I'm a strange man. I like to be different. I like to help people. Most important for me though, and my mental health, is to Do Epic Shit.
Those three words drive me forward, give me purpose and keep me sane.
If you have something epic in mind, please get in contact with me, I'd be keen to come along.
I want to do things.
All sorts of things.
With amazing people...
I like to inspire groups of people to be better. Apparently I'm pretty good at it.
I make people's companies pretty for them. Complete brands from top to bottom.
I've written a book and I'm pretty sure there's more to come, I've got stuff to say...
Need someone to come and talk to your company, organisation or private golf club with beautiful views over the harbour? Cool. Read this.
I've got some interesting stories, not only about depression, but more importantly about achieving your goals (I did build the World's Biggest Waterslide) and living more awesome.
I inspire people to get up, get out and get stuff done. Everyone is capable of leading an amazing life, you just have to flip the switch and decide that from today on everything is going to be amazing.
I have spoken at launches, conferences, fundraisers and more. (The pic above is me at the launch of a government initiative by the Ministry of Social Development to help youth mental health. Look how taken a-back John Key is! Those must be some powerful words I'm spouting...)
I'd love to come and speak at your event, if you are interested or need further questions answered please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can check out my TEDxAuckland talk right here!
"He was bloody great. Jimi tells a wonderfully honest and frank tale that really hit home with the men and women of the Navy who were there. He did what we needed, he got the message through to our people and a number have taken the time to respond directly to Jimi. He really made a difference to our Navy, I can't ask for more than that."Jack Steer - Chief of the NZ Navy
"Jimi is an exceptional motivational speaker who is engaging for all ages. Jimi is fantastic to work with, organised and shares a remarkable story. Jimi is a first class speaker - our staff and customers which have had the privilege to listen to Jimi have provided positive feedback and thoroughly enjoyed his speaking engagements."Emily Gardner - Marketing Executive, Fuji Xerox
"Jimi was simply outstanding – the strength of his message was enhanced by his humorous, student focussed approach. It is refreshing to see young New Zealanders like Jimi supporting our youth to make the right decisions in life."Nick Coughlan - Principal, One Tree Hill College
To discuss booking Jimi for your next event please email: email@example.com
We're a charity that simply cures depression with awesome.
Live More Awesome came up over a lunch between me & my mate Dan. We wanted a place to be able to inspire others to better themselves, but more importantly for us, a way to motivate ourselves to be more than they currently were.
Both of us had suffered pretty seriously from depression. LMA was an idea based around the fact that if they continued to strive for better things and Live More Awesome, then there was no way that depression would ever get us again. So far, it’s working.
We wanted more of a community spirit as well. People helping people to be more awesome. Firstly, in Auckland, secondly as satellite communities around the globe, and thirdly as a web presence. There are people out there wanting to make a difference, in themselves, and others. It is connecting those people to others with a like mind that needs to be done. It’s much easier to make a difference or be awesome when you have friends by your side.
The “Live More Awesome Foundation” is a New Zealand based not for profit formed in 2012.
To develop a series of programmes & tools to help as many people as we can to “Live More Awesome” lives and subsequently beat depression and improve the mental health of the nation.
1. Develop a “30 Days To Beat Depression” programme website and material. Actual practical steps for people to start doing to improve their depression without drugs.
2. Release a book showing people who are looking after people with depression how to cope.
3. Raise as much awareness about “Asking For Help” and removing the stigma from depression as possible by throwing amazing events.
4. Develop a programme that puts vegetable gardens into every school in the country.
5. Host the World’s first Holistic Mental Wellness event.
6. Continue being awesome. Inspiration then information.
Check us out... www.livemoreawesome.com
"Jimi Hunt is a man who has spent most of his life doing ridiculous things for his own amusement. Things like building the World's Biggest Waterslide, playing golf through the streets of downtown Auckland and holding an alternative summer Olympics including events such as sandcastle building and frisbee golf.
But what none of his friends knew was that Jimi had been silently battling with depression. It was eating him alive from the inside, affecting his business, losing him friends and slowly, painfully destroying his marriage.
Disillusioned with the help and advice he received, he read that having a goal could help with depression. Five minutes later Jimi set his goal and announced it to the world — he would travel the entire 425km length of the Waikato River on an inflatable mattress. Loneliness, 21,000 people following the journey on Facebook, chancing upon a dead body in the river, unbridled kindness from strangers, physical pain and crazy psychic predictions are just some of the strange tales from the river.
This book is one of the only books you'll ever read about depression that won't be bloody depressing!"
"Brutally funny and intriguing in his honest commentary, Jimi Hunt has created a book that everyone will adore. His writing style is a fantastic match of internal dialogue and Hunter S Thompson's soul. Bravo Jimi, Bravo!"– Ben Jay
"So inspirational! I love love love it, I was given it by a friend to read and it has become my favourite thing. It was funny, warm, honest and full of awesome advice that has helped me so much. Thank you Jimi for writing such a brilliant book and for sharing your journey x"– Maria
"This is one of those books that you pick up and instantly you know you are in for a good honest heart warming read. The book follows two main events in the authors life, it is fast moving, gut wrenching honest and informative. Highly recommend, for anyone that has/is/or probably one day going to have a challenge in their life. i.e. everyone!"– Carl
"I loved this book! will definitely be recommending it ( read it in one day - could not put it down) inspirational and funny - an awesome read :)"– Sarah
"Buy my book. Please."– Jimi Hunt
The book is out now!
To find out more head on over to www.abitmental.co.nz
I really dislike that question, yet get asked it every time I step out the door.
The answer is a bit complicated really... I run a charity with my mate Dan, I have 3824 personal projects on the go that are all equally important to me, I'm trying to promote a book, write another one, speak at events, present / front / mc TV things and then also have input into these businesses below... As you can see, I like to keep busy.
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