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Tyrus Reid’s Recipe for Success

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In his years with Student Works, District Manager Tyrus Reid has developed a detailed understanding of what it takes to run a successful operation. After realizing that the 9 to 5 world wasn’t his cup of tea, he felt pulled towards the results economy and never looked back.

Tyrus Reid (Source: Student Works)

In a fascinating conversation with Chris Thomson on our Leader of Tomorrow podcast, Tyrus went into detail about what it takes to be an entrepreneur, how to avoid burnout, and most importantly, how to have a positive impact on those around you.

Here’s a peek into how Tyrus Reid gets it done:

Commitment

Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. In fact, it’s a vocation that requires determination and commitment from those set out to succeed in it. 

“One thing you really just have to do is fully commit to whatever it is that you want to do … Not having one foot in the water, and having one foot out, or sitting on the fence. If you’re not fully mentally committed to it you’re going to always be looking for a way out or for something that would be easier. I think [being that committed] is the definition of an entrepreneur,” Tyrus explained.

The sentiment rings true. As Tyrus went on to say, “if you really want something, you need to throw yourself into the fire for it.”

Delegation

One mistake new business owners often make is failing to delegate, a lesson Tyrus learned the hard way in his first year as a rookie operator. However, upon entering his second year he ensured that he was equipped with everything, and every one he needed to avoid burnout the second time around. 

“I made sure that I hired really really great people. I spent a ton more time hiring. I hired a production manager so he could help me run the business. The amount of free time that I had, comparing my first year to my second year was laughable. I was blown away by what was actually possible by having other people and using their skills and leveraging their skills. It helps you not get overwhelmed as much,” he told Chris.

Give Back

For Tyrus, it’s important to give back to his community in any way that he can. In his rookie year, his district manager “changed his life”, and without that sage wisdom from the one who came before him, he wouldn’t be where he is today. 

Therefore, Tyrus is applying to become a district manager himself, so that he can help the new batch of rookies weather the storms that come along with operating a new business.

“What I’ve been able to see is possible with my life and in general though the Student Works program, it would be wrong of me not to share that with other people. I wanted to get involved one on one with that experience. Working from the recruiting stages, finding great people and then working with them until the end of the season and then just seeing how much they’ve developed as a person and changed. That was one of the big reasons why I wanted to become a district manager and a coach,” he said.

And the Student Works ecosystem keeps on keeping on!

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How Taylor Nicholls Approaches Leadership

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Taylor Nicholls has a big engine for work.

Taylor Nicholls (Source: LinkedIn)

Before he became a veteran operator with Student Works, Taylor always felt under utilized at work. While he gave his all in the dish pit of many restaurants, he watched his coworkers “kicking rocks” and knew he was destined for something greater. 

In a conversation with Chris Thomson on our Leaders of Tomorrow Podcast, Taylor opened up about his personal work ethos and how he envisions his future:

Empower Others

When it comes to leadership, there’s a wide variety of approaches that people swear by. For Taylor, being a successful leader all comes down to your ability to empower your team. 

“All in all, the best leaders are leaders that allow other people to lead. If you’re a true leader, you want what’s best for other people and what’s best for other people is allowing them to grow and develop themselves as well,” he explained.

Rely on Accountability Partners

Failing to plan is planning to fail, and this is a truth that Taylor learned the hard way.

“Last year I had a production scare where I just started my second crew and they quit… That week was just terrible. I don’t want anything like that this year so I’ve prepared my teams early, I’ve prepared training early. I’ve gotten everything ready,” he explained.

Learning this lesson, according to Taylor, is a key stepping stone on the journey to becoming a top performer.

“Top performers are planning ahead and using their time wisely because when it all comes down to it, sales and marketing is always great to know and great to excel at, but production is a whole other piece. For those who can prepare for production and get things done earlier, they will see themselves being given the opportunity to not be completely consumed by production and taken away from the other half of the business,” he told Chris.

Work Now Play Later

While some entrepreneurs can’t imagine a life without going to work, Taylor has different ideas for his future. He wants to put in the work now, so that he can reap the rewards later on in life.

