Posts Tagged ‘Oprah’
So most of you probably know of Oprah Winfrey. You probably know of her shows and her new network too. I recently had the chance to go to Harpo studios to preview Miss Representation (www.missrepresentation.org) at the Rosie show. I was invited to the screening by writing an essay about the effects of social media on our girls and boys. It’s an issue I am very passionate about. Going to see Rosie was awesome and I love love love Chicago.
Oprah has been taking her show on the road for a few weeks with the likes of Tony Robbins and Deepak Chopra throughout the United States.
We finally got our chance to see her when ticket sales were announced today to an event in Toronto on April 16.
One of my fabulous clients Shelley sent me a note and asked if I was going and did I want to go with her? Oh yeah baby.
With no time to waste I got on the phone (in between working calls) got out the handy dandy credit card (a brand new one had just arrived in the mail) and got set to wait online to place my order. Bonus #1. I did not have to wait on the phone at all. The service was fast and efficient.
Which section did I want? Um not doing my homework (who had time?) I just ordered them from the closest e’section to the divine Ms. O and her other fabulous guests. Here’s why I did this.
I really don’t know if this will ever happen again. I really love my job and I am always telling people to take the leap: walking the talk here I leapt toward 4 tickets plus Shelley’s. After I got off the phone (yay I got all 5 ) I was able to read some of the stories that were running around online about the event.
“Dear Oprah. I would love to see you but I can’t afford to go. “ “Dear Oprah: I really want to go to see you but my husband won’t let me” ” Dear Oprah: I think you are asking too much money to go to see you. Can I have free tickets?” All legit reasons not to go and of course there are so many people who truly cannot afford to attend an event like this but this is not the case for everybody.
Some could go but they wait: they hesitate: they ponder and the become indecisive. What they’re doing is saying “no” to “yes.” in their life. Saying no means they let fear take over and here’s what happened today if you were one of the folks who decided to wait: sadly: you did not get tickets.
Imagine that..if it is on your wish list to see Oprah and you didn’t go because _______________ (fill in the blank).
I’ve said no to me for a long time. As a child who was abused I learned not to ask for things for myself. I did without a lot of things because I didn’t believe I deserved them. The blessing of my coaches over the years has been that I am now very comfortable saying yes when I really want to say yet. No strings. no problems…just a yes and then a whole lot of anticipation as the date rolls closer.
I’ll keep you updated on a big surprise announcement coming up soon..
Today is the day I launch my new coaching contest and it’s an exciting day for many reasons.
Today is the day you learn about my movement Helping Millions Make Millions.
Why do you care? What difference will any of this make to me Jan? What’s so special about what you’re doing and how the hell is it going to
make any difference in my life? There’s no way this is going to do anything for me so I’m not reading one more word…
Wait! Just wait! Before you leave this page and go look for some other way to get yourself distracted consider this:
Women make up 53% of the population in the world. That’s pretty awesome.
Women earn 1% of the wealth in the world. That’s not so awesome.
“Personal factories” aka small business owners are going to be the game changers in the global economy.
Women 55 and older have the most success with running a small business: staying in business and being financially
sound with their businesses. That’s YOU!
By the time we reach 80 (assuming we will) most women live in poverty: that’s not so awesome and that’s in North America only. In the rest of the world women live in poverty at a much younger age: some forever.
So what does this have to do with you? Well the good news is this: My movement Helping Millions Make Millions is designed to teach a million women how to turn their passion into profit and earn a million dollars. No it’s not a “sham wow” program: you will have to work and you will have to take responsibility for your finances (I know eeeek!) and you won’t make the million overnight (well you might but the goal is to do this over a few years.)
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to do something you love instead of working at a JOB? Wouldn’t it be nice to stop worrying about your retirement and whether you’ll have enough money? Wouldn’t it be nice to share out your success with your family and your community? Women don’t hoard our money we share it out and we ensure our communities are thriving. Wouldn’t you love to be part of a movement like that?
I have to tell you I am really super excited about this. I picture a million women all in a room and each one of them has begun their own path of financial freedom.
Each one has turned their passion (dogs/kids/gardening/writing/cleaning/horses/technology/cars etc) into a profitable business. I picutre each of those million women sharing their knowledge with at least two other women: with their families: with their neighbours…
Imagine what the world would be like if women held the financial purse strings. Do you think there would be less bullying? Do you think there would be less aggression?
Do you think there would be an emphasis on taking care of the beloved Mother of Mothers Mama Earth? I do and that’s why this gets my juices flowing like Niagara Falls. I am so psyched up about this I can’t even tell you…
And so the details:
I am limiting this to 60 women for 2012
You must be 45 or older
You must sign up for the platinum level coaching at http://www.tobeyourbest.net/coach-html.
You must sign up for three months.
Each of the 60 women will be entered in a draw. One will win $10000.00 Canadian! (yes you read that right it is 4 zeros as in ten thousand)
Each of the 60 women will be invited to my live conference in Collingwood and you’ll also receive an extra ticket to bring a friend
Each of the 60 women will be given $500 at the conference to do whatever you want: pay your hotel bill or pay for your flight or give it away…whatever.
Each of the 60 women will be interviewed at the conference and included in a special promotion.
Each of the 60 women will be part of a production that will air at a later date: a series of success stories that you can share and use to inspire others.
Each of the 60 women will have a chance to get up and speak at the conference: to share your story and to inspire others to join the movement.
Each of the 60 women will receive a percentage of future sales if they have friends who sign on for this coaching.
