The Secret To My Computer Guy’s Strange Ways
Our computer guy came by last week. We love Scott – he does great work and always shows up when we need him. When I first met him though, I thought he was a little strange – not because he was a “techy”, or a computer whiz (computer people are a breed all their own), but he’s just a different kind of guy.
Scott kind of made me feel a little messy. I am generally a neat and organized person, but if you were to visit my desk toward the end of the week, I may appear to be a little untidy. I have a very lived in and busy desk! I have developed a habit of putting my recyclable papers in a neat pile on the floor behind my desk, and at the end of the week, I deposit it into the bin outside. To me, my floor pile looks organized. Ok, it’s not in a tray or box, just on the floor.
If Scott happens to be here, I’ll come back to my desk to notice that some of my things have moved and the desktop looks different. I find that my recycle pile is now on my desk! I think Scott thinks that they’re just papers that fell off my desk and onto the floor and he is helping me by returning them to the desk. I don’t think it occurs to him that I put them there on purpose!
Well, last week, Scott was working at the workstation of one of my girls. Now, Amanda can definitely be described as messy. She knows it, and we’re “working on it”. Her space has the occasional sunflower seed shells on the floor that missed going into the trash, a bloated and over stuffed inbox, rubber bands/ paper clips strewn about her desk, just to name a few. I have even seen food remnants on the keyboard, which I think is just disgusting.
I watched Scott and the clock as he went to work at her station. It took him 20 minutes before he even touched the computer! After picking up some of her trash, organizing piles, tightening up cable and lines, moving objects out of his way, he was finally ready to begin working on the computer.
Once he got her area the way he liked it, he got up, took a deep breath and said, “there….I have cleared my chi. Now I can work.”
That’s when it became clear to me – the light bulb came on. What Scott does is similar to what I learned at the Ultimate Game of Life, a life coaching program that totally flipped my life around. One of the most life changing lessons I learned (among many) was the importance of environments and how to design them to suit and support me. I love to eliminate and de-clutter. It creates more ease and flow in my life which allows me to be more creative and achieve more of the results that I want. It is similar to what Scott was doing. By clearing space and distractions, he is able to focus and get done what he wants.
While to some people, it may appear that Scott is wasting time or trying to pad his client’s invoices, but it reality, he is creating a workable, ease filled flow in order to be able to do his job.
I learned this valuable lesson and more when I participated in The Ultimate Game of Life.
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Jodene Brown is an entrepreneur living in Ventura, California who helps others to have a home based businesses and become financially free.
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