We Have A Choice!

Moments TO BE

I come from behind the Berlin Wall, from former Communist Germany and had to be dragged to freedom by my parents. Tragically I see that most people build their own “Berlin Wall” that is keeping them imprisioned, that is keeping them enslaved to their own “thinking small”.

It’s true freedom isn’t free. It does take some effort but I have not heard of anyone who would rather stay imprisioned once they have experienced their true self. You can read what my readers say about their life (www.thetobebook.com/testimonials) once they feel freedom. Life totally changes and that change is in your hands.

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You have a choice!

“To be or not to be – the choice is YOURS!”

Amazon Bestseller

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The Rewards of Reading

What have you been reading lately?

Or should I ask when was the last time you read a book?

I hope it is not the latter 🙂

In a social gathering, you can usually tell who the frequent readers are. Wide readers think and speak well. They win the admiration, respect, and good opinion of others because of their great knowledge base.

Reading expands the mind. In fact, many people consider it as one of the satisfying pleasures of humans, for it involves physical as well as mental activities.

Reading is primarily a mental activity. After all, you read with your mind and use your imagination to paint the setting of the story you are reading. You use you mind to imagine the joys and pains of the main character as the story unfolds or you bring into play the different arguments and ideas brought to you by the author in the self-help book you are holding or the blog you are reading.

Reading helps you develop an extensive vocabulary. The reader may not know exactly what every single word means, but he will have a good general idea.

Reading makes you alert and curious about new words and information. Some readers develop “the dictionary habit”. Every time they come across a strange word, they try to figure out what it can possibly mean by the context. If they cannot do this, they refer to the dictionary. This is a great way not only to improve your mother tongue but also to learn a foreign language.

Likewise, reading develops intellectual curiosity by exposing you to a variety of materials. As in other forms of activity, you learn by actually doing.

Reading trains you to have an active and open mind. Merely grasping the writer’s idea is not enough. You must make a positive response to what you read. Be an active, not a passive, reader. Develop the habit of drawing your own conclusions, the habit of active thinking, of agreeing or disagreeing with the author. Keep your mind open; understand and weigh the ideas that you read. A practical part of active reading is the drawing of conclusions.

Let me share four basic rules for effective reading and better comprehension:

1)   Try to read more and more. Remember, practice makes perfect. Practicing in the correct way makes even more perfect.

2)   Develop the habit of reading for main ideas. Look for the subject and predicate. Do not waste time on details or little words.

3)   Learn to read with focus and concentration. Think of what you are reading. Do not let your attention wander somewhere else. Good readers read with understanding.

4)   Learn to budget your time. Experiment with your reading time. Try purposely to read faster. Give yourself a time limit on specific material that you read. Especially on this tip practice makes perfect 🙂

Reading is a stimulating mental activity. It expands your reality and capability. You have so much to gain in discovering the joys of reading. Go ahead; grab a book right now!

I recommend the To BE book. Have you read it yet? Check it out at www.thetobebook.com

Almost like having your own personal Coach

The next best thing to having your own personal coach!,

Amazon Review December 6, 2010 By Patricia Gomez Wilkie “patgwilkie”

This book is the next best thing to having your own personal life coach. Barbara Hofmeister – author, coach and public speaker – is herself an inspiration as someone who is living the life of her dreams whilst she is in turn inspiring and encouraging people across the globe to have the courage and confidence to go for their dreams.

Success is not the result of magic, but of determined action. The steps are:
1) Know what you want.
2) Believe you can get it.
3) Take massive action to get it.

Now, as Barbara insists, it’s important to treat this book as a workbook and do all the exercises, otherwise it will not work. If you follow the steps in this book, you’ll be well on your way to living the full life you’ve always wanted.


5.0 out of 5 stars Making My Choice TO BE!!, December 20, 2010 By Anna Banguilan This Amazon review is for: To be or not to be – the choice is YOURS!

Thank You Barbara Hofmeister! You are truly an inspiration! Having a conversation with you is truly FUN and energizing AND now, I have “worked” the book and revisited many things and discovered even MORE!! I have shared this book and will continue to share it for those who WANT TO CHANGE!
You have to “work” the book. Yes, you can flip through it, but it is MORE than a book to read, it is a book to facilitate change on a cellular level, get in to it! When you buy the book, be sure to have a journal also standing by. Do the assignments, get inspired and take the action!!
Love it!!

Anna Banguilan


Get your own copy of the To BE book at www.thetobebook.com or on Amazon

“To be or not to be – the choice is YOURS!”

