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Episode 134: The Beautiful No and Creating True Happiness with Sheri Salata

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Sheri Salata was in a position many would covet as the president of Harpo Studios, the co-president of OWN, and the former executive producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show, and she decided to choose something else: a life.

Sheri had been so busy building a dream career that she’d forgotten to build a life. She went on a personal quest to tend to her body, spirit, and soul and chronicled it in her new book, The Beautiful No.

Now she’s evolving her 21-year career with Oprah Winfrey and using her production skills in her own life to create wellness, tremendous depth, and true happiness. Talk about a gorgeous second act.

It was such an honor to have Sheri join us on The Kate & Mike Show to share her wisdom about:

  • Choosing to truly live, especially when you’ve lived half of your life (or more) and may have 40+ more to savor
  • Her feelings on accountability and what she chooses to guide her instead
  • A brilliant practice that keeps Sheri between the ditches as far as her mental, physical, and spiritual game that I’ve never heard anyone articulate in quite this way
  • The elements that make up a good story that she learned producing for one of the greatest television shows ever made
  • How she’s dealing with the feeling of exposure that comes from telling her own story
  • Creating true freedom as an entrepreneur
  • We learned SO MUCH from Sheri during our conversation and our hope is that you will, too!

The Beautiful No and Creating True Happiness with Sheri Salata

In This Episode

  • Why Sheri decided to write her book and a moment where she actually thought she was going quit working on it [5:41]
  • Her writing process and how collaborating with a coach helped her along the way [11:53]
  • What makes a good story and what pushed Sheri to pursue the next chapter of her life [15:01]
  • How she made the leap to entrepreneurship and what she realized would happen when she took charge of her own life [18:34]
  • Where she finds accountability, and the concept of “two steps forward, one step back” [27:17]
  • How Sheri’s relationship with her mom changed over time and what she misses the most about her [29:33]
  • Who’s inspiring her these days and what she’s done to become a “seeker” [37:47]
  • Why it’s our words that are creating our outcomes [44:08]
  • What Sheri considers to be the “ultimate freedom” [44:50]

Selected Links from the Episode

Order Kate’s New Book!

Kate’s First Book, Money: A Love Story

Get On The Origin ® Waitlist!

Sheri’s New Book, The Beautiful No

Her Website & Podcast

A Return To Love by Marianne Williamson

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra

Connect with Kate, Mike & Sheri on Instagram!

People Mentioned

Oprah Winfrey

Ellen Daly

Kris Carr

Dr. Christiane Northrup

Eckhart Tolle

Iyanla Vanzart

Abraham-Hicks

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