About Me

Started 12/24/16 completed 2/05/17
Starting to think this all a bunch of physiological mumbo jumbo but I will complete it and add it to my yearly completion brag sheet for my annual review at work. Who knows, maybe they like this sort of crap. But next up I will tackle some more useful skills

So far my completion list is as follows:
MASTER IN-DEMAND PROFESSIONAL SOFT SKILLS:
ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS COMPLETED
BUILDING RESILIENCE COMPLETED
GETTING THINGS DONE COMPLETED
CRITICAL THINKING COMPLETED
TEAMWORK FUNDAMENTALS COMPLETED
CONNECTING WITH PEERS IN THE WORKPLACE COMPLETED
COMMUNICATION FUNDAMENTALS COMPLETED
BUILDING TRUST COMPLETED
EFFECTIVE LISTENING COMPLETED
CREATIVE BOOT CAMP COMPLETED
EFFICIENT TIME MANAGEMENT COMPLETED
WRITING IN PLAIN ENGLISH COMPLETED

2/2/17
Understanding me is misunderstood!

12/10/16
Critical Thinking Lecture. Best Quote: "When analyzing Data don't Polish Dirt". If you are finding that the data you are looking at doesn't really highlight the issues or answers the question don't spend hours trying to force the data into boxes it doesn't belong.

12/2/16
Started my adventure into online learning tonight. Started with Lynda.com that is supported through my work. Tried to find something that would be easy and quick and be something I can put on my yearly review brag sheet. I chose: MASTER IN-DEMAND PROFESSIONAL SOFT SKILLS. Course has 11 videos each about an hour long a quiz at the end and an attached work book. It covers things like achieving goals and building resilience, critical thinking... Psycho mumbo-jumbo that no one can really prove I didn't buy into But in all honesty by listening to this stuff maybe some of it will rub off and I will be in a better state of mind as I move forward into more challenging subjects.

I have chosen to attack my future goals on two paths. First threw Lynda.com I will explore personal skills, improve my knowledge and use of Microsoft Office. Next Since I feel I am narrowing down my future job enhancement/career change to Test Software Engineering or Software Programming for Freelance side jobs, I will explore course into the various computer science courses.

Next I plan to improve my math skills threw EDx Online. Free courses but for a small fee you can receive a verifiable course completion certificate. The goal is to brush up on my Algebra skills and work my way into Calculus. Long term to get enough math down that I can challenge Engineering courses that I feel will help me bridge my career from Aircraft Electronics Technician to Electronic Test Engineering. With my experance as a technician testing and troubleshooting advanced electronic systems and circuit boards using Automated Test Software, combined with some college level courses I am hoping to make the jump withing my current company without the full degree.

Worse Case Scenario, I fail a bunch of free courses and remain a Technician but with extra information gained from the courses I did pass

Best quote so far: "Learn to be comfortable in uncomfortable situations"

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