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John O'Leary Blog
Why are you climbing the ladder?
"Work hard, but make time for your love, family and friends. Nobody remembers PowerPoint presentations on your final day." [Click to tweet.]-- Chetan BhagatMany of us are spending far more time than normal with immediate families, while social distancing from everyone else.While stressful at times, take solace knowing that all of these bonus dep...Read More
What FDR Would Say Today
"The great fact to remember is that the trend of civilization itself is forever upward." [Click to tweet.]– President Franklin D. RooseveltDuring seasons of profound uncertainty, it's reassuring to know we've endured mighty storms in the past, weathered them together, and were actually transformed for the better because of them. We recognize thi...Read More
Our Children are Watching
"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers - so many caring people in this world....Read More
Galvanized by Accountability
Coronavirus helps humanity level up."If anything matters then everything matters. Because you are important, everything you do is important. Every time you forgive, the universe changes; every time you reach out and touch a heart or a life, the world changes; with every kindness and service, seen or unseen, my purposes are accomplished and nothi...Read More
Live Inspired Podcast: Recognizing Greatness During COVID-19 Turmoil (Monday Moments ep. 237)
On this week’s Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moment segment, John O’Leary recognizes greatness during the COVID-19 turmoil.Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our "Monday Moment" segment.Subscribe & listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, iHeartRadio or listen here:What week, out of any that I can remem...Read More
JFK's Take on Coronavirus?
With ever-expanding anxiety around coronavirus, it can feel as if the end is near, there is no reason for hope and we are all doomed. Just go home, wash your hands and wait for the end.And yet, it's heartening to remember: This is far from the first time we've stewed in adversity as a nation or as a global marketplace. I wanted to share a brief ...Read More
John O'Leary Podcast Transcription
Introduction: I'm Brian Lord and on the show today, we have John O'Leary as he shares his story of survival from a fire that left him with burns over 100 percent of his body, what legendary baseball broadcaster Jack Buck did for him and what it was like to return to the Cardinals Busch Stadium. Brian Lord: John O'Leary is a remarkable per...Read More
2020 Take on Mom's Life-Saving Question
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don't wish for fewer problems, wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.– Earl ShoaffCoronavirus.Market drops.Slowing economy.Divisive, bombastic politics.Even the possibility of the Olympics being canceled.Perhaps you've read these headlines from today's news cyc...Read More
The Best Flight I Ever MISSED
"We get so wrapped up in numbers in our society. The most important thing is that we are able to be one-to-one, you and I with each other at the moment. If we can be present to the moment with the person that we happen to be with, that’s what’s important."– Fred Rogers My last scheduled flight of 2019 was the best flight I ever missed.I was in L...Read More
Live Inspired Podcast: How a Listener is Healing Her Heart (Monday Moments ep. 231)
On this week’s Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moment segment, John O’Leary shares a Live Inspired community member’s story. Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our "Monday Moment" segment.Subscribe & listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, iHeartRadio or listen here:Last week on Live Inspired Podcast ep....Read More