High Performing Business – Learning – Being Wrong

Michelle LaBrosse, CCPM, PMP, PMI-ACP, RYT

I reached out to Cheetah’s PMP coaches on what they have learned most about coaching our students to become PMP certified.  Our Cheetah Exam Prep Coach, Ray Strano, PMP had this to say:

Erma Bombeck was an American humorist who published 15 books from the mid-1960s until the late 1990s, most of which became bestsellers.  During an interview, I recall the moderator asking her, “So, do you like to write?”  “No!”, she said emphatically, “but I do like to have written.”  The same could be said about learning.

As a Cheetah Exam Prep coach, I’ve seen the excitement people express having learned new and effective test taking technique or bits of knowledge.  Yet, most seem to dread the learning process.  Learning, by its very nature, can be frustrating and demoralizing as we attempt something we’ve never done or don’t know how to do. Learning is about being confused, not understanding, making mistakes and being wrong.  And who among us likes to be wrong?

So why prolong the agony?  Let’s get to our goal as quickly as possible.  The accelerated learning techniques used in the Cheetah Learning prep class gets you there at Cheetah speed.  Is it frustrating?  Can be.  Is it fun? Well that depends on whether you’re okay with being wrong.  As a married man, that’s something I’m still working on.

Ha ha ha – thanks Ray!!!!

About Ray

Ray knows a thing or two about being "wrong" - he's been married for decades.

Ray knows a thing or two about being “wrong” – he’s been married for decades.

Ray joined Cheetah Learning after a 25 year tenure at Verizon. Ray is a Master Trainer and certified to facilitate the Cheetah Exam Prep for the PMP Exam and CAPM Exam Prep courses, as well as the exam prep course for the PMI-ACP certification. Ray’s background at Verizon included deployment of WAN, LAN, and desktop products and professional services for the 2000 Republican National Convention, being the Senior Program Manager with Verizon for the City of Philadelphia, and, in addition, working with Fortune 1000 clients. Ray holds a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. Ray obtained his PMP certification (PMP#39252) in 2000, his PMI-ACP in 2013 and his CCPM in 2014. He lives in the western suburbs of Philadelphia with his wife. His PMP Number is 39252.

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