My company & title is… Owner of David Bean, CPA, PLLC, a financial services firm that provides tax, bookkeeping & financial consulting services to individuals and small businesses.
A typical day in my life includes… Unpredictability. An average day includes a little early morning exercise followed by client meetings, networking events and working on a myriad of accounting and consulting engagements. I always make sure there’s time to sit down to dinner with my family and carve out a little bit of quality time with my wife and kids in the evening.
My favorite thing about living/working in the Deer Valley area is… The sense of community. It’s incredible residing in a part of the valley where people demonstrate such pride of ownership and a genuine care for one another.
My favorite movie I could never get tired of watching and why… Shawshank Redemption. It’s one of those classics where every time I see it on t.v. while flipping through the channels, I always stop and watch it through to the end.
My family… Is everything to me. My wife Megan and I will celebrate our 10 year anniversary this year. We have three children, Chloe (7), Carson (6), and Camden (4) who keep us on our toes daily.
The business lesson I learned the hard way is… Not to give up on your goals too soon. Entrepreneurship is truly a rollercoaster ride of emotions. There are bound to be days that feel overwhelming or as though things may not work out. It’s important to push through those moments, because success is often just within reach.
One thing I cannot live without… The gym and exercise. It’s my therapy and provides some much-needed time to relax and focus.
When I was younger, I wanted to be… A professional football player. Although my mind and body are thankful that I never got that far, participating in sports taught me many valuable life lessons.
The song I would sing at Karaoke night is… None. I love music, but my singing was meant for the car only.
The one person who motivates me is… My wife. She’s the perfect combination of support, strength and love.
The last thing that made me laugh out loud was… The TV show ‘The Office’ which I’m currently re-watching on Netflix. It’s one series I wish never ended.
The perfect day would be… Spent outdoors with my family enjoying the Arizona weather and making memories together.
My first job was… Working at a grocery store stocking shelves and running the customer service counter.
My life… has been filled with challenges and successes, but more importantly it’s full of wonderful moments and memories. My life has provided me with personal growth and blessed me with a loving family, supportive friends and a fulfilling career. It’s not always been easy, but it certainly is a thrilling ride.
I’m currently working on… Obtaining my Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation and training for a half marathon.
The best gift I’ve ever received was… My three children. Nothing compares to watching them grow. It’s amazing witnessing them become more confident and independent each year.
The actor I would want to play me in a movie of my life is… Will Ferrell. Life is too serious sometimes. I’d much prefer a little comic relief.
My dream vacation would be to… The Caribbean. My wife and I have vacationed in the Bahamas a couple of times and we’re looking forward to taking our children to paradise one day.
My words of wisdom to aspiring business owners… Entrepreneurship is full of challenges. It’s important that you regularly reflect on why you chose this path, because the answer to that question should provide the inspiration you need to keep pushing forward.