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The Nice Bucket Challenge The Movement

THE BEHIND THE SCENES STORY

WITH,

INSIDER INFORMATION.

 

THE NICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

KICKS OFF ON

JANUARY 26TH 2017

 

 YOU CAN BE KIND QUIETLY

OR

YOU CAN GO PRO

AND BE KIND COMPETITIVELY.

 

THE CHOICE IS YOURS. 

 

DO YOU REMEMBER

THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

TREND OF 2014?

 

AFTER JUST OVER TWO

YEARS OF PEOPLE

WONDERING IF IT WILL EVER

BE INNOVATED

IN A NEW FORM..

 

WE HAVE DONE IT

 

"THE EPIC SOLUTION"

 

MANY PEOPLE WOULD

SAY THAT

"WE ARE DREAMING."

 

WE SAY,

"IF PEOPLE

ARE NOT LAUGHING AT

YOUR DREAMS, THEN

YOUR DREAMS ARE

PROBABLY

NOT BIG ENOUGH."

 

 A BIT OF BACKGROUND

TO HELP PUT

THINGS IN

PERSPECTIVE ...

 

WITHIN DAYS OF US HEARING ABOUT

THE ICEBUCKET CHALLENGE

IN 2014

WE STARTED RESEARCHING

TO CREATE

A NEW KINDA VERSION 

 

IT HAD TO BE A SELF

PERPETUATING MOVEMENT,

BEYOND A TREND.

 

IT HAD TO BE ABLE TO DELIVER

PHENOMENAL FUNDRAISING

SCALE.

 

IT HAD TO

CHANGE THE WORLD

BY INSPIRING

NEW KINDA HABITS.

 

IT HAD TO

 BE ANTIFRAGILE,

BEYOND ROBUST.

 

A CHALLENGE THAT

 CONSTANTLY

GAINED MOMENTUM

AND

BECAME STONGER

UNDER STRESS,

NOT WEAKER,

SO IT WILL

ENDURE

THE

TIME REQUIRED

FOR NEW KINDA

HABITS TO FORM.

 (Cheers for the book Audrey)

 

 HOW DID WE KNOW

THE

ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

WOULD

ONE DAY

THAW OUT?

(We had to go there...)

 

THERE WERE MANY

STRESSES ON

THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

THAT CRUSHED THE ICE?

We had to go there again...

WHY?

 

IT WAS NOT FULLY INCLUSIVE.

 

NOT EVERYBODY

IN THE WORLD HAS

ACCESS TO A BUCKET,

SOME WATER OR SOME ICE.

 

NOT EVERYONE

WANTED TO

WALK AROUND IN WET CLOTHES

ALL DAY EITHER.

 

WE BELIEVE THAT

A GLOBAL TEAMBUILDING

AND FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE

MUST BE ACCESIBLE

TO

ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE

ON THE PLANET.

 

WHAT'S THE ONE CHALLENGE

THAT EVERYONE ON THE PLANET

CAN TAKE PART IN THAT

INSPIRES AWESOME KINDA HABITS

AND GIVES PEOPLE AN OPPORTUNITY

TO DO FUN THINGS?

 

KINDNESS.

 

THE CHALLENGE IS FOR

PEOPLE TO DEVELOP

THE HABIT OF BEING

KINDER

TO 

EACH OTHER

AND THE PLANET.

 

KINDNESS CAN SURVIVE

 THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE WINTER

WHICH WAS CLOSING IN

ON THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE.

 

HOW MANY DIFFERENT

FORMS OF KINDNESS

ARE POSSIBLE?

INFINITE.

 

REPETITION OF THE

SAME ACTION WAS

ALWAYS GOING TO

KICK IN FOR THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

AFTER THE NOVELTY WORE OFF.

 

THERE WERE OF COURSE

SOME EXCEPTIONAL EXCEPTIONS AND TO WATCH THE

EVOLUTION OF CREATIVITY AND  COLLABORATION OF

THE CHALLENGE VIDEOS WAS AWE INSPIRING.

 

THERE WAS NOTHING

INTRINSICALLY CHARITABLE

OR WORLD CHANGING

ABOUT THE

ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

ITSELF.

 

WE KNOW THE IDEA OF

POURING A BUCKET OF ICE  OVER

SOMEONE OR MANY PEOPLE

CONTRIBUTED GREATLY TO

THE SHORT TERM SUCCESS.

