Media Personality and Lifestyle Influencer Graison Foster launched her new, interactive talk show “Good News with Graison” on Fireside, the world’s first participatory entertainment platform September of 2022.
As a trailblazer for women 40+ plus, Graison believes reinvention is a must to create the life you truly want. The half-hour series features experts and thought leaders from the entertainment, lifestyle, beauty, fitness, mental health, and personal finance sectors sharing practical knowledge, experience, and encouragement for women in the prime of their life. Viewers can participate in the show, asking questions and reacting in real time as they connect with Graison and her guests.
If you could give your past self some advice, what would you tell yourself?
Answer: Listen to your intuition. Speak up even if your voice shakes, and do not allow yourself to be bullied in any situation, whether it’s your employer, a friend, family, or a romantic relationship. Have the strength to walk away and know that everything will be ok. You must close the door, lock it, and walk away from certain people and situations, or you will never move forward. You cannot attract new people or opportunities by living in fear and playing the what-if game. Believe in yourself and be your own best friend and never expect that anyone will reciprocate just because you gave them your heart and soul, love, kindness, favors, or friendship.
Do you have a mantra or phrase you live by? What is it?
Answer: Listen more than you speak and when people show you who they are, believe them the first time.
What is your number one business goal this year?
Answer: My talk show, ‘Good News with Graison’ on network television.
What is your number one priority regarding your career and daily work?
Answer: Building the right team around me and constantly thinking about what’s next and what must get done today. I need to improve at taking more breaks during the day and getting off my phone and computer!
What is your favorite thing about what you do in your career, and why?
Answer: My passion is interviewing people. I love putting my guests at ease and listening to their stories. I feel beyond lucky and certainly have had some pinch-me moments with more than a few special guests! My show is live, so it’s exhilarating. My guests are such diverse and exciting people. Sharing their successes and failures inspires me, and I hope it moves my audience. What I know for sure is that it doesn’t matter how rich or famous or educated someone is; we all have personal pain, struggles, and challenges, but it’s how we rise above them and keep moving forward that is the key.
What makes you motivated daily?Answer: I always say I’m working so my dog can have a good life! HAHA! Seriously, though, I love sharing ideas and information and inspiring others. If I can help someone make a positive shift or change in their life, make them laugh or smile, that means everything to me. There is plenty of negativity in the world, and I hope I am a force of positivity and light.