Why I read Hawthorne

I’ve been thinking about this post for a while, putting it off because I couldn’t remember my professor’s name, and it made me sad. The things that are so important to us at certain times in our lives can be difficult to hold onto. It’s like another world, another Sam that existed, and I don’tContinue reading “Why I read Hawthorne”

Georgia on my mind

I grew up in the peach state, various towns and cities at different times, only vaguely aware that people lived in other states. It’s weird how that happens. When you define a place as Home, it feels strange sometimes to think that there are billions of people out there who not only don’t live near you,Continue reading “Georgia on my mind”

Hear me []

A friend of mine, the amazing @SalesforceAmy, gathered a group of us women in the Salesforce #Ohana with a great idea that she and another amazing woman, Rachel Rogers, had for celebrating International Women’s Day (which is today, by the way). I’ve been thinking about how I could contribute – video? Picture? Retweet machine? AndContinue reading “Hear me []”

The niche struggle is real

There are so many smart people in the Salesforce Ohana. Seriously. So many. They are in the community, on Twitter, writing blogs, hosting podcasts, just generally being awesome. Need to know how to write a formula? There’s a blog for that. Process Builder trouble? There’s a weekly webcast for that. Prepping for an exam? SoContinue reading “The niche struggle is real”

It’s Official: Sales Cloud Consultant

I bit the bullet last Saturday and took the Sales Cloud Consultant exam. (She writes, as if she hadn’t been studying 1-2 hours per night for the past two months.) I did the online proctoring, something I said I would not do again. But you know the saying about the best laid plans. It onlyContinue reading “It’s Official: Sales Cloud Consultant”

GTD Newb

I didn’t make a huge announcement, but those that know me probably already know that I made a change and joined the team at Arkus, Inc. So hooray for that. //giphy.com/embed/WIg8P0VNpgH8Q via GIPHY One of the best things about starting with them is that they have a structured onboarding process, and it involves reading andContinue reading “GTD Newb”

It feels later than it is

And I’m studying, but I keep staring at this empty page, “Person Accounts” written neatly and definitively at the top. Person Accounts. What a strange string of words to the uninitiated. I had two client calls today, during which I attempted to pack everything I know about the Salesforce architecture into a neatly packaged, five-minuteContinue reading “It feels later than it is”

Lessons Learned: Record Type IDs

Yeah. I forgot I started this series. I’m only human. I remembered it when I was thinking about this story I’m about to share (names and places changed to protect the innocent), so here it is. (BTW, I was inspired to write in this style by the creative work of my friends at Nerdforce!) I’m a professional,Continue reading “Lessons Learned: Record Type IDs”