Nine Productive Things To Do During Downtime

Nine Productive Things To Do During Downtime

#8 - Share your gratitude

Have you ever recieved a shout-out on social media or a personalized thank you note? Then you know how special it feels to have someone show how grateful they are to you. Gratitude is highly underrated. Take some time to say thank you to loved ones, team members, mentors, etc. Schedule shout- out posts on Twitter and Instagram, call your extended family, mail a thank you letter to the person, say I love you to your beloved and explain in detail why you love them, if you are a person who prays offer gratitude in that way.

You are responsible for your life: Law of Attraction

You are responsible for your life: Law of Attraction

What is the Law of Attraction?
What are examples of it happening?
How do I start?
What are some recommendations on resources to start?

This post is a stepping stone to learning a little bit more about the law of attraction.

Measure Your Life with The Wheel of Life

Measure Your Life with The Wheel of Life

Money. Why 4/10?

Not many people will admit their income in such a public space, but I want to be transparent. In 2018 I made under $15,000. Now, in Canada, to be considered as a low-income earner, you must be earning less than $23,000 as a single person. But also, I was officially a full-time freelancer, securing gigs, and transitioning fields - away from the not-for-profit sector. With my low income, I managed to move out of my mom’s house, travel to South America and USA, contributing to my investment accounts, and still pay my bills. Sure, it was a struggle, sometimes I spent money unwisely, and I often had breakdowns about money, but I also know I can survive off of $15k, so when I make more it means I can thrive.

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?

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