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Facing Fear and Auditioning for Oprah

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Facing Fear and Auditioning for Oprah

Owning Pinks 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 shes 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.

The Terror

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 Im 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, Id 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…

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Lissa Rankin

Lissa Rankin, MD is a mind-body medicine physician, founder of theWhole Health Medicine Institute training program for physicians and other health care providers, and the New York Times bestselling author ofMind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself. She is on a grassroots mission to heal health care, while empowering you to heal yourself. Lissa blogs atLissaRankin.com and also created two online communities -HealHealthCareNow.com andOwningPink.com. She is also the author of two other books, a professional artist, an amateur ski bum, and an avid hiker. Lissa lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and daughter.

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4:18PM PDT on Jun 10, 2010

noted. thks

12:10PM PDT on Jun 9, 2010

Count me in. I'll vote for you.

8:03PM PDT on Jun 4, 2010

You have my vote! I believe in all kinds of programs like 'burnout prevention', 'bounce back' and one of my favorite movies is "How Stella Got her Groove Back". Stepping out and showing others that resilience is possible, that courage is fear that has said it's prayers, and that even at the darkest hour there always comes a dawn is wonderful. Good luck.

2:00AM PDT on Jun 4, 2010

Good .Thanks

11:47PM PDT on Jun 3, 2010

Good luck, Lissa. Thanks for sharing your story.

8:12PM PDT on Jun 3, 2010

Voted...good luck

7:03PM PDT on Jun 3, 2010

Noted

6:31PM PDT on Jun 3, 2010

good luck to you......

2:47PM PDT on Jun 3, 2010

Way to go!! Courage id fear that has said its prayers.

12:34PM PDT on Jun 3, 2010

thanks

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