I, Jim Zarifis am the founder of I Live Life, the brand for champions who live life to the fullest.
All designs are inspired from my comeback journey after brain cancer and the setbacks that I used as my setup for a comeback.
The initials for I Live Life are I.L.L and I made I.L.L an acronym for I Live Life. That is where the brand name comes from. My many setbacks post-surgery range from paralysis to a broken hip and 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 to live their own life to the fullest and has a different way of living life to the fullest, whether it’s by spreading positivity and kindness in the world, playing sports, going on vacations, or it’s spending time with your family and friends and having those Netflix and chill days, everyone has a different idea of how to live your best life.
The goal of the 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 ILL design”
Remember to always #beILL
“The key to life is to truly live it.”- Jim ‘Jimbo’ Zarifis
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.