Welcome to episode 048 with Harriet Turk
Here’s what is on this week’s Podcast…
Harriet Turk Bio
For more than 20 years, Harriet has been inspiring teens and adults to discover their true identities and pursue a life of substance. She has worked as a probation officer, youth programs coordinator, flight attendant, pharmaceutical sales rep,
college-level instructor, and now nationally-known professional speaker, trainer, and consultant.
Harriet is also a mom, friend, sister, and daughter. When she was a teen, Harriet struggled with her own identity crisis. She fell into the trap of feeling like she had to be perfect. This led to an eating disorder that took years to overcome.
Harriet’s life experiences have taught her that success and happiness come from celebrating who you are and pursuing a life that honors your strengths and abilities. Because her stories and experiences come from real life, Harriet’s message is authentic, relatable, and compelling.
Question One – 2:46
Where in the world are you located?
Question Two – 3:14
You are a professional speaker but not always been one so give us a perspective of your background?
Probation Officer for three years
She could rarely find female speakers but the more she did it, the more she liked it went full time in 1996
Worked as a flight attendant
Pharmaceutical sale rep to try and be home more for her son while her marriage was struggling
Question Three – 6:55
How many weeks a year are you on the road?
Question Four – 7:25
Do you have any first day of travel routines or habits?
Make it to the plane on time – the rush keeps her going
I’ve not learned from my bad behavior because I’ve always made it on time
I operate so much under pressure even in high school
Question Five – 9:22
What draws or gives you energy on the road?
Just being on the go and my schedule is packed
If I have large blocks of open time, it’s the worst for me and my adrenaline goes way down
Prefers downtime all at one time
1st thing in the morning is not the best time to speak but 2pm is Go Time
Question Six – 10:51
What drains or sucks the energy from you?
Being around people all of the time.
I’m more introverted than people would think.
Slam It and Click It – slam the hotel door and click the lock
Question Seven – 12:39
How do you rebuild your energy when you’re alone?
Walk Walk Walk – from malls to small downtowns
I never wear headphones because I don’t want to miss anything around me from the sights and sounds
“I attract crazy people and that’s quite well known” – that’s the story of my life!
#HarrietFlys – stories of her travels on a plane
Question Eight – 15:06
How well do you sleep on the first night of travel?
Sleep is never a problem but never in a deep sleep more of a nap
Love Power Naps
Question Nine – 16:52
What would you say is at stake if you’re not on your game?
When I’m tired I cannot pick up the cues from the audience because I rely on them for energy
It’s the worst feeling ever because you want to be on
You just have to push through it no matter what and rely on certain stories then replace certain stories if you know they’re not going to work
Have more content just in case you know certain content is not going to work
Question Ten – 19:03
Do any certain foods hurt or help you?
I try and make a conscious effort to not a lot of bread but more fruits and be healthy because it helps my energy, not feel bloated
5 Minute Energy Kickstart Promo – 20:16
Fitness Energy Boost – 21:13
Question Eleven – 22:10
What all do you do for a fitness point of view?
I’m a big stretcher and just get so stiff. I hold so much tension in my neck and shoulders.
We just don’t realize how much we use muscles while traveling and I just want to be flexible
So I always want to take care of me
George Bush Quote: “If the president of the united states can take 30 minutes for exercise per day, so can you”
Self Mantra – Don’t be nervous, be awesome
Question Twelve – 26:50
How do you handle after you speak to refuel your energy?
Chocolate milk and white powered donuts! = comfort food for me
Question Thirteen – 27:35
How do you handle trying not to come home exhausted for your son?
It’s always a struggle and one of the main reasons why I try to sleep on the plane.
He doesn’t need as much energy / attention now due to his age and being a teenager
Sometimes you just need to fake it to have energy for your family
I want my family to have the best energy and give the best to them
Question Fourteen – 31:56
Any closing thoughts?
Find what works for you and your energy and often it’s the little steps
Question Fifteen – 32:44
How do we learn more about you?