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Live Inspired Podcast: Can You Use This Simple Reminder? (Monday Moments ep. 273)

On this week’s Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moment segment, John O’Leary shares a simple reminder.

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
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“It’s not about you.”

These are the first four words of one of the bestselling books of all time.

Through the principles put forward by Rick Warren in The Purpose Driven Life, we are reminded that to discover what most stirs our heart, ignites our passion and elevates our lives: We must begin with the surprising + unpopular truth that it’s not about us.

In other words, to obtain the best of our lives we must… stop believing that it’s all about our lives.

On Live Inspired Podcast ep. 58, Matt Emerzian shared how he went from a senior vice president at a major music marketing company working with Hollywood’s elite to shifting into a life of purpose. Hear how he made this shift, the impact it’s had and what it means for you here.

Want to achieve greater success, impact more deeply and savor an even better life? Want more vibrancy and joy?

It turns out the greatest returns in life are rarely discovered in what we receive, but in what we give. Because, ultimately, we don’t long to be merely happy, busy or successful. We desire to be useful, honorable, and compassionate. We yearn to make a difference, to belong to a community and to share love with others.

In a world as divided and negative as ours, what better time to start than now.


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