Why Can't You Get Anything Done? The Know-Do Gap for Artists.

The knowing-doing gap was popularized by Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert Sutton. The knowing-doing gap is essentially: You know what you have to do. But, the doing doesn’t happen. Therefore, the results don’t happen.

Below are a few examples of how the know-do gap can show up in your life:

  • I KNOW I have to start that essay my professor assigned us at the beginning of the semester, but I DO it two days before it’s due.

  • I KNOW I should be getting medical help for this reoccurring problem, but only until I start coughing up blood is when I DO it (this example is a bit extreme, but you get my drift).

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Biggest Blogging Mistake: Waiting too long to start an email list

Biggest Blogging Mistake: Waiting too long to start an email list

On Monday, January 22nd I sent out my first newsletter to 2 subscribers. Why? Because I continued to come across the message "start an email list" from multiple successful bloggers. That combined with the Rule of 7: Essentially, 'the rule of 7' is a marketing principle that states that your prospects need to come across your offer at least 7 times before they really notice your offer and start to take action. - via thebalance.com

When I started this email list, I wanted to start with WHY.
Building a Storybrand offers a great article that asks a few questions, my answers are in this article.

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Quadrant 2 Activities for Bloggers

Quadrant 2 Activities for Bloggers

Feeling a little lost? Maybe just a tad bit stuck? Do you need ideas on what to do next?

Quadrant 2 deals with areas of planning for things that are important, but are not urgent. Activities in this quadrant are for personal and professional development where you focus on your long-term goals. Generally, they are action items that people procrastinate on.

I have a list of activities that you can add to your to-do list.

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What kind of time-management person are you? Busy or Productive?

What kind of time-management person are you? Busy or Productive?

What does a busy version of Fonna look like?

  • Talk about how busy I am

  • Having a long to-do list that doesn't align with my strategic goals

  • Spending time clearing my emails (yes, even the newsletters)

  • Multitasking inefficiently

  • Taking a meeting that could've been an email

  • Getting stuck and drowning in details (there's a big difference in being detail-oriented)

  • Saying yes to TONS of projects and stretching myself thin

  • Attempting to do everything myself

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RACI Chart - The Basics

RACI Chart - The Basics

Some project managers use RACI charts because we are consistently reminded that: 

57 percent of projects fail due to breakdown in communications

[source: IT Cortex]

No PM wants to lead a failed project. So to each their own when using a RACI chart. 

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Are you an elite leader? 7 traits identified by Sam Walker, author of The Captain Class

Are you an elite leader? 7 traits identified by Sam Walker, author of The Captain Class

I want to take a moment to recognize some people in my network who are part of The Captain Class, including: Allie Harvey from ArtReach | Jason Demata from RISE | Eirene, Artist/Creative | Karen Emerson from Children's Peace Theatre | Fiona Scott, Research and Evaluation Consultant

I see you and appreciate all of the hard work you continue to do for the community.

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Why are you wasting your time? The 80/20 Rule

Why are you wasting your time? The 80/20 Rule

I have 87 apps in my phone but I use the same 12 most frequently (which is only 13.7%, not even 20%)

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40+ Quotes from How to be a Bawse: a guide to conquering life by Lilly Singh

40+ Quotes from How to be a Bawse: a guide to conquering life by Lilly Singh

One of the most identifiable qualities of a Bawse is their energy. Something about them stands out and leaves a lasting impression on people. They are not easily overlooked and forgotten.

- Lilly Singh, How to be a bawse, p. 216

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5 Steps to Overcome Impostor Syndrome

5 Steps to Overcome Impostor Syndrome

“It’s not bragging if you can back it up,” I whisper to myself in the shower every morning. That is my favorite Muhammad Ali quote. If you ask me, Ali invented modern-day swagger.” 
― Shonda Rhimes, Year of Yes

Below are 5 ways I've dealt with imposter syndrome:

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