Robert Eyler

Robert Eyler

Manager and Health & Wellness Lead


RSM US LLP

New York, NY USA


Whenever I feel fear or discomfort, I sprint towards that. Fear is just a compass directing you where you need to be going.

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Robert Eyler

Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
Grew up playing football and I wanted to continue playing by any means possible—decided to go to whichever college would pay the most in scholarships.
I attended the University of Redlands, where I earned my bachelor’s degree in business and accounting.
I have always struggled with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) but when I discovered accounting, it all clicked—I realized I could use my love of numbers and analytical thinking to my advantage.
Began pursuing auditing as a career path and by the first year out of college, I was already on my third job.
Early on, I struggled to find a company that fit me—then I got a job in auditing at RSM US and their core value of pursuing your passion really resonated with me.
After three years, I left RSM briefly to pursue accounting for the cannabis industry, but it didn’t fulfill me, so I took two months off and traveled the world teaching yoga.
After returning to the U.S., I contacted RSM US and they gave me my job back—in addition to auditing, I am now working on their health and wellness initiatives.
I’m also a certified personal trainer, yoga teacher, and owner of GetFit42, a health and finance enterprise that specializes in the concepts of body movement, proper nutrition, and financial health.
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Education

High School
Mira Mesa High School
Bachelor
Accounting
University of Redlands
Bachelor
Business
University of Redlands
Bachelor
Physical Education
University of Redlands
Certification/License
Certified Public Accountant
AICPA
Certification/License
Certified Personal Trainer (NASM CPT)
National Academy of Sports Medicine
Certification/License
Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS)
National Academy of Sports Medicine
Certification/License
Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
National Academy of Sports Medicine
Certification/License
Behavioral Change Specialist (BCS)
National Academy of Sports Medicine
Certification/License
Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)
Yoga Alliance

Career

Manager and Health & Wellness Lead

I perform audits and consulting, and lead the firm in it's health and wellness efforts for employees.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Travel
Business
Being Creative

Day to Day

As an auditor, I go into companies finance departments and make sure that they are doing everything correctly and honestly. Within the health and wellness sphere, I help others. I collaborate with my clients and co-workers. I radiate gratitude, kindness, and compassion to everybody I come into contact with. I eat healthy food and have collaborative conversations with other humans. I innovate. I teach. I assist. I inspire. I collaborate.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Study for and pass your CPA. Develop a gratitude practice and focus on developing a positive mindset. This is the key to happiness! Don't let fear hold you back. Do the things that make you uncomfortable and challenge yourself! Don't chase the money because it will never be enough. Take care of your body, mind, and spirit.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Accounting
undergrad
Bachelor
Business
undergrad
Bachelor
Physical Education
certification
Certification/License
Certified Public Accountant
certification
Certification/License
Certified Personal Trainer (NASM CPT)
certification
Certification/License
Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS)
certification
Certification/License
Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
certification
Certification/License
Behavioral Change Specialist (BCS)
certification
Certification/License
Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You will never get a job with tattoos. You should just stick to accounting and drop your passions of health, wellness, meditation and yoga. You don't have the intelligence to make it past staff level at an accounting firm."

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
Learning Issues
Drugs / Addiction