I passed my ITIL 4 on March 31, 2019 ending my first quarter 2019 on a very positive note. I started studying on March 20, 2019 passing 11 days later. The ITIL 4 is the new version coming out February 28, 2019. Passing it increased my competitive advantage in the workplace. AXELOS will retire the ITIL 3 June 2020. Getting a 14-month head start will position me to be more in demand.
Yes, it is March already! I know, I know just a second ago it was January 1st; and, now look at you. You have blinked and -BOOM – it is already March! How have you fared this far into 2019? Good, bad, in between, really can’t say? Well, that’s why I have written this email everyone because I am here to help you gauge your progress.
Here are 10 things you should evaluate.
Have You performed all
of your responsibilities?
This is number 1 for a
reason. Not only perform all of your responsibilities, do your best job. No
slacking just because the tasks are not new anymore. Also if you are stuck, ask
Have you learned the new
Culture is very
important to any organization. Absorb it like a sponge. Watch for the nonverbal
which are more powerful than the verbal communication.
Have you gathered
Meet with your boss to
make sure that you have clear and concise instructions. This year is
different from last year and you need to know what is expected of your right
now in the beginning. If anything goes wrong, bring it up now. Don’t let it
fester. The question you should ask is ‘ what is your definition of success?’
These meetings also signal to your boss, that you are proactive and in control
of your career. Remember, it is your responsibility to advance your career.
Did you have any easy
Document all of these
early wins. These go beyond bolstering your self-esteem. You can bring them
with you during your meetings with the boss. Furthermore, they will serve as
inputs for your first quarterly review. Documenting your wins shows your boss
precisely what you are contributing.
Have you reviewed your
processes and procedures?
If you have a solution
to the problem, write it down before pitching it. Oftentimes, people mention
their new ideas during meetings but don’t do the legwork to execute them.
Formally writing down your solution, makes you more credible because he has
something to work with.
Are you building
relationships with your colleagues?
Don’t stop networking
just because people are returning from the holidays and just getting back into
the flow of work. A new cycle means new opportunities.
Have you outside of your
Get out of the bubble
and see how other departments operate. This would also be a great time to
network and meet the new hires. You can also see if these other departments
have needs and gaps to fulfill. Maybe another department is doing something
better that you can incorporate into your routine. You will never know if you
stay in the same fishbowl.
Have you assessed your
Feedback is critical
towards your immediate and future success. Taking the emotion out of the
situation is my first recommendation. We are new and want to be accepted so job
when someone says something critical, we become defensive. The reality is that
your boss and coworkers are trying to help you do your job better.
Are evolving in 2019 or
I add the word evolve in
there because you are wiser now than in the very beginning. Write down how you
have evolved over these two months and what you expect to accomplish by the
Are continuing to learn
Even though you think
have mastered everything, still keep learning. Training also presents you with
a chance to expand your internal network by meeting new employees.
Reviewing these 10
things will help you better determine where you are during these first 60 days.
P.S. – As I mentioned
before, my spring cleaning ebook series will be coming out this March so be on
the lookout to learn easy ways to spring clean your life, business and work.
Hey everyone! This is Carla. Yes, if you live where I live snow may be on the ground and frigidity is in the air; but, look at the calendar: it will be March 1st this Friday!
March the official start of
spring and this should put you in a good mood everyone (even the groundhog is
cooperating!)! I mean spring is a time for renewal, blossoming and warmer temps
(there is a season for everything!).
What better way to prepare for
spring than spring cleaning? This is the time to do the out with the old, in with
the new. Here are some spring cleaning articles to help you:
We are 45 days into the New Year. Can you imagine it? We just gotten out of January and boom we are halfway into February! Time is surely flying.
I have to ask you: are you making
your days count? Are you fulfilling your New Year’s Resolutions or have they
fallen by the wayside?
If you have stumbled, no problem.
Use today to recalibrate and go after it. The thing is to do it now and not delay
it any longer because 45 days become 90 days and then you look up and it will
be December all over again!
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have started this site in 2015 because no one was talking about positive change
only negative change. I knew that others were stumped and having the same
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Hey everyone! For those who are new to PositivityChange.com, I am a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). My certification has helped me build this blog to what it is thus far. Project management has also guided me through expanding the blog onto social media and BlogLovin. So here are the 3 ways my PMP has positively helped me.
Anything Can Be a Project
Earning my PMP has deepened my project management knowledge.
I have been applying it to everything. Anything can be a project.
I am Viewed As a Credible Project Manager
Project management is one of the hottest fields and now
everyone bills himself as a project manager from virtual assistants to administrative
assistants. Having my PMP gives me instant credibility because the PMP is the
gold standard. PMP makes me stand out from anyone.
My first blog posts in 2015 were project management related.Positive change came later. Actually, without project management there would be no PositivityChange.com. Applying project management towards my content creation has made me more effective in spreading positive change on the blog and across social media.
Some people would be surprised that a creative has a PMP.
You should not be because my PMP brings order to creative chaos.
These are three ways that my PMP has positively helped me.To learn more about the PMP process, visit the Project Management Institute website here www.pmi.org.
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