Jairek Robbins Is On A Quest To Make Your Life Less Ordinary

As the son of one of the world's biggest inspirational speakers, Jairek Robbins first walked across hot coals in his dad Tony's arms when he was just three months old. He's been inspired--and inspiring--practically ever since.

Jairek Robbins first walked across hot coals in his dad Tony's arms when he was just three months old.

While the spotlight might cause some people to retreat, Jairek is destined to use his influence and expertise as a performance coach to give back to the causes he cares about most.

Today, the younger Robbins can be found on stage hosting lectures and workshops for business audiences small and large. His focus remains simple, helping each client turn an ordinary life into an extraordinary one. What sets him apart from others in a crowded sea of professional presenters is his undeniable hustle, his passion for excellence, and his pay-it-forward attitude.

Just take a look at Jairek's online marketing efforts to get a sense of his dedication to making a name for himself and helping others. From YouTube to TwitterLinkedIn to Lift and beyond, he is using more than a handful of social media services around the clock to grow his personal brand, learning to do everything himself, from editing online videos to tweeting up a storm. As for sleep? Seems unlikely that he gets much.

When Jairek was 23 years old he received the Congressional Award Gold Medal from the U.S. Congress. Five years later, he can now be found traveling the globe as an in-demand keynote speaker. He supports a number of charities and nonprofits, such as the Student Partnership World-Wide (helping young people address urgent issues, including the education and the environment) and the Just Like My Child Foundation (empowering women and children through better health care, education, and microfinancing). He describes his involvement in causes such as these as "an opportunity to reexamine how we have all been playing the game of life so far and as an opportunity to step up and realign, reignite, and reapply all of who we are."

During our Skype interview, he shares what he learned on a trip to Uganda that changed his life, how he helps clients get business results, and the three people who inspire him to do better.

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  • Chris Abrams

    Very inspiring.   Of course I knew of Tony Robbins, but didn't know about Jairek.  Look forward to learning more.

  • Farhad Kardani

    Jairek has helped thousands of people here in Japan since 2010.

    We've had the privilege of having him in Tokyo as a professional Speaker, a professional coach and a very effective business strategist.

    Jairek has changed many Lives in this country. He has also made a few of our clients actual millionaires by his strategic advise. Jairek is authentic and real. We are looking forward to continue working with him.

    Thank you Jairek for your hard work and dedication to life and helping others.

    PS:Thank you Amber for the inspirational interview. You are amazing.
    Love & Respect,

    From Tokyo.

  • Lizwin3

    Could it be as simple as "tell me your story" ? The story you tell about your life journey is your journey! If you have a fantastic story your life reflects it! If you want excitement add exciting things to your life to change your direction! The biggest gift Jairek's father and I gave to Jairek at a very young age was this! That YOU are in control of your life and DESTINY!!! Some simple guidelines, YOU are always where you are suppose to be! Pay attention to who you can help, and help often! Thankful was the woman who wanted to end her life and found her purpose after hearing Jairek speak. Thankful were the children in Uganda who later poured water over Jairek's head as he almost died of malaria twice!
    For the world returns your good deeds ten fold, so for those with a great hearts desire to help others, they live a very blessed life! I am very proud of you Jairek and in constant awe of your contributions!!

  • LouisaRelia

    The way Jairek and Amanda conduct their life and model compassionate (and fun) action is inspiring and adds ripples of joy to this world.  Carry on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tom Martin

    Having known Jairek for a few years now, it seems to me that being the son of a famous father -- especially in the same field -- can be as much of a burden as a blessing.  There are many things that impress me about Jairek -- including his sincere desire to make a difference in the lives of others, whether they live in California or Uganda -- but what impresses me most is that he has worked extremely hard to gather his own life experience, lessons and world view, when he could so easily have just echoed the teachings of his famous father.  As we see here in the comments section, there will always be cynics and skeptics, and people who refuse to even consider ideas which just might improve the quality of their lives.  For those who are a bit more "open-minded," I would encourage them to listen to Amber Mac's wonderful interview with Jairek and try some of his ideas on for size.  Speaking from my own experience, I can promise you that you'll be glad you did.  Thanks, Jairek -- and thanks, Amber!

  • Kendra Puryear

    I loved this interview. So inspiring! Each time I hear Jairek speak a new passion to learn, grow and become a better person is ignited.

