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Expected to die, today he’s inspiring others to truly live. World-renowned inspirational speaker + national bestselling author John O’Leary wants to help you wake up from accidental living so you can do, be, achieve and impact more through your life. Every Monday, John shares a quick burst of inspiration to help start your week on fire. Every Thursday, John interviews an amazing guest on their story, successes, failures, lessons, and life to help you uncover tips to apply in yours.
 
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Kyle Petty was born into racing royalty. As a third-generation driver and the only son of NASCAR’s winningest driver ever Richard Petty, Kyle spent decades competing at motorsports’ highest divisions earning a reputation as a classy competitor and one of the greatest philanthropists that NASCAR has ever known. For more than 20 years, Kyle has hoste…
 
Have you ever silenced an idea, worried it would be rejected or thought it wasn’t as good? Have you ever sidelined an opportunity to speak up because you were worried you wouldn’t measure up to others? Have you ever stifled an ‘I love you’ or an ‘I’m sorry’ because it was too late to matter to someone else? Often, we think our own words, ideas and …
 
Take a moment to inventory every commitment you’re making in your life. Of those commitments, what are you doing with actual generosity and what are you doing out of sheer obligation? Terri Cole is a licensed psychotherapist, global relationship and empowerment expert, and the author of the book Boundary Boss. With actionable strategies, Terri empo…
 
Kelvin Beachum is a 2-time Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee. After being drafted in the seventh round in the 2012 NFL Draft, Kelvin will start his ninth NFL season with the Arizona Cardinals next month. While he plays football professionally, it’s Kelvin’s passion and purpose that is making a positive impact both on and off the gridiron that I…
 
When we give of our time, our talent or our treasure we feel amazing and the outcome contributes to the greater good. And yet, many times when faced with the opportunity to live generously, we hesitate to do so. A conversation with a new friend last week about the levity that results from practicing radical generosity reminded me of a story about m…
 
Did you know that one single act of generosity ripples out to four degrees of separation? Ami Campbell is the author of Love Let Go and champions generosity to help others rediscover their giving selves. She has led stewardship classes at LaSalle Street Church for over a dozen years. Today, Ami shares how generosity frees us from the grip that fear…
 
Zibby Owens is the host of Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books podcast and founder of Zibby Owens Media, a privately-held media company designed to help busy people live their best lives by connecting to books and each other. Today, Zibby reveals the loves and losses that have shaped her life and discovers what it means to truly find your place in t…
 
As we celebrate another 4th of July packed with mouth-watering BBQ, refreshing pools, and awe-inspiring fireworks, I can’t help but think back to one of my most memorable experiences from this day- and to share why it matters to you. While silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone, shared gratitude sets others on fire for life.…
 
We often think of the word persuasion as corrupt, shady or untrustworthy. And while it may have that connotation, Jason Harris sees it differently. Jason is co-founder & CEO of award-winning creative advertising agency Mekanism and bestselling author of The Soulful Art of Persuasion. Blending soul and science, Jason helps iconic brands like Peloton…
 
My friends, while Dad spent the majority of his life working hard, being kind and making a profound difference in the lives of others, he’s spent the last several decades accepting help from others, embracing the life that is his and continuing to make a profound difference in the lives of others. In a fractured and polarized world, Dad reminds us …
 
In many ways, we’re living more comfortable lives than ever before. We can drift through life while almost never being too hot, too old, too hungry, too physically exhausted, too dirty, or even too bored? Yet, could the modernization of cars, computers, climate control and processed foods be chipping away at our physical, mental and emotional healt…
 
Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be. - Ralph Waldo Emerson The first week of May this year was a bit exhausting for me. That week, I entered Immaculate Conception school physically in pain, emotionally drained and professionally wiped out. And yet, it was one of the most surprising - and humbling - moments I…
 
David Horsager hopes to make a dent in the global trust crisis by developing trusted leaders and organizations. As the bestselling author of The Trust Edge, David is the CEO of Trust Edge Leadership Institute and director of one of the nation's foremost trust studies: The Trust Outlook. With decades of research and by working with organizations inc…
 
Catherine Price is an award-winning science journalist, screen/life balance expert and the author of books including The Power of Fun and How to Break Up with Your Phone. In our always-on, productivity-addicted lifestyles, we tend to think of the pursuit of fun as being indulgent or even childish. We claim not to have time for it even as we spend h…
 
“You can easily tell the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Years ago, I ran a small construction company. Continuously running material, picking up tools, and dropping lumber, I spent significant time in a truck with my General Contractor, Harold Stewart. Working together for almost …
 
Today’s guest is an Emmy award-winning journalist, reinvention expert and intelligent risk-taker. With a successful television career that spanned 28 years, some of Liz Brunner’s most memorable highlights involve exclusive interviews with prominent figures and cultural icons including President Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey. After leaving a succes…
 
“In our own woundedness, we can become sources of life for others.” – Henri J.M. Nouwen For more than a decade I’ve worked with the FOCUS Marines Foundation. This organization hosts struggling veterans for week-long retreats designed to provide support for complex physical and emotional issues related to military service. On this Memorial Day, I sh…
 
I’m honored to share a story of not just surviving impossible odds but thriving in a world that is too often caught up with how we look on the outside rather than seeing that our true value is within. When Kechi Okwuchi was 16 years old, she was one of just two survivors of a devastating plane crash that killed more than 100 people, many of them he…
 
“Just because I am happy and loved, doesn’t mean everyone else is. I know someone might be walking behind me who doesn’t feel happy and doesn’t feel loved. Maybe I can help them.” – Evan Ernst While we’re thrilled our Live Inspired Podcast has been downloaded nearly 5,000,000 times, it’s the stories of impact from individual listeners that most ins…
 
Kiana Clay is the first adaptive female motocross racer, top-ranked para-snowboarder and 2026 Paralympic hopeful. At 12 years old, Kiana suffered a traumatic brachial plexus injury on a motocross practice run that left her right arm paralyzed. While recovering from this accident, she was hit by a drunk driver, reversing any strength she was recover…
 
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