Season 1, Episode 8: When Your Purpose Matches your Soul

In this episode, I'm talking to Sally Lou Loveman, author of Speak: Love Your Story, Your Audience is Waiting. Speaker and former audience producer for The Oprah Winfrey Show reminds us that our words have the power to inspire and lift each other up! We never know how our encouraging words are going to land on someone's heart.

In this warm and revealing episode, Sally Lou shares her memorable moments working on The Oprah Winfrey Show, why we need to let go of our disappointment, and how we can encourage each other. As we grow and mature, we all need to step outside our comfort zone by doing something brave. In this episode, we encourage you to write that book or pitch a popular TV show! If you feel like you have a message to share, you have a platform today. If something you love speaks to you, listen to it! When we are doing what we were born to do, what we are good at, and what comes naturally to us, it doesn't feel like work. Do what you love and do the things that fill your soul.  

In This Episode:
  • [04:35] When you're in your purpose, fear has no access.
  • [21:30] Memories from the Oprah Winfrey Show when the story that day was an emotional one 
  • [27:10] What's so powerful right now more than ever, and it always has been from the beginning of time, is the power of our story.
  • [35:39] What are you going to be able to give up when the world opens up?
  • [37:24] Feeling pain when losing friendships and saying goodbye to carrying around pain
  • [44:19] Empowering women. You are worthy, you're supposed to be there at that event 

Meet Sally Lou Loveman 
 Sally Lou Oaks Loveman, former audience producer for The Oprah Winfrey Show, lives her purpose by connecting with audiences. When she was age fourteen, she turned into her passion for television when she was an audience member at The Mike Douglas Show. She spotted a girl on the set with a clipboard, and while she had no idea what this girl did, she knew she would do it one day too.  

After her thirty-five-year career in television and having entertained over half a million people from the Oprah stage, Loveman shares her “do what you love” message through her business, lovespeaks. In her new book Speak: Love Your Story. Your Audience is Waiting, Sally Lou takes on a new audience – an audience of readers! Just like her pre-show warm-up at The Oprah Winfrey Show, Speak is participatory. Readers are invited to join in on the lessons shared in each chapter, and by the end of the book, her new audience has a start to their own story.