Insurance has had a lot of big names in the industry but there aren’t any that are much bigger than Simon Arias. He is leader, mentor, “family-man” and an entrepreneur who learned from just a few years in the industry, and came out on top. Simon’s biography is quite extensive and it has shown how much someone can accomplish. Many people view him as the perfect example of the American dream.
Simon grew up in Ohio with only his mother in the picture. In order to provide for him, his mother was out of the house most of the time working multiple jobs. Without a mother home and the positive influence of a father, Simon slipped into the gang world and became involved in drugs and guns. He even spent some time in juvie.
A caring support network of family, friends, and mentors came to Simon’s aid though. All of the people who care for him, came together and managed to put him on the right track. Throughout high school and college football powered him to be a better person and taught him to be a leader.
After college Simon started off in the insurance world and took notes. Within a few years he started his own company that became very successful. Throughout the years he has passed on several pieces of advice that anyone can benefit from. Here are some of the biggest tips that can be taken from Simon’s career.
Find people that are succeeding where you want to and take notes on what they are doing. Simon Arias credits part of his growth to observing what others did, from the knowledge he gathered he could follow in their footsteps and avoid mistakes they may have made. Taking away from the notes is important, that means that you actually need to review them to learn from them.
Throughout his career, Simon has looked for people to learn from. Besides just taking notes, he sought out those that could help them. Finding the right people is important but what is even more important, is convincing them that you deserve their mentorship. Keeping hold of these people throughout your career will help you to continue to grow.
Family Comes First
Simon Arias wouldn’t be where he is today if it weren’t for his mother. His mother worked really hard to raise him. Then, when he was in trouble, it was his family who worked to pull him right back on to the proper track. You have to take care of your family because they are the ones who take care of you. His family first mindset is boldly printed on his biography on his website.
You Have To Give To Get
When giving out advice to other would-be entrepreneurs, one of the most common tips that you will get from Simon is that you have to focus down on work. If you invest a lot of time upfront, you will get the groundwork for your life built and then you can relax. You need to put the work in before you can start relaxing and partying.
Often times that means you will have to sacrifice something whether it is going to a party or watching your favorite television show on time. It might also mean passing on making a big purchase. All that comes after you have built up your company.
Be Helpful And Humble
If you go up to Simon Arias and ask him why he is successful he will give you those tips that you read above, but that isn’t where he will stop. He will tell you that it is also because of the people he works with. These people are part of the team that has helped his business grow. One of the biggest virtues that Simon promotes is humbleness. With a little humbleness you can show others that what they do matters and this can inspire them to be bigger.
When Simon talks about his business or his sports days, he will always credit his team members. That tells a lot about a person that they are ready to put others up on a pedestal right next to them.
While a lot of this is paraphrased, all of it has come from Simon Arias life. He is a prominent speaker with years of experience to back up his advice. Take each of these tips to mind, and learn to grow like one of this generation’s major business professionals. You never know where the world can take you.