Will I see you at the #PowerTribe LIVE?

Talk about getting out of your own way…

I am doing just that.

Something that scares and thrills me at the same time.

I’m hosting the #PowerTribe LIVE event, Nov. 1 in Toronto.

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(If you aren’t in Toronto, this is just the first. I am excited to bring it to other cities, so let me know if it resonates and you think it’s a great fit for your city!)

Because…

As working women, we fundamentally struggle with similar issues, but are rarely given the opportunity to ask for what we need.

A chance to candidly ask other women:

“How do I….” and hear how others have navigated the similar challenges we all face.

We have so much to learn from each other…and you can start at the upcoming #PowerTribe LIVE.

It’s like nothing you have ever experienced.

You will leave with new perspectives around what’s currently keeping you feeling stuck or bringing you less than joy.

It’s relevant, uplifting and productive.

Promise.

It’s really powerful and I’d LOVE to have you!

Space is limited so don’t delay.  Early Bird pricing ends Sept. 30.

Here’s the link to read more: https://bit.ly/2NUMImo

 

Do you want to be a part of my Affiliate Program, you don’t need to live in TO?

Because my community is only so wide, I have created an Affiliate program.

It means if you believe in what I am up to, even if you aren’t in the same city, and would like to help spread the word, I will create your special link to the Ticketing Site for you to share with your community, and you will earn 10% of the ticket price as thanks from me to you.

It takes a village and I want to lift others as I am being lifted.

Just email me with the Subject: Affiliate and I’ll get back to you.

I have created ‘suggested email text’ to make it easier for you too.

Let’s do this.

And thank you for staying connected. I know it’s been a long time.

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How Are You Speaking to Yourself?

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I used to speak to myself with such unkindness, most of the time not even realizing it or it’s impact.

Luckily, I no longer do and shared a bit of my story in my most recent Huffington Post blog.

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Hope you enjoy… and think about share your story, or this article, with your daughters. It might be a new and invaluable perspective.

 

If you do the 24 Hour Challenge, please report back because I’d LOVE to hear how it goes.

You can share on any of the social platforms:

  • Twitter: @TurnerCoaching
  • Facebook: @GOOYOW – This is a closed Facebook group, so you know that the women in here are just like you. Wanting to thrive at work and in life, but we don’t know what we don’t know.  Be sure to join!  I’d love to hear from you.

Or simply stay connected on Insta: @GetOutOfOwnWay

Have an amazing day!

I Dropped The Ball

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It’s been a long time since I’ve shared.

As working women I know you can relate to juggling too many balls.  The feeling of just too much – that something has to give. My blog was a ball I chose to drop. 

I dropped it with a choice to be kind to myself. Full stop.

 

But now I’m back.

I have clarity and intention.

My mission is to be back in service to women just like us.

Women who want to:

  •        Thrive at work and in life but too often feel like we are failing at both.
  •         Do what we have been avoiding with increased confidence.
  •         Expand our networks in ways that add value to us and work within our schedule
  •         Connect with other like-minded women in relevant and productive ways
  •         Stop feeling like we are alone.
  •         Learn and leverage how others navigate similar scenarios

Sure, but why does it feel like such a challenge sometimes? 

Because this is life and our lives are full.  

And…it is the ONLY life we have to live.

What I now know is that the details around us are not going to change, just how we choose to navigate them can. 

But, we don’t know what we don’t know. 

Which leads me to my mission.  

My mission is to be an outlet for women, just like us. To plug into and to create the change we desire.  To leverage the experiences of other women in service of each other. I have some exciting new projects on the go that I CAN’T wait to share!

But in the meantime…

I just wrote a Huffington Post article titled: Is Status Quo Killing You? .

A great place to start is choosing to do things differently. To start taking inspired action. To get out of your own way, #GOOYOW, so you can live a life that brings you way more fun, joy, and success. 

Until the next time!

Best wishes, me.

3 Leadership Lessons from Yoga

After almost a decade hiatus from yoga I decided to try again six months ago – but quit after one class because I got hurt.

I allowed my competitive, “try your best”, self to take over…and yoga won.

Since then I have turned 40 and my body is screaming at me to do something differently, so I decided to check my ego at the door and try again.

The class was SO HARD.

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Stop Fueling What You Don’t Want

I was reminded of this as I lay inside the MRI machine, feeling the solution being pumped through my IV and causing a wave of nausea to overcome me.

Getting sick wasn’t an option.

I knew I couldn’t move.

I also knew that if I kept focusing on the nausea and getting sick…I would.

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3 Ways to Get Unstuck, No Matter How You Got There

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My world was rocked by our recent trip to Africa.

It was a combination of the elephants, rhinos, hippos, zebras, warthogs, etc… that were just in feet from us, and the connections we made with some exceptional human beings both big and small.

Memories and experiences we will never forget. You can find the Kenya 2016 album on my personal Facebook page.

The small humans that had such an impact on us were the kids from my father’s project hannehowardfund.org.  These kids have all grown up in a Nairobi slum, an environment that is hard to imagine until you physically see one, some are orphans, yet in spite of their realities these children were humbling.

They are hard working, welcoming, grateful, strong, joyous and fun. These kids penetrated my heart.

They have the same dreams and aspirations as our kids, but didn’t have the great fortune of being born in a country like ours.

It’s a combination of all of the above that left me feeling stuck. Questioning “What am I doing with my life?”

No matter what causes these feelings, I know I am not alone.

Feeling like we are spinning our wheels, questioning ourselves…. feeling stuck.

Here are 3 Steps to Move Past Stuck:

1. Talk about it.

Sometimes we can’t figure it out alone. It may sound cliché but talking about it helped me so much.  Find a friend or three or four, who will listen, without judgment and just share.  I found that even hearing myself say things out loud was helpful, let alone hearing another person’s perspectives.

2. See the bigger picture:

It’s literally about lifting ourselves out from only focusing on the moment. Choosing to see the larger picture and how things fit together helped me gain a perspective I was blind to earlier on.  It’s like I was only focusing on the 2 missing pieces of my rich and beautiful 1,000 piece puzzle.

3. Be ok with it, because this too shall pass:

A wise friend shared a metaphor that really resonated about being an explorer.

That you have to trust in the direction you are heading, accepting that it’s never a straight line. Sometimes it’s smooth sailing and other times there are stormy seas that literally knock you over.  No matter what the conditions, you just can’t give up.  If you do, you’ll never get there.  If you turn back, you’ll never know.

So needless to say, the combination of these three has brought me back.

No longer feeling stuck.

The irony, is that none of the details around me changed, just how I chose to navigate them that did.

The same will hold for you.

 

Session Update:

I’m am hosting a 5 week, virtual, P.O.W.E.R Toolkit program for women who know that they need to create change. Women who are done doing the same thing and expecting a different outcome.

This TOOLKIT program is for you if:

  • You would benefit from being held accountable to create the change at work or in life that you know you’ve been thinking about.
  • You are ready to learn how to replace the limiting habits that are keep you stuck with ones that enable you to thrive.
  • Connect with other like-minded women and leverage their perspectives.

Details:

  • Start date: March 22nd.
  • Every Tuesday from 12-1 EST.
  • Investment $200
  • Here’s the LINK for more information
  • Email me with any questions victoria@yourpoweroutlet.com

 

There’s No Such Thing as Balance

The word balance sets us up for failure.

We can’t possibly do everything, let alone well, no matter how hard we try.

I say it’s not about balance.

It’s about choice.

Giving ourselves permission to make choices…and be good with them.

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