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The Oprah Walk                                                                             March 2005
Throughout my life, I've had people ask me, "Sandy, how do you stay so positive all
the time?"

To me, it is about a mindset, and it really is very simple: who I am committed to being out in the world is a positive role model and inspiring light, and that means putting my best smile and energy forward every day - radiating love that shines from the inside out.

How do I do that? I've developed a daily ritual which I call "The Oprah Walk."

Years ago, I was watching a videotape of Oprah that I own called "Make the Connection," where it shows her behind the scenes, gearing up to make her entrance onto the stage of her show - there's a countdown, and then those double-doors open and away she goes.

I envision the exact same scenario just before I leave my apartment every morning. In fact, there is a sign on the back of my apartment door which I use to remind myself before I leave and unleash myself out into the world…
Oprah walk And I ask myself, "Who do I want to be today? How can I make a difference for the people I encounter and interact with today?"

It can be as simple as "spreading the love around" - authentically listening, sharing, being present with people - something that we tend to overlook in the hustle & bustle of our daily lives, but which makes a big difference to the people who get a little piece of the real you. After all, love is the only thing that multiplies the more you give it away!

"The Oprah Walk" is a ritual that continues to serve me well as I approach each day.
What kind of ritual could you create for yourself that would powerfully set
your mind up for your day?





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