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. 17 Dale Partridge
6 days ago
When bad things happen, Dale Partridge no longer questions them. Instead, he thinks: "What will I learn from this moment?" After numerous pivots, failures and unmanageable businesses growth early in his career, Dale began "to hold less tight to things. I'm more open-handed because of these moments." At one point his business was so successful, he couldn't grow fast enough to sustain it. On the outside he was successful and everyone was cheering him on. On the inside, he and his wife were experiencing panic attacks and a failing marriage. They knew they needed a change. He was asked to step down - and he now sees it is the best thing that could have happened. He and his wife moved from city life in California to a farm in Oregon. They've healed their marriage, grown their family and Dale has re-established a thriving, sustainable business. You will get so much from the vulnerability with which Dales shares about his personal, professional and faith walk. My main take aways: Sometimes, a company can grow faster than people can. You can tell someone's priorities by how they spend their time and money. 'Normal' & 'common' aren't the same. It's common to: Work 60 hours, have mediocre marriages and relationships with kids & eventually get a divorce because of these things. But it's not normal. Act with honor. We need more people who can say "follow my example." We look at division as a bad thing. Bringing people back to the truth is never bad. We're all leaders at some level. It's okay to not be a massive leader, to be a follower and embrace who you were made to be. Respect doesn't come from the job you have or the money you make it comes from the family and the life you build. Don't be so concerned with a house, a dream, that career. Focus on health, getting out of debt & building relationships that matter. On your deathbed, you'll think 'I wish I'd spent more time with my wife, had more kids, went on another vacation, not about work or money.' Whatever you are doing, wherever you are, remember time & relationship are what matter. Invest where you are going to get your best return. Sometimes it takes making money to realize you don't need it. Once your basic needs are met, money doesn'