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From Blogger to Talk Show Host, Nitika Chopra Reveals the Secrets to Success

on airLet’s face it: Most of us have a blog and a professional brand whether or not there’s a full-time job involved. And most of us have big dreams to cultivate our brand and launch it into a show, product…anything!

Nitika Chopra is one of us but here’s the difference: She’s been there, done that and sat down with us to dish.

Last night at the premiere of her show, Naturally Beautiful, in New York City we picked her brain to learn the secrets to her success. After all, she started her blog, Your Bella Life, with the sole purpose to become a talk show host!

In our exclusive interview, Chopra dishes:

“I was very, very clear [about what I wanted] and I was also very clear that no one knew who I was. So, I was like, ‘Okay, that’s nice that you want a talk show but no one knows you so you’re probably not going to get one tomorrow.’ Instead of giving up, I decided that I was going to figure out what are the elements of a show like the guests that you would have, the topics that you would have and me being on camera and put that on a website. And I literally meditated on it every day for the past four years and then I got a show.” Read more

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Three Career Lessons to Learn from the Lance Armstrong Interview

When the Lance Armstrong interview airs this Thursday night on OWN, we’re already hearing via CBS News and The Associated Press that he confessed to doping.

What can we learn from all of this, in particular as it relates to ethics and landing a big interview from a career perspective?

Aside from countless discussions we can have about credibility, PR damage control and related topics, there are a few things we can learn without having even watched the interview yet. Read more