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 is a true story about a little boys fight for life after an accident and how that fight is a parallel, and his success is an inspiration, for all our lives
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.
I really enjoyed this book. I especially like how the author wove his story how about literally being on fire Into the lessons that he hoped impart. it was incredibly inspiring, yet heart-wrenching at times. I thoroughly enjoyed it. A must-read
I love that writer read it himself. It is very authtic story of his trils.
I would sit in my car to continue and listen even though I was already at my destination! John breathes light back into the humdrum of everyday life! we need more outwardly loving individuals in this world...I'm choosing to be one of the soldiers of love today! thanks John!
Ninety percent of the book was the ignition. The last 6 minutes or so will SET YOU ON FIRE. It's a must read/listen. More than once. Cannot wait to hear him speak this week at Arbonne GTC 2017!!!
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So grateful John read his book. You could here it in his voice. The passion to share what he learned from a horrible experience.
My life needs to be lived from a perspective of GRATITUDE. My world of influence is in dire need of it.
Its not too late to adjust your life.
"Amazingly Inspirational BRING YOUR TISSUES!!!"
John O'Leary has a way with words, which can bring you to tears or laughter very quickly! His story is one that should be shared over & over! ❤
A great book to believe you can overcome anything. An excellent read. Buy this book.
"Thank you John"
Keep it up John ! You have moved the spirit and graced us with wisdom. May all heed your words.
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