Talk shows have become all the rage on television. Every major network flooded the market this fall with new shows hoping to get your attention. What are the networks doing? They saw a huge opening with Oprah leaving network television and everyone is vying for your attention, and the advertising dollar. If you watch the shows you’ll notice one thing for sure, they all have their own flavor and point-of-view.
So what would happen if you were going to be a guest on a talk show? It’s not only what you would talk about, but also how you would handle yourself when on the show. A lot of this depends on the show you choose, and if I were assigning you to a show it would be based on your demeanor and how you’re handling your health challenge. I would look at how you’re living your life and that would determine the best host for what you’re showing the world.
If you’re continuously angry about your diagnosis, I might select “The Jerry Springer Show” or “Maury” because you could scream and throw things around the studio. If you’re in need of gentle support and spiritual guidance, “Oprah” might be the best hope to guide you on that path. If you’re in a bit of denial and need a bit of tough love, then “Dr. Phil” is your host.
If you were taking a quiz to match your journey to the tv host it would require that you take a personal inventory. It means that you need to be honest and if you’re ok with your current stance in life, then you’ve got the correct host. If you don’t like what you’re seeing and feel it’s getting in the way of getting better or getting well, then it’s time to make some changes.
You may not think that the world sees what you’re experiencing, but we’re a lot more transparent than we believe. This transparency impacts how others respond to you just as a different television hosts would respond differently. Is your point-of-view aiding your health and healing journey or it is a hindrance? Who’s show would you thrive on, and do you need to make any changes? If you really want to be on a talk show, go to the website and see if there’s a show they’re planning that matches your life experience. Who knows, I may be writing about you after you make your talk show debut!