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The Nerve to Make Inconvenient but aligned moves (with Kori Linn)

Are you tired of letting minor inconveniences derail your dreams? 

Whether it’s the inconvenience of starting a new routine, the discomfort of stepping out of your comfort zone, or the hassle of changing well-established patterns, these tiny speed bumps often have the power to bring our goals to a screeching halt. 

But what if these inconveniences are actually stepping stones, leading us to a path of growth and self-discovery?


In this episode, I have Kori Linn with me. Kori is a life coach, career whisperer, and host of the Satisfied AF podcast. Through speaking, workshops, one-on-one coaching, and group coaching, she teaches clients and audiences how to cultivate satisfaction and delight at work and in the rest of their lives, too. Here is a link to her freebie, the Satisfied AF Audit.

Kori is a fellow Taurus, and we share a lot of similarities, including our love for comfort and working from the couch!

Kori and I discuss the concept of making aligned choices, even when they are inconvenient. It’s about understanding the effort behind each joy and choosing a path that leads to personal growth and fulfillment.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Offloading and adding back tasks
  • Confronting emotional discomfort
  • External accountability and inconvenient joy
  • “Fun Type One” and “Fun Type Two”
  • Pushing boundaries

Minor hiccups can actually lead to major breakthroughs. If you're ready to learn how to navigate through life's little inconveniences without losing sight of your goals, tune in to this amazing conversation!

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FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPT:

Susan Hyatt (00:00):
Is there something you wish you had the nerve to do? Welcome to, you've Got Nerve, the podcast that teaches you how to conquer your fears, upgrade your mindset, and get up the nerve to go after whatever you want. If you wish you had the guts to go all in on your goals, dreams, and desires, this show is for you. I'm master certified life coach Susan Hyatt, and I am so excited for you to join me on this journey. Oh, hey everybody. Today I have a special guest, Corey Lynn is with me today. Now Corey is a life coach, career whisperer, and host of the Satisfied AF podcast through speaking workshops. One-on-one coaching and group coaching. She teaches clients and audiences how to cultivate satisfaction and delight. Y'all know I love her at work and in the rest of their lives too. So Corey's a fellow Taurus and we share a lot of similarities including our love for comfort and working from the couch.

(01:07):
So Corey and I discussed the concept of making aligned choices even when they're inconvenient, and it's about understanding the effort behind each joy and then choosing a path that leads to personal growth and fulfillment. She also discusses an awesome concept called fun type one and fun type two, the former being easy and instant gratification and the latter involving more effort and discomfort, but leading to a deeper sense of fun, delight and achievement. And I freaking love the topic of inconvenience because in a world obsessed with convenience and quick fixes, hello Amazon Prime, my God, listen, I'm the worst when I order something on Amazon or anywhere really. It's like even if it's next day, I'm like, why is it not already in my hands? So the idea of embracing inconvenience might seem strange, but most if not all successful journeys are speckled with a series of minor inconveniences that in hindsight lead to getting what you want.

(02:23):
Too many of us abandon our goals at the first sign of inconvenience, and it's understandable, right? We live in a society that sells the dream of smooth sailing. The illusion that the path to success is a straight unobstructed highway if you're living your right life. But in reality, it's more like a winding road with its fair fucking share of bumps and detours, maybe even some inclement weather. These minor inconveniences, whether we like 'em or not, are inevitable and shouldn't derail our dreams. So for example, let's say your dream is to launch a sustainable clothing line. The path to your dream is filled with minor inconveniences, getting funding, dealing with supply chain logistics or figuring out the marketing. Each of these tasks is probably not the reason you love fashion design, but they're critical in realizing your vision. Or let's say you wanted to become a doctor and that journey is filled with countless hours of studying clinical rotations and exams.

(03:34):
No one becomes a doctor because they love these things. But these steps, while inconvenient and exhausting, are fundamental to achieving the end goal of saving lives. Or think about a marathon runner. I'm training for one right now, the daily grind of training the early mornings, the Sora muscles might seem highly inconvenient, however, each run each ache. It's a small victory, a step toward the finish line. Inconvenience teaches us resilience, patience, and problem solving skills. My God, problem solving. Let me tell you something, everybody needs a master's in problem solving skills to do life. And when we navigate through these minor inconveniences, we learn more about ourselves, our strengths, our weaknesses, and our capacity. So the key is to embrace inconvenience, not as a barrier, but just as an important part of the journey. So here are some ways to help you navigate these challenges. Get your mind.

