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Jun 19, 2017

Have you ever asked yourself the question ‘How do I win the game of life, for me?’.

John P. Strelecky is a best-selling American author, and inspirational speaker. He is the creator of the Big Five for Life concept. Strelecky’s books include the fiction works, The Why Cafe, Life Safari, and The Big Five for Life - Leadership’s Greatest Secret.

In 2002, Strelecky left his career as a consultant to large companies, and spent almost a year backpacking around the world. Upon his return, he re-entered the world of consulting, but found his interest in the work was gone. While sitting on a plane coming back from a client engagement, he wrote out the start of a speech to answer the question, “What would I tell someone right now is the meaning of life?”

The next day he sat down at his computer and started what turned out to be a twenty-one day stream of consciousness typing experience. At the end of the twenty-one days, Strelecky knew the experience had ended. What was on the pages turned out to be his first book, originally titled ‘The Why Are You Here Cafe’.

John now teaches his ‘Big Five For Life’ methodology to students all over the world through his training company, and fulfils his own purpose for existing every day, which is to help people discover and live their life’s purpose.


In this episode you’ll learn… 

  • The five freedoms that almost all members of escape the rat race are searching for
  • Why the ‘old way’ of getting an education, finding a ‘safe’ job, and holding in there until retirement simply isn’t a realistic option any longer
  • That a year’s backpacking around the world helped open John’s eyes to the fact that he had no interest in returning to the rat race
  • How in John’s words ‘a stream of conscious typing’ that lasted for 21 days led to his first book being published, with no pre-planning whatsoever
  • Where the inspiration for his book ‘The Big 5 For Life’ came from
  • When you get clear on your personal ‘big five’, all the resources in the world align to help you



‘Allow yourself the freedom to align your passions & your interests with the way that you spend 9-10 hours per day in your job’

‘You can literally go through your entire life and not ask yourself ‘how do I win this game?”

‘The universe is not listening. The universe is listening and watching’


Links & Resources mentioned in this episode:

The Big Five For Life Resources Website

The Big Five For Life 'Museum Day' Video

John P Strelecky ‘The Why Cafe’ (Book)

John P Strelecky ‘Life Safari’ (Book)

John P Strelecky ‘The Big Five For Life’ (Book)

John P Strelecky ‘How To Be Rich & Happy’ (Book)



John P Strelecky Official Website


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