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.
I was at the airport too and saw the front page and had to buy the fortune mag too…
The funny thing is that you use Oprah fir your inspiration. You see the outward confidence, but understand on a deeper level there is more too it than that. That is because you too have been there. I go to you Blog and see your smiling face and I am reminded of the same thing each time. I am blessed to have my Oprah (you) in my life personally. I know the other side, and it gives me hope and faith each morning I wake up. Thank you for being my inspirational warrior. I pray that I may be as bold and brave as you in following my dreams!!
great tease. ok…so now i have to go buy my very first issue of fortune magazine. (huff) great! 🙂
54 years, 364 days left.
I’m dying to read that article after this rave review. DY-ING!! (not being at all dramatic there.)
Um. Jeramy? What’s the ’54 Years, 364 days left.’ about? At the end of your comment there?
Sure makes me feel silly for being stressed over my change of hair color! Lol!
I walked by this magazine today at the library and had to sit and take the time to read it. It was a GREAT article. It was interesting that many times Oprah herself was the one holding back progression until she was forced to make a decision to stop or move forward. Either way for her it is an unknown, if she semi-retires she may not be happy, if she continues to work, will the Network do well? We all face risks…..The internet and technology are changing television and I hope to see as women age, like Oprah, that they are valued for what they have to offer society. I think as women age they are more interesting because they have discovered who they really are. I love what she said at the very end, but I will let people read that for themselves:) Thanks for the heads up on the article….I might have just walked on by.