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Live Inspired Podcast with John O'Leary

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Expected to die, today he’s inspiring others to truly live. World-renowned inspirational speaker + national bestselling author John O’Leary wants to help you wake up from accidental living so you can do, be, achieve and impact more through your life. Every Monday, John shares a quick burst of inspir… read more

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February 22nd, 2024

0:39

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Resparkle Through the Power of Noticing | Cass Sunstein (ep. 650)

February 29th, 2024

54:40

When it’s common to feel jaded and unexcited in the monotony of our day-to-day lives, Cass Sunstein explores how we can begin noticing the wonderful …

What Unites Is More Powerful Than What Divides (Monday Moment ep. 649)

February 26th, 2024

7:58

Once a month this year, we’re celebrating individuals who are grateful for all they have, joyful in all they do, and positively changing the world …

Grief is For People | Sloane Crosley (ep. 648)

February 22nd, 2024

46:18

Sloane Crosley is a New York Times bestselling author of essay collections I Was Told There’d Be Cake and How Did You Get This Number, and is known …

William H. Macy Makes the Best Tea (Monday Moment ep. 647)

February 19th, 2024

6:35

Earlier this month I had the honor of recording a live podcast with legendary actor William H. Macy at his home. While his house was stunning, the view of the mountains was magnificent, and the evidence of a wildly …

Four Thousand Mondays | Jodi Wellman (ep. 646)

February 15th, 2024

49:38

Jodi Wellman is a positive psychology expert in pursuit of igniting others to lead a zero-regret life. As the founder of Four Thousand Mondays, Jodi …

Don't Let the Old Man In (Monday Moment ep. 645)

February 12th, 2024

5:27

Last week, country music lost one of its most iconic stars. Over the course of several decades, Toby Keith’s perfectly deep, rich voice belted out 42 songs that became top-10 on the Billboard Country chart.

While many …

Does Money Equal Happiness? Comedian Paul Ollinger (ep. 644)

February 8th, 2024

53:39

Paul Ollinger is a nationally-touring comedian and a former Facebook VP of Sales. As one of Facebook's first 250 employees, Paul managed a team that …

We Are The Champions! (Monday Moment ep. 643)

February 5th, 2024

6:25

John O'Leary shares what the upcoming Super Bowl and Denny O'Leary can teach us about embracing change on this Monday Moment segment.

Change is inevitable, sometimes forced by the conclusion of a sports season, the …

HGTV's Flip or Flop and Flipping 101 Star Tarek El Moussa (ep. 642)

February 1st, 2024

53:41

Tarek El Moussa is best known for HGTV shows like Flip or Flop and Flipping 101, but he’s so much more. He’s a thriving businessman, two-time cancer survivor, and devoted husband and father.

Today, Tarek opens up about …

The Last Good Day (Monday Moment ep. 641)

January 29th, 2024

6:44

Each month in 2024, we’ll be celebrating individuals who are On Fire For Good. This month, we share the incredible work of Tom Wiley and the December 5th Fund. Thank you, Tom, for showing us what it means to be On Fire …

TED Curator Chris Anderson (ep. 640)

January 25th, 2024

49:18

As the curator of TED for more than twenty years, Chris Anderson has seen first-hand how the world’s boldest thinkers have shared their most …

Love In Action (Monday Moment ep. 639)

January 22nd, 2024

7:19

Six weeks after completing the filming for ON FIRE, I am still digesting the experience of having a full-length feature film capture the most tragic, …

Burnout Expert Erin Stafford (ep. 638)

January 18th, 2024

44:38

Erin Stafford is a burnout and peak-performance expert who surrounded herself with some of the most motivated, ambitious, famous overachievers in the world.

And yet, even these leaders suffer from severe cases of …

How Do You Want to be Remembered? (Monday Moment ep. 637)

January 15th, 2024

6:13

How do you want to be remembered?

It’s paradoxical that answering a question about death can be so wildly important to living a more vibrant life.  Perhaps even more surprising, though, is realizing the very thing that …

Perfectly Hidden Depression | Dr. Margaret Rutherford (ep. 636)

January 11th, 2024

53:47

Dr. Margaret Rutherford is a clinical psychologist, author and host of The SelfWork Podcast. She focuses on helping others lead healthier mental and …

Silent Gratitude Isn't Any Good (Monday Moment ep. 635)

January 8th, 2024

6:28

A few years ago, I spoke at a conference in Washington. It was for leaders serving in emergency services. I reminded these firefighters, first responders and EMTs of the value of their work, the impact of their efforts, …

Reviving an American Icon: Stephanie Stuckey (ep. 634)

January 4th, 2024

52:12

In 1937, Stephanie Stuckey’s grandfather opened one roadside pecan stand. At its peak, Stuckey’s was a one-stop oasis for travelers along America’s …

Growing Wings (Monday Moment ep. 633)

January 1st, 2024

8:10

Turning the calendar from December to January is supposed to usher in new hope, goals, and possibility. To absolve us of our holiday indulgences and …

Josh Wilson: Empowering Others to Create New Lives (ep. 632)

December 28th, 2023

1:01:13

Josh Wilson had a vision to make an impact on deeply rooted systemic poverty in his community. In learning the importance of listening over telling and how to act with more than just good intentions, Josh has connected …

Our Most Important Holiday Tradition (Monday Moment ep. 631)

December 24th, 2023

6:06

With everything the season’s been culminating toward just a single night’s sleep away, what child sleeps well on Christmas Eve?

As the time off …

Creating a World Where Everyone Belongs: Ash Beckham (ep. 630)

December 21st, 2023

44:26

Ash Beckham is an equality advocate, on a journey toward creating a world of inclusion, where everyone's voice is heard and valued—even when our perspectives may differ.

Today, Ash shares stories of her own …

Three Things I Learned About Making Movies (Monday Moment ep. 629)

December 18th, 2023

8:44

It started with a speech seven years ago where one producer asked me for the right to turn the story she heard into a movie.

Several months later, she brought in a couple of her producer friends who agreed to propel the …

Colton Dixon: Giving Hope Through Music (ep. 628)

December 14th, 2023

53:32

As a singer-songwriter and musician, Colton Dixon – who appeared on season 11 of American Idol – turns personal truths, stories and experiences into …

What Are You Wishing For This Holiday Season? (Monday Moment ep. 627)

December 11th, 2023

6:15

What are you wishing for?

It’s a question many of us ask our children this time of year.

But what if the question was asked of you? What if you could …

Behind-the-Scenes of the On Fire Movie Set (ep. 626)

December 7th, 2023

27:25

For the past five weeks, I’ve had the pleasure to work alongside hundreds of talented producers, stunt coordinators, set designers, production assistants, boom operators, award-winning actors, makeup artists… and so …

Your Work Matters! (Monday Moment ep. 625)

December 4th, 2023

7:09

Do you ever have days where you ask yourself the self-defeating question: Why do I even bother? Sure, sometimes it’s asked in different ways- Do I matter? Do I make a difference? Does my work here impact anything?- but …

From Juvenile Offender to Mentor: Bobby Bostic’s Redemption After a 241-Year Prison Sentence (ep. 624)

November 30th, 2023

47:57

In 1995, a 16-year-old Bobby Bostic found himself caught up in a series of poor choices including robbery and armed criminal action. Judge Evelyn …

Are You On Fire For Good? (Monday Moment ep. 623)

November 27th, 2023

5:45

Regardless of where the event is, how large the group is, or what the makeup of the crowd is, I love the audiences we get to serve.

By the end of our brief time together, there is always a connection, always a bond. …

Do You Need a New, Meaningful Thanksgiving Tradition? (ep. 622)

November 23rd, 2023

7:47

I consider Thanksgiving one of my favorite family holidays. It's certainly a wonderful time away from work, enjoying good food, viewing football, and …

Are you a Turkey Person? (Monday Moment ep. 621)

November 20th, 2023

6:06

Are you a turkey person?

And no, I’m not talking about the makeup of your Thanksgiving dinner plate this week.

I’m talking about a question that when asked the first time went on to change the life of the individual …

I Live Giving: Brad Formsma (ep. 620)

November 16th, 2023

53:46

In 2007, Brad Formsma had an idea to inspire people around the globe to live generously. After selling his landscaping company, Brad became the Founder & President of I Like Giving, a movement which has inspired …

Saying Yes (Monday Moment ep. 619)

November 13th, 2023

4:19

Each year, my four children join their dad for one-to-one time on a work trip. It’s sacred time we get to spend together and is affectionately known …

Kwame Alexander: Why Fathers Cry at Night (ep. 618)

November 8th, 2023

46:41

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, and New York Times bestselling author of 39 books. 

Known for his unique style of blending poetry and prose to create engaging and relatable stories for young readers, Kwame has …

Be Yourself. Be Perfectly You. (Monday Moment ep. 617)

November 6th, 2023

5:19

It’s been a seven-year journey.

Constant challenges and significant setbacks.

An amazing community of friends showing up right on time with their financial investments, their connections, their ideas, their prayers and …

Love Your Kids Without Losing Yourself | Dr. Morgan Cutlip (ep. 616)

November 2nd, 2023

56:49

As a psychotherapist and relationship expert, Dr. Morgan Cutlip is on a mission to help women feel empowered in all of their relationships so that …

Ditch Those Masks! (Monday Moment ep. 615)

October 30th, 2023

5:19

This time of year, masks are mainstream for kids and adults alike. Halloween gives us an excuse to lean into childlike playfulness, get dressed up …

TV Titan Behind Hell's Kitchen and American Ninja Warrior: Arthur Smith (ep. 614)

October 26th, 2023

57:14

Arthur Smith is famous for his innovation and audacity, and as the man behind some of the longest-running unscripted series in television history. His groundbreaking hit Hell's Kitchen forged the modern food competition …

What Kind of Friend Are You? (Monday Moment ep. 613)

October 23rd, 2023

7:23

On the afternoon of May 20, several thousand St. Louis University graduates would receive their diplomas. Thousands of parents, siblings and loved …

Willie Robertson of Duck Dynasty (ep. 612)

October 19th, 2023

57:45

Willie Robertson is a remarkable example of entrepreneurship and dedication built on hard work, faith, and family.

Serving as CEO of Duck Commander and Buck Commander and star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty, Willie has …

A Sword That Heals (Monday Moment ep. 611)

October 16th, 2023

6:33

Political, spiritual, cultural and personal divides can at times seem insurmountable and far too complex for any one person to make a difference. But …

Martin Luther King III and Arndrea Waters King: Peace, Justice and Equity for All (ep. 610)

October 12th, 2023

57:34

Martin Luther King III and Arndrea Waters King are dedicated to continuing the philosophy set forth by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and promote peace, …

Have You Thought About Turning Your Story into a Movie? (Monday Moment ep. 609)

October 9th, 2023

9:18

As a little boy, my dream was to fit in and be ordinary. Not to stand out, not to shine. I just wanted my scars to fade, fingers to grow back and normal life back. Which makes what I’m about to share even more stunning.

A Child Called It: Dave Pelzer (ep. 608)

October 5th, 2023

47:04

Dave Pelzer endured years of unimaginable child abuse inflicted by his own mother, and yet emerged from the depths of despair to become a beacon of hope and resilience.

In 1995, Dave courageously shared his harrowing …

Keeping Promises (Monday Moment ep. 607)

October 2nd, 2023

9:50

Sometimes the moments when we disappoint those we cherish the most can teach us the significance and value of keeping our word. The death of my beloved grandmother, a mistake I made afterwards, and an important lesson …

Phil Keoghan: Host of The Amazing Race and Tough as Nails

September 28th, 2023

1:08:07

Phil Keoghan is arguably the most traveled television host on the planet. As the host of The Amazing Race, the multiple Emmy Award-winning reality …

Sympathy is Easy, but Empathy Changes Hearts (Monday Moment ep. 605)

September 25th, 2023

6:38

"Sympathy is easy because it comes from a position of power. Empathy is getting down on your knees and looking someone else in the eye, and realizing …

Positive Caregiving with Dr. Sarah Teten Kanter (ep. 604)

September 21st, 2023

52:12

Each day, more than 54 million Americans are responsible for serving as a caregiver for a loved one.

Three decades with Parkinson’s disease has made movement for my father Denny O’Leary nearly impossible. But with the …

Come and See (Monday Moment ep. 603)

September 18th, 2023

6:38

After years of traveling, hundreds of podcast interviews, and innumerable impromptu conversations on airplanes, I’ve met some of the most remarkably talented and inspirational people in the world. I’ve heard life …

Kelly Corrigan: Tell Me More (ep. 602)

September 14th, 2023

1:05:19

Kelly Corrigan is a celebrated storyteller and New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me MoreGlitter and Glue, The Middle Place and more. As the host of PBS' Tell Me More with Kelly Corrigan and the creator of the …

Respond to Fear and Hatred with Love and Unity (Monday Moment ep. 601)

September 11th, 2023

6:38

Today, on this 22nd anniversary of the September 11th attacks , choose to treasure the simple moments, celebrate our shared humanity, and act with a bit more kindness, compassion, and hope in a global marketplace that …

A Life Redeemed: Jeff Allen's Journey to Meaningful Life (ep. 600)

September 7th, 2023

53:33

Over the past four decades, Jeff Allen has been recognized for his clean, family-friendly comedy celebrating everyday life, the ups & downs of marriage, the challenge of raising children, the bliss of the empty …

Will You Reach Out in Love? (Monday Moment ep. 599)

September 4th, 2023

8:06

At age 10, a painful experience revealed how broken, disabled, and imperfect I was.

A conversation with my mother afterward, though, challenged me to …

Turning Challenges into Comedy Gold: Zach Anner (ep. 598)

August 31st, 2023

49:39

Zach Anner is an award-winning comedian, TV writer, disability advocate and viral sensation (with over 100 millions views on social media!). After winning "Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star" competition, Zach hosted a …

Someone Who Can Never Repay You (Monday Moment ep. 597)

August 28th, 2023

4:42

It is in our smallest gestures that the biggest difference can sometimes be seen. This week, look for a chance to do something for someone who can never repay you. Pay attention at the grocery store, at work, in the …

Finding Joy in the Midst of Transition: Bruce Feiler (ep. 596)

August 24th, 2023

1:04:24

For more than two decades, Bruce Feiler has explored the intersection of families, relationships, health, and happiness, and is one of America’s most …

Four Questions to Help You Find Joy in Your Day (Monday Moment ep. 595)

August 21st, 2023

6:01

After a summer of buses and teachers and students hibernating, can we create the space where our young people share more honestly and expansively their experiences, their thoughts, and their feelings?

How can we connect …

How to Break Bad Habits and Overcome Anxiety | Dr. Jud Brewer (ep. 594)

August 17th, 2023

57:30

As the New York Times bestselling author of Unwinding Anxiety and The Craving Mind, Dr. Jud Brewer is an expert in addiction, anxiety and modifying unhealthy behaviors to establish new, positive habits. With more than …

Nothing More Prized Than Friendship (Monday Moment ep. 593)

August 14th, 2023

5:05

Eight years ago, I had the privilege of sharing the stage with Brené Brown and speaking to the leadership team at Southwest Airlines. Visiting with Brené was a once in a lifetime experience. Having lunch with Southwest …

Country Music Star Granger Smith | Surrender, Redemption and the Power of Faith (ep. 592)

August 10th, 2023

1:23:04

Country music star Granger Smith is known for his chart-topping hits that include “Backroad Song” and “Happens Like That”, but on a sunny June day in 2019, Granger faced a devastating loss that is every parent’s worst …

Ripple Effects of Love (Monday Moment ep. 591)

August 7th, 2023

6:10

"Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far reaching effects that change the world" -Dalai Lama

Today, be reminded of the magnificent power of your …

Rewrite Your Narrative: How Lara Love Hardin Went From Addiction to Success (ep. 590)

August 3rd, 2023

1:00:09

Lara Love Hardin is a four-time New York Times bestselling collaborative writer… yet for years, she lived in constant fear that someone would Google …

Doing Little Bits of Good...Together (Monday Moment ep. 589)

July 31st, 2023

8:35

For those desiring it, evidence is everywhere of heroes, of possibility, of beauty, and of the power of a unified community being used for good.

Flourishing individually, encouraging others, and connecting in community …

National Geographic's Jeff Jenkins: Life Begins Where Your Comfort Zone Ends (ep. 588)

July 27th, 2023

49:10

Travel journalist Jeff Jenkins didn't step foot on a plane until he was 20 years old, but once he did, he started living by his mantra: "Life begins …

An Example of Radical Generosity (Monday Moment ep. 587)

July 24th, 2023

6:08

“What’s the kindest thing someone did for you…who didn’t even know you?”

I was asked this unusual question during a recent interview.  Although the interviewer likely thought I’d share some story from my time in the …

Recipe for Success: Katie Collier’s Path to Culinary Excellence (ep. 586)

July 20th, 2023

59:35

Katie Collier is a renowned chef, entrepreneur and true visionary behind the award-winning Italian concept restaurant known as Katie's Pizza and …

The Importance of Showing Up (Monday Moment ep. 585)

July 17th, 2023

5:30

Brené Brown reminds us that the willingness to show up changes us by making us a little braver each time. It also makes us a little more …

Imagine Heaven with John Burke (ep. 584)

July 13th, 2023

1:00:34

What happens when we die? Is there another life? Why are we here? These are questions we’ve wrestled with since the dawn of humanity.

As the author of the New York Times bestselling book Imagine Heaven, John Burke has …

Want a Do-Over? (Monday Moment ep. 583)

July 10th, 2023

6:06

One of my favorite expression all kids use is: “I want a Do-Over.”

I hear it after beating my kids in a fierce match of ping pong, or after one of my sons beats another in an intense game of basketball, or after Grace …

Because I Said I Would | Alex Sheen (ep. 582)

July 6th, 2023

46:35

Alex Sheen is on a mission to better humanity through promises made and promises kept. As the founder of the social movement and nonprofit “because I …

Let the Parade Begin! (Monday Moment ep. 581)

July 3rd, 2023

5:47

My friends, tomorrow you and I will have the opportunity to participate fully once again in life. March with me, will you?

Choose to not merely …

3x Tour de France Champion Greg LeMond (ep. 580)

June 28th, 2023

1:09:41

Greg LeMond has revolutionized the sport of cycling. As one of the most iconic cyclists in history, Greg is the sole American to clinch the Tour de …

How To Be a Hero (Monday Moment ep. 579)

June 26th, 2023

8:49

“Who’s your favorite?”

Several years ago my boys asked me this question while I was driving them to school. They were talking about superheroes and …

The Path to Getting Unstuck | Britt Frank (ep. 578)

June 22nd, 2023

51:57

Britt Frank is a trauma specialist, licensed psychotherapist, and author of The Science of Stuck.

Committed to unraveling the myths that keep us stuck and stressed, Britt offers a fresh perspective on mental health and …

My Dad, My Hero (Monday Moment ep. 577)

June 19th, 2023

7:32

“An arch consists of two weaknesses, which, leaning on each other becomes a strength.” -Leonardo da Vinci

With yesterday’s celebration of Father’s Day, I’d like to celebrate the man who was strength for me when I was …

Advocating for a Safer Future: Chris Didier’s Journey to End Fentanyl Deaths (ep. 576)

June 15th, 2023

1:08:57

Chris Didier is turning his own heartbreak and pain into heartfelt purpose.

