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John O’Leary shares 3 lessons that helped him overcome dire health odds 30 years ago + continue to shape his life + business today.

30 years ago I was burned on 100% of my body and not expected to survive. I beat the odds and recovered thanks to the care, encouragement + love of my family, friends, healthcare team, MLB baseball players and countless individuals I’ll never know.

From this, I have a profound sense of gratitude for my life + perspective on overcoming challenges. Today, I share 3 of the most formative lessons I learned during my recovery. One is a favorite I share on stage from time to time. One I shared in my #1 National Bestselling book ON FIRE. One I’ve never shared before. I hope these lessons fuel you to live inspired today.

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SHOW NOTES

  • Start each week with Monday Motivation email! Get it here.
  • “You have two eyes, two ears + one mouth. Use them proportionally.” – Dr. Avazian
  • John shares his favorite quote + what it means in your life: “When you know your why you can endure any how.” Get Viktor Frankl’s book Man’s Search for Meaning to read it in context.
  • People matter.
  • Words matter. Be aware of the words you’re listening to + the ones you’re speaking.
    • If we hear it enough, even if it is wrong, we think it’s true.
    • What words are you listening to: Through your social feed, news + on your commute? Where are you listening/being fed? What we put into our bodies shows up in our lives.
    • What words are you sharing with your children, family, spouse + coworkers. Are you telling them through your words + actions that their best days are in front of them?
  • Wonder matters. “I no longer identified as a wounded person. Wonder matters. The way he had a twinkle in his eye + joy in the way he worked + treated the others, I saw that and try to exemplify it 20 years later.
  • Grow. Learn. Share. Produce. Go through life with great wonder.
  • Check out a poem of Dr. Pappalardo:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy this episode on life lessons from my doctors? Check out Ep. #38 with Nurse Roy, this is one of the most popular stories I share from the stage + an amazing reminder of the impact EACH of us has each day. Don’t miss it. Check it out here.

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If you enjoyed today’s episode: Subscribe, rate & review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. See you here next Thursday!

Live Inspired with John daily on FacebookTwitterYouTubeLinkedInPinterest, Instagram + get his Monday Motivation email.

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  • Dennis Gillan
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    Week in and week out you inspire me to be a little better. So glad you are in my life through this wonderful podcast….and our friendship!

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  • Gene Kalika
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    Thanks, John – for always being there and reminding us that we must learn to dance in the rain if we’re to live the best life. Waiting for the storm to pass is futile, i.e. there will always be another right behind the storm that has passed. Hence, acceptance and/or learning to dance in the rain is imperative to how we spend the time on this planet via this one and only life we have.

    Merry Christmas, my friend!

  • Elaine Newkirk
    Reply

    Thank you for starting my day with these inspired words!!

  • Mls
    Reply

    We enjoy your podcast with inspiring stories and encouraging messages. Thank you

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