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Live Inspired Podcast with John O'Leary is a top #20 on iTunes, biz!

Join #1 National Bestselling Author of ON FIRE & Inspirational Speaker John O'Leary and wake up from accidental living so you can do, be, achieve and impact more through your life. More simply said, so you can: Live Inspired. ­­

Each episode features an amazing guest who will share his/her story, successes, failures, lessons and life to help you uncover tips to apply in yours. Subscribe now so you can join John on a new episode every Thursday! Until then: Today is your day. Live Inspired.
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Strengthen Your Relationships: Tips from eHarmony's Co-Creator (#125)
In honor of Valentine's Day I went deep into the vault -- we're over 100 episodes deep now! -- to feature one of our resident love experts Les Parrott. He'll give us practical tips to love (and live!) more inspired. This episode originally aired in June 2017. Les is a co-creator of the match-making software behind eHarmony, psychologist, professor, author, husband, and father. He’s shared his expertise with Oprah, Barbara Walters, and Tom Brokaw and today he shares it with us.  Are you ready to improve, maintain and ignite all of your relationships to live more inspired? SHOW NOTES: Fight Night – the event Les and Leslie (his wife) host where couples talk about their conflict and how to leverage it to bring them closer together. Saving Your Marriage before It Starts is their most popular book. We aren’t entitled and don’t always get what we feel we deserve – so we must learn how to adjust to the things beyond our control. Have you faced marriage myths with honesty? Ex: This person should make me whole. We’re set up for heartache; nobody can complete us. The most important thing you’ll do for your relationships is what you do for yourself. If you try to build intimacy with someone before you have done the work of getting whole on your own, your relationship will become an attempt to complete yourself. Your relationships can only be as healthy as you are. A few things you can do to become a little more whole: Embrace your significance. Can feel deep down that you have a purpose on this planet? Unswerving authenticity. Are you following your path regardless of what anyone says? Self-giving love. Realizing others needs are different than yours. There are three kinds of fights: Bad fights – tear us apart / rip away the fabric of our relationships Dumb fights – have no purpose / are silly Good fights – bring us closer together Don’t avoid conflict, turn the fight into a good fight. You make them “bad” or “good” by the choices you make / context within the fight. Empathy is a single skill that will change your relationship the most. Conflicts dissipate when you see the conflict from their side and they see it from yours. Try to accurately see the world from their perspective. Empathy has two components, your head, and heart. Sympathize with your heart, analyze with your head. We typically do one well, recognize which one you struggle with and make yourself do it, too. Take Les’s Deep Love Assessment: Partners answer a series of questions separately and instantly get a private, custom roadmap for lifelong love. LES PARROTT’S LIVE INSPIRED 7 1. What is the best book you’ve ever read? Either Emotional Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman or Learned Optimism by Martin Seligman. 2. Tomorrow you discover your wealthy uncle shockingly dies at the age of 103; leaving you millions. What would you do? I’d establish, on college campuses, centers for healthy relationships to give education to a whole new generation. We’d see divorce rate drop dramatically – and when you lower the divorce rate, it positively impacts rates of education, wealth, etc. 3. Your house is on fire, all living things and people are out. You have the opportunity to run in and grab one item. What would it be? My laptop. 4. You are sitting on a bench overlooking a gorgeous beach. You have the opportunity to have a long conversation with anyone living or dead. Who would it be? My wife Leslie, she loves the beach. I love that she loves the beach and we’ve had some of our greatest talks there. 5. What is the best advice you’ve ever received? Master the capacity to adjust to things beyond your control. Life is unfair.  6. Looking back, what advice would you give yourself at age 20? Relax. Slow down a bit. It’s going to be okay. 7. It’s been said that all great people can have their lives summed up in one sentence. How do you want yours to read? A man who loved his family with all his heart. ***  If you enjoyed today’s episode: Subscribe, rate & review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. See you here next Thursday! Live Inspired with John daily on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram + get his Monday Motivation email.   