Good grief I’m psyched…some think I’m psycho but really I’m just psyched…
Whatcha waiting for? Go sign up. You have absolutely nothing to lose (well actually that’s not true. You will lose your fear of being shiny and brilliant and wonderful and amazing!)
And just for fun: let’s make it a mob flash at the conference. A millionaire mob flash. You in?
There are days when even I decide that I’ve had enough..ok well maybe not days but certainly minutes. I wonder if people like Oprah or Martin Luther King Jr. or Arlene Dickinson or Rick Hansen ever felt like throwing in the towel?
Don’t get me wrong here: I’m not projecting negative energy I hope what I am trying to do is step into the truth of never giving up on your dreams. In this case it’s my dream: my dream to teach a million women to uncover their passion: turn it into a profit and earn a million dollars doing what they love. This is not an overnight project for me or for any of the women involved. It’s not an easy to do project either: this takes hard work and commitment and these women are prepared to do both. They’ve drawn the line in the sand and they’re going for it…I admire their courage…
Helping Millions Make Millions is the movement and sometimes when I share that with folks: well they look at me kinda strange like perhaps I’ve just escaped from the hospital or I forgot to take my medication that day or I’m just plain delusional. Those folks probably gave up on their dreams a long time ago and I’m not going to let them be dream vampires to me..
I have a picture on my vision board that looks like a crowd of a million people: it’s from Martin Luther King Jr’s speech at Washington in which he is quoted ” I have a dream….” his famous speech and eventually it came true: this dream of dreams. That photo is my inspiration for my own dream of teaching a million women how to become empowered financially….”I have a dream” ” I have a movement” I continue to be inspired by the women who are already on this amazing journey: from teacher to dog walker/ from logistic transportation to dog groomer/ from stay at home mom to wellness masseuse/ from stay at home mom to teacher…They are my inspiration: thank you my friends for believing in your own dreams: for drawing the line in the sand and going for it no matter what. You keep me humble and grateful.
Oprah featured Donald Trump and his entire family on her show today. Quite a coup for the lady of daytime television. There was a lot of talk about family and business and merging the two without making frenemies…
Oprah speaks often of her ability to keep her work a separate entity in her life as well, so does her friend Gayle…y’all know Gayle right? The illustrious radio/tv talk show host Gayle King…her new show is done really well by the way.
Bama…what the heck is a “bama?” and why use that word in the same sentence as the Donald and Madam Winfrey….Well Bama is a woman, a small business owner I interviewed in Florida a few weeks ago. She owns a restaurant called PJ’s and they’ve been in business for 26 years. Bama bought the business just as the economy was taking a nose dive, in a tourist town where tourists were no longer traveling…I was curious about her success and today I saw a theme I have always known about but feel it very important to share out with my readers.
Each and every one of those people, the Donald, Oprah, Bama: they all say the same thing when asked “How do you stay focused when things get really tough, and they do get really tough?” They may say it a little differently but the intent is this : “do what you love, you MUST be passionate about what you do to make your profits or, when the going gets tough, you’re not going to want to stick around.” Amen to that one my friends, amen to that one!
The last six weeks of my traveling tour, taking my helping millions make millions tour on the road, has been a great adventure, a great learning time and a dedication and devotion to my mission of teaching a million women how to make a million dollars…After talking to so many people about their businesses, people who have lost their homes, people who cried when they came to see my dogs while I walked the beaches because they had lost their pets when they lost their homes, people who are working for $4.23 an hour!, people who are losing their will to live because they can’t afford their medical treatments….I cannot tell you how committed I am to this work. In this land, in this time of the world, people do not need to be hungry…to be fearful of their financial future and the only reason they are is because they’ve not been given the proper tools. Well folks that’s all gonna change, right here, right now: My small business coaching programs will show you how to uncover your passions and turn them into profits so that you, not the banks, not your boss, not the government, will be in charge of your finances!
There are many options to choose from with my new programs, and, if you say money is what is keeping you from signing up, well we can take care of that for you too…http://womenshealthandwellnesscoach.com/products-page/
Come join in the revolution ladies, the financial revolution! It’s YOUR time.
Living la vida fearless, Jan
Wow, it’s tough to try and compete with those tv show hosts, you know who they are, Oprah and Ellen, when it comes to running contests so I’ve decided to run an “I’m not Ellen” contest. I don’t know if you watch her show but she once ran a campaign to get on the cover of Oprah and it worked so that’s the impetus behind this campaign. So, I’m not Ellen: for one thing she’s younger than me and she’s blonde and I’m not and she’s married to Portia and I’m not. Her mama is wonderful so is mine so those are things we have in common, we’re female, that’s another, she loves animals so do I so that’s another thing we have in common.
But, the contest, well I just don’t have the same reach publicly as she does: what’s up with that by the way? So, the “I’m not Ellen” contest goes like this:
Sign up for three months of platinum level coaching, that’s our best program, put your name in the hat: that’s it! Seriously it’s that simple, you don’t even have to get dressed for this one if you don’t want to….just don’t tell me if you haven’t ok? This offer is open to ten people only so your chances of winning are great: in fact they’re, well they’re one in ten! You feeling lucky? Ready to make 2011 your year to turn your passion into profit? What are you waiting for: an Ipad?
Good luck everybody and remember, the “I’m not Ellen” win an IPAD contest is only open to the first ten people who sign up for the platinum level coaching program this month. Now that’s a gift: well not an Ellen or Oprah gift but still a pretty cool one don’t you think?