Inc. Magazine has a good article on why’s and what’s of coaching:
And if you are thinking about coaching, don’t forget to sign up for a free session with me: http://www.encouragingcoach.com/coaching-free-session.htm
A friend was asking how to speed up her computer. I thought I would share it with others:
1. I would try running adaware:http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/
2. Run Spybot Search and Destroy: http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-Destroy/3000-8022_4-10289035.html?tag=price
3. Run a virus scan (if you want a free one you can go here: http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp)
4. Disk defrag and check disk (Go to my computer, right click on your hard drive, Click Properties, Click Tools and you will find check now and defrag now.)
These should be done regularly, at least monthly, ideally weekly.
“Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers,
but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not
beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart
to conquer it.”
I have been sick with the flu for a few days, but I have much to be grateful for:
I don’t have to leave the house to work
My daughter made me a nice letter
My son did the dishes for me
My husband gave me a back rub with Tiger Balm even though he is starting to get it
Ice cream for my sore throat
Laying in bed watching SciFi Friday with DH
In science class my son learned about this strain of the flu which knocked out tons of people in my city. And he found out exactly how this strain works, what the symptoms will be and when I will start to feel better.
My computer was going pretty wacky. My husband, who builds all of our computers, diagonosed the problem and I ended up with a new CPU with hyperthreading and motherboard. I had to save all my info from my computer. According to my brother-in-law, who worked at a computer place during college, who should reformat your computer about once a year anyway to clear out the useless files and orphaned data.
It’s always a pain to do that. But, this time I wrote it all down. I wrote down what files to save, like the Quicken data file, Outlooks .pst file and Trillian’s User file which aren’t files I always think to save.
I went through my program files, writing down all the programs I wanted to use again, and where I could find them (i.e. downloaded, on CD, where on the internet, etc.) and any passwords or registration numbers.
After I saved everything I needed to and Jeff redid my system, it’s now time to put everything back on. The system is fresh without tons of things on the desktop and in my bookmarks (*hint* you can save your bookmarks for free at www.mybookmarks.com). I’m about halfway done putting things back on my system. All this computer work is making me tired. I think I will turn in early today.
This is National Procrastination Week. So to celebrate the Procrastination Ecourse will be 1/2 off ~ $5. http://www.encouragingcoach.com/programs-procrastinationspecial.htm.
And March’s newsletter is up: Paying Attention
Today is March Forth day. A holiday told about by Victoria Moran in her book Younger by the Day. We are to march forth to the newness in our lives, forgetting past regrets. Instead we are to march forth with renewal and hope. Happy March Forth!