Sanyika The Firestarter

Episode 216 - April 2, 2019


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You don't need to be personally affected by a specific trauma or tragedy to be the voice of a movement. You just need to care.


That belief is behind Sanyika The Firestarter's drive and success.


Having experienced being 'broke as a joke' and hitting rock bottom in every area of his life, he's a shining example of the power of finding your fire within, turning your life around, and using your voice to create real impact in the world. Today, he uses his passion for speaking and entertainment to create uplifting content for causes he believes in like The Teddy Bear Campaign, a project aimed to help fan the flames for gun reform and bring awareness to the number of children affected by gun violence.


To learn how Sanyika turned his life around 'in an instant,' how he's evolved as an artist, how you can get involved in his inspiring projects, and how he continues to fan the fire within, check out Episode 216 of Are You Being Real?.






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Show Notes:

-"The Lion & The 12 Hyenas" and how it relates to each of us.

-What Sanyika's own journey of authenticity looked like and what needed to change.

-All about The Teddy Bear Campaign

-Why you should stop rejecting praise.

-Why he feels he can be a voice for a movement.

-How each of us can become involved with his projects.



Things to Check Out:
Crowd Funding for The Teddy Bear Campaign
Sanyika's Main Site: Firestarter LIVE

Episode Quotes

"If you're not being challenged, you won't realize your goals."


"If advertising agencies can use art to sell products, it be used to drive action."


"Don't reject your success."


"Prison is literally your own mind."


"Be clumsy. Do it anyway. It doesn't have to come out perfect. It just has to come out."


"If you're open to accepting the challenge, you can change your life in an instant."


"If the impetus for me to do something has to be that it's personally affected me, then that's not a world I want to live in."


"Whatever the cause is that speaks the most to your heart, speak to it."