How To Live Without Regret + Get Into O Magazine

Episode 25

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How To Live Without Regret + Get Into O Magazine

I had flown to Chicago for the taping of the CNBC special The Oprah Effect show for an all day shoot.

I was sitting in a room in a huge loft while the make-up girl put on my fake eyelashes and powdered up my face so I’d be camera ready. I was doing the same breathing techniques that I teach my course participants and clients, but I still felt like I was going to throw up.

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Because although I’ve trained thousands of people privately and in groups to be on National TV shows like Oprah, 60 Minutes, Good Morning America, and the Today Show I had never done an all day shoot myself.

And, on top of that I was expected to media coach a woman I’d just met seconds ago “live” on the show, in front of all the cameramen, crew and the producer herself. Not to mention the millions of people who would be watching.

Now you have to realize something…

I had never done this before. 

I never took acting classes as a kid. My performance experience consisted of playing Mercutio in a Shakespeare performance on stage in college for a few dozen people. I did one improve class on a whim during a writing retreat.

On top of that I’m an introvert who is a trained extrovert. So the thought of being on-camera and “on” for 10 hours rattled my nerves and made my hands shake.

As I sat in that chair while the make-up artist was spraying my hair my mind raced to, “What was I thinking? I’m not ready yet!

Couldn’t this opportunity have come later? Like when I felt totally ready?

But we both know that often the best experiences in life often come to us unexpectedly, unplanned, inopportune or at the “wrong” time.

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And doesn’t it seem like those incredible opportunities often arrive BEFORE we believe we’re ready?

As the hot lights blasted into my face and the cameraman counted down 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, my hands were ice cold and my mouth dry as a desert. There I was on-camera feeling SO unprepared. So not ready.

But it was a huge once in a lifetime opportunity. And I knew that if I didn’t put into practice everything I’d been teaching for the past 32 years that I’d regret it.

I survived the entire day with a few too many bathroom breaks and a nibble of Thai food (I was too nervous to eat).That one choice to start before I was ready was a giant step in my career. After the show aired. The phone rang off the hook with people who hired me to help them get on Oprah and my email box was crammed full of everyone from ice-cream shop owners to people with dog beds, stay on eye liner, even the illegitimate love child of a king—all wanting to hire me, like TODAY.

When I made the decision to start before I was ready everything in my world shifted and I became known as the “go to girl” for getting on Oprah.

One thing I’ve noticed is that pretty much every successful person I know starts before they feel ready.

And this isn’t a one-time deal. It still happens often that I don’t feel ready. But I move forward anyway. Again and again and again.

And it’s still scary.

I’d wager that this has happened to you.

If you take a walk down memory lane right now I bet you’ll discover that the best decisions you’ve made took a detour around the “I’m not ready yet” fear factory and you chose to go forward anyway because you were called.

I’m sharing this with you now because so many of you want to get your business, book, product, service or cause into O, the Oprah magazine — because you understand the impact that it can have on your business. Meaning it can triple your business overnight AND sustain it. This is the most powerful placement on the planet if you have something that’s of interest to women. Which is why I wrote Get Into O Magazine: Ten steps to getting you, your business, book, product, service or cause featured in Oprah’s magazine for you.

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If you’ve wanted to get into Oprah’s magazine but found yourself on the fence saying, “I can’t buy this book because I don’t feel ready quite yet”, I highly recommend you do.

Because I can promise you this…

It’s rare if you actually feel ready to step into your full power and do what you came here to do.

Right now, look inside yourself and find that small voice — that you can hear above all your fears — and listen to it.

Your time is now—despite the voices in your head that say it’s not.

Listen to the wise words of Winnie the Pooh:

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.”

I invite you to claim your bravery, right now.

Oprah herself says, “The true meaning of courage is to be afraid, and then, with your knees knocking and your heart racing, to step out anyway—even when that step makes sense to nobody but you. I know that’s not easy. But making a bold move is the only way to truly advance toward the grandest vision the universe has for you.”

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