Last week I attended a “life hack” event hosted by Ford, which featured top experts in health and fitness, career, travel, home organization, who shared tips and tricks on how attendees can hack various aspects of their lives. The event was in celebration of the all-new 2018 Ford EcoSport, the company’s first-ever subcompact SUV for North America, which the company says will help people hack their commute.
The EcoSport Life Hack Academy event featured TV personality Tia Mowry (who was gracious enough to pose for a photo with me!) as the event host.
She introduced the various night’s speakers and even co-hosted a food hack segment alongside Deb Perelman, author of Smitten Kitchen. My favorite tip from her was to create salads in mason jars for a healthy, on-the-go lunch.
Other speakers included Joshua Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, Authors & Podcast Hosts, who talked about ways to live more and own less; Brian Kelly, Founder & CEO, The Points Guy, who shared ways to maximize travel; and, Hrishikesh Hirway, Musician, Composer & Podcast Host, who talked about how to hack your passions through song. There was also a performance by five-time Grammy-nominated Artist, Skylar Grey.
In addition to the speakers, there were several interactive activations guests could participate in including, adding a push-pin on a wall under a pledge for 2018 which ranged from “pursue my side-hustle” to “prioritize me time.”
There was also the opportunity for guests to write down what first-ever goal they would like to accomplish and then hang it on a wall for a chance to get their wish granted by Ford. If you couldn’t make it to the event, you can visit www.firsteverecosport.com to answer the question, “What do you want to do for the first time?” and Ford will select a few people to make their dreams a reality.