“One of my main processes is that I want to do the work when I’m young, so that when I’m older I can sit back and relax with a mojito in hand,” 

Can you blame him?

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Hope DesRoche’s Playbook for Success

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Hope DesRoche is a prime example of what happens when opportunity meets hard work.

Hope DesRoche (Source: LinkedIn)

Hailing from Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Hope began her time with Student Works in the midst of pandemic restrictions that barred her district manager from assisting her in person throughout her entire first season as a rookie operator.

In a recent conversation with Chris Thomson on our Leaders of Tomorrow Podcast, Hope shared her journey with the listeners. Despite the initial hardships, Hope prevailed and has gained major success with her painting business. In fact, as of right now, she’s booked orders worth close over $400,000 in her two summers with Student Works!

If you’re a rookie operator looking to fill Hope’s shoes, here are a few key details found in her playbook for success:

Push Yourself

Hope is a firm believer that top performers are born out of a deep desire to push towards self-optimization. 

“You should always be working to be the best possible version of yourself. Whether you’re completely winning and you’re at the top of the leaderboard of whatever you’re doing in life, or if you’re dead last. You should always be working just as hard to be the best version of yourself because at the end of the day you’re striving for success for you. It’s not about anybody else and it’s not about beating the standards that are out there for anyone else. It’s about beating your own personal standards,” she advised.

Dream Big

Before her tenure with Student Works, Hope struggled with her ability to dream beyond what other members of her community were doing.  

“It’s changed my view on what was possible. For the longest time I expected myself to live a great life but I expected myself to be like everybody else. I wanted to get a good job, get a good pension, have a house, have a family,” she told Chris.  

It wasn’t until she stepped outside of the traditional model she had been sold her whole life that she began to embrace a future of wild possibilities.

“I always knew going to bed at night that these were my goals and these were my dreams and I knew that’s what I wanted. But to be honest with you, I didn’t know how to get there. [I really believed that] if I follow the traditional steps, if I go to school, if I get my degree, if I study really hard, things are just going to work out. It’s not really the case because thousands of other people are doing the exact same thing you’re doing hoping to get the same results,” she shared.

Raise the Bar

Hope is no stranger to setting the bar high for herself.

“I find my minimum standards are what some people call their top standards,” she told Chris. 

She believes that if you set your lowest standard to mean that you are winning and on top of the game, you can set yourself up for success. Accepting mediocrity isn’t an option.

“The top performers are constantly working on that consistency and they’re always wanting to be better so that they can reach those goals and I think that just keeps propelling them forward to the point where they’re hitting everything that they want to. But that’s still not enough, so they want to continue to grow,” she explained.

When you consistently raise the bar for yourself, leadership and success will follow. Hope is living proof!

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How Faraz Khan Navigated his Time with Student Works

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With each season that passes, our Student Works operators never cease to astonish us with their tenacity, determination, and strategic entrepreneurial minds. Faraz Khan is no different.

Faraz Khan (Source: LinkedIn)

Hailing from Pakistan, Faraz arrived in Canada in 2013 after dropping out of high school to support this family. It didn’t take long working a 9 to 5 for him to become intrigued by the outcome economy, wherein the effort he put into his work life could yield larger monetary returns.

Cut to Faraz earning our Rookie Operator of the Year Award, during the pandemic we might add. 

In a conversation with Chris Thomson on our Leaders of Tomorrow Podcast, Faraz let us in on the key insights gleaned from his time with Student Works. Here’s what he had to share: 

Foster a Curious Mind

Top performers distinguish themselves in a variety of ways, one being their ability to see everything that comes their way as an opportunity to grow. 

Admittedly, Faraz was delayed on the uptake for this one. In fact, before beginning his first year, he thought Student Works was “just a program”. Nowadays? He calls it a “life changing experience” that taught him beneficial hard and soft skills that he will keep in his back pocket for all future endeavors.

“I did see that I did need to be more focused towards my organization skills, communication skills, and more focused towards relationship building. Relationship building is huge when you’re building a business,” he shared. 

