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5 Goals in Life that you NEED for the New Year

It’s a brand new year! (Which means you need brand new goals!)

In today’s video, I’m going to go through the 5 goals in life that you need for the New Year and share what some of mine are..

5 Goals in Life that you NEED for the New Year – Video Transcript

It’s a brand new year so I’m going to guess that you have some sort of new years resolution, maybe to lose weight, stop smoking, make more money, something like that. Am I right?

goals in life danielle fordI’m Danielle Ford, the founder of Young Moms Club, where young moms go to empower themselves and design their perfect lives, and I’m going to tell you why I’m a way bigger fan of goals than resolutions.

I’m going to tell you what the difference is, and also I’m going to explain to you the 5 different goals in life that you should have for this new year.

Ok to be honest, I’m really not  fan of resolutions, I much prefer goals, you see the thing about resolutions is it means usually that you want to create a change and the only way to change something is to create a new habit. and to create a new habit, you need to create goals that are going to help you create that habit. Also a lot of people have a new years resolution and its so big and thats really hard to stick with so even though I’m a fan of the new years thing and I usually do the new years thing around my birthday cause to me its a new year but its in January so it still kinda counts.

But I like to have some big goals in mind but if you call it a resolution, it’s too much pressure, so instead you should have a big goal and then you should break it down into smaller goals.

So every year I like to have a big goal around five different things and these are what I believe, the five goals in life that everybody needs to have.

So, the first one is business goals. There’s also health goals, family goals, relationship goals and social goals. So I like to have some biggish goals for the whole year and then I create quarterly, monthly, weekly, etc etc goals to make sure that they are accomplished. So for instance, one of my business goals is to publish my book by the end of the year and actually more like in the middle of the year so I don’t just leave it at that like my goal or my resolution is to publish my book, I then break it down into smaller goals like “write this chapter”, “meet with a publisher” , editing, front cover design, yada yada yada, all of these goals are going to help fulfill my bigger goal.

On the health side of things, my big goal is to get plates certified and that’s probably  not going to happen until around the Fall but its still my goal for the year so I’m not just gonna wait until the Fall happens and certification comes around again, I’m going to make smaller goals like “attend pilates 3 times a week, 4 times a week for an entire month or three months straight or practice whatever”.. so smaller goals to make it easier for when Fall comes around and I can accomplish that goal. And of course I have family goals, relationship goals, social goals.. and just like business and health, I’m going to break those down into smaller, actionable bites that I can accomplish much easier than the entire goal.

So now I want to hear from you, what are your five goals in life that you want to accomplish this next year?

Let me know in the comments below. If you liked this video then please click like and subscribe and if you’re not part of the club, then head over to YoungMomsClub.com, enter your name and email, I will immediately connect with you one on one, send you a free ebook and send you these videos, weekly.

Thank you so much for watching and I will see you next week. <3 Danielle

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Think you’re Not Good Enough to go after Your Dreams? Think again!

We’ve covered a lot of topics about how to go after your dreams in these Figure it out Friday videos.

not good enoughWe’ve talked about things like goal setting, visualizing, getting over your fear, etc..

But sometimes what stops people from going after their big dreams is the feeling that they’re just not good enough.

Do you ever feel like that? Do you ever feel like you’re too dumb? Or too scared? You’re not a leader? You don’t have very much experience?

Do you ever feel like you’re just not good enough to go after your dreams?

To tell you the truth, I’ve felt like that many times.

In today’s video, I’m spilling the things that I absolutely SUCK at. (Brace yourself, there are a lot of them) And I’m going to tell you why I don’t let that stop me… and neither should you!

“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole live believing it is stupid.” -Click to Tweet!

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Now I wanna know about you! What’s your big dream? When did you feel not good enough in the past? What are you gonna do now? Let’s chat about it in the comments. <3 Danielle

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College is Possible!

by Jenna Faccenda

One of the biggest concerns I hear from young moms is that since they found out they are pregnant, that means they have to drop out of college or that they can’t apply. Hearing that statement always upsets me.

If anything, having a baby should mean you are more determined to achieve that higher education. College is NOT an impossible task for a mom. Many have done it and you can too!

The excuses I hear from moms are that they don’t have time, or money, or anyone to watch their child but here are some fun facts that may persuade you to take that next step!

1. Most Colleges Have a Day Care Center

Yes you heard that right. Most colleges, especially universities provide a day care center on campus for students with children. The hours normally match up with the school’s hours and are available each semester and even some weeks in the summer. This is perfect for when you go to class you can bring your little one to school with you and know that he or she is in good hands. And if the convenience isn’t enough most school day cares offer a subsidized child care program where they will help pay for the child care cost for individuals with financial struggles.young mom graduate

2. The Government Pays for Your Tuition

There is money available for young moms who wish to attend college. This financial support is called Financial Aid. You apply once a year and are awarded with a Pell Grant, Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loan. These go towards paying off your tuition. The best part is you only have to pay off one loan and you don’t have to worry about it until six months after you graduate! And even if financial aid doesn’t cover all of your schooling there are a lot of grants and scholarships available for parents, single moms, and young moms. You rarely will ever have to pay of out pocket! young mom graduate 2

3. You Choose your Own Schedule!

Just because you go to college doesn’t mean you have to attend a set amount of classes following a certain time. As a college student you have the freedom to pick how many classes you want to take a semester and the times that work best for you. This way you can cater it around your busy schedule! No one says you have to graduate in 4 years, now a day that’s not even the average! mom graduate

Are you a young mom who decided to further her education? Tell us how you did it!

Slowing Down Your Life

Slowing Down Your Life

Written by Jenna Faccenda

Having a baby when you’re young is a huge game changer. It can sometimes feel as though your life is automatically being fast forwarded.

A whole new set of worries arise; buying your first home, getting married, and even landing a career. The things that you didn’t think you had to worry about until at least your late twenties and now it’s as if everything has just been thrown on your plate.

It’s as if taking care of a baby or even raising a child isn’t stressful enough.

But, here’s the good news. Yes you had a baby young and had to take on all the responsibilities of adulthood but that doesn’t mean you need to rush everything else.

Because, guess what? You’re still young!

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I am here to share with you on how to hit that pause button and slow down your life.

How to continue raising your baby the right way yet act your age (for the most part), in three simple steps.

The first step is to just breathe, remember that you are young and still have a lot of years to reach your late twenties and accomplish those set goals. Look at it this way, now you just get to start saving ahead of time. Not many adults thought about saving for things like a wedding or house during their early twenties. You have the leg up!

The second step is to create a goal plan. It’s important to take one thing at a time so you don’t overwhelm yourself. Take each major situation at a time. For example, I gave myself a four-year time span to save up for a house. I chose this time period because it was when I am graduating from college. By doing so this allowed me enough time to focus on schooling. That way when I graduate I will be able to buy my first home and then work on landing my career.

The third and final step is to give yourself a break.

It is ok to act your age every now and again. Allow yourself to be a little selfish and remind yourself of your age. Go mini-golfing, bowling, shopping, cliff-diving, hey even have an old-fashioned sleepover with some friends!

It is ok! Your kid will thank you in the end. A happy mom creates a happy environment for her child.

Being a young mom just means you got to enjoy your little one sooner. Everything else can take its good old time.

 

Tell us some of the other ways you slow down when you start to get ahead of yourself?