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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S2 | Ep. 013 Jon Gordon
5 days ago
My guest today is Jon Gordon the author of bestselling book The Energy Bus along with a dozen more incredible books. Jon and I met a few months back when we shared a stage at a client event. I've always loved the transformative fable he shares in The Energy Bus (about what happens when you change your mindset when entering "the bus of life" each day) and was excited to hear more about the man behind the story. Today, you're invited to hear this discussion! Jon shares "stories even his closest friends haven't heard!" Many about the little known challenges leading up to his best-selling book career (the book was rejected 30 times before it was published; it had little reception for the first 5 years). Jon's story is about being positive and feeding yourself so you can feed others. Here are a few of my favorite takeaways: "Sometimes you have to lose a goal to find your destiny." - Gordon "There is one song and we are part of the symphony." - Gordon "We are positive not because life is easy. We must be positive because life is hard." - Gordon Negative thoughts will always come in; you don’t have to believe them. Your faith must be greater than you fear. You must overcome negativity to become a successful leader. The "bus" story came to me during a walk of prayer and gratitude. People CAN become more positive! No one wants to be negative, we blame circumstances and that breeds more negativity. Realizing this gave me the concept for the Energy Bus and the idea that you have to be the driver of your own bus. You have to empower yourself. "Don’t allow life to define you. Define your life." - Gordon [Tweet this.] Why did Jon succeed? Faith and grit. A few ideas from Jon to become more positive: Feed the positive, not the negative. Learn to talk to yourself; not to listen to yourself. Research shows you can’t be grateful and stressed at the same time. Spend timing each day being grateful: Gratitude journaling, take a gratitude walk, etc. "The media is the bible for the fearful." - Gordon "We create our world not from the outside in but fr