This last month I have been wondering what I should be doing with my career and what direction I should take. I have been struggling with going into management or pursuing a security cert direction [CISSP]. Part of my problem is that my company is not really into paying for Boot Camps or the week long training courses with the certification test at the end.
As I have been going through this process I started listening to Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk. In this book he focuses on pursuing what you love and doing that one thing. I took the initiative and started to write down the things that I love to do. One of those things is my religion which I dedicated to … the other is my job and hobby. Computers! So, I started to write about the things that I like about computers and what drives me and what things I really like about computers.
While these things were rolling around in my head; I remembered that my boss told me he didn’t want to lose me since I am his resident Apple expert … then it hit me, Apple Certifications. The group I am working for right now will create a need for more Apple hardware and those who know how to use and monitor and SysAdmin those machines.
Thanks Gary for getting me to think about what I am doing and where I need to move my career.