Where Did My Life Go?

If you feel like you’re just treading water through your life right now you’re not alone. Most people at one time or another feel the same way.

The mediocrity, the fatigue, the lack of drive or passion is a slippery slope, and before you know it you find yourself wallowing in apathy, lying on your sofa watching TV and wondering how you got to this point.

Here’s a truth for you:

In life you’re either moving ahead or moving back. And if you feel stuck, frustrated and in a life of someone else’s making, you’re probably going in the wrong direction.

Time is our greatest enemy. Once gone, you cannot get it back – no matter what you do. One day you “wake up” and you are 40, 50, or even 60 years old and wonder what happened to all those great dreams you once had.

And that’s why you might catch yourself saying…

Where did my life go???

Of course you probably have all kinds of hopes and dreams, but it’s as if every year that goes by you’re drifting further and further away from them, and you start to wonder if realizing these dreams is ever going to happen.

Albert Einstein said: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.”

Tell me, do you want to continue…

  • to lose precious time?
  • to live a hectic but unsatisfying life?
  • to fear ending up broke?
  • to be afraid of old age?
  • to think you could do and be more but still don’t take the right action?

Or do you want more today, RIGHT NOW!!!

You don’t want to end up with “the song” still in you!

You want and deserve Success!

You want and deserve Financial Freedom!

You want and deserve Happiness!

You want and deserve Fulfillment!


The TO BE Book is your key to success on so many levels

Live a Life of Purpose and Passion

Just read some of the rave reviews:

Today you have come to the right place at the right time. In this book Barbara helps you recover your dreams and offers you the roadmap to your personal success. Now all you need to do is follow through. The steps and techniques she lays out take you through an easy to follow process that will help you rediscover your purpose and passion. It will also help you define the beliefs and fears that have been holding you back. It’s a powerful process that can completely transform your life. However, this is not a reading book. It takes some effort from your side to actually do the exercise offered herein. You have the choice to put this aside half read or to make a commitment to yourself and your loved ones to truly live the life of your dreams.

T. Harv Eker
CEO Peak Potential Inc.
#1 NY Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller
“Secrets of the Millionaire Mind”


This book is not only words; it is a vivid life experience. I think this is very important, when the writer knows what she is talking about. This is not surmises or guessing how it should be, but a strong belief and knowing of the subject! After reading this book you are starting to believe there is nothing you can’t do.

Tania Olenska

Odessa, Ukraine


The TO BE book by Barbara Hofmeister ranks in my list of best books next to those by Zig Ziglar, Napoleon Hill and Tom Peters. You’ve got two options: not read it for whatever excuse, and live your life at the same level of excuses … and keep on complaining on how tough life is for you … or read it, act up on it, and expand your life to it’s highest potential. The choice is yours. I already read it and can recommend you to do the same.

Tom Commeine


See more testimonials at www.thetobebook.com/media

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How to boost your confidence

Low self-esteem? Little confidence?

This video will show you how to build your self-esteem and gain confidence in yourself and your abilities. If you want help, join us in our coaching group at  www.yoursuccesscycle.com or get my book “To be or not to be – the choice is YOURS!” at Amazon or on the book website www.thetobebook.com

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Master your self talk

We all know it – the little voice inside of us. I call it Yebut = Yeah, but…

…you are not good enough!

…your don’t know enough!

…who do you think you are?

We question whether we are worthy enough, have enough knowledge, deserve what we desire etc. etc. etc.

You, like me, have a book, a play, a song, a message inside of you that wants  to get out. Unfortunately we resist letting it out and the reason for that is the value (or lack of value) we place on ourself.

But you have a gift to give and giving it is not only important to you, it is also important to the human race. Too many of us resist their whole life to letting their gift out. Why is that? It has to do with confidence or lack thereof.

I have wanted to write my TO BE book for years but kept putting it off. It was easy to find good excuses why I could not do it but that is all they were – excuses.

Still the fire (the idea) was burning inside of me and I really wanted to do it so I was always of two minds.  One day a friend from the US stayed with me in my house in Spain and over breakfast we talked about my book idea and he said: “When are you going to start with it Barbara?” First I only shrugged my shoulders, but later he asked me again and again so I made a decision and on that same day I sat down and wrote the outline for the book and the table of content. And as they say the rest is history…

To be or not to be - the choice is YOURS!

Get it now. It is truly changing people’s lives.

See www.thetobebook.com/testimonials

Thought provoking and clarifying!

