Ten lessons that I have learned on my WILD Salesforce ride since June

It’s been a wild ride since I was hired as an untrained and inexperienced implementor in June of last year. What have I learned?

  1. Persistence pays off. Don’t give up! Think laterally and creatively if the obvious doesn’t work. Never say die!
  2. Learn from your mistakes. Failure is not final – unless you don’t learn from it.
  3. Make friends in the Salesforce ecosystem. Leverage our amazing community, not for the professional benefits, but just because it’s totally awesome making new friends!
  4. Invest time in preparation and planning. Jack Hyles said, “Greatness is not in the performance; greatness is in the preparation.” Never have I said, “I wish I would planned and prepared less”!
  5. Sleep on it. If you’re stuck, put that problem aside until tomorrow, and attack it then with a fresh perspective.
  6. Be easy on yourself. Everyone feels overwhelmed at times. All of us feel like we are in way over heads with this incredible and endless system. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!
  7. Constantly learn – research, question, analyse, and study. It makes all the difference.
  8. Trailhead! Thats is all. 🙂
  9. You can do this! Away with pessimism and self doubt. If you know my story, you know that I can attest to this. Hard work and perseverance always pay off in the end. You’ll be amazed at what you can do if you refuse to give up.
  10. Last, but definitely not least, have fun!

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