“My desktop is a mess. Please, don’t judge!”
“I have way too many photos… I know I should delete some.”
“I use the same password for everything… terrible, I know!”
“Sorry this is taking me so long; I suck at computers.”
These are some things I hear all the time when I start working with new clients. It takes a couple sessions for that Mac shame to fall away after I reassure them it’s totally normal to have “too many photos” and a messy Desktop; everyone does.
Take all the photos you want and delete them whenever / never. Using the same password for everything makes total sense because password resets are a nightmare and password manager apps have a significant learning curve. Maybe you’re not great with computers now, but it’s totally learnable. It’s just like any other new skill.
Check back here or subscribe to my YouTube channel for some new videos I’ve made on this topic:
- Oct 22nd 2021: Messy Desktop Shame
- Nov 24th 2021: “Too Many Photos” Shame
- Dec 1st 2021: “No backups for hundreds of days” Shame
- Mar 1st 2022: “16,000 Emails in my Inbox” Shame
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