Expected to die, today he’s inspiring others to truly live. World-renowned inspirational speaker + national bestselling author John O’Leary wants to help you wake up from accidental living so you can do, be, achieve and impact more through your life. Every Monday, John shares a quick burst of inspiration to help start your week on fire. Every Thursday, John interviews an amazing guest on their story, successes, failures, lessons, and life to help you uncover tips to apply in yours.
Howard Behar, retired president of Starbucks, joined the company when they had 28 stores and grew that number to over 15,000 during his tenure. A successful leader, speaker, author and mentor, Howard is best known for his generosity and integrity.
Hear how Howard influenced the growth of Starbucks, his tips on how to be a servant leader + why leading with values is the best recipe for success.
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From shaming and shunning to mocking and ridiculing,?it’s stunning how many?relationships have been damaged?amongst people with?opposing political views in recent years.
To begin healing and finding meaningful ways to move forward together, we’ve invited Apolitical unification expert Peter Montoya?to join us. First, Peter shares the facts and landscape for what has led us to the growing divide. Then, he offers practical strategies ...
In the midst of managing the complexities of life, what we often need most is a reminder that there is reason for hope.
Today, John shares a much-needed reminder from someone who may have needed it even more than him.
If you have challenges, this reminder will help you prosper and see the good to come.
Learn more about resilience, faith, courage, redemption, family, love and life from John's mom, Susan O'Leary here.
Former Navy fighter pilot Captain Charlie Plumb is a testament to the strength of the human spirit.
Scheduled to be his 75th and final mission in Vietnam, Charlie's F-4 Phantom Jet was shot down + captured. He'd spend the next 2,103 days isolated + tortured in North Vietnamese Prisoner of War camps.
Four years ago I had the honor of having Charlie on the show + during our conversation, he deeply moved me when h...
According to Kaiser Family Foundation, about 40% of Americans have reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic, a 30% increase from 2019.
Today, I revisit my most popular episode to date: My conversation with Mel Robbins. Mel’s proven + simple strategy interrupts negative thought patterns so you can win the mental game and experience the joy + opportunity life has to offer now.
As one th...
As vacation season is upon us, it might be worth considering what a truly perfect one looks like.
While the places we go and the people we meet certainly matter, what matters even more is often less noteworthy and perhaps more important. The most remarkable of vacations are the ones where you are fully present with the ones you love most.
Today, I share the lesson my son taught me of the real magic of vacation.
Despite no music or vocal training, Todd Tilghman made it through NBC’s The Voice blind audition (with all four celebrity judges vying to coach him!) and went on to win season 18, becoming the oldest winner in show history.
Drawn to his tremendous joy onstage, fans gravitated to his much-needed inspiration when facing challenges.
Today, Todd shares how decades of unrelenting challenges in marriage, international adoption + car...
Rosie Rivera is one of the most influential and inspirational Latinas in the world.
As the bestselling author of God is Your Defender, an international speaker and co-host of marriage podcast The Power of Us, Rosie uses her voice to give hope to fellow survivors of sexual abuse.
Today, Rosie shares her painful journey and how she found serenity including:
Constant exposure to the often negative 24-hour news cycle can adversely influence our mental health and overall well-being. Today, I share an excerpt for my instant bestselling book IN AWE to ignite our wonder for life + the limitless possibility for our days ahead.
Captain Jim Lovell has travelled further into space than any other person and is one of only three to travel to the moon twice. Possibly even more profound, he has witnessed more than 260 sunrises from space.
Infamously the mission meant to be his third trip to the moon, Apollo 13, was cut short when a tank exploded.
When I first spoke to Jim in July of 2018, I was in awe – he has been a hero of mine since I was a boy. Today, I r...
“The very thing you take for granted, others are praying for.” – Marlan Rico Lee
Few of us ponder honestly the profound fragility and beauty of life at any age. Today I share an experience from my time as a hospital chaplain that woke me up to be far more intentional in savoring the profound gift of each day.
