Listen to Nova chat with #1 bestselling inspirational author John Strelecky. He’s sold more than 7 million copies of his books worldwide. Inspiration is what led him to his writing career. In addition to being an author, he’s a kayaker, surfer, and traveler.
“What’s the adventure I want to be on?”
John talks about the “adventure days” he would take his daughter on regularly (and still does). He talks about bringing in that “what did I love as a kid and why” and still living with that approach to life.
Why am I here?
John says his why is because he spent a time lost and feeling very alone. He felt nobody else asked that question. Then, when he learned others felt the same and asked the same questions, he decided he needed to be the “steward of the cafe” and help others find their why, too. Asking “Why am I here?” gets you in touch with your purpose, which attracts the people you need and who need you to you. Living your life as your dream life might seem bold and audacious – but why can’t it be you and your life? Every day is precious. What happens when you treat it like this? Having near-life experiences is more powerful than near-death experiences. John references his “Big 5 for Life” to this. “You are the game master. You’re the one controlling the game (of life).”
What is your why?
Finding your way
The game of life