(04:43):
So instead of viewing inconvenience as a stumbling block, see it as an opportunity to learn and grow, plan for inconveniences. While you can't predict every obstacle, you can be mentally prepared, that inconveniences will occur, which makes it less daunting when they do, it's like you're anticipating these obstacles. Celebrate small victories. So each minor inconvenience you overcome is a step closer to your goal. Celebrate these as many milestones because then when another inconvenience hits or a major one, you have built up the muscle of already overcoming things. You're like, all right, I got through the last thing. I'm going to get through this one too and get support because sometimes the best way to handle an inconvenience is to ask for help or advice. So my yes group, big yes energy daily, we're in there asking each other for help and advice on small things and big things. Everything from moves to divorce to business building questions. So don't hesitate to reach out to mentors, friends or professionals. Me remember, you are stronger than a minor inconvenience, and that's all I've got to say about that. So let's get into this conversation with Corey. Welcome to the show, Corey. Lynn.

Kori Linn (06:10):
Hi. Thank you so much for having me.

Susan Hyatt (06:13):
All right, so Corey, I So audience, Corey and I share the same birthday and time.

Kori Linn (06:24):
Can y'all believe that? Wild.

Susan Hyatt (06:28):
So our charts are very similar, different birth years because I'm her big sister. That's right. And different cities, but wow, when I found that out. So we're both comfy, cozy tars who like to be set in our ways among other things.

Kori Linn (06:54):
And we love that sweet, sweet pleasure. We're there for luxury. We're there for a beautiful, gorgeous experience. I'm personally really there for laying on the couch a lot actually. I work from the couch a lot. I've just started doing reels and tos where I'm like, here I am working from the couch. You can do a lot from the couch.

Susan Hyatt (07:13):
You absolutely can do a lot from the couch. And listen, I've been kind of going down memory lane of my business through Facebook memories and things, and it's like my God, working from the couch, working from the kitchen table, working from this office for like, listen, we have been living the dream. Okay,

Kori Linn (07:36):
That is true.

Susan Hyatt (07:37):
But sometimes our dreams change. Sometimes we get new goals. I have a bunch of new goals. I know you do too. And something that's been fun to discuss with you Corey, is the concept of inconvenient moves. So say more.

Kori Linn (07:59):
Yes, inconvenient but aligned because if there's anything I'm good at and anything that I preach a lot, it's getting rid of things that are inconvenient and not aligned. If you don't have to do it, maybe it has to get done, but do you have to do it? If it doesn't need to be done by you, can we get it off your plate? So I'm actually, I think really good at getting things off my plate, which I think is a rare skill in our day and age. I think a lot of other people and specifically women and people socialize as women, they're not able to do that. And we could get into the backstory of why I think I have that skill, but I'm going to leave that to the side for now because the point I really want to focus on is I'm really good at getting rid of stuff, but when it comes to adding things back in things that will be inconvenient.

(08:45):
And by inconvenient, it could be as little as I just don't want to get off the couch and do it. Or it could be as hard as I'm going to have to overcome a lot of emotional discomfort to do that. I struggle more in that area, so I'm better I think at saying no and carving things out. And I hired Susan Hyatt to help me say bigger, wilder, bolder yeses and add stuff back in. And exactly the stuff that is aligned to my goals and my vision, who I want to be as a person, the kind of relationships I want to have, the kind of business I'm building, but the things that I wasn't necessarily tackling on my own. And it's interesting because I listed relationship life and business. I actually think relationship is an area where I do a lot of the inconvenient but aligned things because I have it in my head somehow. This is who I am, this is what it takes. But for my business and other areas of my personal life, there would definitely be times when I'd be like, this would be great and I'm not going to do it.

(09:48):
That's why I needed some help,

Susan Hyatt (09:50):
Which I think is highly relatable, right? Yes. So I know many of you listening probably could make a pretty lengthy list of ideas you've had, things you've wanted to do that are a good idea, and yet you find yourself really rebelling against doing this thing that is probably going to work out in your favor. And so why do you think we do that, Corey?

