5 Must-Have Traits of Intrapreneurs

5 Must-Have Traits of Intrapreneurs

I realized I’m not into entrepreneurialism as much.

Thus, there’s a group of people like me who are intrapreneurs.

Definition via investopia:
An intrapreneur is an inside entrepreneur, or an entrepreneur within a large firm, who uses entrepreneurial skills without incurring the risks associated with those activities. Intrapreneurs are usually employees within a company who are assigned to work on a special idea or project, and they are instructed to develop the project like an entrepreneur would. Intrapreneurs usually have the resources and capabilities of the firm at their disposal.

Are you wondering if you are an intrapreneur? Below are five skills/traits that help identify intrapreneurs.

You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero- Book Summary

You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero- Book Summary

Jen makes me want to get my rear in gear and stop thinking with a brokeness mindset, and instead shift the way I think about money with a mindset of abundance and possibility.

My biggest lessons after reading the book:

  • Understand and use the Law of Attraction

  • “You have to want your dreams more than you want your drama.”

  • Have two chequing accounts

  • Yes, new friends.

I recommend this book for people who feel stuck with cashflow, for people who claim their are broke all the time, for people who need some help with their thought process around their finances.

You Are The Average of the 5 People You Spend the Most Time With

You Are The Average of the 5 People You Spend the Most Time With

Think about your friend circle.
Now, think about their traits:

  • How do they treat people?

  • How do they measure success?

  • How do you feel after spending time with them?

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).

Why Do I Blog?

Why Do I Blog?

**Psssst**
[Whispers]
The secret is because I'm selfish.

Read more in the article.

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.

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.

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

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. 

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.