The Secret To My Computer Guy’s Strange Ways

The Secret To My Computer Guy’s Strange Ways


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.

Work with Jodene at : Solavei.


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10 Responses to The Secret To My Computer Guy’s Strange Ways

  1. Mike says:

    Likes to clear his chi, I like that. lol

    • jodene says:

      Yes, I like that too Mike. I never really thought of it that way, but I guess it’s like what I learned (& now practice) after going through the Ultimate Game of Life program. I thought Scott was a little strange at first, but in clearing away our “clutter” he was creating flow in order for him to get his work done. 🙂

  2. Renee says:

    I can so relate with this…..I can’t cook unless my kitchen is clean and in order….and I must have my bed made before I can ”go to bed!” Oh heck, I can’t even go to bed sick if my house isn’t in order….so, this is called Chi? Interesting….I never knew….thanks for dropping by my blog today! Renee
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    • jodene says:

      It often helps to clear away clutter in order to get your tasks done. I’m not very educated in Feng Shui, but I know a little! 🙂 By eliminating clutter, it allows easier flow in your environment and in your life. But, I’m like you, I need to have the bed made in order to get back in!! Thank you, for your comment too. I did enjoy your recipe…I so love food. 🙂

  3. It sounds like Scott knows what all of us should…our environment has a great impact on our ability to get the results we want in our lives.

    Most people just work with the mess all around tehem and then wonder why they can never get anything done. 🙂
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    • jodene says:

      Very true, Benecia! I had no idea how important our environments were until I went through The Ultimate Game of Life course. It was such a life saver for me – one of the best things I have ever done. It made a huge difference in my life. It helped me to realize my true direction and helped to catapult me forward. Thanks for commenting.

  4. Katrina says:

    I like a clean work space also. Having too much clutter around me drives me nuts. I was over at a friends house to watch her dog. While I was there I was doing some work on my computer… but I kept getting distracted by the amount of dog hair on the floor.
    So I whipped out the vacuum cleaner and voila! I could finally get some work done.

    Thank you for sharing this post!
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    • jodene says:

      That sounds like me Katrina! I did the same thing when I was house/ dog sitting. I looked at all 3 of the furry little guys and said, “ok guys. First things first…we’re going to sweep up the floor!” It’s even the smallest things that grab our attention that can be the biggest distractions.

  5. Lisa Mallis says:

    Great reminder about clearing distractions . . . both physical and mental before starting a task! I often urge clients to do a “brain dump” before they start planning out a new project. This way they can get rid of the “misc. stuff” in their brains – and then just focus on the new and exciting project. Kind of like clearing the floor and desk of paper (and food!) distractions! Thanks!!!
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    • jodene says:

      You are definitely right Lisa! Doing a mind dump is a good thing to do before starting a project. i need to develop a habit of doing just that. It’s easier for me to eliminate the physical distractions….I have got to work on the ones in my head!

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