How to get through GDPR overwhelm

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GDPR was impending. The end of May was when it would go into effect. Was GDPR overwhelm starting to sneak in? Was blogging getting too hard? Was my inspiration failing at this point? I was wondering if my Trust that all things would work out just wearing a little thin?

So how did I see GDPR and how did it go?

 

Was I overwhelmed with GDPR? Yes!

Did I have a short amount of time to learn about it since it was soon to be bought into effect? Yes!

Did I meet the deadline? Yes!

Did I lose that sense of /GDPR overwhelm before that? Yes!

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So you have no idea what GDPR is nor what it involves? Not so many months ago neither did I!

What GDPR stands for

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union and the European Economic Area. It is more complex than I would have thought. It can be a bit of a mouthful for the uninitiated and the more I read about it the more I started to worry if I would be prepared. 

The Directive will have far reaching effects as other countries will adopt the regulation. 

What I did when looking for a GDPR course

I scouted around and looked at several GDPR courses. I finally found the easiest to understand – yet comprehensive at the same time. Yes, the course was by a lawyer. I had no idea she had lectured in EU Law in Europe. I even found out she had closely followed the GDPR since 2016.

I had merely done a blogging course Lucretzia at Tiny Love Bug offered at an earlier time and emailed her and said how good it was. I loved her easy teaching style – which was also comprehensive. I was also so very happy to learn that the price was way-way economical and well within my budget. I was worried about it beforehand as I had already scouted around and found out courses that were 4 and 5 times higher in price.  I was also happy to hear she was including any GDPR changes and updates within the course cost. I would have an easy working knowledge of the GDPR at a good price. A win/win/win! Well, I know you should say win/win – but I like to make up words – (writers have the license to do that). Plus I was so grateful that my researching was “profitable”.

Lucretzia’s course flowed and I sure did give a sign of relief as I sat down to her first module. Putting the finishing touches on reading and understanding made me a lot more comfortable in the direction I was heading. But how was I going to get someone to help me implement those changes? READ ON

How GDPR overwhelm was finally solved

By the way – I would say I was low on the scale when Technical knowledge was being handed out. At least with regards to getting it all together. My thanks go to my starting lessons given by  Remote Work Solutions  for their patience and the great help in setting up my website with Divi Builder and getting my site GDPR compliant and looking so great!

 

I must admit – I did sit here at the computer for awhile before going over their instructions again. I learn at a different pace – but don’t worry at other times “I gallop”. Anyway here I am typing! Divi builder has shown me what a great recommendation Remote Work Solutions gave.

 

Remote Work Solutions worked on a deadline for me to have all the necessary changes for GDPR implemented as I asked. I can’t speak highly enough for their efficiency and hard work.  Don’t you just love it when things go to plan? God helps me be thankful for many things and even if things don’t always work as we want I have found His hand to be directly in our Life.

 

One of the biggest things I have learned is knowing when to “learn it yourself” or when to “outsource a project” to get the best headstart. At least till you build on your learning at your own pace. 

My favorite part? I can sit down to a cuppa – herb tea. I have the happy thought that the main work is all complete and that it worked out better than I hoped.

GDPR OVERWHELM – NO MORE

So remember:

  • Get out a notepad and list what you need to do. (Put your questions down as soon as they come to you about anything related – even at an inopportune time. Its horrible to think you have forgotten something. Don’t rely on memory only!
  • Do a GDPR course. I can vouch for Lucretzia at Tiny love bug! She is a blogger that is good for a laugh for one thing. She also lets you know you can get the forms that you need to implement on your blog and come back to reading the whys and wherefores after you have made your blog compliant.
  • Do understand there is a lot of wrong or conflicting information out there at present.
  • Look at who can implement what you have to do with no stress. I can vouch for Remote work Solutions!
  • If you have a “struggle” day while transitioning to GDPR compliancy with overwhelm threatening – take a breather Go do something “off topic” otherwise it can do your head in.
  • With your new found knowledge and everything in place, do a recap of your course for when you may have missed anything. We can’t take it all in perfectly first time.
  • Remember slow and steady wins the race – don’t let GDPR overwhelm stress you!

Until later!

Deborah Hunter Kells

I have a wide range of interests and the top of my list is people and relationships. I appreciate our big wide world and nature which tries so hard to deal with what we do to it. I enjoy learning and am a “forever student”. I would love to hear about you and what you have experienced – that one or both of us may learn.

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