We had the good fortune of connecting with Aaron D. Spears and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Aaron D., can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
América wasn’t created for the everyday man or woman to be successful. Yet for him or her to remain busy like a worker bee, producing only just enough honey to stay afloat. Businesses run this country with many lanes, avenues & loops holes to avoid the everyday man or woman challenges but only if you are privy to that type of information.

It was very necessary for me & my family to have access to this type of information and opportunities only provided to business owners.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Nothing is going to be easy… and if you don’t believe in yourself, why would anyone else? Success in any shape, form or fashion is selfish by nature. How can it not be considering the amount of focus it takes to obtain it. Creative processes at times causes for complete emersion… even to the point of “disappearing”/loosing yourself to the process. Loosing yourself to the creative process can be dangerous as the road back to internal peace has now been tainted. Maintaining a sense of self is crucial because the highs of HOLLYWOOD can be really high and the lows really low. Balance is always the challenge, not just creatively but in life in general.

We all need water to survive but too much water, you drown. The same goes for air, we all need it, but stick your head out of the window at 80mph and you can’t catch your breathe although air is all around you. We often seek the destination, yet it is the journey that must be enjoyed. At times, that is a hard pill to swallow for the journey is flawed, challenging, at times disappointing and winding, yet we must persevere. This is what builds the character to endure remaining on top once your goal is reached.

My journey has been quite the traveled road to say the least. By no means has it been easy nor an over night success. I’ve over come homelessness, blown opportunities, financial hardship and the typical loss of jobs granted yet taken away. I’ve been doubted, denied and written off. I too have been exalted, honored and praised. I am currently Nominated for a 2022 EMMY Award. A proud accomplishment. Looking forward to what the future holds. Hoping it brings about financial stability coupled with endless opportunities for advancement.

Art imitates life. Set your priorities in life, live by them and pay attention to the outcomes. It’s hard to become something you’ve never lived. Usually the embrace of life is what gives you the juice you pull from in creating a character and bringing it to life. Couple that with research, hard work and dedication. A life without failure is a life not fully lived. I’ve lived and failed several times… I’m also still here, still striving and will prevail.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
LA is vast. Many nooks and crannies. So diverse, so many choices. One turn and it can feel as if you are in a different world literally one street over from the previous street. From ultra rich to the hood and everything in between.

I am VEGAN and have been since 2018. I love pizza and french fries. I also love a good vibe. Lounges, moody restaurants, culture, stimulating conversation, good drinks and dancing. I can be the first one on the dance floor and the last one to leave.

Hard to say specific locations because things change so much in LA but we’d definitely do DTLA, Venice Beach, hit the coast for a restaurant, slide thru Beverly Hills/Bel Air to dream the possibilities, hit a happy hour, then dance the night away.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My wife is the fort holder… she allows peace of mind in the midst of this crazy, up & down, unstable, roller coaster ride profession we call HOLLYWOOD. I leave the house knowing all is well with the foundation. Not having to worry about the home front gives unprecedented freedom in creative and non-creative ways that makes this entire journey worth while.

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