As a ServiceNow platform nerd and enthusiast, I’ve been really proud to have been accepted into the ServiceNow MVP cohort for the past 3 years. The program is continuing to evolve, with a recent announcement that the program is being relaunched.
I wanted to share my story of how I got there. It all started with applying to speak at the 2016 ServiceNow CreatorCon conference, to which I was accepted. The call for content next year has just closed, but there will be another opportunity when the general sessions call for content opens.
At the conference party, I met Steven Bell who was wearing a ServiceNow MVP shirt. I recognised him from the ServiceNow community and had a chat. I was inspired and made it a goal of mine to one day be wearing that t-shirt.
It took 4 years of blog posts, local user group presentations, content sharing and further knowledge presentations to make the cut, joining the 2020 Community MPV cohort. Along the way I realised it was the journey, not the destination, that was most fulfilling. I have grown massively as a professional during that time.
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now”
With the relaunch of the program, there has never been a better time to start the journey. Like a tree growing to the sky, it won’t happen overnight – it probably won’t happen for a few years. I sowed the seeds 7 years ago, and have risen from being a junior developer to a industry recognised MVP, running my own blog, and maintaining a ServiceNow project which is one of the top 10 most downloaded on the Share Portal. While I planted the seeds long ago – if you haven’t started your journey as a content creator or contributor yet – the second best time to start is NOW!
For more details, check out the new MVP Community Program!