0096: When Tools Evolve, It’s Nothing Personal

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Hey there, hero!

It takes a lot of time and effort to get our tools, like Audacity, dialed in so that we can use them efficiently in our work, and so that we can rely on them from session to session.

(BTW, if you want tips on setting up Audacity, subscribing to our Coach Stuart’s newsletter on how to use Audacity better should be on your list. Here’s a link to sign up (it’s free!):

https://stuartgauffi.com/get-sat

So…those tools can and will change and evolve over time, even to the point where keeping up with those changes can be a surprise.

Like when we update to a new version of software after a long period of NOT updating.

Often, those changes aren’t made for you, but for other users of the tool. In fact, the changes a piece of software or hardware go through may end up making your job harder. That doesn’t make it any easier to handle the frustration you can feel when you launch your newly-updated tool, and things have now gone south.

It can feel like a personal attack.

In this episode, I want to help you manage your emotions when you update, things don’t go as planned and you get angry at the software publisher.

It’s not them, it’s you.

Usually.

Ever get a nasty surprise when you’ve updated a piece of software or hardware? What was your emotional reaction? Did that reaction serve you? Let me know in the comments below.

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