What I’ve noticed so far, no matter what I do – ride my bike or hunt for a bug I only saw once – my mind is strongly affected by my emotions and the first thing I definitely need to study is how to solve problems without letting my emotions take over the control and not letting me focus. Really, how many of you have felt that you’ve been trying to solve a puzzle and the more you “get into” this problem the more disconnected and distracted you feel? It means, GET A BREAK and get back soon!

What I’ve learned so far?

What I’ve learned so far is that when you are struggling to find answers to your questions or solutions to your problems, you always have to stay “sober”, open-minded and skeptical about anything you do. Ask questions, don’t assume anything just ask questions to get the best overview. I’ve thrown into such situations every day.

For example today I was trying to write this blog post and after 2 hours of trying I said to Marko, I couldn’t do it any more. I needed a break to focus on something else. I talked about my problem and he suggested me to just rip this big blog writing task I had into pieces and move forward step by step. Sounds easy, but in real life it’s still challenging. How big these steps should be? How can I separate this big task into small ones? Is it worth it? Everything depends on context.
Sometimes I find myself thinking that maybe I’m in need for problems. I can’t live without them, I just need to solve them all the time. And if I don’t have a problem, I’ll definitely create one… It feels odd, but, what can I do.. This is how it works for me. I’m always trying to project myself and be the best, but to be the best you need to learn from the best and it’s not always that easy to access the brightest minds in your industry. You think that people don’t have time for you, but what I’ve learned, is that you don’t know whether they have time or not, if you don’t start asking questions. And asking questions is the most important. If no-one answers you, so what? You’ll definitely find someone who has time to help you. Never lose hope and keep going! And as my previous blog post said, wait for no-one and get shit done no matter what! Don’t assume that some one is going to do it for you.

What I’ve done so far?

So today, as I already wrote, I had to write my blog post and I had writers-block. I know everybody who’s writing has it, but I got so frustrated about it, that I needed a break. While I was trying to write I was getting ideas from books and blog-posts. I thought, why I don’t have this skill to reach people so easily and understandably? Obviously the road is bumpy and challenging for all of us and in that case if I do not practice I can never write good blog posts. But I will learn. Trish Khoo said, that it was funny for her to read the first blog posts she ever wrote. For me it’s great to see and feel the progress I’ve made so far. Playing piano is the same. You fail playing the etude in the first place but after learning you’ll get better and in the end you know everything by heart. Don’t be afraid to fail.

I’m also letting myself project by tester in Estonia and he’s great! He’s name is Kristjan Uba and he is really awesome. Will talk about him and about our projects, observation and investigation next week! Stay tuned!

By Kristel Viidik
Testlio Co-Founder