Eric is a Software Engineer by trade in Austin and an entrepreneur at heart.
He’s the creator of Savvy Saturdays, a newsletter to help people “Level up” in 5 minutes a week with game-changing concepts.
Outside of that, he’s created 3 startups (working on a 4th idea currently), a content strategist, and loves to meet new people and help however he can.
What is one big challenge you have faced and overcome?
I had heart problems when I was little, got surgery then, and had to get a follow-up open heart surgery in 2019.
What helped me was reflecting on what was important in life as the countdown for the surgery came. As someone in his 20s (still in it now), I had a lot of dreams I wanted to fulfill, but I also recognized there were a lot of people I cared about that I wanted to spend my time with. I realize I had to choose how I used my time.
In the face of my finiteness of life, I lived out each day, as if it were my last to the fullest, like this quote: “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” -Martin Luther.
I would not let possible death stop me from going for what I wanted to do, but I would also not let what I wanted to do make me forget what is really important.
Share a fun fact about yourself
I’m an audiobook fanatic, with over 350+ audiobooks in my library.
What’s one thing that excites you?
Content creators – creation, storytelling, and strategy.
It’s fun analyzing and seeing how different people utilize their businesses, social platforms, and resources in order to create value not only for themselves, but also for others.
If you could go back 10 years ago, what advice would you have given yourself?
Don’t change who you are and keep on creating content.
You never know what those two things may do and help inspire others.
What one challenge would you like to offer our community?
For a week, 7 days, go onto a social media platform that you use, and post 1 piece of content each day without a care of how people react, comment, or think (TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, etc…).
Go into it doing your best to not care about the result. Tap into your creative self. Try to follow trends. Look at what works and what doesn’t.
And be okay with it not being its best, but being satisfied that you did something.
What an incredible story. Big thanks to Eric for sharing!
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