You know that person, you may even be that person. They say things like… “But, I don’t know how to that technical stuff”, “Computers and I don’t get along”, or even “I hate all that techy stuff.”
They make think like this hysterical text message, that if you know about their computer, you must run Google.
But, here’s a bit of a reality check. People are not born tech-savvy. We had to stumble through it and not understand things, and we just kept going until we figured it out.
When I first started using WordPress, I was completely overwhelmed, often frustrated and did not understand most of it. Many times I felt like giving up, but I persisted and 9 times out 10 I figured it out by googling my questions. That other 1 time I actually posted questions on support forums and WordPress Facebook groups and was helped by patient, generous people.
Any way, the point really is, I hung in there and kept doing something I felt I was “bad” at.
Challenge!: Think about something you’re good at. Were you good at the first time you did it? How about the second time?
Techy-like things make us all feel stupid when we first do them. Do them anyway.
What seems so foreign and weird now will make more sense in 3 months if you do it once a week. And it’ll make even more sense and you’ll be a lot faster after a year of doing it for a week. Don’t let techy tasks hold you or your business back because they’re techy! If you’re not getting it, hire a consultant to help you for an hour, google help videos or find a group or forum that is nice to newbies. Jump in there and soon, you’ll no longer call yourself a “technophobe”.