Love Letter Challenge  (#124)
Are you ready to celebrate Valentine's Day right this year?   This holiday is about so much more than Hallmark cards and boxes of heart-shaped chocolates. It's about the power of love - all love not just romantic love - in our lives.   I'll share two love letters I've written, the life-changing impact they've had and challenge you to write one, too. [The winner of the challenge will get a $100 gift card to take their loved-one to their favorite restaurant.] Today's episode will leave you ready to live (and love!) inspired on Valentine's Day... and everyday.   Will you accept the #LoveLetterChallenge?   SHOW NOTES How to Accept the Love Letter Challenge: 1. Identify someone in your life that inspires you + write him/her a love letter. It can be your partner, spouse, child,  parent, loved one, neighbor, colleague, friend, coach, anyone! 2. Take a picture (of you and your loved one, you holding a pen about to write, of your letter, whatever you choose). 3. Post + tag me on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and with #LoveLetterChallenge.4. Enter by 11:59 PM CST on Sunday, 2/10 to be entered to win $100 gift card to a restaurant of your choice to take your loved one to.* Every day in 2017, I (secretly) wrote my wife a love letter in a leather-bound journal, presenting it to her on Christmas. Jack Buck changed my life, but I never really said thank you. After his death, I wrote a love letter to him and shared it with his wife and son, with hope + reassurance that Jack felt it too. Joe Buck, Jack's son, was on ep. #3 of the podcast. I shared my story + Jack Buck on ep. #32 of the podcast. The MLB Network produced a video on my unlikely friendship with Jack Buck. Check it out here. I mention the love I have for my mom Susan O'Leary. Listen to her on preview ep. #0 of the podcast. *** * No purchase necessary. Legal residents of USA. Contest begins 2/7/19 and ends 2/10/19. Full rules here. *** If you enjoyed today’s episode: Subscribe, rate & review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. See you here next Thursday! Live Inspired with John daily on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram + get his Monday Motivation email.
Proof of Heaven:  Science + Faith Coexist #123
The book Proof of Heaven ignited a conversation around the globe about how heaven can be scientifically proven by examining near-death-experiences (NDE). It shared the NDE of the author, neurosurgeon Eben Alexander, MD, and it soared to the top of the New York Times bestsellers list. Today we are joined by Dr. Alexander to discuss his NDE, how it changed his understanding of science, the world we live in today, the life beyond it and what it means in your inspired life.  SHOW NOTES Dr. Alexander was agnostic + studied neuroscience until falling into coma from meningitis, leading to a NDE, which he should not have survived. This incident completely changed his world view.  Today, he shares what NDE can teach us about consciousness and researches how elements of science and spirituality intersect. Learn more about 2 NED cases Dr. Alexander mentioned: Anita Moorjani wrote Dying to Be Me after being treated for advanced lymphoma in February 2006.  Dr. Mary C. Neal, orthopedic surgeon, wrote To Heaven and Back after her lengthy time submerged underwater. Get Dr. Alexander’s #1 New York Times Bestseller Proof of Heaven. Get Dr. Alexander’s most recent book Living in a Mindful Universe. Get Dr. Alexander’s book The Map of Heaven.   Dr. Alexander shares his story of being adopted as being "chosen" by his parents. Figure skating champion + Live Inspired Podcast guest Scott Hamilton, shared the same perspective. Listen to the discussion on episode 68.  DR. EBEN ALEXANDER'S LIVE INSPIRED 7  1. What is the best book you’ve ever read? Beyond Physicalism: Toward Reconciliation of Science and Spirituality by Edward F. Kelly. 2. What is a characteristic or trait that you possessed as a child that you wish you still exhibited today? Curiosity. Through much of my academic career, curiosity was drilled out of me and the last 10 years have been a strong reawakening of an extraordinary, unbridled sense of curiosity.  3. Your house is on fire, all living things and people are out. You have the opportunity to run in and grab one item. What would it be? My dad's pocket Bible that was with him during World War Two because it got him through so much and is a rich source of connection to me. 4. You are sitting on a bench overlooking a gorgeous beach. You have the opportunity to have a long conversation with anyone living or dead. Who would it be? Albert Einstein.  5. What is the best advice you've ever received? My son, Eben Alexander IV, encouraged me to write down everything I remember about my near-death experience before reading anyone else's experience.  6. What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?  Love yourself. The best way to manifest that is to show love for other beings. Love, compassion, forgiveness, acceptance and mercy are the greatest gifts we can give ourselves and others.  7. It’s been said that all great people can have their lives summed up in one sentence. How do you want yours to read?  I made progress. I awakened.  *** If you enjoyed today’s episode: Subscribe, rate & review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. See you here next Thursday! Live Inspired with John daily on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram + get his Monday Motivation email.
