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Getting Things Done (How to do it ALL!)

Do you ever wonder how other moms seem to always be getting things done?

People ask me all the time “How do you do it all?” or “Do you ever sleep?

danielle ford getting things doneBesides having Young Moms Club and SocialLights Video, I also am a Cub Scout Leader, I’m on the school PTO, I have a long distance boyfriend, I’m starting a charity with 7 other moms called TMIVegas, I have a weekly mastermind group, my kids have soccer and gymnastics, my dog has obedience school. And on top of all that, there’s no dad around to help. I’m the only person who takes the kids to and from school and all their activities.

OK after typing it all out, it does seem like a lot.

But when I really think about it, I do have time for it all. Besides a few scheduling conflicts here and there, I make it all work. And I do sleep. I sleep like a baby at night and take naps when I feel like it.

So what’s my secret to getting things done? I’ll tell you all about it in today’s video.

After watching be sure to let me know what you can change to start getting things done 🙂

<3 Danielle

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Should you always use the Father’s Last Name?

In today’s Figure it Out Friday video, I’m answering a question that a viewer named Sarah asked.

She asked if I thought she should give her son the father’s last name or hers?

danielle ford video picShe was married but she’s divorcing and she didn’t want to have to deal with her ex the rest of her life.

So in the video I tell my own thoughts on the matter. I give my personal opinion, as well as some definite rules to follow regardless of personal opinion.

I also talk about what it was like growing up with 2 different last names. (My mom and my dad BOTH insisted on me having their last name and I didn’t have a very strong identity because of it).

You can imagine how easy it was for me to drop both of them when I got married and take his last name, FORD. Only 4 letters. Perfect.

Watch the video and then let me know what you think.. should it always be the father’s last name? What are the exceptions?

<3 Danielle

 

 

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6 Public Speaking Tips- Use these everyday to get Instant Respect!

A few months ago, I teamed up with 7 other moms here in Vegas to start a charity. We call ourselves TMIVegas aka “True Moms in Vegas.” (I will spill all the details about that soon!)

While we’re working on the business side of things and planning the future of our organization, we are spending some time helping out other organizations.

So last weekend, we all volunteered at a good friend of mine, Regina Bailey’s, event “The Someone Cares Self Esteem event and Photo Shoot”. My role was to be a “happiness coordinator” and make sure all the girls were chatting and comfortable. I also volunteered to do hair for the photo shoot.. I love doing hair.

Anyway.. there were 3 speakers lined up and a couple minutes before one speaker was set to go on, she texted Regina that she couldn’t make it. I asked Regina what she was supposed to talk about and she said “Communication”.

I’ve never spoken publicly about communication but I did give a TEDxWomen talk and had been featured in a documentary about public speaking, so I felt confident enough to share what I knew.

I told Regina that I would speak, if she liked, and about 2 minutes later, I was up at the podium, with 20 adolescent girls staring at me, waiting to see if I earned their approval or not.

I even started my 30 minute speech with, “I have no idea what I’m going to say to you right now.” ..Luckily it got better from there..

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I just went with my gut and started telling them the importance of public speaking, even if they felt like they would never have to speak on a stage in their life.

I told them that knowing these public speaking tips was the difference between getting a job or not, getting a loan, landing their dream guy, and ultimately.. earning respect.

After I talked, I had the girls come up to the front, one by one, and we worked on their public speaking.

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I would ask them a few questions and have them answer them normally and then we would talk about what they could change to appear more confident and earn instant respect.

All of the other girls were giving advice to the girl up front.. they started giving each other public speaking tips!

Then after getting feed back, I would ask them to answer the questions again and every single girl progressed by like 5000%. I’m not exaggerating. Ok, maybe a little.

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It was really just incredible to watch these girls blossom and gain more confidence in their speaking abilities, just by learning a few new things.

So in today’s video, I’m sharing with you the same exact 6 Public Speaking tips that I shared with these girls.

They’re super simple, it’s just sometimes we don’t notice that we’re doing- or not doing- certain things.

So what did you think of these tips? I want you to now go and try them out and then report back to me with what kind of a difference it made.

<3 Danielle

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Going from Teen Mom to Super Strong

Teen moms have the potential to become some of the strongest women in the world.

That’s a hefty claim but I stand behind it 100%.

maltese puppyThe reason is because it is impossible to become strong without going through many challenges.

Just like you go to the gym and struggle through a workout to build a muscle, you work through personal struggles to become emotionally stronger.

And teen moms go through a TON of struggles.. can I get an Amen??

In today’s video, I’m going to explain all the reasons why you need to break down first in order to get stronger and tell you the formula that you need to be able to fully heal.

 

“Teen moms have the potential to become some of the strongest women in the world.” -Click to Tweet this out!

Now take a minute to leave a comment and tell me what kind of struggle you’re in and what you are going to do to come out of it stronger than you’ve ever been.

<3 Danielle

 

 

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Most of your Thoughts are WRONG!

