#001 Why I Struggled When I Took the PMP

 

There were 3 Secrets that helped me to prepare for the PMP Exam. If I hadn’t utilized these tricks then I’m honestly not sure what I would’ve done, I was under a time crunch and had no idea how I was going to make the deadline my potential employer gave to me.

 

It’s times like these that you really wonder why you are doing this and you ask yourself the question that is on all of our minds, especailly when we’re spending hundreds of dollars for a piece of paper.

If you don’t know the question I’m referring to it’s “Why am I doing this?”

 

I have sadly lost a lot of clients to this question, the reason being though is they didn’t have that strong enough foundation. We’ll get into that later but right now I want to share with you something I wish I knew all those years ago:

The PMP is THAT easy, there’s just those three simple steps you need to do in order to gain success.

 

Don’t believe me?

 

Well it has not only worked for me but these three secrets to pass the PMP (stopping the cram study, finding connections, and working it out like a REAL project) have helped me to also get dozens of other people to pass the very test you could be struggling with.

 

I didn’t get to finding this because I’m some genius or had planned out how I was going to rework the PMP Exam. I really found these strategies on accident and am thankful I found them all the same.

 

Would’ve been a much better story the other way around though, huh? You get what you get I guess.

 

The PMP for me though was INCREDIBLY BORING, I think they sprayed those things with chloroform  before they ship it off to you. I remember listening to some of those videos and honestly being more confused after I watched one of the 20 hours of videos they sent me.

 

My wife told me though to use my “fix it” brain, though I tended to fix a lot of things she thought weren’t broken befoe, and work my way through it. 

 

After hours on hours of identifying the reason the authors mentioned the terms and definitions, I began to see something that allowed me to pass the PMP and coach others to become a Project Manager Professional themselves. What did I see then?  CONNECTIONS

 

I began to understand the reason that certain projects were handled the way the PMBOK explained it, after ripping mine up. Honestly, I had to rip up my PMBOK book to understand it.

 

I didn’t have enough time to take it the way everyone else was, failure wasn’t an option.

 

The best way I saw these connections in this exam was to think about each problem on the test and answer it like it was a real problem. I took the exam like I was trying to find the solution to a real life problem with the tools and schematics in my hands. These questions began to take over my life until I was honestly seeing the PMP in my dreams.

 

Then that final day came…

 

Exam day…

I can still to remember sitting down and getting, well, smacked around by the first few questions. I was starting to get more and more nervous the more time passed in that proctor room until everything started to click.

 

I thought of each problem like I studied and saw each problem as a situation with a flow to solve until 3 hours and 56 minutes later I turned in the exam

 

When I got my score back…

 

I had scored above target!!

 

This gave me a huge sense of accomplishment, I was truly the husband and father that I had always wanted to be. I was able to make enough money to provide the life my family deserved and spend the time with them that I wanted to.

 

Now…

 

It’s time to ask yourself, why are you taking this exam?

 

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