Well, that happened to me earlier this week. I received an email from a publicist from Krupp Kommunications in New York who is the agency of record for Success Magazine. She sent me information on the Joel Osteen February issue of Success Magazine. In her email she wrote about Joel Osteen, senior pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, TX. She quotes from an exclusive interview that reporter Michael J. Mooney had with Joel Osteen. It caught my attention and I wrote this publicist to ask permission to quote from her and promote the February 2016 issue of Success Magazine.
The publicist wrote, that in addition to being the pastor of the Lakewood Church in Houston, "He's also the world's most watched televangelist and a New York Times best-selling author many times over." It is indeed amazing that a young man who had never preached or even wanted to be on a platform has turned out like Joel Osteen has. She says that Osteen "opens up about his unlikely journey in the February 2016 issue of SUCCESS magazine that is on the newsstands now."
You will learn in this article "how Joel Osteen stays true to himself both in and out of the spotlight." You will learn how he shares his strategies for making the most of every single day as he prepares to the Night of Hope event at the AT&T Park in San Francisco." Thousands will attend this event and millions more will watch him speak in live streaming online.
The publicist continues the story by sharing "Osteen pushed himself to step up and not only take over his father’s ministry, but grow it to unimaginable heights. For most of his career, Osteen felt more comfortable producing behind the scenes. But after listening to his intuition, he rewrote his own story to become the world’s most prominent on-camera personalities."
The publicist concluded her email by writing, "I’d love for you to share this story and accompanying quotes with your readers."
At the bottom of her email to me she added the following information as if it were a footnote:
• “The thing about the 50 is that there was only one person who needed to believe in me and that was myself.”
• “To whoever is trying to accomplish that next big goal, I would say the biggest thing is to have over 100 percent conviction in what you’re doing.”
• ‘‘I knew aside from being hit by a semi-truck on day 50, I was going to accomplish my goal. I exceeded mine, and everybody’s expectations. To have pulled it off and accomplished it, for myself and as a team, it was an incredible feeling of satisfaction.”
• “[The secret is] patience and consistency. You have to do a lot of little things right over an extended period of time. You have to focus on the basics, and you have to be perfect at them. That’s ultimately why I succeeded, I was perfect with the basics and I had patience. I became an expert at a lot of little things, and that’s how I became successful. That’s one of the keys to success, if anyone wants to tackle something of this enormity.”
• “One of my biggest driving forces is my kids. I told them what the goal was. The personal purpose was to find my physical and mental limits—but it was also to set the ultimate example for my kids.”