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My Name is Boyd Hoffmann and I am an Entrpreneur who focuses on helping others accomplish there finacial goals through Onlne Marketing and sales training.
I currently live in Southern California with my wife and two kids, Avery and Ethan.
Almost 18 months ago I decided that working for someone else for the rest of my life was not the career path for me. You see I was the number one sales rep for a very successful seminar company and I was doing what most people would consider, financially very well for myself.
But the problem wasn't the money... The problem was lack of time with my family.
I didn't have an office that I commuted to on a daily basis, I had an airport. And every Sunday for six years of my life I was either coming or going. Now before the kids came along it was nothing but the "Perfect" job. However kids have away of changing things. And my little girl coming into my life was the start of a whole new thought process for me.
Up until the point of my little girls arrival I was primarily focused on making money, and making as much as humanly possible. And I got pretty darn good at it if I do say so myself. But the old saying that money can't buy you happiness is without a doubt true. If that money comes at the price of spending time with your family.
I was missing out on my little girls first steps, her first words, and pretty much every other first that a father is suppose to experience. And I will never forget the night when my wife told me that my little girl said "dadda" as she looked at my picture. That's when I realized my priorities were all screwed up. I'd forgotten what was really important. My little girl shouldn't be learning who her "dadda" was by looking at a picture.
I finally understood it isn't about money, it is about family. After all they were the reason why I was doing what I was doing in the first place. Yet I wasn't giving them what they needed most, and that was my time. I was never there.
Shortly after this personal "Ah Ha" moment my son Ethan came into the world and I began to hear my wife tell me over the phone (as I was some where in the world) all of Ethan's "firsts". It gets to the point where you look in the mirror and say to yourself enough is enough. I knew I needed to make a drastic change. I knew I had to become my own boss. To be the one to make the rules and not let someone else tell me what me what the rules were.
So April 2009 I walked away from a job I loved yet no longer could do. Not because I no longer could perform at the highest level within the company, but because my family was missing out on their dad. My wife was missing out on having her husband.
So walking away at this point was actually a very easy thing for me to do. Knowing what I was going to do next was the only hard part in the equation.
Fast forward to my life now and what I have been able to accomplish is not at all what I had invisioned myself doing. But I am so glad I made that decision to walk away from the golden handcuffs and venture out into the world of being a home business owner. The opportunities I now have to see my kids everyday is pricless for me. To be here when they need me means the world to me at this point in my life.
My life is dramatically different than it use to be. To go from catching flights and working a room full of 4 or 5 hundred people to sitting in my pajamas watching Dora The Explorer took some getting use to. But to get through the battle and the moments of self doubt, and to be able to building a real financial legacy for me and my family, I couldn't be happier than I am right now.
Life is what you make of it. It is up to each of us to decide whether or not we are going to go after our dreams or just leave them as simply "Our Dreams." No one is gonig to do it for you, and even if they did you would never understand the satisfatction that comes from making a tough decision, giving it all you've got, and coming out the victor.
So there you have it... Who is Boyd Hoffmann? A guy who fortunately figured it out before it was to late. And loves every minute of his new life.
My Location: Chino, California
I'm a 31 year old married man and a father of two.
Not to long ago I decided to completely change my course in life and become that business minded entreprenuer that I had always thought I would be. The sad part to that story is that it was not necesarrily my choice to venture out on my own. The economy and my employer decided to make that decision a lot easier.
I had been working for a company that I believed would be where I would stay until I was ready to retire. But I was ignorant/nieve enough to think that is possible in our new economy and in our new way of doing business.
Technology has changed everything... And I have decided to be on the front end instead of trying to play catchup for the rest of my life.
I now wake up everyday with a smile in anticipation of accomplishing things that I had given up on. My dreams and my goals had been minimized and that just is not right.
So I've taken control of my life once again and I am excited to learn from the best of the best and to get to know as many of you in this community as possible. I look forward to developing long lasting and meaningful relationhsips with anyone who shares my passion for success.
Not because I'm greedy but because I simply want to give my wife and kids the life and opportunities I never had.
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