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.... Show More

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March 1, 2021 7 min

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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"The dreams we chase, the goals we set, and the prayers we request say much about the lives we lead."

Today I share the story of two incredible parents who when faced with the unimaginable, chose to offer up their pain for a cause even greater than themselves.

I hope this serves as a reminder of the importance of the dreams and goals we choose to chase in life and legacy... and how one life indeed can make a difference.

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New York Times calls Sebastian Maniscalco “the hottest comic in America".

With sold-out comedy shows, hit television specials and interviews on all the major late-night talk shows, Sebastian's distinct style of stand-up comedy has struck a chord, bringing joy to millions during the pandemic.

Today, Sebastian shares how perseverance and hustle have been the key ingredients to attaining the success he once only dreamed of, t...

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“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

 

Jimmy Choi is an accomplished marathon runner, triathlete and participant on American Ninja Warrior. Remarkably, he’s done all of this after his diagnose of early onset Parkinson’s disease.

During an emotional inflection point a decade ago, Jimmy Choi made a a promise to his family that he’d no longer simply surrender his life to a disease.

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Recently a video of Jimmy Choi went viral on video-sharing social network TikTok in which he was having a hard time opening his pill bottle because of his early-onset Parkinson’s.

The TikTok community rallied around Jimmy. The result? So inspiring: An “accessible” bottle was created that Jimmy can now open with ease.

So honored to have Jimmy on the show to share the story behind the video, what it was like to be diagnosed with the ...

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Last week I was invited to speak for the United States Men’s National Soccer team and answer the question: How do you achieve something as a team far greater than what could be accomplished as a disjoined collection of individuals?

Tune in to hear my response and my take on their three core values: Relentless, Brave and Unity.

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Depression, anxiety and other mental health issues have skyrocketed among kids, teens and young adults; and this is long before pandemic-related isolation.

Dr. Tim Jordan is a developmental and behavioral pediatrician, helping children and their families navigate development and maintain strength, happiness and fulfillment.

Dr. Jordan shares his common-sense approach that enables parents to:

  • be more confident and effective
  • reduce c...
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    Life, like the weather, is hard to predict.

    In a marketplace addicted to the 24/7 connectivity through cable news or social media feeds, consider taking a break that will free you to control the things you can, let go of what you can’t and celebrate the unexpected along the way.

    We too often confuse knowledge with wisdom and conflate someone else telling us what matters with embracing the things that actually do.

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    How can you boldly walk forward from unfathomablchallenging circumstances? Jonathan Pitts, pastor, author and father of four joins us to share how he did exactly this after he tragically lost his wife.

    Jonathan vulnerably shares his journey of loving Wynter, how he coped with losing her, and how he continues to find peace, strength, and hope in keeping her legacy alive.

    Our encouraging conversation will remind you that even in th...

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    “Sympathy is easy because it comes from a position of power. Empathy is getting down on your knees and looking someone else in the eye, and realizing that you could be them, and that all that separates you is luck.” - Dennis Lahane   For almost three decades, my dad has been living with the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. Over this time, he’s lost the ability to walk, drive, and earn. It’s difficult for my dad to speak and lately...

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    Are you hoping to be rich in significance + success in 2021? Who isn't, right? My friend, this episode is for you.

    Over three years ago I started my membership community, Live Inspired IN STUDIO -  community of like-minded friends who join me monthly via webcast to do life together + make the world better, starting with our own.

    This month’s discussion topic is so relevant, impactful + life-giving that I needed to m...

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    January 18, 2021 6 min

    Empathy doesn’t excuse poor behavior. Rather, it seeks to understand it and strives to redeem it.

    Today, as we continue to navigate a global pandemic, face challenges professionally + personally, I encourage you to draw from my grandpa’s wisdom:

  • Surrender yourself for the betterment of someone else.
  • Let go of your former life as individuals and embrace a unified one, together.
  • Be fused fully to whether storms, chart dreams and ac...
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    January 14, 2021 48 min

    Matt Miller is a proven + award-winning leader who focuses on building positive relationships that lead to impactful + measurable change. His motto is “love is key” and I’m honored to share that he joined our team as Lead Live Inspired Coach last year.

    We first met eight years ago, I was invited to speak at the elementary school where Matt was principal. His devotion, attentiveness and respect for and from the teachers +...

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    The words we speak, and those we hear, influence and directly shape the world in which we live. Words are powerful and last week in our nation’s capital we witnessed a clear example of this truth. Five people were killed, dozens injured and one of the most sacred spaces in our country was desecrated.

    Rather than debate the cause of this tragedy, let’s take pause and heed wisdom from a political voice from our past.

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    How do you respond when something is seemingly impossible? Especially when it's life or death?

    At 21 years old, Doug Lindsay developed a rapid heart rate, dizziness and fainting spells which led him to fear that he was suffering the same mysterious illness that affected his mother and aunt. As symptoms became debilitating, Doug dropped out of college and spent the next 11 years bedbound.

    Doctors were baffled, so Doug scoured me...

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    “Push away from the spot where you’re stuck to move toward a new destination, perspective.”

    It is my hope for you to embrace all the hope and joy that are possible in your new year. Please allow this excerpt from my #1 national bestselling book IN AWE to help you see the truth that the possibilities before you are endless, if only you look… (chapter 1, page 5)

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    December 31, 2020 66 min

    "The Enneagram is a tool that awakens our compassion for people just as they are, not the people we wish they would become so our lives would become easier."

    Ian Morgan Cron is the bestselling author of The Road Back to You and the champion of the Enneagram, an ancient personality typing system that identifies nine types of people + how they relate to one another and the world.

    Today we’ll discuss how the Enneagram can:

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    The grass is always greener… on the side you water.

    As we pivot away from 2020, what one word will describe your year to come?

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    Learn how to rediscover your childlike sense of wonder to unleash inspiration, meaning and joy with my instant #1 bestseller IN AWE. Visit ReadInAwe.com today! 

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    At a time that many of us feel there is less to celebrate than usual, today’s guest reminds us that despite the challenges there is so much good! Even better, he shares tips so you can see it for yourself.


    Jarrett J. Krosoczka, New York Times-bestselling author/illustrator behind the wildly popular Lunch Lady and Jedi Academy series, wrote the graphic memoir Hey, Kiddo that moved me profoundly. In it, he shares about the gift of h...

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