Live Inspired Podcast with John O'Leary

Live Inspired Podcast with John O'Leary

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.

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May 6, 2021 57 min

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...

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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 ...

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Celebrating National Siblings Month, my sister Susan O'Leary Ciapciak joined me via livestream for this special episode. We discuss her life-saving role the day of my fire, the challenges of being a working mother of five during a global pandemic, and more!

Watch a replay of the livestream on on Facebook or YouTube!

If you enjoy this episode... You'll love hearing?my episode about adult sibling relationships.?I share three ...

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Studies show that Americans work longer hours and have more stress-related illnesses than their European and Japanese counterparts. 

Bucking this statistic Megan Hyatt Miller is chief executive officer at Michael Hyatt & Co., recently named a 2020 Best Workplace by Inc. Magazine, a ranking of American companies’employee engagement.

Megan and her father New York Times bestselling author + leadership expert Michael Hyatt wrot...

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Amy Wolff did everything wrong... and yet it worked.

With more than 1,000,000 "tokens of encouragement" displayed across the United States and in over 26 countries, Amy's desire to make a difference is life-saving. 

Today, remember that you may get everything wrong. But the simple act of courageously taking the next right step may lead to significance and impact you can’t yet imagine.

Amy Wolff shared what ignited this ...

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Don't give up. You are worthy of love. Your mistakes don't define you.

These simple phrases launched a global movement. Overwhelmed by the staggering suicide rates in her small Oregon town, Amy Wolff was determined to support those struggling. 

With her husband and two young daughters, Amy anonymously staked 20 yard signs with encouraging phrases across their community, never anticipating it would ignite a powerful + li...

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As winter surrenders to spring and the number of those vaccinated soar, our office has been receiving far more requests for both live and virtual presentations including several as their commencement speaker.

With less than ten minutes to speak with graduates who are turning the page on an important chapter of their lives, stepping into a post-pandemic world, and likely dealing with significant anxiety around what their life will b...

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Research suggests that our experiences in childhood will have a profound impact on the overall wellbeing + trajectory of our life.

Never acknowledged by his father and abandoned by his mother at three years old, Steve Pemberton spent his childhood being shuffled through the foster care system where he was abused, neglected and forgotten.

Yet small gestures of kindness from ordinary people helped Steve forge a new path that that...

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April 5, 2021 7 min

It’s easy to not respond... to remain passive, indifferent, busy.
 
But as I was reminded last week, the most effective, transformational and life-giving leaders are the ones who respond and pay attention. They are the ones who step up and step forward. And, they aren’t always the individuals you thought they’d be.

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In April 1994, nine-year-old Jeanne Celestine Lakin's parents and nearly all of her adult relatives were some of the one million people killed during the Rwandan government’s ethnic massacre.

For 100 days, Jeanne and her three-year-old twin sisters hid in bushes to stay safe.

Heartbreaking and unimaginable, Jeanne shares her harrowing story of survival, courage and strength.

Jeanne reminds us that we all have the power to choos...

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March 29, 2021 7 min

As a child, I never understood why Jack Buck was so generous. Even after his death, I couldn’t comprehend why he did so much, so selflessly for some random little boy. Years later, his son Joe shared the reason...

In a world where many look for evidence of things that divide, diminish, cause pain or excuse poor behavior, let’s seek to be the ones who unify, elevate, reflect hope and take positive action.

The very act of showing up,...

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In the span of a few weeks, Nora McInerny experienced three unimaginable losses: a miscarriage, the death of her father and the death of her husband.

Yet in the wake of loss, Nora, host of the popular podcast Terrible, Thanks for Asking and author of bestselling books No Happy Endings and The Young Hot Widows Club reminds us that we get to assemble something new from what is left behind.

Today, Nora shares about the painful experi...

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“During a period of personal heartache, professional adversity and societal upheaval, I’ve been encouraged by the words you speak, stories you share and impact your organization is part of. Thank you.” - Mark W., Live Inspired Together Community Member

Years ago our Live Inspired team went through the process of clarifying why we do the work we do, what we stand for, and what we hope to achieve through our efforts. In understanding...

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Can you imagine losing your ability to see? At 20 years old, this became Christine Ha’s reality. Instead of losing faith or focusing on what she had lost, she used it as her inspiration to pursue her life’s passion: cooking.

Christine joined the competitive cooking reality TV show Masterchef, hosted by notoriously hard-to-please celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.

Christine won MasterChef Season 3, has hosted her own show, opened her own...

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March 15, 2021 5 min

“We get so wrapped up in numbers in our society. The most important thing is that we are able to be one-to-one, you and I with each other at the moment. If we can be present to the moment with the person that we happen to be with, that’s what’s important.” ― Fred Rogers

It’s easy to simply race through the day, check off the to-do-list, go to bed exhausted, wake up tired, wash and repeat. We seldom pause and ask the question, “What...

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Paula Faris spent two decades ascending to two of the most coveted jobs in broadcast journalism: co-anchor on Good Morning America + co-host on The View.

Yet burnt out + frustrated, Paula walked away... and was left unsure of her identity outside of her career.

Today, Paula shares the success she achieved professionally, the chaos that came with it + how embracing her fear of failure brought her peace.

This conversatio...

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We live in a marketplace that feels so isolated, stressed and divided.

At age 10 a painful experience revealed how broken, disabled, and imperfect I was, and it's a lesson we can all benefit from today.

Today, I invite you to view your painful experiences as a gift preparing you for something bigger. You will not find peace, acceptance or joy in someone else’s opinion of you, but by choosing to love yourself. Approach friends, ...

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As co-founder and founding CEO of Netflix, Marc Randolph laid much of the groundwork for the streaming service that’s grown to 150 million subscribers, and fundamentally altered how the world experiences media.

With over 40 years of entrepreneurial experience, Marc has built six other successful companies, mentored hundreds of early stage entrepreneurs, and invested in dozens of successful tech ventures.

Today, Marc reveals seldom-...

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After delivering more than 2,000 speeches and speaking live to several million people, I have been honored to not only hear amazing stories from audience members, but on occasion to receive gifts from them.

Today, I share a few of the most memorable gifts received and why the audacity of giving is more important than the gift itself.

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In 2006, Ben Nemtin and three childhood friends started The Buried Life: a list of 100 things to do before you die. For every item on the list they accomplished, they helped a stranger cross something off their bucket list.

Ben has crossed off 93 including write a New York Times bestselling book What Do You Want to Do BeforeYou Die?, make a TV show, be interviewed by Oprah (who called their mission “truly inspiring") and play b...

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