Behind-the-scenes advice for busy solo professionals courtesy of Michael Katz, Blue Penguin Development

have a new computer hard drive.


My backup computer – a laptop I use when I am not in my office – had been working very slowly.

Not terrible, and I do most of my work on my office computer, so just a small, ongoing annoyance. But it had been that way for about six months and none of the fixes I tried (running malware and virus scans, updating drivers, etc.) made any difference.

Finally, earlier this week, I made time to take it to a local computer fix-it place. The guy quickly determined that I needed a new hard drive.

Today, I have it back, and it is screaming fast! I can’t believe I waited this long.

It’s easy to just live with little problems in your business. But they sap your energy, waste your time, and add up (you know, like children).

Now I just have to remember this important insight the next time!