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Sheri Salata Had A Dream-Come-True-Career, But Not A Dream-Come-True Life.

June 10, 2019

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Do you love the story you’ve created for yourself? Or are you following someone else’s script?

Today’s incredible guest knows a thing or two about crafting the perfect story. For twenty years, Sheri Salata was the Executive Producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show and Co-President of Harpo Studios and the Oprah Winfrey Network. She’s a master storyteller.

But after years of success — at her dream job no less — Sheri realized there was one story she didn’t like: her own.

This revelation brought Sheri to a crossroads. What could she do after already experiencing a “dream-come-true career?” What did she really want? What dreams did she have tucked away — ignored for so many years?

Sheri decided to write a new chapter.

In this special edition of The Marie Forleo Podcast, Sheri Salata discusses her life after Oprah and how it started — all told eloquently in her new book, The Beautiful No. If you’ve ever faced rejection or felt in your gut that it was time to make a change, this conversation is for you.

You’ll learn:

  • Why Sheri was an unlikely pick to work for Oprah (she says it’s a miracle she even got the job).
  • How to trust the process and embrace each ‘Beautiful No’ you receive.
  • Sheri’s best advice for finishing a creative project, especially if you’re struggling through it.
  • The radical decision she made three years ago — and how it changed everything.
  • What to aim for instead of work/life balance.
  • The cultural myth about women over 50 that Sheri wants you to stop believing.

This conversation will make you laugh and inspire you to look at your life with fresh eyes. Don’t miss it.

Once you’ve had a chance to listen, Sheri and I would love to hear from you.

What’s one insight or takeaway you got from this episode? What harmful story are you telling yourself right now — and what’s one action you can take today to change it? Leave a comment below and let us know.

Share as much detail as you can. Because hundreds of thousands of souls come here for insight and inspiration. Your story may be just what someone else needs to have a major breakthrough.

Important: please share your thoughts and ideas directly in the comments. Links to other posts, videos, etc. may be removed.

Thank you so much for watching, sharing, and encouraging this community with your voice. It matters and it makes more of a difference than you know.

The story you tell yourself is everything. You really can create a life you love and you don’t have to fit into someone else’s box to do it.  

I’m filming more MarieTV Call-In Shows on Monday, June 17th from 2-4pm eastern. I’d love to talk with you live!

With SO much love ❤️,


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