Keeping Your Voice

Photo of Susan McCorkindale on the new episode of #FlawsAreTheNewBlack, talking about the importance of setting and keeping boundaries.

Not speaking up, not having boundaries, and not listening to what our guts are telling us is unwise at best and dangerous at worst.

The new episode of Flaws Are The New Black is about the importance of Keeping Your Voice and was inspired by an “ah ha!” moment I had while speed walking and trying desperately to lose five pounds. (Oy vey!)

What do I mean by keeping your voice?

I mean speaking up for yourself. Setting boundaries and sticking to them. Listening to your gut. Not speaking up, not having boundaries, and not listening to what our guts are telling us is unwise at best and dangerous at worst. I was pretty hugely flawed in this area and have been known to “go along to get along,” not share my opinion and not stick up for myself even though my gut was screaming at me to do so.

Don’t be like (the old) me.

Know your value. Hold fast to your boundaries. Keep and USE Your Voice.

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Did you see the one where Susan actually references “He Whose Name Must Not Be Spoken”?

A Memory about What's-his-name
Such a hottie.

And no, I’m not talking about Voldemort. The new episode of Flaws Are The New Black brought back a memory I thought I should share. Because the memory is attached to what’s-his-name, it might have given me pause but, you know me, almost nothing gives me pause ! Check it out. It’s actually pretty funny. Thanks!

Love, Susan

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TED Talk Research Results, Part I

I won the golden ticket!

A few weeks ago I won the opportunity to give a TED Talk this fall. At the time, the awesome folks at TEDx Tysons told me they’d be in touch to work with me on expanding my talk to 18-minutes in length. In touch when, I wondered. The next day? The day after? The night I won would have been alright with me, but you knew that.

So, type A that I am, I began my own research. As my talk is on The Gift of Grief, I’ve been reading books on grief and watching other TED Talks on the topic. But because I’m also riddled with ADHD and utterly addicted to TED Talks, my research has taken me slightly off topic. At this point I should have a trove of talks on grief, coping with grief, personal growth as a result of grief. But of course I don’t. What I do have is a collection of the funniest talks by the funniest speakers I could ever hope to find, and because I’m a very giving person, I thought I’d share Part I of my research results with you. You can thank me by coming to hear my talk this fall, which I can only hope will be as entertaining as those I’ve shared here.

Enjoy!

Susan

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Love yourself anyway

Can’t parallel park your car, balance your checkbook, or squeeze into your clothes from last summer? Welcome to the club! Join me for “Loving Yourself Anyway” on this week’s episode of Flaws Are the New Black and please, take a moment to subscribe. Thanks! Susan

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