Born to a former maid and a coal miner, barber, and city councilman, Oprah Winfrey has been cited as the richest African American of the 20th century with a wealth of 3 billion USD net worth (Forbes, 2017). Wow…How fantastic!
“Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment,” is one of her inspirational quotes that she not only talked yet walked. Doing her best.
Doing the best..
Though the words sound easy ‘Do your best’, they aren’t. How can we know the ‘best’ next step? How can we be sure of what needs to be done? How can we have enough clarity of what we ought to change? The answer is Coaching.
“Coaching is the universal language of change and learning,”CNN
Oprah was able to change her reality and to create a new life out of her very humble and simple beginnings. She decided to change and sought learning.
Lisa Nichols, in one of her motivational speeches, shared: “During the break of the Oprah Show Oprah asked me how many coaches did I have, I said two. What do you think I did in the next break? I asked her how many coaches did she have, she said three. What do you think I did as soon as I went home? I hired a third.”
Who is Lisa Nichols? This is another ‘How fantastic’ story on how people are the creators of their own destinies, not luck, not circumstances, nothing but their own will to change and learn, to unlearn and learn, all to make the impossible possible. These two fabulous American women believed in the revolutionary effect of coaching on their development and success.
“Coaching is all about having someone believe in you and encourage you, about getting valuable feedback, about seeing things from new perspectives and setting your sights on new horizons.”author unknown