The goal of life isn’t to number the days to keep score, but in order to live them passionately, faithfully, intentionally, ...
Struggle. Financial setbacks. Loneliness. Constant stress. Uncertainty.
These are some of the words audience members recently shared when I asked them to describe the last 14 months.
That is exactly why today's episode is so important: Join me to be reminded that, regardless of your challenges, hope is not canceled. Love wins. And the best of your life is yet to come.
I’ll share just how mind-boggling the miracle of your life...
Thirty years ago, Bill Johnson was walking to an Atlanta subway station with two colleagues when his world went dark. A bullet entered one temple and exited the other, leaving him permanently blind.
With optimism, honesty + joy, Bill shares his extraordinary journey of learning to navigate in a new, dark world. Hear Bill share how he began to:
Scott Stratten is president of UnMarketing and was named “Top Five Social Media Influencers in the World” by Forbes.com.
Co-author of six bestselling books with his business partner and wife Alison, Scott helps organizations see their business through his unconventional + disruptive “unmarketing” lens.
Today, Scott reveals the power of having others believe in you, tips you can apply that have helped him evolve as a presenter,...
Commitment is an act, not a word. - Jean-Paul Sartre
Last week I saw first-hand the selflessness and commitment of caregiving from two shining examples. In addition to watching my mom prepare my dad for surgery, I interviewed Richard Lui, NBC News journalist who was prepared to put his 30-year career on hold to care for his father with Alzheimer’s.
Today, let’s recognize that the work of a committed caregiver can be wildly isolatin...
According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, 54 million Americans give care for an ill or disabled family member. Five years ago, NBC News journalist Richard Lui found himself in this group as his father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
Today, Richard shares about preparing to leave his 30-year career to care for his father and how the prolonged illness taught him the power of selflessness.
While caring for others has pro...
Did you hear last week's Live Inspired Podcast with Seth Godin?
When I asked one of the greatest marketers, thought leaders and influencers of our time how he wants to be remembered he said: "Someone who made a ruckus. To shine a light; do generous, remarkable work; teach people to teach other people; and leave things better than they found them."
Be a ruckus-maker: Do little things consistently well and use your talent...
Seth Godin is one of the world’s most renowned marketing experts, 20-time bestselling author, distinguished speaker and writer of one of the most popular blogs on the Internet. Seth is also one of the most humble people I’ve ever spoken with + shared profound yet simple, thought-provoking life reflections I can’t stop thinking about.
Seth’s brilliant insights on life, success, failure, and the “audacity to settle for anything l...
The approval ratings in which we view our photos, actions, thoughts and lives is a broken system.
A week ago a friend sent me a hilariously negative review he found on Amazon regarding my book On Fire.
We spend significant time rating others and ingesting their judgment of us.
The goal of our lives is not status or ease, but leading, serving, elevating and inspiring in such a manner that other lives are better because we were part ...
If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.
This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.
Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.
If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.
Take yourself back in time...back to high school. The ups and downs, the loves the losses, the struggles the triumphs, being together with your friends...feeling every emotion of it. Is 23 more than just a number to you? Do you respond to people by saying I don't wanna be anything other than what I've been trying to be lately? Do you expect to have life-changing moments while caught in the confetti or the rain? Are you One Tree Hill obsessed?...it's OK...we're here for you. You can sit with us. Are Brooke, Peyton and Haley your BFF goals? These Drama Queens are getting back together!! Bethany Joy Lenz, Hilarie Burton and Sophia Bush are the biggest Drama Queens and they are here with you to dissect every episode, deliver every detail you must know, and devote themselves to you as you rewatch every single scene together. Join Joy, Hilarie and Sophia each week. Relive it, Relove it, Rewatch it ...every One Tree Hill minute of it. Be a Drama Queen. Drama Queens, an iHeartRadio Podcast.