Discover Ferocious Optimism and Phenomenal Possibilities!!! John O'Leary


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If you’ve ever wanted to live an inspired life, then do we have the most unstoppable, On-Fire, show for you!

Ferocious optimism is the ability to see the possibilities and rise above your circumstances, almost no matter what! Once burned over 100% of his body, John O'Leary was given a 0% chance of survival, and yet, lived to survive, thrive, and become one of the greatest motivational speakers in the world.

He's also one of my all-time favorite authors, with my new all-time favorite inspirational book, In AWE.

In this interview discover ferocious optimism and possibilities, especially in this COVID-19 time.

Key Points Discussed:

  • Did you really get to play the piano at the MGM Grand Amphitheatre before 18,000+ people with no fingers? (03:44)
  • How moving forward gets a person unstuck and out of a rut (06:39)
  • Cutting through all the BS that divided us as human beings through music, spirituality, and faithfulness (09:56)
  • What makes kids our natural scientists? (11:33)
  • The loss that we’ve had of the critical thinking that enables us to look at the big picture and ask questions (13:20)
  • Making things out of this Coronavirus time that will turn it into something special (17:54)
  • Having the time of his life when he should have been in pain (21:00)
  • The importance of challenging the voice in our head and wisely choosing who we pay attention to (26:53)
  • What does it mean to you to release the breaks and why not? (31:45)
  • Moving past the hurdles of today through grit, faith, and vision (35:55)
  • Can we ever be ready for the storm we’re about to face? (39:18)
  • Learned helplessness: Doing something even though we couldn’t do in the past (43:10)
  • Moving past what our brain thinks is possible (45:47)
  • The meaning of expecting amazing, expecting beauty, and expecting joy (52:36)
  • Leaning the ladder on the right wall to climb and go towards succeeding in things that will matter (01:02:07)
  • What are you telling your kids at this time? (01:04:26)

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