When Oprah had her daily blockbuster talk show, I know people who had written books or had a specific platform for doing something that longed for Oprah’s people to call. They longed to be spotlighted so that their books could sell, their work could be showcased or that they could be famous.
In some instances though, a call from a behemoth like an Oprah could shut down an operation. If you were not geared up to accept millions of orders, field thousands of callers or to be thrust into the limelight, it could derail your work and your life.
Then perhaps, you were the type who wrote a lot of lies, as in A Million Little Pieces and were exposed and had to dig yourself out of a deep hole.
A call from someone like an Oprah may NOT be the next best step for you.
Recently, I got a call from a non-governmental organization called PSI.org and I am now partnering with them to eradicate Gender Based Violence.
The time was right for this call. This organization was my Oprah.
This organization can help me to spread my work and help me to shore up my own talents so that I increase my skills to do better work.
My point here is to be really specific of how your next best step with your work can be served.
It probably IS NOT the Oprahs of this world or the CNNs of the world. It is probably someone placed a little closer to you and who can enable you to take a next best and stronger step.
If, however, the Oprahs of the world call, you may have to have the courage to say no, or not yet or give me a few more years.
Only you can decide what your next best step is and it is most likely a simple step…not a leap.
Be patient, do your great work and plan your next best steps.
Love and light,