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Society of Women Engineers -- Changing Your Life Starts Today!

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During a monthly meeting for the Society of Women Engineers - Eastern Nebraska Chapter, I was asked to inspire and entertain 20 women. Sharing how to make changes in their own lives to enhance them where needed with questions, honesty, and energy were a big part of the evening. Each attendee also received a copy of my fist book, "It's Time: Changing Your Life Starts Today".

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Society of Women Engineers -- Changing Your Life Starts Today!

  1. 1. Changing Your Life Starts TODAY! Eastern Nebraska Society of Women Engineers SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 Michelle A. Homme Constant Change, LLC
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  4. 4. A little about you… MISSION: S T IMULATE S WOMEN TO ACHI EVE FUL L POT ENT IAL IN CARE E RS AS ENGINE E RS AND L EADERS . E XPANDS THE IMAGE OF THE ENGINE E RING PROF E S S ION AS A POS I T IVE FORCE IN THE QUAL I TY OF L I F E , AND DEMONS TRATE S THE VALUE OF DIVE RS I TY. OBJECTIVES: INFORM YOUNG WOMEN, THE IR PARENTS , COUNS E LORS , AND THE GENE RAL PUBL IC, OF THE QUAL I F ICATIONS AND ACHI EVEMENTS OF WOMEN ENGINE E RS AND THE OP PORTUNI TI E S OP EN TO THEM. AS S I S T WOMEN IN READYING THEMS E LVE S FOR A RE TURN TO ACT IVE WORK AF T E R T EMPORARY RE T IREMENT. S E RVE AS A CENT E R OF INFORMAT ION ON WOMEN IN ENGINE E RING. ENCOURAGE WOMEN ENGINE E RS TO AT TAIN HIGH L EVE LS OF EDUCATION AND PROF E S S IONAL ACHI EVEMENT. - C O U R T E S Y O F H T T P : / / W W W . S W E - N E B R A S K A . O R G / A B O U T . H T M L @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 4
  5. 5. Tell me more about you!!! @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 5
  6. 6. What you need to know about me… @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 6
  7. 7. I have the privilege of inspiring people by giving them permission to search for and find their best selves. I teach them how to use their inner compass as they travel a new journey while passionately encouraging them as we together develop the right attitude, to find the positive, and to challenge themselves every day. Growing becomes their way of life as they open up and begin to listen to the voice of their dreams and follow their hearts. @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 7
  8. 8. OBJECTIVES •No cooking tonight! •Learn something new •Open to new ideas •Laugh •The G.I.F.T. © •Become better women •The “G” word @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 8
  9. 9. It began on a dark and stormy night… @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 9
  10. 10. PROACTIVE VS. REACTIVE Make your life personal! • Turn heads! • Get involved! • Be creative! • Take a stand! • Help others! • Dream! @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 10
  11. 11. The Life of a Dream • Anything is possible! • Felt no fear When we were young… Then we got older… • Listen to our • Reason came to town • Listened to other people heart • Regrets Now… @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 11
  12. 12. Forever young… What was YOUR dream when you were little? Why was it your dream? When did you notice it slipping away? Do you still have that dream? @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 12
  13. 13. POP QUIZ!!! @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 13
  14. 14. HUFFINGTON POST & STEM Lauren Yesko & The Huffington Post “When it comes to keeping girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathmatics, mentorship is crucial.” – Rebecca Searies, March 13, 2014 @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 14
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  16. 16. STEM in Omaha Omaha World Herald article - May 2014 Papillion LaVista School District STEM Academy @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 16
  17. 17. The Ripple Effect •It starts with YOU!!! •How? • Volunteer • Speak • Write • Mentor • Create @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 17
  18. 18. Are you ready? @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 18
  19. 19. “Having it all” and “doing it all” are two different things! @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 19
  20. 20. Sound like anyone you know? The Mom song @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 20
  21. 21. In order for you to start anew, you have to know where you are now… @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 21
  22. 22. …so let’s start here… @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 22
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  24. 24. Let’s be honest here… • Who are you? • Follow your heart • Feed your soul • Embrace the journey • Love the ride • BLOOM! @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 24
  25. 25. If your friends won’t tell you the truth, who will? @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 25
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  27. 27. This is how you change the world... @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 27
  28. 28. Girls, girls, girls… How many of you have daughters? • Be anyone • Go anywhere • Do anything @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 28
