This is the Leadership Journey series on the Choosing Leadership Podcast.
I believe we all have a lot to learn from each other’s stories – of where we started, where we are now, and our successes and struggles on the way. With this series of interviews, my attempt is to give leaders an opportunity to share their stories and for all of us to learn from their generous sharing. If you know a leader whom you would like to see celebrated on the show, please send me a message on LinkedIn with their name.
In this interview, Abdul shares how he took inspiration and lessons from his father and became an entrepreneur. He trusts people and believes in giving them full responsibility, and he also shared the importance of prayer, meditation, and journaling to his leadership and day to day activities as an entrepreneur.
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In the interview, Abdul shares
- my father was a very successful entrepreneur. So as a kid, I’ve tagged along with him, wherever he has done business, be it a small business or he was doing multiple businesses, right?
- I was always with him and just to see his his persistence and passion, the way he used to work. It always inspired me, right? My father is my motivation and I’m following his footstep.
- I worked in large companies where people would want to give their arms and legs to be in companies like infosys, HP or even Target, but I was never content there. I always wanted to be entrepreneur.
- I start very early, right? Like, I typically wake up by six o’clock every day. So first three hours is for myself, right? So that’s completely divided for myself. It could be my mind. It could be my body, it could be my learning, right? This three hours is completely, I will work out, I will do meditation
- It helped me schedule my day pretty well. And then I don’t react for every little thing, right? because of meditation. It’s helped me for sure.
- I’ve hired some smart people and then we have completely given them the freedom, where they can manage their work.
- Whenever I think of a idea or anybody in my team, comes up with the idea and I feel that this is a good idea. We implement immediately so that freedom I’ve got being an entrepreneur we’ve seen a lot of ups and down, but then somehow manage to survive in this 10 years.
- Everybody deserves respect and when you do that, the team members always perform