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March 17, 2016

Today's Featured Title and Contest March 17, 2016

This Special Newsletter spotlights a book that we know people will be talking about this spring. Read more about it, and enter our Spring Preview Contest by Friday, March 18th at 11:59am ET for a chance to win one of five copies of ON FIRE: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life by John O'Leary, which is now available. Please note that each contest is only open for 24 hours, so you will need to act quickly!

Today's Featured Book and Contest: ON FIRE: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life, by John O'Leary

In the bestselling tradition of Brene Brown’s DARING GREATLY and Nick Vujicic’s LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS comes a rousing seven-step plan for living a life on fire, filled with hope and possibility --- from an inspirational speaker who survived a near-fatal fire at the age of nine and now runs a successful business inspiring people all around the world.

When John O’Leary was nine years old, he was almost killed in a devastating house fire. With burns on 100 percent of his body, O’Leary mustered an almost unimaginable amount of inner strength just to survive the ordeal. The insights he gained through this experience and the heroes who stepped into his life to help him through the journey --- his family, the medical staff and total strangers --- changed his life. Now he is committed to living life to the fullest and inspiring others to do the same.

An incredible and emotionally honest account of triumph over tragedy, ON FIRE contains O’Leary’s reflections on being that little boy, the life-giving choices made then, and the resulting lessons he learned. O’Leary very clearly shares that without the right people providing the right guidance, at the right time, he never would have made it through those five months in the hospital, let alone the years that followed as he struggled to regain mobility, embrace his story, and ignite clarity of his life’s purpose.

ON FIRE encourages us to seize the power to choose our path and transform our lives from mundane to extraordinary. Once we stop thinking solely on the big moments in our lives, we can begin to focus on those smaller opportunities that tend to pass us by. These are the events --- the inflection points in our lives --- that can determine how we feel about life now, where we are headed in the future, and how many lives we can impact along the way. We can’t always choose the path we walk, but we can choose how we walk it. Empowering, inspiring, remarkably honest and heartfelt, O’Leary’s strength and incredible spirit shine through on every page.

Special Note from Carol: I had the pleasure of having a very upbeat and inspiring meeting with John in my office a few months ago. He shared his story with me --- and how he drew from his life-altering experience to shape his life and define what he communicates to people about how they can influence others. He certainly influenced me. This is the kind of book that you will find yourself reflecting on...a lot.

-Click here to listen to John O'Leary read an excerpt from his book.
-Click here to see John O'Leary talk about his book and the inspiration behind it.
-Click here to visit John O'Leary's official website.

-Connect with John O'Leary on Facebook and Twitter.

Click here to enter the contest by 11:59am ET on Friday, March 18th.

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