Embrace Your Secret Power (Emotions at Work #122)
Embracing your emotions at work is the key to being more fulfilled, genuine + professional. Liz Fosslien, co-author + illustrator of the just-released book No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work,  joins us to share how to recognize, understand + channel emotions to be the best versions of ourselves. This light-hearted conversation will help you value and feel your emotions so you can live + work more inspired. SHOW NOTES:  Suppressing emotions is not sustainable. Processing your emotions will allow you to feel better. Currently we (1) seek jobs we're passionate about + (2) our work is literally in our hands (via phone) 24/7. Therefore, our self worth is tied more closely to the work we do. Combat the stress + burnout that come from caring about work "too much" by intentionally striking a balance between work and home + feeling your feelings. Tips to Embrace Your Emotions: Engage in what's happening in the moment to ignite happiness. A wandering mind leads to obsessively thinking (read: stress, anxiety). Check out the research on this that Liz mentioned here + here.  How to interact with 3 difficult types of people at work: Jerks (mean, uses vulnerability against you): Have empathy / a conversation with them. Dissenters (always points out problem, never has solution): Ask, "What could you have done differently?" or "What can you do to improve the situation?" Slackers (not doing the job their supposed to do): You can not offer a criticism without offering a solution. Receive feedback better. Specifically: Create an emotion flak-jacket. Remind yourself: "I need this to improve. He/she shared this because they value me and my success." Create a Smile File: Receive a note that makes you feel good? Save it to this file. The next time you receive critic, this file will remind you of your strengths, too. Resist "us v. them" + embrace "we." People are different. Explore those differences with curiosity. Stimulate belonging: Create a space where people feel  welcomed + wanted. Counter sadness by expressing gratitude. We often paint a more depressing picture of the world than what is true.  Get Liz's new book No Hard Feelings here. Learn more about Liz + her work on her website. Liz mentioned the video the MLB Network created about my unlikely friendship with Jack Buck. Check it out here. LIZ FOSSLIEN'S LIVE INSPIRED 7  1. What is the best book you’ve ever read? Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. 2. What is a characteristic or trait that you possessed as a child that you wish you still exhibited today? Staying a little weird. We morph into professionals or parents (+ feel like we have to set examples). It's important to love the life you're living. 3. Your house is on fire, all living things and people are out. You have the opportunity to run in and grab one item. What would it be? The book my partner made featuring photographs of our lives. 4. You are sitting on a bench overlooking a gorgeous beach. You have the opportunity to have a long conversation with anyone living or dead. Who would it be? Haruki Murakami who wrote What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. 5. What is the best advice you've ever received? When I left the traditional corporate world, "One of the worst things we do is have the courage to step out and go on our own path but still judge ourselves on someone else's rubric. It's a beautiful thing to want something that originates from yourself." 6. What advice would you give your 20-year-old self? Just chill out! It's okay. You can be weird the right people will love you for it. Be smart. Be curious. Be kind. 7. It’s been said that all great people can have their lives summed up in one sentence. How do you want yours to read?  She helped me feel better. *** If you enjoyed today’s episode: Subscribe, rate & review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. See you here next Thursday! Live Inspired with John daily on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram + get his Monday Motivation email.
Cause for Optimism (Why the world is better than we think #121)
True or false: The world is worse than ever before. FALSE. My friends, today’s guest shares hard facts as to why this is the best time in human history. He’ll expose which elements of your life are making you feel otherwise. Most importantly, he'll share the value of recapturing a true, positive perspective + what it could mean for your relationships, business, life + world. Gregg Easterbrook is the New York Times Bestselling author of the book It’s Better Than It Looks: Reasons for Optimism in an Age of Fear.  