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Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Launches

January 1, 2011 isn’t just the start of a new year – it’s also the start for Oprah Winfrey’s new cable channel OWN. Although running her own network appears to be a new venture for Oprah, the truth is that Oprah has been running something akin to a network for a long time in the form of the Oprah Winfrey Show. Similar to a network that features different shows that share a particular theme, Oprah’s show featured regular segments that crossed into multiple genres while remaining true to an overarching brand and theme.

For Oprah, life coach to the masses, these themes include celebrity role models and self-actualization. Oprah’s lesson to us all seems to be that if you observe and adopt the habits and practices of Oprah and of her celebrity endorsees, you will be able to “be your best self.” This concept, which proved successful for her talk show, is what defines OWN. Many of the shows airing on OWN follow the Oprah formula that calls for celebrities, inspiring stories, and best of all, celebrities with touching tales. Oprah’s special touch is to take those celebrities and stories and spin them in such a way that makes it personal for the viewers.

The biggest problem Oprah faces with OWN is distinguishing it from the competition. Cable channels have had decades to adopt Oprah’s tactics for their own shows. But Oprah has an edge over the rest of them – 25 years of being on air. If she can capitalize on the personal relationship she has with her audience of millions, there’s no reason why OWN shouldn’t be as big as a success as the Oprah Winfrey Show.


Seeking the Highest Vision of Human Potential

Becoming a positive thinker can be a truly life-changing experience. In a world blanketed with negativity, it is not always easy to choose thought patterns that allow you to achieve your goals. Instead, confusion is often present and disappointment follows the accumulation of unfulfilled goals. However, with the help of a qualified life coach, it is possible to reconnect to the universal source of power that supports all life. The result will be an amazing sense of unity and oneness from which it is possible to live life to its fullest potential.

You may want to find a life coach who can help you find the confidence necessary to identify and pursue your life dreams. Learn to take time to think deeply about the really important issues that describe your existence. This will help lower your stress levels. In addition, healthful eating, sleeping, and exercise can also bring your body, mind, and spirit into alignment. This is the time to move away from negative emotions such as anger or fear that can mire you and neutralize your energy base.

Letting go of old hurts and bitterness can be accomplished through acceptance and forgiveness, and as your personal sense of peace and well-being grow, you will have the confidence to release these negative thought patterns once and for all. This is the appropriate time to connect with those of like mind who can join you on your journey. Seeking the highest vision of human potential is what makes us truly human.