Kori Linn (10:17):
Oh, I love that question. And this is the kind of thing I think about all the time because I'm also a life coach and a career coach, and a lot of what I coach people on is them knowing what they want to do, but they're not doing it. So I really think there's a pretty wide and broad list. For some of us it's fear. For some of us it's just like we got to get the effort up. It's overcoming that inertia. I think for a lot of us, maybe some, oops, I think for a lot of us, maybe something happened in our past where we tried and then we were criticized. So there could be this maybe even subconscious story of trying is how I get hurt. Trying is how I get punished, and this is actually one of my favorite things to pick apart with my clients is what you want to do.

(11:05):
And there's all this resistance to doing it, so what's actually going on there? But in order for me to do that, I could do a lot of it on my own. And I did, and I've worked with other coaches, but I was really ready to untangle that at another level and I knew I needed some expert help to do it. And I think that's such a good point because even coaches need coaches to be like, okay, I can see other people's patterns, but what is happening up in here? And also for me, just someone to be like, why are you doing that thing again? And I'm like, oh, knowing I'm going to meet with Susan Hyatt and she's going to be like, did you do the thing? I'm doing the thing. So if you're like that too listeners, that's okay. There's nothing wrong with being like that. I see my clients and my friends dig on themselves so hard when they benefit from external accountability and I just think maybe you don't have to judge yourself for that. We're social mammals.

Susan Hyatt (11:59):
So good. And so one of the first things that we worked on together in terms of inconvenient things like inconvenient joy was something that we talked about. So we love joy, we love pleasure, and yet if it with you self-admittedly having the nerve to get off the couch and go someplace different, take a different route, do a different activity. What did you notice from the joy? Inconvenient, joy, inconvenient, adventure homework you've done?

Kori Linn (12:43):
Okay, yeah. So I'm going to go on a bit of a side here, but it's going to come back. So there's this idea that I've heard about just casually from friends. I don't know where it comes from, but it's this idea of fun type one and fun type two and fun type one is the kind of fun that we often think of. It's a party, it's a glass of wine, it's a cupcake, fun. Type two is the kind of fun that while you're doing it, you're like, why the fuck am I doing this right? It's a really hard hike, it's a really hard yoga class. It's really hard. While you're doing it, there's a big part of you that's like, this is misery. But right after you're done you're like, oh yes, I did that. That was fun. Even though in the moment you probably didn't think it was super fun.

(13:23):
And I think as a tourist, I'm really good at type one fun. I'm really good at, I'm going to sit on the couch, I'm really good at, I'm going to have this most immaculate, gorgeous glass of wine. That's exactly what I want. I'm going to make a grilled cheese, which I discovered actually while working with Susan Hyatt that I can eat grilled cheese. This if I make them with the right kind of cheese because I here two four thought I couldn't have any dairy without pills and consequences. So just keep doing experiments. You can be amazed. Side note. But I think with Susan Hyatt, those aligned but inconvenient joys, some of that is type two fun, where you're going to involve doing something that might feel hard. It's going to involve doing something that might feel uncomfortable and that's probably why you're avoiding it, or this is about me probably why I was avoiding it.

(14:10):
I love country dancing, but I moved away from my country dancing community a few years ago. So an inconvenient joy is flying back to Seattle to have the wonderful aligned joy of dancing with that community or an inconvenient joy is doing. Susan Hyatt's 3, 2, 1, which if you don't know what that is, I'm hoping Susan Hyatt will link it in the show notes because it's an incredible business building tool that I've actually been using for 10 years because I learned about it from Susan Hyatt for free a million years ago. So that feels like in the moment you're like, oh, it's awkward. I have to reach out to people. But then when you do it and you get an amazing client, then you get that other kind of fun that's just like the fun, fun. So I think that's what a lot of the inconvenient joys are. It's like it's being willing to go through the uncomfortable part. It's being willing to go through the hard part. In a lot of ways it's like what Susan Hyatt was talking about last week.

(15:06):
Hopefully it's last week in a different episode where you give up the good thing for the great thing. So listen, I love to sit on the couch and I'm going to keep doing it a lot, but I can sacrifice a few hours of couch time in order to do something that's going to move my life towards the next version of it, the future version of it. Actually a lot of that can even be done from the couch if we're being really honest. So I think it's about being willing. I love pleasure and I think it's really important to be able to feel it and experience the moment. And a lot of my clients, sometimes they're actually too good at delaying gratification. They never experience it, but sometimes we have to go the opposite direction where we're really good at experiencing gratification and sometimes we need to swap that out and delay it or being willing to do the hard thing to get to the future. That's something we want even more than we want the couch. If such a thing exists,

Susan Hyatt (15:57):
If such a thing exists. Well, I think it's like, I love how you described the difference between fun type one, fun type two and fun type one I would say needs to be our baseline. That's just a constant fun and joy that's easy accessible for us, I think should be going on all the time. And I agree, right? And fun type two. So interesting is something that would require a little more. I'm going to sign up for, I can't even believe it, a marathon. And I've done halves. I've not done a full, but that is for sure. That might be fun. Type three. That might be. But getting on a plane to meet up with your friends who aren't local to you is fun. Type two, right?

