Posts by Harriet Turk
How To Successfully Combine Working From Home and Parenting
My son was standing in my lap, flying his “dinosaur bird” around my head in giant, erratic swoops. I was on the phone with a prospective client, trying my best not to sound like I was under attack by a prehistoric beast. Wearing the same black turtleneck I’d worn the day before (and had slept…Read More
What To Do When You Can’t Handle Life!
“I can’t do this anymore. “ I’ve said this more times than I want to admit. It’s how I feel when I’m overwhelmed. It’s how I feel when I am afraid of the next step. It’s how I feel when I don’t feel in control of my situation. It’s how I feel when I think…Read More
10 Things You Need To Know About Successful Sales Calls
When I worked as a pharmaceutical sales rep, I learned quickly that everyone has his/her own style of selling. While I knew to follow company policies and practices, many times it was my individuality that got me past the gatekeeper and in front of the decision maker. And once I got there, I knew I…Read More
Why You Stay On The Team
Reflections From An 8th Grade Football Mom: When it’s his first year to play and he’s in the 8th grade, his friends are going to scare the crud out of him by telling him how horrible it’s going to be. 2. When it’s the first week or so of practice, he’s going to want to…Read More
Quit Griping About the Dangers of Pokemon GO. Get Up and Play The Game!
“Mom!!!!! There’s a gym coming up—pull over!!!” My 15 year old son, Andrew, was screaming at me and pointing to a church up ahead on the right side of the road. He was concentrating on Pokemon GO and frantically looking from his phone to our surroundings to make sure I didn’t miss the stop. I…Read More
Divorce Is No Fun. Be A Friend.
When I travel, I make sure I have time for breakfast, because I love waffles, and the hotel chain I like lets you make your own. When you travel as much as I do, it’s the little things that matter. Recently, I was sitting at a table eating when I overheard two ladies deep in…Read More
After The Speech is on kindle!
I am so happy to announce that after the speech is now on Kindle! It is available on Amazon here.Read More
Everyone loves to talk to me, but I don’t always understand what they are saying…
Recently, I was waiting for my connecting flight in Atlanta. A toddler came up and plopped next to me and started talking in his own language. He was very demonstrative, holding his hands out and nodding his head as he talked. His mom came up, apologized and took him away. As she’s walking with him,…Read More
Yep, I’m Somebody’s Mom!
Just got to the hotel for the Illinois junior high student council convention. Was riding the elevator up to my room with a bunch of giggling girls. I asked if they were here for the convention. They all said yes we are!! I said, “Awesome! I am your speaker tonight!” One girl scrunched up her…Read More
Why Did I Want To Write After The Speech?
For years, teens have come up and talked to me after they’ve heard one of my programs. I’m always amazed at what they are willing to share. I’m not sure I’d tell a total stranger some of the things they tell me. But, then again, sometimes it’s easier to tell a stranger or an acquaintance…Read More