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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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  • Jessie
    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazakly
    26/03/17
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    "Thank you John"

    Keep it up John ! You have moved the spirit and graced us with wisdom. May all heed your words.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nora Munde Gustuson
    24/03/17
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    "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!!!!!

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  • LONNIE
    14/03/17
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Samantha
    13/03/17
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    "Wow"

    Beautiful captivating story! I couldn't stop listening and thinking about how to apply its lessons in my own life. Absolutely inspiring!

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  • Roman
    10/03/17
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    "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.

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  • Amazon Customer
    4/03/17
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    "Utterly AMAZING!!!"

    This is my favorite book that I've heard to date!

    This is the most inspirational story I've ever heard.

    A must read!!

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  • sandra
    2/03/17
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jennifer Lynn Phegley
    Los Angeles, CA United States
    28/02/17
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    "must read"

    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.

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  • V Roarty
    9/03/17
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    "Inspirational."

    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.

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  • Kara
    8/03/17
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    "Incredible"

    Such a moving and inspiring story. Truly heartfelt! Highly recommend to everyone. There is no way this book will not touch your heart!

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