In 2020, Chris’ son Zach was a 17-year-old star athlete, exceptional …

The Best of Summer (Monday Moment ep. 575)

June 12th, 2023

4:32

It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.” -Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

What are you most looking forward to this season of summer?

Big moments worthy of celebrating, indeed. …

A Servant-Minded Approach to Music Management | Scott Brickell (ep. 574)

June 8th, 2023

46:12

Aiming to serve others, Scott Brickell has spent more than three decades guiding some of my favorite artists to develop successful and long-lasting …

Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Railsplitter? (Monday Moment ep. 573)

June 5th, 2023

7:51

If you know my story, you know baseballs carry a special meaning to me.

It seems whenever a baseball shows up in my life, it brings with it a lesson to apply. Such was the case earlier this year, when yet another ball …

Ivan Maisel: A Father's Journey to Demystifying Grief and Loss (ep. 572)

June 1st, 2023

44:52

Ivan Maisel is a longtime sports journalist for ESPN known for his insightful analysis, compelling storytelling, and in-depth knowledge. With his …

A Memorial Day Challenge (Monday Moment ep. 571)

May 29th, 2023

3:59

“Here men endured that a nation might live.” -Herbert Hoover

Although all of us will enjoy celebrating the federal holiday of Memorial Day today, …

Lessons from the World's Longest Scientific Study of Happiness with Dr. Marc Schulz (ep. 570)

May 25th, 2023

57:41

Dr. Marc Schulz is the author New York Times bestseller The Good Life and associate director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, the longest …

A Priceless Gift (Monday Moment ep. 569)

May 22nd, 2023

8:17

Over the weekend, I had the immense honor of delivering the commencement address for the Class of 2023 at my alma mater, Saint Louis University.

As I …

Achieve Financial Freedom: How Jade Warshaw Paid Off $460k of Debt (ep. 568)

May 18th, 2023

54:33

Jade Warshaw is on top of the world and she’s bringing others up with her. Yet that wasn’t always the case.

At 23 years old, Jade and her husband …

Stay; Tomorrow Needs You. (Monday Moment ep. 567)

May 15th, 2023

5:02

Jaycen McBride didn’t set out to become an example of hope.

He didn’t set out to become a voice for mental wellness in his school.

He didn’t long to …

Hospice Chaplain Kerry Egan on Living Boldly (ep. 566)

May 11th, 2023

47:57

As a hospice chaplain, Kerry Egan quickly realized she’d been granted an invaluable chance to witness firsthand what she calls the “spiritual work of dying”—the work of finding or making meaning of one’s life.

In her …

Thank You, Teachers! (Monday Moment ep. 565)

May 8th, 2023

7:18

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” -William Arthur Ward

To all the teachers who step into children’s lives daily, regardless the …

Caroline Gaynor: Guide for Visually Impaired Athletes (ep. 564)

May 4th, 2023

51:43

Caroline Gaynor is a testament to the power of dedication, compassion, and human connection. As an accomplished triathlete, Caroline dedicates her …

My Favorite Standing Ovation (Monday Moment ep. 563)

May 1st, 2023

6:02

It can be rare to receive -or more importantly give- meaningful recognition for the important work being done.

As we race to our next activity or …

Treating Trauma Through Shakespeare with Stephan Wolfert (ep. 562)

April 27th, 2023

50:20

When Stephan Wolfert was 24 years old, he found himself at a crossroad. After serving as a medic and infantry officer in the US Army, Stephan’s …

The Pale Blue Dot (Monday Moment ep. 561)

April 24th, 2023

7:02

Listening to the radio a couple weeks ago, I came across an interview discussing the 25 recordings the US Library of Congress had selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry this year. Among this list …

Columbine Survivor Craig Scott (ep. 560)

April 20th, 2023

52:13

It's been 24 years since the unimaginable tragedy that took place at Columbine High School in Colorado — one of the deadliest mass shootings at a …

Are You a Bridge Builder? (Monday Moment ep. 559)

April 17th, 2023

4:31

One of my favorite poems is titled The Bridge Builder and was written by Will Allen Dromgoole. This poem challenges us to realize we can make a …

What is Our Legacy? (Monday Moment ep. 557)

April 10th, 2023

7:08

My friends, yesterday we celebrated Easter. In the ultimate revelation of love, we rejoiced in the stunning victory over death. And it reminded me …

Craig Groeschel: Winning the War in Your Mind (ep. 556)

April 6th, 2023

1:03:01

Craig Groeschel is a senior pastor of Life.Church, one of the largest churches in the world and the creator of the free YouVersion Bible App. As a New York Times bestselling author, Craig writes on a wide variety of …

What Are You Lucky For? (Monday Moment ep. 555)

April 3rd, 2023

4:57

"Dad, you're so lucky."

I heard these words while preparing for a business trip. Recognizing the truth within them transformed the way I saw myself that day. Embracing the truth within them will elevate the way you view …

Pictionary Inventor Rob Angel (ep. 554)

March 30th, 2023

55:47

Rob Angel turned a simple idea and an outrageous dream into a cultural phenomenon.

As a twenty-something year old waiting tables, Rob began his …

Believe Again (Monday Moment ep. 553)

March 27th, 2023

6:13

Growing up, my dream was clear. With absolute confidence, I not only knew that I’d play professional baseball, but that I’d play for my hometown St. …

300 Pounds and Running: Martinus Evans (ep. 552)

March 23rd, 2023

48:19

rowing up on the east side of Detroit next to a drug house, Martinus Evans had to fight his entire life. In his early 20s when he was faced with the choice “lose weight or die”, Martinus vowed to run a marathon (without …

Missing What Matters (Monday Moment ep. 551)

March 20th, 2023

6:38

“You missed it, Daddy.”

Over 19 years of marriage, Beth and I have moved three times. With each home, we’ve
been blessed to have a grand magnolia …

Remembering Dr. Carlos Pappalardo (ep. 550)

March 16th, 2023

22:16

"If he were a horse, I'd shoot him."

I’ll never forget the sting of hearing those words spoken about me by a physician who didn't see the hope and …

What Can You See in the Dark? (Monday Moment ep. 549)

March 13th, 2023

6:09

My friend, we all go through dark times. The good news is that your life matters, the foundation remains firm, better days are ahead and you are not alone. These aren’t platitudes, but transformational truth.

You see, …

Tara Schuster: Buy Yourself the Lilies and Glow in the Dark (ep. 548)

March 9th, 2023

56:17

After a chaotic childhood, Tara Schuster hustled to appear glamorous, successful and well-adjusted on paper by earning an Ivy League education and …

A Masterful Example of Abundant Life (Monday Moment ep. 547)

March 6th, 2023

8:04

After an uncompromisingly courageous 18-year-long battle against ALS, one of the most resilient, impactful and joyful individuals I’ve ever met died …

Never Part of the Plan with Mike Shaw (ep. 546)

March 2nd, 2023

59:13

With a love for extreme sports and adventure, Mike spent his childhood taking on any sport that would push his personal limits. After finding his …

Wasting Time (Monday Moment ep. 545)

February 27th, 2023

5:29

My friends, productivity and focus have an important place in all our lives.

But this week, and during this season of reflecting, slow down long enough to take inventory on what actually matters the most. And then be …

Build Your Village with Florence Ann Romano (ep. 544)

February 23rd, 2023

56:00

We’re all familiar with the saying “it takes a village”—meaning that for children to grow in a safe and healthy environment, they need to feel supported by an entire community.

Yet when the global lockdowns heightened …

The Beauty of a New Day (Monday Moment ep. 543)

February 20th, 2023

6:38

What is the first thing you look for in the morning?

Reaching to hit snooze on an alarm likely ranks high on your list. Perhaps followed by reaching …

Finish Strong with Olympian Derek Redmond (ep. 542)

February 16th, 2023

1:00:35

Today’s guest has arguably become the most famous Olympian to ever finish last in an Olympic race. 

At the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Derek Redmond was amongst the favorites in the 400m semi-final. As he passed the …

Unconditional Love (Monday Moment ep. 541)

February 13th, 2023

6:08

Although marketers have simplified Valentine’s Day by focusing solely on romantic love, the day could be so much more. What if it wasn’t just couples …

Say the Right Thing with David Glasgow (ep. 540)

February 9th, 2023

55:34

Have you ever unconsciously hurt someone's feelings by the words you chose? Whether managing diverse teams at work, navigating issues of inclusion at …

Find a Way to Connect in Divisive Times (Monday Moment ep. 539)

February 6th, 2023

7:18

In our society today, it seems as if every topic immediately polarizes, fragments us and quickly leads to rigidly drawn lines between two opposing …

Overcome Adversity and Face Uncertainty with Dr. Meg Jay (ep. 538)

February 2nd, 2023

53:08

Adversity is much more common than we think. And yet, so is resilience, strength and tenacity.

Dr. Meg Jay is a clinical psychologist and author of

Because I Wanted To (Monday Moment ep. 537)

January 30th, 2023

5:02

There is a significant gap between living from a place where we feel obligated to perform and living with a mindset that views service as an opportunity. I was reminded of this several years ago through the simple …

My Hockey Hero Gino Cavallini (ep. 536)

January 26th, 2023

54:54

It’s not uncommon for famous athletes to visit children in hospitals. Sometimes these visits are well publicized but many times it’s done quietly. Undoubtedly, it has a profound impact on the young patients and their …

Did You Finish Strong? (Monday Moment ep. 535)

January 23rd, 2023

5:52

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” -Confucius

Did you finish strong?

Whether we view this question through the lens of how we conclude each of our days or how we cross the …

How to Practice Accountable Leadership with Robert "Cujo" Teschner (ep. 534)

January 19th, 2023

59:38

After decades of teamwork and the highest levels of accountability as an F-15 and F-22 fighter pilot, Weapons School Instructor and Squadron …

What's Your Date? (Monday Moment ep. 533)

January 16th, 2023

6:23

What’s your date?

You know, the date when the phone rang, a friend moved, a partner walked out, the unexpected and unwanted became the new reality? …

The Fun Habit with Dr. Mike Rucker (ep. 532)

January 12th, 2023

50:12

There are numerous health and wellbeing challenges associated with isolation, cynicism, burnout, negativity, and divisiveness. And yet there is one …

Be My Eyes (Monday Moment ep. 531)

January 9th, 2023

7:39

My friends, despite the dissension technology may cause and the distraction it so often becomes, it can also be the source of profound beauty, …

Make Life Inviting with Chef Laura Calder (ep. 530)

January 5th, 2023

55:31

Laura Calder is perhaps best known for her James Beard Award-winning television series, French Food at Home.

As a passionate home cook, homemaker and hostess, Laura is an enthusiast of all things art de vivre, or the …

You're Not Too Old (Monday Moment ep. 529)

January 2nd, 2023

5:22

Stop thinking in terms of limitations and start thinking in terms of possibilities..” -Terry Josephson

Late Saturday night, many of us watched as the clock ticked toward midnight. We waved goodbye to 2022, hoped for a …

Surviving the Amazon | Yossi Ghinsberg (ep. 528)

December 29th, 2022

1:08:17

In the depths of the uncharted Amazon rainforest, Yossi Ghinsberg was tested to the extreme. After losing his three companions, and without food, fire, a weapon and bare to the bone, Yossi battled to survive for three …

I'm In Awe of Some 2022 Numbers (Monday Moment ep. 527)

December 26th, 2022

9:00

As we head toward the end of December and put a bow not only on Christmas presents, but on 2022, it’s wise to be a bit reflective about the year we’re concluding to ready us for the one we’re about to begin.

And …

The Little Couple's Dr. Jennifer Arnold (ep. 526)

December 22nd, 2022

1:05:01

Dr. Jennifer Arnold proudly holds many titles including wife, mom, neonatologist, reality television star and cancer survivor, yet at her core she’s …

Are You Ready for Christmas? (Monday Moment ep. 525)

December 19th, 2022

6:16

John O'Leary recommends a Christmas gift that all are sure to love on this Monday Moment segment.

At a packed Great Clips last week, I was reminded that sometimes it’s the seemingly insignificant conversations and …

US Men's National Soccer Team's Travis Thomas (ep. 524)

December 15th, 2022

1:02:48

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is coming to a close! Of the 80 teams that qualified for the sport's biggest event, the final two teams, Argentina and France, will face off this Sunday in Qatar with billions of viewers tuning …

What Legacy Are You Leaving? (Monday Moment ep. 523)

December 12th, 2022

5:49

“Le marchand de la mort est mort”

And with these printed words, the life of not only one man who read them profoundly changed, but so did the entire world. Let me explain what happened and why it matters to you.

Dr. Calvin Sun: Healing From the COVID Frontlines (ep. 522)

December 8th, 2022

59:29

In March 2020, as state of emergencies were issued, stay-at-home orders were mandated and the doors to schools, offices and businesses were …

Say Yes. Show Up. Come Back. Bring Friends. (Monday Moment ep. 521)

December 5th, 2022

7:33

“What was the most important thing anybody ever did for you?”

I was asked this question by a 15-year-old student at Desert Christian School in …

Domestic Violence Survivor Lovern Gordon (ep. 520)

December 1st, 2022

1:11:24

Did you know that in the United States, one in every four women, one in three teenagers and one in seven men will be abused in their lifetime?

Growing up on the Caribbean Island of Trinidad, Lovern Gordon watched her …

How to Prevent the Holiday Hangover (Monday Moment ep. 519)

November 28th, 2022

5:58

Have you ever had a hangover?

Stayed out a little too late. Had one too many drinks. Come on, we’ve all been there!

But the kind of hangover I’m …

Do You Need a New, Meaningful Thanksgiving Tradition? (ep. 518)

November 24th, 2022

11:14

I consider Thanksgiving one of my favorite family holidays. It’s certainly a wonderful time away from work, enjoying good food, viewing football, and …

What Dying Teaches Us About Living (Monday Moment ep. 517)

November 21st, 2022

5:09

Spending several decades as a hospice doctor, Dr. Ira Byock learned much about the process of death. Perhaps surprisingly, though, spending years among the dying taught him even more about living.

 

But here’s the good …

Prince's Sound Engineer, Susan Rogers (ep. 516)

November 17th, 2022

59:45

Susan Rogers is one of the most successful female record producers of all-time. Yet her journey to working with Prince during his iconic Purple Rain

What We Seek, We Find (Monday Moment ep. 515)

November 14th, 2022

8:50

Surrounded by so much divisiveness, anger and cynicism, it’s easy to be overwhelmed with despair and to focus on the negative. It’s common to lose hope in humanity and believe things have never been so bad. Yet in the …

Unexpecting: Real Talk on Pregnancy Loss with Rachel Lewis (ep. 514)

November 10th, 2022

53:10

Even though pregnancy and infant loss are common, society often shrouds them in secrecy and sometimes even shame—starving grieving women and their partners of much-needed support. Women may leave the hospital feeling …

Can We Get Back to Living? (Monday Moment ep. 513)

November 7th, 2022

8:33

With the constant pace of change, dramatic shifts societally and significant challenges we face both locally and globally, a perspective of …

Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman (ep. 512)

November 3rd, 2022

1:05:32

Duane Lee Chapman, more commonly known as Dog the Bounty Hunter, spent most of the first 23 years of his life on the wrong side of the law. It wasn’t until he was serving an 18-month prison sentence for a murder he …

Do You Only Wear Masks on Halloween? (Monday Moment ep. 511)

October 31st, 2022

4:46

I love Halloween. And I love getting dressed up for it. But for many of us, masking our true selves isn’t reserved for once a year. For many, it’s Halloween all the time.

We wear masks in seeking approval from others.

Brave Enough to Be Broken | Toni Collier (ep. 510)

October 27th, 2022

47:27

We all have moments of trauma, abuse, childhood wounds, or toxic relationships that have broken us. And yet, our past brokenness doesn’t have to stand in the way of a life of filled with hope, joy and peace.

 

In …

How to Face Challenges (Monday Moment ep. 509)

October 24th, 2022

8:16

If you needed a motto to tell the world what matters most to you, what would it say? If a single tattoo could articulate what guides your life, how …

Your Choices Change Lives | Cpl. Todd Nicely (ep. 508)

October 20th, 2022

58:13

Six months into his second deployment, Corporal Todd Nicely of the United States Marine Corps stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) during …

Whose Life Are You Impacting? (Monday Moment ep. 507)

October 17th, 2022

7:37

Over the past two months, I’ve had the honor of speaking to healthcare leaders across different disciplines, employed by different hospital systems, located in different geographic regions and serving very different …

How to Stop Bullying | Tina Meier (ep. 506)

October 13th, 2022

1:08:29

Studies show that more than one out of every five students will be bullied this year. Chances are this is happening to someone you know and care …

Fear or Love? (Monday Moment ep. 505)

October 10th, 2022

4:38

Fear and love are the two great motivators. While fear suffocates, love liberates.

With which lens do you most frequently choose to see the world?

What Death Taught Adam J.T. Robarts About Living (ep. 504)

October 6th, 2022

1:03:45

When Adam Robarts was asked by a family member what he would choose to do for a career if he were not an architect. Without hesitation he replied: A …

What Happens in Vegas... (Monday Moment ep. 503)

October 3rd, 2022

7:03

My friends, I don’t remember what hotel I stayed while in Las Vegas last week.

I don’t recall if I rented a car or took an Uber. I didn't have any interest in gaming or going out; I didn't have time for meals or shows. …

Can Money Buy Happiness? | Micheal Norton (ep. 502)

September 29th, 2022

58:26

Does money buy happiness? According to Harvard Business School professor Michael Norton, yes… if you’re spending it right.

Named by Wired Magazine as …

What Advice Would You Give to Your 20-Year-Old Self? (Monday Moment ep. 501)

September 26th, 2022

8:28

“What advice would you give yourself at age 20?”

It’s a question I’ve asked every single guest on the Live Inspired Podcast. And after 500 episodes, …

Celebrating 500 Episodes with Special Guest Interviewer Susan O'Leary

September 22nd, 2022

1:02:05

It's been five years, 11 months and four days since the Live Inspired Podcast launched and 499 episodes later, I'm in awe that the Live Inspired movement has grown to hundreds of thousands of weekly listeners from all …

What Do You See? (Monday Moment ep. 499)

September 19th, 2022

6:50

When you look at your life, what do see? When you read the headlines, what leaps off at you? While you visit with family, or work with colleagues or …

St. Louis Cardinals General Manager Mike Girsch (ep. 498)

September 15th, 2022

58:48

The race to the Major League Baseball post-season is on… and it’s heating up as teams are looking for a path to victory. 
 
The players you know are on the teams you love because of those 30 individuals sitting in the …

How to Make Sense of a Tragic Loss (Monday Moment ep. 497)

September 12th, 2022

8:59

How do you cope when things go wrong…even when we do everything right?

