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The Goddess Collective on Leadership

28
Feb

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Last night I had the opportunity to sit in on a meeting hosted by
The Goddess Collective.

They have started a Feminine Leadership Movement asking you to stand in your authentic LEADERSHIP by choosing your inner Leader and educating HER, training HER, and nurturing HER AWAKENING.

Last nights meeting focused on “The 14 Principles of Feminine Leadership” and “Exploring the Principle of Commitment”.

“The 14 Principles of Feminine Leadership”

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1. Embodied Presence- Bringing all of one’s Self to the moment.  Holding clarity, focus, and presence while maintaining your “YOUness”.

2. Self-Authority- You are empowered to hold a centered and balanced position of authority within the self.  Knowing you define you and no one else gets to.  You have the right and authority to take action based on your needs, ideas, desires, dreams, and more.

3. Integrity- Be consistent with your actions, behaviors, and communication.  Be accountable for your actions or non-actions.  Know you are responsible for your creations in the world and we all have the ability to respond.  Allow yourself to see the overview of a situation and respond with your intuitive sense of honesty and truth.  Be your word and your word becomes gold.

4. Intuition- Utilizing your instinctual knowing and deep wisdom.
Intuition_DaniVox5. Leadership  with Love- Holding a balanced position of Leadership with compassion and generating a nurturing environment.  Generate a co-created leadership, knowing we are all open to our unique path with the ability to shine.

6. Clear Communication- Being willing and have the skill set necessary to speak lovingly to your needs, desires, boundaries, goals, vision, and business.

7. Individual Uniqueness- You are one of a kind and that is a celebration.  Be willing to radiate your “YOUness”.  Allowing you to celebrate you is accepting the gift you are to all of us.

8. Confidence- A trust filled relationship with yourself, your skill set, and your wisdom.  Allowing yourself to lead from your inner strength.

9. Birth- Allowing the process of Birth to organize and move through you.  When a woman is actually giving physical birth she doesn’t actively pause and focus on creating each aspect of the evolving baby.  There is a natural intelligence that takes over.  She listens to her body though.  Feeds it good nutrition, rests, and exercises.  Similarly when birthing a project take good care of it and then let the natural process do the rest.

10. Commitment- Be willing to commit to your vision and goals.  Allow yourself to be realistic with time lines, implementation, personal strengths, and follow through.

11. Open to Receiving and Being with the Mystery- Embracing the gifts in life.  Knowing good things will come your way and allowing yourself to see and accept them.  You deserve it simply because you are you.
mystery_DaniVox12. Accepting Self and Others- Self acceptance is embracing the beauty and all aspects of you.  You are able to embrace both the dark and light sides of self and humanity while navigating both when needed.  The light, the dark, the continuous integration.

13. Balanced and Nurturing Self Care- Giving yourself permission to take care of yourself on all levels: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.  Knowing, it is an act of self love.

14. Purify and Release- Be willing to let go.  Change can be empowering.  Having the ability to recognize when it’s time to release what no longer serves you, your creation, or your work.

There is a lot of information to absorb here so I will share more about what I learned in this meeting in my next post about Commitment.

Whatever type of business you are in, I encourage you to meet me at the next Goddess Collective meeting held every last Wednesday of the month at Montclair Women’s Center: 1650 Mountain View Blvd, Oakland CA. 94611.  To stay in touch about their monthly events, sign up at http://www.meetup.com/goddess-collective  

See you soon!

Danielle Hall
aka Dani Vox!

Hidden Barriers

26
Feb

Is there something keeping you from doing the what you want to do?  From shining brightly?  From being you?  I just received this in my email from The Daily Love and thought I would share it.  Step out of your old ways of thinking and break through these barriers!

Hidden Barrier No. 1: Feeling Fundamentally Flawed. 

The belief that one is fundamentally flawed in some way is an immense barrier to optimal experience. And it brings with it a related fear: If you did make a commitment to fully using your unique gifts, you might fail. This belief tells you to play it safe and stay small. That way, if you fail, at least you fail small.

Hidden Barrier No. 2: Disloyalty and Abandonment. 

This barrier is the feeling that I cannot expand to my full success because it would cause me to end up all alone, be disloyal to my roots and leave behind people from my past.
 
Here are two questions that can help you discover if you have this barrier: Did I break my family’s spoken or unspoken rules to get where I am? Even though I am successful, did I fail to meet the expectations my parents had of me? If you answered yes to either of those questions, you’re likely to feel guilty as you become more successful. The guilt you feel makes you put on the brakes, holding you back from ultimate success and keeping you from enjoying the success you already have. 

