She was later demoted at the station and moved to Chicago, where she would find her calling on a low-rated morning talk show, bringing it top ratings and earning national attention.
The rest, as they say, is history. Except Winfrey's success wasn't just a result of her hard work, she told a crowd of 11, attendees at a tech conference hosted by the software company Qualtrics in Salt Lake City last week. Her satisfaction with life doesn't come from the money and accolades. The money and accolades come from her mindset, she said.
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Read more: Oprah says there's a very simple secret to success that anyone can do: setting a deliberate intention. Winfrey said one of her favorite quotes is from Martin Luther King Jr. She said, "I have learned that whatever your work, whatever your station, your position in life, if you change the paradigm of the work to, 'How do I use this in service to something greater than myself? How do I use this in service other than just being a success?
How do I use this in service to create significance, not just for myself but for someone else? If you operate from a principle of what you can offer the world from a point of view of service, that comes back to you fold, fold, multiple folds in abundance that you cannot even measure.
She told the story of hiring a professional tree counter for her home on her acre estate in Montecito, California. While she was working in Baltimore she attended her first party at a "rich white person's house.
And inside the house, she looked out the window and saw a stand of six trees. Read more: 'No drama Obama' shared his tricks for staying cool under pressure. Winfrey said she was standing at the window of her own property recently and noticed the trees. Her view was full of trees. And she thought to herself, "There are those trees that I wished for, dreamed for, hoped for. The dream I had for myself was 6 trees, but my God-force had a bigger plan for me.
Winfrey found that as she did each television show, and each project, with an intention — to help others in a deliberate way, whether it was shining a light on abusive relationships or producing movies with socially important themes — she grew happy and satisfied, and was rewarded.
The bigger reason is to do the work that is the service," she said. I have incredible contentment with the way I use my life in service," she said.
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