Today, learn about Ryan Jastrzembski, a vivacious, playful and joy-filled boy. …

Find Healing with Grief Expert Amy Florian (ep. 496)

September 8th, 2022

1:07:32

At 25 years old, Amy Florian tragically lost her husband, leaving her widowed with a seven-month-old baby. While surrounded by a multitude of others …

The Return of the Prodigal Son (Monday Moment ep. 495)

September 5th, 2022

7:01

We don't know exactly where Rembrandt is buried. We do, however, have the masterpiece he produced at the end of his life as an example of the perfect acceptance and love still possible in our lives.

Every Story Matters | Jay Fantom (ep. 494)

September 1st, 2022

46:42

Jay Fantom is a persistent and passionate speaker, award-winning filmmaker and writer who strives to be the best, most authentic, honest, loving, kind, and excellent version of himself daily.

As the host of the …

What Matters Most? (Monday Moment ep. 493)

August 29th, 2022

8:11

“If you don’t change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” -Lao Tzu

What truly matters most?

As we race through life, it’s rare we pause …

When Life Gives You Parkinson's | Larry and Rebecca Gifford (ep. 492)

August 25th, 2022

1:00:27

Between a global pandemic, changes in financial markets, or entering new seasons of life, many of us are facing more anxiety for tomorrow than ever before.

This increased anxiety is elevated for the more than 10 million …

Welcome Back! (Monday Moment ep. 491)

August 22nd, 2022

7:31

For many, the start of school ushers in a welcome shift from summer.

It means reunion with friends, the return of routine and the familiar sights, …

Uncertain? Take the Next Right Step with Jeff Henderson (ep. 490)

August 18th, 2022

47:50

Recently named by Forbes Magazine as one of twenty speakers you shouldn't miss, Jeff Henderson is an expert at taking the next right step when life …

No Ice Cream Until....(Monday Moment ep. 489)

August 15th, 2022

6:29

As schools prepare to open, it’s a great time to reflect on some highlights from summer before it fades.

For me, the list includes morning walks with …

Jenna Kutcher: How Are You, Really? (ep. 488)

August 11th, 2022

30:42

Jenna Kutcher is a born-and-raised Minnesota wife, mother, and entrepreneur who aims for two things daily: helping others wake up to life and staying in comfy pants.

Creator and host of the top-rated Goal Digger …

NASCAR Legend Kyle Petty (ep. 486)

August 4th, 2022

1:03:03

Kyle Petty was born into racing royalty. As a third-generation driver and the only son of NASCAR’s winningest driver ever Richard Petty, Kyle spent decades competing at motorsports’ highest divisions earning a …

Your Voice Matters (Monday Moment ep. 485)

August 1st, 2022

5:26

Have you ever silenced an idea, worried it would be rejected or thought it wasn’t as good?

Have you ever sidelined an opportunity to speak up because …

Set Boundaries Like a Boss | Terri Cole (ep. 484)

July 28th, 2022

56:39

Take a moment to inventory every commitment you’re making in your life. Of those commitments, what are you doing with actual generosity and what are …

Accept the Arm Extended (Monday Moment ep. 483)

July 25th, 2022

7:15

“There is no greater disability in society than the inability to see a person as more.” – R.M. Hensel

John O'Leary reminds us why accepting help is not a sign of weakness on today's Monday Moments segment.

NFL's 2x Walter Payton Man of the Year Nominee Kelvin Beachum (ep. 482)

July 21st, 2022

45:14

Kelvin Beachum is a 2-time Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee. After being drafted in the seventh round in the 2012 NFL Draft, Kelvin will start his ninth NFL season with the Arizona Cardinals next month.

While he …

Giving it All (Monday Moment ep. 481)

July 18th, 2022

4:59

When we give of our time, our talent or our treasure we feel amazing and the outcome contributes to the greater good. And yet, many times when faced with the opportunity to live generously, we hesitate to do so.

A …

Radical Generosity with Ami Campbell (ep. 480)

July 14th, 2022

48:39

Did you know that one single act of generosity ripples out to four degrees of separation?

Ami Campbell is the author of Love Let Go and champions generosity to help others rediscover their giving selves. She has led …

It's Not Always About Winning (Monday Moment ep. 479)

July 11th, 2022

5:40

St. Francis of Assisi reminds us somewhat paradoxically that it is in giving that we receive. Therefore, for more meaningful victories, our focus …

Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books with Zibby Owens (ep. 478)

July 7th, 2022

46:56

Zibby Owens is the host of Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books podcast and founder of Zibby Owens Media, a privately-held media company designed to help busy people live their best lives by connecting to books and each …

Don't Wait to Say I Love You (Monday Moment ep. 477)

July 4th, 2022

6:49

As we celebrate another 4th of July packed with mouth-watering BBQ, refreshing pools, and awe-inspiring fireworks, I can’t help but think back to one …

The Soulful Art of Persuasion | Jason Harris (ep. 476)

June 30th, 2022

42:51

We often think of the word persuasion as corrupt, shady or untrustworthy. And while it may have that connotation, Jason Harris sees it differently.

 

Jason is co-founder & CEO of award-winning creative advertising …

The Time My Dad Flew (Monday Moment ep. 475)

June 27th, 2022

6:12

My friends, while Dad spent the majority of his life working hard, being kind and making a profound difference in the lives of others, he’s spent the last several decades accepting help from others, embracing the life …

Embracing Discomfort with Michael Easter (ep. 474)

June 23rd, 2022

54:33

In many ways, we’re living more comfortable lives than ever before. We can drift through life while almost never being too hot, too old, too hungry, …

We All Struggle Sometimes (Monday Moment ep. 472)

June 20th, 2022

6:20

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The first week of May this year was a bit …

Trust Expert David Horsager (ep. 472)

June 16th, 2022

55:38

David Horsager hopes to make a dent in the global trust crisis by developing trusted leaders and organizations.

 

As the bestselling author of The Trust Edge, David is the CEO of Trust Edge Leadership Institute and …

Angels Come in Many Forms (Monday Moment ep. 471)

June 13th, 2022

4:46

The great acts of love are done by those who are habitually performing small acts of kindness.- Victor Hugo

Today, John shares how a ticket agent's small act of kindness had a tremendous impact. 

The Power of Fun with Screen/Life Balance Expert Catherine Price (ep. 470)

June 9th, 2022

47:00

Catherine Price is an award-winning science journalist, screen/life balance expert and the author of books including The Power of Fun and How to Break Up with Your Phone.

 

In our always-on, productivity-addicted …

A Loving Model of Consistent Generosity (Monday Moment ep. 469)

June 6th, 2022

5:33

“You can easily tell the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Years ago, I ran a small …

Reinvention Expert and Emmy Award-Winning Journalist Liz Brunner (ep. 468)

June 2nd, 2022

1:00:08

Today’s guest is an Emmy award-winning journalist, reinvention expert and intelligent risk-taker.

 

With a successful television career that spanned …

The Brisket Ladies (Monday Moment ep. 467)

May 30th, 2022

5:42

“In our own woundedness, we can become sources of life for others.” – Henri J.M. Nouwen

For more than a decade I’ve worked with the FOCUS Marines Foundation. This organization hosts struggling veterans for week-long …

America's Got Talent Finalist Kechi Okwuchi (ep. 466)

May 26th, 2022

1:03:49

I’m honored to share a story of not just surviving impossible odds but thriving in a world that is too often caught up with how we look on the outside rather than seeing that our true value is within.
 


When Kechi …

More Than Words (Monday Moment ep. 465)

May 23rd, 2022

7:57

“Just because I am happy and loved, doesn’t mean everyone else is. I know someone might be walking behind me who doesn’t feel happy and doesn’t feel loved. Maybe I can help them.” – Evan Ernst

 

While we’re thrilled our …

Adaptive Motocross Racer + Para-Snowboarder Kiana Clay (ep. 464)

May 19th, 2022

49:43

Kiana Clay is the first adaptive female motocross racer, top-ranked para-snowboarder and 2026 Paralympic hopeful.

 

At 12 years old, Kiana suffered a …

The Importance of Being Understood (Monday Moments ep. 463)

May 16th, 2022

7:54

Being heard is so close to being loved that they are almost indistinguishable. – David Augsburger

 

Today, we celebrate Augie Nieto and his quest to cure ALS.

 

Learn more about the Live Inspired Podcast at …

Change the World in the Blink of an Eye with Maggie Doyne (ep. 462)

May 12th, 2022

47:54

Maggie Doyne's mission is to create a world where children are safe, educated and loved.

 

At age nineteen, Maggie used $5,000 of her babysitting money to co-found BlinkNow Foundation which helped to build the Kopila …

Have You Heard About...? (Monday Moments ep. 461)

May 9th, 2022

6:07

John O'Leary recognizes the mothers shepherding their children through tragedy.

 

Learn more about the Live Inspired Podcast at JohnOLearyInspires.com.

How Unwavering Commitment Leads to an Impactful Life | Steve White (ep. 460)

May 5th, 2022

1:02:54

With Mother’s Day upon us, today’s guest is a marvelous example of what’s possible with the love from a powerful mom.

As one of four boys raised by a …

Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week (Monday Moments ep. 459)

May 2nd, 2022

8:18

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, and in honor of those heroes AND in celebration of the 2nd anniversary of IN AWE, I wanted to share one of my …

Stephen M. R. Covey | Power of Trust (ep. 458)

April 28th, 2022

1:05:41

Stephen M. R. Covey is an expert on trust, leadership and culture.


As former CEO of Covey Leadership Center, Stephen personally led the strategy …

Do You Have a Reservation? (Monday Moments ep. 457)

April 25th, 2022

4:59

So often we recognize a need in a family, a struggle in a friend, or a challenge in our community and wonder what we can even do to help.

While it’s easy to assume there is little we can do, be reminded of the power in …

Own Your Past, Change You Future | Dr. John Delony (ep. 456)

April 21st, 2022

58:46

Mental health challenges and broken relationships are a part of life, yet they don’t have to define us.

Dr. John Delony is a mental health expert, bestselling author of Redefining Anxiety and host of The Dr. John Delony …

Let the Party Begin! (Monday Moment ep. 455)

April 18th, 2022

5:59

What would you do if you knew today was your last? As a nine-year-old, this wasn’t just a hypothetical question to consider, but a reality I faced …

Kevin Eubanks of The Tonight Show Band (ep. 454)

April 14th, 2022

47:34

To celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month, I’m honored to welcome Kevin Eubanks, one of the most accomplished jazz musicians of his or any generation.

 

Celebrating Denny O'Leary on World Parkinson’s Awareness Day (ep. 453)

April 11th, 2022

7:17

For three decades, Parkinson’s disease has robbed my dad of his ability to work, type, write, drive, walk and speak... and yet every day he chooses gratitude.

 

Today, on World Parkinson’s Awareness Day and in honor of …

The New Yorker Cartoonist David Sipress (ep. 452)

April 7th, 2022

51:40

David Sipress is an iconic cartoonist for The New Yorker. Since 1998, he’s published nearly 700 cartoons largely based on perceptions of shared human experience, rooted in his life-long love of history.

 

With humor, …

The Most Powerful 5-Word Lessons (ep. 451)

April 4th, 2022

10:51

Join me as I share the most powerful five-word lessons I've learned after more than 400 episodes of the Live Inspired Podcast.

 

To get links to each …

Jackie Joyner-Kersee: 6x Olympic Medalist + Philanthropist (ep. 450)

March 31st, 2022

51:34

Six-time Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee is regarded by many as the greatest female athlete of all time. After retiring, Jackie chose to return to her impoverished hometown with a greater purpose: empower youth in …

How Do You Respond When Tragedy Strikes? (Monday Moment ep. 449)

March 28th, 2022

6:50

How do you respond when tragedy strikes?

 

As we face storms in life, we have a choice. We can choose anger, yell about it, and remain negative about what happened and all we’ve lost.

 

Or we can choose to accept it, …

How Language Shapes the Way We Think | Lera Boroditsky ep. 448

March 24th, 2022

53:04

There are about 7,000 languages in the world, all with different vocabularies, sounds, and alphabets—but how do these structural differences …

Change the World this World Down Syndrome Day (Monday Moment ep. 447)

March 21st, 2022

8:03

To celebrate World Down Syndrome Day today I wanted to share a story of a family who received a diagnosis they didn’t desire…and ultimately a gift …

Light in the Midst of Darkness | Michelle Hord (ep. 446)

March 17th, 2022

1:13:03

Michelle Hord is no stranger to tragedy. She started her professional career as a producer on America's Most Wanted, where she came face to face with the unthinkable on a daily basis.

 

But when her own beloved …

Embrace One Number (Monday Moment ep. 445)

March 14th, 2022

9:56

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." -William James

 

As we race through this day, and read about tragedies overseas, challenges in …

Chicken Soup for the Soul's Mark Victor Hansen (ep. 444)

March 9th, 2022

39:53

Mark Victor Hansen co-founded Chicken Soup for the Soul in hopes of sharing motivational stories with people all over the world. But it wasn’t always …

Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska's Example of Bravery + Devotion (ep. 443)

March 7th, 2022

6:04

In a world filled with many individuals concerned primarily with taking care of themselves, the courage of the Ukrainian people to fight for their home, their neighbors and their freedom has been humbling and inspiring …

Have Tough Conversations with Celeste Headlee (ep. 442)

March 3rd, 2022

59:25

Celeste Headlee is an award-winning journalist who has appeared on PBS, the BBC and NPR’s Tell Me MoreTalk of the Nation, and All Things Considered. With over 25 years of on-air radio experience, Celeste has a unique …

How to Live Forever Young (Monday Moment ep. 441)

February 28th, 2022

6:10

"I’ve discovered that a person begins aging only when they stop learning and stop loving."

For nearly a century, Pat Hyndman showed us how we could …

Put Yourself First + Take Control with Laurie Ruettimann (ep. 440)

February 24th, 2022

54:15

Top career adviser Laurie Ruettimann has spent more than 20 years advocating for better employment experiences to increase retention rates and improve job satisfaction.

 

After a season as a young professional, Laurie …

The Power of Showing Up (Monday Moment ep. 439)

February 21st, 2022

6:52

My sweet Mom passed out in the shower last Friday evening. After fainting, she fell backwards, landed hard on the floor, and broke her wrist. As it …

Make New Friends with Dr. Marisa Franco (ep. 438)

February 17th, 2022

51:08

Did you know...

  • Two-thirds of Americans report feeling lonely, and that's even before the pandemic.
  • The average American hasn’t made a new friend in …

What Can We Gain From Unconditional Love?

February 14th, 2022

5:30

What can we gain in living from a place of unconditional love?

On this Valentine’s Day, whether you are going on a hot date with your special someone, heading out with dear friends, or longingly waiting for the phone to …

Jamaican Bobsledder Devon Harris (ep. 436)

February 10th, 2022

1:10:25

Three-time Olympian Devon Harris has achieved his greatness. Starting as a barefoot boy trying to win a track race, Devon became a member of …

Should We Keep Going? (Monday Moment ep. 435)

February 7th, 2022

7:18

After our region was dumped with as much as a foot of ice and snow, I was surprised when a client moved forward with a live, in-person event last …

Modern Love with Daniel Jones (ep. 434)

February 3rd, 2022

52:19

For 18 years, Daniel Jones' mission has been to publish honest personal essays about contemporary relationships in his popular New York Times column 

Are You Fighting a War Already Lost? (Monday Moment ep. 433)

January 31st, 2022

5:45

When we’ve experienced the sharp disappointment of being let down by others, when is the right time to accept what happened, embrace what is and move …

Stroke of Insight with Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor (ep. 432)

January 27th, 2022

1:02:58

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a Harvard-trained and published neuroanatomist and author of the New York Times bestselling book My Stroke of Insight

As …

Do You Have Ugly Feet? (Monday Moment ep. 431)

January 24th, 2022

5:38
What if the very thing we worry about making us somehow unattractive or unworthy is in reality the very thing that makes us most beautiful and …

Do More Good with Bill McKendry (ep. 430)

January 20th, 2022

50:55

Growing up with parents who were deaf, Bill McKendry has a unique perspective on communication and the power it holds.  In fact, it's what ignited …

35th Anniversary of the Fire (Monday Moment ep. 429)

January 17th, 2022

5:38

"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." - Maya Angelou

Birthdays, …

Courage to Grieve with Mattie Jackson Selecman (ep. 428)

January 13th, 2022

57:56

Mattie Jackson Selecman dreamt of being an author, yet she never expected her first book Lemons On Friday would be about the tragic + unexpected loss …

"John, Do you Want to Die?" (Monday Moment ep. 427)

January 10th, 2022

7:17

When I was just nine-years-old laying on what was expected to be my deathbed after a house fire, my mother guided me with a question that changed the …

On a Wing and a Prayer (Kushal Choksi ep. 426)

January 6th, 2022

55:22

After narrowly escaping the devastation of 9/11, Kushal Choksi recognized he had been so consumed in pursuing the “American dream” that he had forgotten to pursue his own.

From being a Wall Street trader immersed in the …

When the Valet Lost my Car (Monday Moment ep. 425)

January 3rd, 2022

6:39

"Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out." - John Wooden

 

Life will happen, challenges will mount, headwind will …

Top 10 Episodes of 2021 (ep. 424)

December 30th, 2021

38:27

In 2021, we’ve encountered challenges, experienced cheerfulness and witnessed change, together.

As we celebrate over four million downloads, I’m …

Did You Win? (Monday Moment ep. 423)

December 27th, 2021

6:39

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller

What can a basketball team in southwest Texas teach us about real victory? It turns out real victory isn’t merely about what we can do for …

What Would You Save? ep. 422

December 23rd, 2021

42:21

"To be content with little is hard; to be content with much, impossible." - Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

In the midst of this holiday season, what …

Do Not Be Afraid (Monday Moment ep. 421)

December 20th, 2021

4:13

"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when [adults] are afraid of the light." - Plato

Many people …

The Singing Irish Priest Fr. Ray Kelly (ep. 420)

December 16th, 2021

48:41

Fr. Ray Kelly, affectionally known as the singing Irish priest from Britain's Got Talent, became a worldwide sensation. The video of him singing a touching rendition of "Hallelujah" went viral with more than 80 million …

You Gotta Figure it Out (Monday Moment ep. 419)

December 13th, 2021

5:30

In what aspect of your life do you “gotta figure that out?”

Today, choose to stop blaming others for perceived slights or injustices, and begin …

What if the Best Thing Hasn't Happened Yet? (ep. 418)

December 8th, 2021

1:05:31

What if the best thing that's going to happen in your life hasn't happened yet? 

Antonio Neves, author of the bestselling book Stop Living on Autopilot, is an award-winning journalist and success coach known for asking …

How to Live Well (Monday Moment ep. 417)

December 6th, 2021

6:05

Sometimes individuals with whom we think we have the least in common become our greatest teachers and dearest friends.

Join me as I share Rudyard Kipling’s poem "If" and what it can teach us about facing adversity.

