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Jun 26, 2017

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

This is Part 2 of Christian Rodwell’s interview with John P. Strelecky, 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…

  • Why working with a mentor can speed up your journey so much faster than trying to figure everything else out by yourself
  • Why good mentors want to work with people who want help, and want to get from point A to point B
  • What ‘mad how disease’ is and why you need to avoid this!
  • What the concept of ‘sampling’ is and how you can apply it to your life to enjoy more success
  • Your hobbies are the clues in the way you would spend the majority of your time if you didn’t have to go to your job



‘Your hobbies are the clues in the way you would spend the majority of your time if you didn’t have to go to your job’

‘I firmly believe at this point in my life, that my path to success is rapidly accelerated by working with someone who can get me there faster’

‘The hardest thing is the figuring out, ‘this is what I wanna do’. Once you know that and you start taking action, then man this happens fast’


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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