As Dr. Phil spoke on interconnectedness in today's world, his words ignited a flame in me. He offered me confirmation of what I already knew and offered advise in areas that I never knew. I was moved by these things that he said:
- Learn to say no.
- Make a Statement and own it.
- Success leaves clues, it does not happen by accident.
- People that are successful are able to define it in their minds eye.
- Someday is not on the list, work for what you want.
- The Universe Rewards action. Successful people take action to a known outcome.
Iyanla Vanzant explored "Who You Are" As she approached the stage with her authoritative presence, she told us, "Everyday is your day!" The power in those few words, sent the audience in a cheer and and applause. And let me not forget, "Stop carrying trash with you!" Iyanla has away of saying something and it makes you feel like yes, I should not do that or I should do that. She is a power house a beast of a woman, that commands attention. I would say, her words can, "Get your behind in gear." I am a woman that is not going to carry trash with me and everyday is my day.
These are just some of things I took from O You 2012 from some of the guest speakers. But nothing is better than hearing Oprah speak. I have watched Oprah on television over the years, but there was something different about her on this day. As she danced across the stage to Stevie Wonder, the Convention Center was rocking. I sat in my seat thinking; seeing Oprah in person is wonderful, but never once on television had I seen or felt what I was feeling at that moment. As she told the crowd about how someone tweeted her, saying her network was struggling because she spoke of God too much and her response was, 'Say that to my face!" She began to tell us the network was not struggling anymore. I then tweeted, "Oprah preach!" Just I tweeted that she said, "I am no preacher but...." Mind you she did not know I was tweeting this and I did not know I she was going to say that. What I felt through her testimony and her spirit was the anointing of God. She told the crowd:
- She believes there is a calling for every life.
- Focus on what God has for your life
- You are already highly favored.
Martha Beck and Gayle King
Peter Walsh and Dr. Laura Berman