We had the good fortune of connecting with Arian Khoroushi and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Arian, what role has risk played in your life or career?
My life is all about taking a risk, from moving to California, changing my major, staying straight behind the wheel of my passionate career with all its ups and downs, moving to the state of Illinois with my partner, and finally getting engaged to her. Human’s thoughts are limitless but not flawless. These risks easily built a huge brick wall in the mind due to “Dos and Don’ts” of the society, and scares the hell of me in their own time sake. It was the voice inside me reminding that I can do it.
When I look back to all the decisions I’ve made, it only highlights the word “Risk” in my life. If I wasn’t a risk-taker, or kept listening to other’s advice I wouldn’t have any of that. I might probably be in a different direction of life whether it was better or worse.
The important fact is that I am happy with all the decisions I made, and I believe that’s even more important than to be entitled to their results because I believe the journey itself is what makes this life more meaningful, not the destination. It’s the path that build the human through the obstacles he/she takes and the destination is the reward of taking this path. Everyone’s life is different, and a lot of people don’t experience or don’t know what a person has going/been through. I won’t blame them because at the end it is easier for the people to judge by the results. It is within our nature to speak about what we see until the story is being told.
Here I am, still working toward my passion and creating the life I want to have, and continue taking new challenges in my life.

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.
It’s true that over the course of life, we frame our mindset because of the world we have created from our own and others’ experiences, and that is what’s been told to us “Be Realistic”. I don’t mean to think like kids who think recklessly, but I need to be optimistic and observe the good parts in everything. At least, I work hard to keep this mindset until my death because that’s where “Hope” gets its meaning in life. Besides hope, by being perseverant, and persistent, I have overcome the challenges.
What sets me apart is the combination of having the mindset of an artist, musician, engineer, and businessman.
I mean when I am trying to tell a story and create a piece of art or a valuable work, I oversee all the dimensions in delivering it.
I am a philanthropist, a creative storyteller, and a content creator who loves to create precious work.
It was not easy to stand where I am today, and it won’t be easy either to be where I want to be still.
I have many stories to tell, many missions to accomplish.
When I was a child, I always wanted to live a significant life, and when I am gone, leave this earth and the people with good memories. I wanted people to speak highly of me about who I was, and what I contribute to their understandings, experiences, and their environment.

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?
Right now, I am in Chicago, so it depends when he would visit, but I would take him to one of my favorite restaurants in downtown Chicago to eat, like “Gordano’s”, take him near the lake for some walking, or biking. or even boat riding. We would probably spend some time on Michigan Avenue, going to the observation deck of Chicago, signature room and lounge, and probably some friends gathering.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
First, I would like to requote Snoop Dog’s quote, “I want to thank me” I have to thank myself for whom I am and who I will be. This is the first ignition to continue living life with all the challenges.
We all need to thank ourselves first for making the decision, taking a risk, and stepping forward. Without our own will and determination, no one can force us to change. The big and most important step is to “Do It Now”.

In the end, I would like to thank my lovely fiance soon to be wife, my adorable parents, sisters, family, and friends that I was lucky to be surrounded with. They are all the reasons that made this life meaningful.

Website: https://www.arikmedia.com/

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFDAfVWQLlNfMIX_bM-9oxQ/videos

Image Credits
– Vafa Khatami – Shahin Varshosaz – Diaspora Arts Connection

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