Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Declining a job offer

This afternoon, a HR company called to offer a job to me. They said that Fidelity is seeking a Senior Data Analyst for its office here in Tunisia.
I declined it.
The HR clerk was surprised with my response. I felt that in her voice. There was a little bit of anger. I explained to her that I'd rather work with a networking company, not in a financial institution. My next career move will be with a company that has partnership with major network equipment manufacturers like Cisco or Juniper. I want to play with routing and switching equipement, and voip too.
I'll stick to my position for now and work on my TSHOOT skills.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Reducing sleep time

this is my second day with only 6hours of sleep per night. I already feel drowsiness :-) I listened to EIGRP session from INE CCNP bootcamp, and consciously I almost understood nothing :-)
Reducing my sleep time and keeping it is mandatory to me. I have to admit something. I am not up to date in my field. I have a lot of material to read, to synthetise and to memorize. Besides, I am still not an avid reader like I want to become. Reading is key in the Information age, or better, the Communication age.
I read that nobody died from sleep deprivation. I read about Randy Gardner and was fascinated and reassured. So sleep deprivation does not kill.
I'm not at that stage yet. It's true that for the past month I've been sleeping for more than 8 hours, like a bear :-) So I consider myself that I've been wasting a lot of precious time.
It's 7:15pm, and I'm still in the office.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Let's "incantate"

I had bad dreams last three nights. I had a lot of negative self-talk. This is going to disappear because I'm adopting the famous Tony Robbins' incantations. Yes they do work if I repeat them consistently and with belief. Some visualization is helpful. I read that some people experienced success if they do incantations for 20mn a day.
Here are some of my incantations, translated to English:
- I can look at anybody in the eye
- I am self confident
- I have all the resources that I need to succeed
- I can handle any situation I face while being relaxed <-- very useful

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

checkpoint of my progress

I took a LOT of rest the last two weeks. I have a lot of study to cover for the TSHOOT exam. I read that it's not that difficult, and it's fun.
I need to read more. Now, welcome back OSPF :-)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Back from France

CIPT v8 was full of new knowledge. I'm confident that it'll open more opportunities to learn and to advance in my career. Voice over IP (VoIP) is no longer a luxury technology. It's a must.
For now, I will photoread the CIPT books each night before bed, along with TSHOOT books. tomorrow I'll resume my TSHOOT studies. The goal is:
- to pass the TSHOOT exam before April 15th --> CCNP status
- to study for CIPTv8 and pass the exam before July 15th --> renew CCNP.