Oprah’s ‘New Chapter’ Taking Her to the Next Level on TV

(Part 2) Reinvent Your Game, Refresh Your Name: (Old-School Flava)
Celebrity Profiles of Success in Business, Career and Community

“Had I known that it was this difficult, I might have done something else.” So said Oprah to her BFF Gayle King on CBS This Morning. She was talking about the ups & downs of launching her OWN Network. Some say things are beginning to look up. Oprah’s ‘Next Chapter’ is taking her to the next level on TV.

She admits to making some mistakes. The venture posted low ratings and major losses. If she had to write a book about reinventing your game she’d probably say it’s OK to think big, but keep it simple. Watch-out for over-selling your résumé, over-committing your resources, or over-reaching your reality.

Lately, she’s moved into the driver’s seat of OWN. She’s calling the shots and coming out-front more. Her brand has changed stations and scripts. She knows reinventing yourself might mean thinking big, but also acting normal. She is re-connecting with the things that made people fall in love with her before.

Maybe that’s why Media Analysts see some light on the horizon. Ratings are rising with her ‘Next Chapter’ show. Oprah’s OWN Network could be getting in a groove. It takes a lot of courage and patience when reinventing your game. So she humanizes herself by admitting to some of the same.

Oprah feels there’s no time to quit. This move is tied to her life’s calling. It might have been a longshot idea. But breakeven, then growth, is on the way. Just think, most new babies initially lose ounces after birth. Reinventing your game is like a new baby. After the losses stop, your growth begins to add up.

(Part 2) Reinvent Your Game, Refresh Your Name: (New-School Flava)
Celebrity Profiles of Success in Business, Career and Community

Had she known it would have been this tough. Oprah feels she would have said, “enough!.” She tells her BFF Gayle King. It hasn’t been easy doing a new thing. Going through ups and downs of starting over. But times are looking up with her career makeover. Oprah’s ‘Next Chapter’ could be the Network’s savior.

She admits to falling short for starters. Low ratings and major losses in numbers. If she had to share her lessons in a book. She might say think big, keep it simple and take a good look. Watch-out for résumé over-selling, or resource over-committing, or reality over-reaching. If you want to reinvent your positioning.

Lately she’s stepped into the driver’s seat. Paving the way for her next feat. Calling the shots, being out-front more. Her brand has changed stations and scripts for sure. Reinventing yourself might mean thinking big. Also acting normal in working your gig. And reconnecting with the thing that people dig.

Media Analysts see some light down the road. Ratings on the rise as ‘Next Chapter’ takes the load. Oprah’s OWN Network getting in a groove. Seems like ad revenue is on the move. It takes courage and patience to reinvent your game. So she humanizes herself by admitting to some of the same.

Oprah feels there’s no time to quit now. She’s turning her calling into a new wow. Might have been an idea that’s a longshot. But even with the losses she’s still a bigshot. Just think, babies initially lose ounces after birth. In time reinventing your game, like a baby, grows in net worth.

Tip: Reinventing your game brings some losses at first but after a while your growth adds up in net worth.

Talkback: When was the last time you turned an apparent loss into a major gain?

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