Monday, January 3, 2011

Master Class on OWN

If you didn’t catch this weekend’s launch of Oprah’s new channel called OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network), I highly suggest that you check it out. She has some pretty substantial shows to come and I enjoyed myself a taste of one of my new favorites called, “Master Class”.  Oprah states that “The idea of Master Class, is to allow people to learn from people who are mastering this thing called life”. She takes you through the lives of successful individuals from Jay-Z to Martha Stewart. What should be most inspiring to everyone about this program is that everyone starts off just as anyone else. We all have a story, a struggle, and heartache of some sort; where one goes from there to establish a prosperous life for themselves is solely up to them. We are in charge of our own destinies, and although setbacks will come from time to time, we should perceive them as tests, tests to see how bad we really aspire to have something or BE someone or simply, bad timing. Martha says one should, “wake up curious, and wake up determined to try and get an answer”. She is spot-on; we should always be hungry for knowledge and to challenge ourselves to become BETTER selves. Jay-Z was the first episode to launch and as a huge fan of his work, I thought that this was the perfect way to set the tone for this season of Master Class. See for yourself, you have nothing to lose but insight to gain!

Know your own truth... and follow it. - Ms. Winfrey

- Teena T.

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