Name: Eric Rapley

Social Media Handle/Username: Ericosuaveee

Introduce Yourself/Tell About Yourself: I’m a 28 year old from a small city in South Carolina. I have been working as a life insurance agent for two going on three years now. I’m a very competitive, passionate, and goofy person. I’m usually the person my friends call the dad out the group lol. I just like to enjoy myself no matter where I’m at.

What Inspires You Every day? : To set my future family up for success and to leave a positive legacy.

What is some words of wisdom you live by?: “I am the master of my fate 
I am the captain of my soul” W. E. Henley 

It was my 1st tattoo lol. 

What is your ultimate goal in life? : To live on my terms and take care of my people. I just believe in living a righteous, honest, and genuinely happy.

How have you been during the pandemic and how has it affected you? : The pandemic had some rough times but overall it was a real learning experience. I lost a very close loved one but I also had many positive things take place. The pandemic for me just helped me realize even more about myself and made me better at adapting. 

What is a message you would like to give others? : Life doesn’t owe you anything and it’s about putting in the work to get what you deserve personally/professionally. Faith without real work doesn’t get you anywhere.

Also for us to stop making these horrible decisions at a young age just because we want to have a certain image. Those decisions come with big consequences down the line when you may least expect it. 

What else would you like to tell others about you or your life?: I’m what most would call pro-black and I have strong beliefs. I want my people to realize who we are and what are purpose is as men/women. I stay away from the things society made “normal” because I don’t agree with alot of things I see today. I just try to control what I can control and do my part for the people I can help.

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