 

BUT IF THE CHALLENGE

YOU ARE DOING

IS SOMETHING TO RAISE MONEY

FOR GOOD CAUSES

AND CHANGE THE WORLD,

A MORE INHERENTLY

CHARITABLE CHALLENGE

MAY BETTER FIT THE BILL.

 

WHAT WE ARE SAYING

IS THAT INSTEAD OF A

WIN OR LOSE

 SITUATION

IT COULD

HAVE BEEN A

WIN WIN

SITUATION.

 

FUNDRAISING IS A

GREAT KINDA ENDEAVOUR.

 

A NICE KINDA CHALLENGE

WILL CHANGE THE WORLD.

 

ALWAYS GO FOR

THE WIN WIN

 

IF YOU WANT TO GET

MORE PEOPLE

INVOLVED.

 

CHALLENGING PEOPLE,

COMPANIES,

GROUPS

AND MAYBE EVEN

COUNTRIES TO

PERFORM

ACTS OF KINDNESS

WILL NOT BE THE

ONLY CHALLENGE

WE ARE PUTTING

OUT THERE.

 

WE HAVE DEVELOPED

MULTIPLE CHALLENGES

TO BE RELEASED OVER TIME.

  

WE HAVE CREATED

CHALLENGES WHICH RUN

IN TANDEM WITH

OUR "EPIC SOLUTION"

 

 

FOR EXAMPLE ,

WE WANT EVERYONE

TO  BE CHALLENGED

TO CREATE A

MAGNA CARTA FOR

THE RULES ON WHAT

IS "GOOD" AND WHAT IS "BAD"

WHEN IT COMES TO

GOOD CAUSES

BECAUSE GOOD CAUSES

AND GOOD PEOPLE

 GET PUNISHED FOR DOING

GOOD DEEDS EVERY DAY.

PUNISHING GOOD CAUSES

AND GOOD PEOPLE

FOR DOING GOOD

THINGS IS NOT A

GOOD HABIT

 

HOW CAN GOOD CAUSES

DEVELOP TRUST WITH

THE GENERAL PUBLIC

WHEN  SOCIETY

CONFUSES FRUGALITY

WITH MORALITY

AS JUST ONE EXAMPLE.

 

YEP, WE WANT TO ACHIEVE

A LOT MORE FOR GOOD CAUSES

THAN JUST FUNDRAISING.

 

WE DREAM OF GOOD CAUSES

BEING TREATED GOOD.

 

 THIS LEADS US TO

PERHAPS THE MOST

IMPORTANT STRESS

THE ICEBUCKET CHALLENGE

FACED.

  

THE SHORT VERSION

OF THE DIFFERENCE

BETWEEN A TREND

AND A

SUSTAINABLE MOVEMENT

IS HABIT.

 

 THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

WAS NEVER GOING TO

BECOME A

BEYOND ROBUST HABIT.

 

NO WORRIES,

 

IT WAS OF COURSE NEVER

DESIGNED TO BE.

THE ICEBUCKET CHALLENGE

WAS ALMOST A

WONDERFUL ACCIDENT.

 

BUT IF WE WANT A

FUNDRAISING FORCE THAT

STICKS AROUND AND

CHANGES THE WORLD

ALONG THE WAY,

IT NEEDS

TO BECOME A

STRONG HABIT.

 

WE BELIEVE THAT

THE BEST WAY TO DO

THE MOST GOOD

IN A SUSTAINABLE WAY

IS TO SIMPLY TO

INSPIRE A HABIT

OF DOING GOOD.

 

A HABIT SO STRONG

THAT IT EVENTUALLY BECOMES

FIRST NATURE.

AND IS CONSTANTLY

INSPIRED

TO STAY THAT WAY.

 

A HABIT SO

INGRAINED THAT

UNDER THE GREATEST

OF STRESSES

THE HABIT

BECOMES STRONGER.

 

ANOTHER

OF THE BIGGEST

CHALLENGES

THE ICEBUCKET CHALLENGE

FACED 

 

 WAS THE FACT

THAT IT WAS

ATTENTION SEEKING,

IT WAS SLACKTIVISM,

IT WAS FUN,

IT WAS SUSTAINED BY CELEBRITY

AND A SOMETIMES DESIRE

TO BECOME A CELEBRITY.

BY PARTICIPATING.

IT WAS SOCIABLE,

IT WAS CREATIVE AND

IT WAS COLLABORATIVE

AND IT GAVE A LOT

OF PEOPLE A LOT OF JOY.

