Get Ready for 2012 with Cheetah Learning’s Free ‘Believe In Yourself’ Worksheet

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As Dorothy sang in “The Wiz”: “Believe in yourself right from the start. Believe in the magic that’s inside your heart.” A free worksheet from Cheetah Learning ( titled “Believe In Yourself” helps business professionals do exactly that as they prepare for the challenges of 2012.

A decade ago Tom Brady led the New England Patriots to their first Super Bowl win. It should be noted that Brady had been the 199th pick in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL draft and that in his first year as a professional he was the fourth quarterback on a four-man roster, hardly an endorsement of his capabilities.

But Brady believed in himself because he had a solid estimation of his skills and talents.

According to the Project Management Professionals (PMPs) at Cheetah Learning ( believing in yourself begins with taking inventory of what you’ve accomplished and evaluating that inventory empirically and objectively.

The result: An understated confidence and a relaxed concentration that naturally comes across to others.

In a recent documentary, Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft shared this story: “This skinny, beanpole of a young man walked over to me and said, ‘Hi, Mr. Kraft. I wanna introduce myself. I'm Tom Brady.’ I said, ‘I know who you are. You're our sixth-round draft choice.’ And I’ll always remember, he looked at me like a laser, eye-to-eye, and he said, 'That's right, and I'm the best decision this organization has ever made’.”

Brady went on to become the only quarterback to start and win three Super Bowls before his 28th birthday.

“Believing in yourself begins with taking inventory of what you’ve accomplished and looking at those accomplishments and the people who are connected to them,” said Michelle LaBrosse, CEO and founder of Cheetah Learning, adding that “You can turn any bad situation into a good one, to put you back out leading the pack. Cheetah Learning can help.”

LaBrosse should know: As a single mother of two, she believed in herself enough to start Cheetah Learning from scratch and grow it into a multi-million dollar power house in the Project Management education field, a competitive arena with 1,600 providers who are registered with the Project Management Institute (PMI).

PMI recognized what LaBrosse and Cheetah exemplified, selecting her as one of the 25 Most Influential Women in Project Management in the World; and, in October 2008, recognizing her company as Professional Development Provider of the Year for the significant contribution it made with its accelerated approach to teaching and doing project management.

To help encourage others to follow her lead, LaBrosse recently shared a link to the “Believe In Yourself” worksheet, which can be found at by clicking on the headline: “40 PDUs for $400 – Believe in Yourself Today!” The worksheet is an easy-to-use tool for helping professionals prepare themselves mentally for the New Year ahead.

In addition to the blog, LaBrosse offers timely insights regarding “The Cheetah Way,” Project Management done correctly, at – a compilation of current and archived “Know How Network” columns. Plus, she is the author of “Cheetah Negotiations,” “Cheetah Project Management” and “Cheetah Know How,” all of which are available at

Cheetah also offers a variety of Tips, Tools and Deals that can be accessed by filling out the online form at Offerings include the PMP Exam Prep SmartStart Guide, PMP Practice Exam, 2 PDU Skills Assessment Course, and the Getting Started with PM Guide, along with “great deals” on Professional Development Units (PDUs).

“Believe In Yourself” is part of the effort by the PMPs at Cheetah Learning to “Reduce Workplace Conflict.” The worksheet helps individuals answer what is perhaps the most important question of all: “If you don’t believe in yourself, how will anyone else?”

For more information about Cheetah Learning and its various training opportunities, call toll free in the U.S. at (888) 659-2013. Outside the U.S., call (602) 220-1263.

ABOUT: Cheetah Learning is a Project Management Institute Registered Education Provider and is International Association of Continuing Education and Training Certified. Cheetah was awarded the Project Management Institute Professional Development Provider of the Year for 2008 for the significant contribution it made to the field of project management with its accelerated approach to teaching and doing project management.

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