Far from a new or novel sentiment, you should be focused on seeking education, skills, and knowledge instead of blindly accumulating certifications.
There are some really valuable and worthwhile certifications. But they’re valuable because of the knowledge you get from them.
You probably want to be very selective in your certifications early in your career because they’re expensive. It’s often easier to accumulate a ton of knowledge by reading books and doing a deep dive into the mountain of free articles and videos created by industry leaders. When you find something truly worthwhile then invest in a certification that gives you valuable skills.
It’s also worth noting how certain certifications come with a tribal way of thinking. Be careful about blindly seeing a certification and it’s philosophy as “the only way” and having your mind closed to broader philosophies and knowledge.
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It might sound childish or naive but I’m always trying to look for the positive and bright side of everything🌈🌻!⠀
I don’t like to be around negative people, I try to surround myself with positive people and project that to others .⠀
I don’t want by my side people that bring negativity or bad vibes into my life🙅🏻♀️.⠀
Obviously, there are some days where I’m not like that 📉, and even for me, it’s hard to look for the bright side of some things, life isn’t always a great and glittery path, and we have to accept that.⠀
But even in those bad and shitty days, there is always something good. Look for it🔎!⠀
🌈 Practice gratitude.⠀
🌈 Appreciate everything.⠀
🌈 Smile (it makes a huge difference).⠀
🌈 Cultivate acceptance.⠀
Positivity is something that you have to practice EVERY DAY!⠀
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”🌷⠀
And you? Do you consider yourself a positive person?👇🏼🧡⠀
Another double- 4.5 #mileswithmax then #strengthtraining 💪🏻 Oh dear. I was so sore after Monday 🤣 Just a good reminder that I need to be doing this. I listened to the @foryour.run podcast episode with @goodrunning26.2 and a fun topic came up- “secret marathons.” Basically this is an unannounced on your social media race or maybe even not announced to any one in real life either. I took on a secret marathon at @philly_marathon in 2017 after a poor result at @chimarathon that year. The weather that year was similar to this year and I crashed and burned. Philly was my redemption race. I love sharing my running on Instagram. It is wonderful to have an amazing community of people behind you. But yes, sometimes it adds pressure to a situation. I think we all strive to use social media in ways that serve us best, but sometimes it helps to pull back or not share everything. Finding the right balance is something I’ve had to learn over time. You do you and what’s best for you! Similarly I’ve been having some conversations with coaching friends about how our best intentions of supporting friends can sometimes lead to dangerous or destructive behaviors. At the end of the day I just want my friends to be happy in their running and life, but also healthy. I hope that social media isn’t glorifying making bad decisions that could affect someone’s long term health because they are being “tough” in a situation. Just some things that have come up that I wanted to share. So the question of the day is, have you ever run a “secret marathon” or race?! Give me the deets!