Hidden Barrier No. 3: Believing That More Success Makes You a Bigger Burden.

This barrier is the feeling that I cannot achieve my highest potential because I’d be an even bigger burden than I am now. This barrier held one of the biggest challenges for me.

Hidden Barrier No. 4: The Crime of Outshining.

The unconscious mantra of the outshining barrier goes like this: I must not achieve my full success, because if I did I would outshine someone and make him or her look or feel bad. This barrier is very common among gifted and talented children. They get a lot of their parents’ attention, but they also get a strong subliminal message: Don’t shine too much, or you’ll make others feel bad or look bad. One unconscious solution that gifted children devise is to turn down the volume on their genius so others don’t feel threatened by it. The other solution is to continue to shine brightly but turn down the volume on their enjoyment of it.

Gay Hendricks, The Big Leap
Danielle Hall
aka Dani Vox!

Happy LOVE Day!

14
Feb

Happy Valentines Day my friends!
Dani Vox_LoveWhat does Valentines Day mean to you?  It was never one of the holidays my family really ever celebrated, though I remember my mom buying a TON of the V-Day treats from the grocery store.  We could always count on mom to stock the cabinet, refrigerator, and countless candy dishes with all sorts of goodies!  YUM!  But, she really didn’t need the holidays to do that… I think she really just has a sweet tooth!

Whenever this Hallmark Holiday comes around I do think about all the love I have in my life.  Fast forward to now.  I am in a really great place and am on the road to even more great things.  From where I have come to where I am going… I think it is only fitting that at this time in my life, TODAY,  I am celebrating self-love!
Dani Vox-heart 2Powerful Perspectives:

“Celebrating the time in your life when you finally get it.  This is your awakening. You realize that it’s time to stop hoping and waiting for something to change, or for happiness, safety and security to come galloping over the next horizon. You awaken to the fact that you are not perfect, and that not everyone will always love, appreciate or approve of who or what you are but that…thats ok.

You stop blaming other people for the things they did or do.  You stop judging and pointing fingers.  You begin to accept people as they are, and overlook their shortcomings.  You realize that much of the way you view yourself, and the world around you, is a result of all the messages and opinions that have been ingrained into your psyche. And you begin to sift through all the crap you’ve been fed about how you should behave, how you should look, how much you shouldn’t weigh, what you should wear, where you should shop, what you should drive, how and where you should live, what you should do for a living, or what you owe your parents.

You learn the difference between want and need.

Your body is your temple. You begin eating a balanced diet, drinking more water, and taking more time to exercise. You learn that fatigue diminishes the spirit and can create doubt and fear, so you take more time to rest. And just as food fuels the body, laughter fuels the soul, so you take more time to laugh and to play and surround yourself with people who believe in you.

You learn that anything worth achieving is worth working for, and that wishing for something to happen is different than working toward making it happen.  More importantly, you learn that in order to achieve success, you need direction, discipline, and perseverance. You also learn that not one can do it all alone and it’s OK to ask for help.

You learn that life isn’t always fair, you don’t always get what you think you deserve, and sometimes bad things happen to  good people. You learn that God is not always punishing you or failing to answer your prayers. It’s just life happening. And you learn to deal with evil in its most primal state – the ego. You learn that negative feelings such as anger, regret, and resentment must be understood and redirected, or they will suffocate the life out of you and poison the universe that surrounds you.

You learn to admit when you are wrong and build bridges instead of walls. You learn to be grateful and take comfort in the simple things we take for granted. Slowly you begin to take responsibility for yourself, and you make yourself a promise to never betray yourself or settle for less than your heart’s desire.

You make it a point to keep smiling, to keep trusting, and to stay open to every wonderful possibility.  And you learn that self-love is a Powerful Perspective.

Finally, with courage in your heart and with God by your side, you take a stand, take a deep breath, and begin to design the life you want to live.”
Dani Vox-heart 3Self-love is a Powerful Perspective.  I wish you all a beautiful everyday.  Happy Valentines Day!

Love,

Danielle Hall
aka Dani Vox!

I HAVE AN AGENT!

8
Feb

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I am super excited to announce that I am now represented by Tonry Talent!