Kori Linn (17:03):
Well, the plane part is fun. Type three, paying the money, planning it. I love to see people, but all the little text messages and things that requires to make things happen sometimes are not my favorite. Yeah.

Susan Hyatt (17:19):
What's interesting, oh, go ahead.

Kori Linn (17:22):
I was just going to say, I think also sometimes it's like we need that fun type one to recharge our battery, like you were saying, as a baseline, as a constant. That's what makes life delicious and that's really important I think as a baseline because then our goals are not this magical thing. We expect to save us from ourselves because when your life is really good, you don't need saving from your life. But also fun type two is often what creates space for more fun type one later. So my example is always, I don't actually love going to the grocery store. I go to the grocery store because I want future Cory to have the things from the grocery store. I'm willing to do the labor. It's not my least favorite thing, it's just like, it's okay. But a lot of times that fun type two is enabling future fun type one because it would be super cool if we could have a life that was entirely 1.0. I don't know why I started calling that if we could have a life that was totally type one fun, but we generally can't in this incarnation or I haven't figured it out. So being able to weave these two together and know when to employ, which I think is a really beautiful thing to lead to a life that feels really yummy to be in and also is going in the direction you want it to go in.

Susan Hyatt (18:35):
Absolutely. And I think that there are certain things too that are just necessary to create. You're saying the result that you want. And so taking the time to plant evergreens in my planters so that when I pull into my driveway I have beautiful things to look at. That's absolutely, I'm already fricking delighted. That was what we did over the weekend.

Kori Linn (19:06):
I love that.

Susan Hyatt (19:06):
So it's like your future delight, your future joy, your future fund depends on inconveniences and things that just take effort.

Kori Linn (19:18):
I think it's the effort really. Sometimes it's inconvenient effort, sometimes it's just effort. But I think plants are a great example because I have tons of plants in my house and I love them. They're gorgeous and once a week it's time to water them. And I never am super excited for that part. I could tell a more powerful story about it, about how I'm nourishing them and sometimes I do. But if I'm being really honest, I'm like, yeah, I don't want to get up from the couch and do it, but I'm willing to do it and I'm willing to take on that commitment and that effort because I love the plants and I think the evergreens in your front yard are a great example too of you only probably have to plant them once, but there is care and feeding. And when we have things that matter to us that are important in our lives, a lot of times it's not a one and done there is going to be care and feeding so that we can continue to have the delights and joys, right? It's like you've got to order the tea to have the tea in your house to drink the drinking of. It's more fun probably than the ordering of it, but both are required for that ecosystem.

Susan Hyatt (20:21):
Well, and really it's the consistent effort that it takes to stay delighted is really I think an interesting part of this that you're describing because we have six pets in this house and over the weekend the three dogs were driving me a little crazy and I was thinking about the amount of time that I spend feeding them, watering them, walking them, playing with them. But it fills me with so much love and delight that it's worth it to me. And so I think that that's when we're in inertia on our couches, we have to tell ourselves a story about what we're going to feel in the future by taking these risks, doing the inconvenient thing.

Kori Linn (21:17):
You got to sell yourself on it.

(21:20):
You really have to sell yourself on it. I think to get yourself, this is my whole life is basically me selling myself on things. I do physical therapy activities. I do 'em usually three to five times a week, which I think is pretty good, but every single time it's time to do them. I have a little tantrum internally, but I'm just like, well, I really like walking and I really want my knees to work and feel as good as possible, so I'm going to do this 20 minutes of effort, but I have to sell myself and I can't sell to me. I don't sell myself on doing the activity I sell myself on. You'll feel really good when you're done and it's going to increase the likelihood that you can take these long walks you like. And I think that's a really important point of figuring out why are you doing something and listen, if there's not a good sales pitch, maybe what if we don't?

