It is not often a blog starts with a quote from Soren Kierkegaard, but bear with me on this one. The Danish philosopher wrote:

So only one lack remains [in our time], even though not yet felt…the lack of difficulty. Out of love of humankind, out of despair over my awkward predicament of having achieved nothing and of being unable to make anything easier than it had already been made, out of genuine interest in those who make everything easy, I comprehended that it was my task: to make difficulties everywhere.

With this thought in mind, I propose this supposition: that when things seem to be going well, we should focus our time and efforts on pushing ourselves out of our comfort zone…we need to make things hard for ourselves. Here are a few things I have learned by stepping out of my comfort zone: If you aren’t challenged, you won’t change; sometimes you win, sometimes you learn; and the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Keep reading to learn how to be uncomfortable.



Moving Online!

As a tech company, we are always looking for ways to simplify with technology. And as a result, Adept Solutions’ Billing Department has moved to a new home--online! Now you can see your account, access your invoices and pay balances with just a few clicks in our online portal.

Each month you will receive an emailed Account Summary instead of individually emailed invoices. Click on the Go To Portal Button, on the Summary to view (and print if you prefer) your invoices. You can enter ACH or Credit Card info so you have the option to pay invoices in the portal also. The portal is PCI compliant and based on encrypted and tokenized information--making it secure. The portal requires a password, of your choosing, which adds another layer of security.

We’ve simplified terms too! All invoices are posted by the 15th of the month, and due the 15th of the following month-- with the exception of Project Invoices due upon receipt.

Why have we made these changes?

  • to give you transparency to your account.
  • to keep your emails from us at a minimum.
  • to give you online payment options, including autopay.

Check out the portal by clicking Here, or call our office for more information, 530-751-5100.

Time-saving tips for Microsoft Word


Microsoft Word remains one of the most popular and user-friendly apps for business. It is compatible with both Windows and Mac and can be used to create a wide array of business documents. While millions of people use Word every day, most don’t know how to maximize its potential. And since it is constantly being updated, you need to check out these tips that will help you save time.


4 misconceptions about the Cloud


Companies that want to stay ahead of the curve are switching to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solutions to drive productivity and mobility. To get ready for the upgrade, you need proper planning and network preparation -– here are the most critical considerations.