The Joy of Being Selfish w/ Michelle Elman

November 30, 2021
Hosted by Chris Meek

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This week’s Next Steps Forward guest is Michelle Elman, a five-board accredited life coach who is best known for her campaign Scarred Not Scared. Named one of The Sun’s 50 most inspirational women in the United Kingdom and a prolific speaker whose TedX talk has been viewed more than 65,000 times, Michelle speaks with program host Chris Meek about her new book “The Joy of Being Selfish: Why You Need Boundaries and How to Set Them,” the importance of creating boundaries in order to teach others how we would like to be treated, and just how to go about setting boundaries with family, romantic partners, friends and co-workers. In addition to speaking about her book, Michelle will also provide a look into her work as a life coach, her own challenges she has had to overcome throughout her life and her work advocating for representation of people with scars. This informational and inspirational hour will leave viewers with a better sense of how to be selfish by setting boundaries without feeling guilty and how to rid your life of drama and toxic relationships.

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Personal empowerment, commitment to our own well-being and the motivation to achieve more than we ever thought possible are the ingredients of a better life. And, they’re all within our reach. Next Steps Forward with Chris Meek delves into each aspect of the three keys that add energy, excitement, direction and purpose to everything that we do.

Each week, Chris hosts leaders from the worlds of business, sports, entertainment, medicine, politics and public policy as they engage in thought-provoking discussions to help us all take the next step forward on our own journeys to our better selves and greater service to others. Next Steps Forward with Chris Meek is an informative, uplifting hour every Tuesday at 1 PM Eastern Time and 10 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel that’s certain to inspire you to take that important next step forward, too.

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Chris Meek

Chris Meek

Chris Meek believes in the American spirit of individual empowerment and service to others, especially those who have sacrificed for our freedoms. As someone who lived through the horrors of Ground Zero on 9/11, Chris had no way home but to join others as they put one foot in front of the other to make their way forward. Since that day, Chris has committed himself to empowering and motivating fellow Americans to keep taking steps forward, no matter what life throws their way.

Chris has spent the last decade serving as the co-founder and chairman of the national nonprofit SoldierStrong, which is dedicated to helping military veterans take their next steps forward. SoldierStrong carries out its mission by providing revolutionary medical technology to VA medical centers, including exoskeleton suits to help paralyzed veterans walk again and virtual reality equipment to help treat post-traumatic stress.

He also serves as an advisor on the President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS) task force. In this role, he shares a responsibility to raise awareness about mental health, facilitate research and define a plan to prevent suicide. In 2020, Chris launched ReachStrong, a nonprofit aimed at empowering all Americans to care for their overall well-being. Chris is also a financial services executive at S and P Global, Inc, in New York City. He and his wife, Christine, have three children.

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