Every now and again I will come across a stumbling block while I am working on a client’s accounts or on fixing a problem with their website. It can be quite frustrating, but not impossible to overcome. When I get stuck on a project, I will step back from it and move onto a different project, or just take a break altogether.
I have been known at times when working on a set of accounts to stay up until the wee hours of the morning and hammer away at them until the figures balanced, but that was before I became a parent. Now, I will take a break for 20 minutes or so, and then come back to it. If I still can’t figure out what’s going on, I will put it aside until the next day, or ask my husband to have a quick look and see if he can find where I’ve gone wrong. Sometimes all it takes is a fresh pair of eyes – either your own after being rested, or another person’s – to help you find the mistake and get things corrected again.
With a website issue, it sort of follows the same pattern. I hit a wall, try a few times to hammer it down, and if it doesn’t work, I will put it to the side for a bit. When I go back to looking at the issue again, I will try to Google different phrases relating to the issue to see if I can find some helpful hints on getting past the wall. Sometimes it’s a team effort where my husband and I work on the website issues together.
Give us a shout if you need help with an accounts issue or a website issue.