 

 THE ICE BUCKET

DIDN'T THAW BECAUSE

OF THE EXISTENCE

OF THESE THINGS.

  

WE BELIEVE 

THERE SHOULD

HAVE BEEN MUCH

MORE

OF THESE THINGS!!!

 

 MORE ATTENTION SEEKING,

MORE SLACKTIVISM,

MORE FUN,

MORE CELEBRITY

MORE DESIRE

TO BECOME A CELEBRITY

BY PARTICIPATING.

MORE SOCIABLE,

MORE CREATIVE AND

MORE COLLABORATIVE

MORE JOY.

MORE DISRUPTING

THE CHARITABLE "RULES"

 

THE LIST OF REASONS

WE HAVE FOR WHY

THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

WAS CRUSHED AND

THEN THAWED IS

BARELY HALF WAY

THROUGH.

 

AND I WILL TALK ABOUT

THE REST WHEN

OPRAH WINFREY,

GRAHAM NORTON,

THE PROJECT, ELLEN, KYLE AND JACKIE O

AND

MORE

INTERVIEW ME.

 

THE REQUESTS ARE

POURING IN  

AND I CAN'T

 RISK HAVING NOTHING

TO TALK ABOUT. 

CAN I?

 

 

"THE EPIC SOLUTION" 

TAH DA... 

 

MINISTRY OF PAINTBALL 2.0

HAS TAKEN THE

ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

AND SHAKEN IT UP A BIT,

NOT STIRRED.

 

WE HAVE

CREATED A NEW

KINDA CHALLENGE.

SAME RULES,

SAME VIDEO CHALLENGES,

JUST MORE INCLUSIVE

AND MORE ENDURING.

 

WHY?

We believe

THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

WAS AWESOMELY SUCCESSFULL

IN MAKING THE

WORLD A BETTER PLACE

FOR A WHILE.

 

IT RAISED A LOT OF FUNDS.

IT WAS FUN.

 

We believe

 AWESOME FUNDRAISING

SUCCESS AND HAVING

FUN SHOULD NEVER END.

We believe

THE COMBINATION OF

AWESOME FUNDRAISING SUCCESS

AND FUN

COULD EASILY

BECOME A HABIT.

 

IF WE ALL

CHALLENGED OURSELVES

FOR IT TO BE THIS WAY.

 

SO 

WE PROUDLY INTRODUCE...

 

THE NICE BUCKET CHALLENGE,

THE MOVEMENT.

(Thank you to Mr Chris Rosati, founder of Inspire Media for inspiring us to create this movemnet. Chris suffers from ALS)

 

MORE THRILLS AND LESS SPILLS

THAN THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE!!

We just had to go there...  

 HOW TO PARTICIPATE?

Just participate now. 

Everyone has sat around, waiting for everyone else to go fiirst.for thousands of years.

And thousands of years is long enough.

 

IT'S REALLY EASY...

CHALLENGE 3 PEOPLE

TO PERFORM

AN

ACT OF KINDNESS

EACH

WITHIN 24 HOURS.

 

OR 

 

 THEY CAN CHOSE

TO DONATE ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY

TO THE GOOD CAUSE

OF THEIR CHOICE

INSTEAD.

 

 WIN WIN

 (YOU CAN OF COURSE CHALLENGE YOURSELF)

 

THERE IS EVEN

 AN ANNUAL COMPETITION

OPTION FOR  

FOR PEOPLE WHO WOULD

LIKE TO GO PRO 

AND WIN

THE NICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

ANNUAL AWARDS

IN ONE OR MANY OF

A VAST RANGE OF CATEGORIES.

 

KINDEST PERSON IN THE WORLD, KINDEST COMMUNITY,KINDEST CELEBRITY, KINDEST COUNTRY, KINDEST TREE PLANTER, KINDEST COMPANY, KINDEST SPORTING TEAM, KINDEST PET OWNER, KINDEST DRAG CAR RACER, KINDEST FAMILY, KINDEST DRAG QUEEN, KINDEST KID, KINDEST TENNIS PLAYER, KINDEST MEDIA COMPANY WHO MAKES THIS IDEA FAMOUS, KINDEST PERSON ON SOCIAL MEDIA WHO MAKES THIS IDEA FAMOUS, KINDEST DRAMA QUEEN, KINDEST MUM, KINDEST CIRCUS EMPLOYEE, KINDEST GRANDMOTHER, KINDEST PAINTBALLER, KINDEST ROYALTY, KINDEST CITY,  KINDEST HAIRDRESSER, KINDEST CAFE, KINDEST EUROVISION CONTESTANT, KINDEST POSTMAN,THE KINDEST OF ANYTHING IMAGINABLE. EVERY COMPETITOR WILL GET A WORLD RANKING. SO THE MORE UNIQUE YOUR CATEGORY, THE HIGHER YOUR CHANCE OF BEING NUMBER ONE IN THE WORLD.

