Video summary: Oprah Winfrey - The Secret of My Success


    Video summary: Oprah Winfrey - The Secret of My Success

  • 1 Oprah Winfrey: My life is fueled by my being

    Oprah said that her actions are fueled by compassion, wanting to connect, willingness to understand people and willingness to be understood. She said that one of the secrets of the success of her show is that many people see themselves in her.

  • 2 Oprah: My feet stayed on the ground even though I wore better shoes

    Oprah said that she was grounded in her own self and kept doing what she was doing even after she made lots of money. Oprah was referring to the fact that money didn't change her and that she kept working hard in spite of being very rich.

  • 3 Oprah: I ask people about their spiritual practice before hiring them

    Oprah said that before hiring people in her company, she asked them about their spiritual practice, not their religion. Oprah was referring to the idea that a person who has a certain spiritual practice is more likely to be balanced.

  • 4 Oprah: I am motivated by wanting to be a better person

    Oprah said that one of the main reasons of the success of her show is that she cared the most about viewers and tried to help them as much as they can.

  • 5 Oprah: The connection between you and the people you are serving is very important

    Oprah said that it's extremely important to be strongly connected to the people you are serving. She said that she always understood that there was no difference between her and the audience at the times she had better shoes (referring to her financial success).

  • 6 Oprah: Everybody wants to fulfill the highest expression of themselves as a human being

    Oprah said that the reason she thinks that we are all the same is that we all have the same goal of wanting to fulfill the highest truest expression of ourselves as a human being.

  • 7 Oprah: There is no difference between you and me no matter what you do

    Oprah said that if you want to work in a bakery and bake pies and that's your ultimate goal then there is no difference between you and her. Oprah was referring to her belief that all people are equal even if their careers differ and that ultimately all people have the same final goal.

  • 8 Oprah: My understanding of that helped me reach everyone

    Oprah ended her talk by saying that her understanding of the fact that all people have the same final goal helped her sympathize with people and reach them no matter what they do or what their backgrounds are.