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 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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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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