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SoulTalk with Kute Blackson

Jun 11, 2019

"I will dream my life as if I will live to be one hundred. I will live my life as if this day—the day I wake up in—is the only one I get." 

Episode Summary:  Sheri Salata, author of her new memoir, “The Beautiful No”, an evolution of her 20-year career at The Oprah Winfrey Show, Harpo Studios and OWN, where she said goodbye to her dream career and hello to her dream life. In this honest, heart-warming interview, she shares the story of how she realized that being a successful professional does not necessarily mean success in all areas of your life, and how that discovery took her on an ongoing path to become a trustworthy steward of her life, on her terms.

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What was the motivation to write this book?
  • What do you mean by “The Beautiful No”, and how did the title come about?
  • You started as a freelancer, what was the secret to going from a promo producer to being the executive producer of the Oprah Winfrey Show?
  • When you received some no’s that weren’t so beautiful what kept you going and what advice would you give to someone facing a similar situation?
  • How does one develop the willingness to accept that all is well at all times? Any practice that has assisted you?
  • Did you wake up one day and decide you just weren’t happy? Any advice for those that still haven’t taken action of their own dreams?
  • As a leader yourself, what have you learned about leadership?

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • One spiritual hack to stop feeling miserable.
  • How to navigate the shift within yourself to make a change towards happiness.
  • The key trait of a great leader.
  • The main reason people don’t take action towards positive change and how to overcome it.
  • The definition of true success.
  • How to deal with the desire for external validation.
  • 3 lessons to pass on to the children of the world.