Soul-Stirring Wisdom for Modern Times (Kute Blackson ep. 416)

December 2nd, 2021

59:30

As a transformational teacher, Kute Blackson's mission is simple: To awaken and inspire people across the planet to access inner freedom, live …

What are you "joyfully awaiting"? (Monday Moment ep. 415)

November 29th, 2021

6:46

Anticipation of pleasure is a pleasure in itself.” - Sylvia Townsend Warner

Entering into this advent season we look forward to the joy of the …

Three Tips to Unify this Thanksgiving (ep. 414)

November 25th, 2021

17:08

“History teaches us that unity is strength, and cautions us to submerge and overcome our differences in the quest for common goals.” -Haile Selassie

While the tradition of Thanksgiving began around 1621, it wasn't …

How Shall We Live? (Monday Moment ep. 413)

November 22nd, 2021

7:07

Death is the destiny of everyone, and the living must take this to heart. - Ecclesiastes

Today, join me in celebrating those we've lost by living passionately alive.

Knowing that tomorrow is not promised, let’s …

Beauty in Brokenness with Bonnie Gray (ep. 412)

November 18th, 2021

1:03:10

We all have stories, and yet frequently, they're not the ones we share with the world. After being burned on 100% of my body, spending five and a half months in the hospital and losing my fingers to amputation, my dream …

What Should We Do with Our Gifts? (Monday Moment ep. 411)

November 15th, 2021

7:50

“The wise do not lay up their own treasures. The more they give to others, the more they have for themselves.” — Lao Tzu

My friends, what should we …

A Veteran's Story of Courage, Combat + Recovery (ep. 410)

November 11th, 2021

58:50

One of my favorite groups to partner with each year is FOCUS Marines Foundation. FOCUS does an amazing job providing coping skills, relationship guidance, goal creation and career advancement to wounded veterans …

Five Phrases to Avoid Using (Monday Moment ep. 409)

November 8th, 2021

6:44

“Out of difference can come the reinforcement of two important values. One is tolerance and the other is awareness that people who disagree over the …

Happiness Expert Shawn Achor (ep. 408)

November 4th, 2021

38:47

Acclaimed happiness expert Shawn Achor reminds us that it’s in the darkest times that we need optimism, gratitude and social connection the most.

After 12 years of earning dozens of distinguished teaching awards at …

What Does James Bond Teach Us About Living? (Monday Moment ep. 407)

November 1st, 2021

4:25

After finishing dinner last Sunday, the boys asked if we could all see a movie. They knew their grandpa wanted to see the new James Bond movie and …

Finding Joy in Your Authentic Self with Amanda Gore (ep. 406)

October 28th, 2021

42:57

Amanda Gore is a global teacher of joy and one of only four Australians inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame.

As one of the most admired speakers, Amanda's action-packed presentations are rooted in science-based …

A Loving, Open-Minded Conversation (Monday Moment ep. 405)

October 25th, 2021

4:50

“Conversation means being able to disagree and still continue the discussion."  ― Dwight MacDonald

Is it possible that rather than avoiding discussions around faith and spirituality, we might actually benefit from …

Lauren Daigle: 2x Grammy-Winning Singer-Songwriter (ep. 404)

October 21st, 2021

1:12:13

Lauren Daigle is the fastest-selling new artist in the Contemporary Christian genre of the last decade. Critically acclaimed for her unique, soulful …

The Difference between “I Have To” and “I Want To” (Monday Moment ep. 403)

October 18th, 2021

4:45

“We do not have to love. We choose to love.” 
― M. Scott Peck

There is a significant gap between living from a place where we feel obligated to perform and living with a mindset that views service as an opportunity. …

How to Take Charge During Adverse Times (Lt. Col. Waldo Waldman ep. 402)

October 13th, 2021

49:21

Lt. Col. (ret.) Waldo Waldman is a Hall of Fame leadership speaker and New York Times bestselling author of Never Fly Solo. After overcoming his …

Embrace the Unknown (Monday Moment ep. 401)

October 11th, 2021

5:45

“Forecasting is very difficult, especially when it involves the future.” - Yogi Berra

Research shows that 94% of news stories are negative. …

Career Expert Ken Coleman: Find a Job of Purpose (ep. 400)

October 7th, 2021

1:02:42

According to a recent Monster.com survey, 95% of workers are thinking about quitting their jobs. Coined as "the Great Resignation", millions of …

4 Traits Joy-Filled People Have in Common (Monday Moment ep. 399)

October 4th, 2021

5:30

The key to real happiness, true contentment, and a continual state of joy has nothing to do with getting more.

It’s the moment-by-moment choice to be …

Max Lucado: Courage for Today and Hope for Tomorrow (ep. 398)

September 30th, 2021

50:45

Max Lucado is a pastor, speaker, and New York Times bestselling author. He’s captivated the hearts of millions with his poetic storytelling and homespun humor.

Join us as Max shares a timely message of hope and …

What Makes Us Human (Monday Moment ep. 397)

September 27th, 2021

8:31

When fires ignite, cancers attack, or tragedies strike, we lean into our community for support, prayers and love. But often when the invisible …

Lead a Team of Any Size (Mike Kai ep. 396)

September 23rd, 2021

39:35

Mike Kai is a pastor, leadership expert and host of the Pound for Pound Leader podcast. From humble + challenging beginnings, Mike learned firsthand …

The Real Gift is Found in the Ordinary (Monday Moment ep. 395)

September 20th, 2021

5:48

Thebest and most meaningful aspects of our lives are discovered in the seemingly ordinary experiences, tender moments of grace, and ordinary human …

Prioritize Things That Matter with Christy Wright (ep. 394)

September 16th, 2021

57:41

Ever feel over-scheduled, over-committed and over-tired in today's world? That we do so much, yet somehow, feel we're not doing enough?

Christy …

Irreplaceable (Monday Moment ep. 393)

September 13th, 2021

7:32

The most important aspect of any work is seeing how it serves the larger community.

Join me as I share about a cherished, irreplaceable colleague and …

Bob Costas - Legendary Broadcaster (ep. 392)

September 9th, 2021

1:12:58

Bob Costas has earned 29 Emmy awards - more than any other sports broadcaster. He is also the only person to have won in news, sports and entertainment. So, what do Bob and I have in common? Bob was mentored by my dear …

The 5 Gifts of Silence (Monday Moment ep. 391)

September 6th, 2021

9:54

Recently, I was nearing the end of hectic week of speaking events and it was obvious I was getting sick with a sinus infection.

What began as a raspy voice when I started the speech turned into a whisper by the end of …

Alison Levine: History-Making Polar Explorer + Mountaineer (ep. 390)

September 2nd, 2021

1:09:00

Alison Levine knows what it’s like to survive in the world’s toughest environments. She served as team captain of the first American Women's Everest Expedition, scaled the "Seven Summits," and skied to the North and …

Can One Person Make a Difference? (Monday Moment ep. 389)

August 30th, 2021

9:21

After yet another catastrophe devastating our neighbors in Haiti, I wanted to share with you the amazing work being done by an organization striving to make a difference there.

Today, I share a story was shared with me …

Many Hands for Haiti Founder Tim Brand (ep. 388)

August 26th, 2021

50:18

Headlines often leave us feeling overwhelmed and like we can’t make a positive impact. Today's guest reminds us that we can absolutely make a …

You Don't Need to Be a Kid to Have Fun (Monday Moments ep. 387)

August 23rd, 2021

3:43

“When he worked, he really worked. But when he played, he really, really PLAYED!”― Dr. Seuss

My friends, doesn’t it seem children have more fun than …

Innocence Pioneer Jim McCloskey (ep. 386)

August 18th, 2021

48:53

Jim McCloskey founded Centurion Ministries, the first organization devoted to exonerating wrongfully convicted prisoners serving life sentences or …

Thank You, Mrs. Collins (Monday Moment ep. 385)

August 16th, 2021

5:46

As the school year begins, I wanted to take a moment to celebrate a teacher taught me invaluable lessons on school and life.

Mrs. Cathy …

Discover Joy in the Ordinary with Ingrid Fetell Lee (ep. 384)

August 12th, 2021

51:11

Design expert Ingrid Fetell Lee has spent over a decade researching the relationship between happiness + our surroundings. She's worked with iconic …

Joys of Lifelong Learning with Tom Vanderbilt (ep. 382)

August 5th, 2021

43:36

Tom Vanderbilt, New York Times bestselling author of Traffic, is known for writing about the mundane to the obscure, shedding light on surprising patterns of human behavior.

Through his extensive research + first-hand …

12x Olympic Medalist: Swimmer Dara Torres (ep. 380)

July 29th, 2021

39:41
Dara Torres made  history as the first American swimmer to compete in five Olympic Games and again as the oldest swimmer to win an …

Influence Change for Good Today (Monday Moments ep. 379)

July 26th, 2021

6:12

Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far reaching effects that change the world. - Dalai Lama

You won’t believe the impact the sweet, simple gift …

Starbucks' Howard Behar on Leading with Purpose (ep. 378)

July 22nd, 2021

1:01:49

Howard Behar, retired president of Starbucks, joined the company when they had 28 stores and grew that number to over 15,000 during his tenure. A …

How to Heal a Fractured Nation with Apolitical Unification Expert Peter Montoya (ep. 376)

July 15th, 2021

54:09

From shaming and shunning to mocking and ridiculing, it’s stunning how many relationships have been damaged amongst people with opposing political …

The Meaning Behind My Mom's License Plate (Monday Moments ep. 375)

July 12th, 2021

7:44

In the midst of managing the complexities of life, what we often need most is a reminder that there is reason for hope.

Today, John shares a much-needed reminder from someone who may have needed it even more than him.

How Purpose Helped Captain Plumb Survive as a POW (ep. 374)

July 8th, 2021

26:15

Former Navy fighter pilot Captain Charlie Plumb is a testament to the strength of the human spirit.

Scheduled to be his 75th and final mission in …

Mel Robbins + How Her 5-Second Rule Can Change Your Life (ep. 372)

July 1st, 2021

28:54

According to Kaiser Family Foundation, about 40% of Americans have reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic, …

Memories in Maui (Monday Moments ep. 371)

June 28th, 2021

4:58

As vacation season is upon us, it might be worth considering what a truly perfect one looks like.

While the places we go and the people we meet …

Todd Tilghman from NBC’s The Voice (ep. 370)

June 24th, 2021

49:12

Despite no music or vocal training, Todd Tilghman made it through NBC’s The Voice blind audition (with all four celebrity judges vying to coach him!) …

One Thing Needed to Overcome Adversity (Monday Moments ep. 369)

June 21st, 2021

6:57

"Love is the fuel that overcomes the fear of penalty; moves the obligation of duty into opportunity to serve; is energizing and never ends." – Edie Varley   Love allows us to rise above our challenges – and it empowers …

Transform Pain to Peace with Rosie Rivera (ep. 368)

June 17th, 2021

1:00:25

Rosie Rivera is one of the most influential and inspirational Latinas in the world.

As the bestselling author of God is Your Defender, an international speaker and co-host of marriage podcast The Power of Us, Rosie …

Who Are You Listening To? (Monday Moments ep. 367)

June 14th, 2021

4:33

Constant exposure to the often negative 24-hour news cycle can adversely influence our mental health and overall well-being. Today, I share an excerpt for my instant bestselling book IN AWE to ignite our wonder for life …

Apollo 13's Captain Jim Lovell on Staying Mentally Strong (ep. 366)

June 10th, 2021

24:22

Captain Jim Lovell has travelled further into space than any other person and is one of only three to travel to the moon twice. Possibly even more profound, he has witnessed more than 260 sunrises from space

Count Your Days: A Simple Tool to Live Better (Monday Moments ep. 365)

June 7th, 2021

5:17

“The very thing you take for granted, others are praying for.” – Marlan Rico Lee

Few of us ponder honestly the profound fragility and beauty of life at any age. Today I share an experience from my time as a hospital …

Hope Will Not Be Canceled (ep. 364)

June 3rd, 2021

37:59

Struggle. Financial setbacks. Loneliness. Constant stress. Uncertainty. 

These are some of the words audience members recently  shared when I asked them to describe the last 14 months.

That is exactly why today's …

Finding Joy after a Shooting Left Him Blind (ep. 362)

May 27th, 2021

1:11:49

Thirty years ago, Bill Johnson was walking to an Atlanta subway station with two colleagues when his world went dark. A bullet entered one temple and …

Unlearn with Scott Stratten (ep. 360)

May 20th, 2021

1:18:19

Scott Stratten is president of UnMarketing and was named “Top Five Social Media Influencers in the World” by Forbes.com.

Co-author of six bestselling books with his business partner and wife Alison, Scott helps …

How Can You Support Caregivers? (Monday Moment ep. 359)

May 17th, 2021

7:10

Commitment is an act, not a word. - Jean-Paul Sartre

Last week I saw first-hand the selflessness and commitment of caregiving from two shining …

NBC's Richard Lui on Caregiving for Father with Alzheimer's (ep. 358)

May 13th, 2021

57:14

According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, 54 million Americans give care for an ill or disabled family member. Five years ago, NBC News journalist Richard Lui found himself in this group as his father was …

Are You a Ruckus-Maker? (Monday Moment ep. 357)

May 10th, 2021

5:21

Did you hear last week's Live Inspired Podcast with Seth Godin?

When I asked one of the greatest marketers, thought leaders and influencers of our time how he wants to be remembered he said: "Someone who made a ruckus. …

Seth Godin: 20x Bestselling Author + Marketer Extraordinarie (ep. 356)

May 6th, 2021

57:02

Seth Godin is one of the world’s most renowned marketing experts, 20-time bestselling author, distinguished speaker and writer of one of the most …

Approval Ratings and My Negative Amazon Review (Monday Moments ep. 355)

May 3rd, 2021

7:47

The approval ratings in which we view our photos, actions, thoughts and lives is a broken system.

A week ago a friend sent me a hilariously negative review he found on Amazon regarding my book On Fire.

We spend …

Growing Up with John: His Sister's POV (Susan O'Leary Ciapciak ep. 354)

April 29th, 2021

39:12

Celebrating National Siblings Month, my sister Susan O'Leary Ciapciak joined me via livestream for this special episode. We discuss her life-saving …

Practical Tips to Conquer Overwork (Megan Hyatt Miller ep. 352)

April 22nd, 2021

1:00:39

Studies show that Americans work longer hours and have more stress-related illnesses than their European and Japanese counterparts. 

Bucking this statistic Megan Hyatt Miller is chief executive officer at Michael Hyatt …

Yard Signs Encourage in Wake of Suicide (Monday Moment ep. 351)

April 19th, 2021

6:52

Amy Wolff did everything wrong... and yet it worked.

With more than 1,000,000 "tokens of encouragement" displayed across the United States and in …

You Matter: A Global Movement of Hope (Amy Wolff ep. 350)

April 15th, 2021

1:00:25

Don't give up. You are worthy of love. Your mistakes don't define you.

These simple phrases launched a global movement. Overwhelmed by the staggering …

My 2021 One Sentence Commencement Speech (Monday Moment ep. 249)

April 12th, 2021

7:51

As winter surrenders to spring and the number of those vaccinated soar, our office has been receiving far more requests for both live and virtual presentations including several as their commencement speaker.

With less …

Steve Pemberton: From Orphan to Beacon of Hope (ep. 348)

April 8th, 2021

1:03:03

Research suggests that our experiences in childhood will have a profound impact on the overall wellbeing + trajectory of our life.

Never acknowledged …

It's Easy to be Busy (ep. 347)

April 5th, 2021

7:43

It’s easy to not respond... to remain passive, indifferent, busy.
 
But as I was reminded last week, the most effective, transformational and life-giving leaders are the ones who respond and pay attention. They are the …

Rwanda Genocide Survivor Jeanne Celestine Lakin (ep. 346)

April 1st, 2021

1:11:14

In April 1994, nine-year-old Jeanne Celestine Lakin's parents and nearly all of her adult relatives were some of the one million people killed during …

The Look in Your Eyes (ep. 345)

March 29th, 2021

7:19

As a child, I never understood why Jack Buck was so generous. Even after his death, I couldn’t comprehend why he did so much, so selflessly for some …

Move Forward with Grief: Nora McInerny of 'Terrible, Thanks for Asking' Podcast (ep. 344)

March 25th, 2021

56:41

In the span of a few weeks, Nora McInerny experienced three unimaginable losses: a miscarriage, the death of her father and the death of her husband.

The Live Inspired Together Manifesto (ep. 343)

March 22nd, 2021

8:23

“During a period of personal heartache, professional adversity and societal upheaval, I’ve been encouraged by the words you speak, stories you share and impact your organization is part of. Thank you.” - Mark W., Live …

MasterChef Winner Christine Ha (ep. 342)

March 18th, 2021

52:49

Can you imagine losing your ability to see? At 20 years old, this became Christine Ha’s reality. Instead of losing faith or focusing on what she had …

What Matters Most? (ep. 341)

March 15th, 2021

5:40

“We get so wrapped up in numbers in our society. The most important thing is that we are able to be one-to-one, you and I with each other at the moment. If we can be present to the moment with the person that we happen …

ABC News Anchor Paula Faris Finds Purpose (ep. 340)

March 11th, 2021

1:01:35

Paula Faris spent two decades ascending to two of the most coveted jobs in broadcast journalism: co-anchor on Good Morning America + co-host on The …

How I Learned to Shake Hands After Losing My Fingers to Amputation (ep. 339)

March 8th, 2021

9:32

We live in a marketplace that feels so isolated, stressed and divided.

At age 10 a painful experience revealed how broken, disabled, and imperfect I …

Netflix Co-Founder Marc Randolph's Unconventional Idea of Success (ep. 338)

March 4th, 2021

1:00:24

As co-founder and founding CEO of Netflix, Marc Randolph laid much of the groundwork for the streaming service that’s grown to 150 million …

The Audacity to Give (Monday Moment ep. 337)

March 1st, 2021

7:23

After delivering more than 2,000 speeches and speaking live to several million people, I have been honored to not only hear amazing stories from audience members, but on occasion to receive gifts from them.

Today, I …

Ben Nemtin of MTV's 'The Buried Life': What Do You Want to Do Before You Die? (ep. 336)

February 25th, 2021

56:42

In 2006, Ben Nemtin and three childhood friends started The Buried Life: a list of 100 things to do before you die. For every item on the list they accomplished, they helped a stranger cross something off their bucket …

What is your Biggest Dream? (Monday Moment ep. 335)

February 22nd, 2021

7:57

"The dreams we chase, the goals we set, and the prayers we request say much about the lives we lead."

Today I share the story of two incredible parents who when faced with the unimaginable, chose to offer up their pain …

"Hottest Comic in America" Sebastian Maniscalco (ep. 334)

February 18th, 2021

56:26

New York Times calls Sebastian Maniscalco “the hottest comic in America".

With sold-out comedy shows, hit television specials and interviews on all …

The Power of Doing Life Together (Monday Moment ep. 333)

February 15th, 2021

9:43

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

 

Jimmy Choi is an accomplished marathon runner, triathlete and participant on American Ninja Warrior. Remarkably, he’s done all of this after his …

American Ninja Warrior + Parkinson’s Advocate Jimmy Choi (ep. 332)

February 11th, 2021

1:00:59

Recently a video of Jimmy Choi went viral on video-sharing social network TikTok in which he was having a hard time opening his pill bottle because of his early-onset Parkinson’s.