Rely on Accountability Partners

Trying to get a new company off the ground? Faraz says focusing on accountability is what helped him achieve the goals he set out for himself. In fact, he currently has 5 accountability calls per week etched into his calendar.

“I’m talking to all the rookies. I’m talking to the vets. I’m talking to painters and operators. I’m just trying to see what other people are thinking as well right? So I can take what works for my business and also give them tips as well…  Student Works, this company is basically take or give, right? We make sure we help others so we can get help from them as well. This is a huge aspect for me. Actually keeping myself accountable by talking to different people,” he explained. 

Put in the Work

There’s no cutting corners when it comes to achieving entrepreneurial success, and that is something all of our rookie operators learn quite quickly. 

“Putting in the work is honestly the key. The amount of work you put in [is never wasted], it’s going to give you benefits, not right away but in [the] longer run. That’s the mindset I’m looking at from my first year to second year. I want to make sure [to stay focused on] the end goal, how are we going to make sure that we hit our goals, and how are we going to keep ourselves accountable to that?” he told Chris. 

We’re excited to see what Faraz does next!

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Olivier Grenon 3 C’s for Success

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In a matter of two short years, Olivier Grenon has transformed himself from a struggling young man with no clear path, to a student painter poised to hit the $200,000 revenue mark by the end of 2021.

Olivier Grenon (Source: LinkedIn)

Not bad for an individual who claims his former success strategy amounted to always trying to take the easy way out. 

In a recent conversation with Chris Thomson on our Leaders of Tomorrow Podcast, Olivier shared how he had always wanted to work in business but didn’t know where to start. Furthermore, he outlined how he was able to turn his life around and secure his spot week after week at the top of the Student Works leaderboard. 

Grab your pen and notepad, because we’re here to share the 3 C’s that guided Olivier towards becoming the success he is today:

Confidence

While he once struggled with feelings of aimlessness, Olivier has grown increasingly confident during his tenure at Student Works. How could he not, with $90,000 of painting orders already under his belt? 

“I know how to do the work, for example, I know how to paint that door. And when I’m on the phone I’m really more assertive. I know what it’s going to take to do a good job and I’m able to really give that energy to my clients and be confident and also let them be confident. That really helps me to sell all of the aspects of the business,” he told Chris.

Complacency

Did you just do a double take? Don’t fret, because Olivier states, from experience, that complacency is one of the top setbacks leaders of tomorrow need to avoid on their journey upwards.

“I did have a lot of sales. I thought I was ready. I thought I was just going to kill it and continue doing good. I stopped doing those little things that were gonna make me successful. I call it “The Production Wall” and the wall just hit me in the face. I got employees that quit the company and then …  I was painting decks when I was supposed to be the manager who was selling,”

An airtight business operation can only exist under the watchful eye of a manager who remains vigilant of any loose ends that the company needs to address. Otherwise, you could end up in the same position Olivier was.

“It happens slowly. It’s not like one day you’re complacent. It’s a little bit everyday [where] you don’t do [all the work] and it feels good and then you start to get comfortable,” 

Consistency

A key factor in all of our Student Works success stories is consistency. When you constantly put in the work, you yield greater results. In Oliviers time with Student Works, he’s measured his success by setting weekly goals that could hold him accountable.

“It’s not a big thing, [but it’s actually] a lot of small steps that are going to get you where you’re going,” he shared. 

Small steps, big strides. We couldn’t agree more!

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How an Accounting Designation Opened Doors

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At Student Works, we’re incredibly privileged to play a role in the journeys of countless young and hungry entrepreneurs. For our participants, the long-term transformation that takes place from day one of training, to day one in the C-Suite, is inspiring. 

While many of our alumni seek to harness the entrepreneurial skills they cultivated during our program into starting their own business, others choose alternate routes. One of the joys of recording our Leaders of Tomorrow Podcast is the chance we get to touch base with all those who have worked with us and hear about the unique paths that they have forged for themselves.
Kristen Cornell, a former Student Works Manager, now serves as the Director, Financial Systems at OMERS.

