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Today we can make a positive impact in people’s lives and it can all start with you.

My Values

What I Believe In

I always talk about the importance of defining your values.

It aligns your vision with your team and keeps your business on track.

These are the values that guide my personal and professional life:

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Everyone deserves the chance to succeed

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Giving back should empower others

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Knowledge is a commodity that should be shared
Moutasem Algharati

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We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give — Winston Churchill

My Journey

As a young entrepreneur just starting out, I was eager to learn and find someone successful in the industry to mentor me.

I saw all these successful people happily doing good and giving back to their communities… but then when I was ready to accept their help, they didn’t deliver.

I realized they were only in it for themselves. They just wanted to give back for public perception, because “it’s the right thing to do.”

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Eventually, I turned to books. That’s where I was able to find my mentors! I’ve compiled a list of books that changed my life, which you can check out here.

Over time my businesses grew, but I still couldn’t help but feel that I wasn’t doing enough to help others.

And then I got this email…

It was so inspiring to see the positive difference I was making the REAL people’s lives. I finally understood that my responsibility is to empower them with the skills and tools to build their own success.

I could be the mentor that I wished I had, for thousands of people around the world…

I knew I had to start close to home, so I’ve been giving talks at local universities, sharing my business knowledge and showing them that anyone can build something and make a difference.

Hopefully they go on to do the same!

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Facing Reality

My Humanitarian Crisis

Every year I would give back by donating food to the hungry and stuffed toys to the children’s hospital.

I always had this goal of building a school in a third world country, it seemed like the noble thing to do!

But one day, I stumbled across this YouTube video, of a humanitarian talking about his experience, and why he regrets going on these trips after realizing they did more harm than good.

Humanitarians rarely provide cost effective, empowering solutions for the local economies and often reinforce harmful mindsets that these people must rely on other nations because they can’t support themselves.

I realized I had become just like the people I mistakenly looked up to: only giving back when it was convenient and reflected well on me.

I really had to think about the right way to make a positive difference in people’s lives and I’ve realized I need your help…

I want to give back in an empowering way.

To help build something for others.

So I’m asking for advice…

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What tools or life skills would YOU like to learn?

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How can we empower and equip people around the world?

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What difference would you like to see in your own life or community?

The more great suggestions and resources we have, the bigger differences we can make!