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Full Time Entrepreneur, and special needs mom!! Please visit my websites. http://debra-forand.pixels.com http://forandphotography.wordpress.com/ http://www.debbieforand.com

Gearing up for 2020

Yes 2020 is right around the corner😯 and I don’t want it to sneak up on me! I don’t want it to see it sneak up on you either.

Here are SOME ways that I am preparing. 👇👇

🔸New Website launching
🔸Twitter Course Launching
🔸Content Calendar for the next 6 months
🔸Batch producing content for the calendar.

This is not always easy and it is something that I have struggled with in the past. I mean really, how do you plan a year ahead right?? Well one thing that I have learned is it is not planning every single thing but the most important thing!!

Let’s face it we have busy lives, and each day is a new day. There is no way possible to predict what will happen in a year from now. When you plan out our content and highlight the important aspects so that nothing gets over looked then you will be one step ahead of where you are today!!

Somethings that I use are google sheets to plan out Tweets, pins, and posts. I also use a Google Sheet Calendar to map out content via a calendar. This also include holidays, and special events. ( Like sales) .

This is also a good time to batch produce some graphic content. So start snapping and creating!!! That way you are not struggling at the last minute for that perfect picture!!

I am putting together my Super Simple Sassy Content Creator that you can use to help you plan out your content for the upcoming 2020 year. Remember here at Your social connection we try to keep things as simplified as possible. So you won’t find some complicated checklist, or calendar that ends up just taking up space on your computer.

Planning tools are meant to be used!!

Still not sure what the heck this crazy lady is talking about then here, listen to this……

If you would like a copy of my Super Simple Sassy Content Creator then drop your info below and I will be notified first when it is available!!! FOR FREE!!

How To Crush Work Life Balance

One of the most important things you can do as an entrepreneur is understand how to balance out your life with the legacy you are building.

You can listen to all the training’s or you can dive into webinars. You can pay for some of the highest price coaching, but the bottom line is in order for you to take action on everything that you learning and you have to figure out your life balance.

I see this and I struggled with this; and I see a lot of of entrepreneurs struggle with this, especially the boss mom’s.  So really this is this episode is aimed at the boss mom’s because Guys you rock. We really need help in this area because we can feel torn between our family and our business. But there are some things that you can do now. I you know, I’m speaking from experience here.

So let me share a little background first. I am a special needs mama. I have a 16 year old at home ( at time of recording). He has Down syndrome and autism. He’s considered nonverbal. He’s also a 80% deaf and so we have a lot of challenges in our house and he requires a lot of attention. I also have evacuees living in my house since October from Hurricane Michael, and before hurricane Michael I was taking care of my mother who had cancer ..  Before all that I was a mom to teenagers . My daughter she lived with us going through nursing school.  So I’ve been there I know what it’s like to have a house full and I know what it’s like to have obstacles to overcome. But I still manage and that’s how I’m paying it forward to y’all today.

I’m going to share with you some of my my insight into this and some of my tricks into this because we don’t want to feel guilty for working on our job our business. We don’t want to feel guilty and we definitely don’t want to feel like we’re neglecting our family. But if you give attention to one more than the other you will struggle with success.
So if you’re totally focused on your family and you spend maybe 45 minutes on your business every night when the kids go to bed Guess what your not going to be successful. So what can you do?

How can we find this this balance is golden . Listen to this Episode Of The Shift where I will share with you some of my creative ways and tips on how I crush the work life balance!!

 

Episode #2 How to Crush Work Life Balance

“One of the most important things you can do as an entrepreneur is understand how to balance out your life with the legacy your are building” #BossMoms #Entrepreneurs #AskForand

The neurotoxin “pandemic – Dual Diagnosis Down Syndrome and Autism

💛💙October is National Down syndrome awareness month!
Normally I would share something about acceptance, inclusion or a general fact about Down syndrome!

🙄The fact is more needs to be shared about the health of kids! Many suffer from Obesity, diabetes, Thyroid issues, respiratory issues and Autism!

😮Yes The Dual diagnosis of Autism in Children with Down syndrome is still not talked about enough! 1 in 20 Children with Down syndrome are also diagnosed with Autism! My son is one of them!

👉I want to share something that I wish I new 16 years ago, because if I did just maybe my son would be higher functioning. 😪

The neurotoxin “pandemic! It is a real thing, and something parents need to be aware of. 🤔Is it really Autism, or could it be because our children are already so vulnerable that become victims of Neurodevelomental toxicity! Yes I said it!!

👉You don’t have to take my word on it, just GOOGLE IT the research is there! 👈

🍃I believe that our kids have already so much to overcome, so many health and cognitive issues right into adult hood, so why take a chance!

👉16 years ago, I did not know the effects my every day household products might have on my sons brain development!😥 There was not internet, no research readability available, and there certainly were not safer alternatives that actually worked.

🍃Today there is!! I love that I can get everything I need from one store🛒, to make my home a safer less toxic home for my son!!

Click To Learn More About Going Toxin Free

Return To Toxin Free Living

 

 

Teal Is The New Orange and Why I love Talking About This

I recorded this video a few years ago but still true today!
I still think that not enough people are aware of this and why it is important!!

Have you heard about the Teal Pumpkin ?
I first heard about this initiative back in 2016. The Teal Pumpkin Project was started back in 2014 and is becoming very well known across the US.

BUT…. It is not only amazing for kids with food allergies!! Here listen to why I love talking about this!!

Debbie Forand

Have you heard about the Teal Pumpkin ?
I first heard about this initiative back in 2016. The Teal Pumpkin Project was started back in 2014 and is becoming very well known across the US.

BUT…. It is not only amazing for kids with food allergies!! Here listen to why I love talking about this!!

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