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11 Things My Son Taught Me about Life and Business


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Keynote presentation given by Rae Hoffman at Affiliate Summit East 2013 - inspired by this post

11 Things My Son Taught Me about Life and Business

  1. My son taught me ABOUT LIFE & BUSINESS AFFILIATE SUMMIT EAST 2013 Rae Hoffman
  2. Not Everything in life will go according to plan
  3. EVERYTHING Changed. In one single moment...
  4. Your ability to be successful in life hinges not on being able to create and execute “the plan”. Life Plan v1.0
  5. It hinges on being able to adapt and change to make the best of the hand you’re dealt.
  6. Complaining changes nothing action changes everything
  7. Why HIM?
  8. Why HIM? Why ME?
  9. Complaining makes you a victim. Acting puts you in control. THE CHOICE IS YOURS.
  10. Your situation does not determine your result – your attitude does
  11. “It is wise to direct your anger towards problems - not people; to focus your energies on answers - not excuses.” - William Arthur Ward
  12. Excuses are like ASSHOLES BELLY BUTTONS …everyone has one
  13. It is possible to say nothing yet influence everything
  14. “THE TWO MOST IMPORTANT DAYS IN YOUR LIFE ARE…. the day you were born and the day you find out WHY” - Mark Twain
  15. Who you ARE > What you SAY #TRUTH
  16. You’ll never know what you’re capable of until you try
  17. “The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is… I’m not afraid to die on a treadmill” Will Smith Flickr Photo Credit:Walmart Corporate
  19. FUCK THEMAnd what they think of my son.
  20. You can’t change the past but you can help shape the future
  21. “The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.” ~unknown Excuses   Fear   Assumption   Acceptance  
  22. DRIVE your company DRIVE your cause DRIVE YOUR LIFE
  23. SELF EDUCATIONis one of the best ways to empower yourself
  24. “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” ~Jim Rohn
  26. 3 Things we are Guaranteed in Life DEATH   TAXES   RIGHT NOW  
  27. RIGHT NOWTHAT’S when you have to start.
  28. Your biggest setback can either break you or fuel you – it’s up to you
  29. When life knocks you down, YOU have to decide to get back up and say…
  30. Is that all you got?
  31. Life:NOPE
  32. This is my son Thomas. He’s an amazing, smart, sweet, happy kid. And three weeks ago he was diagnosed with Autism. And thanks to his older brother, Mom’s “got this”.
  33. YOU CAN SURIVE Anything
  34. They say life doesn’t give you more than you can handle.
  35. BADASS Apparently life thinks I’m a (and I’m going to prove it right)
  36. THANK YOU Dedicated to the memory of the bravest person I’ve ever known. You were,are and always will be my hero. Christopher James “CJ” Hoffman 10/02/97 – 11/29/12