Michelle Burford on Being Brave and Sipping Cocktails with Oprah

  “Everyday do one brave thing.”   For Michelle Burford, a New York Times bestselling ghostwriter and collaborator, the journey from growing up in a tight-knit family in Phoenix, Arizona, to a small magazine publishing company in Colorado Springs, to walking the halls of Essence, to sipping cocktails with Oprah was all a result of […]
July 19, 2016
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Elayne Fluker

Elayne Fluker is author of "Get Over 'I Got It' (HarperCollins) and host of the "Support is Sexy" podcast, which has over one million downloads. She facilitates customized workshops for corporations and organizations to create psychologically safe, supportive cultures for ambitious, high-achieving women so they can stress less, thrive more and be fulfilled in work and life.

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Michelle Burford on Being Brave and Sipping Cocktails with Oprah

 

“Everyday do one brave thing.”

 

For Michelle Burford, a New York Times bestselling ghostwriter and collaborator, the journey from growing up in a tight-knit family in Phoenix, Arizona, to a small magazine publishing company in Colorado Springs, to walking the halls of Essence, to sipping cocktails with Oprah was all a result of something her mother taught her: Be excellent, and never cut corners.

 

In this epic (and I mean epic) episode, choc full of “aha moments” and powerful insights about life and the publishing industry, Michelle shares the winding course she took to doing the work she now loves and is passionate about—capturing the compelling life stories of celebrities and public figures like Gabrielle Douglas, Michelle Knight and Amy Purdy, and turning them into top-selling books. Listen to this episode to hear how Michelle embodies hustle, heart, grace and not being afraid to let folks see you sweat!

 

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On this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why, everyday, you should push yourself to do one brave thing.
  • The importance of doing a good job on what’s right in front of you.
  • How to make powerful, authentic connections.
  • Why sometimes it’s about knowing what is not working and that what you are doing is not it.
  • How your peers can be your best mentors.
  • What you should do when you have the wind at your back.
  • Learn how to capture your magic.
  • Stop playing it cool and let them see you sweat.
  • Don’t be afraid to take a second look at things.
  • Even when you don’t know the answer, know that the answer is NOT “I don’t know.”

 

VISIT Michelle at michelleburford.com

FOLLOW Michelle at…

Facebook: @MichelleBurford

Twitter: @BigCourage

 

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[Music: “Someone Else’s Memories” by Revolution Void]

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Elayne Fluker

Elayne Fluker is author of "Get Over 'I Got It' (HarperCollins) and host of the "Support is Sexy" podcast, which has over one million downloads. She facilitates customized workshops for corporations and organizations to create psychologically safe, supportive cultures for ambitious, high-achieving women so they can stress less, thrive more and be fulfilled in work and life.

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