The TikTok community rallied around …

What I Told the US Men’s National Soccer Team (Monday Moment ep. 331)

February 8th, 2021

6:38

Last week I was invited to speak for the United States Men’s National Soccer team and answer the question: How do you achieve something as a team far …

Raising Children to Advocate, Influence + Lead (Dr. Tim Jordan ep. 330)

February 4th, 2021

1:03:53

Depression, anxiety and other mental health issues have skyrocketed among kids, teens and young adults; and this is long before pandemic-related …

Want to Live a Richer Life? (Monday Moment ep. 329)

February 1st, 2021

4:53

Life, like the weather, is hard to predict.

In a marketplace addicted to the 24/7 connectivity through cable news or social media feeds, consider …

Finding Strength while Grieving (Jonathan Pitts ep. 328)

January 28th, 2021

41:31

How can you boldly walk forward from unfathomablchallenging circumstances? Jonathan Pitts, pastor, author and father of four joins us to share how …

What's the Difference Between Sympathy and Empathy (ep. 327)

January 25th, 2021

7:15
“Sympathy is easy because it comes from a position of power. Empathy is getting down on your knees and looking someone else in the eye, and realizing …

How To Make 2021 Your Best Year Yet (ep. 326)

January 21st, 2021

47:21

Are you hoping to be rich in significance + success in 2021? Who isn't, right? My friend, this episode is for you.

Over three years ago I started my membership community, Live Inspired IN STUDIO -  community of …

3 Ways to Unite (Monday Moment ep. 325)

January 18th, 2021

6:55

Empathy doesn’t excuse poor behavior. Rather, it seeks to understand it and strives to redeem it.

Today, as we continue to navigate a global pandemic, face challenges professionally + personally, I encourage you to draw …

Love is Key (Matt Miller ep. 324)

January 14th, 2021

48:57

Matt Miller is a proven + award-winning leader who focuses on building positive relationships that lead to impactful + measurable change. His motto …

Words Create Worlds (Monday Moments ep. 323)

January 11th, 2021

9:56

The words we speak, and those we hear, influence and directly shape the world in which we live. Words are powerful and last week in our nation’s …

Medical Miracle: Doug Lindsay Invented the Surgery that Saved His Life (ep. 322)

January 7th, 2021

1:01:09

How do you respond when something is seemingly impossible? Especially when it's life or death?

At 21 years old, Doug Lindsay developed a rapid heart …

Move Boldly in 2021 (Monday Moment ep. 321)

January 4th, 2021

10:16

“Push away from the spot where you’re stuck to move toward a new destination, perspective.”

It is my hope for you to embrace all the hope and joy that are possible in your new year. Please allow this excerpt from my #1 …

Enneagram Expert Ian Morgan Cron (ep. 320)

December 31st, 2020

1:06:23

"The Enneagram is a tool that awakens our compassion for people just as they are, not the people we wish they would become so our lives would become …

What's Your One Word? (Monday Moment ep. 319)

December 28th, 2020

6:48

The grass is always greener… on the side you water.

As we pivot away from 2020, what one word will describe your year to come?

***

Learn how to rediscover your childlike sense of wonder to unleash inspiration, meaning …

Jarrett J. Krosoczka: Bestselling Children's Author/Illustrator (ep. 318)

December 24th, 2020

1:00:50

At a time that many of us feel there is less to celebrate than usual, today’s guest reminds us that despite the challenges there is so much good! Even better, he shares tips so you can see it for yourself.


Jarrett J. …

Is That All? (Monday Moment ep. 317)

December 21st, 2020

5:58
“To be content with little is difficult; to be content with much, impossible.”  ― Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach   "Is that all?"

It’s an innocent …

Jeremy + Adrienne Camp Find Strength Amidst Heartbreak (ep. 316)

December 17th, 2020

48:18

Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Jeremy Camp is one of the most successful artists in Christian music with forty #1 radio hits. Today, he is joined …

What's Your Wish? (Monday Moments ep. 315)

December 14th, 2020

6:32

“It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.” – Dalai Lama

This time of year, we frequently ask children, "what are you wishing for?"

But what …

Mission to End Online Child Sexual Abuse (Julie Cordua ep. 314)

December 10th, 2020

55:58

In 2019, there were 69 million files of child sexual abuse material reported to the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children.

As CEO of …

Achieving Success With the End in Mind (Monday Moment ep. 313)

December 7th, 2020

4:27

“Live every day as if it were your last because someday you're going to be right.” - Muhammad Ali

This ‘trivial exercise’ might be the push you need to start living your values and your best life.

Assuming a lifespan of …

Surviving Two Plane Crashes: How Austin Hatch is Thriving Through Tragedy (ep. 312)

December 3rd, 2020

46:06

The odds of surviving a plane crash resulting in one or more fatalities is one in 3.4 million. Today's guest survived two, the odds of which …

How long should I stay mad? (Monday Moments ep. 311)

November 30th, 2020

5:16

“Being resentful is like taking poison…. and waiting for the other person to die.”  – Nelson Mandela

My friends, how long should you stay mad?

I must …

How to Release Holiday Stress + Winter Blues (ep. 310)

November 26th, 2020

28:00

Every Thursday for the last five weeks we’ve shared interviews full of tips + inspiring conversations as part of our Electing Gratitude series. This …

Let's Rejoice Our Gifts (Monday Moments ep. 309)

November 23rd, 2020

11:28

As this week ushers us toward my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I wanted to say to try to help reduce the …

Zero Victim Mindset (Pastor James Ward ep. 308)

November 18th, 2020

1:04:10

"Are you angry with the police?”
 
Just days after Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back, Pastor James Ward, the pastor of Blake’s mother, was …

What if the vaccine doesn’t work? (ep. 307)

November 16th, 2020

10:38

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our Live Inspired Podcast Monday Motivation segment.

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in …

Does Technology Own You? (Tiffany Shlain ep. 306)

November 12th, 2020

44:08

Does having the world at your fingertips 24/7 ever feel overwhelming?

Do you ever find yourself mindlessly scrolling through social media, only to …

Step Up (Monday Moments ep. 305)

November 10th, 2020

4:41

Last week, my wife Beth + I witnessed a microcosm of what happens every day in this country and around the world.

People, living their lives the very best they can. Struggling. Dreaming. Striving. Hoping to provide for …

Election Reflection: Facing Uncertainty Together (ep. 304)

November 5th, 2020

45:09

Earlier this week, we officially cast votes in local + national elections. Regardless of our personal politics or if our candidates won the results …

What Burn Camp Taught Me About Unity (Monday Moments ep. 303)

November 2nd, 2020

7:29

In the midst of this fractious season, I’m reminded of witnessing an alternative possibility at a burn camp for children decades ago.

While there, I was reminded of the transformational possibility of coming together to …

'Presidential Podcast' Host on the "Unprecedented" Election of 2020 (ep. 302)

October 29th, 2020

59:57

Just days away from what might be the most impactful American presidential election in history, in the midst of a …

Limitless Possibility (ep. 301)

October 27th, 2020

6:25

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our Live Inspired Podcast Monday Motivation segment.

Just a week before the election, in the midst of a pandemic, with recessionary winds blowing, and personal …

Hint Water’s CEO Kara Goldin (ep. 300)

October 22nd, 2020

1:03:20

What would you do if you weren’t afraid? 

Kara Goldin left her Vice President job at AOL to launch Hint Water with one simple goal: Make water that …

Were You Born Stupid, or... (ep. 299)

October 19th, 2020

6:30

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our Live Inspired Podcast Monday Motivation segment.

“Were you born stupid? Or have you just …

How A Grieving Mother Healed (Anna Whiston-Donaldson ep. 298)

October 15th, 2020

1:01:04

After the sudden death of her 12-year-old son Jack, Anna Whiston-Donaldson felt lonely, heavy with guilt and uncertain if she could ever be happy …

Can You Give Belief, Encouragement + Love? (ep. 297)

October 12th, 2020

7:02

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moments segment.

"Don’t walk in front of me… I may not …

People First, Success will Follow (Rusty Keeley ep. 296)

October 8th, 2020

58:05

In my late twenties, I did not believe in myself.

Before I realized I had a story worth sharing – or in the truth that we all have a story worth sharing – my longtime friend, Rusty Keeley, believed enough to invest …

Are you making assumptions? (Monday Moment ep. 295)

October 5th, 2020

8:33

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moments segment.

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come …

Are You Settling for “Less Than”? (Greg Holder ep. 294)

October 1st, 2020

54:31

Twenty years ago, Greg Holder left corporate America because of an unyielding ache to make a difference.

Since then, Greg has been lead pastor of …

Can You Learn to Love What You Once Feared? (Monday Moment ep. 293)

September 28th, 2020

5:16

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moments segment.

I’ve interviewed and met some of the most remarkable recording artists in the world. I’ve never met an artist …

Country Star Sara Evans: Born to Fly (ep. 292)

September 24th, 2020

59:05

Sara Evans is a fan-favorite, multi-platinum country artist with hits like Born to Fly and Suds in the Bucket spanning decades.

Today, Sara shares …

Life Isn't Perfect... and That's Okay (Monday Moment ep. 291)

September 21st, 2020

8:00

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moments segment.

My friend, many of us today find ourselves in a less than ideal reality. It’s true. But that doesn’t concern me …

Concerts for Hope (Eric Genuis ep. 290)

September 17th, 2020

1:11:11

Composer and pianist Eric Genuis began his music career with a simple philosophy: never say no to an opportunity to perform.

Today, he has played for millions of captivated audiences around the world and reaches even …

Twenty Years Ago... (Monday Moments ep. 289)

September 14th, 2020

3:45

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moments segment.

Twenty years ago Bill Clinton was in …

From a Trailer to Yale: A Father's Sacrifice (Mary Marantz ep. 288)

September 10th, 2020

54:30

Mary Marantz would have been her family’s third generation of loggers in rural West Virginia; an impoverished life filled with days of hard, …

Love Wins (Monday Moments ep. 287)

September 7th, 2020

6:08

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moments segment.

“Only through our connectedness to others can we really know and enhance ourselves. And only through working on …

Tiffany Jenkins: The Journey from Opioid Addiction to Sobriety (ep. 286)

September 3rd, 2020

55:44

Are you facing obstacles that seem impossible? Have you made so many mistakes that forgiveness seems unreasonable? Have you lost hope that you can …

Veer Away From Hostility (Monday Moments ep. 285)

August 31st, 2020

7:46

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moments segment

Today, every topic broached is immediately …

Comedian Trey Kennedy Delivers Tasteful Humor (ep. 284)

August 27th, 2020

45:38

We've all heard laughter is the best medicine, and according to Forbes, laughing has science-based benefits that stimulate healing, strengthen …

We See Things Not as They Are (Monday Moment ep. 283)

August 24th, 2020

5:27
Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moments segment.   We see things not as they are, but as we are." - Immanuel Kant

The above is one of my favorite quotes and …

Everybody Loves Raymond Star Patrica Heaton (ep. 282)

August 20th, 2020

1:00:26

Patricia Heaton is one of TV’s most recognizable and beloved female leads from her role as Debra Barone on the long-standing comedy Everybody Loves …

An Open Letter of Gratitude to Teachers (Monday Moments ep. 281)

August 17th, 2020

8:28

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moments segment.

A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.

- Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Today …

Dr. Gary Chapman of The 5 Love Languages (ep. 280)

August 13th, 2020

36:13

Dr. Gary Chapman is just the man to turn to for help on strengthening our most important relationships. Two decades after publishing his continuous New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages, millions of readers …

Would You Switch Seats? (Monday Moments ep. 279)

August 10th, 2020

5:56

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moments segment.

Today I share about the difficult times …

‘Say Yes to the Dress’ Star Goes Beyond Gowns (ep. 278)

August 6th, 2020

48:43

Lori Allen is one of the world's foremost experts on bridal couture and the central figure of TLC's longstanding reality show  Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta.

Today, Lori shares about owning Bridals by Lori for four …

Control What You Can. Let Go of What You Can’t. (Monday Moment ep. 277)

August 3rd, 2020

10:23

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moments segment.

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms - to choose one’s attitude in …

Health + Wellness Expert Jillian Michaels (ep. 276)

July 30th, 2020

50:00

Jillian Michaels is a world-renowned fitness expert, distinguished nutritionist and wellness entrepreneur. As one of the original trainers on the hit reality TV series The Biggest Loser, Jillian Michaels has built an …

May you... (Monday Moments ep. 275)

July 27th, 2020

3:34

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moments segment as I share this timely poem.

May you know love.

The kind that makes you better,

that challenges you to grow.

Walk …

Cal Ripken Jr. on Resilience + Discipline (ep. 274)

July 23rd, 2020

1:01:56

In honor of the return of MLB baseball this week, we’re thrilled to have Major League Hall of Fame shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. as our guest. 

Cal is the epitome of dedication + perseverance. In his 21-year career, he …

Can You Use This Simple Reminder? (Monday Moments ep. 273)

July 20th, 2020

5:48

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have …

Lessons in Tragedy (Brian Walsh ep. 272)

July 16th, 2020

48:16

“We have tremendous opportunity ahead to heal.”

At seventeen years old, Brian Walsh found himself clinging to life after being caught in a burning …

First We Must Listen (Monday Moments ep. 271)

July 13th, 2020

5:04

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moments segment.

“Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we …

Reporting on George Floyd’s Murder and aftermath in Minneapolis (ep. 270)

July 9th, 2020

52:27

Recently, a dear friend shared the work of journalist Mike Max and his coverage of George Floyd's murder and the protests, destruction and marches in …

The Power of Youth (Monday Moment ep. 269)

July 6th, 2020

5:23

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moments segment.

During this season of full of challenges, …

The Opposite of Certainty with Janine Urbaniak Reid (ep. 268)

July 2nd, 2020

58:06

When you flipped the calendar from December to January, what were you certain was going to happen this year? Maybe a family vacation, wedding, simply going to the store as often as you needed! And then... 

How Do You Greet Others? (Monday Moment ep. 267)

June 29th, 2020

4:17

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moments segment.

How do I greet every person I meet? In silence to myself, I say, "I love you." Though spoken in silence, these …

How to be a Change Agent with Dr. Art McCoy (ep. 266)

June 25th, 2020

1:13:15

As we're in the midst of the storm! COVID-19, economic recession, social unrest and injustices and yet...

Today's guest is a welcomed reminder of the special people continuing to do extraordinary things every day. Dr. …

The Creativity Leap with Natalie Nixon (Monday Moment ep. 265)

June 22nd, 2020

10:57

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moments segment.

As we are facing uncertainty and adversity, I wanted to welcome back creativity strategist, speaker + author …

Kurt Warner: MVP in Football + Life (ep. 264)

June 18th, 2020

56:58

The career of Kurt Warner, Super Bowl and 2-time NFL MVPs, reads like a rags-to-riches fairytale. Yet his story off the field I've admired even more. Kurt's dignity and class are undeniable and his example of living …

Can One Person Create Change? (Monday Moments ep. 263)

June 15th, 2020

7:59

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moment” segments.

Today I share a story of one of my heroes, Amy Crawford. Amy is a 5th-grade teacher who has a profound way of elevating the kids in …

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Rebekah Gregory (ep. 262)

June 10th, 2020

48:03

"You can't always choose the path that you walk in life but you can always choose the manner in which you walk it." - John O'Leary

Rebekah Gregory is a shining example of not letting circumstances define our lives. Just …

There is Room on My Side for YOU. (Monday Moments ep. 261)

June 8th, 2020

5:40

My friends, as tension builds, as lines get drawn, as rhetoric intensifies – I beg you to no longer view it as someone else’s problem or buy into the tired “you’re either with us or you are against us” dialogue spewed …

Take Action Today. Be the Change. (ep. 260)

June 4th, 2020

39:44

Seventeen years ago, my wife Beth + I were seeking to make a difference in the community and could think of no better organization to serve with than …

I Won't Be Silent Anymore (Monday Moments ep. 259)

June 1st, 2020

4:38

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moment” segments.

“A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when …

Katherine + Jay Wolf: Finding Joy While Suffering (ep. 258)

May 28th, 2020

58:48

Does your life look different than you imagined it would?

In 2008, Katherine + Jay Wolf were newlyweds and parents to their six-month-old son when …

A Veteran Asks "What More Can I Do?" (Monday Moments ep. 257)

May 25th, 2020

5:17

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moment” segments.

Have you noticed it is frequently the people who say the least about themselves who have the most incredible stories to share?

On …

Shannon Miller: One of America's Most Decorated Gymnasts (ep. 256)

May 21st, 2020

49:59

Shannon Miller is widely recognized as one of the iconic gymnasts of USA's Magnificent Seven 1996 Olympic team. Two decades later, she remains as one of the most decorated American gymnast in history. Yet, even the …

Are You Present? (Monday Moment ep. 255)

May 18th, 2020

3:27

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moment” segments.

Have you ever noticed that the games we play as children can …

Nick Vujicic: Life Without Limits (ep. 254)

May 14th, 2020

58:09

Nick Vujicic has a passion to inspire the world. After being born without arms or legs, Nick faced tremendous obstacles including helplessness + …

Did You Hear This Last Week? (Monday Moments ep. 253)

May 11th, 2020

6:57

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moment segment.

As you may know, my second book IN AWE published last week... and it became an instant bestseller on Amazon! …

Steven Curtis Chapman Reminds Us Together We Will Get Through This (ep. 252)

May 7th, 2020

54:23

In a career spanning more than 30 years, Steven Curtis Chapman is the most awarded artist in Christian music history selling over 11 million records, …

Living IN AWE Together (Monday Moment ep. 251)

May 4th, 2020

7:25

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moment segment.

I never imagined releasing a book during a …

NPR's Diane Rehm (ep. 250)

April 30th, 2020

1:21:55

Diane Rehm spent almost four decades on-air interviewing iconic cultural + political figures on The Diane Rehm Show, and she represents the very …

Live Love Now with Rachel Macy Stafford (Monday Moments ep. 249)

April 27th, 2020

10:29

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moments segment.

Today I welcome back New York Times

Lauren Daigle: Childlike Wonder, Faith & Embracing Stillness (ep. 248)

April 23rd, 2020

1:08:12

Lauren Daigle is the fastest-selling new artist in the Contemporary Christian genre of the last decade. Critically acclaimed for her unique, soulful …

3 Phrases That Keep Me Grounded (Monday Moments ep. 247)

April 20th, 2020

5:39

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moment” segment.

Today's question was submitted by Live Inspired community …

Freedom to Forgive: 25 Years After OKC Bombing (ep. 246)

April 16th, 2020

56:48

My friends, the coronavirus pandemic is affecting each of us in some way. I urge you, Live Inspired community, to keep you + your loved ones happy + healthy. I want today's episode to instill some sense of normalcy and …

Are We Stuck in "Groundhog Day"? (Monday Moments ep. 245)

April 13th, 2020

7:03

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moment” segment.

"Don't expect a great day; create one." [Click to tweet.]
- Bob Proctor

With so many restrictions on where we can go, who we can see …

Legendary Entertainer John Tesh Unleashes Purpose (ep. 244)

April 9th, 2020

1:01:21

My friends, the coronavirus pandemic is affecting each of in some way. I urge you, Live Inspired community, to keep you + your loved ones happy + healthy. I want today's episode to be that reprieve, instill some sense …

Can We Counter the Firehose of Negative News? (Monday Moment ep. 243)

April 6th, 2020

9:19

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moment” segment.

