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Positive on Publishing

Jul 29, 2019

In this episode, you’ll learn about how author Sheri Salata’s traditional publishing journey arrived at some fun radical advice for readers.

I’ve organized the episode’s “fun nuggets” into two categories: 1) fun nuggets for the publishing journey, and 2) radical “fun nuggets” for a more beautiful life.

The fun nuggets for the publishing journey:

#1: Get an accountability system for your writing that works for you.

#2: Remember that your Rolodex is your best trend on your publishing journey.

#3: Realize not even the “big names” have self-doubt when putting their work out into the world.

#4: Recognize that writing is a valuable avenue for pulling the gold out of our lives and allows us to process unprocessed emotions.

Radical “fun nuggets” for a more beautiful life:

#5: Work-life balance doesn't exist; it's about seeking an integrated and holistic life.

#6: All of your time is free time because we live our lives from the standpoint of choice.

#7: Appreciation is different from gratitude because appreciation is cleaner.

About Sheri Salata

Sheri is a writer-producer, co-founder of ( and co-host of the podcast The Sheri + Nancy show.

Her current ventures are the evolution of her 20-year career with Oprah Winfrey.

Her action-packed days as executive producer of the Oprah Winfrey Show were chronicled in the acclaimed docu-series Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes, and she also served as co-president of Harpo Studios and OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network.

She has been named one of Fast Company's 100 most creative people in business, the Hollywood reporter's women in entertainment power 100, and is one of the 2017 feminist press power award winners.

On the podcast, we talked about her fabulous book. The Beautiful No: And Other Tales of Trial, Transcendence, and Transformation (, launched on June 4th with Harper Wave, an imprint of Harper Collins.

Sherry is a graduate of the University of Illinois and is living happily ever after in a magical town in northern California.