Happy New Year 2014!  Start Your PDP Today!

Happy New Year everyone!  With 2013 behind us and today the first day of 2014, it’s time to review how last year went and make some plans for the new year.  And what better way to make some plans and set some goals than to start creating your Professional Development Plan for 2014 today!

A Professional Development Plan is a great way to set a series of professional goals for yourself (such as attaining new skills and certifications) as well as tracking your progress over the year (such as attending user group meetings and training events).  Without tracking as you go, it’s pretty easy to forget what progress you’ve made, lose focus, or just let things slide in general.  So, get started today!

2013 was a great year — I attended a ton of user group meetings, SQL Saturdays, and other training events.  I attended my first PASS Summit and attained my first Microsoft SQL Server certification.  Not to mention, I learned a ton of new tips and tricks and developed some great reports and dashboards along the way.  Here’s to hoping 2014 is an even better and more productive year!