Admin like a Consultant

It’s been six months since I made the leap from admin to consultant. Though I’ve been absent from the Accidental Admins, I haven’t forgotten my admin roots.  I often long for the days when I had a closer connection to my users, better familiarity with the business, and saw the longer-term impact of my changes. READ MORE

Be a Multiplier

Think about how you got your start in Salesforce. I’m sure there was someone who had your back, encouraging you every step of the way. They were a Multiplier, willing to teach and reach others. For me, the Be A Multiplier concept has really taken a focus as I’m starting to look for a new job. I’d READ MORE

Alternate Endings

At Dreamforce, certifications are 50% off, so its a great time to study up & take an exam.  Taking advantage of this discount, Becky & I both attempted the Advanced Administrator Certification at Dreamforce, but with different outcomes.  We wanted to share our unique experiences and provide a view into our mindsets both before & READ MORE

Hello & Goodbye

In Summer 2015 I was the director of healthcare foundation and default Salesforce Admin for our organization, which led to me getting an invite to a Non-Profit event with Salesforce.org AE Toby Quaranta.  I was sitting next to Kristi Dellinger and as the meeting progressed I asked if there was a group like the Google READ MORE

Preparing for the Big Show

Have you seen Melissa McCarthy’s cringe-worthy portrayal of glossophobia (the fear of public speaking)?  She sweats it up and passes right on out as she prepares to give a speech on a topic she’s truly passionate about, archaeology.  The scene is so tough to watch that I, too, started sweating just watching it. So, how READ MORE

Swamped

All of us at the Accidental Admins realized that we had been hit with life at about the same time. Since I got sick back in April, I have been struggling to get back to my base line. I’ve had more “mito crashes” which means I have to figure out how to adjust my life READ MORE

Out of Order.

If you have been following the Accidental Admins blog and/or our Twitter feed, you’ll have noticed that since the end of May I’ve largely been silent. Honestly…I am struggling with burn out. I have lost all sense of work-life balance and am leaning towards this horrible practice known as ‘work life integration.’ As a practice READ MORE