's time for some ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking. 

You know what you’ve done, you just don’t know what to do now so try something different. What about asking those colleagues whom you admire for their business skills and trust their advice for a bit of guidance? You’re not going to be seeing any difference until YOU take action. Change it up and ASK for help.

Here’s the secret formula – you're going to pick up the phone, connect with five business colleagues, (odd numbers always seem to work better!) schedule a 30 minute coffee meeting and start moving forward. It can be a phone meeting or in person but no texting, no emails, no IM’s!  

Be prepared. Zero in on the issue(s) that are causing you to scream at your computer screen and ask for their advice on how to resolve, change, fix it. Take notes, be open to creative and unusual suggestions and be prepared to get to work!

So simple, right? Now go get connected!

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