As I made my way through the airport, I spotted her face on the cover of Fortune magazine. Oprah’s expression was powerful and beautiful. I had to buy it. And wow! WOW! Her interview…amazing. I seriously cried as I read it because even Oprah (this powerful, inspiring, billionaire woman) even she limits herself and her own dreams. Even she has to work at fighting past insecurity.
We all see the publicity for her new network launching in January, OWN, The Oprah Winfrey Network. And I assume that there is no way this network can fail, I mean it’s Oprah, right?! But that doesn’t mean she’s got an inner battle inside of her. That doesn’t mean she’s going beyond her comfort zone. And then it hits me…she is so courageous! It would be so hard to walk away from 25 years of creating the most successful talk show ever to do something totally different.
Patricia Sellers (her awesome interviewer) wrote; The queen of all media is risking everything to launch a TV network. Will her gamble pay off?or will she need some tips? I mean…that has to be scary on some level–to feel the world watching you and wondering if you will fail or succeed. What was Oprah’s response to Patricia Sellers? ….well, you’ll just have to read it. And you’ll be glad you did!
I have so much to learn from this woman’s courage.