We had the good fortune of connecting with Aryan Cope and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Aryan, what do you want people to remember about you?
As far as my legacy I would like my business to grow to the point where when people think about Articus Lifestyles I want people to immediately think of excellent and reliable service and a leader in the industry. What I want people to know about me is that I’m driven to excel in the things that I undertake, whether it’s business, sports, or my personal life. I strive for excellence.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
One of the first things I did was apply to be a lifeguard at a city pool. I endeavored to absorb the training and to pass the required mental and physical tests, to include being able to render first aid in an emergency situation. During this time I excelled in my duties and was promoted to supervisor. The following year I obtained another position at a well known recreational pool in my area where I upgrade my certifications from shallow water to deep water lifeguarding. In both instances I recognized good leadership and poor leadership. I took on those traits that I wanted to immolate and transfer in to running my own business. The difficulty was not learning the position but displaying my leadership traits that could lead to the next level.
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.
Well if my best friend was visiting I would take him to eat at Olive Garden or Applebees as I really enjoy both. Olive Garden is my preferred restaurant and my favorite. I would take him to visit some of the historical places such as Tombstone or the Navajo National Monument. I would also take him to Kartchner Caverns State Park. I would take my to hangout at Patagonia Lake, boating and possibly camping for maybe a day or two. Some fun activities we would do is maybe go golfing up in Phoenix or Tucson, go pass the soccer ball around and see some movies at the Theater.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My dad because he has been fully supportive of my vision and believes in me. And John Pyron who’s coaching, mentorship, and advice has helped me get to this point.
Photos by Ron Lach, iStrfry, Pavel Danilyuk.