In 2001, Mohammed Elkhamissy found himself a new graduate in the wake of 9/11 and unable to get a job. He had grown up playing soccer competitively and had initially thought he would go on to play professionally.
When that didn’t come to fruition and he found himself unemployable as a Middle Eastern American in a post-9/11 world, he began reaching out to connections. He wound up working for a construction company and discovered that he had an affinity for the business. He now lives in Qatar and runs one of the top construction companies in the region.
Though Mohammad had achieved a lot of material success, when he discovered that his young daughter had been diagnosed with cancer, everything he had prioritised to that point vanished. He found that it didn’t matter how great his car was or how successful he was. Through his study of Stoicism, he discovered that living positively is a choice and that when you live authentically, you can give back immensely.
In the wake of his daughter’s illness, Mohammad has taken his commitment to giving back to new levels. He is an angel investor and is setting up a female entrepreneurship fund that will debut next year.
Today Mohammad and I discuss the power of connections and how they can feed your personal journey.
He touches on the importance of prioritising what makes you happy and why choosing optimism can impact the world around you.
He shares his routines and tools for staying focused, how his life changed with his daughter’s illness, and why being “average” is an asset. We also discusses the importance of choosing to live with intention and how it can fuel success.
“Setbacks are always going to be there… but when they hit, it’s how you treat them. You don’t quit.”Mohammed Elkhamissy
This week on The Power to Live More Podcast:
- Why Mohammed approaches his life with the principles of a professional athlete
- How to design your life to be free
- The principles that Mohammed lives by that motivate and fuel his success
- The power of choosing to live your life with intention
- How choosing optimism or pessimism allows you to give back in new ways
- How seeing himself as average helped him break out of his preconceived notions about success
- Mohammed’s tools for when things don’t go according to plan
- Why you should always be learning and why it’s vital to translate what you learn into action
- Why you should do what really makes you happy
- How Mohammed organises his day for personal success
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