My Story

This is a short version:

Born in a family where we only knew the purpose of life was to study hard, get good grades, so we can get admission in good college, repeat the same, so you can get admission in good university, repeat… so you can get a good job. The end.

Making it clear in the very beginning that I had no family background in business and no money to start one. Regardless of the facts, I somehow managed to pull of some trophies for myself. This is why I always advise my clients that regardless of your past, current life situation, you have the power and abilities to achieve what you want.

I graduated with an MBA from Cyprus, came to Karachi, got a Job as a Telesales agent, earned Rs. 15,000/month that’s $150 approx. Didn’t like that life…thought of what could be a better way of earning great income and having a lifestyle…figured out it has to be Business…challenges: no money, no background…regardless I made a firm Decision of doing business…

Just over 2 Years down later in 2008 (same time I was working at Cisco as a manager in Riyadh), a friend approached me for advise on starting an online business, I started coaching him, few months down the road we became partners, by the end of 2008 I was earning $500+ in monthly profit…took a deep breath and resigned from Cisco to focus on the business…

Feb 2009 I came to Karachi…the business did $5000 that month…divided responsibilities among partners…took advertisement and overall business growth in my hands…March 2009 saw $24,000 In sales…

Realized if we had to grow rapidly and at a huge scale, we had to hire employees…July 2009, rented a small office…hired the same freelancers who were doing the work from home as full time employees…started hiring rapidly…by the end of 2009 business had already exceeded $160,000 in sales…

Early 2010, had to relocate to a bigger office…hire more people…now in strategy mode…organization culture…making the company a brand…employee benefits…retention…culture…cars..bonuses…paid vacations…

That’s basically the path I took which lead to over 60 people employed at a time in our organization…that’s how we were able to achieve over $100,000 per month from online sales…and over $7 figures per year…

By this time, I had also developed a strong sense for coaching, teaching and training people… I think because my role involved all that…

And that’s when I found out that while I was busy doing the above, my then business partner had been cheating on me 🙂

#Life’sNotPerfect#KeyLearning: never trust anyone blindly #MoveOn #LifeIsAJourneyNotaDestination

It was the most painful experiences of my life and took me a while to recover from the heartache and all the psychological trauma.

2014 – Kind of lost, yet accepting full responsibility, I partnered again with another friend, this time keeping everything in black and white…we were able to take the business from 0 to $6 figures within the first 9 months.

#KeyLearnings: Trust yourself, have faith, a loss in business does not mean everything is lost, unless you are lost. It means experiences are important teachers in life. You need to pull yourself together and start marching again. You will fall down. You will experience pain. The road to freedom, entrepreneurship will throw challenges in different forms. Embrace them. Learn from them. Keep moving forward.

2016 – Seeking new challenges, continuing growth and fulfilling my vision for being an international trainer, speaker and coach, I got certified as an international trainer with Directive Communication International, an organizational and people development organization lead by Arthur Carmazzi, Global Top 10 Leadership Thought Leader and one of the most authentic, genuine and awesome person I’ve ever meet.

2018 – Achieved another dream of living in Malaysia by relocating here.

Now I live in Kuala Lumpur and serve my clients globally.