I was a lucky kid, one with a great support system of family and friends who celebrated with me through each success and picked me up and encouraged me through the bumps in the road.
If you are like me, you likely find that as an adult, working toward goals typically feels a little more lonely. So I am here to cheer you on.
If you’re reading this blog, you’ve probably already started earning your CEBS or you’re seriously considering enrolling in your first course. And to that, I say “you are awesome”! Not only are you holding your own, but you are looking to take it to the next level.
Family. Friends. Work. Home. Some days you may feel it is a lot, but the majority of days you handle it like no one else. When you add professional development courses to your to-do list, it’s normal to get a little discouraged at times, but don’t lose hope in yourself.
Be proud of working to gain the knowledge you need to move ahead. Feel empowered by the fact that you are actively working on your future success. And smile as you think about how you’ll feel as you celebrate reaching your CEBS goal.
Feels pretty good to take a step back and realize the great strides you are making, right?
Don’t stop now, keep moving—
- Tackle that next exam—Schedule your exam date and build a study schedule so you are well-prepared.
- Sign up for a course—Jump right into the next course and move a step closer to your CEBS.
- Try summer online classes—10 weeks with an expert instructor and support from your peers! Bring on that next exam. (U.S. classes start this week, Canada classes next week, so jump right in!)
And don’t forget that there are a lot of us right there with you who form a great network for questions, support and advice. Check out the CEBS Facebook, Twitter (#CEBSProgram #awesome) and LinkedIn pages. You’ll be happy to hear the advice and encouragement your peers have to offer, because your CEBS connections are awesome, just like you.