Today, he reminds us that it’s great day and the best is truly yet to come. SHOW NOTES The United States is in its best condition it’s ever been: Pollution, discrimination, rate of heart disease + cancer are trending down. Life expectancy, education, living standards, middle class income, human freedom are trending up. Globally, we are better off: Global malnutrition and extreme poverty are at the lowest levels in history. Twenty five years ago, 40% of the global population was malnourished. Twenty five years ago, global extreme poverty was 40% v. 10% today. So why do we feel like things are worse today? Social media exaggerates the negative and buries the positive. The physical proximity (and frequency) of social media to our faces enhances its psychological impact. Negative news sells, distorting its pervasiveness and our reality. We allow personal anecdotes to sway our overall outlook. Optimists think problems can be fixed. Pessimists thinks we are doomed. Being optimistic is a choice that we make. Our country was built on optimists. It’s easy to feel bitter—it’s the path of least resistance. Being an optimist is hard but rewarding. The trend of civilization is forever upward, we should be hopeful because the best is yet to come. Get Gregg Easterbrook's book It’s Better Than It Looks: Reasons for Optimism in an Age of Fear. Get Gregg Easterbrook's book Beside Still Water: Searching for Meaning in an Age of Doubt. Check out Gregg’s weekly “Tuesday Morning Quarter Back” column that he’s written for 17 years, here. GREGG EASTERBROOK LIVE INSPIRED 7 What is the best book you’ve ever read? Willa Cather’s My Antonia  What is a characteristic or trait that you possessed as a child that you wish you still exhibited today? Besides being slender? More outgoing. Your house is on fire, all living things and people are out. You have the opportunity to run in and grab one item. What would it be? My flash drive with my next book which grows out of Beside Still Water. You are sitting on a bench overlooking a gorgeous beach. You have the opportunity to have a long conversation with anyone living or dead. Who would it be? Jesus, the greatest moral philosopher of the sapiens and the first question would be, “is there hope?”. What is the best advice you’ve ever received? I view myself as an artist, not a journalist. “Listen to your muse.” A muse often tells you things you wish you didn’t hear. Follow your muse wherever she leads you. What advice would you give your 20-year-old self? If you want to make a lot of money as a writer, chose one genre and stick to it. It’s been said that all great people can have their lives summed up in one sentence. How do you want yours to read? He was debonair. *** If you enjoyed today’s episode: Subscribe, rate & review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. See you here next Thursday! Live Inspired with John daily on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram + get his Monday Motivation email.
Grief, Loss + the Opioid Crisis (#120)
Today we discuss a topic that many families are dealing with quietly, quietly... 72,000 Americans died from drug overdose last year. That’s a two-fold increase in a decade. I’m sure you’ve heard similar stats like this in the news, along with headlines including words such as “opioid crisis” + “heroine epidemic.” Today, my friend Steve Grant joins us to share his story, how this epidemic has deeply touched his life + what it means for you on your journey to live inspired. SHOW NOTES: Learn more about Chris + Kelly's Hope here. Read the original essay I wrote when I first met Steve here. The original essay was part of our Monday Motivation. Sign up to receive Monday Motivation each week in your inbox here. "An issues so many families are dealing with quietly, quietly..." "I have grief, but I don't have guilt. I did everything I could. If I could re-do something, I'd send him to a 12 - 16 month rehab program. He needed to be rewired." What tips would Steve give to parents? When friends come: No back packs upstairs + doors open It's important for kids to have some after-school activities Always call if they are staying somewhere Take the liquor out of your house "Most important, keep open lines of communication, you have to be willing to talk about sensitive issues. Always have an interest in where your kids are, what they are doing and who they are doing it with." Enjoy thinking about a current topic through an inspired lens?Check out episode 73 with Sue Klebold, mother of Columbine High School shooter Dylan Klebold + mental health advocate. Listen to Sue's inspired take on what we can do in the wake of growing gun violence here.  STEVE GRANT'S LIVE INSPIRED 7 1. What is the best book you’ve ever read? John Grisham's book, A Time to Kill. 2. What is a characteristic or trait that you possessed as a child that you wish you still exhibited today? I was a risk taker. 3. Your house is on fire, all living things and people are out. You have the opportunity to run in and grab one item. What would it be? A photo with my sons that is very important to him. 4. You are sitting on a bench overlooking a gorgeous beach. You have the opportunity to have a long conversation with anyone living or dead. Who would it be? Mickey Mantle. I'd ask about how he was so talented + ended up being an alcoholic / abusing his body so much. I think his answer would be about a lot of things we talked about today. Something controlled him that he couldn't gain control over. 5. What is the best advice you've ever received? It's not always as it seems. 6. What would you tell your 20-year-old self? Try harder in everything that you do.  7. It’s been said that all great people can have their lives summed up in one sentence. How do you want yours to read? He did everything he could to help young adults and adolescents who struggle with addiction, substance abuse and mental illness. *** If you enjoyed today’s episode: Subscribe, rate & review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. See you here next Thursday! Live Inspired with John daily on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram + get his Monday Motivation email.
