Journey From Failure to a Life on Fire

And so what we do is we go out on camera every single Friday and we just do a random act of kindness. And so the first episode, it’s me sitting outside on a beachfront spot on the lawn chair. People would roll by. Jog by. Ride their bikes by.

I’d spring up with two Starbucks gift cards and say, hey, here’s two Starbucks gift cards. One’s for you. Maybe give one away. It’s for Pay It Forward Friday. And what’s funny is people are shocked. And that’s what’s so interesting. Because when you watch these episodes and hear what people say for that split second, you relate to them.

And you can see that they all think it’s a scam at first. And we did this just last Friday. Woman says, nothing’s free in life. I gave raffle tickets at an amusement park to a little boy and I said, here you go, buddy. Want to go on the rides? Here’s ten extra tickets.

And he lights up with a smile and with joy and he reaches his arm out and his mom comes over and basically swats his hand down and says, Kenny, nothing is free in life. And it goes to show you how life can just beat us up.

And then as soon as those adults realize that I’m not a scammer, that I’m literally giving them money. I’m giving them a gift certificate. I’m giving them something for free, they completely change their tune.

We’ve had people that have cried. We’ve people that have hugged us. Come back and were so thankful. And that’s the thing is that we get so busy in life working, driving, in our routines, we need to unplug, zoom out for a second and just be present. And enjoy every single moment of every single day.

And that’s what a Life on Fire is, when you enjoy the journey. Cause the journey is what life is about. It’s not the destination. It’s not, yay, Nick wants to sell a business and then dig it one day.

It’s every single day. If you don’t love the moment, you’re missing out on the whole purpose of life. You know, you’re just waiting for this end result that once you get it, it’s not going to be great anyway.

It’s like saving up all this money to buy this car and then you get it and you’re like, wow, a car isn’t going to make me happy. It’s the daily journey. It’s enjoying yourself along the way.

And Pay It Forward Friday brings that out. And we’re now bringing on special guests and we’re having fun with it. And it really has no business practicality for us. We don’t market Life on Fire in it and stuff. It’s just fun to do.

I think eventually, yeah, I really do foresee this to be a big thing because we’re doing cooler and cooler episodes. Special guests and I think it will be part of our branding and buzz and PR, but it’s really, it’s about having fun. It’s inspiring to do random acts of kindness.

We get messages and texts and emails and people saying that they’re now paying it forward as well. And that’s a ripple. That’s a little legacy starting, so, it makes us happy.

Jack: I know. It is. When you see people that are so suspicious, and I guess that’s the state of our society. But, yeah, be careful. In some parts of the country, you go and give a kid some free raffle tickets, you get shot or arrested, right? For, hey, what kind of games are you playing here, pal? You know?

But I think one of the things that you do and what people don’t realize, is when they go and do that, the people that follow you, that are influenced by you to do that pay it forward, to do those random acts of kindness, a lot of people don’t realize how addicting that is. And they get addicted to that feeling.

Nick:Hmm.

Jack:And they get addicted and they crave that feeling. And I can tell you, if you’re going to crave anything or get addicted to anything, that’s something to get addicted to. Because it, what it does is it drives you to be even more successful, so you can keep doing it. You want a habit that makes you do things? Have a habit that makes you go out and be successful so you can give things back. So you can give things away.

And I think that’s the one thing that you’re demonstrating when you do that. That’s why I think it’s so inspiring on so many different levels with that. So I would certainly encourage anyone to go and check that out and watch this, because instead of watching mind-numbing people crashing on skateboards, go watch Nick give stuff away, right?

It’s going to be far more beneficial to your life.

Nick:And, Jack, I think what you’re doing is you’re totally summarizing the essence of Life on Fire. Because at the end of the day, it’s when you attach meaning to your business that’s greater than you, and you’re doing what you love and you’re doing something that you’re passionate about, that’s where you become unstoppable.

There is no hiccup or failure that could ever stop you. And that’s where it’s deeper than just making money. And I always say that when I’ve got clients that come on board and start coaching them and they’ve just got the monetary goals and they just want superficial things, it’s like, yeah, we can help you get there. But we already know what’s going to happen.

It’s going to be empty calories at the end of the day. It’s not going to make you happy. Let’s build a true, inspired, being fulfilled and happy, because ultimately, we’re buying these things to make us happy.

Let’s just cut to the chase and if we just focus on, let’s do something with our lives. If you have a job that you don’t love, then there’s no reason why you have to stay there. And so it’s like having that alignment and then attaching whatever it is that you do decide to do, that you really enjoy and love, have that, take that leap of faith.

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.