Kristen Cornell (Source: LinkedIn)

From day one, she was keenly aware that the entrepreneurial path that many of her peers were taking didn’t align with her risk-averse nature. However, as Chris Thomson noted in an insightful conversation with Kristen on the podcast, she had a “big engine” for getting things done, and she didn’t want to waste fuel on a career that didn’t fulfill her inherent desire to work hard. 

So she got her CPA and began her career in the accounting world. While many people envision accounting as crunching numbers, there’s far more to the designation than is commonly understood. 

Here’s how an accounting designation can open doors in your career:

It Demonstrates your Work Ethic

Getting your CPA is no easy feat. The exams are “rigorous and intense”, according to Kristen, and they require great motivation and preparation to succeed at. 

“Having a designation, even if you don’t end up working in the field speaks to your ability to both follow through on a commitment, [and] your ability to work hard … I still think employers look at it as a differentiator and the fact that I have that designation, it’s less about being an accounting expert, and more about the caliber of a person who goes through a program like that,” she shared.

The System is Proven

Another one of the great things about getting your CPA is the stability that comes with working within a reliable industry. 

“The system is so strong that if you follow the steps and you do what you’re supposed to do, you will be successful,” Kristen told Chris.  

This stands in direct contrast with the entrepreneurial lifestyle that comes along with a host of unknowns that directly repel the risk-averse among us.  

At the end of the day, regardless of external factors, accountants have a skillset that is perennially in demand, and for that reason, Kristen was all in.

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3 Tips for Running a Successful Brewery

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While it’s more likely within the realm of entrepreneurship, it’s rare to see somebody who has completely merged their professional life with their passion. 

But Jeremy White? He did just that.

Jeremy White (right) (Source: The Nova Scotia Advocate)

Starting a business is no easy feat. Growing that business is a whole other beast. So what enabled Rick to accomplish all that and more? 

This Student Works alumnus went from participating in our program, to spending over a decade in Costa Rica, to purchasing farmland in Nova Scotia (sight unseen, we might add), to turning that property into Spruce Brewing.

Do you have whiplash yet? Allow us to rewind a couple steps. Upon moving to The Maritimes, Jeremy and his wife immediately took to their new home. In fact, they dreamed of starting a business that would allow them to spend most of their time on their beautiful property. 

The only downside? Jeremy, a beer lover who had planted hops plants and dabbled in homebrewing, found himself continually put off by the quality of craft beer in his area. 

Do you see where this is going? In 2012, they broke ground on a modest 2000 square foot 7 barrel brewery that aimed to push the limits on experiential and experimental beer. However, being the growth-oriented top performer that he is, Big Spruce Brewing has since scaled to include an additional 40 barrel facility!

In a conversation with Chris Thomson on our Leaders of Tomorrow Podcast, Jeremy divulged the habits and belief systems that led Big Spruce to become the craft beer power player it is today:

Controlled Motivation

Like all top performers, Jeremy’s a go-getter. In fact, he described his tenacity as “terrier-like” in its ability to keep him fighting until he achieves his desired result. 

“We see people get into the business with brewing backgrounds who are incapable of hitting the mark with brand quality in a way that really stirs the emotion of the beer consuming public like we have,” he explained.

The secret to his immense success? That terrier-like tenacity he so expertly defined.

“We’re blown away by how despite lack of experience and skills, we managed to achieve what we’ve achieved, and I think most of it is a controlled motivation to be the best at something,” he said. 

Pride of Product

According to Jeremy, the craft beer industry has many players that focus on the wrong aspects of their venture. He claims that all brewers have a key question they need to address before beginning operations: Are you gonna be all about beer, or all about business?

“If you choose beer, and that’s what we chose, you don’t do so at the cost of business, you don’t ignore business. You make your decisions based on what is best for your beer. You don’t make a lowest common denominator decision on what the cheapest ingredient for your beer is, because that may not be the best ingredient for your beer, it’s just the best decision for your income statement,” he told Chris. 

In fact, this steadfast pride of product dates back to Jeremy’s days with Student Works.

