Monday, July 27, 2015

Many Happy Returns!

I returned to Cleveland for my high school reunion. I missed my hometown and my former classmates. It was good seeing how everyone was better now in 2015 than in 2010. People came out of the recession better off. That was all that I could ask for. Furthermore, I was happy to see my family. It had been 1 year since returning home. 

Me at my high school reunion at the Aloft Beachwood hotel lounge

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Touched Down in Dallas for the Power Networking Conference

Today I’ve flown Virgin America first class from DC to Dallas to attend the Power Networking Conference. Just out my view inside and outside the cabin!

Virgin America Glass

Virgin America Lemon Sorbet and Cookies

Virgin America Pappadelle Beef
Dallas outside of my window

Dallas outside of my window

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Documenting My Knowledge

A business card company offers to host my website. Although I decline the offer, the idea has gotten me thinking. I have an MBA and a PMP so I possess a wealth of insight for people. I aim to put it to great use by writing what I know. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Tabling my PMI-PBA Certification Exam (for Now)

                I am tabling my PMI-PBA certification exam for now because I have other things going on right now. Also I admit that I haven’t scored as high (62% minimum) so I have to stop and reapply.  I am proud that I have committed myself towards studying because given 1-2 months I will be better prepared. The good news is that I am working in the profession and am always collecting requirements so I will be okay! 

Monday, June 08, 2015

My Dream Is Only for Me to Understand!

I just realize that after sharing my certification dream with a career professional, that not everyone understands your dream. Hey, I have a vision of how obtaining my current certification will help me. I understand it and that’s all that matters. This is a growth moment. 

Udemy Comes to the Rescue with my PMI-PBA Exam Prep

I am very happy that I can get my Udemy business analysis videos on my other computer. At times I hate always either typing or writing down my PMI-PBA lessons. Also video learning accentuates my current learning. I have a couple more weeks before my test and I need all of the help that I can get. 

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Countdown to Taking the PMI-PBA Exam

I have made significant progress during my 1-week window by typing the PMI BA Practice Guide chapters 1-2 and 4-6. I truly want to be earn my PMI-PBA certification because it has been nearly 1 year since submitting my application. Furthermore, I am now working as a Business Analyst so obtaining certification is a huge competitive advantage. This week I have scheduled my exam for June 23rd. Since the exam is based on the practice guide, I now what’s required and will reread it twice to pass the test the first time.

Strolling Down the Street in My Stuart Weitzman Gladiators!

Some lady saw my Stuart Weitzman​ Gladiator sandals and said 'very few people could pull that look off' Very true. I chose the gold over the black because the former was a showstopper! I had garnered a whole lot of attention with these!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Managing Positive Change

                I am experiencing a whole lot of (positive) change yet it is still change so I must effectively manage it. This morning I have downloaded like three change management books to adequately prepare for it. Though I have been in DC for 9 years and have experienced a lot of change (both good and bad), right now I’ve learned to do a better job and dealing with change. Having renewed my PMP certification, I approach the latest change as a project. Hey, I’ve mastered project management why not apply my transferable skills towards change management? Once thing is for certain, I will have a process in place instead of trying to figure it out all willy-nilly.