You caught me! I was lying, I don't deserve it, and other fears from Imposter Syndrome

You caught me! I was lying, I don't deserve it, and other fears from Imposter Syndrome

In my opinion, attending a TEDx event is a signal of success and I felt like I didn't deserve to be in that space - I felt like a fraud.

Psychology calls this impostor syndrome.

50+ Quotes from Unshakeable: your financial freedom playbook by Anthony Robbins and Peter Mallouk

50+ Quotes from Unshakeable: your financial freedom playbook by Anthony Robbins and Peter Mallouk

As a person who has ZERO experience about the stock market, Unshakeable: your financial freedom playbook helped me understand the easiest way to start investing my money safely. I learned about index funds, how much money I was wasting in mutual fund fees, bull/bear markets, and more. I highly recommend beginning investors to pick this book up in your nearest library or book store!

The Most Powerful Investment We Can Ever Make

The Most Powerful Investment We Can Ever Make

February 14, 2017. The day my life really pivoted for the better.

I rose out of bed to a 5AM alarm.  I got ready for the day and finally went to the gym (at this time I haven't entered a gym in over a year). 7AM, the fitness class started and I was ready. 

On Valentines Day I made a commitment to myself without realizing it.

Risk Assessments for Grant Proposals with a Free Template

Risk Assessments for Grant Proposals with a Free Template

There is a local granting body called Ontario Trillium Foundation that requires a risk assessment as a part of their grant applications. In my opinion, they are ahead of the curve with this requirement because it helps the grantee think of all the possible risks that could pop-up along a project.

Here are 4 big steps you can take towards risk management planning.

80+ Quotes from Upgrade: Taking Your Work and Life from Ordinary to Extraordinary by Rana Florida

80+ Quotes from Upgrade: Taking Your Work and Life from Ordinary to Extraordinary by Rana Florida

Instead of developing a real strategy to upgrade and optimize our lives, too many of us just slog through life in a state of “managed dissatisfaction.”

But it’s never too late to envision an entirely different future—or to actively upgrade your life. It’s not about finding more time, money, or resources. Anyone can do it.

This smart and entertaining guide delves deep into each principle, giving you the insights, tools, and inspiration to take your life from ordinary to extraordinary.

#Winning: Accept, Enhance, Share, or Exploit Positive Risks in your Risk Assessment

#Winning: Accept, Enhance, Share, or Exploit Positive Risks in your Risk Assessment

In projects, risks aren't all doom and gloom. They can also fall on the positive side of the spectrum - benefiting you, your organization, your stakeholders, etc. In every risk planning session I host, we always make time to brainstorm positive risks and you should too.

Here are 4 techniques you can implement to benefit from the positive risks.

ArtReach Grant Writing: Workplans Presentation on Slideshare

ArtReach Grant Writing: Workplans Presentation on Slideshare

If you know me, you know that one of my many visions in life is to create a world where artists stop procrastinating. 

In January ArtReach will be doing another Grant Writing 101 workshop, with Paulina O'Kieffe, for their upcoming granting round.

Here's a sneak peek at the slides I will be presenting in January.

How-To Create a Production Timeline for Emerging Filmmakers in Google Spreadsheets in 8.5 Steps

How-To Create a Production Timeline for Emerging Filmmakers in Google Spreadsheets in 8.5 Steps

This mini-tutorial isn't limited to filmmakers, it is for anyone who needs a high-level (or overview) of their project. Regardless of your project, if this is your end goal, check out the step-by-step tutorial

Response Strategies to Negative Risks or Threats: Avoid, Transfer, Mitigate, Accept

Response Strategies to Negative Risks or Threats: Avoid, Transfer, Mitigate, Accept

The Apocalypse. 

Some of us plan for it. Some of us don't.

When running a project, risks can become issues in the blink of an eye and it can feel like the end of the world. This is why it is extremely important to plan ahead. Let's plan together! 

Let's pretend that you are working on a project and already identified your risks, we will move on to the stage of responding to the risks. 

There are 4 ways to deal with negative risks.