41 Years of Lessons

"Keep your face towards the sunshine and let the shadows fall behind you" ~ Walt Whitman


So today is my 41st birthday, and 2015 is shaping up to be a great year.

The journey to this point has been a long one. A few years ago things looked beyond bleak. Life gets rough sometimes/often...and those tough times yield the most valuable lessons (if you listen to what the Universe is telling you and learn).

What I have learned along the way:

1). Life loves to test you. By "test you" I mean beat the crap out of you. Cherish every shitty moment-if you never give up it will only make you better/more confident.

2). Overcoming adversity is how you gain confidence. Confidence will help you believe in yourself. You can never achieve at a high level unless you believe in yourself.

3). Sometimes it takes many years before you find your passion/niche. You don't need to know everything by 30 or 35. It's OK to reinvent yourself to get where you want to go. Adaptation is a great quality to have and use.

4). If you have abilities you have been blessed with and don't use them, that's really dumb. I was dumb for too many years. If you don't use your talents, why even have them?

5). If you want something badly enough and sacrifice everything to get it, good things happen.

6). Building a business can be a lonely experience. Socializing is put on the back burner and some friends won't understand that. I'm lucky I have an angel who supports me 100% and great business partners...not everyone is that lucky.

7). The friends who do support you...even doing small things mean a lot. Keep in touch with friends. Friends and Family Texts

8). Patience is a valuable skill. Some things take a lot of time and being impatient will hurt you-not help.

9). There is no substitute for hard work. Feeling sick? Work through it. No money? Work harder. Sister got hit by a car? Work. Life sucks? Shut up and work...and everything will be OK.

10). Life doesn't owe any of us a damn thing. If you want it, figure it out and get to work.

11). Strive to be the type of person where if someone says something bad about you, no one believes it.

12). Finally-Stay positive no matter what. As long as you are breathing keep your head up and good things will happen. Being positive is a learned behavior and a habit that starts second by second and hour by hour until that's just how you are.

Have a great day, everyone...love and appreciate all of you. I gotta get back to work ;-)


Eric Beans

Eric Beans is CEO of Texting Base, Inc., out of Orlando, Florida. Texting Base is a cloud-based software that adds efficiency and power to business texting communications. Combining the efficiency of a “mass text” and the effectiveness of a personal text message, Texting Base uses patent pending software to allow businesses to build relationships with their customers like never before. Prior to Texting Base, Eric Beans owned Premier Mortgage Capital, Inc., a nationwide state charted mortgage company and helped to start TechSpan, a global IT consulting company.

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