About The Founder Jim Zarifis and The Story Behind The I Live Life Brand
I, Jim Zarifis am the founder of the I Live Life brand. I created the I Live Life brand to inspire champions to live life to the fullest.
All I Live Life designs are inspired from my comeback journey after brain cancer.
I turned my setbacks into setups for a great comeback! My many setbacks include
paralysis and a broken hip which created yet another setback…I had to work even
harder and never quit to work my way from wheelchair to independently walking.
I made I.L.L. an acronym for I Live Life and the initials of I Live Life are I.L.L. That is
where the brand name comes from and is why the website is ilivelifeill.com.
Throughout my journey to full recovery I learned that the key to life is to truly live it.
I turned ILL, as in illness, into ILL, like that’s cool or awesome.
It is “I” Live Life because everyone has their own way to live their own life to the fullest. Everyone has a different idea of how to live their best life.
It could be by spreading positivity and kindness in the world, playing sports, going on vacations, or living life to the fullest could mean spending time with your family and friends and having those Netflix and chill days.
The goal of the I Live Life brand is to inspire champions who live life to the fullest.
Although I am not a Pats fan (go Giants), I would love to be able to do this one day. The short video above is really what it’s all about.
I Live Life ® is more than your everyday brand because it is a lifestyle and reminder that no one should let their setbacks keep them back and to keep moving forward because every setback is only a setup for an even greater comeback.
I Live Life ® is the perfect philosophy and mentality that makes everyone aware of the importance of living your life to the fullest.
The I Live Life ® blog posts, YouTube videos, apparel and accessories are based on having fun, taking risks, doing awesome to be awesome, and to work hard and play hard. Go on adventures and make memories with your best friends that will last a lifetime. Trendy and cool motivational merch is what you will find on ilivelifeill.com because the best style should inspire.
Stop complaining that there is nothing to do or that nothing is going right, get up off the couch and be I.L.L.
Share your story of how you live life to the fullest by sending an email to [email protected] with the subject “How I Live Life”
For PERSONALIZED I Live Life ® apparel contact [email protected] with the
subject “Personalized I Live Life design”
Remember to always #beILL
“The key to life is to truly live it.”- Jim ‘Jimbo’ Zarifis
Coming soon: Podcasts!
Check out this video that was done on Jim ‘Jimbo’ Zarifis, by a video production group for a class project at Southern Connecticut State University. The project was designed to find someone who the project members felt really encompassed all of what SCSU was and was a”shining light” on campus. Inspiring, motivating, making sure people have a great time, and truly living life is what Jim ‘Jimbo’ Zarifis is all about. Life is what you make it, have a positive attitude, persevere forever because nothing should keep you down. Make the most out of life, making others happy is the true way how to gain happiness in your life. All in all, be ILL.
I graduated from SCSU with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in 2016 and teach at Reed Intermediate School in Newtown, CT while I have been hustling and grinding to build the I Live Life ® brand.