"Whatever you water grows. Whatever you pay attention to and focus on gets bigger. Attend to what you want, not what you fear or …

Don't Keep Your Day Job with Cathy Heller (ep. 242)

April 2nd, 2020

55:26

Cathy Heller is igniting a movement of helping people everywhere find a deeper sense of purpose and encouraging us to make a soulful contribution to …

How the Last Few Weeks Have Impacted Me (Monday Moments ep. 241)

March 30th, 2020

6:13

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moment” segment.

In spite of adversity, there remains reason for hope, truth and even joy.

Today, I share a recent social media post that has …

Dick Vitale: Hall of Fame Broadcaster Advocating for Others (ep. 240)

March 26th, 2020

52:39

My friends, the coronavirus pandemic is affecting each of in some way. I urge you, Live Inspired community, to keep you + your loved ones happy + healthy. I want today's episode to be that reprieve, instill some sense …

What Are People Saying About IN AWE? (Monday Moments ep. 239)

March 23rd, 2020

8:35

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moment” segment.

My forthcoming book IN AWE has been in the work for several years. A few weeks ago I was able to share a few advance reader copies …

Fact-Based Optimism: Why the World is Better Than We Think (ep. 238)

March 19th, 2020

24:11

Today I welcome back Gregg Easterbrook, New York Times bestselling author + guest on one of the most popular Live Inspired Podcast episodes of all …

Recognizing Greatness During COVID-19 Turmoil (Monday Moments ep. 237)

March 16th, 2020

4:37

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moment” segment.

What week, out of any that I can remember, could we need a bit …

Happiness Amidst Coronavirus? Shawn Achor’s Take (ep. 236)

March 12th, 2020

54:21

How can I have optimism, happiness and social connectivity during the coronavirus pandemic? 
 
Acclaimed happiness expert Shawn Achor reminds us that it’s in the darkest times that we need optimism, gratitude and social …

3 Ways to Build Bridges in our Divisive World (Monday Moments ep. 235)

March 9th, 2020

9:03

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moment” segment.

We are living in a divisive era and it’s never been easier to build walls that divide us. As a member of the Live Inspired community, …

ON FIRE: Four Years Later (ep. 234)

March 5th, 2020

20:26

It's hard to believe it's been four years since my first national bestselling book On Fire hit bookshelves. Since then, it's sold more 200,000 …

Encouragement Matters (Monday Moments ep. 233)

March 2nd, 2020

5:30

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moment” segment.

Recently, I had numerous Live Inspired community members, friends and family share the heartwarming story of loving note of …

Finding Self-Forgiveness in a Sober Life with Laura McKowen (ep. 232)

February 27th, 2020

40:48

Is this good enough for me to stay the same?

This is the life-saving question Laura McKowen, author of We Are the Luckiest + one of the foremost voices in the modern recovery movement, asked herself.

From a horrific DWI …

How a Listener is Healing Her Heart (ep. 231)

February 24th, 2020

4:17

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moment” segment.

Last week I challenged you to do a random act of kindness, then take it a step further and share it with me. I was in awe of the …

Melanie Shankle: New York Times Bestselling Author on Finding Joy in the Ordinary (ep. 230)

February 20th, 2020

44:24

Ever had the feeling that you're not enough or get beat down by monotony, adversity, loneliness or pace of every day?

Melanie Shankle has a beautiful …

Random Acts of Kindness Day (Monday Moments ep. 229)

February 17th, 2020

3:47

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moment” segment.

“There are men and women who make the world better just by being the kind of people they are. They have the gift of kindness or …

Evy Poumpouras: Ex-Special Agent Lives Fearlessly (ep. 228)

February 13th, 2020

58:11

What’s your fear? Is that fear serving you or hindering you?

Evy Poumpouras is one of the world’s leading experts of fear. As a former Secret Service …

You Matter with Matt Emerzian (Monday Moment ep. 227)

February 10th, 2020

12:30

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moments segment.

Today I welcome back Matt Emerzian, author, speaker + founder of Every Monday Matters, a non-profit dedicated to …

How To Overcome The Most Common Relationship Triggers with Amber + Guy Lia (ep. 226)

February 6th, 2020

59:04

Relationships are hard.

Amber + Guy Lia, owners of faith-and family-friendly production company Storehouse Media Group, join us to share practical advice on some of the most common issues that trigger friction in …

Ask John: What Can I Do About All of the Racism and Violence in the News? (Monday Moments ep. 225)

February 3rd, 2020

3:31

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moment” segment.

Today's question was submitted by Live Inspired community member Mike M. 

Mike M. asked: It seems like our world is in turmoil every …

Bethenny Frankel: From Skinnygirl, Housewives to bstrong Philanthropist (ep. 224)

January 30th, 2020

28:53

Bethenny Frankel is the Founder & CEO of Skinnygirl, a lifestyle brand offering practical solutions to everyday problems, which has grown from …

Share Your Story (Monday Moments ep. 223)

January 27th, 2020

6:07

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moment” segments.

Today I share the amazing story and life of a humble man named …

Escaping Modern Slavery: Rebecca Bender's Resilient Journey (ep. 222)

January 23rd, 2020

56:54

Human trafficking is a massive, worldwide problem. It's estimated that 20-40 million people are victims of this form for modern slavery, and our communities are not exempt.

Today I welcome survivor Rebecca Bender to …

Martin Luther King Jr. Inspires Me (Monday Moments ep. 221)

January 20th, 2020

6:00

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moment” segments.

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In honor of this great man’s …

Five-time Grammy Winner + Music Producer Rudy Pérez (ep. 220)

January 16th, 2020

46:45

Rudy Pérez is the definition of a music legend and has earned international success by shining the spotlight on others. He's written + produced …

Bridge Towards Acceptance (Monday Moments ep. 219)

January 13th, 2020

3:28

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moments” segments.

Today's question was submitted by Live Inspired community member Robert. 

Robert asked: In your life, you've had to cross that …

NASCAR's Kenny Wallace: Striving Towards Excessive Happiness (ep. 218)

January 9th, 2020

58:15

In his three-decade-long NASCAR career, Kenny Wallace has competed in over 900 races, earned nine wins, and was named Most Popular Driver three …

Post-Holiday Hangover (Monday Moments ep. 217)

January 6th, 2020

4:49

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moment” segment.

It’s not only the scenery you miss by going fast. You also miss the sense of where you are going and why.– Eddie Cantor

All the …

Lisa Brennan-Jobs: Growing up as Steve Jobs' Daughter (ep. 216)

January 2nd, 2020

34:46

Steve Jobs is widely recognized as one of the most influential inventors of our time, pioneering the personal computer, the iPod and iPhone.

Yet his …

4 Keys to Make 2020 Your Best Year Yet (Monday Moments ep. 215)

December 30th, 2019

6:38

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moment” segments.

The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.”– 

New York Times Bestselling Author Pat Lencioni (ep. 214)

December 26th, 2019

57:34

Today I’m excited to welcome someone who had a profound influence on me in my late twenties.

Patrick Lencioni is the New York Times bestselling …

The Greatest Christmas Gift (Monday Moments ep. 213)

December 23rd, 2019

4:30

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moment” segments.

This time of year often creates stress and disappointment for so many. We're focused on the stuff -- parties, food, presents -- and …

Headbands of Hope (Jess Ekstrom ep. 212)

December 19th, 2019

46:34

Jess Ekstrom, founder + CEO of Headbands of Hopes, has had a front-row seat in finding inspiration in frustration.

As Bernie Madoff's great-niece, Jess channeled the embarrassment of that highly-publicized scandal into …

4 Ways to be Present this Holiday Season (Monday Moments ep. 211)

December 16th, 2019

6:58

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moment” segments.

It's easy to get so overwhelmed by what is on our agenda that we forget to enjoy any of it, especially during this time of …

The Epic 60-Year Survival Story of One Couple (Smitty + Louise Harris ep. 210)

December 12th, 2019

51:44

Colonel Carlyle Smith “Smitty” Harris spent 2,871 days (that’s nearly 8 years!) as Vietnam POW. At the same time, his beautiful bride Louise was …

Repair Relationships with Family (Monday Moments ep. 209)

December 9th, 2019

4:24

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moment” segments.

Today's question was submitted by Live Inspired community member CB. 

CB asked: My brother and I were best friends growing up. …

Mean People Suck: How Empathy Leads to a Better Life with Michael Brenner (ep. 208)

December 5th, 2019

48:33

What is the hard-to-define, touchy-feely idea of empathy and why is it so important?
 
Business expert Michael Brenner joins us to share how empathy, kindness + self-reflection can save us both professionally and …

Special Announcement: My New Book is Available for Pre-Order! (Monday Moments ep. 207)

December 2nd, 2019

14:12

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moments” segments.

Today, I share some very exciting news around my new book In Awe, the inspiration behind its mission and even an exclusive excerpt.

Do You Need a New, Meaningful Thanksgiving Tradition? (ep. 206)

November 28th, 2019

11:10

I consider Thanksgiving one of my favorite family holidays. It's certainly a wonderful time away from work, enjoying good food, viewing football, and …

5 Questions to Reconnect at Work and at Home (Monday Moments ep. 205)

November 25th, 2019

6:43

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moments” segments.

“Every solution to every problem is simple. It’s the distance …

Proven Techniques for Productive Meetings with Elise Keith (ep. 204)

November 21st, 2019

46:15

Did you know that almost three-quarters of us find meetings ineffective or unproductive, and they waste more than $37 billion dollars every year?

Be Relentless with Michele Cushatt (Monday Moments ep. 203)

November 18th, 2019

8:14

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moments segment.

Today I welcome back three-time cancer survivor, author, speaker, and self-proclaimed expert in trauma Michele …

Medical Marvel Susannah Cahalan: How to Thrive After Life’s Challenges (ep. 202)

November 14th, 2019

50:03

Ten years ago, Susannah Cahalan's life pivoted rapidly in a radically different direction. Recounted in her New York Times bestseller Brain on Fire, Susannah bravely shares her harrowing story of being diagnosed with a …

Honoring Those Who Serve (Monday Moments ep. 201)

November 11th, 2019

2:15

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moments” segments.

Recently I had the honor of speaking at a Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) event. Afterward, I had the opportunity to speak …

Operation Enduring Warrior: A Veteran's Story of Redemption (ep. 200)

November 7th, 2019

52:28

There are many adversities we face in life. Some of outward-facing while many are scars we carry on the insides of our hearts. Today's guest can speak to both.

Jonathan Lopez is an Army Infantry veteran + member of …

Finding Chika: Mitch Albom Discovers the True Meaning of Family (Monday Moments ep. 199)

November 4th, 2019

17:29

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moments segment.

Today I am honored to welcome back international bestselling author Mitch Albom. Mitch shares the heartwarming + …

One Mother's Uplifting Journey to Defeating Childhood Cancer (ep. 198)

October 31st, 2019

46:43

How do we react when an unwanted diagnosis appears? Or when adversity arises with a child, a loved one or for ourselves? How do we move forward with compassion, courage, love, respect, possibility, and certainty that …

Embrace your Responsibilities (Monday Moments ep. 197)

October 28th, 2019

3:35

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moments” segments.

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

Today I share the story of someone …

American Idol's William Hung: Champion by Choice (ep. 196)

October 24th, 2019

30:03

How do you handle situations that feel like massive setbacks? How do you react when you’re told, “it can’t be done,” "you’re not good enough," or …

4 Steps to Fail Forward (Monday Moments ep. 195)

October 21st, 2019

5:39

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moments” segments.

“Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” –

Heal with Kelly Noonan Gores (ep. 194)

October 17th, 2019

39:01

Have you ever thought about how much your thoughts, beliefs, and emotions influence your days, health and ability to heal?

From years spent studying cutting edge science, ancient medicine, and spiritual practices, Kelly …

Dealing with Negativity at Work (Monday Moments ep. 193)

October 14th, 2019

3:13

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moments” segments.

Today's question was submitted by Live Inspired community …

Napalm Girl: Finding Hope After Tragedy (Kim Phuc ep. 192)

October 10th, 2019

41:54

The Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of nine-year-old Kim Phuc running away from her village, naked and severely burned is one of the most iconic …

Finding Joy Each Day (Monday Moments ep. 191)

October 7th, 2019

2:13

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moments” segments.

"Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those …

Grammy-Winning Gospel Singer Erica Campbell (ep. 190)

October 3rd, 2019

54:28

I am honored to welcome one of the most successful gospel singers of all time, Mrs. Erica Campbell, onto the show. Her achievements, voice, sense of …

The Joy of Missing Out: Live More by Doing Less with Tonya Dalton (Monday Moments ep. 189)

September 30th, 2019

10:53

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moments segment.

Today, I welcome back productivity expert, author + speaker Tonya Dalton. Tonya's work provides actionable …

Debunking College Debt Myths with Anthony ONeal (ep. 188)

September 26th, 2019

46:14

Student loan and credit card debt are at epidemic levels. It's weighing us down and stealing our freedom. 

Today, Anthony ONeal shares how to get …

What's the Biggest Mistake You've Ever Made? (Monday Moments ep. 187)

September 23rd, 2019

2:57

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moments” segments.

Today's question was submitted by Live Inspired community member MacKenzie. 

MacKenzie asked: What's the biggest mistake you've …

Free Trip to Egypt with Tarek Mounib (ep. 186)

September 19th, 2019

41:30

Are you sick of hearing about the “divisive” time we live in? Me too!

Tarek Mounib shares how to foster sincere dialogue and better understand people with viewpoints different than your own. Tarek’ tips were learned on …

You Are the Epicenter of Generosity (Monday Moments ep. 185)

September 16th, 2019

4:16

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moments” segments.

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act …

Run the Race: A 14-Year Pursuit of a Dream (ep. 184)

September 12th, 2019

33:41

“There are no quick wins in business or life – it takes years to become an overnight success."

This quote from entrepreneur Richard Branson is a great reminder of the value of hard work and the importance of not …

Find Your Voice (Monday Moments ep. 183)

September 9th, 2019

4:29

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moments” segments.

“You may not control all of the events that happened to you, …

Conquer Life's Obstacles with Spartan Founder Joe De Sena (ep. 182)

September 5th, 2019

36:43

What is your boulder? The obstacle blocking you from becoming the best version of yourself?

Joe De Sena is the founder + CEO of Spartan Race, the …

Daring Greatly (Monday Moments ep. 181)

September 2nd, 2019

2:34

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moments” segments.

"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly" ― Bobby Kennedy

Today, I share a story of the heroic acts of a young …

How Love and Friendship Impact Your Health (Dr. Kelli Harding ep. 180)

August 29th, 2019

47:45

Today, we’ll discuss groundbreaking research that illustrates how love, friendship, environment and a sense of purpose have a greater impact on our health than the care we receive from our doctors. Astounding – and true!

The Best ‘Lesson Plan’ Is Love (Monday Moments ep. 179)

August 26th, 2019

5:15

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moments” segments.

As the school year begins, I wanted to take a moment to …

Bethany Hamilton: Living Unstoppable (ep. 178)

August 22nd, 2019

40:29

Bethany Hamilton was just 13 years old when she became a household name after being attacked by a shark while surfing. She lost her arm and nearly …

Connecting with your Teenage Daughter (Monday Moments ep. 177)

August 19th, 2019

3:11

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moments” segments.

Today's question was submitted by Live Inspired community member Michael S. 

Michael S. asked: I am struggling to connect with my …

Humility, Business + Cancer: A Love Story (ep. 176)

August 15th, 2019

1:02:27

I loved today's conversation.

Joe Koenig, President of World Wide Technology, shares how he grew it from a few million dollars and a couple dozen …

Striving for Joy (Monday Moments ep. 175)

August 12th, 2019

1:56

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moments segment.

"Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day." - Henri Nouwen

Tune in …

The Pretty One: A Journey to Self-Love (ep. 174)

August 8th, 2019

36:47

Keah Brown, the journalist behind the viral #DisabledandCute, exudes pride, confidence, and humor – but that’s not always been the case. 

Through years of introspect, Keah has learned to celebrate her cerebral palsy and …

What is Success? (Ask John on Monday Moments ep. 173)

August 5th, 2019

3:04

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moments” segments.

Today's question was submitted by Live Inspired community …

Wild Awakening: How a Raging Grizzly Healed His Wounded Heart (ep. 172)

August 1st, 2019

45:46

Greg Matthews has spent most of his life serving our nation. Looking at any one of his very long list of accomplishments would equate to more …

How Valuable Your Life Remains (Monday Moments ep. 171)

July 29th, 2019

5:02

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moments” segments.

Are you wealthy? I asked a friend this question several years …

Moving from Success to Significance (ep. 170)

July 25th, 2019

46:04

Are you discontent even though everyone around you thinks you “have it all?”

Lloyd Reeb, founding partner of Halftime Institute, is on a mission to help you ensure your next season in life is defined by joy, impact, and …

Ask John on Monday Moments (ep. 169)

July 22nd, 2019

5:09

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moments” segments.

Today's question was submitted by Live Inspired community …

Breakthrough: A Miraculous True Story (ep. 168)

July 18th, 2019

47:05

When I walk on stage to give a keynote, I'm often introduced "expected to die, now teaching others to truly live, John O’Leary.”

Today, I welcome …

What Do You Want to Do Today? (Monday Moments ep. 167)

July 15th, 2019

1:49

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moments segment.

What do you want to do today? Recently, my wife reminded me of the power to look at every task as an …

Little People, Big World Star Amy Roloff on her "Second Act" (ep. 166)

July 11th, 2019

43:27

For over a decade, Amy Roloff has welcomed millions of viewers to her sprawling 100-acre Oregon farm on TLC’s hit reality television show Little …

Seven Longest Yards: Chris Norton on Monday Moments (ep. 165)

July 8th, 2019

10:28

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moments segment.

Today I welcome back Chris Norton to remind us that life's lowest moments can be the source of our greatest …

Thriving in Pain: Kevin Hines' Story of Survival + Hope (ep. 164)

July 4th, 2019

53:40

More than 1,700 people have jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge with the aim of taking their own life. Today's guest is one of the 25 known survivors. 

Who Are You Grateful For? (Monday Moments ep. 163)

July 1st, 2019

5:33

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moments segment.

The Fourth of July likely rekindles …

Tools to Connect, Inspire + Lead Fearlessly with Molly Fletcher (ep. 162)

June 27th, 2019

50:16

Molly Fletcher negotiated over $500 million in contracts + represented 100s of professional sports biggest stars before changing careers to have an …

Enjoying Your Journey (Monday Moments ep. 161)

June 24th, 2019

2:19

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moments segment.

Today, I reminisce on my false-summit …

The Good Doctor Star Hill Harper Talks Mission, Impact + Acting (ep. 160)

June 20th, 2019

48:19

Most people know today's guest as the award-winning actor in ABC's The Good Doctor or from his nine years on CSI: NY. But Hill Harper is also a four-time New York Times bestselling author + trailblazing humanitarian …

Thinking Beyond your Boundaries (Andy Andrews on Monday Moments ep. 159)

June 17th, 2019

19:37

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moments segment.

