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Vegas Inc.’s 2015 Women to Watch- My Experience

I was so honored when I got the call that I had been selected as one of Vegas Inc. magazine’s 2015 Women to Watch.

 

I had a short phone interview where I mostly discussed why I started Young Moms Club and what plans I had for the future of the organization. We spoke a little about Social Lights Video, too.

danielle ford young moms clubI was excited for the article to come out but when it did, my excitement shifted to intimidation for a minute when I learned about the 9 other women who were also receiving the award. They were AMAZING. I got my intimidation in check and quickly got back to excited.. :)

I knew that I had to give a speech and I had a really tough time writing it. I have no problem giving inspiring and motivational talks but it’s way different when you have to just talk about yourself.

I had something prepared but after going over it with a girlfriend right before the event, she reminded me that the audience was full of successful people and I was the youngest one in the room and no one there really needed to hear the bad ass, motivational speech I had planned.

I was the 5th honoree to speak and while the 3rd speaker was talking, my mom leaned over and said, Danielle! Are you seriously writing your speech RIGHT NOW? Yes, yes I was. You couldn’t really call it a speech, though, it looked more like a play book for a football game. It was just notes from my head with arrows pointing in the order I should say it.

They called my name and I took the stage. Here’s the talk I gave.. (please excuse the umms. I always umm if I’m not memorized)

Here are some pics from the Vegas Inc. 2015 Women to Watch event.

 

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I was happy to have my kids and beautiful sister there

 

 

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Angelina got the royal treatment by sponsor, Kiss my Honey

 

 

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Accepting my Women to Watch award

 

 

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My little Ford Family

Thank you again to Vegas Inc for the great honor of being one of the 2105 Women to Watch!

 

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Me and my minis doing the Ice Bucket Challenge

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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I’m in a Documentary about Public Speaking!

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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 :)

Highlights from Last Year.. My 28th Birthday

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, use my birthday as my “New Year” but it’s more of a “what I want for my life” kind of way and less of a “resolution” way… Does that make sense?

I also use my birthday as a chance to be really reflective over the past year. I try to focus on the highlights and not dwell on any low-lights, unless there was a valuable lesson to be learned or something.

Yesterday, I turned 28. So before I begin living the highlights that my 29th year will bring, I’m going to share some highlights from my 28th.

So without further adieu and in no particular order, here they are…

Going to Maui

This was my first time in Hawaii. It was a dream Valentine’s week spent relaxing, exercising, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, hiking and lots more with the love of my life.

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Getting Healthier

This year I drastically changed my eating habits and really fell in love with Hot Yoga and Pilates. By this time next year, I hope to be Continue Reading…