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Goals for 2009

I don’t do resolutions - they’re cliché, overdone, and rarely stick.  However, I’m a believer in setting goals and periodic progress points, and making goals public is proven to increase the chance of success.  I blogged a couple of months back that I was committed to sharpen my skills and increase my participation in the SQL Server community, and so far I’m doing fairly well at sticking with it.

There were a couple of items I didn’t address in my previous set of goals, so here goes:

-- Average twenty forum posts each week.  I’ve skimped on forum participation recently and need to get back in the groove here.
-- Have lunch or drinks with 12 new people.  By “new people”, I mean folks that I have either met this year, or people who I was already acquainted with but had not yet dined with.
-- Earn the MCITP certification in SQL Server Business Intelligence.

As an update, I’ve already booked one of the three speaking engagements on my November list – I’ll be presenting at SQL Saturday in Tampa in a couple of weeks.  I’m a little late on my article for SQL Server Central, but I’m ahead of schedule for my JumpstartTV videos – I’ve already submitted four of them.  I’ll continue to present progress updates.

Tim Mitchell

Tim Mitchell is a business intelligence consultant, author, trainer, and Microsoft Data Platform MVP with over thirteen years of data management experience. He is the founder and principal of Tyleris Data Solutions.

Tim has spoken at international and local events including the SQL PASS Summit, SQLBits, SQL Connections, along with dozens of tech fests, code camps, and SQL Saturday events. He is coauthor of the book SSIS Design Patterns, and is a contributing author on MVP Deep Dives 2.

You can visit his website and blog at TimMitchell.net or follow him on Twitter at @Tim_Mitchell.


Posted by Dugi on 11 January 2009

Enough engagement Tim for you, so I wanted to ask you will you in PASS EU in Germany! 22-24 April 2009!

Posted by Steve Jones on 12 January 2009

Post these on your wall, or set a monthly reminder in Outlook and see how you do.

Let us know how things go and I've be interested to hear how the progress is going, especially with #2.

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