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This is the age of internet entrepreneurs. Anyone can find a place to start a business on the web. Today we are psyched to talk to Tim Stoddart, the mastermind behind Sober Nation and the founder of Stodzy Internet Marketing.
After triumphing over addiction, Tim used his spirituality, his self-belief, and a slight chip on his shoulder to prove to the world and himself that he could be successful no matter what. He started Sober Nation just 7 months after getting clean.
Though this passion project never became a significant source of income for Tim, it was the guinea pig and learning experience that spawned his profitable endeavors.
If you ever thought about starting your own business, you might want to take notes on Tim’s entrepreneurial journey!
From Tim Stoddart
I am an entrepreneur, an addiction recovery advocate, and fitness fanatic. I was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA to a hard working and loving family. I have always had a passion for hard work and self-improvement.
I’ll be the first to admit, that I make a terrible employee. My family would tell you that since a young age, I’ve always done things my way. When I was growing up, this kind of thinking got me into some trouble (more on that later) but it has helped me be a successful entrepreneur, a leader and writer.
I am by no means perfect, but I try hard every day to be the best version of myself possible.
How Did I Become an Entrepreneur?
As I said, I come from a very hard-working family. My father was a union rep at the Philadelphia airport and my mother was an inner-city ER nurse. My family worked so hard and eventually, we were able to earn enough to where it felt like we had some comfort… or so it seemed.
After 9/11 my father was let go from his job (a lot of changes were happening at airports at the time) and my mother was also let go from her job because they were tearing down the hospital. Just when it seemed like we were getting ahead, it all came crashing down again.
That was the moment when I decided I would never let that happen to me. I would never let some “boss” dictate my income or flexibility in life.
It has been a long journey. In 2010 I started my first blog called “The 4th Dimension.” Over time, that site taught me how to use content to grow a business. Although that site no longer exists, I still consider it a huge success because it reaffirmed the idea that I didn’t need to have a job to make a living.
Eventually, I took the knowledge I had learned from blogging and started my own online marketing agency. My best friend and I teamed up and Stodzy has been a leading marketing agency in the addiction treatment field for 6 straight years.
Stodzy Inc. has been a groundbreaking media company which is bringing digital marketing and networking into industries that have traditionally been left behind.
I am flattered and blessed to lead a team of such intelligent and passionate young men and women. We are shaping the future.
There is Opportunity Everywhere
Our digital world has truly leveled the playing field.
If you have a laptop, a passion, a work ethic and an internet connection, you can build a business or organization or company and live life on your own terms.
I’m not the guy to tell you to quit your job and chase your dream.
Instead, I am the guy to tell you that there truly is opportunity for everyone. You can build a full time business or even a side hustle around what it is that you love to do.
I believe the saddest thing of all is hating your job. Almost everyone spends most of our lives working, so why would anyone want to spend most of their lives doing something that they hate. There is a better way. I would love to show you how.
Tim Stoddart’s Links
My Story of Addiction, Recovery, Entrepreneurship and Opportunity
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