Barbara Hofmeister has written a book that is more than merely passive reading. While it is filled with wisdom and wonderful quotes, the real gems lie in the many exercises she has throughout the book. Anyone can easily follow and do these techniques. They are thought provoking and clarifying.

Barbara takes you carefully step by step through the information and exercises. By the time you are done with the book you will have achieved a clear understanding of what you want, how to deal with your blockages and move into inspired action. This is a life-changing book for those who are willing to accept the invitation to delve into the processes and make the changes!

Estra Roell, USA


For Anyone Willing to Facilitate Positive Change in Their Life, Amazon, July 13, 2010

By Dr. Michael J. Shapiro  “www.empowerednow.com” (Bronx, NY United States)

The To Be Book by Barbara Hofmeister is as she states “A Workbook to Freedom”. It is an enlightening, practical gem with detailed instructions.
Her life experience examples, help guide you through the exercises. You have to work, you have to be pro-active and put some time and effort
into what Barbara has given us. It will empower your life to a greater level. One of the best and most easy to follow self-help, personal development books I have be honored to add to my library.

Dr. Michael J. Shapiro

Bronx, New York


Barbara is that rare breed of person; not only a woman who has a clear vision of where she is going and what she intends to achieve but also one who can clearly implement a plan and bring it to fruition.

Most of us have strengths that make us effective to initiate a project, or run with it for a certain distance, or complete and manage different parts of a project.

Barbara manages all stages and with equal enthusiasm and commitment – this is quite a rare talent. She does not give up when the going gets tough and she ensures that you don’t give up either. This clarity, commitment, tenacity and tidiness are wonderful qualities in a personal life coach and trainer. With Barbara you get the whole team in one person!

– Sharon Macnish

Director of Professional Education,

Letchworth Centre for Complementary Medicine, England


Barbara helped me through a painful break-up and led me quickly to new perspective ensuring that I was able to move on.

Her book is inspiring, practical and challenging from the start. It makes you ask yourself questions.

Barbara’s aim is for you to move forward on the path to creating the life you really want. No one will do it for you but this book is about making your choices. If you make the right choices based on the answers you find, your life will change from reading this book. If you just read the first chapter, as most people do of any book, then your life will stay in your perhaps uncomfortable comfort zone. If you seriously want things to change, then I recommend Barbara Hofmeister’s practical advice and wisdom to you.

From reading this book, I know myself better and I have reached the point where I know what I want to do and why. I will not accept a life of doing what others want me to do. Over the weeks of reading and applying this book, I have reached peace and contentment. You can too. The Choice is Yours!

Antonia Stuart-James, Belgium

This book is a full Manual

Hi Barbara

This isn’t about theory.

Your system is about doing and achieving.

I think you really want people to get the vision they want for themselves. That’s way you ask us to describe it so vividly – and finally I got it.

I am not a victim anymore. Thank you so much.

– Charles Burke, USA


“To Be or not to BE-the choice is YOURS!”” is not merely a reading book, it is actually a full manual, a full program that walks you through the processes of:

* Becoming clear on what you really want
* Creating a vision of your dream life
* Facing your challenges and overcoming them
* Setting clear anchors and goals
* Using a step by step process to achieve those goals
* Clearly defining and living your life purpose!
Barbara Hofmeister’s book is all about the fact that we always have a choice, and that you can achieve the life of your dreams, if you so choose, “To Be Or Not To Be”…

It is a book for anyone who desires to go beyond their present reality, stretch their boundaries and live the life of their dreams… Enjoy!

Barbara Hofmeister: Author, Speaker, Trainer, Certified NLP Master Practitioner, Master Peak Performance Life Coach, a woman who has given over 250 live presentations and keynote speeches in 13 countries…

Doreen Whitelock, USA


Time to wake up

Hi Barbara,

Yes, I have read your book and have written down the 5 things on the “Wake-up call” chapter. This week I’m going to dig more to answer the “What do you want” chapter. I’m in the wake-up call phase, just awake 5months ago, and I’m just glad that I accidently found you on Twitter. This is so exciting Barbara, I never done this kind of writing before

A N D I N A (through facebook)

“Free as myself and seeing beyond my view & perspective”


Hello Barbara, I’m really enjoying your book. “To Be Or Not To Be – the Choice is Yours!” is insightful, practical and designed to help us tap into our potential. This (work)book is a “must-have” for anyone seeking to fulfill their greatness. If you desire to do, be and have more in your life, then get your copy TODAY!

­LaShawn McCrary, US Radio Show Host