Do We Know How Scary Flows Are?

Let’s discuss whether flows are scary for new learners this week, fresh after Halloween. Grab your pumpkin spice latte, and follow along: πŸŽƒI recently had a meeting with Salesforce where I invited them to survey my community of new learners to understand the challenges for most folks. During that discussion, I realized, or remembered again, that Salesforce does not know how scary the flow canvas is for most admins.

Late October, I was in Orlando at Florida Dreamin’, taking a break after presenting my session, when an experienced admin approached me. “Is there a Flow for Dummies Book?” they asked. I said there was none, and I proceeded to ask questions to understand the background better. πŸ“šThis person was an experienced admin. However, they defined themselves as not that good with formulas. And they wanted to learn flow really bad and thought flow canvas was very scary for them. Throughout our discussion, I realized how emotionally charged the topic was for them. This was a very stressful situation.

😱I am sure many out there feel the same, but they don’t express it.

There is nothing wrong with expressing distress around learning a new topic. βœ…

I firmly believe that everybody can learn flow to some degree and extend their admin skills. However, depending on your skills, you may never be able to tackle the advanced flows. Or it may take you seemingly forever to master just the record-triggered flows.

Everybody’s learning journey is unique. And that is OK. βœ…

I appreciate this interaction immensely because I clearly remembered the target audience for my Salesforce Break site, my YouTube channel, and my Udemy course. My objective on these sites is to teach the majority how to flow and make the canvas less scary. My challenge is to gradually build your skills at an acceptable pace so that the impostor syndrome does not creep in when you follow along with the curriculum. πŸ§„

This post was originally made to LinkedIn on November 8th, 2022.

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