Lego, Salesforce and a den of Tigers!

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I am privileged to be an assistant den leader for my local Boy Scout Pack (shout out, Mt. Baker Council!) . My son is a Tiger Cub in Den 2 and I recently gave a talk to the den around the topic of communications.

Tiger Cub!

Too Much Fun!

I volunteered to talk because I have a means of communicating ideas to the masses, which you are reading at this time.

It was a load of fun and I was able to hold their interest for an impressive (IMHO) amount of time even though my blog is just 1’s and 0’s instead of a printing press or antenna.

At the conclusion of my talk, I asked the cubs to pick my next topic. The topics were…interesting, but we finally nailed it down to Lego (Followed by Minecraft! Shocking Topics, I know!).

Honestly, it didn’t make me too sad to talk about Lego because really, there are a few things that I can distinctly identify as being huge influence’s on my life and career, and Lego is one of them.

I had quite a few Lego sets growing up, though nowhere near as much as my kiddos do. I can still remember a few of them, and will sometimes take a trip down memory lane (AKA, Ebay) and lament over selling them. I had some of the original space sets and I can still remember how proud I was when I completed the space shuttle set.

Oh man, how awesome was this set?

That scaffolding almost killed me!

But how can Lego’s be connected to Salesforce? Well, glad you asked! Here are some of the lessons I have learned:

  • To get from Point A to Point B, just follow instructions.
  • Always be (preparing to) improve(ing)
  • Have Fun!

Alright then, EVERYTHING looks AWESOME so let’s expand on this!

  • To get from Point A to Point B, just follow instructions.

READ the MANUAL! Salesforce has some CRAZY good instructions and guides that are accessible in a variety of ways. I have found that as long as you read the given guides you should be OK!

  • Always be (preparing to) improve(ing)
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You will STICK (ha) to your requirements docs!

Things are going to change! I am one of those types that don’t get bothered by my Lego sets breaking. In fact, I am usually thinking about the next thing I can build while I am building. Everything breaks…even if you do manage to kraggle

your sets together, you cannot stop time…eventually the plastic breaks down.

  • Have Fun

I love working in Salesforce, don’t you?

Oh Yeah!

Ready for Casual Friday!

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