About Paul Hutchings
From The Desk Of Paul Hutchings
Jan, 1st, 2014
Hey there my friend,
Welcome to my blog.
I’m so grateful that you clicked on this page to learn a little bit about me.
Nice to meet you!
If there’s one thing that I hope you’ll get from my story, it’s that…
“You may not choose where you start, but you can certainly choose where you finish”
Where I Come From
I was raised in a little farming community in Southeast Idaho called Blackfoot, Idaho.
(I still live here)
When I was 8 years old, my dad left my mom and younger sister.
My Mom is an AMAZING woman.
When she was a little girl, she contracted scarlet fever and lost her hearing. This forced her to learn how to read lips which is still how she communicated today.
My dad leaving, put my family in a rough spot.
My mom was jobless at the time and hearing impaired which meant she couldn’t talk on the phone.
To make matters worse, my Mom had a house payment, a car payment and 2 kids to provide for (me and my sister).
One of my friends in the home business profession said one time that there’s a difference between being broke and ‘broken’.
My mom knew we were broke, but she refused to be broken.
She went to a trade school, got a job, and SOMEHOW on a close to minimum wage salary, managed to provide for my sister and I.
It was truly a miracle and my mom taught me something that I’ll never forget.
When life beats you down, you get up and fight back.
Even though we grew up poor in terms of money, we were rich in love.
For some reason, my Mom always believed I could do anything and I think that transferred over to helping me to believe in myself.
and that’s big lesson #2 in life and business.
I think my 7 year old son Kayden said it best…
“Whatever you do, believe in you”
I’ll always be grateful to my Mom for rising to the challenge and refusing to be broken in life, even though she had every reason to ‘take the count’.
I was taught growing up that in order to have a happy life, the formula was…
1) Go to School
2) Get a good job
3) Live happily ever after.
So, I followed the formula and what I discovered was that that plan may not have been all it was cracked up to be.
My first job out of college was in a customer service call center working for $11.09 an hour.
This is what my $40,000 college education got me?
While I was discovering the joys of working in the Corporate world, I met and fell in love with my sweetheart, Corene.
I somehow convinced her that I was the guy for her.
(maybe I do have a bit of a natural sales guy in me)
We got married.
Kind of a funny story with this picture.
We’d just gotten married and we were having pictures taken.
I pulled out some breath spray and said…
“Honey, you need some breath spray”
…and then I shot her in the face with it.
Not the wisest move to make on your wedding day but hey, it was the first day on the job and I’ve learned a bit since then.
Anyway, because we were newly married and we didn’t have a lot of money, we decided to buy a single wide mobile home to start our family in.
My grandpa had some land we could park it on, and we figured this would be a great place for a young couple to get started.
Here’s a pic of that house.
It really was a great place to start our little family.
It allowed us to stay out of debt and gave us some flexibility to be able to pursue our dreams a little bit later on.
Back to the ‘job’.
So there I was, newly married, living in a trailer, working at this job trying to make a good start in life.
One day, my boss comes to me and says ‘Paul, we need for you to fly down to Phoenix and help with a company meeting this weekend’.
I say.. “well, it’s my 1st year wedding anniversary this weekend, do you mind if I check with my wife first?”
He says ‘go ahead’.
So, I reluctantly tell my wife about the company assignment and even though we both want to spend our first wedding anniversary together, we agree that it’s probably best to go.
So, I fly down to Phoenix, do the meeting and celebrate my anniversary over the phone from a steakhouse where I was eating dinner…
6 months later, I’m in my annual review and my boss says..
“Paul, you’re doing good in many places but we’re concerned about your commitment to the company”.
With a little bit of surprise, I ask him… “Why’s that?”
He proceeds to tell me that when they asked me to miss my anniversary to go to the company meeting, I hesitated, and in doing so, expressed a bit of ‘lack of commitment’ to the company.
Right then and there, in that office review, I said to myself….
“Screw that, screw you and screw this company.
I’m committed to my family“
I decided that I was NOT going to live this way for the rest of my life.
I decided that somehow, some way, I was going to be free.
In comes Network Marketing
So, I found one of those pyramid things to join and I joined.
12 months in, many meetings, flyers and conference calls later…
… No money.
