Project Managers are Overachievers: Here’s Help!

July 28, 2015

Are you an overachiever?

When I started learning about project management, for once in my life I started finishing things.  Projects were being completed!  Project management provided me with a system to get what I needed done, done.

The downside of this newfound superpower was that I started to confidently embrace projects with wild abandon.  Quickly I realized that I had taken on too much work.

Even after realizing I had too much to do, today I’m a VP for our family business, blogger, author, podcaster, and the husband and father of three.

I confess.  I’m an overachiever.

I’m also pretty confident that this is a common trait to most of us in the Project Management profession.

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Jen Gresham

In today’s episode of the Project Management for the Masses Podcast I enlisted the help of Jen Gresham.

Jen is a PhD scientist turned writer and coach. She helps overachievers find the clarity and courage they need to design a life they love–whether that means defining success for themselves, changing careers, or simply finding the courage to live life on their own terms.

She is the founder of the No Regrets Career Academy and the author of the popular blog Everyday Bright.

Listen to my conversation with Jen Gresham by pressing the “play” button above this post.

Amazing Offer by CareerAcademy

Today’s episode is sponsored by my friends at CareerAcademy and their absolutely AMAZING Project Management Certification Training Bundle, especially created for the PM for the Masses community.


CareerAcademy is a global leader in on-demand training solutions for IT and business professionals.  For the PM for the Masses community, they put together a training/certification bundle tailor made for us.

The value is UNBELIEVABLE:

  • Users can earn up to 180 PDUs / Contact Hours
  • US$99 for 12 months access ($995 value)
  • On-demand training, may be accessed at any time
  • Comes with review quizzes
  • Printable courseware (workbooks)
  • Certificates of Completion provided for proof of successful completion of course
  • PMI REP recognized
  • Taught by highly certified, expert instructors
  • This bundle is for people that are new to the Project Management field or need to maintain their certifications
  • Certifications covered with this training: PMP, PMI-ACP, CAPM, & PMI-RMP

Here’s a breakdown of all that is included in the US$99 PM for the Masses Package:

Course Title Course Duration PDU/Contact Hours
Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) Exam Prep 5:48:04 21
Executive Strategy & Management (ESM01) 1:50:02 14
Introduction to Project Management (PM101) 6:11:50 21
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Exam Prep 6:49:25 21
PMP 2013 Exam Prep (PMP01) 7:09:52 21
Quality Management (PQM01) 2:19:55 7
Risk Management Professional (RMP) Exam Prep 3:33:11 14
Schedule & Cost Control (SCHCC) 2:13:22 14
Scope & Requirements (REQ02) 3:14:19 21
SCRUM Immersion 4:38:32 14
Managing Project Teams 2:12:35 4
Project Management Skills for Non Project Managers 2:18:40 4
Strategic Planning Skills 2:01:42 4
Microsoft Office 2003 Project 5:56:27
Microsoft Office 2007 Project L1 3:10:43
Microsoft Office 2007 Project L2 2:49:01
Microsoft Office 2010 Project (Advanced) 3:04:00
Microsoft Office 2010 Project (Basic) 3:06:50
Microsoft Office Project 2013: Part 1 3:36:19
Microsoft Office Project 2013: Part 2 3:47:20
TOTAL 73:42:09 180

I hope you take advantage of this offer that was custom made for us.  Whether you are someone starting the PM path looking for a few certifications or a certified PM looking for PDUs, this is a no-brainer (did I mention it is only US$99?).

The link to access this special offer is

Update On My Book: Project Management for You

3DI’d like to give you a quick update on my book, Project Management for You

As I publish this episode I am holding in my hands the second proof copy that I received from the printer yesterday.

There are just a few minor corrections to be made.  It looks pretty good! I believe before the end of this week I’ll be able to give them the go ahead to print the book, which I should receive a few weeks thereafter.

I’m very excited!

If you’d like to guarantee a fresh copy off the first print, be sure to preorder the book here.