Your legacy is the single most important thing you leave behind when you pass. That is why Eric Spofford is working towards creating a lasting legacy, a legacy his two sons will be proud of.
“The influence you have on the world long after you are gone is what quantifies the impact you had while you were alive,” Spofford says.
For those who don’t know, Eric Spofford is 37-year-oldentrepreneur who founded Granite Recovery Centers, one of the largest addiction treatment businesses on the east coast. His leadership at Granite Recovery Centers helped tens of thousands of people find recovery.
After 13 years with Granite Recovery Centers, he sold the business last year to a private equity-backed strategic buyer, who will continue his mission of providing the highest level of service and improving accessibility to life-saving treatments.This transition has allowed him to spend more time with his family, which is of the utmost importance to him.
Today, Eric is the CEO of Spofford Enterprises, where he focuses on venture capital investments, real estate development, and entrepreneurial coaching. He wants to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs on how to create businesses that are altruistic.
According to Eric, the key to building your legacy is creating a vision for your life that you wholeheartedly commit to. When you believe in yourself and create clear goals, it becomes easier to see where you are going and what you need to do to get you there.
You also need to think about the responsibilities that come with your success. Ultimately, success should be utilized to help you grow and develop into a better person. A person that uses their resources to help others and make the world a better place.
Eric’s goal is to have the longest funeral in human history, with a line of speakers as far as the eye can see. He wants his sons to listen to stories they’ve never heard before, about how their father helped people during their most trying times.