“For me there was always a guilt factor over not doing something to the best it could be done. I couldn’t step away. I look back to stepping away from a house where if I didn’t think that third floor dormer window was absolutely as good as the ones down next to the front door, there’d be a guilt factor and I’d bring a ladder over on a Saturday and go up and fix it. It just had to be perfect,” he explained.

If that early mentality isn’t a strong indicator for future success, we don’t know what is! 

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Tips from the C-Suite: Helpful Advice for Emerging Entrepreneurs

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Rick Eastwood, known for running one of Canada’s 50 Best Privately Managed Firms, is a bona fide powerhouse. He’s been with it for over 28 years, and did we mention it’s valued at over $100m. Yeah, that kind of powerhouse.

Rick Eastwood (Source: LinkedIn)

Starting a business is no easy feat. Growing that business is a whole other beast. So what enabled Rick to accomplish all that and more? 

“When you start running your own business and you learn what’s involved in the success of being an entrepreneur, those habits apply to any business. The hard work and the determination and the unbelievable persistency with respect to always being on it. [I developed those habits] when I was 21 years old [as a Students Works Manager], and I’d say at 55 I’m still going strong” Rick told Chris Thomson on our Leaders of Tomorrow Podcast. 

Our Managers can attest that we’re always touting the importance of mentorship while also encouraging them to be transparent and learn from mistakes. The fact is, there is no rule book for taking your company to the top, but there are, as Rick shared, habits that you can develop to ensure you’re prepared to weather any storm.

Grab a notepad, because throughout his interview, Rick shared many helpful tips for running a business that young entrepreneurs can benefit from understanding:

Cash is King

When operating a business, it’s imperative that you don’t conflate revenue with cash.

“You know the old expression, ‘revenue is vanity, profit is sanity, cash flow is reality’? It’s cash first. So if you’re starting a business, really prepare for that. All the sales are going to take longer to come in, all the expenses are going to be higher than you expected,” Rick forewarned. 

Don’t place all your Eggs in one Basket

Not to cause alarm, but according to Rick:

“You have to assume that you’re going to lose all of your business tomorrow,” he shared. 

While the idea of that occurring is certainly a doomsday scenario for any entrepreneur, Rick didn’t share it to merely stoke fear in your heart.

In fact, he learned this lesson the hard way. In its earlier days, Rick’s firm was in a vulnerable position. One of his top clients was accounting for the vast majority of his revenue, and when they pulled their business, the state of his firm was threatened. In the aftermath, he vowed to never allow something like that to happen again by ensuring that moving forward, his company could afford to lose any client and remain resilient. 

Commit to your Success

As all of our trainees are aware, success takes years to cultivate. To that point, Rick shared the common saying, “I spent my entire life becoming an overnight success”.

“Things take a lot longer than you expect. There’s no quick fix, there’s no easy money, it doesn’t exist. There is no such thing as luck, there’s timing … it’s a lot of hard work and it’s steady literally everyday,” he told Chris. Truer words! 

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What This VP Looks for in New Hires

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Dawson Currie has reached levels in his career that every emerging entrepreneur dreams of. For that reason, the Student Works Management Program is thrilled to have been an instrumental part of his journey to the top, where he now serves as the Area Vice President of Manufacturing, Food & Beverage at NetSuite.

Dawson Currie (Source: LinkedIn)

But first, let’s rewind! Before finding his way to us, Dawson fostered a keen interest in the results-oriented economy. As a teenager, Dawson was often frustrated by summer jobs that paid a set wage regardless of how hard he worked. He, like many other Student Works Management Program alumni, struggled to understand why his less-motivated coworkers were making the same money as he was for doing half the work. It was during this time that the entrepreneurial fire in his belly, the one that led him to where he is now, was stoked.  

Dawson sat down with Chris Thomson on our Leaders of Tomorrow Podcast to discuss his rise to professional stardom and get granular about what he looks for in a team.

“I’ve been fortunate to have some very good hires. I definitely take that approach [that follows:] you don’t look at 3 people and hire 3 people because you have 3 openings. Right? You look at 10, 20, 30 people to hire the best and the brightest” he told Chris. 

