We had the good fortune of connecting with Ariana Holt and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ariana, how does your business help the community?
Property ownership and financial literacy are two major pillars in establishing wealth in minority communities. A huge part of what I do as an insurance broker is educating my clients on the benefits of insurance. It’s important to me that my clients understand the value of financial security that insurance offers. I take it a step further by debunking common myths and helping clients understand how to extract the most value from insurance during the home buying process.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
This journey has been turbulent, to say the least. I’m one of many first-generation college graduates that didn’t get to cross the stage due to the global covid-19 pandemic. I started a new career in a new city 3 months after my college finals and didn’t have any friends, family, or support for the first 8 months. I was alone and I was struggling to hit the goals being placed in front of me. To add a cherry on top of what seemed to be the hardest year of my life I contracted covid-19.
After an unfulfilling year of working from home and making little to no professional progress, I got my dream job offer and moved to Austin TX. The one thing I want to take away from my experience so far is that everyone has authority over their own lives. As a young adult sometimes I forget that I’m the boss of me now and every decision I make can bring me closer or further from my own happiness.
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?
I’m pretty new to Austin and so I can’t say I know the best hot spots just yet. But I’ve spent a lot of time at the domain lately and it’s becoming a favorite weekend spot.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to shout out my teammates at the Spiller Ormand Agency in South Austin. They’ve gone above and beyond to create a supportive and innovative environment that pushes me to be better every day of the week.