What's in a winner?

Mar 28, 2011 | | 1 comments |
What makes someone a winner?

You can say being at the right place at the right time, having a great networking,  and all sort of things we all say…but to top it all here is the story you can relate to

The drive, that’s the topper. 

So, do you have the drive in you to become a PM? What have you done? Whom have you talked to? What risks have you taken?

Write down your goals and out it somewhere you can see- on the mirror, your car dashboard, your purse. Work towards it and don’t be shy to ask for help- everyone does. Go for it even if it ends up being a mistake- you will learn on what not to do.

By the way the SIPM site has lots of Experts from all over the globe available for mentoring, even some whom you can follow for a day so you end up seeing the real life of a project manager. How cool is that!

Be you, find yourself, work on your expertise and don’t be scared to do what you are not comfortable with.

For more inspiration, read here

(Pic courtesy: google images)

Be the winner!

Stand out for your dreams

There are 5 things to keep in mind when trying out for a PM position:

·Consistency-the goal should be loud and clear in your mind, you have to know what you want to do and rest will happen with time and your effort. You will know when opportunity knocks if you know what you want in life.
·Focus- bad days will always be there, as well as bad bosses. Look out for the good ones who will look out for you and encourage you.  Don’t get distracted on smaller job roles and not getting the right opportunity- your day will come, just be prepared for it.
·Knowledge- don’t compromise on this one because it’s all upto you. Read up, join groups, meet people and talk to them.
·Networking – its clich├ęd but it helps. Knowing the right people at the right time will open up doors for you.
·Be yourself-never under estimate the power of you. You are unique, so is your talent. Explore them, nurture them and train them for the moment. Don’t give up and fight for what you want.

Have a great week!

(Pic Courtesy: google images)

Rants, events, and trying to settle in

Mar 16, 2011 | 0 comments |
The last few weeks have been exhausting. For those of you who don’t know, I moved to India and there has been nothing but continuous running around trying to set up the new place and make it a home.

I couldn’t write for so many days, didn’t know what to write about and nothing seemed to fit in. Yesterday, I cut my own bangs/fringes- an impulsive decision which turned out pretty ok.

For the last one month, I have read, thought and socialized with people I know and people I don’t know; attended week long Indian weddings and while its nice to play dress up- couple of days later all I want is to sleep at home.

I haven't tweeted in like a century and most of my plans are behind schedule because I couldn’t say "no" to events, friends and to myself.

So, now  it’s "no" to everything- no more parties, no more weddings, no more entertaining friends at dinner with 7 course Indian menu.

I call it quits.

It's time to get back to what I like doing the most- project management.While I'm working on a couple of personal projects, it’s hard to explain to people why I blog. I don’t make any money out of it- I just keep on working at it. More time, more energy, more ideas- all gets poured into it including some from my pocket to keep the site running.

So, while I have few more guest posts to write and more things to do- I hope things will turn normal, boring and in schedule very soon.

Here are some of the reads to keep you busy till then: