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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.

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Aug 23, 2018

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 to produce the same results. How do they do it? "We provide the boots with the straps."

Learn how Tom's program empowers Africans to develop the skills needed to maintain their wells and the health of their rural community. Get ideas on how to serve others + see how doing so will lead you to a more inspired life.


  • As a society we spend a lot of time talking about what is wrong. Tom Logan spends all of his time working on solutions.
  • Learn more about Tom Logan's mentor; whom he called "the Mother Teresa of the time," Albert Schweitzer.
  • "Sustainable drinking water" means that once a well is in, the local people can maintain it without any outside help.
  • Being involved in the impossible is extraordinary. It drives me.
  • Learn more about Marion Medical Mission.
  • See the photo John mentions of a smiling man digging a well.
  • Tom references this great video that share's John story.
  • Since 1985, 100% of donations to Marion Medical Mission goes to its designated purpose; no overhead cost. Donate here.
  • If we share what we have, there's more than enough.

If you liked this episode and Tom's knack for making the impossible possible - you'll love episode #94 with Mick Ebeling from "Impossible Labs." Listen here.


1. What is the best book you’ve ever read? Tony Campello, several of his books. My favorite quote from him:"What is the point of tiptoeing through life? So you arrive at death safely?" 

2. What is a characteristic or trait that you possessed as a child that you wish you still exhibited today? Having refugees in our home and learning from their different culture.

3. Your house is on fire, all living things and people are out. You have the opportunity to run in and grab one item. What would it be? Picture albums.

4. You are sitting on a bench overlooking a gorgeous beach. You have the opportunity to have a long conversation with anyone living or dead. Who would it be? Jesus. How can I keep my fear from becoming hate. I've told you. I've showed you. The answer is there.

5. What is the best advice you've ever received? Best advice was from my mom. "If you want it bad enough, you can do it."

6. What advice would you give your 20-year-old self? Don't forget to love.

7. It’s been said that all great people can have their lives summed up in one sentence. How do you want yours to read? He provided the boots that had the straps.


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