With this in mind, here are the two non-negotiable qualities he scans for in new hires:

Hard Work Ethic

Dawson’s motto is simple, “work hard, play hard, have fun”.

There’s a reason why every C-Suite executive touts the importance of hard work when discussing how they arrived at their success. Committing yourself wholeheartedly to your business is the only way it will grow sustainably. 

“You can’t teach someone to work hard. You either have the motivation yourself to do it or not,” he said.

Chances are, if you’re reading this, you probably have that one covered!

Coachability

Every leader can agree, there’s a fantastic synergy that arises when working alongside new talent that is eager to learn and grow with your company.

“I can teach someone about the industry. I can teach someone technology. I can surround that person with the right people to help support them to do their job. But if you’re not going to work hard and you’re not coachable to learn over time, [then my team isn’t] aligning ourselves with the people who are gonna help us win” he shared. 

One key component of being a coachable team member is being humble enough to know that everyone, at all times, always has more to learn. 

“If you think you know everything about sales, it’s probably about time you retire from sales,” Dawson joked. 

At the end of the day, he cites that his team’s shared focus on a common goal is the unifying factor that allows his organization to grow. 

So while his new hires may not walk in the door on day one completely confident in their role, he can be certain that they will adapt in no time due to their intrinsic work ethic and coachability! 

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Top Leadership Tips for Growing Your Business

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Adel Jawhary was far from your average student during his university days. 

Adel Jawhary (Source: LinkedIn)

While many students take on part-time jobs, Adel was busy starting an immensely successful business. Over the past five years, the Owner and Executive Director of Rydel Roofing grew his yearly company revenues from $500,000 to over $6 million and counting.

This exponential growth led Rydel Roofing to become one of the top 50-75 fastest growing companies in the country, and Adel started his business while he was in school. 

Impressed? So were we! Adel, a Student Works Management Program alumni, told Chris Thomson on our Leaders of Tomorrow podcast that his time in our program was the pivotal catalyst that enabled him to unlock his potential. 

So what does it take to become a formidable leader that is constantly setting the bar higher for themselves and others? Adel shared his top leadership tips, and you won’t want to miss them:

Set an Example

While it’s all fun and games to let the water cooler conversation veer into the personal from time to time, it’s imperative that leaders don’t get carried away and forget their influence on their company by acting unprofessional. 

“You’re trying to be somebody that, especially when you’re growing a company of this size, you’re going to have people that are twice your age [working for you] and you have to think of yourself as somebody who always wants to set an example,” Adel shared. 

At the end of the day, your team has to view you as a mentor or guide. When you’re a leader that respects themselves and their team by maintaining professional decorum, your team will return the favour. 

Stay Ambitious

As we always say at Student Works, success isn’t lucky and it isn’t born, it’s made. Adel is a shining example of this idiom in action. 

“Being a leader is really tough. It has a lot of challenges. It’s not always this pretty thing that’s advertised. So you have to have [a very strong sense of] ambition to push through it” he warned.

The easiest way to maintain your ambition while rolling with the inevitable punches that come along with running a business? Love what you do. 

“What really drove me [toward] running a business … is that it’s just extremely exciting. On a day to day basis you’re just always doing different things, you’re always thinking, you’re always problem solving,” Adel shared. 

In fact, he identifies his work as “more of a lifestyle” than a job. 

Overcome your Fears

Before Adel started Rydel Roofing, fear of the endless unknown nearly paralyzed him.

“Any opportunity, when it first comes about, you’re super excited about it and it seems great. But then you start to think about it and a week later [all these] negative thoughts start coming into place. And then you start doubting yourself. Am I able to do this? Am I able to fit things in? Can I afford to do this?” he confessed. 

However, instead of cowering away from his dreams, Adel charged head first into the mystifying risks that always loom ahead on the path toward a brighter future. 

“[Nowadays,] I put myself into this state where I remove choice from being an option, where it’s like, I have to make it happen.” he said.

And the rest is history! 

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