I don’t know about you, but my mind goes a mile a minute. If I would ever go to a doctor, she’d probably diagnose me with severe ADHD.

law of attraction danielle fordI just can’t help it, though. I try to calm the monkey in my mind. I meditate. It helps. But still, I’m constantly being bombarded with random thoughts.. and this is bad for 2 reasons.

1) It can make it tough for me to focus.

and..

2) Most of the thoughts I have (and you have.. and everyone has..) are UNTRUE.

And to be able to find your strengths, set goals, go after your dreams and all those big things you want to do, first and foremost you have to separate your untrue thoughts from your true thoughts.

I know I might sound a little coo-coo right now but I’ll explain more in today’s video and I’ll give you examples of some thoughts that pop in my head.

Don’t judge me.

OK so now that it all makes sense (I hope!), I want to know what kind of thoughts you have that aren’t true. What are you going to do to separate them?? Lemme know and let’s chat about it! <3 Danielle

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The #1 way to make your Relationship last Forever

I recently realized that I was no longer “in love” with my boyfriend, so I told him.

relationships danielle fordHe totally understood and didn’t break up with me. Yay!!

 

Lucky for me, he knows the #1 thing that matters to make a relationship last.

 

Watch the video and I’ll explain more..

If you loved the quote as much as I did, then Tweet it to your friends… “Love is as much of a Decision as it is a Feeling.”

So what did you think about today’s video? Leave a comment and we’ll chat about it. <3 Danielle

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My #1 Beauty Secret (That costs around $12!)

Normally my Figure It Out Friday videos are a little bit more umm… important than this one is.

I usually cover topics like self care, and going after your goals and getting confidence, but I’m always getting asked what I use on my skin and hair.

beauty secret coconut oil picSo today I’m letting you in on my #1 beauty secret and believe it or not, it costs me around $12 a month.

Ok.. I can’t contain myself, I’ll tell you what it is now.. it’s…. COCONUT OIL!!

I am freaking obsessed with coconut oil. I use it in the bedroom, in the bathroom, in the kitchen, in the sun. It replaces things in my medicine cabinet. I use it for the dog. I could go on and on but I already did that in the video 🙂

In today’s video I’ll explain exactly how I use coconut oil, what the benefits are and why it’s not just a beauty product but a health product as well..


So now I want to know from you, are you gonna go out and get ya some coconut oil?

Do you already use it and love it? Do you use it for anything I missed? Let me know in the comments!

Here’s to your beauty and health!
<3 Danielle

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How to turn down a Date

I have a long distance boyfriend, so a lot of times when I go to events or out with friends, it appears that I’m single and guys will ask me out and I’ll be in that awkward situation where I have to say “No”. It also doesn’t help that I don’t wear a ring. (Hint: Boyfriend, if you’re reading this!)

::crickets::  ::awkward silence::

Actually though, when I was married and I wore a ring, I still sometimes got hit on! Some guys look at a wedding ring as challenge. We call these ones “douchebags”. Even though I could just hold up my ring finger and say “Married!” it was still uncomfortable to have to turn guys down.

dating danielle ford picBut the worst times I’ve gotten asked out would have to be be when I was single. Sometimes I was just barely surviving, trying to get myself together and not focused on dating. Sometimes I just didn’t want to go out with the dude.

Regardless, once again I was put into that uncomfortable situation of having to say, “No.”

I wish that during my marriage and after my divorce I knew the right way to turn down a date. It would’ve saved me a lot of stress and wasted energy.

In today’s video, I’m going to tell you how most girls turn down a date, which is the absolute wrong way.

I’ve been guilty of this many times. Thankfully I figured it out and when I get asked out and have to decline, I do it without hurting anyone’s ego or feelings and I feel really good about it afterwards. No more awkwardness.

Watch the video to learn how to turn down a date..


Now I wanna know about your awkward dating proposals.. When’s the most uncomfortable-est you’ve felt when turning down a date? Any creepers?? How did you handle them?

Let’s chat about it!

If you liked this video, be sure to share with a friend who you think would like it, too! 🙂

<3 Danielle

How to get Confidence & go after your Dreams

In today’s FIOF, a member wrote in to me asking how it’s possible to go after big dreams while taking care of a baby.

She was also upset that her friends don’t understand what she’s going through and don’t want to hang out with her.

All of this is giving her low self esteem and lack of confidence.

I did my best to answer all her questions in today’s video.

If this sounds like you or is something you can relate to, give it a watch!

If you’ve been through it and have more advice that I left out, please leave it in the comments for her.

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Why Independence is OverRated

Independence- It’s what we all strive for, right?

One of the common things that women say they want is to be independent. Because that’s when they’ll know they “made it”.

I’m gonna say something kinda crazy now, please bear with me, but independence isn’t what everyone should be striving for.

It’s actually pretty overrated.

I’ll explain more in the video..

 

Now that you’ve watched, do you “get” what I mean? Do you agree?

Leave your 3 things in the comments…

<3 Danielle