24th May 2015, the day I returned from my last trip to Hyderabad. I enter the room in the morning and the first thing that Mr. AB talks about is express entry. Actually, it might have been the second thing he mentioned. The first thing was the Malaysia fuck up that they did.
Anyway, by the end of that day, I decided I wanted to apply for Canadian PR and from the next day, I had started my planning for the process. Now, 3 months later, I have completed that process and am currently staring at potentially a 6 month wait before the invite comes. The last 3 months have been very eventful but what had to be done is done now so what do I do from here on out?
I had planned to do the GG certification. That I completed this week. I was planning to do the OCA but I think I will do it after moving to Hyderabad. I have nothing else planned for the days to come. Nothing to do in the office when I have free time and nothing to do at home when I come back from office. I can’t afford to waste my time so I need to think about what I want to do for the next few months.
The Marathon, the Hyderabad move and the OCA are 3 side tracks that are going on right now. Each will take its course and is not something that will occupy a lot of my time or effort. I need a main track to base my life on. I think its time I start focusing on scaling up. Not the gentle effortless scale up that has happened over the last few months. The scale up that I have in mind will need quite a lot of effort and dedication and I think I am in the right place at the right time to do what has to be done.
Scaling up from SSC is difficult to do. Planning is not possible and a lot of things happen ad-hoc so this effort will require quite a lot of focus. I think I can keep 2 themes for every week and base my effort of those themes. I will need to work on my documentation and start collecting IP. So action plan for the next 6 months:
- 2 themes every week. Do a lot of testing in the office and after coming home. While working morning shifts, try to pass SR’s by 12:00 and spend the rest of the day doing tests.
- No sleep after coming home. Change of dress and straight out to the gym.
- Relax time after return from Gym. Then try to do more documentation.
- Collect IP, IP and more IP on the themes of the week.
I should start to get the hang of it by the end of the week. I will have a break next week but once I return from Hyderabad, I think I will have another week to follow the same routine. Then will come the Malaysia trip that I am really looking forward to.
The Sunday posts will be a good place to log the progress and I think I can do a review in November on how this has progressed. By then, hopefully I will have settled down in Hyderabad and will have started a good routine.