In the best-selling tradition of Brene Brown's Daring Greatly and Nick Vujicic's Life Without Limits comes a rousing seven-step plan for living a life on fire, filled with hope and possibility - from an inspirational speaker who survived a near-fatal fire at the age of nine and now runs a successful business inspiring people all around the world.
When John O'Leary was nine years old, he was almost killed in a devastating house fire. With burns on 100 percent of his body, O'Leary mustered an almost unimaginable amount of inner strength just to survive the ordeal. The insights he gained through this experience and the heroes who stepped into his life to help him through the journey - his family, the medical staff, and total strangers - changed his life. Now he is committed to living life to the fullest and inspiring others to do the same.
An incredible and emotionally honest account of triumph over tragedy, On Fire contains O'Leary's reflections on being that little boy, the life-giving choices made then, and the resulting lessons he learned. O'Leary very clearly shares that without the right people providing the right guidance at the right time, he never would have made it through those five months in the hospital, let alone the years that followed as he struggled to regain mobility, embrace his story, and ignite clarity of his life's purpose.
On Fire encourages us to seize the power to choose our paths and transform our lives from mundane to extraordinary. Once we stop thinking solely on the big moments in our lives, we can begin to focus on those smaller opportunities that tend to pass us by. These are the events - the inflection points in our lives - that can determine how we feel about life now, where we are headed in the future, and how many lives we can impact along the way. We can't always choose the paths we walk, but we can choose how we walk them. Empowering, inspiring, remarkably honest, and heartfelt, O'Leary's strength and incredible spirit shine through in every minute.
©2016 John O'Leary (P)2016 Simon & Schuster
This audio will change my life- I know it. I listened with a lump in my throat for the most part. It's uplifting, inspiring , humbling, motivating and everything else in between.
The best book of its type I've come across.
So inspiring! Get this book, read it and get out there and LIVE! Don't forget the tissues because it's an emotional read at time, but well worth it!
I had heard John's story before. But the lessons he brings in this book that he had to learn much harder than most of us ever will are inspiring. It proves that excuses are just that, and if you want to be successful only you can make that choice.
"Family Bonding !"
My husband and I listened to this together while we would cook dinner each night. This journey brought us both to tears many times realizing how much we desire and choose to live an inspired life!!!! I love this book ....and there's nothing you can do about it!!!!!
"No Matter What, I love you!"
It's life changing way to view your life. I couldn't stop listen to how this little boy who nearly killed himself by catching himself on fire overcame the staggering odds against him to live.
I recommend this book to anyway who wants more in their life. Anyone who is ready to live their life on fire by being their true self. Get ready to take off your mask and show the world who you truly are and live a genuine life serving others and in turn fulling your own life.
Don't wait another minute. Listen with your heart and you'll never be the same.
Beautiful captivating story! I couldn't stop listening and thinking about how to apply its lessons in my own life. Absolutely inspiring!
"Personal account, but not helpful"
If you want to hear a personal story about trial and tribulation, this is your book. However, if you are looking for practical strategies that stretch beyond life and death awakenings.... look elsewhere.
This is my favorite book that I've heard to date!
This is the most inspirational story I've ever heard.
A must read!!
"loved this book!!!"
such an inspiring book. I believe it's a must-read for everyone. truly makes you realize that you can do anything in life.
so great. I loved every minute of this book. We need reminders in life to love others and keep going. there is always someone going through bigger and more life changing events and it really puts life into prospective.
"Amazing Man Amazing Story"
Unthinkable what this man went through and he tells his story with bravery and truth.
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