One morning while I was working, my wife beckoned for me to come upstairs and fix the TV.
It kept randomly turning off, for no reason.
I'm pretty tech-savvy, I will admit, however, my technique for fixing things like televisions is usually just to unplug it and plug it back in.
Most of the time, it has a 100% success rate.
No surprise to me — and to the frustration to my wife — it did the trick, and now the TV is working just as well as ever.
I think this quirky technique is just as effective in many other parts of life, especially when it comes to working for yourself.
Troubleshooting Guide for the Overworked Small Business Owner
If you are experiencing any of the following issues:
- Lack of creativity
- Writer's block
- Problems focusing
- Easily distracted
- Jealousy of other "successful" people
- Lack of "get up and go"
- Worrying about your personal worth
- Wondering if anything you do actually matters
- The word "hustle" makes you want to punch your own face
- Daydreams of throwing it all away and starting a farm
Then try the following:
Unplug, and plug it back in at a later date.
Chances are it'll work better.
p.s. I'm currently unplugged right now and resetting my internal hardware. This post was written and scheduled a few weeks back.