Skyray Ventures Founder Nabeel Ahmad Shares His 3 Secrets to Success
ISLAMABAD - Behind every successful business venture lies an individual who was passionate about what they’re doing, and were willing to face any hurdles along the way. Passion is something that allows businesses and entrepreneurs to thrive in the most challenging times, overcome them, and eventually achieve everything they intended to attain right from the beginning.
Once you’ve managed to achieve your dream, what’s the next step? When your career is your passion and if you’re like Nabeel Ahmad, you take all your knowledge, experiences, mistakes, and success, and share it with people who aspire to be the same by learning and listening to someone who has been through it all.
Nabeel Ahmad is a serial entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of Skyray Ventures - a modern-day parent company that owns various companies in different industries including technology, media, and marketing.
Belonging from Pakistan, Nabeel had moved to the United States in 2016 to start college. However, he dropped out after his first semester to pursue his entrepreneurship dream. He said, “Dropping out was inevitable and it came naturally as I knew deep down that it was the right move. And I was right.”
Nabeel’s entrepreneurship journey started when he was 19 years old, and over the last few years, he has built multiple successful businesses that are generating millions of dollars in revenue. He saw many ups and downs along the way, but we wondered what kept him going, and what were the factors that led to his success. He shared three major reasons that he attributes to his success.
Persistence Nabeel says, “Persistence is perhaps the most important trait for an entrepreneur.” And, to be honest, we can’t agree any less. Nabeel faced numerous obstacles along the way, but he kept pushing himself because he knew the moment he gave up, it’ll be as good as accepting the fact that he failed.
Nabeel believes that on the path to becoming successful, you’re bound to come across setbacks that will push you to your limits, and that’s when having persistence comes in handy.
Nabeel said, “If you don’t quit, you can’t lose.” He has always been persistent, and once Nabeel sets his mind to a goal, he makes sure he does whatever it takes to achieve it, even if it means having sleepless nights.
“In the last couple of years, there were uncountable times when I failed, and times were tough,” Nabeel said, “If I had given up in those times, I would not be in the position I am in today.”
Self-Belief Believing in yourself is another secret that has helped Nabeel achieve the success he has always aimed for. Nabeel believes having a vision for the future, typically a certain milestone you’re working towards, starts from having a solid belief in yourself that you can achieve it.
This self-belief of yours will help tune your mind to keep working in a manner that will help you reach that level of success, and eventually, you’ll be able to attain a frequency where success becomes easy.
Nabeel says, “If you don’t even have faith in your success, then there is no point in doing anything.”
Hard-Work Nabeel believes having the ability to work hard is vital to success. This is particularly important in business. It may perhaps be one of the most important traits an entrepreneur should possess, as this determines how far they go in making their business venture a success.
The game of entrepreneurship is very competitive. The harder you work, the more the odds of success. Some of the top entrepreneurs like Elon Musk claim to work more than 100 hours per week. Nabeel understood the importance of hard work a long time back when he knew he wanted to pursue his entrepreneurship journey, and this has been crucial to his success. Nabeel says, “As an entrepreneur, you have to be prepared to work hard, otherwise you can’t hope to win.”
By eschewing himself to his passions, and always remembering these three traits, Nabeel has achieved immense success, respect, and recognition globally. Nabeel’s story is an inspiration to every aspiring entrepreneur. With these habits followed properly, entrepreneurs can increase their odds of success in business.