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In the best-selling tradition of Brene Brown's Daring Greatly and Nick Vujicic's Life Without Limits comes a rousing seven-step plan for living a life on fire, filled with hope and possibility - from an inspirational speaker who survived a near-fatal fire at the age of nine and now runs a successful business inspiring people all around the world.
When John O'Leary was nine years old, he was almost killed in a devastating house fire. With burns on 100 percent of his body, O'Leary mustered an almost unimaginable amount of inner strength just to survive the ordeal. The insights he gained through this experience and the heroes who stepped into his life to help him through the journey - his family, the medical staff, and total strangers - changed his life. Now he is committed to living life to the fullest and inspiring others to do the same.
An incredible and emotionally honest account of triumph over tragedy, On Fire contains O'Leary's reflections on being that little boy, the life-giving choices made then, and the resulting lessons he learned. O'Leary very clearly shares that without the right people providing the right guidance at the right time, he never would have made it through those five months in the hospital, let alone the years that followed as he struggled to regain mobility, embrace his story, and ignite clarity of his life's purpose.
On Fire encourages us to seize the power to choose our paths and transform our lives from mundane to extraordinary. Once we stop thinking solely on the big moments in our lives, we can begin to focus on those smaller opportunities that tend to pass us by. These are the events - the inflection points in our lives - that can determine how we feel about life now, where we are headed in the future, and how many lives we can impact along the way. We can't always choose the paths we walk, but we can choose how we walk them. Empowering, inspiring, remarkably honest, and heartfelt, O'Leary's strength and incredible spirit shine through in every minute.
©2016 John O'Leary (P)2016 Simon & Schuster
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By Luke Burton on 03-31-16

Great Lessons

I had heard John's story before. But the lessons he brings in this book that he had to learn much harder than most of us ever will are inspiring. It proves that excuses are just that, and if you want to be successful only you can make that choice.

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By Anonymous User on 11-28-17

Sincere and Motivational

Although I appreciate this heartfelt true story, the author is not a good narrator which is annoying and distracting.
In the written version does he actually write "freaking" (which is slang for the F-word) so much. I would rather he used the full strength word!

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By Esther Nagle on 08-10-17

so many years, so much awe!

what an amazing story. I cried big heartfelt tears listening to this, imagining what John and his family went through, but wow, what an incredible story of love, hope, resilience and faith! Thank you so much for choosing to live!

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By Miss N Cook on 08-01-17

Moved me to tears

One of the most inspirational books I have ever read...and I've read a lot! Choose love over fear, always.

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By Amazon Customer on 10-17-17

If you want it all...

...laugh, cry, learn and everything in between, than this book is for you!
The best book I have read in years, and learned so much about what I can do to be a better person. AMAZING! THANK YOU, John, for sharing your story, being so vulnerable and authentic and so funny and courageous. Namaste.

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By Amazon Customer on 06-04-17

One of the best books I have read!

I AM INSPIRED! What an amazing testimony of courage. This is absolutely a must to read.

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