Things That Should Work (but don’t)

Have to say, head hangs, it’s one of my pet peeves. Things that should work but don’t. Why? Well, without psychoanalysing myself to much, maybe it’s because it makes me feel inadequate.

Harsh But True

Maybe that’s a tad harsh, it doesn’t make me feel inadequate per se, more, it frustrates me and that’s because it makes me feel useless. It’s not that I expect to be able to fix everything in life but it irks me when I can’t fix the stuff that should be working.

Things That Should Work

Take this morning, for instance. I was trying out a new autoresponder and it was being cantankerous by default. Now, rather than persevering and inevitable ending up vexed, I decided to return to ‘Old Faithful’.

I used this one for about a year and for what I need, it’s good enough, kind of. That said, it’s quirky, as in it doesn’t always do what it’s meant to. In short, it doesn’t upload lists easily and more recently, the editor hasn’t been editing.
Hmm, all in all, not the best. What else? Spreads that don’t spread, sticky tape that doesn’t stick and gravy that has lumps in it.

Enough already, now I just sound like I’m a moaner, I’m not but it is cold, moreover, my feet are cold and I’ve got two pairs of socks on.

Enough Already

Sorry about that, actually, today’s a good day. It might be cold but one has to be positive, there’s far worse scenario’s that could be playing out. Anyway, I like the snow.

Things that should work

I could mention the elephant in the room but I can’t because it’s not December yet, that’s where I draw the line, you know, for mentioning ‘it’?

And Now For Something

Completely different. I used to be an avid reader, sometimes having three or four books on the go at any one time, though these days, not so much.
I say that but I still consume a decent chunk of content, just not always in the written form, though I still read quite a bit online, it just doesn’t feel the same as when you have a book in your hands.

Today I was listening to Tom Bilyeu, as I was pottering around the kitchen. It was a purposeful pottering I might add, washing and chopping potatoes and vegetables for a warming soup.
There is a story behind the broth but that’s for another day.

Back To Tom

Yes, back to Tom, I mention him because I have watched and listened to a number of his videos, podcasts, streams and whatever else he’s using and on each and every occasion, almost without fail, I have learnt something. (Learnt or learned?)

Today was no exception. I had the pleasure of watching (while chopping, don’t try this at home) “Tom Bilyeu’s BEST Motivational Keynote Will Leave You SPEECHLESS“. Just click on the title and you’ll be whisked away to YouTube. It’s quite long but you don’t have to watch it, you can just listen.

So, while I was listening I was treated to a gem of a quote. “Know that you can learn something from everyone you meet.”
Well, if nothing else, I did indeed learn something from Tom but more than that, it made me realise how true that line is, if we take the time to listen to what others have to say.
I also picked up a few book recommendations, which is always nice.

Wrapping Up

Yes, it’s that time and ‘wrapping up’ is in no way a cloaked reference to anything else that might be looming up over the next few weeks.
If you would like a little background to why I’m here and what this is all about, feel free to check out the ‘Home’ page HERE.
It’s only brief and probably needs to be somewhere else but the finer details of website design elude me.

Be well

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