I’ve been a goal-oriented, customer-oriented person during my career but I turned into a goal-oriented person in my personal life too, back in 2008, following advice of people such as Seth Godin or Leo Babauta.

Since then, each year I’ve been living with one or several goals in mind.

Challenges accepted…

Challenge #12: Creating a mobile app for helping with my tennis progress (2017-…) (Ongoing)

  • Since I left 89Bits, I have not done any programming at all. Two years are too years. So I’m planning to release (at least into my Android) an app on 2018.Q1.

Challenge #10: Writing two business books (2015-…) (On hold!)

  • I like my career, and I like writing. So, what would be better than having this two parts of my life together? 30 thousand words will be enough.

Challenge #9: Re-becoming a volunteer (2014 – …) (Ongoing)

  • I’ve volunteered for most part of my adult life. I’ve managed futsal and basketball tournaments, I’ve coordinated IT conferences and I’ve volunteer with handicapped people. Now I’m looking for another cause to volunteer for. Did you know any?

Challenges succeeded!

Challenge #11: Getting a PMP certification (2016-2018)

  • After attending training on 2017.Q4, I passed the certification exam on April 2018, first attempt. 🙂

Challenge #6: Create a video game from scratch, publish it and gain recognition (2011 – 2014)

Challenge #7: Becoming a competitive amateur tennis player (2012 – 2014)

  • I left futsal for good in 2011. Since 2012 I’m practicing for being able to play tennis just as good as to enjoy matches with the best opponents I’ve ever met.
  • I played my first couple of matches in September, 2013, with promising results, and won my first tennis trophy on December 2014. 🙂

Challenge #8: Having on-line presence on project management (2013)

Challenge #4: Writing novels (2010-2012)

  • I’ve always loved writing so when I was told about NaNoWriMo, I didn’t doubt it. Keep working, living and being a social human being while writing a 50K-words-novella during a whole month is not easy, but I’m a proud winner of 2010, 2011 and 2012 NaNoWriMo editions.

Challenge #5: Becoming a regular wikipedia contributor (2010-2011)

  • I usually donate to projects I find useful. But wikimedia foundation is a tale apart. I’d wanted to be part of something so big, so world-changing, so I started correcting and writing articles on several subjects. I’ve been doing so for the last few years in english wikipedia, spanish wikipedia, english, italian and spanish wiktionaries, and wikimedia commons.

Challenge #3: Reading a collection of classic novels (2009-2010)

  • Reading is a powerful tool to understand the world, and classics are always safe bets. So for two years I read 24 classic novels and wrote about them on-line. Tolstoy, Cervantes, Fitzgerald, Hemingway and so on.

Challenge #2: Reading six technical, IT or business books per year and commenting on them on-line (2008-2010)

Challenge #1: Pass Microsoft 70-526 certification (2008)

  • I’ve never had to pass an exam since 2001. And it was too much time. So I take the test after a 64 hour-course… and I succeeded.



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