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.

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%)

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.