Omar Choudhury, aka OmarConnects, a 21-year-old entrepreneur is unlike many of his peers. In one year, Omar switched career paths; dropping out of university to become a huge name in the digital entrepreneurship world. Now having scaled multiple businesses past 6 and 7 figures, Omar shares his 5 top tips to help you find your own success.
Build your skillset early
Despite growing up in a low-income household, Omar was always out to make as much of an impact as he could. In his teens he did everything to raise capital: wash cars, sell sweets in school, work experience in every company he could find; he even went a year working in a café for only £3 an hour! No matter the circumstance, Omar believed that having a positive mindset, that focused on learning solid skills rather than worrying about the pay cut is what would separate him in later life. He knew that opportunity was all around him if he lived an abundant life. It only takes a matter of time before it all falls in place.
Omar mentions that the best skill set to learn is sales, as you sell every single day of your life; whether it’s in your business or as simple as asking a co-worker if you can borrow a pen, you ability to sell and influence is what will separate you from others.
How do you define grit? For Omar, grit is about never giving up through having a resilient and indomitable mindset. Most people give up right before they have the opportunity to attain a major win. Success is always right around the corner and you never know how close you really are to attaining it. Imagine if Elon Musk or Bill Gates had given up at the start, would they be in the position they are today? It’s important to realize at the start of your journey success isn’t easy, as if it was, wouldn’t everyone already be successful? If you want major wins, you have to be willing to put in major work.
Maintaining a single vision on your business will ensure you do not get distracted from accomplishing your goals. Have you heard the expression “the jack of all trades is the master of none?” Why do people fail? Often, it is because they try to do everything at once.
Omar stresses the importance of realizing that the grass isn’t greener on the other side, it’s greener where you water it. Most people get distracted by looking at what someone wealthier is doing, rather than realizing that they were sitting on an unsaturated gold mine themselves.
“Shiny object syndrome is an entrepreneur’s worst enemy, so focus on yourself,” Omar tells us.
Loyalty Loyalty is the most important characteristic for establishing long term customers and employees. Omar advises his audience to stay ethical and find people who also value people over profits. Never stray from these values, as your values and work ethic are what will separate you from your competitors. Plus, it is easier to maintain an existing customer than it is to find a new one.