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Well I have for sure hit my struggle. Hopefully that is over. I started back up the eighty hours of COD so I am hoping to push through those again. I am not going to rush through though this time as I did before. I need to SLOW down and absorb as much as I can. Not sure why I was in a rush to begin with. Plus I will kind of have to keep the pace slow with real life dictating the way it does. Hopefully though I can use every spare moment I have here at home to watch and study the classes.Â

One thing I think I need to do is come up with multiple goals and stages to help benchmark myself. Try to get to “X” by this date and so forth. I think that will help me from getting scattered all over the place again. All you have to do is read Ethan’s blog to see what work and determination will get you. Need to make sure you just keep the drive alive inside you.

I am hoping to mix up the class on demand material with the workbook II labs as well. Since this is my second time going them I am sure I can handle doing some labs as well ;).

Since I really don’t have the time to get to a five day boot camp I decided to go ahead and add the Internetwork Expert five day class on demand bootcamp to my end to end program. Any vacation time I have until September I am saving for son’s birth (I am nervous all the ultrasounds are wrong and he is a she!) So I can’t even think of doing a bootcamp until October and Internetwork Expert is done with the five day camps after August in the U.S. Hopefully I will be able to attempt and pass the lab by the end of the year and not have to worry about it :D.



4 Responses to ““Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory.” Ghandi”

  1. aragoen_celtdra on May 21st, 2008 12:19 am

    I’m pullin for you, bro! Been a follower of your blog for a few months now and you seem like you have your head on straight.

    Your candidness towards your struggles is what makes you real and grounded. At the same time it shows us, who are just getting started in our journey, that this goal is achievable by anyone, albeit not without a few bumps.

    Good luck and I’ll be following your trek. Also if you don’t mind, I added your page to my blogroll.

    And congrats with the new baby!

  2. Steve on May 21st, 2008 1:42 am

    Amen, brother… I”ll be right there struggling along. Please do post about whatever end-to-end schedule you have for yourself. I’m currently just go through audio material and constructing creative labs in dynamips to expose myself as much as possible.

    What’s the plan for you?

  3. Carl Yost Jr. on May 21st, 2008 12:53 pm

    First part of the plan is going ot get my lab rescheduled… I need to have an end point.

  4. Scott Vermillion on May 22nd, 2008 10:54 am

    Sounds like a solid plan Carl. Glad to read this.

    If it makes you feel any better, I have started reviewing some sections of the CoD myself! This is time-permitting, blended with SP track study and voice research (not to mention earning a living and raising two kids!), so I confess to minimal progress thus far.

    I like your “bootcamp” plan as well. You will likely find this to be a great structure for final preparation. And even though it’s on demand, which I know tortures you at least as much as it does me, it’s somehow not as bad for two reasons:

    1. Psychologically speaking, 40 hours is much less daunting that 80.

    2. By this point, you will be very, very, very focused and willing to suffer any insult to mind and body to scrap out even the tiniest morsel of knowledge or strategy insight.



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