Posted by: guinness222 | March 31, 2007

Woo! Woo! Woo!

Damn, I guess I didn’t fry as many brain cells as I thought. I finished another greuling meeting this morning (saturday no less) with Engineers, Attorneys, one of my entire Board of Directors, and little ol’ me and that went very well. Five months of work building to the creation of a very well deserved lawsuit for $4 Million plus with me basically designing, and executing most of the strategy and plans and after an hour and a half with the Board (neat aside this is the very first time I’ve laid eyes on two thirds of the Board of Directors!)and they pulled the trigger. All the ducks are in a row, all the “i”‘s are dotted, the “t”‘s crossed, and we are good to go. I’m looking for at least a $5,000 “Consulting Bonus” on this one. But that was good.
Went out to my office made some notes, checked my mail and all, and heaaded home to relax a bit.
In the mail was this big manila envelope from the Professional Accreditation Group and I wondered what was in that, so I popped it open expecting advertising, but no… was my exam results for the correspondance coursse I just completed the test for the 23rd of March! An 88%, I passed!!!! Wooo! Woooo!
So now I’ve completed enough credits to take the last exam I need to become nationally certified and increase my earning potential by about $10,000 immediately, AND once I pass that test I earn another professional Designation as well from the Accrediting group. Kind of like you Bachelors and Master’s in one fell swoop. I have the necessary four years “experiance” required as well.
This leaves me two more courses before I can apply for “The case Study” a one month super grueling “Mission Impossible” sort of Doctorate in this field of Community Association Management. When you apply they give you a couple of choices of places to go, you pick where you want to go, they give you the name of an Association in that area who has agreed to “host ” you, and you have 30 days to go in there analyze the entire Association, overhaul it from top to bottom (on paper) create the manuals, policies, rules, necessary document changes, etc. and have to turn in your “thesis” by the 30th day. It is then gone over by a Board of Professionals who are compertely familiar with the property, and you have to defend your “Report” and every comma or paragraph in it until they are satisfied. There is no “re-take” , no “corrections” etc. It’s a pass/fail deal and all on your nichel, the travel, the 30 days expenses, everything! You pass you join the ranks of a mere 1600 human beings in this country, you fail,….back to the drawing board and try it all over agoan, if you can afford it!
I think I’ll just relax on my laurels for a couple of years before I try that burrito! Having the equivalent of the “Masters” is enough right now, so I’ll just concentrate on getting more “wisdom” and starting my own Company. (How else am I going to be able to take a whole month off to do this thing??
Right now it’s time for a celebratory couple of pints if Vitamin “G” (Guinness for you non-vitamin lovers 🙂


  1. Mmmm…good ol vitamin G. I miss it. Took me a while in my beer consuming days to really appreciate it’s taste but after I figured that out I loved it.

    Glad your meeting went well and kudos on the test passing!!

  2. Well done on the 88%!

    Happy Easter!

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