Did you know that you had a secret weapon to help you solve complex and perplexing problems? It is available to each and every one of us whether we know it or not, whether we use it or not.
Do you want to know what it is? I knew you would: it's your subconscious.
Stay with me here... and don't roll your eyes! This is not some hocus-pocus new age revolution or a pie-in-the-sky theory. This is a fact and if you're not taking advantage of it you are missing out big-time.
The best way to explain it is with an example of how I used it just last night.
It has been very hot up here in mountains (at least to me!) and I don't do well in heat. We have central air conditioning for first level but my office is on lower level and is way too hot for me to concentrate. So, I set up a makeshift office upstairs and wired it so I could operate my desktop computer (downstairs) from upstairs using my notebook computer. There is special software to do this and I couldn't get it to work properly: I could operate laptop from desktop, but not other way around, which is way I needed it to work.
I tried everything: technical support at manufacturer's website, other user groups on Internet, comparing settings on different computers (after all, it worked one way, why won't it work other way??), reading documentation, "help" files, etc. To complicate situation, I was using an older version of software which was no longer supported. Needless to say, I was very frustrated and out of options; I couldn't think of anything else to try.