Owning Pink’s founder Dr. Lissa Rankin just auditioned for her own TV show on Oprah about getting your mojo back and keeping it. Please vote for her! Here, she tells her story of how she felt the fear and overcame it.
Like everyone else in the world, I adore Oprah. I think she’s just the coolest, most authentic, brilliant, generous, inspiring human being, so when a woman in the Owning Pink community told me about her open call for a talk show host on her network, my radar started blinking bright pink lights like a disco ball in heat.
Then the fear kicked in. My inner critic whispered in my ear, the gremlins of doubt slithered in, and terror gripped my stomach. What if I submitted my audition video and made a complete fool out of myself and proved to the world that I’m a total loser? Even more scary, what if I actually won? Would I have to move to LA? Where would Siena go to school? How would I feel talking to cameras every day? What if I blew it in front of 10 million viewers? The nagging insecurities droned on.
It was almost enough to keep me from going after something I really really want. Then I came to my senses and realized that if I let the gremlins keep me from following my North Star, I’d be a total hypocrite. Here I am encouraging all of you to live out loud, follow your bliss, be authentic, and rock this life. If I let my fears halt me in my tracks, I might as well just shut up and go home…