One of my co-workers is in the United States Army National Guard and recently attended a 2 week long pseudo boot camp for officer training. He spent weeks googling about this experience prior and started psyching himself out. He read countless stories from former athletes, police officers, FBI, etc, who couldn't make it through the... Continue Reading →
Calling all users, partners, and Ohana fanatics! For those of you who DON'T know, there are a TON of great events that happen at Dreamforce that are not Salesforce sponsored events. Events range in mission from charitable to empowerment(these 2 are my favorite), to purely promotional. Regardless of the event, you're bound to have a... Continue Reading →
When I hear "Salesforce", my first instinct isn't to think of objects, formulas, or automation. It's the commmunity, the Ohana. I, like many others wouldn't be where I am today without our adopted Salesforce family that spans across the globe, breaking down barriers where they may exist in other industries. My first Salesforce "event" ever was... Continue Reading →
For those of you out there who have a job you hate, a lifestyle you want to escape, a work week you can't wait to end....this is for you https://www.facebook.com/gary/videos/10155429918958350/
Great blog post from Amy Oplinger(SalesforceAmy) about failing certification exams. Too good and relevant not to share especially after my exam this past weekend.
It started with a random question in a DM via Twitter. A fellow member of the Ohana, Brian Naylor, confessed that he has just failed a Salesforce certification exam and was beating himself up over it. Brian asked me if this was common and if I could offer some perspective and advice.
I knew EXACTLY how Brian was feeling. Yes, I told him, I have failed – multiple times! I told him that many people in the community had failed certification exams. No one posts their failures to social media, only nice pics of those new certifications. It’s very easy to assume that YOU are the only person who has ever failed a certification test if you base it on the social media highlight reel. So, wanting to open up the conversation so that other’s who may be feeling the same could see they weren’t alone, I tweeted about…
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Couldn't help but share that all of the hands on experience, frustration, crying, drinking, and studying paid off. Passed the CPQ Specialist exam today!!! What a crazy experience though. I was nearly hyperventilating in my car because I was psyching myself out. I've only chatted with 4 people that have taken this exam, 2 failed... Continue Reading →
As I write this post i'm going back and forth between 2-3 Salesforce development projects for work(pulling my hair out trying to develop a Visualforce page) and doing small study sprints for the CPQ Specialist exam that i'm taking tomorrow (6/17/17). As i'm going through the content, I can't help but laugh about my journey... Continue Reading →
Another networking event. Another mound of inexperienced, green salespeople that don't give a crap about you, trying to sell you something you'll never be able to convince your boss you need while trying to convince you they do in fact care. You? You're more than likely looking for a lead for a sale, or... Continue Reading →
Most of my posts are centered around (what I feel is) humor mixed into goofy gifs and pictures. This one will be a bit more serious. May 4, 2016 I went to my first PhillyForce annual event, which was also my first Salesforce event and my first tech event. After spending 10 years in sales, I... Continue Reading →