We had the good fortune of connecting with Aaron Hart and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Aaron, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
Make everything a party! I want every part of my life to be a great time, so I’ve made a point to integrate my worlds – work, music, friends, travel – everything. Not only does this make it fun for you & others, but I have found actually makes everything and everyone around you more successful. I wake up excited every morning that I get to get a part of this wild adventure!
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.
I’ve dreamt of being a rockstar since I was a little kid. My brother Spencer & I would air-guitar and sing to Beach Boys “Fun Fun Fun” on the 80s red brick fireplace stage when we were just a few years old. So, I always played music and loved performing, and idolizing the big pop & rock star legends. Unsure what to do after college, my uncle wanted to spare me from the grind, had me read “Rich Dad Poor Dad” and invited me to Colorado to work with him in real estate. Finally! A way to have a fun work AND have flexibility to play music. I thought I’d just stay a year or two to learn from him, and then head off to Los Angeles to be a rockstar. Long story short, after the market crash of 08, I stayed in Denver, and absolutely loved it. It was a long, hard road through the Recession, but I met some great people and learned some valuable lessons. The biggest challenge is to keep believing in WHY I was doing what I was doing. After working myself into the ground for years, feeling discouraged I would never have the time or money to make the dream happen, I started meeting some amazing people who influenced some big changes in my thinking, habits, and lifestyle. The biggest lesson is to surround yourself with the right people, mentors, and atmosphere. Today, I have my own real estate brokerage 1858 Real Estate, title company Colorado Team Title, and insurance agency Horsepower Insurance, which all help me fund my ultimate dream of touring the world with my glam rock band Love Stallion! We had the chance to perform at The Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, and the Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles – fantasy becomes reality!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I live in Uptown, and hang at Steuben’s at least a few nights a week – it’s my Cheers! I also love Rino – dinner @ Super Mega Bien or Work & Class, and drinks @ The Block Distilling. For Colorado trips, my favorite spot is Redstone Castle just outside of Aspen – the most beautiful place I’ve ever visited.
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?
I found some great mentors here in Colorado, including Larry Kendall @ The Group Inc / Ninja Selling, who taught me about lifestyle living, the importance of systems, and how to increase my $/hr and have a life – “Don’t quit before the magic happens”; and Dr Scott Martin @ Vocal Pro, who taught me to believe in my rockstar dreams, how to give my all to my art & performance, and that anything is possible. I am so grateful for my band family Seth, Sabrina & Tay, as well as Johnny Hunt (Arcadian Pictures), Kate Emerich (Vocal Essentials), Steve Avedis (Colorado Sound) & Doc (Dr Scott). Big shoutouts to my teams at 1858, Colorado Team, and Horsepower as well! Colorado is a special place with some very special people <3
Instagram: @aaronthelovestallion, @lovestallion, @aaronhart1858
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