(22:10):
Which brings us back to, that's my superpower of like, wait a minute, what's the payoff here? Do I give a shit about that payoff if I don't give a shit and maybe I don't need the thing, whatever the thing is, and then that can be eliminated. But again, if all you do is eliminate things, eventually you're going to get it. Life is a little bit empty and you're going to be a little bored even if you have a really fantastic couch. So you've got to be decluttering out what you don't want and then bringing back in what you do want.

Susan Hyatt (22:37):
Well, and I also think that what plays into it is okay, correct. I love how you said you're always selling yourself on things. Me too. And I have a very vivid imagination about what could be possible with the thing, whether it's the marathon thing or now I'm hot on this idea that we're going to boat the loop, which for those of you who don't know what the loop is,

Kori Linn (23:09):
Which is me, I don't know what the loop is.

Susan Hyatt (23:10):
Okay, so the loop is we can technically take our boat from Kentucky Lake down the locks and dams to the Gulf, go all the way up the Atlantic, up Canada across and back down again. It's called the Great Loop,

Kori Linn (23:28):
Okay? Wow.

Susan Hyatt (23:30):
Depending on how fast your boat, I mean you're talking like with the cruiser we have, you would only be going a couple of miles an hour. So it could take you six weeks, it could take you a year. And a lot of people will stop along the way of the loop. They might fly somewhere. There are some people that stay on their boat the entire time, they never do anything but boat dock in the marina, go on. But a lot of people, and that would be me when I do it, I would hike in all these different areas. I would probably fly to see my kids, whatever I bought all these books you want to talk about inconvenient joy,

Kori Linn (24:15):
That sounds pretty inconvenient, but what a cool experience also when you do things that are inconvenient, you're doing something less people have done because a lot of people won't overcome that.

Susan Hyatt (24:25):
Correct. And guess what? There's like, I ordered all three popular books that exist on this topic and I'm like, there's a huge opportunity here to be like, this could be another book. This could be Scott Hyatt is like, oh my God. I mean he wants to do it, but he doesn't want to do it yet. And I'm like, oh, we're escalating this plan. But it's the kind of thing I'm selling myself at many levels on this of this experience, pairing it with a book and future opportunities. Or I could tell myself the story that who does that? That's going to be too much. I'm just going to sit right here. Which sitting right here is a great life.

Kori Linn (25:16):
I mean, you're preaching to the choir sitting right here. But I think I love to explore both what are the drawbacks? What are the things that could suck about it, which usually our brain's going to do anyways. We have negativity bias. Our brain's often left with its own devices is going to turn towards what will be difficult. I do think it's important to spend some time with that part of things and just be like, am I willing to go through that? Am I willing to pep myself up and continuously maybe have to coach myself or whatever it would require. But then you do also need to tell yourself the other side of the story about how amazing could it be and how interesting could it be? And I think you're really good at that, right? Again, that's why I hired you.

(26:07):
But I do think sometimes people do get so caught up in their fantasy of what they think something will be like that they forget to do the part where they think about, okay, but it's also going to be this, right? So I think looking at both is really important, making an educated choice and then whatever choice you make, love yourself about it. Have your back about it. If you're going to say no to one aligned, but inconvenient thing too inconvenient, don't beat yourself up about that. And if you're going to say yes to something that's aligned, but super inconvenient, pep yourself up. Talk about what a badass you are. Talk about how much courage and conviction it took to do that. Because what I see people do so often is the opposite, where they beat themselves up for not taking risks, and then the risks they do take, they beat themselves up for taking the risks. And I'm like, that's a recipe for being miserable all the time, whether you're on your couch or voting on the loop. And so let's not do that of all the options, let's not pick that one,

Susan Hyatt (27:05):
Right. You bring up a good point because it is important to gather facts and to make a decision. And I love how you worded. Am I willing to go through that? So am I willing to go through the long run training on weekends for this marathon? Am I willing to put six animals on a boat?

Kori Linn (27:32):
Oh my gosh, I did not even think about the animals on the boat. So a question I always ask or I like to ask is not just am I willing to go through it, but am I willing to love myself through it,

Susan Hyatt (27:44):
Right? That's

Kori Linn (27:45):
Such great question. We're all just going through life, but that's not a high bar. What if we love ourselves through it? Can you love yourself on the boat with six animals and Mr. Hyatt, right? Which we all know we love him, but sometimes

Susan Hyatt (28:00):
Listen, I don't know. So there's a lot, which is why I ordered the three books that exist so I can learn more and make that decision about if my cats are going to have matching sailor outfits or not.

