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Even Getting Here Was Hard to Do

So I was talking to a friend of mine about my desire to grow my coaching practice and she asked me if I had a website. I confessed that I did but I didn’t like it, didn’t ever share it, and really wanted to create a new one. Which I probably soon will.

But for now, I’m trying to use what I’ve got, so I thought I would log on to this website to see what’s what, update the plugins, etc. And you know what? I couldn’t even remember the username and password. Terrible, I know. And I have LastPass, which is usually good at this sort of thing, but somewhere along the way, I must have changed the login information and LastPass didn’t update. I’m sure it’s my fault, but still… I had a problem. I clicked on the “forgot password” button, put in my email address and… nothing… no email from WordPress rescuing me. So I started digging through all sorts of old files and, believe it or not, I found my username and password.

Here’s why I’m writing this: I’ve been hacked multiple times and I know that I can’t use the same password for everything (dang it), but now that I’m using these big, long passwords and passphrases, I have to be much more careful about keeping them safe. So my encouragement to you is find a way to keep all your passwords safe. You can use LastPass, some other password manager, or a sheet of paper folded up in your wallet, but you have to keep your ability to access your websites.

Go right now and pick a way to keep your usernames and passwords up to date. And if you already have a system, feel free to share it in the comments below and let me know how it’s working for you.

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