For my project, Flynaut never met a delivery date – NEVER. My project had a completion date of April 30, 2018. The dates they provided in my agreement were unachievable with the number of resources assigned to my project as that information was none of my business according to Flynaut management. I was understanding because I know the project lifecycle isn’t always smooth but there was no progress. Flynaut took no action on their side to bring on more or even qualified resources to ensure the product would be delivered on time or even at all. I showed Flynaut’s CTO the work that was done and he agreed it was below quality and said he would make the necessary changes to ensure my project was completed on schedule. That was in February.
Thinking about this term I spin in circles like a dog chasing it’s tail. Projects are my passion. I am not sure when this love affair began but it burns inside me. I created a project, PLUS, to share my love for projects with the world.
A project always creates something new. A project allows me to reach into the depths of my mind and create a masterpiece. I usually talk to customers. They are the recipients of my passion. It takes a lot of work to create magic from flames. It’s a full body experience. A project dictates my moves and actions.
When I look at PLUS I say to myself, this was an idea…IN MY HEAD!! The beauty exists in knowing it is possible. It’s what I believe giving birth feels like. Like any other birth, you want to be very careful who DELIVERS your baby. I’m currently involved in a back alley basement birth while getting illegal butt shots project situation so there is hope on the horizon.
I am using this day to catch up on my backlog of managerial tasks. HELP!! I am wearing so many hats right now I don’t take them off anymore, I just stack them so I don’t have to remind anyone of what it is I actually do. Needing a change of scenery, I decided to work out of Cafe + Velo. It’s definitely a place I can focus on my tasks while longing to do something more exciting…it’s still pretty early.
Desperately craving human interaction at the moment. Today’s focus is happiness. Enjoyment of the space I am occupying and the activities I am doing. I’ve never held a job I actually wanted until now. I wake up bright and early for my 8am meetings because I have passion and a purpose, both were seriously lacking in my previous employment endeavors. I’m moving with an end game and I couldn’t be happier. The days are faster and longer at the same time. Why did it take me so long to pursue being my own boss? Fear. I read somewhere that on the other side of fear is everything I ever wanted…imagine that.
Dinner. Papi’s Cuban. The mojitos alone make it worth it.
Day 6 was pretty low key. Again my focuses were power, success and opulence. It blows my mind that I am actually creating an app. My app is my contribution to the project management world. It is a tried and true method of management that has helped me tremendously in my 13 year career as a project manager and a business analyst. PLUS (which is my app name) is not just functions that project managers and teams perform routinely.
I attended a Product Management workshop at General Assembly in PCM or Ponce City Market for those not in the know. I wanted to verify if I was on track with my project since it is a product but I am not a “product manager” and turns out I am. I am willing it into fruition.
This day is going by so fast. I’ve already accomplished so much today. Updated my white board with today’s focuses. Washed my bed linens. Never knew how relaxing that could be. The heat from the dryers on my back. Have you ever pressed against a dryer? The heat is so soothing. Realized that living with myself has it’s benefits. I do laundry. I get my meals cooked sometimes. I play music as loud as I want. I watch what I please. The only noises I hear are the ones I allow in my space.
I was complimented at the laundry. He said I was beautiful. I gracefully said thank you. Project great energy and push through and you will receive the same in return. I’ve dropped a couple pounds. This is symbolic of not only needing to do laundry more but washing away the negativity and bad thoughts that easily overshadow a great situation.
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When reading a blog, rarely do I care what makes you an expert. I do not research your validity, your background, college, current profession or name. It’s the topic Mr. Anderson…it’s what I Googled. It’s what returned. Where are these people searching for answers on your background on the internet?
It smells. It’s the taste. Your facts sound good, prestigious…I didn’t get past the third word in your bio. Keep it short, keep it factual, shrugs. Make it sound like music to my ears.