Kori Linn (28:17):
I can totally see a kind of coaching, it's almost like a book tour, but it's not a book tour, but it's like a boat tour where you're just doing little events, probably not little. I've been to some Susan Height events and they are fabulous. So you're doing these events on the loop. I think that would be super fun and very much your style.

Susan Hyatt (28:35):
This is my idea. We'll stop because there's, you go past New York, you go past Boston, you go, and so I could have a stop in these places. We could hike these great places. Listen, this shit is about to get loopy, but I'm selling myself on, okay, yes, it's going to be wildly inconvenient and look at all these fun things that could happen as a result, and you can take breaks and fly home and come back and all that, right?

Kori Linn (29:07):
And if we're having no inconveniences in our life, we're probably not having much of anything else either. So usually every big, beautiful, bold thing we want is going to require some inconveniences. Having a partner is something people want so badly, and having a partner involves a lot of inconveniences. Running your life with another person is hard. People want to have children. And having children requires a lot of inconveniences as well. You want this big fancy job that's going to require inconveniences. You want to run a business. People always tell me how much they want to run a business, and I'm like, I support you. I love that. It's one of my favorite things I do is having my own business and also y'all, the inconveniences, you have to understand your tax liabilities in a very different way. You have to pay estimated. It's like all these little things. I have so many people who are like, I want to run a business, but I don't want to do sales. And I'm like, okay, well,

Susan Hyatt (30:06):
You don't want to run a business.

Kori Linn (30:08):
The price of admission, the inconveniences are generally one of the prices of admission, but also having some inconveniences can make your life fun and interesting. People love to do puzzles. If you ask someone to do a puzzle, no one wants to do a puzzle with four pieces that would be very boring for adults. So I like to pitch myself and sell myself on this too, of like, okay, right now you're thinking about how annoying and hard it'll be, but also you love puzzles, you love to solve things you love to play around, so that's another way you can sell yourself on the inconveniences.

Susan Hyatt (30:43):
I love that.

Kori Linn (30:44):
If it's aligned to do so.

Susan Hyatt (30:47):
I know I actually do love to solve puzzles and figure stuff out, and I think most people do. It's like being nobody about your own potential, whatever it is that you and listen for those of you who are like, I'm not doing shit, okay, I'm here for

Kori Linn (31:08):
You. I support you also, I also support people who aren't doing shit. But I think the thing is, if you think about an inconvenience or an effort as a puzzle, it can be actually a lot more fun. The interesting thing about humans, we'll do work and be like, that was work and I didn't like it and I got paid for it. And then we'll go do a very similar set of activities for fun that no one's paying us for. We'll be like, that was a great time. So that's an interesting thing too.

Susan Hyatt (31:36):
Yeah, and I think that, so what has happened in your life since you decided to get a little more inconvenient with joy?

Kori Linn (31:49):
So I think one of the biggest, most noticeable differences is I have traveled so much more. Like I am a person who wants to go places and has set my life up in a lot of ways so that it can be really convenient for me to go places. And I absolutely did not go places. I was just like, no, I can travel, but I don't really flying. I don't really like being away from home. These are very, there's joy in travel and I love exploring other cities, but there's all these little inconveniences that would kind of weigh me down into I'm just not going to do that. And so working with Susan Hyatt, I've done so much travel and a lot of that is because of the package I signed up for involves getting to have things like VIP days and retreats. And I was like, well, if I'm having a VIP day, I'm not going to stay in Sacramento.

(32:37):
That would be silly. I should go. And so I did something that I think a lot of people do and can be really, really smart, which is I got a forcing function. So I got the forcing function of hiring Susan Hyatt, which then forced me to make different choices and a bunch of, I signed up for a year, and so it was like I was high volume. Here we go. We're not just going to do one thing. And so I kind of put myself in this situation where I am also going to be making different choices and choosing inconveniences in my own life or in my business when I'm not on a call with Susan or in the IP day with Susan. But I also, there are so many things, the package I signed up for that involve that. And so I've been to where have we been? We've been to Ville, which is kind of Sonoma County, coastal California. We've been to Napa, California. I've been to Savannah with you twice now. I'm going to go back to Savannah with you again. We're going to San Diego, and then we have another one, which I think we're going to go to Seattle, which is my old stomping ground. But I just thought it'd be a really fun place to be together. I'm

Susan Hyatt (33:43):
So excited about that. You want to go to Seattle? That is so fabulous.

