NativeAdVantage 10-Q2BA:

(10 Questions 2B Answered)

What do you do best?
What makes you the best?
Biggest success?
What are your aspirations?
Most challenging moment?
Favorite Motto?
Favorite People?
Favorite Places?
Favorite Products?
Current Passions?

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Eric Hinman: CrossFit and Endurance Athlete, Angel Investor, & Ironman

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Eric Hinman is a health + wellness, fashion, and hospitality entrepreneur and angel investor. Eric is the co-founder of Urban Life Athletics, a fitness facility as well as Original Grain, a healthy-fast-casual restaurant, both of which are based in Syracuse, NY. Eric is also partner at Fellow Gent, an aspirational new media company for wellness-minded men and The Endurance Squad, an Endurance Coaching Company for competitive endurance athletes. Championing innovative disruptors in the fitness/wellness space, Eric’s portfolio of angel investments include brands such as Ten Thousand, WellWell, Fitner Technologies, and Swerve. Eric is also an investor in Verlaine, an acclaimed restaurant in West Hollywood.

What do I do best?

Focused Effort. Everything I’ve achieved is from saying “no” to those things that don’t matter. I’m very good at blocking out noise, and focusing my daily efforts on what I want to achieve.

I’m also a connector - I have a knack for connecting like-minded people, and identifying synergies.

What makes me the best version of myself?

Exercise. Eating healthy. Having goals, and focusing my efforts. Pursuing my passions. Living with purpose. Mindfulness - knowing what people, places, and things give me positive energy, and avoiding people places and things that give me negative energy.

What are my aspirations?

Personal: A lifestyle - waking up everyday with passion and purpose. Aligning business with pleasure. Inspiring others to do the same. Travel the world /flexibility to do what I want, when I want! Meeting like minded people wherever I am.

Business: A portfolio of successful investments (technology, health and wellness, hospitality).  Helping other entrepreneurs pursue their passions - with funding, connections, and advice. A personal brand / influencer marketing relationships with products and services I’m passionate about. Flexility to do what I want, when I want!

My Biggest Success?

Qualifying twice for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. It taught me that anything is possible if you seek expert guidance, then focus your effort -> do everything with purpose.

My Most Challenging Moment?


Failed businesses. Breakups. Failed partnerships. Bike crashes leading up to key races. I’ve learned not to dwell on the past - control what you can control, stay positive, and move on!

Here's a link to a personal story:

My Motto?

Put yourself out there. Opportunities will present themselves if you’re out there - meeting people, adding value, and creating content. I try to meet 2-3 new people everyday. I produce a ton of content - it allows me to connect with like minded people. “Collect dots, eventually they’ll align, and something special will happen”

Better than yesterday - I try not to waste time - I want to improve incrementally everyday. Physically, mentally, emotionally.

My Favorite People/Role Models?

My parents taught me that hard work pays off; that you can create your own destiny.

Anyone pursuing their passions; thrill seekers living with purpose - creatives, entrepreneurs, athletes, lifestyle bloggers,

My Favorite Places/Destinations?

Denver, CO - my new home! The mountains are magical. I thrive in environments where there is outdoor adventure, like-minded people (into health and wellness / creatives), and entrepreneurial growth.

Santa Monica / Venice, CA - I love the west coast vibe and style. I could run for days along the ocean on the Santa Monica Bike Path. I love exploring Abbot Kinney for hip new cafes, restaurants, and retailers.

Kauai - the ocean, the Nepali Coast - a landscape like no other. And, amazing acai bowls!

My Favorite Products/Objects?

My blendtec Blender

My Apple AirPods

My iPhone

My Hardgraft Backpack

My Oliver Peoples sunglasses

My Current Passions?





Business / Entrepreneurship / Angel Investing


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