Technology is My Friend

Technology: it brings you great gifts with one hand, & it stabs you in the back with the other. ~Carrie P. Snow

I posted that quote through my social media sites last week, and since that time, my computer hard drive crashed and one of my email accounts was hacked, which sent out spam messages to individuals I don’t even know, as well as deleting my incoming messages almost instantaneously.  After spending the past 3 hours on the phone with my online host administrator, I have now resolved the hacking situation; and thankfully, I backed up all of my client files on USB flash drives and an external hard drive.  However, I procrastinated on externally backing up my emails from my Outlook file.  Hence, if Geek Squad isn’t able to restore them, then I will have lost at least a year’s worth of important messages.  Of course, I’m encouraged that they will restore my files, and refuse to give energy to anything of the contrary.

Two lessons are learned from this experience:

  1. Don’t procrastinate.  As many times as I encourage my husband and children not to put off tasks thinking there will always be a later to complete them, this is the lone area of my life where I didn’t follow that same discipline.  Never put off until tomorrow what you can complete right now.
  2. Be cautious of what you release into the atmosphere.  I’m thoroughly convinced that the quote I previously mentioned is what doomed me.  Technology is no different than anything else one is required to speak life into.  In order for the law of attraction to properly work, you must not condemn yourself to the type of difficulties and frustrations that I brought upon myself by your thoughts and words.

I’ve learned my lessons.  Technology is my friend.  That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.

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About Candace Reese ~ The CEO Pundit™

With a reputation for challenging small visions and transforming them into global notoriety, Candace Reese is a nationally-recognized entrepreneur and inspirational speaker. Specializing in corporate and philanthropic strategy management, Reese has a strong track record in exceeding expectations. After several years in corporate and nonprofit public relations, marketing and advertising, Reese founded Envision Global Corporation to serve a diverse clientele list of individuals, organizations and corporate clientele by delivering leading-edge, innovative image building campaigns, with a global focus. Having an affinity for representing socially-conscious clientele, through Envision Global, Reese has managed projects and provided unlimited business and lifestyle resources to a plethora of distinguished entrepreneurs, executives and philanthropists who have been featured in national and international multi-media outlets, including online/digital media, nationally-syndicated radio and television broadcasts. To accommodate the growing needs of her global client base, Reese has launched EnviBlu Lifestyle Concierge; the travel, concierge and ground transportation vertical to Envision Global. Outside of her work with Envision Global, Reese’s passion lies in her public speaking and community initiatives. As a children’s advocate, she offers inspiring words to young men about etiquette and image, as well as young women on entering and maintaining healthy relationships. Reese also engages with entrepreneurs and business executives on leadership, marketing, public relations, professional etiquette, and effective, next-level business practices as an executive coach. Reese is a well-known supporter of local and national community organizations, being frequently tapped by nonprofit and religious organizations to strengthen their image and media strategies for initiatives, conferences and goal-oriented campaigns.
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