After graduating Magna Cum Laude from MIU with a BS in Physiology and Health and a minor in Sustainable Living, Eric completed a Masters in Vedic Science. From there, alumnus Eric Carter-Spurio went on to marry his Vedic Science classmate Patricia Carter-Spurio, and co-found an Internet Marketing company with 3 other MIU alums!
The company they started facilitated the ability to travel the world, work with leaders in the realms of Digital Marketing, earn a living, learn a ton and have fun doing it!
After 5 years of operation they all graciously and happily went their separate ways to pursue other opportunities. However, Eric did stay in the Digital Marketing realm. Most recently he was the first marketing contract for an art-collective out of Santa Fe, NM whom he helped go from debt to a $500M valuation in a period of 3 years.
During this 3 year period Eric transitioned to full-time and accepted a position to be their Director of Digital Marketing. In September of 2019 he realized he was not living his joy and decided to resign from this company to increase quality of life and pursue his deeper passions.
Eric credits his education at MIU for his success, as well as the courage to see and eliminate an imbalance that was occurring from the fast paced nature of the business life and routine he had created for himself. Eric says, “I know in my heart that happiness is the greatest currency and I was no longer happy. I had fallen into a routine that was not heathy. It took immense courage to pivot from this point in my life, but upon doing so —not only am I consistently more happy and relaxed, but am realizing higher upside in terms of my finances, and on my terms.”
Eric is fond of the quote, “The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment, to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.*” Eric did just this.
Eric is currently operating his social media company and more importantly spending increased quality time with his family and enjoying several passion projects like his fly fishing site, Anchor Fly, which emphasizes the art, science, culture and impact of fly fishing.
*Charles Du Bos (1882-1939), the French critic of French and English literature.
The quote comes from his book Approximations (1922): “…premier tressaillement vital; surtout il s’agit à tout moment de sacrifier ce que nous sommes à ce que nous pouvons devenir.” (Reference provided by John Allon).