Journey From Failure to a Life on Fire

Nick:Yeah. And so at the end of the day, you know, it really comes back to just thinking about what was that dream that I had when I was a little kid. You know, what’s your dream that you had when you were a kid? And what happened? Why did we deviate from that? Life beats us up.

And so I ended up spending all, burning through all my twenties, on this mission to sell a business by thirty. And fortunately, that event, Facebook advertising, marketing, it was a hot topic. I realized how important timing was and I took advantage of it. Sold the business. That was great.

But what’s crazy is that when I did that, I made a bunch of money. And I didn’t sell all the equity. I retained some. But I had new partners. I had corporate partners. I love them. They’re amazing, amazing people. But their visions are very different than mine.

It was exiting the business. Building out the software. And so long story short, I share that because it wasn’t fun. That my business was fun. Selling and being stuck as the CEO in an earn-out to make the rest of the money, it wasn’t my business anymore.

And so what happened is that I walked away from a bunch of that money. The biggest dream that I’ve ever had in my life was to sell a business by thirty. I thought that’s what financial freedom, I thought that was the light at the end of the tunnel. That was the Holy Grail that I talked about in the beginning. Right? That was everything!

And I sell the business, broke up with my girlfriend of seven years. Have a beachfront home. I’m looking at that ocean right now. Everything I want and need, yet I was completely dead inside. And it was the one of the most emotionally challenging times in my entire life, because what I had worked so hard for, I had no one to enjoy it with. No one to share it with. And I was alone.

And love is more important than any business you could ever have.

And so it was that moment where I said, what’s the positive, right? We’re just getting the theme. And it was like I need a change. I need to hire a business coach. I had an “aha” moment and I need to do something that’s not just about money.

And I’ve always had that belief. So thats when I started Life on Fire. This business for the first time is one hundred percent in alignment with my story, with my mission.

It’s the dream when I was a little kid was to love what I do every day. Facebook advertising was taking advantage of timing and it’s still helping people make money, but that’s not a legacy that I want to go down with.

I want to go down with being responsible for inspiring millions of people. I want to be someone that has a legacy of giving back and helping other people. I want a lot for my life. I’ve got big expectations. And helping people run ads isn’t going to get me there.

So with Life on Fire, the mission behind the entire company is to help you live your life on fire. And figure out what your purpose is and then be in alignment. Because as soon as I started this business, all those challenges I talked about, all those failures, none of that stuff even exists. Those are like, they’re like hiccups now.

I still have challenges, but they’re like hiccups. Because when you do what you love, money follows. Your charisma gets kicked up a notch. You are able to effortlessly inspire people and be contagious, because it’s your passion.

And that’s why I’m not even trying, right, with this business. I shouldn’t say I’m not trying. But it’s easy, right? Because it’s in alignment. And that’s one of the first things that we want to do.

Now, the next thing is that I engineered it so that I only do things that I love. I delegate the rest or I just flat out don’t do them. I don’t do email. I decided I don’t like it. So I don’t do it.

And the other thing is I want to create a business that’s fun. As an entrepreneur, if you are an entrepreneur or you want to be an entrepreneur, we are creative creatures. We are people that cannot sit still. We’re people that want to do a thousand frigging things. And if you don’t have fun in your business, you’re going to get bored and you want to change.

Too much change, you never get consistent. So I want to have fun. I want to have impact. And so with Life on Fire, we’ve already donated and got to build a school in Honduras last year.

This year, I literally, just about three days ago, signed a contract where we’re going to do a launch and we’re going to give $25,000 to build a school in Guatemala. We already have the trip booked. We’re like giving back as we go and I love that. That’s because this is, you can be an entrepreneur and you can be a capitalist, but you can help people along the way. Not just with your services, but you can give back.

And that’s the message, that’s the Life on Fire. You can have it frigging all. That’s our message.

So on top of that, I was like, well, I really love the idea of just being an example of just being positive and happy and having fun. So we have our Life on Fire TV podcast. So that’s video and we share steps on how to live your life on fire. And action steps and interviews with some really smart, cool people like Jack, that are on that mission, too. On being inspirational and tactical.

And then Pay It Forward Friday TV, that is nothing more than something that I just flat out enjoy.

Jack Mize

Jack Mize - is a Best Selling Author,host of Influencers Radio and Business Innovators Magazine covering Influencers, Innovators and Trendsetters in Business, Health, Finance and Personal Development.