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Bridge Above The Water: The Hard Worker vs The Valuable Worker

I remember a monotonous and time consuming project I was working on involving a series of data manipulations and entries. My coworker Rich, our systems analyst, implored me to let him develop a way to automate the process. I told him that by the time he was done I wouldn’t need it anymore. I joked… Continue reading Bridge Above The Water: The Hard Worker vs The Valuable Worker

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Excel Etiquette: 4 Essential Manners When Sending an Excel File.

Everyone was taught the same fundamental manners. Say please and thank you, make eye contact, don’t talk with your mouth full, put the toilet seat down, don’t scream at squirrels, etc. Unfortunately, when it comes to office manners – some of us were born in a barn yesterday! No offense to anyone actually born in… Continue reading Excel Etiquette: 4 Essential Manners When Sending an Excel File.

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“Pick Up the Phone” and Two More Ways to Improve Communication

The way we communicate to others is important. Miscommunication can cause confusion, damage a relationship or delay a time-sensitive project. I’m by no means an expert in communication but I try to be mindful about the way I communicate, the way others communicate, and the way people respond. Here are a few things I practice… Continue reading “Pick Up the Phone” and Two More Ways to Improve Communication

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The Perfect Detour – From English Major to Personal Trainer to IT Professional

  A few months before my last day of college I no longer wanted to do what I went to school for – to teach English at a university. Meanwhile my best friend and colleague was off to his graduate program the following semester, still burning with the same passion he started with. The morning… Continue reading The Perfect Detour – From English Major to Personal Trainer to IT Professional

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How to Study for The Salesforce Platform Developer I Exam

If you’re like me, the first thing you do when you decide to go for something is to peruse the internet for advice from people that have done it and that is exactly the first thing I did when it came to both my Salesforce Administrator and Salesforce Developer certification. When I was up late… Continue reading How to Study for The Salesforce Platform Developer I Exam