Lessons from the Master Class on OWN

Honestly, I’m not one that likes change.  {{gasp!}}  I know, I know.  You wouldn’t think so considering how often I change my hair, how often I redesign Tip Junkie, and the fact that I’m in social media {which changes weekly}.

So when Oprah announced that she was starting her OWN network {{bwaahaa on the pun}}  I was happy for her but bummed for change.

Yes, I am a HUGE Oprah fan!  Why?  Well, there are many reasons but the biggest is that she empowers women.  I was a new mommy when she was doing her “self-help” series of shows and I really needed it during that time in my life.  Quite frankly, she was the only one there day in and day out – telling me that I can be my best self!  I just adore her for that.

She has many new shows but the one that I’m really excited about is “Master Class“.  It’s a biography series that shares hard-won insight from extraordinary achievers whose paths have inspired Oprah—and countless others.

This week it was Simon Cowell from American Idol {to name 1 of his accomplishments}.  It was so empowering!  I absolutely loved it.  You’ll have to DVR it, but in a nutshell here are his lessons that he shared:

  • Talk 10% of the time and listen 90%.
  • Learn from people smarter than you.
  • Don’t be afraid to have an opinion.
  • Learn to trust your instincts.
  • Be open to discovery.
  • Remember you know the truth when you hear it.
  • Have some fun along the way.

Yes, I’m a bit of a dude when it comes to my love of business and earning money.  I’m not great at it.  {{I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed}} But it’s a lot of fun for me, as I play it as a game.  The past 6 months I finally “figured some things out” and I’m slated to hit 1 million page views on this month.  {{that’s huge!}}

Considering that in July I was at 250,000 page views ~ this new number is quite impressive. I’m so excited to see what happens in the next few months when I launch some other fun things that I’ve been working on. 

The Master Class is exactly what I need in my life right now.  Seeing how others have risen against trial and what they’ve learned along the way is my kind of show.  As an “entrepreneur wanna be” I found it completely inspiring.  I’m paying close attention to warning signs and what “not to do” as the last thing I want is to screw this whole thing up.  {{giggle}}

4 thoughts on “Lessons from the Master Class on OWN

  1. Hey girl!
    Loved reading this post. My husband Jon (from EVO), is the E.P. of that show and it's SO good to see an unbiased review, from a real mom!:)

    SO glad you are enjoying it! I'll show him this post.
    Thanks for writing about Master Class, it's one of my fav. shows on the network.

  2. Thanks for sharing! I think Oprah is amazing as well. 1 million page views in Feb…you rock! Congrats Laurie!! 🙂

  3. Laurie ~ I couldn't have said it better myself! Great post ;D

    And Mer ~ tell Jon I'm addicted, keep up the good work! {FYI, Diane Sawyer has been my fave so far!}


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