Make 2019 Your Best Year Yet
Today's episode is about you. Specifically, how to make sure 2019 is absolutely your best year yet. I'll give you a peek at the exercise (created by Jinny Ditzler) I complete every year to ensure I have my best possible year. Since starting this process 10+ years ago, I've: Become more inspired + stayed focused on living inspired Improved my spiritual health + focused on my marriage Built a speaking business Written ON FIRE, which became a #1 national bestseller + has been translated into 12 languages Launched the Live Inspired Podcast, of which you are a part! Grown top line revenue + bottom line profitability for my organization My friends, these are just a few of the goals I set and then achieved thanks to this process. Join me to get clear on what you want to achieve personally and professionally in 2019 + set yourself up to make this your best year yet. SHOW NOTES: Goals must not just be set, but lived into every day. Have you identified what worked (and did NOT work) last year?  Your best is within reach! Join me IN STUDIO* to create a blueprint for your best 2019 here. *Live Inspired IN STUDIO with John O'Leary is a membership community where like-minded friends 'come together' online monthly + leave feeling better, encouraged, energized, calm, focused, capable + supported. Next week IN STUDIO, we're creating blueprints to make 2019 our Best Year Yet. Registration is open for a very limited time. Register today so you can join us and make 2019 Your Best Year yet here. Questions about IN STUDIO? Email shannon@johnolearyinspires.com ***  Next week on the Podcast, my guest will be my old friend Steve Grant. Check out his amazing story here. Get Jinny Ditzler's book Your Best Year Yet here.

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Improve Your Life with Curiosity (Natalie Nixon) #118
Today we are going to talk about how you can get better results in life and business by activating your creativity. I first became aware of this concept when my book ON FIRE made a must read list by The Business Journals along side the book of today's guest, Natalie Nixon. Natalie's book is called Strategic Strategic Design Thinking. Today, you'll learn how this concept will help you live more inspired. SHOW NOTES: We don't understand creativity; that's why we don't use it. Be curious. Humble yourself to ask for help: "How would you approach this?" Using the phrase "How might we?" shifts the onus of expertise. It is inclusive, focusing on a process, not solution. Natalie referenced Warren Burger's book A More Beautiful Question. Asking questions does not = ignorance. Cultivate an environment where you can ask questions - at the dinner table, etc. - lead by asking questions.  See Natalie's Ted Talk on the 7 Ways to Improvise at work here. Embrace mistakes + errors. In jazz there is no such thing as a mistake, if you accidentally play the wrong key you figure out in the moment how to build on that - how to make it seamless. Convert an "error" into something new. Don't dwell on it or make it larger than it needs to be. Check out Natalie's essays on Inc.com here. Get better at accepting failure. Have a practice that is unrelated to your work, where you are constantly having to learn. What can you do to become more creative? Be curious. Creativity is grounded in curiosity. Creativity starts with asking better questions. Why? What if? How could we do it / put it into action? Rigor cannot be sustained without wonder.  NATALIE NIXON'S LIVE INSPIRED 7 1. What is the best book you’ve ever read? In Search of Satisfaction and A More Beautiful Question. 2. What is a characteristic or trait that you possessed as a child that you wish you still exhibited today? Audacity and day-dreamy-ness. 3. Your house is on fire, all living things and people are out. You have the opportunity to run in and grab one item. What would it be? An old black + white photograph of my parents in a photo booth. They're so beautiful and young and when I see that picture I just see the beginnings of me. 4. You are sitting on a bench overlooking a gorgeous beach. You have the opportunity to have a long conversation with anyone living or dead. Who would it be? Harriet Tubman, my grandmother who I was never able to meet, people who are long gone.  5. What is the best advice you've ever received? Keep on keeping on, persevere... from my dad. And also, "please and thank you" will set you apart one day. 7. It’s been said that all great people can have their lives summed up in one sentence. How do you want yours to read? She was brave before she was masterful. *** If you enjoyed today’s episode: Subscribe, rate & review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. See you here next Thursday! Live Inspired with John daily on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram + get his Monday Motivation email.
