“I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as I’ve rich as I’ve become. If I had, I’d have done it a lot earlier.” – Oprah Winfrey
UUmm Oprah… My Vulnera-bites and I have a couple of questions for you.
Number one… What does that even mean? I’ve been me my whole life and I’m yet to receive a check that reads…. “Payable to Mac for being herself.”
Number two… What does it mean to be my authentic self? Authentic means being my genuine original self. And my genuine original self wants to watch YouTube videos and eat Flamin’ Hot Cheetos all day.
Number three… So you mean to tell me that you were “just Oprah” and that made you rich? — Well, you’re Oprah… so probably…lol. Ok, no seriously. Before you were “OPRAH” you were just like me. There was something that happened between then and now. What was it?
Ok, let me step down off of my facetious soap box.
I think Madam O is urging me to cherish my original hearts desires. To pursue my genuine passions. When I do what I sincerely WANT to do, I do it BETTER than I do everything else. I’m happy to do it and I create a more pleasant experience for my clients.
Good Experience + Happy clients = Referrals …..and more business means more money.
Ta-da! There is the secret formula!
I finished reading “Maximize Your Potential” by Myles Munroe last month…and my most cherished take-away is this… What I was purposed to do, I have been equipped with all I need to do it. What a relief! It’s like building a desk from Ikea. God sees the picture on the box… all we see are the pieces. We have everything we need to create the desk, we just have to put in the work. This is where I’ve fallen short… putting in the work. But not anymore! My desire for a different life is greater than my need to be comfortable. I hope everyone is taking notes as I escape this “rat race” life.
“Don’t worry about being successful, but work towards being significant and success will naturally follow.” – Oprah Winfrey
UUmm.. I don’t want success to follow me… I want it to jump on me and take over my life. Lol…Ok, seriously…Before we can be significant, we have to overcome timidity and this fellow blogger says it best! Our drive in life has to come from something larger than just making money. This is a good reminder for me to constantly check my hearts motives as I dive into this entrepreneur life.
Who can say that their life is better since I’ve become a part of it?
HHmmm…. Hard question… But a good one. I’m not looking for answers, but rather for all of us to ask ourselves, what value are we bringing to the people around us?
Does anyone else have questions for Oprah? The way the internet is set-up, She might actually see our questions! 🙂
PS. Kudos to my friend Esther for starting her new YouTube channel this week!
My darling Vulnera-bites… See you in two weeks!
The Naked Writer
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