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On Fire Audiobook

On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Cassie 03/11/2016
    Cassie 03/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "I cried. A LOT."

    So inspiring. Made me laugh, cry, and grit my teeth with determination to make better choices and take responsibility for my life. Thank you John. Please come to Australia soon!

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    Amazon Customer 22/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Wow"

    this book was: Amazing. Inspiring. Gut-wrenching and tear-jerking. thankyou for sharing your journey John OLeary.

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    Sharyn Wright 19/10/2016
    Sharyn Wright 19/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Today I start living, thanks John!"

    Thank you John for being living proof that life is a choice, and you chose to not only live against incredible odds, you have excelled ! I especially enjoyed the inflection point about fear & love , such a simple way to tackle life. Look forward to seeing you speak in Vegas at the Arbonne GTC 2017!

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    Jane 04/05/2016
    Jane 04/05/2016
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    "Inspirational"
    What did you like most about On Fire?

    I loved every part of the book!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of On Fire?

    From sports celebrities, to family, to nurses and janitors, it is amazing to hear how each one played a part in John's story


    What does John O'Leary bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    If this book wasn't in audio version, I would most likely never have read it. Thanks for narrating your story John.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There were some parts of the story which really struck home, his relationship with his dad. It was nice to hear a story that didn't involve an emotionally disturbed childhood.


    Any additional comments?

    Everyone should read this book, everyone will get something out of it.

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  • Shay
    12/06/16
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    "Life changing "

    This is an incredible Book that I recommend to everyone. After reading it, I can say it is on one of the 3 most influential books I've ever read. It is also incredibly moving. I think about the material everyday, and was able to put one difficult concept into action just yesterday. This is a book I will read and read and then read again.

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  • Jess Copeland
    25/09/16
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    "Ah-mazing"

    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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Luke Burton
    31/03/16
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    "Great Lessons"

    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.

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  • Susan Rever
    Regina, SK Canada
    26/11/16
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    "Fantastic book!!! Highly recommend!!!"

    Love this book. It really makes you think about your life and reminds you to be grateful for what you have, and to to grow to become a better person. Great life lessons.

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  • KAREN
    21/11/16
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    "Love this book."

    Made me cry, laugh, reflect. You had me engaged the entire time. Thank you for sharing your story and helping us wake up to live on fire!

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  • E. Oliver
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    13/11/16
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    "Riveting and Inspiring"

    This book will make you reexamine your ability to overcome any obstacle. A powerful and moving story.

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  • Susan
    7/11/16
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    "Amazing!"

    This is a must read for everyone!!! I have listened to it 3 times, bought the book as well and I'm giving it as gifts!! I love you John O'Leary and your wonderful family!!!

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  • Isaac Ring
    24/10/16
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    "Inspiring, thought provoking and life changing you apply the lessons to your life"

    I think John O'Leary does an excellent job of sharing his life experiences taking the listener into the heart of real struggles he faced and overcame.

    John's writing, voice and tone are vibrant and engaging. We all draw our own lessons from our lives and John has drawn out the ones from his experience that are universal yet spoke directly to me.

    John's book will remind you that whatever you are going through contains inflection points that can transform your experience if you are awake to your life.

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  • E. Brunswick
    Pittsburgh PA
    21/10/16
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    "Great Book"

    I love personal development and John told his story in a way we could all learn from it. This book was great. I loved it so much I bought the paper version too.

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  • Jules Blight
    11/10/16
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    "Unbelievable , INSPIRING to say the least"

    I have already recommended this book to almost everybody I've spoken with as of lately. unbelievably inspiring book full of faith love hope and action. Thank You John O 'Leary for 'getting up' and sharing your story, your Truths!!! Many Blessings, and Lots of Love being sent your way today and everyday! Thank You!!

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