Finding Passion, Purpose and Joy in Life Regardless of Your Diagnosis Encore

In this encore episode, we welcome the host of the JOY of LIVING Podcast and best-selling author Barry Shore. As the Ambassador of JOY, Barry is a change-maker and life transformer whose profound message of JOY has gone global.

When I met Barry one of the many insights he shared with me was, “Your diagnosis is not your destiny” and Barry knows what he’s talking about… Years ago, he was suddenly afflicted with a crippling disease that left him completely paralyzed.

Yet, Barry’s decision to use this experience to better his and others’ lives has opened a unique opportunity to find JOY in living regardless of circumstance. Just some of what he shares with us is:
• Why ‘later is the first step to never’
• The three fundamentals of life
• Why choice, not chance, determines your results
• How to see miracles in life every day
Plus much more…

More about our guest: Barry Shore’s Keep Smiling Movement has distributed over TWO million Keep Smiling Cards free to all. His radio show/podcast, The JOY of Living, is heard worldwide with over Two Million downloads. Barry founded the JOY of Living Institute (™), helping thousands of people learn to live in JOY every day. And, in the process of recovering from total paralysis, Barry has become an avid swimmer and now swims 2 miles/day 6X/week and has accumulated more than 8,000 miles over 12 years.

Jack Canfield of ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ described Barry as “Tony Robbins, and Richard Simmons rolled into one” for his contagious optimism and uplifting spirit. And, Barry’s latest book isThe JOY of LIVING: How to Slay Stress and Be Happy, get a copy now. Learn more about Barry and his JOY-filled work at

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About Your Host, Sharon Sayler

Your host, Sharon Sayler is a certified executive and wellness coach, communications trainer, public speaker, best selling author, and the founder of Competitive Edge Communications who specializes in teaching professionals critical nonverbal and body language skills including how to have those critical “tough” conversations. She teaches how to up-your-impact on the stage, in the boardroom, with clients, customers, team members and even how to deal with difficult people.

Now, she's taken those skills, her passion for clear and competent communication, her own experience dealing with a rare medical condition and her frustration with the medical community in understanding what it is like to have a chronic and complicated medical condition to teach others to become courageous self-advocates so they too can turn life transitions into triumphs. One way she spreads the word is through the podcast and videocast called The Autoimmune Show: Inspiring hope and help for those with autoimmune.

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