Why Would Oprah Interview You?

Why Would Oprah Interview You?

Being an entrepreneur makes you experience more ups and downs in one day than and hotel elevator! In the morning you can feel so low you can taste the dirt sticking to your tongue and in the afternoon you can be so on top of your game you might just buy a trip to Australia for your family.

While being on tour we have had major ups and large lows. Today I feel unfocused, unmotivated and misunderstood until Chelsea asks me a question to get me back on track.

“Why would Oprah interview you?”

I feel like sometimes my “focus” is all over the place. I needed this question because it helps me focus on what I am doing and should be spending my time on.

When you think of Michael Jordan you think basketball. When you think of Katie Couric you think journalist. When you think of Jerry Seinfeld you think comedian. Sure you think of other things but those are these peoples main identities.

I feel as though I don’t always have a main focus or identity and am struggling with picking just one.

But if we are ever going to be the best in our industry we have to learn to focus. We need to find the one thing that will help us do the other things we are passionate about. Find your focus and if you are having trouble finding what that is… think about yourself sitting next to Oprah. What is she asking you? Why is she interviewing you? What part of your life does she want to find out more about?

Stick with what comes to mind and go with it! This advice helped me today and I hope it helps you. Keep pushing toward your goals. If you are down, get back up, the world needs you. Your story, your message and your ideas matter to us and do what it takes to find the focus to make them happen! As always…

Dream BIG,

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At age 25, Ryan Avery became the youngest World Champion of Public Speaking in history; competing against more than 30,000 people from 116 countries to claim the 2012 Championship title. As an Emmy Award winning journalist and a proud member of the National Speakers Association, Ryan uses his background in multimedia and speaking to help reach the younger generation on the importance of improving their communication skills in order to advance in their professional and personal life.

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