Today I welcome back New York Times bestselling author Andy Andrews to share the inspiration behind his latest …

A Refugee's Story of Hope (ep. 158)

June 13th, 2019

46:10

The plight of the refugee is both timely and timeless.

Often when covered in the news, headlines focus on the sheer number of refugees in the Middle East, North Africa, Central America… The number is so vast, it can be …

Keep Climbing Mountains (Monday Moments ep. 157)

June 10th, 2019

2:22

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moments segment.

“Never let your current situation, whatever circumstances you’re going through, be a mountain that you can’t …

Live Through This: Suicide Awareness + Prevention (ep. 156)

June 6th, 2019

39:39

1.3 million Americans attempted to take their own life in 2016. 45,000+ of those lives were lost. [2019 CDC Report.]

Nine years ago, if you’d …

A Hockey Hero: Laila Anderson (Monday Moments ep. 155)

June 3rd, 2019

6:10

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moments segment.

Today I share the story of Laila Anderson, …

Choosing Peace Instead of Sorrow (ep. 154)

May 30th, 2019

1:02:36

Officer Mike Flamion was a nine-year law enforcement veteran when a routine traffic stop changed the trajectory of his life forever.

Through their unwavering love, hope and spirit, Mike and his wife Sarah share how …

For America on Monday Moments (ep. 153)

May 27th, 2019

6:01

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moments” segments.

Today, in honor of Memorial Day, I share a story I seldom …

Have You Ever Felt Stuck? (Get Unstuck ep. 152)

May 23rd, 2019

47:50

Have you ever felt stuck? That you’re “just” a teacher, dad, stay-at-home mom, accountant… That there’s more for you to achieve? Or are you achieving …

Ask John on Monday Moments (ep. 151)

May 20th, 2019

4:52

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moments” segments.

Today's question was submitted by Live Inspired community …

Most Influential Photographer on the Internet (Jeremy Cowart ep. 150)

May 16th, 2019

39:29

Jeremy Cowart is the most influential photographer on the internet by Huffington Post. His photographs of Sting, the Obamas and Taylor Swift are …

Mother's Day: A Tribute (Monday Moments ep. 149)

May 13th, 2019

5:22

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moments” segments.

Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn't know you had, and dealing with fears you didn't know existed. - Linda Wooten

What Drives Happiness? (How to 'Hygge' ep. 148)

May 9th, 2019

40:49

What drives happiness? Actually, what is happiness?

It sounds so vague, like “puppy dogs and rainbows,” doesn’t it? Well, today, we're going to define it, get our hands wrapped around how you measure it + see what the …

Mission to Find Happiness (Monday Moments ep. 147)

May 6th, 2019

3:06

We've been producing these Live Inspired Podcast Monday Moment segments for two months. I hope they're giving you a quick burst of inspiration to start your week ON FIRE.

Today I share a preview of this Thursday's guest …

Country Music Star Walker Hayes on Being a "Craig" (ep. 146)

May 2nd, 2019

1:19:07

Singer-songwriter Walker Hayes shares his unlikely path to the top of the Country Music Billboard Charts. You’ll hear the stories behind the songs on his latest album, boom., like platinum-hit You Broke Up with Me about …

Listener Grace M. Shares Her Story on Monday Moments (ep. 145)

April 29th, 2019

6:55

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moments” segments.

Today, I share a story submitted by Grace M. of Naperville, IL, a listener + Live Inspired community member. 

Grace shared that …

Author of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible... (Judith Viorst ep. 144)

April 25th, 2019

53:57

You know the beloved children's classic Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day? Today we talk with the amazing author, Judith Viorst!

Judith shares her warmth, wisdom + cheeky humor about what it’s …

World Book Day (Monday Moments #143)

April 22nd, 2019

5:39

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our "Monday Moments" segments. 

We've had nearly 120 guests on the Live Inspired Podcast. As you know, at the end of the interview, each guest answers the Live …

Author Your Life Story (ep. 142)

April 18th, 2019

50:56

We live, play and work at an ever-increasing pace, amidst a lot of noise – yelling, fear, anxiety, texting, streaming, email. In this environment, we long for hope and humanity, but often give more reactive responses …

Walker Hayes Preview (Monday Moments #141)

April 15th, 2019

3:55

I had so much fun talking with my new friend + country music star Walker Hayes, that we stayed on the phone for two hours! We only had 45 minutes …

Take Back Sabbath (Judith Shulevitz #140)

April 11th, 2019

42:01

Almost 13 years ago, I read Judith Shulevitz's New York Times article Taking Back Sabbath and still today, it has a profound effect on me. As a …

National Sibling's Day (Monday Moments #139)

April 8th, 2019

3:41

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our "Monday Moments" segments. 

Today, we celebrate National Sibling's Day this Wednesday, April 10 by reaching out to your sibling (or chosen sibling!) to share …

Turning Impossible to "I Am Possible" (Sparsh Shah ep. #138)

April 4th, 2019

50:23

I've been so eager to bring Sparsh Shah onto the Live Inspired Podcast since I was first introduced to him in March 2017.  Fifteen-year-old Sparsh …

Doctor's Day on Monday Moments (ep. #137)

April 1st, 2019

3:30

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our "Monday Moments" segments. 

Today, I take pause to celebrate Doctor's Day and share the …

Go Be Kind (Leon Logothetis of The Kindness Diaries #136)

March 28th, 2019

44:17

The Kindness Diaries, streaming on Netflix, is a series that follows Leon Logothetis as he travels the world relying solely on the kindness of …

3 Lessons from Magnolia Trees (Monday Moments ep. #135)

March 25th, 2019

6:47

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration on our “Monday Moments” segments.

Today, my friends, we are stepping into spring! Nature is blossoming in front of us; offering a reminder that the best in life is …

Have you had enough? (Addiction with Fr. Hoar ep. 134)

March 21st, 2019

37:11

“You can’t imagine your life without it, but you desperately want to let it go.”

This is addiction as defined by today’s guest, Fr. Tom Hoar, President + CEO of Enders Island Retreat Center, a treatment facility that …

Monday Moments: Fr. Hoar Sneak Peek (ep. #133)

March 18th, 2019

4:19

Join me every Monday for a quick burst of inspiration during Monday Moments. Each week, I’ll cover a different topic that will spark you to live more inspired.

Today, I share a sneak peek from upcoming Live Inspired …

Making Peace with the Unexpected (Michele Cushatt #132)

March 14th, 2019

56:56

Michele Cushatt is a self-proclaimed expert of trauma, pain and the deep need for human connection. As a three-time cancer survivor, mother of six, author and speaker, Michele's warmth, strength and transparency will …

Monday Moments: Listeners' Questions (#131)

March 11th, 2019

10:10

Every Monday moving forward, join me for a quick burst of inspiration during Monday Moments. Each week, I'll cover a different topic that will spark you to live more inspired.

This week, I answer questions submitted …

Reaching Your Next Summit (#130)

March 7th, 2019

46:00

During his eleven years as a business leader at Build-A-Bear Workshop, Manley Feinberg implemented solutions inspired by his extreme outdoor …

Monday Moments: Live Inspired 7 (ep. #129)

March 4th, 2019

6:31

Every Monday moving forward, join me for a quick burst of inspiration during Monday Moments. Each week, I'll cover a different topic that will spark you to live more inspired.

Today, I share a story submitted by Mike F. …

Gary Sinise: Grateful American (ep. #128)

February 28th, 2019

48:50

Gary Sinise is an award-winning actor – most notably is his Oscar-nominated role of Lieutenant Dan in Forrest Gump. This role reshaped the trajectory …

Monday Moments: Suicide Awareness (Dennis Gillan ep. #127)

February 25th, 2019

31:14

Every Monday moving forward, join me for a quick burst of inspiration during Monday Moments. Each week, I'll cover a different topic that will spark you to live more inspired.

I am honored to be joined by my dear friend …

Uncover the Power of Joy (SoulPancake ep. #126)

February 21st, 2019

53:22

SoulPancake is an entertainment company with a mission to make the world a better place. How? By creating content that explores meaningful topics …

Strengthen Your Relationships: Tips from eHarmony's Co-Creator (#125)

February 14th, 2019

54:25

In honor of Valentine's Day I went deep into the vault -- we're over 100 episodes deep now! -- to feature one of our resident love experts Les …

Love Letter Challenge (#124)

February 7th, 2019

27:51
Are you ready to celebrate Valentine's Day right this year?   This holiday is about so much more than Hallmark cards and boxes of heart-shaped …

Proof of Heaven: Science + Faith Coexist #123

January 31st, 2019

43:58

The book Proof of Heaven ignited a conversation around the globe about how heaven can be scientifically proven by examining near-death-experiences (NDE). It shared the NDE of the author, neurosurgeon Eben Alexander, MD, …

Embrace Your Secret Power (Emotions at Work #122)

January 24th, 2019

56:17

Embracing your emotions at work is the key to being more fulfilled, genuine + professional.

Liz Fosslien, co-author + illustrator of the …

Cause for Optimism (Why the world is better than we think #121)

January 17th, 2019

51:32

True or false: The world is worse than ever before.

FALSE.

My friends, today’s guest shares hard facts as to why this is the best time in human history. He’ll expose which elements of your life are making you feel …

Grief, Loss + the Opioid Crisis (#120)

January 10th, 2019

51:12

Today we discuss a topic that many families are dealing with quietly, quietly...

72,000 Americans died from drug overdose last year. That’s a …

Make 2019 Your Best Year Yet

January 3rd, 2019

15:55

Today's episode is about you. Specifically, how to make sure 2019 is absolutely your best year yet.

I'll give you a peek at the exercise (created by …

Improve Your Life with Curiosity (Natalie Nixon) #118

December 27th, 2018

59:43

Today we are going to talk about how you can get better results in life and business by activating your creativity.

I first became aware of this …

3 Lessons from My Burn Doctors I Still Live By Today (#117)

December 20th, 2018

32:25

30 years ago I was burned on 100% of my body and not expected to survive. I beat the odds and recovered thanks to the care, encouragement + love of my family, friends, healthcare team, MLB baseball players and countless …

Make Something Good Today (HGTV's Erin + Ben Napier) #116

December 13th, 2018

1:01:16

Today, we've got a really fun treat for you! An awesome lesson on love and how to fill your home with it just in time for the holidays... from HGTV …

Love Does (Bob Goff) Ep. #115

December 6th, 2018

44:14

"Be remembered for your love."

My friends, today we have as our guest Bob Goff, bestselling author of Love Does and Everybody, Always.

Bob's books …

How to Selflessly Serve #114

November 29th, 2018

55:59

Wars cannot be won only on the battlefield.

Jake Harriman realized this truth while completing 4 tours as a Marine. During his service in the Middle East, Africa + Asia, he saw how extreme poverty caused desperation …

[Ask John] How do you stay energized when you're pulled in different directions? Ep. #113

November 26th, 2018

7:07

Mondays in November, I'm releasing a special, Ask John episode. During this season of gratitude, I thought it would be a fun way to say thank you, …

Combat 'Adult-itis' (Jason Kotecki) #112

November 22nd, 2018

54:20

Today Jason Kotecki, artist, speaker + author, is here to help us combat what he calls adult-itis, or being stressed out, boring and no fun. 

Jason …

[Ask John] What is the best book you've read in the last six months? Ep. #111

November 19th, 2018

7:57

Mondays in November, I'm releasing a special, Ask John episode. During this season of gratitude, I thought it would be a fun way to say thank you, …

How to Choose Significance over Success (Ep. #110)

November 15th, 2018

47:55

Rich Donnelly spent three decades as a major league baseball coach. This was his dream since he was a little boy. In attaining this dream, he set everything else in life aside, including his marriage and children.

[AskJohn] Do you ever get recommendations for guests from listeners? Ep. #109

November 12th, 2018

3:49

Mondays in November, I'm releasing a special short, Ask John episode. During this season of gratitude, I thought it would be a fun way to say thank …

4 Ways to Find Your Happy with Klyn Elsbury #108

November 8th, 2018

36:48

Klyn Elsbury has Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic condition that nearly claimed her life 5 years ago.

Today, Klyn is living her "second chance." Her close call with mortality has made her ever present to the gift in each …

[AskJohn] How do you turn your attitude around when nothing is going right? Ep. 107

November 5th, 2018

8:51

Each Monday during November, I am going to do a special short, Q&A episode. During this season of gratitude, I thought it would be a fun way to …

3 Ways to Do Less + Produce More (inkWELL Press) #106

November 1st, 2018

42:12

Everybody's favorite 4-letter word today is "busy." But ask yourself: What's really important? Are you making time for it?

Tonya Dalton's company InkWELL Press empowers you through productivity to live your best …

11 Ways to Be 'Superhuman' (Rowan Hooper) Ep. #105

October 25th, 2018

48:32

What makes someone superhuman? Is it their cape? Their blue tights? Their ability to fly, jump or leap? My guest today was curious about the subject and, instead of turning to Marvel, Superman or the X-Men franchise for …

From big mistakes to big impact (charity: water)

October 18th, 2018

1:10:01

Scott Harrison made a lifetime of mistakes by the time he was 28. His journey, though broken, ultimately led him to starting charity: water, an …

Brené Brown (Curiosity, vulnerability + other signs of great leaders ) Ep. #103

October 11th, 2018

56:32

Brené Brown, 4x New York Times bestselling author, researcher, Oprah's Super Soul Sunday favorite and top-5 TED Talk presenter of all time, joins us …

How to Outperform the Competition (Fried Chicken + love #102)

October 4th, 2018

47:35

Joe DeLoss is the founder of Hot Chicken Takeover, a Nashville-style, hot chicken restaurant chain based out of Ohio. What's more inspiring than …

Living Inspired with Actress Stephanie Szostak #101

September 27th, 2018

54:00

Stephanie Szostak stars on A Million Little Things, a TV show that shares the story of a group of friends in the wake of suicide.

I'm honored to have Stephanie on the show to bring mental health into the light during …

Don't Stop Believin' (Hit band JOURNEY celebrates our 100th episode) (Ep. 100)

September 20th, 2018

1:09:13

Jonathan Cain is the keyboardist + songwriter for one of the most popular American rock bands of all time: JOURNEY. Jonathan shares about his life, …

The Truth about Mental Illness (From a comic + brother of a suicide victim) #99

September 13th, 2018

57:25

Comic Adam Cayton-Holland's book Tragedy + Time is a tragi-comic memoir about his sister's death as a result of suicide. It was released just in time …

The Loneliness Epidemic (How to find your people) #98

September 6th, 2018

53:44

Loneliness epidemic. Did you know we're currently experiencing this? A recent Harvard study found that 1 in 4 Americans feel they have no one to confide in. So, if you feel lonely or like you're lacking something, you …

From Jet-setting to Just Sitting (Digital Royalty's Amy Jo Martin) #97

August 30th, 2018

59:53

Amy Jo Martin’s company Digital Royalty was wildly successful with partners like Zappos and NBA all-star “Shaq.” She seemed to be on top of the …

Drinking Water in Africa: How to Serve with Less (#96)

August 23rd, 2018

50:57

Tom Logan and the Marion Medical Mission built 2,835 wells in rural Africa in 2017. Each well costs $400. Similar organizations need 10 times as much …

From Juvie to Jail to Harvard (Andre Norman) #95

August 16th, 2018

53:43

Andre Norman went from juvie, to jail to Harvard.

Andre began selling marijuana in 6th grade to pay for pants so he wasn't seen as the "poor, smelly …

Not Impossible Labs #94

August 9th, 2018

54:04

People with ALS often lose their ability to move and speak. The Eyewriter technology allows them to communicate through writing with their eyes.

Mick …

Mind Platter: A poet on sharing your voice and feeling your feelings

August 2nd, 2018

58:43

Najwa Zebian, poet, advocate, author of the book Mind Platter and Lebanese Canadian, was recently thrown into the spotlight when her poetic #MeToo Tweet went viral via New York Times, CBS News, the Times of India.

Ironbound Hard Cider (Ex-Felons to Farmers) Ep. 92

July 26th, 2018

48:15

Charles Rosen started Ironbound Hard Cider to rekindle the Newark economy by hiring it's chronically unemployed, formerly …

Dr. Laurie Nadel on Life After Trauma Ep. 91

July 19th, 2018

50:38

Dr. Laurie Nadel, a psychologist specializing in overcoming trauma, has helped people impacted by the 9/11 attacks, Hurricane Sandy and, most …

Apollo 13 Spacecraft Commander Jim Lovell S9. Ep. 90

July 12th, 2018

1:09:50

Captain Jim Lovell was the Spacecraft Commander of Apollo 13. The mission was meant to be the third moon landing attempt, but  infamously was cut …

The Story behind The Miracle Season Movie S9 Ep. 89

July 5th, 2018

42:21

The Miracle Season is a major motion picture based on the true story of Coach Kathy Bresnahan (played by Helen Hunt) leading her volleyball team, …

3 Ways to Improve Adult Sibling Relationships S8 Ep. 88

June 28th, 2018

34:09

Today, I share a story I don't often get to tell.

The story of my siblings and their heroic acts that saved my life 30 years ago. Even more relevant: …

The 5-Second Rule with Mel Robbins S8 Ep. 87

June 21st, 2018

1:03:08

Mel Robbins is the author of The 5 Second Rule, the #1 audio book in the world. She is also the most booked female speaker in the world and hosts the …

Simplify Life S8 Ep 86

June 14th, 2018

22:52

Let's talk about how to simplify life so you can live inspired. If you’ve enjoyed the 80+ episodes of the podcast, you're in for a treat. Instead of interviewing a special guest, I'm focusing on YOU: Your …

Ben + Amy Wright, CNN 2017 Hero of the Year, Fatherly Parents of the Year, Demystifying Disabilities S8 Ep. 85

June 7th, 2018

54:38

Ben and Amy Wright own the wildly successful Bitty & Beau’s Coffee shop, which proudly employs people with intellectual and developmental …

Nando Parrado, Survived Plane Crash in the Andes, Subject of the movie ALIVE S8 Ep. 84

May 31st, 2018

1:00:32

In 1972 there was a historic plane crash; the only one in which the plane was flying at both cruising speed + altitude and had survivors. One of the survivors was Nando Parrado.

In street clothes and without food, Nando …

Rachel Cruze, Financial Lifestyle Expert, Ramsey Personality + Author S8 Ep 83

May 24th, 2018

47:49

Rachel Cruze helps people learn the proper ways to handle money and stay out of debt. Her new book Love Your Life, Not Theirs guides readers to live an inspired life, within their means and without the comparison game.

Christine Caine, Founder of A21, human trafficking abolitionist, sexual abuse survivor S8 Ep 82

May 17th, 2018

51:59

Christine Caine's hurdles may seem insurmountable: She is a survivor of both sexual abuse and cancer. At 32, she found out she was adopted. 

Yet, she is living a profoundly inspired life. Christine leads a global …

Mitch Albom, Author of Tuesdays with Morrie S8 Ep 81

May 10th, 2018

38:05

Mitch Albom, author of the bestselling memoir of all time, Tuesdays with Morrie, never meant to be a writer.

