According to Seth Godin, a genius is “Someone who looks at something that others are stuck on and gets the world unstuck.”

Then he asks, “Have you ever done that? Have you ever found a way to make things work that wasn’t working before? Ever seen a shortcut that others couldn’t find? Or made a personal connection with somebody who was completely out of reach to everybody else? Even one time?”

No one is a genius all the time. Even Einstein used to have trouble finding his house when he used to walk home from work every single day.

But all of us are Geniuses sometimes.

The problem that Seth Godin addresses in the book, Linchpin, is that society has taught us to dumb down our Genius.

We’ve traded our genius for stability.

It’s been taught to us since we were young to “Listen to authority.” “Be average”. “Comply with the System.” “Get a good education.” “Get a good job.” Until one day.. when you’ll finally be rewarded.

Well unfortunately, everyone was lied to!

People who have followed “the system” their whole lives are not getting the rewards they were promised. Some people are pissed off, and some people are in denial.

But some see this as an opportunity to create success from their genius as opposed to just waiting to be told what to do..

Linchpin by Seth Godin teaches you just how to do that.. to cultivate and embrace your art. to become Indispensable. to become a Linchpin.

Learn more about Linchpin by Seth Godin in my Full Video Review below..

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I jumped on the band wagon for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

I wasn’t going to participate first but I decided to and I explain why in the video.

I also think Angelina’s part should count as an Ice Bucket Fail :)

..this was much colder than I expected.

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public speaking danielle ford

About a year ago, I was interviewed by the producers of the popular public speaking documentary “Speak”.

They were putting together another documentary that was aimed towards high school students.

Well, it finally came out and is being used as a tool for teachers to use in high schools.

Here’s a clip from my segment in the movie.

If you want to watch my full TEDxWomen talk, here ya go :)

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Chi-To-Be by Stacey Hall Book Review

July 29, 2014
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Chi-to-Be by Stacey Hall- Book Review Maybe I’m a little biased because I know this author in real life and I LOVE HER. She’s been a great friend and mentor to me in many ways- but this is seriously one of the best books I’ve ever read. I read Chi-to-Be about a year ago on [...]

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Highlights from Last Year.. My 28th Birthday

January 21, 2014
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I’m not a big “New Years Resolutions” type of girl. When I decide I want to change something, I start that day or prepare to start at the beginning of the next month. I make quarterly and monthly goals because a year is just too far ahead for me to plan for. I do however, [...]

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