Monday, January 3, 2011

Be Inspired Monday: Oprah

Oprah Winfrey (born Orpah Gail Winfrey), we all know her. Those who don't know her may not own a television, radio and internet or may just be too young to understand.

For many of us she is like a mother, an auntie, a friend, a sister and or a mentor. But how did she become so important? She was born into poverty and had a hard childhood but we believe with determination and dedication she has been doing great things and continues to do even greater things.

Oprah as a phenomena inspires and we hope we can confess on Be Inspired Monday post why she inspires so much! According to us she has a positive attitude and strong personality. Obviously we can believe what we see on television but there is still something about the woman that push people to try to achieve greter things in their lives.

The question today is: How can one come from abject poverty and become inspiring to so many people around the world?

Let's us confess on TC30s what or who inspires us!


BusinessMenWives said...

i love this because i think that sometimes coming from poverty can definitely propel you to greater heights. Oprah obviously never wanted to go back to where she came from (being poor) and hence has worked hard to get where she is today. She inspires me! My mother also inspires me because she goes after what she wants!

MsBabyPlan said...

Thanks for stopping BusinessMenWives. I think you are right coming from poverty you don't have anything to lose if you try to reach the heights.
She is doing well and we should be inspire by people like that. Your mother sounds like you my mother.

Sara said...

I found your blog through the discussion at Bloggy Moms. I was intrigued because I literally just finished a book from the author who writes the Confessions of a Shopaholic books.

True confession - I am not inspired by Oprah. In fact I find her basically annoying.

Objectively, yes she has done a lot of things for herself and many people. None of which she would have been able to do without hard work, dedication and stick-to-it-ness. Maybe I should look more at what she does because it does seem like she has gotten to where she is without being a b****.

I am a business owner myself and I do find myself asking when I am faced with a business decision, "What would Kelly do?" Kelly as in Kelly Cutrone, owner of public relations firm Peoples Revolution. She has built her business twice. Both times from nothing.

The big difference between Kelly and Oprah is that Kelly makes no excuses for the fact she can be a b****. Knowing myself I need to be inspired by the more aggressive of the two.

Great idea for a blog. I will be back!

Editor said...

LOVE the confession Sara...this is what we are looking for! impassioned confessions. Welcome and see you again soon!