How To Maintain Motivation Through Incredibly Difficult Times With John O’Leary

Welcome To Episode #4 of Season 8

It’s easy to maintain motivation when times are good. But how about in the face of a tragedy? Or when opposition turns to defeat? What’s the process for keeping our spirits high and our minds focused on pressing on? This episode’s guest shows us how.

John O’Leary is a renown keynote speaker and bestselling author. But more than that, he’s got a story. A story that will change your life. A story that will provide power in your own story.


Powerful Quotes From This Episode:

  • Fear based living crushed joy, dismantles relationships, increases stress and shortens life. Live with courage.
  • We’re not afraid of who we are. We’re afraid of who we think we’re not.
  • You can’t always control what happens to you but you can control what happens in you.
  • Life is not about avoiding death, it’s about choosing to really live.
  • Seeking justice, love, and mercy walking humbly with God.
  • Eventually, you need to turn someone’s infamous quote into the definition of your life.
  • Because God demands, my family deserves, and the world is starved for it.

Did you enjoy our conversation? Anything stand out? Let me know in the comments below.

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  1. Andrea says:

    I find it very inspiring how John O’Leary took a tragic moment in his life and allowed that moment to change his life for the better. I am very blessed to have my amazing husband and our fur babies. I’m blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful family and friends in my life. All to often I find myself going to my job and just trying to rush through the day not really taking the time to really appreciate the moment and appreciate what life has offered me. It really inspired me, hearing John O’Leary’s story and how it changed his life and learning to live in the moment. Thank you for sharing your story John! 🙂

    • Joe Kabes says:

      Hello Andrea,
      I am so happy that this article impacted you in such a positive way! Your’re absolutely right that we must take time to slow down and really appreciate the blessings that we have in our lives. Hopefully you will inspire others to share their thoughts and inspiration from this article. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Zulema Joseph says:

    I came across you by accident but as I listened and have read what you’ve provided – not an accident but a divine appointment. I’m in awe!

    • Joe Kabes says:

      That’s Awesome, Joseph! Best of Luck!

  3. Anne says:

    Loved this redeeming story of beauty for ashes.

    • I’m so glad you did, Anne!

      • I am starting a journey with a nonprofit Beauty From Ashes. Very encouraging as I take on this giant project. So thankful for all that was said, especially about “enjoying the journey”. Thank you.

  4. Robyn says:

    I listened to the podcast on the train this morning to work and wow it was exactly the motivation I needed to maintain my motivation. I love the focus on choosing what direction our life will go and going after it with all your heart and mind with God as your leader. Thank you for such and inspiring story and interview.

  5. Ang says:

    I cant even begin to tell you how much inspiration and “ah-ha” moments I had in this single podcast!!! THANK YOU!

  6. Sonelia says:

    What an amazing, inspiring testimony, John.

    Thank you for sharing!


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