Hear the unlikely way Mitch found himself writing his beloved professor's memoir; and what it means for your 

Erik Wahl, Graffiti Artist, Speaker & Author | S7 Ep. 80

May 3rd, 2018

1:23:53

"It was good until it wasn't."

Erik Wahl valued hard work and success. Achievement + money were his measurement and, by his early 30s, he was very

Sr. Madonna Buder, Nike's "Iron Nun" | S7, Ep. 79

April 26th, 2018

41:14

"Don't think of your age."

When asked how to actively age, 87-year-old Sister Madonna Buder, nicknamed "The Iron Nun" in her 2016 Nike Ad, shared the …

S7|#78 - Tommy Spaulding: New York Times bestselling author

April 19th, 2018

49:43

"When God takes something away, He gives a double dose of something else."

Tommy Spaulding jokes that he had a 4.0 - if you add his high school and …

S7 | #77 - Hal Elrod: International Bestselling Author of "The Miracle Morning"

April 12th, 2018

1:03:29

"When you accept the worst case scenario, it has no power over you."

Hal Elrod, international bestselling author of The Miracle Morning, established a miracle equation that helped him overcome two near-death experiences …

S7 | Episode 76 Director of "Man in Red Bandana"

April 5th, 2018

48:05

"He wasn't trapped, he chose to stay and help others."

Matthew Weiss, Esq. was a lawyer. He didn't seek an opportunity to become a filmmaker; but a …

S7 | Episode 75 Sue McCollum

March 29th, 2018

54:39

"Don't stand by, stand UP."

Sue McCollum is the Chairman and CEO of Major Brands, Inc., an 80-year-old, family-run operation and the only liquor …

S7 | Episode 74 Todd Davis

March 22nd, 2018

53:16

"We see the world as we think it is. Not as it really is. Wear glasses that work."

Todd Davis has spent 20+ years "looking for the right people." As Chief People Officer at FranklinCovey, a training company, he is an …

S7 | Episode 73 Sue Klebold

March 15th, 2018

1:11:09

"This process of accepting that your loved one has hurt other people. And accepting who that is and what it means to be a mother of someone like …

E7 | Episode 72 Joel Boggess

March 8th, 2018

50:34

"Leverage faith over doubt. Those praying over me had an inch more faith than they did doubt."

Joel Boggess is the bestselling author of Finding Your …

E7 | Episode 71 Lizzie Velasquez

March 1st, 2018

44:16

"I feel like a lot of us are going through a dark time. That we are living under clouds and need the sun to come out. I hope I'm the person holding …

S7 | Episode 70 Marcus Adrian

February 22nd, 2018

53:39

"It turns out, sometimes you have to start by asking a really stupid question."

Marcus Adrian has spent nearly 20 years at Mackey Mitchell Architects in St. Louis, MO; however, Marcus isn't your typical architect. He …

E7 | Episode 69 Juliet Funt

February 15th, 2018

55:28

"We are too busy to become less busy"

Juliet Funt is the CEO of WhiteSpace at Work, a global speaker, influencer and consultant to Fortune 100 …

E7 | Episode 68 Scott Hamilton

February 8th, 2018

54:36

"Understand that failure is part of the process and when it's over, it's over."

Scott Hamilton is a four-time World Champion, Gold Medal Winner at …

S7 | Episode 67 Marc & Angel Chernoff

February 1st, 2018

59:47

"You are always only just beginning."

Marc and Angel Chernoff didn't set out to create one of the most read blog sites online; it came to them over time. After losing a mutual friend with no warning and Angel's brother …

S6 | Episode 66 Mike Mattingly

January 25th, 2018

49:20

"I go to bed feeling grateful and I wake up grateful." 

Mike Mattingly is living life in reverse, and he couldn't be happier about it. Though he has …

S6 | Episode 65 Mike Robbins

January 18th, 2018

55:12

"Gratitude is a muscle we have to continue to build."

Mike Robbins is the author of three books with a fourth out later this year. He has been featured in Forbes, the Wallstreet Journal, the Washington Post, Oprah radio …

S6 | Episode 64 Gretchen Rubin

January 11th, 2018

52:59

"Don't wait for others to join you. Because you might wait forever."

Gretchen Rubin has sold nearly 3 million books worldwide and perhaps is best …

S6 | Episode 63 Amberley Snyder

January 4th, 2018

44:16

"Giving up is NEVER an option & it NEVER should be."

Amberley Snyder lived in southern California with her five siblings during her father's …

S6 | Episode 62 Matt Manzari

December 28th, 2017

45:37

"Don't forget what you learned in the light."

Matt Manzari was a professional athlete sponsored by NIKE and traveling the world all by the age of 15. It seemed like everything was going according to plan and he had his …

S6 | Episode 61 Jeff Goins

December 21st, 2017

56:53

"The first step is to believe you are this thing you want to be."

Jeff Goins is a blogger, writer, musician, teacher, husband, father, and pursuer of dreams. He was the Communications Director for Adventures in Missions

S6 | Ep. 60: Matt Maher

December 14th, 2017

1:20:58

"You shattered my darkness... I'm alive again."

These are lyrics from Alive Again by Matt Maher. When clients ask Matt what "walk-on song" he wants playing when he goes on stage to speak, this is the song he picks.

Matt …

S6 | Ep. # 59: Becky James Hatter

December 7th, 2017

51:26

"What you put out in the world is what you get back."

Becky James Hatter grew up in a small Louisiana town where she was surrounded by family, freedom and unconditional love. "That was an extraordinary gift to be given …

S6 | Ep. 58: Matthew Emerzian

November 30th, 2017

52:12

"I. YOU. WE. MATTER."

To the outside world, Matt Emerzian was living the “American Dream”. He was a gifted athlete, successful in the entertainment …

S6 | Ep. #57: Fr. Jim Martin

November 23rd, 2017

56:34

"Pay attention to the movements in your soul."

Fr. Jim Martin is an author, speaker, editor for American Magazine, contributor to the New York Times, 

S6 | Ep. 56: Carlotta Walls LaNier

November 16th, 2017

45:02

“I wanted the same opportunities as the next person. I was no different, other than skin color.”

In 1954, the Supreme Court decided with Brown vs. …

S5 | Ep. 55: Highlights

November 9th, 2017

38:51

"Success leaves a blueprint."

My friends success leaves a blueprint and we are lucky to have 10 amazing guests who shared their blueprint - trials, errors, challenges, wins, successes, joys - with us this season.

S5 | Ep. 54: Richard Bach

November 2nd, 2017

52:53

"We are so much more than mortals suffering on this planet."

Each of the 50+ episodes of the Live Inspired Podcast I end by asking our guest the "Live Inspired 7 Questions." The first - What is your favorite book? - has …

S5 | Ep. 53: Ozzie Smith, Top 50 MLB Players of All-Time

October 26th, 2017

53:07

"Hard work and applying yourself to be the very best you can be everyday: That is what life is all about."

Today my boyhood hero joins us. Introducing him as a friend is a dream come true.

Ozzie Smith is a 13-time, …

S5 | Ep. 52: John Ruhlin + Generosity as a Competitive Advantage

October 19th, 2017

51:59

"Are you sewing seeds for 50-year relationships or 5-minute relationships?"

John Ruhlin grew up 1 of 6 kids on a farm in Ohio. He learned first hand that, when you're poor - generosity does not go unnoticed.

When …

S5 | Ep. 51 Edie Littlefield Sundby

October 12th, 2017

50:46

"I'd rather die on a mule in Mexico then on a bed at home."

Edie Littlefield Sundby had just mortgaged her home to start a new business when she …

S5 | Ep. 50: Curt Steinhorst

October 5th, 2017

49:37

Every 6 minutes people check their phones.

Married adults spend more time online than with their spouse.

People spend 1 - 4 hours loafing on the …

S5 | Ep. 49: Dina Dwyer-Owens

September 28th, 2017

46:06

"Profits are the applause you get for taking care of your employees and customers."

Dina Dwyer-Owens learned this lesson early when she took her first job working at her father's car wash at age 13.

Years later, she …

S5 | Ep. 48: Mark Sanborn's The Fred Factor

September 21st, 2017

45:21

"It was out of abject failure that I learned to speak."

My friends, today we get to hang out with a legendary speaker. Mark Sanborn has spoken around …

S5 | Ep. 47: Fashion Week with Zero Waste Daniel

September 14th, 2017

43:06

So many of us are experts at identifying what is wrong in the world, aren't we?

What sets today's guest apart is that he didn't just identify what …

S5 | Ep. 46: Dennis Gillan

September 7th, 2017

41:20

Today is a special episode of the Live Inspired podcast in light of September being Suicide Prevention Month 2017.

Dennis Gillan joins us to share his story on a topic that affects us all: Mental health. He's committed …

S5 | Ep. 45 Sally Hogshead

August 31st, 2017

1:01:37

What are your qualities that people are most attracted to? What makes you intrinsically you?

Sally Hogshead, author of Fascinate: How to Make Your Brand Impossible to Resistwas in a car accident as a girl. The …

S4 | Ep. 44: Season 4 Highlights

August 24th, 2017

36:49
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." - Robert Frost   I love this quote from Robert Frost. Each of our guests from Season 4, though very different …

S4 | Ep. 43 Chris Norton

August 17th, 2017

50:53

"Take a breath and focus on what is important right now. Don't get too far ahead and miss what you need to do now."

This advice comes from Chris Norton. You've likely "met" him through the viral video of him walking …

S4: Ep 42 John Brenkus

August 10th, 2017

56:58

"Our job on this planet is to perpetuate love."

Today's guest is the host of ESPN's Sports Science show, has won 6-emmies and wrote the New York Times

S4: Ep. 41 Leah Darrow

August 3rd, 2017

43:22

Born on a farm in Oklahoma, the first 15 years of Leah's life allowed her quiet space to and hope and dream about what life could be.

When her family …

S4: Ep. 40 Mark Scharenbroich

July 27th, 2017

51:20

"You must be present to win. To win in your relationships at work and at home - you must be present."

Bestselling author of Nice Bike, phenomenal leadership guru and longtime speaker, Mark Scharenbroich is going to …

S4: 39 Ben Newman

July 20th, 2017

42:37

"How you respond to adversity determines the story you write."

Life came at Ben hard and fast. When he was 6 months old, his divorcee mom was …

S4: Ep. 38 Nurse Roy

July 13th, 2017

17:26

"Today we're going to talk about the power of one. One individual. One action. One impact."

The truth that one person can absolutely change the word …

S4: Ep. 37 Amy Brown

July 6th, 2017

52:11

"There's always good that can come from the bad."

Cohost of the nationally syndicated Bobby Bones Show and host of Love What Matters Podcast: Amy …

S4: Ep. 36 Koran Bolden

June 29th, 2017

45:01

"If you're patient, you'll move past obstacles."

Today I am honored to share with you a man who has profoundly inspired me.

Koran Bolden is a …

S4: Ep. 35 Edie Varley

June 22nd, 2017

49:01

"Busy isn't productive. Your 'to do list' isn't most important. The list of commitments you actually honor is."

Today I get to introduce you to the business coach who I began working with 10 years ago when I …

S4: Ep 34 Co-Creator of eHarmony, Les Parrott

June 15th, 2017

52:41

"The most important thing you'll do for your relationships is what you do for yourself."

Our guest today is a co-creator of eHarmony, psychologist, …

S3 | Ep 33 Season 3 Highlights

June 8th, 2017

40:40

You can control and resist life or you can dive in.

Let's take the wise words from season 3 guest Christine Hassler and: DIVE IN together. It's our …

S3 | Ep 32 Jack Buck

June 1st, 2017

26:24

"What more can I do?"

This epic question is the one I learned from the example of Hall of Fame Announcer Jack Buck. When our paths crossed, we were strangers. I had just been burned on 100% of my body and the doctors …

S3 | Ep 31 Charlie Plumb

May 25th, 2017

1:03:54

"We found ourselves in parachutes floating down over enemy territory."

Charlie Plumb spent his impoverished yet idyllic childhood in Kansas "kicking cans and playing in the light of the moon.” When it was time …

S3 | Ep 30 Lolly Daskal

May 18th, 2017

36:28

"I grew up in New York, in a small place..."

Lolly Daskal grew up in Brooklyn, NY. One of the biggest most metropolitan cities in the world, and yet …

S3 | Ep 29 Laila Ali

May 11th, 2017

51:28

"We need to stop judging each other and thinking we know, because you would never know my story unless I told you."

Laila Ali is a fitness & …

S3 | Ep 28: "Undefeated" Star - Oscar, Best Documentary

May 4th, 2017

54:03

"Coaching is a vocation to reach men who need to be reached."

His Dad left when he was 4. His Mom's 4th husband shot at him when he was 17. Bill …

S3 | Ep 27: Janine Shepherd

April 27th, 2017

53:29

"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 …

S3 : Ep. 26 Expectation Hangover

April 20th, 2017

48:48

"Enough was never enough."

Christine Hassler was an over achiever. Each time she'd reach a milestone - she'd hurry off to the next big goal... never taking time to pause, recoup or celebrate. Early in her career, …

S3 | Ep. 25 Andy Andrews

April 13th, 2017

48:42

Don't miss my big, time-sensitive announcement in this episode! 

"Time allows you to seek wisdom and understand what you've gone through so you can help other people with what you've learned."

From homeless to …

S3 | Ep. 24 Chris Hogan, Retire Inspired

April 6th, 2017

49:43

"I don't want you to be a been brother: a would-a-been, could-a-been or should-a-been. Focus, be well-rounded and give your effort at all times."

S3 | Ep. 23: Lead Singer of 90s hit "Freshmen"

March 30th, 2017

55:44

Today's guest is going to give you 90s nostalgia in the best way.

He sold 2 million records.

Played the David Letterman and Tonight Show.

Friends, …

S2 | Ep. 22: Season Finale

March 23rd, 2017

36:58

Your journey is limitless and your life is profound.

The guests on our show are ordinary people doing extraordinary things on purpose. On this episode, we'll celebrate the best insights from each guest AND how it has …

S2 | Ep. 21: Kim Scott

March 16th, 2017

38:50

"Most of us don't know how to have real honest conversation. Culturally today there's a lot of yelling and finger pointing. Radical candor creates a …

S2 | Ep. 20: Travis Thomas

March 9th, 2017

49:23

What does improvisation bring to business and life? The idea that we are not competing. We are in agreement, working together, have each others' back and building a relationship. 

Travis Thomas is an author, speaker, …

S2 | Ep. 19: Wm. Paul Young

March 2nd, 2017

57:53

"Just because you work through your stuff and you own it doesn't mean the evidence of it disappears." - William Paul Young

William Paul Young's …

S2 | Ep. 018: Jill Blashack Strahan

February 23rd, 2017

53:23

If you don't have motors in your life and you do have anchors, the anchors are going to pull you down and drown you. Be around positive people that …

S2 | Ep. 017: Dale Partridge

February 16th, 2017

59:27

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 …

S2 | Ep. 016: Rocky Sickmann

February 9th, 2017

1:05:49

Love of country was one of the most important tenants in Sergeant Rocky Sickmann's house the he was growing up. His father and brother were both in the army and Rocky joined the Marines.

In October of 1979, Rocky was a …

S2 | Ep. 015: Mike Matheny

February 2nd, 2017

1:05:41

Discipline, toughness, enthusiasm and selflessness. If you combine these things, you have maximized what you can control in becoming a pro baseball …

S2 | Ep. 014: Dr. Meg Meeker

January 26th, 2017

59:51

“Parents are so much more worried today then they were 35 years ago. They so desperately want to be ‘good parents’ that they’re exhausting important energy on stuff that doesn’t matter.”

This is a quote from today’s …

S2 | Ep. 013: Jon Gordon

January 19th, 2017

43:20

Stay positive. Feed yourself so you can feed others. These are the key messages of Jon Gordon, author of bestselling book The Energy Bus and today's guest. 

Jon and I met a few months back when we shared a stage at a …

S2 | Ep. 012: Jinny Ditzler

January 12th, 2017

58:02

Almost a decade ago my life changed when I read Jinny Ditzler's book Your Best Year Yet.

At the time I was struggling in my real estate development business and had not yet cracked into my speaking business. I read this …

Episode 011: Highlights from Season 1

January 5th, 2017

42:08

Let's move our focus from the cold winter to where the sun is shining: Spring!

One of my favorite parts of spring is March Madness. I love sports, I …

Episode 010: Tom Ziglar

December 29th, 2016

51:08

"You can have everything in life you want, as long as you just help enough other people get what they want."

This is one of the most popular quotes …

Episode 009: Rachel Macy Stafford

December 22nd, 2016

40:28

Today’s guest will help you to stop managing life and start LIVING it.

She is a bestselling author, blogger, mom, leader of the hands free revolution …

Episode 008: Don Yaeger

December 15th, 2016

51:26

Today we have on our show Pulitzer Nominated author of 25 books Don Yaeger.

From Walter Payton - one of the most prolific running backs in the …

Episode 007: Kathy Buckley

December 8th, 2016

54:52

Today's guest is a comedian, author, speaker, huge over-comer and a new, dear friend of mine.

She has been through more challenges and misadventures than most, but exemplifies more grace, forgiveness, courage …

Episode 006: Dave Ramsey

December 1st, 2016

46:59

Today’s guest started his first business at 12 years old after asking his dad for money for an icee. His dad responded, "You don’t need money, you …

Episode 005: Rory Vaden

November 24th, 2016

48:48

"Discipline becomes dormant in the absence of a dream. So dream big."

This quote is from today’s guest, Rory Vaden.

Rory is an expert and a coach on self-discipline. He’s written books about it, built his business …

Episode 004: Michaela Haas

November 17th, 2016

47:59

No matter what you are going through, you will get through it.

I met today’s guest, German-born, bestselling author, journalist and teacher of resilience Michaela Haas, earlier this year when she interviewed me for her …

Episode 003: Joe Buck

November 10th, 2016

1:09:53

January 18th, 2017 will be the 30th anniversary of a very important day for me.

I'd been laying in a hospital bed for a full day after being burned …

Episode 002: Teri Griege

November 3rd, 2016

44:52

Addiction and cancer threatened her life, but grace and endurance gave it back to her.

In a world where the media frequently loves to buy, sell, trade and speak in fear, Teri Griege realizes and honors that the human …

Episode 001: Brian Buffini

October 27th, 2016

50:38

I am so honored to have author, speaker and trainer, Brian Buffini, as my guest on the inaugural episode of the Live Inspired Podcast.

A few years ago I shared a stage with Brian at his event, The Success Tour, where we …

Special, Preview Episode 000: Susan O'Leary

October 18th, 2016

49:00

My mom has taught me more about resilience, faith, courage, redemption, family, love and life than ANYONE else in the world. I am so honored to have her as my guest on this very special, preview episode of the LIVE …

Welcome Episode

October 17th, 2016

11:04

I created this episode to introduce myself to you. Share a bit about how and why I started the Live Inspired Movement -- and why you are meant to be a part of it!

I also created it to share a bit about what you can …

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