Arian Simone Sprouting a successful enterprise from homelessness and ambition
Arian Simone shares her pursuit to inspire the masses to live their dreams Only a woman with an ambition to have coffee with the real Italian Godfather (the infamous mafia gangsta played by Al Pacino) can be named a fearless woman. Arian Simone, founder and CEO of Arian Simone Enterprises is a celebrity publicist who describes having a fearless attitude as the only way to accomplish unimaginable success. Arian has worked with dozens of celebrities pushing Hollywood films, managing promotions of music tours and securing VIP speaking engagements through her enterprise. She has worked with entertainers like Kevin Hart and Chris Brown to Daniel Craig and is quite familiar with what she calls ‘closing the deal’ on many million dollar entertainment projects. Yet despite her success, Arian is no stranger to the fact that success is paired with an often consistent amount of failures.
“To me being fearless is about pursuing your dreams despite all the obstacles that come in your way. I’ve learned that that was a serious ingredient for success,” Arian shares. “I wanted to adopt a lifestyle of fearlessness through my personal journey and the fearless stories of others.”
Proof of her adaptation for fearless living manifested through her self-labeled business after being homeless and jobless in Los Angeles. She was let go from her first job out of college and left without a plan to get out of a rough situation. Arian shares openly on her blog about having to live out of her car for a few months and getting denied for hundreds of job interviews. She was an ambitious woman with a college degree yet no one would hire her in part she feels because her destiny was written for something greater. Arian also shares how her privileged attitude, having grown up middle class and having everything she needed, had to be corrected. She never thought that homelessness would be a part of her personal journey toward self-realization.
In a struggle to realign with her purpose, Arian learned that sacrificing pride can prove to be more beneficial than holding one’s pride in tact. Even better than sacrifice, is exercising an act of faith. She once took a calculated risk to sneak into the BET Awards uninvited for the chance to rub shoulders with the right people. Not knowing whether or not she would be admitted into the ceremony, she put on her favorite dress and convinced her best friend to accompany her as she audaciously approached the red carpet entrance.
“There are some rules to be broken but it’s possible to take too many risks,” Arian says. “Having a desire to take calculated risk is an ingredient for success and definitely needed in business because you are willing to see the outcome.”
Having a bone of courage helped Arian catapult her dreams into reality. She is currently owner of Fearless Magazine, championing a female entrepreneurial network through her fearless discussion series and empowering hundreds of people along the way. All the while, Arian is confidently expressing her gratitude for that act of faith pursued years ago. Meanwhile, she encourages other women and young entrepreneurs to do the same. “It almost sounds crazy that people dedicate so much of their time to doing something they don’t love!” Arian proclaims. “How could you choose to not invest in you? This is a serious spirit of bondage and fear that some live in. People are buying into the notion of a false sense of security but at what expense do you plan to trade in your future?”
Often witnessing this mentality among her peers, Arian makes a conscious effort to inspire change in every audience. It’s only fitting that while she motivates others, she has a fitting circle of influencers who motivate her daily. Sharing that her vision board sits atop her living room window ledge to remind her of the faces she plans to meet (or already has) including Bethenny Frankel, Oprah Winfrey and Kerry Washington.
Her ideal network of influencers are characterized as those who already resemble the exemplary fortitude that seeks to mirror. Consequently it’s no surprise that she remains motivated to constantly improve in such an entertainment-consumed industry.
“We always have to be able to reach something greater in life and my desire is to strive for more every day,” Arian says. “I believe strongly that what you visualize is what you materialize. You have to keep yourself motivated with visuals of those goals and remain conscious of who and what you allow to pour into your spirit.”