Oprah Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist.
She is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.
“The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.” Oprah Winfrey
She was born into poverty in rural Mississippi to a teenage single mother.
She has stated that she was molested during her childhood and early teens and became pregnant at 14.
“Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire.” Oprah Winfrey
Sent to live with the man she calls her father, a barber in Tennessee, Winfrey landed a job in radio while still in high school.
“When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are.” Oprah Winfrey
Her emotional ad-lib delivery eventually got her transferred to the daytime talk show arena.
She’s thought to have popularized and revolutionized the tabloid talk show genre pioneered by Phil Donahue.
“Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment” Oprah Winfrey
By the mid-1990s, she had reinvented her show with a focus on literature, self-improvement, and spirituality.
From 2006 to 2008, her endorsement of Obama, by one estimate, delivered over a million votes. In 2013, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.
“Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand.” Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey Show
The viewership for The Oprah Winfrey Show was highest during the 1991–92 season when about 13.1 million U.S. viewers were watching each day.
The power of Winfrey’s opinions and endorsement to influence public opinion has been dubbed “The Oprah Effect”.
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey’s Top 10 Rules For Success:
- Set boundaries
- Create the life you want
- Turn your wounds into wisdom
- Live your life to the fullest
- Demand respect
- You Become What you Believe
- Touch lives every day
- Own your life
- Live a truthful life
- Say “Thank You!”
Become the best version of yourself
Connect with people
Keep a grateful journal
“I trust that everything happens for a reason, even when we’re not wise enough to see it.” Oprah Winfrey
“The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance — and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.” Oprah Winfrey
In this video, you can learn how to improve your life by analyzing your take on Oprah’s rules for success.
“Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.” Oprah Winfrey
“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” Oprah Winfrey
“Everybody has a calling. And your real job in life is to figure out as soon as possible what that is, who you were meant to be, and to begin to honor that in the best way possible for yourself.” Oprah Winfrey
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