  29. 29. The girl that gave up on herself… How we are seen by others... NO more "fat" talk! NOT sorry! @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 29
  30. 30. NEVER, EVER APOLOGIZE FOR TALENT! @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 30
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  32. 32. Let’s test a theory… Write one complete sentence describing something you have achieved. Who wants to share? • We don’t start the sentence with “I” • We don’t want to come off as bragging • We hide our achievements (remember that girl) • We acknowledge someone else’s achievement • We pass the buck – give someone else credit • We lessen the achievement @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 32
  33. 33. …but that’s not the WORST we do… @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 33
  34. 34. Here is a hint…. @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 34
  35. 35. WE QUESTION OUR WORTH HELLO, GORGEOUS! HI , BEAUTIFUL! @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 35
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  38. 38. “I can’t” vs. “I will” So, what’s the difference? @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 38
  39. 39. What do you think of when you hear the word, “GRIT?” @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 39
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  41. 41. The Power of “YES” •When we say “no”, we say “yes” •We choose “There is NOTHING I can do.” @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 41
  42. 42. Ask questions! • What do I want to be different? • How can I achieve my goal? • Will I need help? • Who will help me? • What kind of obstacles will I face? • How will I overcome them? • Can I sustain this? • How will you keep yourself accountable? @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 42
  43. 43. Truth and Dare •Brutally honest •Reevaluate when needed •Write things down •Trust your gut @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 43
  44. 44. SHHHHH…. don’t tell… @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 44
  45. 45. …here we go!!! @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 45
  46. 46. The hardest part is over! @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 46
  47. 47. Let’s keep going! • Be positive! • Write it down! •Recognize a bad moment! • Let it go! •Perspective! • NEVER GIVE UP! @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 47
  48. 48. Quit being such a control freak! @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 48
  49. 49. Attitude @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 49
  50. 50. Effort @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 50
  51. 51. Show me your MOXIE! • What is MOXIE? • Making • Ourselves • Xtraordinary • In • Everything Where do you get MOXIE? How do you show MOXIE? • Be unpredictable • Laugh • Give to others • Live with no regrets @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 51
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  53. 53. Why? @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 53
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  55. 55. 4 Reasons we don’t act •Not the right time •Fear of failure •No money •No time @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 55
  56. 56. 8 6 , 4 0 0 The difference is not how much time we get…the difference is how we use it. Make time… @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 56
  57. 57. The “G” word GUILT @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 57
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  59. 59. Empower other women EVERY DAY! @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 59
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  61. 61. Your BEST self starts now! • 3G + 3Wx3G = S • Accomplishments – every single, itty bitty one • Goals – even the crazy ones! • Noah & Allie • Give unconditionally • Challenge yourself • Put your walls down • Forgive yourself @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 61
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  64. 64. Feed your soul 1. What questions should I be asking myself? 2. Is this what I want to be doing? 3. How do I want the world to be different because I lived in it? 4. How do I want to be different because I lived in the world? 5. What do I love to practice? 6. Is this what I want to be doing? - Marcia Beck, Oprah Magazine, February 2011 @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 64
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  69. 69. What day do most people CHOOSE to change their lives? SUN MON TUES WED THU FRI SAT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 It Starts Today! @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 69
  70. 70. 6 Ways to Have a Great Day • Exercise. • Smile. • Sing & dance. • Learn • Find your joy. • Gather your tribe. @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 70
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  72. 72. Michelle A. Homme www.constantchangetoday.com • The G.I.F.T. © creator • Motivational speaker • Published author • Blogger Constant Change, LLC @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 72
  73. 73. Thank you!!! • Angel McMullen-Gunn • Lara Braddy • Lara Syrocki • Eastern Nebraska Society of Women Engineers • OPPD @ItStartsToday Constant Change, LLC © 2014 73

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