Oprah Winfrey’s Advice for Success


  • Slide 1 of 31: Oprah Winfrey is royalty among the world of celebrities—highly-respected, the image of grace and class, and a true role model. As a TV host, CEO, author, actor, producer, and philanthropist, it seems she's won every outstanding achievement award under the sun, and luckily she's also one of the most relatable and accessible billionaires out there, having shared so much of herself with the public over the years.Beginning as a low-income woman of color, she's had a tumultuous ride filled with hardships and breaking points. In this gallery, check out the most valuable pieces of advice that have paved her path to success. Click on!

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Oprah Winfrey’s secrets to success

Oprah Winfrey is royalty among the world of celebrities—highly-respected, the image of grace and class, and a true role model. As a TV host, CEO, author, actor, producer, and philanthropist, it seems she’s won every outstanding achievement award under the sun, and luckily she’s also one of the most relatable and accessible billionaires out there, having shared so much of herself with the public over the years.

Beginning as a low-income woman of color, she’s had a tumultuous ride filled with hardships and breaking points. Check out the most valuable pieces of advice that have paved her path to success. 

When people show you who they are, believe them

Winfrey has said that this is her favorite piece of advice—a lesson she learned the hard way about a partner, with the help of Maya Angelou—that if someone shows you they are untrustworthy, selfish, etc, believe them the first time.

Be authentic

Winfrey is someone who constantly seeks self-improvement through a relentless examination of her own life, but it took her some time to first realize that people just wanted her as she is. “I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I’ve become. If I had, I’d have done it a lot earlier.”

Fight prejudice with excellence

In a field of white male news anchors, a black woman who didn’t fit beauty standards was an easy target for prejudice. But she was the best at what she did, and made her talent impossible to deny: “Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.”

Find the good in the bad

Winfrey’s past is full of unimaginable struggle—she grew up poor, was sexually abused as a child, and had a son at the age of 14 who died in infancy—but she credits these events for giving her more capacity to relate to the pain of others. “Turn your wounds into wisdom,” as she says.

The “power of service”

For her commencement address at Smith College, she advised students to focus on how they can serve. She wants you to ask yourself, “How can I be used?”

There’s no such thing as failure

“Go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground.” Winfrey looks at what most people consider failure to be a chance at seeing things from a new perspective, learning a new lesson, or finding a new route. She told Harvard’s 2013 graduating class that “failure is just life trying to move us in another direction.”

Challenge the status quo

Obedience we learn in school is sometimes the antithesis to success in business, and Winfrey is a great example of that. At her first job as a news anchor, she didn’t read the news in a dry, objective tone as everyone else did, but rather delivered emotion and empathy. It was a risk, but producers and audiences loved it.

Believe in the “why”

If you don’t know why you’re doing your job, it will not give you fulfillment. Understanding the “why” behind the “doing” gives both you and the work meaning, which is why Winfrey advises you only do things in alignment with your truth.

Try, try again

Winfrey encourages everyone to run head-on towards the thing they’re scared they cannot do, and to keep trying after they fail. “Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better.”

This article by Stars Insider  has more Winfrey advice here:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/mind-and-soul/oprah-winfrey-s-secrets-to-success/ss-BB17h5Bz?ocid=msedgntp#image=1

Amy Grant Shares Powerful Update Following Open Heart Surgery

Ten days after undergoing open-heart surgery to correct a heart condition, singer Amy Grant took to social media with an update on her “miraculous” recovery.Amy Grant talking on a cell phone on a stage: “Prayer changes everything.”© Rick Diamond/Getty Images “Prayer changes everything.”

In her message, Grant, 59, thanked her friends and fans for their prayers and compared the experience to being “a non-runner who was signed up for a marathon.”

“I just want to say, from the moment I went to the hospital, if it really were a marathon race, I felt like I got into that runners block and as soon as it was time for the race to start there was this massive West Texas wind at my back… just pushing me through. Even stuff I was really scared about felt like nothing more than just a deep breath and something supernatural pushed me through it.”

Grant concluded the post with a call to action and a reminder about the power of prayer.

“My recovery has honestly felt miraculous” she wrote. “And so, I want to say thank you to each person who said a prayer for me. Prayer changes everything. Let’s keep those prayers going for our country and let’s turn all the brokenness into love and seeing each other. I love you.”

Well said, Amy.

This article was written by Meghan Overdeep for Southern Living

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/amy-grant-shares-powerful-update-following-open-heart-surgery/ar-BB15zsB7?ocid=msedgntp

I Still Believe This

I know it’s June already, but I’m not ready to throw in the towel on the rest of 2020. Not just yet. More prayer, less violence. More education means less ignorance. More tolerance means less anger. More understanding means less misunderstanding.