 

YEP, WE HAVE

JUST MADE KINDNESS COMPETITIVE.

WHY?

 

WE HAVE A DREAM

WE DREAM OF INSPIRING A WORLD

WHICH LOOKS AND FEELS

LIKE THIS.

(Our thanks to Orly Wahba the founder of Life Vest Inside

for creating this video and the great things you and your team inspire. Love your work.

Looking forward to meeting you and working with you one day. In the mean time we will make your brilliant video even more famous as a display of our gratitude.)

 

A GO PRO

COMPETITION TO MAKE

THE BEST VERSIONS

OF THIS ACROSS

A VAST RANGE

OF CATEGORIES

IN THE WORLD WILL

CERTAINLY

INSPIRE SOME VERY

INSPIRING VIDEOS FROM

ACROSS THE GLOBE,

WON'T IT?

 

IT'S LIKE THE X-FACTOR

FOR KINDNESS

AND IT WILL CREATE

SOME

NEW KINDA CELEBRITIES

WON'T IT.

(Thanks to Simon Cowell for creating X-Factor and inspiring

a model which can also be applied for kindness and fame. I have an idea we can work on together if you want to have a chat?) 

IF YOU THINK

WE CAN ALL

MAKE THE WORLD

A BETTER PLACE

BY

INSPIRING KINDNESS

OR

IF YOU THINK WE CAN'T,

YOU ARE PROBABLY RIGHT. 

IF YOU WANT 7 MINUTES OF THE BEST PERSPECTIVE

ON THE FUTILTY OF BOTH UNKINDNESS AND THE SOVERIGNTY OF SELF, WATCH THIS

(Thank you Carl Sagan for the video, and thank you Russell Brand for the phrase sovereignty of self. Would like to work with you Simon and Ohrly on an idea)

FOR THOSE CONTEMPLATING

BECOMING PRO CHALLENGERS..

 

 WHAT WOULD YOUR VIDEO LOOK LIKE

AT A BUSINESS LEVEL...?

 

 IN THIS AGE OF

COMPASSIONATE CAPITALISM

 IT WOULD

BE A GOOD IDEA

TO START GETTING

USED TO CONSUMERS

WANTING TO DO BUSINESS

WITH PEOPLE WHO

DISPLAY THEIR DESIRE

TO INSPIRE

A BETTER WORLD

BECAUSE THEY

ARE ALREADY

LOOKING FOR IT.

 

WHAT WOULD YOUR VIDEO LOOK LIKE

AT A PERSONAL LEVEL...?

 

SOCIAL STATUS IS

SO TEN MINUTES AGO,

SOCIABLE STATUS 

IS THE

 ONLY THING THAT

ANY BODY WHO IS

ANYBODY CARES ABOUT

NOW.

IT'S THE NEW BLACK

AND IT CAN NEVER

GO BACK.

What would your version of the Life Vest Inside Video look like?

 A QUESTION YOU

MAY HAVE IS...

  WHY IS A PAINTBALL COMPANY

CHALLENGING THE WORLD TO

TEAMBUILD AT

A GLOBAL LEVEL

AND MAKE THE WORLD

A BETTER KINDA PLACE?

 

FRANKIE SAY...

THE CONCEPT OF

TEAM BUILDING

IS NOT LIMITED BY

THE SCALE OF

THE NUMBERS INVOLVED

BUT BY

THE SCALE OF IMAGINATION

WHICH HAS REMAINED

UNCHALLENGED FOR

LONG ENOUGH.

"JUST THINK , WAR BREAKS OUT AND NOBODY TURNS UP?"

Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Two Tribes

 

 

BEING A

PAINTBALL COMPANY,

WITH OVER 100 BRILLIANT FIELDS IN OUR NETWORK

IN AUSTRALIA AND THE UNITED KINGDOM

AND GROWING INTERNATIONALLY

 

WE KNOW

THAT TEAM BUILDING WORKS

SO BRILLIANTLY

ON A SMALL SCALE.