3 Lessons from My Burn Doctors I Still Live By Today (#117)
30 years ago I was burned on 100% of my body and not expected to survive. I beat the odds and recovered thanks to the care, encouragement + love of my family, friends, healthcare team, MLB baseball players and countless individuals I'll never know. From this, I have a profound sense of gratitude for my life + perspective on overcoming challenges. Today, I share 3 of the most formative lessons I learned during my recovery. One is a favorite I share on stage from time to time. One I shared in my #1 National Bestselling book ON FIRE. One I've never shared before. I hope they fuel you to live inspired today. SHOW NOTES: Start each week with Monday Motivation email! Get it here. "You have two eyes, two ears + one mouth. Use them proportionally." - Dr. Avazian John shares his favorite quote + what it means in your life: "When you know your why you can endure any how." Get Viktor Frankl's book Man's Search for Meaning to read it in context. People matter. Words matter. Be aware of the words you're listening to + the ones you're speaking. If we hear it enough, even if it is wrong, we think it's true. What words are you listening to: Through your social feed, news + on your commute? Where are you listening/being fed? What we put into our bodies shows up in our lives. What words are you sharing with your children, family, spouse + coworkers. Are you telling them through your words + actions that their best days are in front of them?  Wonder matters. "I no longer identified as a wounded person. Wonder matters. The way he had a twinkle in his eye + joy in the way he worked + treated the others, I saw that and try to exemplify it 20 years later. Grow. Learn. Share. Produce. Go through life with great wonder. Check out a few of Dr. Pappalardo's poems here. Enjoy this episode on life lessons from my doctors? Check out Ep. #38 with Nurse Roy, this is one of the most popular stories I share from the stage + an amazing reminder of the impact EACH of us has each day. Don't miss it. Check it out here. *** If you enjoyed today’s episode: Subscribe, rate & review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. See you here next Thursday! Live Inspired with John daily on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram + get his Monday Motivation email. 
Make Something Good Today (HGTV's Erin + Ben Napier) #116
Today, we've got a really fun treat for you! An awesome lesson on love and how to fill your home with it just in time for the holidays... from HGTV stars, Erin + Ben Napier.  Erin + Ben share about their new book, Make Something Good Today, and how this motto has transformed their lives. My friends, rehabbing isn't just meant for homes, but more importantly, for our hearts, lives and towns, too. SHOW NOTES: As I mentioned, today is the last day to place an order + receive it in time for Christmas! Head to the Live Inspired Shop + use code podcast for 15% off t-shirts, calendars + autographed copies of ON FIRE. Erin + Ben Napier are stars of the HGTV show Home Town Get Erin + Ben's book Making Something Good Today here You just need enough faith to take the first step. "If I could make my faith more real than my fear, I could do this." Take time to find one thing that is great in every day + it will make the things that are uncertain feel less scary. Renovating life - making something that seems bad, old, useless into something new, good and valuable again. The sense of wonder, that ability to hope for what was impossible, its inside of all of us. Always evolving; it's how we were created to be. Advice we can all borrow this holiday season. Need a gift idea?: Just be thoughtful enough to give your time + make something, it doesn't matter how big or small it is. Ben Napier about why they chose to do the show: "If we can be a beacon of hope for small town America, we'll do it." What would you say to a person who is struggling? It's all about being yourself. What worked somewhere else might not work for you. Look at who you are.  Enjoy hearing from a wife + husband? Check out Ep. #67 with Marc + Angel Chernoff who tackle everyday issues on their blog Hack Life here. ERIN + BEN NAPIER'S LIVE INSPIRED 7  1. What is the best book you’ve ever read?  Erin: Love in the time of Cholera. It's a love story that happens across decades. Beautifully written, colorful. I recommend to anybody.Ben: A Childhood by Harry Crews. 2. What is a characteristic or trait that you possessed as a child that you wish you still exhibited today?  Erin: I wish I made more art. I wish I did more with my hands.Ben: I was much more naive and trusting as a child, which is hard to have as an adult. 3. Your house is on fire, all living things and people are out. You have the opportunity to run in and grab one item. What would it be?  Erin: The anniversary books from Ben. Ben: Probably the anniversary books for Erin.  4. You are sitting on a bench overlooking a gorgeous beach. You have the opportunity to have a long conversation with anyone living or dead. Who would it be?  Erin: My grandfather who died. I wish I got to spend more time with him.Ben: Erin. 5. What is the best advice you've ever received?  Erin: My dad says "Sugar, every bucket has to sit on it's own bottom." Any huge decision, or goal: You have to do it for yourself. Its the only way to be proud of it and own it.Ben: Look at who you want to be in 5 years + only say yes to things that will take you there. 6. What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?  Erin: Your parents know everything. They were right.Ben: Try harder to get Erin. 7. It’s been said that all great people can have their lives summed up in one sentence. How do you want yours to read? Erin: She was afraid but she did it anyway. Ben: He loved everyone. *** If you enjoyed today’s episode: Subscribe, rate & review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. See you here next Thursday! Live Inspired with John daily on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram + get his Monday Motivation email. 
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Alexandra Horstman

Great words! Hard to listen to, but a simple yet amazing science proven tool available for everyone. Thanks John and Mel!

Feb 6th
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Mike Beta

Great podcast!!!

Jan 16th
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Robin Cortright

when you know your why you can endure anything

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