Ellen Pompeo is now the highest paid actress on television as the star of Grey’s Anatomy (it is one of our favorites at ALM) However, it took her 14 seasons to get there.
If you read one of the many articles on her fabulous uprising, you will discover that it was not always glamorous and she did not even want to audition for the role. She only did so because she needed to pay her rent and this was the only bus in front of her so she got on it.
LESSON #1: YOU NEVER KNOW HOW GOD IS GOING TO MANIFEST IN YOUR LIFE
LESSON #2: WHAT YOU WANT MAY COME IN A WAY YOU DON’T WANT IT TOO
LESSON #3: GET ON THE BUS NOW THE PLANE WILL COME LATER
Ellen also shares that she had to have the courage to ask for what she wanted and in order to do so, she had to know her worth!
LESSON #4: TAKE YOURSELF OFF SALE AND OFF THE DISCOUNT RACK
DEMAND FULL PRICE
She knew there was a possibility that she would piss off the shows executives with her requests but she did not let fear of losing her contract prevent her from pursuing a better contract and she won…big time.
She was postured to win anyway because you can only win when you stand up for yourself and go after what it is that you want. In this case she is $20 million dollars richer but something tells us she was rich in her soul way before the checks started coming.
Way, way, before.
-Auspicious Living Magazine D. L. P.