How Negating Conventional Wisdom Led Me to Massive Success [S01E10] #TrueTales

The SIA Podcast - Episode 10

Consider this...


It's 2008. 

I'm broke, ill, unemployed, and depressed.

I've just moved from Stockholm to Copenhagen.

I am on the verge of being homeless (and NOT for the first time).

And I already feel like a loser and a lost cause.

​Then, I started doing something different to find a job.



THE ROAD TO unconventional action


Rather than feeling sorry for myself and/or blaming others, I decided to try something different. 

Enough with mailing my resume to companies and hiring agencies. 

My approach was so alien to my flatmates (all of whom were blue-collar workers) that they mocked me and laughed at me for days.


But it was one of those rare flatmates in my life until then when I decided to become deaf to others critique.

I continued to take action, and then within a week or so...

I had 2 jobs. ​



Benefits of My Unconventional Approach


① live comfortably in Scandinavia (for the very first time)

② make some savings

③ learn a few new things

④ realize (with more certainty) that jobs ain't for me

⑤ eventually leave Denmark, (my Danish green card), and my 2 jobs, and then become a full-fledged entrepreneur



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This episode was brought to you, as always,
by your host
Syed Irfan Ajmal is an award-winning serial entrepreneur and a seasoned digital marketer.
He is an international speaker, and speaks and conducts trainings at various organizations and events of Pakistan and UAE.
Moreover, he also writes about entrepreneurship and digital marketing for various large publications of the USA, UK, Canada, and Pakistan including Forbes ME, the World Bank, Huff Post,, Virgin, and others.
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