BALTIMORE — “Sometimes it’s not the thing— but the thing that leads to the thing,” said Arian Simone about her career choices thus far. “It was not my intention to build a brand and inspire…I have a fearless attitude.”
Fearless indeed is how one should describe this lady. Straight out of college (Florida A&M University) as a business graduate, she relocated to Los Angeles for a job opportunity. Once she arrived, the job was not what she thought it would be but instead of going back home to Detroit, the fearless college graduate decided to stay.
Life was hard and at one point she was living out of her car. Then one day, she was asked to work on a public relations assignment— the BET Awards. Through connections she made there and referrals she ended up with over five projects in a two-week span.
“I do believe in walking [through] opportunity’s door,” Simone said. “But [opportunity] has to align with my goals and values.”
Those assignments afforded her the chance to open an office where she secretly lived for a while— the same building where the “Steve Harvey Morning Show” airs. This allowed her more opportunities to find work. She became a “celebrity publicist” working for clients, including Sony Pictures for projects such as— “Stomp the Yard,” “Takers,” “Limitless” and “Sparkle.”
“By default, I started building a brand,” Simone pointed out about her “Fearless” ventures. “[It’s] only in extreme hardships do you step out of the comfort of employment— I was hired and fired in 30-days. I thought it was a stable job with purpose.”
Simone started her Fearless brand by first publishing a “Fearless” book hoping to inspire and motivate and recently, she launched the “Fearless Discussion Podcast with Arian Simone” airing Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and “Arian Simone Fearless TV” airing Mondays at 10 a.m. on the Youtube channel.
“It’s a show that will inspire,” she said about her talk show. “Video is the most embraced vehicle reference to technology and social media. People like to see.”
To learn more about Arian Simone and her “Fearless” movement, visit: www.ArianSimone.com.
Eunice Moseley is a Public Relations Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates. She is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Times. For more entertainment news, visit: www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com.