David Hoffman – Relationships Over Rules 7 Principles to Lead Gracefully and Love Generously

David Hoffman is a top realtor, business owner, economist, and the founder of David Hoffman Realty, an Inc. 5000 company consistently ranked in the top 50 firms as per the Wall Street Journal/Real Trends Top 1,000 list out of over 2 million real estate agents in the United States and Canada. He is also the founder of Covenant First Mortgage, and Beyond Title.

Opening and Introduction to Fatherhood through Foster Care

In this episode of the Dad Edge Podcast, Larry Hagner interviews David Hoffman. David shares his personal story of becoming a father to a little girl, Isabella, through foster care. He discusses the importance of being present in the moment and how his three-year plan guided him towards this beautiful addition to his family.

Reflecting on Personal Growth and Childhood

David also shares his personal experiences growing up and the impact it had on his life. He discusses how he was often left on his own at a young age, with his mother working and going to school. This left him fending for himself and having to figure out dinner and other tasks on his own. He recalls having to save up money to order a pizza on the nights his mom was at school.

Positive Impact and Leadership through the Dad Edge Alliance

Larry Hagner acknowledges David’s journey and the positive impact he is making through his work with the Dad Edge Alliance. By helping men improve their relationships and become better fathers, David is creating a ripple effect that will benefit not only his own children but also future generations. The host commends David for breaking the cycle of neglect and creating a legacy of love and support.

Encouraging a Focus on Family and Fulfillment

He notes that historically, men have found their sense of purpose in their careers, quantifying their success through promotions and accolades. However, this can lead to emptiness and a lack of fulfillment. He encourages men to also focus on their roles at home and the impact they have on their families. By recognizing and valuing their contributions as fathers and husbands, men can find a deeper sense of purpose and fulfillment.

Larry’s Takeaways

  1. Commitment brings peace and growth.
  2. Men’s work impacts future generations.
  3. Prioritize marriage and family time. 

What You’ll Learn

00:04:51 Blending families can be beautiful.

00:05:01 Unexpected adoption brings joy and love.

00:11:12 Challenging upbringing shapes perspective.

00:14:56 Commitment and follow-through are essential.

00:20:09 Focus on moving forward, not mistakes.

00:29:06 Forgiveness brings freedom and peace.

00:29:11 Forgiveness can lead to healing.

00:35:30 Our past doesn’t define us.

00:40:03 Adversity fuels growth and resilience.

00:46:18 Legacy impact of work decisions.

00:52:44 Focus on being authentic and present.

00:53:54 Importance of prioritizing relationships.

00:59:06 Prioritize time with loved ones.

01:04:46 Marriage is the foundation of a strong family.

01:09:39 Prioritize your spouse and children.




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