Iyanla's popularity soared, and at times, Oprah even sat in the audience while Iyanla led the show. "Oprah Winfrey gives you the stage? Shut your mouth," Iyanla says. "I said, 'I'm sorry for taking over your show.' She said, 'No, that's why we have you here.'"
Overnight, Iyanla became a household name and her life changed dramatically. She was so famous, she says she couldn't go anywhere without people approaching her for one-on-one, save-yourself advice. "I had to stop traveling alone because I missed so many planes," she says. "When somebody runs up to you in the airport and begins to tell you their life story, you can't say, 'Excuse me, boo,' as they're weeping on your bosom."