Jan 22 – Believe

Cheetah Certified Project Manager (CCPM) Tip of the Day

Surround yourself in a belief of what is possible for you.   Watch what happens - it is AMAZING.

Surround yourself in a belief of what is possible for you. Watch what happens - it is AMAZING.

Jan 22 – Nurture your belief in your ability to achieve your goals. Attract others into your life who believe in you as well. When you encounter those who don’t believe you can achieve your goals, recognize they are only sharing they don’t have the ability to achieve your goals.


Michelle LaBrosse, CCPM, PMP, PMI-ACP

When I was 25 years old and starting my first company, I wanted to create a three-day training program to teach people how to develop realistic environmental tests on their electronics. I was just leaving the Air Force and had been working in this area in my last assignment. I knew there was a tremendous need for this knowledge. I had a neighbor who was in corporate training so I sought her out for advice. She said to me, “Oh dear, you can’t do that – do you have any idea how hard that is?”

I was thoroughly disheartened. I had such respect for her and her capabilities and I thought she must be right. Luckily, I had an incredible mentor in a retired Navy civil servant who had spent his entire career measuring the environmental conditions all over the world. He saw in me the ability to continue his life’s work and wanted to see me be successful. When I shared what my neighbor had told me, he was incredulous. The vitriol that spewed from this gentleman’s mouth was music to my ears and had a lasting impact on me. He said, “That #$&%^ has no idea what you’re capable of. Maybe she can’t create a three-day course on this topic. You, though, have enough capability to create this and many other courses. And you can probably do most of it in the first two hours of the day.” With a mentor like that, I went on to move mountains in my business pursuits.

If you don’t have someone like this in your life, become someone like this in someone else’s life. Your encouraging words can help create an amazing reality. If you’d like to learn how to better bring out the best in others (and yourself), check out our Cheetah Certified Project Manager (CCPM) program at www.cheetahcertifiedpm.com

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