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Episode 70: Setting Goals To Pass the CSE [Podcast]

2020-02-07T16:27:41-08:00January 29th, 2014|Categories: Encouragement|

You've put it off long enough! It's time to get serious and create goals to help you pass the California Supplemental Exam. Yes, You! Podcast Episode 070. In this episode, I discuss how you can set concrete goals to pass the CSE. It's time you get motivated and take the Exam! Click to Listen [...]

Success Story: The Surest Way To Fail Is To Quit

2020-02-07T16:28:29-08:00October 29th, 2013|Categories: Success Stories|

"Always read the question at least twice. Several times I had to fight through the feeling that I should just hit the end button and go round again in six months. DO NOT GIVE IN. The surest way to fail is to quit."   This was my fourth attempt at the exam, the first two being oral, [...]

Amazing Resource to Help You in Studying the Building Code

2020-02-07T16:30:24-08:00September 20th, 2013|Categories: Video Tips|

Let's face it. Reading through the California Building Code is dry and boring. I am going to share with you an amazing resource that will help turn boredom into pure joy! Video Tip 023. Francis Ching's Building Codes Illustrated  is my favorite resource to help you in better understanding the California Building Code, which is based [...]

Where Do You Go For “Me” Time?

2020-02-07T16:31:51-08:00June 6th, 2013|Categories: Video Tips|

Everyone wants our time. Our work, our family, our kids. And the more we give, the more they want. It's time to save some time for "Me." Video Tip 021. Learning to take time out for ourselves is often easily overlooked these days, especially with so many things seeking attention for our time. From work and [...]

Success Story: Hard Work and Determination Does Indeed Pay Off

2020-02-07T16:32:44-08:00May 21st, 2013|Categories: Success Stories|

"What am I getting myself into?”  That’s exactly what I should have been thinking when I look back at all the hard work and setbacks it took me to get my architectural license.   It was roughly eight years ago that I remember taking a trip to Hawaii and wondering what I was going to do [...]

Anger or Acceptance?

2020-02-07T16:33:24-08:00May 10th, 2013|Categories: Video Tips|

The events of the last 48 hours has been frustrating, discouraging, and down right maddening for anyone getting ready to take the California Supplemental Exam. Video Tip 020. The news that many candidates with scheduled exams over the next two months had their dates abruptly cancelled, has angered and frustrated many affected candidates. And rightly so, I might add. [...]

Episode 69: Battle Royale: The CBC vs. the CBSC [Podcast]

2020-02-07T16:37:53-08:00April 19th, 2013|Categories: Category IIA, Podcast|

A battle between giants! The California Building Code goes head to head with the California Building Standards Code. The fans are on their feet. Who shall prevail? Podcast Episode 069. In this episode, I put the California Building Code and the California Building Standards Code head to head in a battle royale to see who will come [...]

I’m Sorry, but the Testing Center Cannot Provide You With Your Score

2020-02-07T16:40:41-08:00April 16th, 2013|Categories: Success Stories|

This is a new series featuring candidates' experiences with preparing for and taking the California Supplemental Exam. Another proctor came and solved the situation by inserting some codes and… I PASSED!!! I could not hold it anymore and started crying, then the proctor gave me a hug and she started to cry with me. You would [...]

Application and Certificate For Payment, AIA Document G702

2020-02-07T16:41:13-08:00April 14th, 2013|Categories: Video Tips|

Getting paid for services rendered is a tradition that goes back to the beginning of time. In ancient times, it might have been in the form of eggs, beads, salt, incense, jewelry, or shekels. But when it comes to making payments today, cash is king. Video Tip 018. There seems to be a bit of mystery [...]

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