Showing posts from September, 2018

My Road to Dreamforce Part 5: The Final Countdown

Earlier in the year when I started my #AwesomeAdmin journey, I set some goals: My year 1 @salesforce goals as a new @salesforceadmns ! - listen to as many podcasts/webinars as possible ( @gilliankbruce @TwoWITpodcast ) 🎧 - get certified 👩🏻‍🏫 - hit @trailhead ranger status 👮🏻‍♀️ - get to @Dreamforce ! ☁️ — Zarina Varley Scott (Zaz) (@zazamataz) April 6, 2018 I certainly have been listening to as many podcasts and webinars as I can, I got certified on May 1, and I hit Ranger status on July 1. I'm happy to say that attending Dreamforce is the last thing off my list, and that it was this tweet that really helped me get there. The wonderful Admin Evangelist, Gillian Bruce, responded asking how she could help me achieve my goals, which lead to meeting other members of the Admin team for world tour in Toronto, which lead to the idea for Empower your Admin and Supercharge your Business. If you'd had told me when I sent out this tweet on April 6 that not onl

Road to Dreamforce Part 4: You're Welcome

Are you attending my session,  Empower your Admin and Supercharge your Business ? Welcome to this week's Adventures in Salesforcing, or rather, E Komo Mai! I've only been active in the community since Trailheadx in March, but that is in huge part thanks to Misty Jones and Monica Sandberg, who make it their mission to welcome new members to the Ohana, or as they like to say "E Komo Mai", which means "welcome" or "come on in" in Hawaiian. Misty and Monica have been performing welcoming duties since they joined the community in 2012 and 2011 respectively. When they attended their first Dreamforces, they knew no one and nothing about what they were getting themselves in to - it can be easy to feel alone amongst a sea of 170,000+ people when you're by yourself. Since then, they've set out to make sure that no one has to go through it alone. They both know the importance of being integrated into the Ohana as soon as you can as a means

My Road to Dreamforce Part 3: Falling

Have you bookmarked my session,  Empower your Admin and Supercharge your Business , yet? I'm going to level with you. This has not been a good week for me. I took a break from my Salesforce life this past weekend while I indulged in another favourite past time, attending Fan Expo Canada. This meant two days off work, four days at the convention, and being completely exhausted at the end of each day. With only a few weeks left to go for Dreamforce, I spent a whole five days not thinking about my session. And then I had the post-con blues REAL bad, and was trying to catch up on work, and thinking about what I have going on outside of work and Salesforce related preparations, and I started to feel really overwhelmed. Anxiety started to set in, and I started to feel hopeless, like I was falling. How the hell was I going to do this?  I called my session manager, who put me at ease, and helped me see that it's all going to come together. My wonderful co-presenter helped too