Live Inspired Podcast with John O'Leary
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Join #1 National Bestselling Author of ON FIRE & Inspirational Speaker John O'Leary and wake up from accidental living so you can do, be, achieve and impact more through your life. More simply said, so you can: Live Inspired. Each episode features an amazing guest who will share his/her story, successes, failures, lessons and life to help you uncover tips to apply in yours. Subscribe now so you can join John on a new episode every Thursday! Until then: Today is your day. Live Inspired.
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S3 | Ep 27: Janine Shepherd
2 days ago
"Sometimes we hold onto the life we think we're supposed to have. But in letting go, we get new possibilities." Janine Shepherd grew up an athlete in rural Australia. At 24, she was training for her first Olympics. On a 5-hour training ride, she was hit by a truck. Janine was left with a broken neck and back, massive internal bleeding and blood pressure at 40 over nothing. Janine Shepherd was not expected to survive. Miraculously, 10 days later, the internal bleeding stopped. She was in the hospital for six months. When she came home, she was paralyzed from the waste down, wrapped in a plaster body cast and attached to a catheter. She was told she'd never be able to do any of the things she did before. Janine decided "Maybe I can't do the things I did before, but I am going to do something extraordinary!" You don't want to miss what Janine has done in the 20+ years since her accident. Join us on this amazing interview. SHOW NOTES: A one time Olympic-destined skier, Janine has found deeper purpose in "hills" - "The magic happens on the other side of the hill. You don't have to like hills, but you have to learn to love them; to understanding the value in challenge." The gift of rock bottom is that there is no where to hide. It doesn't show you who you are; it shows you who are not. I let go of all of my Olympic dreams and, in that moment, I realized the only way to heal comes not from running from an experience but living through it. Sometimes we hold onto the life we think we are supposed to have. But in letting go we get new possibilities. The day she decided to become a pilot, she was still covered in a body cast. It was her dream and it changed her life; it gave her a reason to get out of bed. She learned to manage her chronic pain through focus and acceptance. I am not my body. This was the most important thing I've learned. Get her book Defiant: "Say yes to life regardless of your challenges, that's defiance." Hear her TED talk here. JANINE SHEPHERD'S INSPIRED 7 1. What is the best book yo