I want to tell you about the experience I just had while attempting to post this blog. It is very fitting as a follow-up to yesterdays post – Staying Focused.
I rise early and normally post to this blog first thing in the morning so you have a new post to read by 6 a.m. CT, give or take an hour. This morning I found our entire network shutdown and the last thing I wanted to do was contact my technical support people at 4:30 a.m. in the morning. I had already kept one of them up into the early hours of the morning.
Our servers are hosted with a company in Tampa, FL and I had elementary instructions on how to do a remote restart of our servers. This is why I felt this was so fitting and on message. I could have just left the servers down and worried about it later when my technicians had started their day, but then what about the many folks who read this blog each morning, let alone the visitors and users of our two other websites, many of which are early morning users.
I could have allowed life to live me and let the situation win and just wait, but instead I stepped out of my comfort zone and attempted a remote restart using the information I had, and it appeared that I may have made things worse in the short run. Then I dialed a support number in Florida and a gentleman named Josh answered and started asking me the questions he needed answered for security procedures and things began to dead end at that point. I simply asked Josh to verify if the server had restarted, not make any changes on my behalf, but to check for me. Many times staying Focused may need to be adjusted for the situation. So instead of hitting a wall and being stopped, you may slow a bit, but then get back on track.
Josh was able to tell me that the server had been remotely restarted and that it should be back online within a few minutes. The entire point here is to not let detours sidetrack your Dream. You may need to make adjustments along the way, and that is one of the elements of enjoying the journey and not being too focused that you find no joy in the process.
So until tomorrow…enjoy the journey and together we will step a bit closer to your Dream of living the Workamper lifestyle.
Dream Engineer and this morning – Hardware Engineer