Sheri Salata: How To Leverage Dreams To Propel You To The Top


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Prowess: Stories Of Leaders Who Have An Edge with Ashley Crouch


In this episode, I’m joined by Sheri Salata. Sheri is the author of The beautiful no:  and other Tales of Trial, Transcendence and Transformation, her memoir describing her journey as former 711 store manager to the executive producer and co-president of the Oprah Winfrey Network.  Download your free chapter here:   ABOUT:  Are you inspired by “rags to riches” stories and believe you are meant to be living a grander version of life? Maybe you are so distracted, moving full speed down the wrong path, that you are missing the brilliant opportunities which would lead you to enjoy the most magnificent crest of your life? Allowing room for expansion and seeking the path that excites your soul will set your ambit of action towards happiness and success. Tune in now to Season One, Episode Five of the Prowess Podcast and hear Ashley interview the brilliant and revered storyteller, Sheri Salata. Sheri is the author of The Beautiful No: And Other Tales of Trial, Transcendence, and Transformation, whose stirring narrative is sure to touch the lives of many.  She is a former 7-11 store manager who went on to become the executive producer and co-president of the Oprah Winfrey network.  Listen in as Ashley asks Sheri about her incredible ascent to success and why Sheri believes a rock-bottom moment brings opportunities for exploration, growth and learning rather than bleakness and despair.   Minutes seven and eight of this episode are exceptional. Listen carefully so you don’t miss Sheri discuss how vital the “story” or narrative you tell yourself is, and also that the story you tell yourself matters more than anything, because the world reflects back to you, on loop, the version you tell yourself.   Your key takeaways from this episode are:    Happiness should be your compass- not misery. Leave what isn’t working and make joyful changes while you remind yourself that angst may be what you reverted to, but it doesn’t have to be.    Be willing to start over from scratch if it means you are moving toward your dream. Put yourself in alignment with your goals, seek happiness and relish the journey of following the path to your grandest dreams.    Movement happening in an overall positive direction is not lost even if there are challenges along the way. Don’t shy away from hardships but instead, ruminate change and transformation!    Sometimes a small window of opportunity might be missed because you are hyper focused in the wrong direction. Don’t lose sight of your goals because you are too concentrated on your current route.