Salesforce Newcomers: A great quote for today, if you’re currently struggling.

“Calm waters never made a skilled sailor” – Franklin D. Roosevelt


For those who have started their 1st Salesforce position within the last 6 – 12 months. Have there been any major surprises where you’ve realized that no preparation could have really prepared you for?

Salesforce Newcomers: Research Frustrations 

Do you often find yourself reviewing the same article over and over, hoping, wishing, praying, that a different solution will suddenly arise? If so, you’re probably not alone…

Salesforce Newcomers: The Small Wins

Maybe you didn’t solve the problem that you were looking to solve today. I think you probably still learned something new along the way. If nothing else, you built some more resilience to troubleshooting a problem, which is a majority of what your work is anyway. Hopefully, you’re noticing how the small wins can stack… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: The Small Wins

Salesforce Newcomers: Figureoutable

It’s been said, everything is figureoutable Maybe you’ve heard this phrase before. If you’re experiencing some setbacks in your Salesforce career progression, perhaps having this mindset will help.

Salesforce Newcomers: The Temptations

Maybe this is you… You’re watching a Salesforce Tutorials on YouTube. Then you see some other unrelated videos grabbing for your attention on the right hand side. You bite, and decide to watch one. Then another is suggested. And then another. 45 minutes later, you want to kick yourself for giving in. Tip: Stay away… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: The Temptations

Salesforce Newcomers: Do you sometimes feel late to the party?

Particularly, when you’re researching a subject, and find articles written on the topic 5, 7, 10+ years ago. I guess a positive way to look at it, is that you’re 1 day further ahead than someone who decides to start tomorrow.

Salesforce Newcomers: Being Inflation-Proof

In the 2022 Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting last weekend, Warren Buffett suggested skills that are in demand, unlike currency, are inflation proof. Keep sharpening…

Salesforce Newcomers: When do you know that you’re ready to interview?

After passing a certification? After completing a specific course? After someone telling you that you’re ready? Maybe if/when an interview opportunity falls on your lap? Maybe, you never really feel “ready”, but know that you need to take the plunge. Or maybe it’s an overall gut feeling. I think interview readiness is often a tough… Continue reading Salesforce Newcomers: When do you know that you’re ready to interview?

Salesforce Newcomers: What area of Salesforce has been the most challenging to understand?

How have you overcome that area? Any specific tools, classes, webinars, discussions, people, Trailheads, etc. that you can recommend? I’m sure you’re not the only one who struggled in that specific area, and maybe someone else could use your suggestions.