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.


April 18, 2024 49 mins

Kim Goldman is a victims’ rights advocate, championing justice and remembrance for victims.

After her brother Ron Goldman was murdered alongside friend Nicole Brown on June 12, 1994, Kim suddenly found herself thrust into the media spotlight while vulnerably trying to grieve.

Today, less than a week after the death of one the key players within this story, I revisit my conversation with Kim.

Join us as we reflect on the part of her...

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To ensure the content we share with our Live Inspired community is timely and relevant, I meet with my team monthly to plan future social posts, newsletters, and podcast episodes.  As we meet and discuss, our goal is always to provide inspirational and engaging content to help you navigate your months, one day at a time.

These meetings can be fun as we think of stories aroun...

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For more than a quarter of a century, Robin Sharma has been devoted to helping others realize their native gifts. As a legendary personal growth expert, Robin has advised business leaders, superstar athletes, and heads of state to do brilliant work, thrive amidst change and realize their highest leadership capacities.

Beyond being a renowned mentor, Robin’s international bestselling books — including The Everyday Hero Manifesto, T...

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Have you ever noticed that the best moments in life are frequently unplanned and completely unscripted?  It’s not the big trip, fancy dinner, or lavish party that are most meaningful, but the little moments in life that we don’t see coming. One such moment for me was the highlight of the entire filming process for the On Fire movie.  Let me explain.

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Cassie Holmes is an award-winning teacher and researcher on time and happiness, and bestselling author of Happier Hour.

Cassie’s research examines how focusing on time increases happiness, how the meaning of happiness changes over the course of one’s lifetime, and how much happiness people enjoy from extraordinary versus ordinary experiences.

Today, Cassie shares her research, including the concept of “time poverty,” her own experi...

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For more than two decades, I’ve written, shared and spoken about the joy of living a radically inspired life. And I’ve shared stories of people who are On Fire For Good, who want their lives to matter, their families to thrive and their communities to prosper.

Recently, though, I realized I’ve been neglecting a far larger audience.  We’ve created far too few resources for my...

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Sam Goodwin is an entrepreneur, author and thought leader on embracing uncertainty and the resilience of the human spirit.

In 2019, during a quest to travel to all 193 UN-recognized sovereign states, he was wrongfully imprisoned in Syria on false charges of espionage.

Today, Sam will share how his connections and coincidence were central to his release from one of the most notoriously brutal prison systems in the world, and he’ll r...

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“It’s not my job…”

This is a sentence my children are not allowed to utter when asked to do a chore around the house.

It’s also a sentence you will not hear from a small business owner striving to claw their way forward, or a committed employee trying to make a difference, or a community member striving to lift up others.

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Molly Stillman is a podcast host, community leader and author of the forthcoming book If I Don’t Laugh I’ll Cry. She has a deep passion for inspiring others to know they were created on purpose, with a purpose, and for a purpose.

Today, Molly shares her journey of growing up the daughter of a Vietnam Army nurse, losing her mother at age 17, and squandering an unexpected quarter of- a-million-dollar inheritance in less than two year...

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With the slate of NCAA tournament teams finalized yesterday, hardcore fans and bandwagon followers everywhere now turn to the task of filling out their bracket, predicting which of the teams will advance throughout the 67 game, three-week long tournament.

Represented in the mix, of course, are this season’s dominant teams and perennial powerhouses. Alongside those favorites ...

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Dr. Nick Fuhrman, also known as Ranger Nick, is an Environmental Education professor at University of Georgia. Often recognized for his engaging and informative presentations, Nick blends humor with educational content to connect with audiences of all ages.

Today, Nick shares how he earned his nickname “Ranger Nick”, how it led him to find his calling to educate and how his unconventional yet profound approach helps students build ...

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As the On Fire movie team rolls into its third month of the painstaking post-production work, I am gradually beginning to recognize the remarkable complexity of creating a film. These months of post-production work follow weeks of an intense shooting schedule. And that follows years of planning.

My friends, in the next year we’ll have an opportunity to go to theaters and watch as our wonderful actors br...

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For more than 16 years, Chelsey Goodan has been an academic tutor and mentor specializing in strengthening the confidence of teenage girls. In an era where our young people face unparalleled challenges, Chelsey has learned many crucial things they are concerned about… yet are reluctant to tell.

Today, Chelsey shares how, with the right understanding and support, adults can empower and uplift teenagers in a society that often undere...

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After feeling extremely fortunate to spend almost every night at home in January, the work schedule shifted and launched us into a wildly busy and deeply meaningful month of February.  Taking full advantage of the extra day this year, we traveled to 14 cities and spoke with 18 different groups. (An added bonus, we are now on a first name basis with most of the St. Louis airport staff!)

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When it’s common to feel jaded and unexcited in the monotony of our day-to-day lives, Cass Sunstein explores how we can begin noticing the wonderful things that spark meaning and joy.

Cass is the nation’s most-cited legal scholar and is at the forefront of behavioral economics. For nearly two decades, he has served in the US government in multiple capacities and worked with the United Nations and the World Health Organization. He’s...

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Once a month this year, we’re celebrating individuals who are grateful for all they have, joyful in all they do, and positively changing the world one life at a time in our On Fire For Good campaign. Many of those nominated this month were dutiful, soft-spoken, and rule-following. The one we chose, however, was not.

Now, if you didn’t peg a 77-year-old Catholic nun and Army Lieutenant Colonel as a rule-breaking, noisemaking, troubl...

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Sloane Crosley is a New York Times bestselling author of essay collections I Was Told There’d Be Cake and How Did You Get This Number, and is known for her sharp wit, keen observations and relatable humor.

Today, Sloane joins us to discuss her latest book Grief is For People, and shares her personal journey through loss after a close friend’s suicide. Through her unique storytelling, she navigates the complicated and painful proces...

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Earlier this month I had the honor of recording a live podcast with legendary actor William H. Macy at his home. While his house was stunning, the view of the mountains was magnificent, and the evidence of a wildly successful career was scattered throughout the house, it wasn’t any of that stuff that impressed me. Instead, what fascinated me most from our visit is something desperately needed from our leaders today. Let me explain.

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Jodi Wellman is a positive psychology expert in pursuit of igniting others to lead a zero-regret life. As the founder of Four Thousand Mondays, Jodi shines light on the scarcity of time and how we have the power to lead squander-free lives with urgency and meaning.

With the average life expectancy being 80 years, we get roughly 4,000 Mondays in our lifetime. Today, Jodi joins us to share how her mother’s death jostled her awake, ho...

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Last week, country music lost one of its most iconic stars. Over the course of several decades, Toby Keith’s perfectly deep, rich voice belted out 42 songs that became top-10 on the Billboard Country chart.

While many of those songs were about bars, or girls, or his love for his country, it is one of his most gentile songs that remains not only one of my favorite songs, but ...

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