ugg boot classic short Top 10 Rules for Success Volume 2
no such thing to me as an embarrassing moment. No such thing. If I tripped and fell, if my bra strap showed, if my slip fell off, if I fell flat on my face, there no such thing as an embarrassing moment. you think about what it means to be a human being on the planet Earth right now, that pretty awesome. worth nothing if it can buy you the opportunity to love more.
Rule number five is my personal favorite and I curious to know which one you guys like the best. And as always, guys, as you watching the videos, if you hear something that really resonates with you, please leave it down in the comments below and put quotes around it so other people can be inspired as well. Also, as you are writing something down, it much more likely to stick in your head, too.
If I never read a book or I never spoken in public before, I would have been traumatized by it. So the fact that we went on the air with the Oprah Winfrey Show in 1986, nationally, and people say, oh, but you so comfortable in front of the camera, you can be yourself, well it because I been being myself since I was 19. And I would not have, I would not have been able to be as comfortable with myself had I not made mistakes on the air and been allowed to make mistakes on the air and understand that it doesn matter.
You know, I, there no such thing to me as an embarrassing moment. No such thing. If I tripped and fell, if my bra strap showed, if my slip fell off, if I fell flat on my face, there no such thing as an embarrassing moment because I know that there not a moment that I could possibly experience on the air that somebody hasn already experienced. So when it happens, you say, oh, my slip fell off! And it no big deal.
no such thing to me as an embarrassing moment. Winfrey
I mean, like, I was on TV the other day and somebody says oh, Oprah, you have a run. Have you not seen a run before in your life? Well I get them, too, let me tell you. So I mean, yeah, I can be embarrassed. I can be embarrassed. Now, when I first started out, that was not true because I was under the, I was pretending to be somebody I was not. I was pretending to be Barbara Walters. So I go to a news conference and I was more interested in how I phrased the question.
And how eloquent the question sounded, as opposed to listening to the answer. I was so, which always happens when you interested in impressing people instead of doing what you supposed to be doing. And it took me awhile. It took me messing up on the air on, during a live newscast. I was doing a list of foreign countries and I, there was all these foreign names and then Canada was thrown in and I called Canada Ku na dah. And I got so tickled that I called Canada, I go, that wasn Ku na dah, that was Canada.
can laugh at yourself and you can make a mistake and it not the end of the world. You don have to be perfect. Winfrey
Excuse me, that wasn Canada, that wasn Ku na dah, that was Canada. And then I started laughing. Well, it was, it became the first real moment I ever had. And the news director later said to me well if you do that then you should just keep going, you shouldn correct yourself and let people know.
Well I know, well who ever heard of Ku na dah? So that was for me the beginning of realizing that oh,
you can laugh at yourself and you can make a mistake and it not the end of the world. You don have to be perfect. Biggest lesson for me for television because then it didn matter. Didn matter, oh, sorry, bra strap showing.
Rule 2: Do It All
What inspired me was and is, continues to be, what continues to inspire me is a primal and fundamental desire to fulfill the highest expression of myself as a human being. I don want to die Not having completely burnt out every single possibility of my humanity. I just, I just want to, when I leave this planet, I want everybody to say you did that, used it all up, not another thing I could do. There wasn another person I could have given of myself to, there wasn another deed I could have done.
There wasn another, that you just want to, you want to say I want to fill it up! You want to take this whole human existence, which, when you think about it, Godfrey, is really pretty damn miraculous.
inspired me was and is, continues to be, what continues to inspire me is a primal and fundamental desire to fulfill the highest expression of myself as a human being. Winfrey
Piers: You a bit like Barry White was the love god, you the love brand.
I the love brand. ultimately, everything that I saying, whether it in my magazine, whether it Gayle on the radio or whether it the Oprah Winfrey Show and now everything about the channel OWN, it about opening your space, your heart space, so that you can love more. You know, that really all money is for. Money worth nothing if it can buy you the opportunity to love more.
Rule 4: Always Give Your Best
You can call in sick. You can ever give less than 100%. And if you are sick, which I have been a couple of times, that when you got to pull up to 110, 120 because people have come from all over the country and this is their moment.
They saved their money, they bought the airline tickets, they got new outfits, they called their sisters, their cousins, their aunts, their mother in laws, their mothers, and that is why they there, to see you. So I feel a sense of responsibility, a sense of obligation, a sense of respect, reverence, honor for those people.
Rule 5: You Are What You Believe
First day I went to school, I was in a classroom. By the time I was, you know, six years old, didn go to school until I was six years old I was living with my grandmother at that time.
But she had taught me how to read, read the Bible, Bible stories. So I went into the classroom knowing Nicodemus, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. I could spell all of those words. I thought I was, you know, I was preaching to the,
to my kindergarten teacher.