Kori Linn (33:49):
I love Seattle. So yeah, so I, but the travel, and especially, I'd always wanted to go to Savannah, but it's even when I lived in North Carolina, I just never made it down there. And then I certainly wasn't prioritizing doing that from living in California, but you were like, here's where the event is. And I was like, guess I'm going there. And I loved it. I loved Savannah. It's beautiful. The food's amazing. And the second time I went, brought my partner with me and she loves it, and now she's coming back next time. So it's just getting fresh things into my life in a way. I'm picking some of them. You're picking some of them, and it's kind of like if you've cooked all the same meals all the time and you really like the meals you're cooking, but you're kind of a little bored with them, just hiring someone to give you some mystery food that you don't know what it's going to be is kind of scary. But you might get served something that you're like, wow, actually I'm obsessed with this now. And then co-creating with someone is such a great way to get you out of whatever your normal patterns are, because the stuff that you've deeply normalized with yourself, they'll be like, why are you doing that? You're always doing that to me. You're like, what's that? Why are you doing that? What is that?

Susan Hyatt (35:06):
Well, Liz, I know I do as a coach, I do enjoy finding part of your puzzle, finding the places where you think this is how it is, or this is normal, or this is not movable. And I am like, well, wait a minute. I don't know about this thing over here. So I love that you brought up food because I'm cooking again. I know y'all are shocked.

Kori Linn (35:38):
What

Susan Hyatt (35:39):
I did

Kori Linn (35:40):
See a pot pie on your stories.

Susan Hyatt (35:42):
I haunted pot pie, which is why when you're like, oh, I got fed something new. Listen, I don't know what's going on with me right now. There's a whole lot of change in creativity happening, and all of a sudden I'm interested in cooking. I've been cooking for two whole weeks. I know everyone's fainting who's listening to this.

Kori Linn (36:06):
I love this because I love how we can surprise ourselves. One of my favorite thoughts is like, you know what? I'm willing to be wrong in the most delightful ways, and we never fully know everything about ourselves. In five years. I might not even like the couch. I don't think that's happening. I think the couch and I are married, but anything's possible.

Susan Hyatt (36:25):
Anything is possible. Listen, I did so much cooking when my children were younger that I'm realizing now, and it's not that I didn't understand this, but now I'm cooking for one or two people and there's no, it's not rushed. I don't have to, there's no deadline to feed these people, and so I'm free to do what I want, and I'm like, oh, I'm actually a really, really good cook, and I'm remembering that about myself. I just got into where I hated it for decades.

Kori Linn (37:00):
Well, anytime we feel like we have to do something, if we feel trapped in it, it sucks all the pleasure out of it. So I think it makes total sense that you're like, I absolutely never have to cook again. But what if I do?

Susan Hyatt (37:13):
What if I make this haunted pot pie that y'all, I'll have to put a picture in the show notes so you know what I'm talking about.

Kori Linn (37:21):
Yeah, I saw the picture. It looks like it has a face. The pie does, which sounds weird, but it makes sense when you see the image. It

Susan Hyatt (37:27):
Was impeccable. It was so delicious. Listen, I said to Scott Hyatt, I'm like, how does it feel to be married to a master chef?

Kori Linn (37:37):
I love that.

Susan Hyatt (37:38):
He was like, oh my God. Now everything he takes a bite of. I'm like, isn't it amazing? He's like, what do I say? But yes,

Kori Linn (37:48):
That's what I do when I cook. I'm also like, I'm either, everyone else loves it and I'm like, this does not meet my standards for some reason, I'm French when things don't meet my standards or I'm like, look what I've done here. And I'm very proud and impressed with myself,

Susan Hyatt (38:03):
Right? Look what I've done here. Well, so Corey, I'm going to put obviously in the show notes all the ways people can hang out with you. What's your preferred way for people to learn more about you?

Kori Linn (38:17):
I think my preferred way right now is Instagram, but stay tuned because it might become TikTok. I'm going to start sharing on TikTok little videos, and I've been doing reels on Instagram for a while, but those are great ways. Also, if I do say so myself, I think my podcast is really spectacular. My podcast is called Satisfied Af, and it will help you feel more satisfied in your career, in your relationships, in hobbies, friendships, in any area of your life. So I would love if people could find me there.

Susan Hyatt (38:51):
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