“History has shown us time and time again that if you’re from poverty, chances are you can build an empire”- B.Whitfield
Oprah Winfrey was born January 29, 1954.
She had a turbulent upbringing including molestation from a relative.
She was told that she was too emotional for television.
She went on to start her own show.
She then went on to own her own network called own.
Became the richest self-made woman and only African-American billionaire.
Single handed became self-made without inheriting or marrying into her wealth status.
She raised above it all and then turned around and gave her life experience advice away for free.
Here are just some of the lessons that she had learned on her journey from poverty to her vast mass of wealth.
“Your legacy is every life you touch,” Maya Angelou told that to Oprah in a conversation about legacy.
“Every life that you touch is your legacy and what you do every day is your legacy”- Oprah Winfrey.
You can read more about how and why leaving a legacy is important here
Your past does not dictate your future; Oprah came from nothing to becoming bigger than something.
Your own definition of success is what’s going to make you happy.
Being truthful to not only those around you but to yourself is crucial.
Keep a notebook and write down your breakthroughs.
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“Forgiveness is medicine; medicine to be free”
Forgiveness takes courage and without it, the anger can overshadow the good within.
It means accepting what has happened to you; not that what happened was okay.
Without Oprah’s personal self-development throughout the years her success would still be huge.
Just not as massive
Because we can only grow outwards as we grow inwards.
In a way, Oprah documented her journey to success.
One that we have been able to witness.