Get John’s essays about reflections from his own day-to-day life and stories from guest authors in this weekly series that sparks positivity and productivity for the coming week.

What Happens in Vegas

The important lesson John learned on a recent trip to Sin City. Ever heard the expression, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas?” Yeah, me too! An experience last week, however, reminded me that it is not always true.…
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The Best is Yet to Come!

John shares the advice he wishes his younger self knew. “What advice would you give yourself at age 20?” It’s a question I’ve asked every single guest on the Live Inspired Podcast. And after 500 episodes, the answers always…
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What Do You See?

John reminds us that what we seek- good or bad- is usually what we find. Several years ago, I was getting ready for work when my son, Jack, walked into the bathroom as I was shaving. As a five-year-old…
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What Matters Most?

In the pursuit of success, don’t lose focus on the most important. “If you don’t change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” -Lao Tzu What truly matters most? As we race through life, it’s rare we pause…
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Welcome Back!

John encourages us to start this school year with a new mindset For many, the start of school ushers in a welcome shift from summer. It means reunion with friends, the return of routine and the familiar sights, sounds…
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Burn Camp

Grace and Serenity

A visit to burn camp reminds John of the miracle of his scars. Last week I enjoyed what’s become one of my annual highlights each summer – speaking at Midwest Children’s Burn Camp. The camp welcomes kids of all…
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Anne Frank

Your Voice Matters

The Diary of Anne Frank reminds us that even our most seemingly insignificant actions can have profound impact. Have you ever silenced an idea, worried it would be rejected or thought it wasn’t as good? Have you ever sidelined…
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