Ahmed Mottaki is the founder chairman of MIANZ International College and MI Pre School and Day Care. Ahmed Mottaki’s original dream was to become a cricket player, but he used the sportsman’s attitude in business and used energy to win the game and how to remain focused. However, he could not fulfill his dream and became a business teacher and chased his new-found dream of financial freedom.
In 2002, Mottaki invested in a restaurant in Male. It was good at the beginning, but as he was unable to fully commit himself due to his job commitments, he sold his investment to his partner.
In 2006, he started a training institute, International Centre for Career Development (ICCD) and since then he never looked back. Finally, he was doing something he loved. Mottaki says, “I was the lecturer, receptionist, and janitor of the institute. In the beginning, I introduced different programs. I hired part-time lecturers, many of them being my colleagues, who gave their support. Later, I introduced children’s leadership program. It was a great success. The student numbers increased and the income, too.”
Until 2009, he was running ICCD with one office boy and a receptionist. To manage the growing student numbers and the operations, the organization has also branched out into the organic meat business. The dream of his journey to live a life free with financial freedom that continues to grow.
Now he’s a well-known edu-entrepreneur who established 17 college branches and 4 international schools in 4 different countries in South Asia. You can learn more about him at: www.micollege.edu.mv.
How does a ‘business teacher’ become an entrepreneur who creates employment, inspirespeople to come out of their comfort zone and live their dreams?
In this book, the author, Ahmed Mottaki, guides the reader through a journey of successful business experience. He decodes the events, the experiences, the circumstances and most importantly, the passion and honest effort that helped the establishment of his successful business venture.
Interestingly, the author offers prospective entrepreneurs and dreamers a business model using the T20 cricket format as a metaphor.
According to Mottaki, the key to success is reframing the mind. It involves a departure from a mentality of scarcity to a mentality of abundance; taking a stance from can’t to can do and moving away from the safe but stagnant lives only by taking risks, by discovering one’s own X-Factor, by energizing oneself all the time, and most importantly, by keeping the willpower alive until the dream and mission is achieved.
The book also traces experiences of fast-track millionaires, their success stories and the strategies they adopted to get to where they are today. He believes that growing from zero to $1,000,000,000 (1 billion) is not an unachievable goal as exemplified by creators of Chobani, AirBnB, PayPal, Spanx, Bindiya, Starbucks, Apple, and Microsoft. They all share something in common: The ability to find gaps. Most of them are street smart and can spot the opportunities in a challenging situation; use the fire in the belly to change obsession into passion and ultimately turn this passion into profit.
The book is ultimately about taking risks and achieving a dream. It offers useful strategies to build a business empire and turn your zeros to hundreds to thousands and to become a millionaire. The author of this book decodes the creator’s codes and help aspiring entrepreneurs to build on success.
People suffer from what we call the “Poverty Mind” and “Money Mind”. Because of what they DON’T have, people don’t do what they plan to do. They generate the idea, but they never take action because of the fear of loss and wanting to be in their comfort zone, but remain envious of the people around them who are financially free.
This book simplifies the code of millionaires and guides how to come out from thinking through their poverty mind and get people into thinking from their business mind.
This is appropriate for would be millionaires.