Interview with Susan McCord

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I just love what I do! I can't wait to get going with whatever project I have for the day. Whether it is completing a blog post, editing a video, getting ready for an interview or working on a film set, I am motivated! I learn something new every day which makes me happy!
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I read a book a week on my ipad and change up my selections regularly. I have a very diverse selection of books in my library and enjoy numerous topics! I tend to go for non fiction but I also love a good romance novel as well.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I started writing in a diary/journal when I was 10 years old and then started writing poetry shortly after that. I really wanted to write lyrics for music and still hope to implement that into my crazy life one day soon. The first story I ever wrote was for a local contest about life as a single mother.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am a huge fan of fitness and make it a part of my daily ritual. I play golf, go to yoga 3 times per week, weight train 2-3 days per week, ride my spin bike at home and also get outside on my bike when the weather permits. I am also a very social woman and love to attend anything that allows me to meet new people. I am also a dating and relationship coach and see regular clients, I host a ladies meetup group, attend networking events and spend quality "girl time" with my friends. My husband is an avid cyclist which I support by cheering him on at most of his events. I also work for the film industry when I am not busy filming my own Lifestyle Talk Show.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1) Shantaram by Gregory Roberts The best book I have ever read! Captivating from beginning to end. What a story!
2) A True Story Life Under the Veil by Jean Sasson : I have read everything Jean has written about women in the middle East. Her books are eye opening and should be read by everyone!
3) A House in The Sky by Amanda Lindhout : A very real & terrifying ordeal about a Canadian woman held hostage in Somalia
4) The Kite Runner by Khalid Abdalla : I am drawn to stories about people from Afghanistan and the hard times they have had to face.
5) Lets Pretend this Never Happened by Jenny Lawson: I liked this book because of the humor and her interesting writing style. I can relate to her as a blogger.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Vancouver, Canada. My childhood was the reason I started to write as it was not always an easy time at home. We all have a story that we learn and grow from which is what makes us interesting. No one escapes this learning curve and that is a good thing for the most part because it shapes who we are. This is a new chapter in my life which I am happy and very excited to be in!
Why did you choose to become involved in the dating & relationship market?
Since I was a young woman I have always been asked for advice from both men & women. It may be due to the fact that I grew up very fast and was independent at a very young age. I experienced a lot after moving out of the family home at 17 and then flying around the world as a flight attendant. Travel is one of the most valuable educations you can have! It teaches you so much about the way people live around the world. The one thing I noticed that we all have in common, (regardless of where we reside) is that we all want love in our lives. It is a universal language and should keep us all in a common bond, but unfortunately ego, power and control get in the way of a peaceful life for many people here on earth.

I made a lot of my own mistakes regarding love and relationships and take ownership of how I dealt with much of it. I was married and divorced at an early age and raised my son alone for 19 years. Single motherhood is a huge eye opener and matures you quickly when you have someone else you else that takes importance over your own life. Boy did I learn a ton! My son taught me what unconditional love was all about! I am blessed and grateful to have him in my life.

Even the most successful men and women all deal with heartbreak at some time in their lives. There is always room for improvement within ourselves and a continual learning curve until we get it right. I had many of my own dating and relationship issues to deal with, including a divorce and being a single mom at an early age. Regardless of each approaching birthday, our need for love never goes away and nor should it!

I recently met a 73 year old woman who reconnected with an old boyfriend she dated when she was 23. They both lost their spouses in the last 5 years and are now happy traveling around the world and enjoying a romantic reunion like a couple of teenagers! This is why I do what I do! How wonderful life can be when we open doors to all possibilities and remove negativity from a difficult past. Owning your choices and accepting change will keep you on a brighter path to finding a loving partnership.
What is your ultimate goal and have you had to face many obstacles as a "Mature" woman in your field?
My Ultimate goal is to have my own National Talk Show. It would include interviews,inspirational stories,dating & relationship advice and a charity segment. It would be a "feel good" show to give hope to people in this chaotic world that we live in. It would include all age groups of both men & women. (Of course they might be the odd comedy segment as I love to laugh and make people laugh as well.)

In an answer to part two of this question, yes I have faced difficulties with being a mature woman in this business. I could wall paper my condo with all the emails I have sent out to people trying to get something happening in my business. Ageism is alive and well but I can slowly see it changing on the horizon. I will not give up in my pursuit because I know I have a valuable business model that can help many people find love, regain their self esteem and give all age groups a renewed faith in finding happiness.

With each birthday comes wisdom (or so we hope) so why not open your heart to listening to someone who has walked the walk? Why are so many jobs advertised for the 18-35 demographic? Innovative thinking is the key to success and a diverse lifestyle and that is what I promote in everything I write about, or talk about on my show. When we start treating each other as equals and appreciate what all people can bring into our lives, is when we open our eyes to what life really is all about.

Everyone who crosses your path is there for a purpose, so look up, open your eyes and find out what that is. I don't believe in coincidences, I believe in divine timing.
Published 2018-01-01.
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Books by This Author

Dear Sybersue
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,950. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Sex guides & how tos
Funny & Informative Dating & Relationship Advice For Men & Women of All Ages! A book written by a mature woman with young attitude who has been there done that and has so many T-shirt’s she could open a store! Learn how to remove negative dating patterns and find the love you desire. It’s all about believing you deserve to be in a loving partnership. You can have it all when you believe you can!