 

SO WHY ON EARTH

CAN'T IT BE DONE

ON A GLOBAL SCALE

AT A TIME WHEN

WE ARE MORE CONNECTED

THAN WE HAVE EVER BEEN?

Teambuilding is defined as enhancing social relations often by involving a collaborative task.

 

IT IS AN ISSUE OF IMAGINATION.

 

IF YOU IMAGINE WE CAN

OR IF YOU IMAGINE WE CAN'T,

YOU ARE PROBABLY RIGHT.

 

SO HERE'S OUR BIG 

QUESTION FOR YOU..

WHY NOT START TEAM BUILDING,

ONE GLOBAL VILLAGE AT A TIME,

RIGHT NOW? 

 

 

ARE YOU IN THE MEDIA?

ARE YOU KIND OF A BIG DEAL

IN THE WORLD OF SOCIAL MEDIA?

DO PEOPLE KNOW YOU?

(Thank you to Ron Burgundy) 

DO YOU BELIEVE IN KINDNESS?

 

WE ALL KNOW THAT

THE COMBINATION

OF MEDIA FORMS

MADE THE

ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

FAMOUS AND FABULOUS.

 

DO YOU WANT TO BE

REMEMBERED AS THE INNOVATIVE

MEDIA PEOPLE WHO

MADE THIS DREAM

FOR ALL OF HUMAN

KIND A REALITY BY

GETTING IT

OUT THERE?

 

AND BETTER STILL

WINNING

THE NICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

IN YOUR CATEGORY?

 

 

COOL,

LET'S HUG IT OUT

AND GET ON WITH IT THEN!!

Go to the Nice Bucket Challenge

 to start making

the world a better place

straight away.

 

 SPECIAL NEWS ALERT 

 

FOR THE PEOPLE OF

AUSTRALIA AND

THE UNITED KINGDOM!!

 

 

MINISTRY OF PAINTBALL 2.0

ARE MAKING YOUR

FIRST ACT OF KINDNESS

SUPER EASY.

 

AT THIS TIME OF YEAR

YOU ARE PROBABLY THINKING

ABOUT CHRISTMAS GIFTS,

BIRTHDAY GIFTS,

ORGANISING A

TEAM BUILDING DAY,

ORGANISING A CHRISTMAS PARTY

OR JUST HAVING SOME FUN.

 

SO COME AND GET YOUR

VIP ENTRY PASSES

FOR FREE,

RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW,

INSTEAD OF

PURCHASING THEM

AT A SHOPPING CENTRE OR ELSEWHERE.

VIP ENTRY PASSES INCLUDE ALL EQUIPMENT HIRE

SO YOU LOOK AND FEEL THE PART

AND MANY LOCATIONS EVEN OFFER A FREE LUNCH.

PAINTBALLS ARE NOT INCLUDED WHETHER

YOU GET THEM FREE FROM US

OR FROM A SHOPPING CENTRE.

GIVE SOMEONE

A GREAT GIFT

AND WITH THE MONEY

YOU HAVE SAVED

YOU CAN CHOOSE

TO MAKE A DONATION

OF ANY KIND

TO THE GOOD CAUSE

OF YOUR CHOICE.

 

OR USE THE

MONEY SAVED

TO DO

AN ACT OF KINDNESS.

 

WIN WIN WIN 

 

WE ARE GOING TO

MAKE THIS A CHALLENGE

HOWEVER.

 

YOU DON'T KNOW

HOW MANY

VIP ENTRY PASSES

ARE AVAILABLE,

SO YOU DON'T KNOW

WHEN THEY

WILL RUN OUT.

 

SO MAYBE YOUR

FIRST ACT OF KINDNESS

IS TO LET PEOPLE

KNOW THIS KINDA

OPPORTUNITY EXISTS?

 

BEFORE IT DOESN'T.

Sorry about the very average looking homepage.

We made some big changes late in the day and ran right over time.

Given that people will spend enormous sums

of money on VIP Entry Passes as gifts,

we were morally obliged to get this out in time

for good causes to get the funds

when they need it the most.

 

 

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS

FROM

MINISTRY OF PAINTBALL 2.0

GRAB YOUR

FREE

VIP ENTRY PASSES

 Here's to the crazy ones...

 

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