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Ep. 75: A Life Lit From Within | with John O’Leary

the daily helping podcast Nov 04, 2018

I’m really grateful for all of the guests that come on our show, but the individual that you’re about to hear today is somebody that I have been really excited about, and trying to get on this show for over two years. I’m so honored to have him with us today.

John O’Leary is a #1 national bestselling author and speaker. He inspires over 75,000 people at over 100 events each year. He speaks to companies and organizations across industries such as sales, healthcare, business safety, marketing, financial services, faith, education, and insurance.

One of the things that John has also done is created his first book, On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life. This was an instant #1 bestseller. Over 120,000 copies have been sold, and it’s been translated into twelve languages. His Live Inspired podcast ranks in the top 20 on iTunes, and his online community is over 200,000 strong.

You’ll notice that I didn’t mention anything about John’s background within this introduction; that’s because his story is so powerful that I can’t wait for you to hear it yourself from him. 


“Discover what your life is ultimately about, and what really matters, and then you encourage and guide and shepherd as many other people as possible to climb, to rise, and to cross that bridge with you.”


John’s major tip to radically improve your life:  shift from being a victim to being a victor.

     Ask yourself this question every morning: “why me?” Instead of asking it as a victim to the circumstance, ask it as a victor over it, and it will influence the way you view your life . It will transform what you think, how you feel, the actions you take, and the results you get.


The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway


You are worthy. Your life, your profession, your retirement – you are worthy. Start there. Act like it. You have a future that is even bigger and better than you can fathom right now. Open your eyes, your mind, and your heart a little bit more to that possibility. Have a little bit of faith. Children have it naturally, and we start to lose it. Grab onto that possibility that is robustly and vibrantly still present within you and in front of you. Be intentional. Ask questions like, “why me,” in the morning, before you start your day. Ask a question like, “what more can I do,” at the end of each day to make tomorrow even better than today. Lastly: have a mission that guides you forward toward something bigger than yourself. With a compelling enough “why,” not only can you move through fire, but you can climb mountains, you can overcome the insurmountable, and you can free countless individuals to do likewise in their own lives. 



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