Eric and his wife Jennifer live in Dallas, Texas and celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary in September 2019. They have three adult children, two sons, and a daughter. In addition to writing, speaking and leading others, Eric is a sports fanatic and supports all teams from his home town of Dallas and his alma mater, the University of Oklahoma.
For over thirty-three years I never worked a day in my life. When I was ten years old, I began selling newspaper subscriptions for a local community newspaper in my neighborhood. Shortly thereafter I was working with my father helping to sell and service his customers from the business he and my mother built. I worked after school throughout high school and during holidays home during college. I graduated on Saturday and started working in my family’s business the next Monday. I loved sales, I loved customer service, and I loved the people I worked with that helped and supported me in those efforts. Every morning I woke up and could not wait to get to work.
At the beginning of 2018, my life began changing and my thoughts and desires followed suit. My wife had a catastrophic health event and beat significant odds just to survive. Fortunately, she is not only surviving but now thriving, As I say to everyone, she is a walking miracle. With that event, it became clear to me that nothing in this life or this world is given to us and that all we have is this day and this moment to live and to love.
After a significant amount of discussion, prayer, and soul-searching I made the decision to leave my company and sell my interest in it to my business partner and brother. It is a testament to God’s grace and timing in my life because the transition and process with my brother could not possibly have been more amicable and smooth. I truly believe we are both now living our best lives and that makes me incredibly happy.
I have to honestly say I am being obedient to Hebrews 11:6 in the Bible, which says: “By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.” I would love to tell you that I have heard a calling from God and I know exactly what I am doing, but that is not the case. Instead, I am focusing on my development, not my destination.
I don’t know if my writing and speaking will be just my passions that I do as a hobby or if I can use this platform to build a new adventure that is yet to be determined. Either way, my one and only mission in life, as I understand it today is to:
Love and serve others and raise awareness and funds to eradicate hate, hunger, and judgment.
Thank you for joining me on my journey.