Something very bad happened to me this past week that I want to tell you about…so that maybe you can avoid the same fate.
I hope this doesn’t happen to you…whether at home or abroad.
SOMEONE STOLE MY LAPTOP
Imagine this for a moment…
You go to sleep in your hotel room, half way around the world, after a day of sight-seeing, culture-absorption, and fun.
And you wake up in the morning to find that your laptop is GONE from the desk where you left it the night before, and your hotel door is wide open.
Has this ever happened to you?
If it has, then you are very familiar with the feelings you go through when something valuable is stolen from you — some of these feelings course through your veins in a split second, and some take days, weeks, and perhaps a lifetime to fully experience.
I brought my laptop on my trip across the Atlantic so that I could update my extended family and friends at home on our trip. I also needed a way to offload the photos from the SD cards I’d be filling up. And I’ll admit that I was also checking in with my business.
I took extra special care with my cameras, cell phone — and didn’t even leave the laptop in my hotel room when we were out for the day. I was fearful it might be stolen if I WASN’T there.
The LAST thing I thought was that it’d be taken while I was sleeping 6 feet away from it.
Thankfully, our wallets, passports, cameras and other info were left untouched. My daughter’s iPod was also missing, however.
The bad news — the very bad news — is that my data is in someone else’s hands. That’s scary.
But most of all, I’m thankful that none of us were hurt.
Over the next few days, I’m going to give you some solid advice that will help you prevent this kind of problem for yourself, and help you deal with it in the event that it happens to you.
And I hope it never does.
Have you ever had your laptop or desktop computer lost or stolen?
What happened to you? Share your story below.
To Your Success,