November 15, 2016
Fifteen years ago, Megyn Kelly was working as an attorney and was married to a physician. “On paper, I felt that I was succeeding,” says Kelly, who would watch Oprah reruns when she came home from working 18-hour days. But she says she was not happy or fulfilled.
One night, she says that she was watching Dr. Phil on Oprah’s show. “Dr. Phil said something that I would never forget and that would change my life forever: ‘The only difference between you and someone you envy is you settled for less,’” Kelly recalls. "It hit me like a lightning bolt. I resolved right then and there in that moment that I could settle for more.”
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Kelly, who has since risen to fame as anchor of the top-rated Fox Cable News channel show The Kelly File, is now author of her newly-released memoir titled after that revelation: “Settle For More.”
“I would never have believed I would wind up this happy and doing a job that I loved this much,” Kelly tells Dr. Phil in an exclusive interview airing Friday. “I hope that people will read the book and feel empowered to change their lives by making different decisions and choices. I hope they think, if she can do it, I can do it too,” Kelly says. “Whatever they want in their own lives, I hope they feel empowered to try for it; at least pick up the bat and swing.”
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Kelly, who says she almost called her book "Hurry Up You're Dying," explains, "I just thought it would sort of bring home the point. I think you need to remind yourself of that too."
Dr. Phil’s exclusive interview with Kelly, in which she addresses her “clashing” with now *president-elect Donald Trump and allegations that she was sexually harassed by former Fox News head Roger Ailes, airs Friday. Check here to see where you can watch.
*When this episode aired, President Trump was the President-elect.