As a child, Tahir Hussain dreamed of being an astronaut who visited space and far-off galaxies. Although he’s never been to space, he grew up to be an entrepreneur and multimillionaire who has visited 20 countries and whose brand expands into approximately 60 countries. Not a bad alternative career. Never having been an employee, Tahir watched his parents work hard and provide the best they could. He understands that they gave their children “more than their very best” but knows firsthand that entrepreneurship offers far better options.
At the young age of 17, Hussain began his first venture. Over the years, he has excelled in the fields of business and technology. By only 27 years of age, Tahir had earned his first million and was well on the way to becoming a multimillionaire a year later. He qualified as a software engineer and worked as financial planner, and peak sales performer whose contributions to the real estate industry earned him what he calls his most satisfying moment in business, achieving an award by the Ruler’s Office of Dubai in 2008. He is pleased to know that thousands of lives were positively impacted financially due to the opportunities he and his team provided in “making this world a better place.”
Tahir has always believed in giving back. In fact, the idea of his business came when he was at rock bottom in his life. For him, life became more about giving than receiving. Hence, the motivation and business of empowering others was born. Hussain is a life coach, motivational
speaker, and personal development trainer who teaches aspiring entrepreneurs strategies that set them up for success through his Unstoppable Millionaire Academy. As he grew and achieved success, his goal became to impact the world. To date, doing so is his biggest driving force. Knowing that he can contribute one life at a time and that someone else’s life might be improved because of his efforts drives Hussain to keep becoming a better entrepreneur.
It’s Tahirs drive that makes him unstoppable. Though he has at times been unsuccessful, he has learned to be unstoppable by failing forward. Hussain says that because he was too afraid of failing when he began, it took him longer to achieve his goals. As Napoleon Hill said in Hussain’s favorite book, Think and Grow Rich, “When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.” Defeat, then, is an opportunity to reflect, revise, and reroute, not stop.
According to Tahir, a lot of new entrepreneurs want to change the world. While he agrees that is noble and great, he encourages them to begin by changing their world. He says the most common pitfall in entrepreneurship is not knowing how to bounce back when you’re defeated. He suggests finding a mentor and doing whatever it takes to learn from them. Mentors can save decades worth of failures, as new and aspiring entrepreneurs can learn from their mistakes. He has learned from other entrepreneurs. His biggest inspirations in the business and entrepreneur world are Jim Rohn, Tony Robbins, Les Brown, Brian Tracy, John Maxwell, Bob Proctor, Robert Kiyosaki, Gerry Robert, and Eric Worre among others. “Success,” he says, is a place where a person is when they feel fulfilled and complete within, when they look around and say “I am living my life to the fullest and in the best possible way”. When asked if he believes there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur, Hussain answered: “Absolutely yes. Success leaves clues behind.” Even if new and aspiring entrepreneurs don’t have a mentor they can pick the 10 best entrepreneurs they know, look at their Dos and Don’ts, and learn and adapt them as needed. “You’ll find your way to success a lot faster,” he says.
So what other tips does Hussain have for new and aspiring entrepreneurs?
– Invest in yourself and your education
The best financial investment I ever made was in myself; it has paid me 100 times over. Spend an average 1 hour a day to learn things that will help you enhance and move forward in the direction you want to go. Another key activity is learning the art of selling, if you are not good in this, your business [will] suffer naturally.” He also recommends that they adhere to the advice in Chapter 1 of his book, The Unstoppable Millionaire: “9 Simple Steps To Stay Undefeated”, “Begin with the End in Mind”. Most people, he says, do not think past 1 month or 6 months. When venturing on a journey of entrepreneurship, one must know the desired end result.
Tahir takes his own advice. He spends around 6 hours per day working alone or with his team. This does not include the time he spends on his “educational learning sessions.” He’s not all work and no play, though. His day begins with prayer and is filled with “a massive integration of fun.” In his spare time he enjoys movies, long drives, lovely beaches, sunsets, nature, and traveling. He also makes a point to include regular healthy meals. When asked what his favorite food is, he responded, “After having traveled to 20 countries, this is a super hard question to answer. I love almost all cuisines and any food that has been cooked with lots of love and served with great company works perfectly well for me.” Speaking of company, Hussain says being an entrepreneur has left a positive impression on his family life. “It didn’t start like that,” he says, “but as I learned how to leverage and let go of things that didn’t matter, family life became a bliss.”
Just like Tahir, being an entrepreneur can open blissful doors for you. “Today,” he says, “more millionaires are created each day compared to any moment of time in human history, so yes; today is the day when we all have
a better chance of creating wealth. In this digital age, information comes to us if we are subscribed to the right newsletters, blogs, vlogs, and groups. Gone are the days when information was not easily available or we had to google information; we still google a fair bit, but the speed at which information reaches us and what we do with that information and those opportunities can help us create massive wealth.” In other words, if you want to be unstoppable like Mr. Hussain, use your resources, shoot for the stars, and never give up.