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
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!
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!
I loved every part of the book!
From sports celebrities, to family, to nurses and janitors, it is amazing to hear how each one played a part in John's story
If this book wasn't in audio version, I would most likely never have read it. Thanks for narrating your story John.
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.
Everyone should read this book, everyone will get something out of it.
"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.
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.
"Fantastic! Truly inspiring"
Amazing book and story as told by John O'Leary! Highly recommend and suggest each person "wake up"!
"So inspirational it will make you cry."
It's been a while since listening to a book that could envoke so much emotion from me and truly motivate me to live my life differently, to live it more fully, and to be truly grateful for the things that I've been blessed with.
I loved this book and will re-read it often! Thank you John for sharing your story! It most definitely was a powerful testament to living a radically inspiring life!
Thank you John!! For taking the time to share your story and inspiring us. Thank you
Wow! I think this hot every emotion in my body except for maybe anger....what emotions it did hit were love, happiness, scared, joyful, honesty, boldness and being real.
"WOW! So powerful, moving and inspiring."
If you ever need to listen to a wonderful true story of living a significant life, this is it. Humility and gratitude are brought together in an honest portrayal of a person overcoming obstacles, and the need for us to do the same.
"epic story of life lessons! loved it!"
everyone should listen to this book for the life lessons are so impactful. listen to it over and over to make aure you catch all the lessons. this book made me cry, made me laugh and definitely impacted my life forever.
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