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Create a Lasting Legacy: Blake Brewer (ep. 666)

Blake Brewer

John O’Leary welcomes Blake Brewer on the Live Inspired Podcast to share about leaving lasting impressions with loved ones through words.

Blake Brewer is the founder of Legacy Letter and is on a mission to help one million parents write at least one well-written, meaningful, lasting legacy letter to their children.

Hours after the tragic loss of his father, Blake discovered what would become a guiding light during his grief journey. A life-changing letter from his late father filled with wisdom, love and hope.

Today, Blake shares his story of loss and resilience, focusing on the transformative power of legacy and his role in helping others leave lasting impressions through words with their loved ones.

My friends, if you’re eager to craft a lasting legacy and achieve deeper connections with those you love, this conversation is for you.

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  • I’m on a mission. To help a million dads and moms write at least one well written, meaningful, lasting legacy letter
  • Blake’s father was a tight end at Louisiana Tech for Terry Bradshaw, even catching Terry’s first ever collegiate touchdown pass.
  • May 23, 2003: While on a family vacation in Hawaii, Blake and his father were snorkeling before getting caught in an area known as Witch’s Brew.
  • The final line of Blake’s letter from his dad: As you’re being faithful to the Bible and being faithful to God, you’re often going to find yourself in the minority here on Earth, but I assure you that in heaven you’ll be in the majority. Love your dear old dad.
  • Through the Legacy Letter Challenge, Blake has developed a format that includes an introduction, apology, I love you, memories, advice and closing.
  • When is the best time to write a legacy letter? Now.
  • Want to hear more from Blake Brewer? Blake will join this month’s Live Inspired Together call! Be a part of 45 minutes of connection, laughing and level-setting in our free online community on Monday, May 6 at 4pm CDT. Learn more and register here.
  • Learn more about Blake Brewer and the Legacy Letter Challenge here.

Did you enjoy today’s episode? 

You’ll love my conversation with Alex Sheen. Alex Sheen is on a mission to better humanity through promises made and promises kept. As the founder of the social movement and nonprofit “because I said I would,” Alex believes individuals can create a world where promises are kept, fostering trust, empathy, and positive change. Learn how we can bridge the gap between intention and action and how we can have life-changing impact simply by keeping our word on ep. 582.


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  1. Q. What is the best book you’ve ever read?
    A. The Bible, specifically the Book of John.
  2. Q. What is a characteristic or trait that you possessed as a child that you wish you still exhibited today?
    A. Childlike wonder.
  3. Q. Your house is on fire, all living things and people are out. You have the opportunity to run in and grab one item. What would it be?
    A. The letter from my dad.
  4. Q. You are sitting on a bench overlooking a gorgeous beach. You have the opportunity to have a long conversation with anyone living or dead. Who would it be?
    A. My dad.
  5. Q. What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
    A. Live for things that matter.
  6. Q. What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?
    A. Keep pressing on.
  7. Q. It’s been said that all great people can have their lives summed up in one sentence. How do you want yours to read?
    A. Blake Brewer was faithful to God, to his family, and to what he was called to do.