  • Julie Keywell

    So thrilled to see Jairek here! There are very few in the field of personal growth and development who actually walk their talk. Jairek does - and is a shining example of exactly what TO DO with your life - find your passion, live it and give it.

  • Francesco Renzelli

    Jairek is a special person who has clear his personal "mission", inhale, train and lead people and companies to higher levels. The great impact that you can feel when you speak to him and put that in a systematic way so much value in various areas of his life that each of us would be foolish not to shorten the time to use his experience and have him as a coach!

  • Keith

    Those of you not familiar with Jairek should be. The Man is humble, focused and driven to change this world one life at a time! His deep-seated desire to empower you is second only to his love for human-kind. Jairek, congratulations and Blessings!

  • Nicky K,

    Jairek has such a great program with his Rapid Results Formula course and really cares and LOVES to help. Glad to see others are recognizing his talents and heart!

  • Mike Mataraza

    I actually have the pleasure of knowing Jairek in real life I have worked with him and we even shared an apartment when we were working together in Florida so I can truly testify to the fact that he is a man who more than most of the people I have ever met truly walks his talk and lives what he teaches.  He is always pushing himself to grow and finding the best way to get himself from where he is to where he wants to be so if YOU want to move from where YOU are to where you want to be follow him, get on his blog and use what he teaches!

  • Julie

    Great interview!!! Gotta love a man so grounded and real who is giving all he's got to help people live a truly extraordinary life!!

  • Katie

    Jairek's story is incredible and what's more incredible is the way he uses his life experiences to help others and share different perspectives based on the things he has seen and the people he has encountered. He is not only motivating but is genuine and not over the top in the way some people associate the cliche' of a motivational speaker. Jairek has a way of getting people to not only realize their true passion and potential, but also to set actionable and realistic steps to achieve their goals.

  • Get Real

    If you can't be "self realized" as a privileged, wealthy, white person in this world, then there is truly no hope for you.  I'd love to know the difference between what he has "learned" (or, more likely been trained by his parents) and someone like Paris Hilton.  They are born into wealth, and simply have no concept of struggle, perseverance, or  hardship except from an outsider's perspective.  This kid is no more an authority on "life lessons" than any other entitled, or privileged country club brat who has learned how to mimic the words of his father.

  • Julie K.

    It would seem that it is exactly because he isn't like Paris Hilton that others in that position would want to model him. Further, just because you are born to parents or a family that has money, doesn't mean that you have privilege or money yourself.

    Your comment reflects more about you, than it does about Jairek.You might want to take a good, hard look inward.

    Sending you light and many blessings on *your* journey.

  • Bonnie Hanson

    No matter what situation we are born into, we are all human. Money provides choices about what we can buy, but through our choices, beliefs, and our attitudes we create who we become.  Life only happens to us if we allow that to be our perspective.  It's what we do with what happens to us that creates the strengths & weaknesses of our character. Our environment, both internal and external, have a huge impact. Our associations, make an even larger impression.

    I know Jairek through an association of friends that seek to make a contribution to the world; whatever that looks like to each of them. I love his mantra of "making the ordinary, extraordinary". It speaks to the simple appreciation for the gift that life truly is (that's what I believe).  

    This was not always my perspective; I was fearful, negative and judgmental. I was harsh on myself and became my own worst enemy growing up, all as a result of being abducted as a young child. It wasn't until many decades passed and I found an alternative perspective. I learned to take responsibility for my thoughts & emotions about the situation and my life and thats when things began to change. I learned how powerful my ability to choose really was.

  • Jairek Robbins

    I really appreciate this comment. I grew up thinking " I could easily see both sides of the track" since I had family who struggled mentally, emotionally, physically and financially. Knowing my dad started out homeless living in his car and my grandparents on my moms side of the family a very similar way, I assumed I 100% "understood and got it". After a bit of "growing up" it was easy to see that i didn't actually understand what it really takes at all... 
    With a bit of guidance the next few years of my life was all about finding what it really takes to work hard (spent a few months stacking lumber in canada), fall in love with life and give back (a few more months spent volunteering in a rural ugandan village) and now consistently look for ways to grow myself as a human being by looking for my "weakest points" or biggest areas that need growth and focusing time, effort and energy on them.

     The goal is that any time I cross paths with an idea or strategy that works to immediately pay it forward and help others grow as well!

  • Geo1161

    So what you're really saying is, YOU could learn a few things from him as your bad mouthing, rude, disrespectful, lack of fact or truth comment demonstrates how poor your quality of life is...