Keep living, keep loving, keep writing or gardening or whatever makes you happy. And don’t forget to share your happiness with others who struggle.

All the best for a more peaceful 2020.

The Habits of Highly Successful Women

What are the daily habits of successful women. You know the women we emulate and envy? what do they do diffferently on ther day to day, from the time they wake up to the time they go o sleep?  What are their thought processess. how do teh  handle difficulty, limiting beliefs and  how do they empower themselves? I divulge these secrets to whata a successful woman does #successful #woman #success #habits #habitsof #dailyhabits

Article from thrivewithjanie.com

I have found that successful people and specifically successful women have certain defining characteristics.

Let’s take a look at some of these telltale signs of successful women.

Successful  women are self-aware

Successful women are self-aware.  They are in tune with the inner workings of their minds, their strengths, and weaknesses.  They know what they are capable of.

Success women have goals

Success requires goals. How else would you know what you are working towards?  Successful women set up goals that drive well-placed actions. They implement  SMART GOALS. Success requires well-thought action plans. Goals help you forge a path toward something. A successful woman formulates her goals and works on them. She sees them through.

Successful women write things down

Think for example how many times you go to the store without your list and you come home with a basket full of things you didn’t mean to buy? But you forgot the one thing you were going to buy. Okay, maybe  I am the only one. 

They keep distractions to a minimum

We are living in one of the most distracting times in human history. While technology has opened up the world of communication, distractions have also become part of our daily lives.

They are always learning

Successful women never stop learning. They are life long learners. They know they need for learning because life is not static. Business practices are not static.

 

Do you see these habits in you ?  Read all 21 habits that make some women more successful than other women.  You might be surprised to learn that’s it not rocket science, not being lucky, or not being born with a silver spoon.  These are realistically possible habits to start that can define what success means to you, and help you achieve it.   Check it out:

https://thrivewithjanie.com/the-habits-of-highly-successful-women/

 

Most Exotic and Beautiful Beaches Around the World

Article by Krystyna Chávez of Marie Claire

For those moments you need something to look forward to, allow me to present: the most dazzling and jaw-dropping beaches around the world. Get out your bucket list and a pen, and prepare yourself some intense future vacation inspiration.

Slide 3 of 51: Live the hut life on Seram Island in Maluku, Indonesia.

© Michael and Monica Sweet

Slide 6 of 51: As you drive down the California coast, stopping at Laguna is a must. The sunsets are unmatched and that cool, California wind in your hair is fabulous.

© Lagunatic

Slide 7 of 51: Translated to "Cathedral beach," it's no wonder where this stunning Spanish beach gets its name.

© bbsferrari

Slide 8 of 51: This stunning white pebble beach is found in Kefalonia, Greece.

© Cavan Images

Slide 11 of 51: Heaven on earth does exist, and you can find it in the Seychelles.

© Jon Arnold

There’s more to dream about at:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/travel-photos/the-50-most-exotic-and-beautiful-beaches-around-the-world/ss-BBZisn8?ocid=spartanntp#image=1

 

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid, but Do It Anyway

A song for our times by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

 

 

Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit Lyrics

“Be Afraid”  © 2020

We’ve been testing you
And you failed
To see how long that you could sit with the truth but you bailedI don’t think you’d even recognize the loss of control
And I don’t think you even see it in yourself
See every one of us is counting dice that we didn’t roll
And the loser is the last to ask for help

Be afraid, be very afraid
But do it anyway
Do it anyway

The stage belongs to you
And you feel like a star
And you can bark and snap like a dog at the man who just tuned your guitar
And I don’t think you’d even recognize a kid in the wings
And I don’t think you even see her in yourself
She looks to you for what to do with all her delicate dreams
But you’re too terrified to be of any help

Be afraid, be very afraid
But do it anyway
Do it anyway

Be afraid, be very afraid
But do it anyway
Do it anyway

We don’t take requests
We won’t shut up and sing
Tell the truth enough you’ll find it rhymes with everything

We’ve been testing you
And you failed
To see how long that you could hold it in before you screamed
But you only exhaled
And I don’t think you even recognize the sound of your voice
When it’s blasting through the speakers in the sky
And if your words add up to nothing then you’re making a choice to sing a cover when you need a battle cry

Be afraid, be very afraid
But do it anyway
Do it anyway

Be afraid, be very afraid
But do it anyway
Do it anyway

Be afraid, be very afraid
But do it anyway
Do it anyway

 

From the album: “Reunions” (2020) ©