I have been working really hard for this.  As you know, I went to LA this past weekend to audition for The Voice.  It was an amazing experience.  You can read about it here: The Voice Audition

Well, I got back to San Francisco on Tuesday night and on Wednesday, practiced my monolog for my interview with Mary that was Thursday!  BAM!  Just like that!  The Universe paved a way for me.  I now have representation with Tonry Talent for Voice Over, Acting, and Print work!

Yahoo!  Happy dance time!
Danielle-87I cant wait to see what happens next!  I am really excited and thankful for this partnership.  I just uploaded my new head shots to be printed and picked up on Monday and have been updating all the websites I am on.
DanielleHall_HSThank you for following along with me.  I hope I have inspired you in some way.  I love hearing from you whether it is from the comments below, on my Facebook Fan Page, or on Twitter!

Feeling so much love!

Danielle Hall
aka Dani Vox!

 

The Voice Audition

7
Feb

Hey guys!  Thank you for following up on how my  audition for The Voice went.  I did not make it to the next round however, I am stoked about how my audition went!

As you know, I have been giving everything I possibly could to be as prepared I as I possibly could for the audition.  I gave up alcohol, coffee, and dairy.  I worked out every other day.  I had vocal practice with a voice coach 3 days a week AND I was eating healthy, drinking lots of water and getting plenty of sleep.

I was prepared and felt great!  When it was my turn to sing I jumped up with the biggest smile and full of excitement to perform.  I could tell that the casting director was digging my energy.  I sang 100 Days, 100 Nights and felt amazing afterwards.  When I was done singing I wanted to scream out “HELL YEAH!” because I knew it was that good.

Check out this video of when I sang 100 days, 100 Nights at The Make Out Room last year!

I guess I should have began with the process for the audition.  :o)

There are 2 pre screening casting levels before you have the opportunity to be on The Voice  for the blind audition.  The first is singing A Capella and the second is singing with a track.  You register online and a week before you are scheduled you will receive an email from them with your registration info that you need to print out and bring with you.  See below:
DaniVox_AuditionPassThe VoiceBring this and your ID.  You will not be permitted to audition if you do not bring these items!  My friend Kristina and I road tripped it down to LA and stayed with a friend.  It was quite an adventure from the beginning…I sorta, kinda ran out of gas on my way to pick her up and she had to rescue me!
DaniVox_TheVoiceAudition_7DaniVox_TheVoiceAudition_3Make sure you drink plenty of water to be hydrated and that you are well rested.  We arrived in LA Friday night so that we had Saturday to take it easy.  Our audition was Sunday Feb 3rd at 2pm.  We got there at 1:30pm an there was a super long line.  Dont let this discourage you though.  Once it hit 2pm the lined moved pretty quickly inside the LA Convention Center.
DaniVox_TheVoiceAudition_9Expect to be there 3-4 hours.  We were there for 3.  The process IS really that long.  You enter the building and go through security.  Your audition pass gets scanned and they check your ID.  You are then led to another room where you are assigned a lane.  Your audition paper is scanned again and your ID is checked.  At this point you can put away your ID.
DaniVox_TheVoiceAudition_4You are then told to have your audition paper scanned by another person who then assigns you to another lane.  This will be the group of people you go into the audition with.  Your lane is then led to another larger room where everyone waits to be seen and heard.  Up until this point everything kept moving.  I think we sat in this room for about 30minutes.  Still, not to bad!
DaniVox_TheVoiceAudition_2You could see the rows of people being led to their audition room and everyone would clap for them and wish them luck.  Then it was my groups turn.  There were 10 of us in the group.  (Kristina and I didn’t make it into the same group)  We were led to a smaller room where the casting director sat at a table with her laptop.  She was super sweet and let us know that when she called our name we would need to stand on the X.  She also said that she will be taking notes on everyone by writing and typing on her laptop so we shouldn’t feel discouraged if she wasn’t looking at us.

There were a few people in my group who were good but she didn’t take any of us.  There was a duo (twins) who she said that they are a “maybe” and she would let them know by 7pm that night.

I am still on a high from this experience.  Because of the way I prepared I was confident and felt ready.  I knew I had given everything I possibly could to this audition and I gave a top notch performance.  There was nothing I could have done differently or have done more.  At that point it was left up to the casting director to do her job the best to her capabilities and cast the right people for the show.  It’s because of all this that I feel so amazing!
DaniVox_TheVoiceAudition_5Thank you for reading!  I hope this inspires you to keep reaching for you goals.  In a million years, I never thought I would audition for something like this… to give myself that opportunity.  Im so glad I did.

Much love,

Dani Vox

Danielle Hall
aka Dani Vox!