David Liu’s note: I’m honored to be your role model and very happy to hear that weren’t content just settling for DEV401. My best advice for you is to realize that time is one of your greatest assets – make sure to maximize your learning every day and you’ll find that the return is ever compounding. I believe you will one day hit your goal of architect, and I encourage you to shoot even higher and try to influence others to succeed too. This success story is a great start! You have a bright future, carry on the “David” legacy!
I have been preparing myself so that I too can tell my story. It’s been a tough journey for me, but I managed to overcome all of it through determination and hard work. I don’t know how I can thank you for waking up the passion inside me, but hopefully a sincere ‘Thank you’ will suffice.
This Salesforce madness started a year ago the moment I stepped inside Cloud Sherpas as an intern. Never I imagine myself that this decision that I made will make a huge change in my whole career. I was once telling myself that I will become like you and all those great tech guys someday.
A couple of months after finishing my internship and graduating from college, I become an official Salesforce developer employee of the company (that was last June 2015).
I have started browsing online on how I can possibly crack my first Salesforce certification which is DEV401. In the same month, I passed my first cert exam. By July, I’ve found your blog (SFDC99) which motivates me and encourage me that DEV401 is not the end but just the beginning.
Then I started visiting your site/blog from that day up to now where I can read lots of motivating stories like the stories of Mayank, Adam Olshansky, Joshua, Ren, Jeremiah and many more. So I told myself to set a goal and get it over with. And so I did.
Right now I’m a 7x Salesforce certified but this is not yet the end. I really want to become a Salesforce Technical Architect and hopefully I can be an architect in the near future. I’m turning 21 this April, this will be the beginning of my real life. And besides, we share the same name so I would be glad to follow your steps and be my role model.
I will look forward in meeting you someday. May God bless you continually as you inspire lots of people to pursue their impossible dreams. God is always good.
I give you my highest regard. All the best.
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