The company gets shut down because the owners were embezzling funds or something like that.
One of the founders goes to jail.
I could have quit.
Because when life beats you down, you get up and fight back.
Moved on to company 2.
I’ll spare you all the details and just give you the short version.
Company 3, company 4, company 5 …. company 14…
You get the picture.
In those early years, I had a lot of ups and downs. (mostly downs)
But one of the things I learned is that those ‘downs’ were really ‘ups’ because they were teaching me extremely valuable lessons along the way.
Lessons, I probably could not have learned in any other way.
Later, I realized, that it’s in those ‘down’ times that we sometimes find our greatest assets and advantages that will serve us as we move forward in life.
My major breakthrough came in 2010.
I had quit my job and we were still living in the single wide trailer.
My family was depending on me to provide and things were not working well.
My income in network marketing had actually gone down over the 6 months since I had quit my job.
(i was kinda counting on it to go up)
One day, my wife comes home from the doctors office in tears.
We had just had our 3rd son, Kyson and she had taken him to his 2 week check up.
She proceeded to tell me that Kyson had a condition called Craniosynostosis which was going to need a $50,000 surgery down at primary children’s hospital.
Needless to say, I was at rock bottom.
I knew that ‘when life beats you down you get back up and fight’ but it felt like I had BEEN fighting and it STILL wasn’t working.
What do to?
One night, after tucking my 2 oldest boys into bed and reading them their bedtime stories…
… I stayed back and watched them go to sleep.
As they lay there sleeping, I began to cry because I felt like I was failing as a father and a provider.
I didn’t know what else to do.
… I knelt down beside their bed, and I prayed.
What happened next, I can only describe as a miracle.
I feel I was lead to the study of a book that changed EVERYTHING for me.
You may have heard of it.
It’s called, Think And Grow Rich.
As I studied this book and did my best to actually apply what it taught, I started to see magic happening in my business.
I discovered that you could use the internet to generate leads for business.
Armed with these 2 secret weapons,
1) mindset gained from studying Think And Grow Rich a
2) Skillset – lead generation through the internet
I began to sponsor customers and distributors into my business.
Within about 6 months, I was seeing emails come out from my company headquarters listing me as a top recruiter for the company.
This was providing the income that I desperately needed to support my family.
18 months later, I had a monthly residual check in my hand for over $7,000.
I’ll never forget the day I found out I was getting this check.
I was still living in a single wide trailer, and I literally started to cry, I was so happy.
That was the first big breakthrough and from there the income has continued to rise.
Where I’m At Today
This last year, 2013, was an amazing year for my family.
We purchased our dream home in the country on 6 acres of land and thanks to our home business, we were able to pay off the mortgage!
This has been one of our dreams for a very long time and I’m so grateful to have been able to step into this next level of financial freedom.
Was it easy?
This is the part, where —-> as a marketer I should be telling you that YES, you can do exactly what I did with 3 easy steps.
The truth is… I’m so sick of all the marketing hype that I’m just going to tell you the truth.
It was worth it.
… and yes it was easy, compared to the alternative.
Working all my life at a job I despised, making less than I wanted, having to ask permission to go on vacation or spend time with my wife on our anniversary…
… even having to ask for permission to go to the bathroom for Heaven Sakes!
YES, it was easy compared to THAT!
But I’d be lying if I said it didn’t take a lot of personal effort.
Id be lying if I said it didn’t take a LOT Of persisting when I felt like quitting.
Id’ be lying if I said I wasn’t challenged and tested, sometimes to the very depths of my soul.
But, my friend, it was all worth all that, and more.
And my belief is, it will be worth it for you too.
And my hope is, that I can help you make it, in some way.
My wish is, that I can make the road a little less rocky for you.
My prayer is, that I can inspire you to keep on keeping on, and at the end of the day, live the ULTIMATE commitment to, NEVER give up on your dreams.
Because they’re worth it.
If I can help you in any way, my friend —> Please don’t hesitate to reach out.
I recommend you go through my 7 day boot camp training.
I’ve really dumped my heart and soul into it and if you’re serious about duplicating my results, it can help.
I believe that better things are waiting for you in your future my friend, and…
..I’d love to help you get there.
Never give up,
PS – Here are some very kind words from some awesome people about me.
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