ON THE RISE
Thank you for being part of our zine. Tell us how you got started as an entrepreneur!
Thank you for having me, its been such a blessing to be apart of BSquared’s December issue! That’s a great first question and honestly speaking I never ever thought I’d be an entrepreneur or being in business at all. Originally, I was living an average life went to school, had a part time job & lived at home with my parents and of course I did this all very subconscious. Never did I ask myself what I saw myself doing in the future. Did I really want to study political science, did I even like politics or was I in it for the reinsurance of a good paying job? I developed this train of thought as I applied to university thinking I’d eventually stopped thinking like this but, throughout my two years my questioned only multiplied and deepened. Did I see myself working for others? Could I be capable of becoming my own employer? These questions became dangerous because they went against everything I was doing & what I thought was right, resulting me to feel very stuck and I didn’t want to make any sudden movements. Until one day I got sign I could not ignore. A student at my school had killed herself due to a mental illness caused by her constantly stressing over her studies and when it was announced in class, I remember everyone staying quiet for about a minute and then proceeded with their conversations. Something just clicked in my head and I realized I got the sign I was looking for. I quickly dropped out that same day and answered all my previous questions. No, I do not want to work for others. Yes, I will work for myself. For the first time in my life, I made a life decision for myself that I would become an entrepreneur by helping people some way, some how while gaining passive income.
Where are you located now and where are you originally from? Tell us about your upbringing?
I was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario on the west side, in Etobicoke to be exact and I have lived there my whole life. I grew up in a small apartment with my 3 siblings and my parents. We are a small family and are close; we did everything together and being raised this way I became very family oriented. In the summers, my siblings and I would go visit our grandmother, uncles & aunts in Windsor, Ontario. We were always around family and close friends which taught me a lot of things like how important the little things are and always being grateful for what you have and who you love.
Goals for 2019 and beyond?
Absolutely! I have so many goals for 2020 that I’m so excited about. One thing that I’ve started doing as an entrepreneur is creating a vision board where I put all my goals, dreams & wishes on. A goal I’ll share is getting my broker license in 2020, as a day trader in the forex market I already see the value of investing and how far it can take you financially , so by obtaining my broker’s license I would be able to invest more with a high percentage than everyone else .To illustrate when you open a mutual funds with your bank , rate of return is averaged around 4-5% while a licensed broker’s would be 11-13% , so there’s a lot of value from getting one.
What have been the specific challenges in your career so far? What have been the greatest achievements so far?
Well, I am a Day Trader who trades in the forex & cryptocurrency markets, and I’ve been doing this for about a year now. With this profession I can showcase our educational platform IM. Mastery Academy to people all over the world so that they can generate another source of income for themselves all by using their smartphones! I truly am grateful for this opportunity because it kicked started my life as an entrepreneur and trading has become my passion. However, of course there are some challenges I face, I’ve had people turn me down because I am a woman, I’ve had people criticize me commenting negative things in my dm such as I am a scammer or that I’m robbing people. I’ve learned to challenge that energy into positivity by laughing at it and never taking anything to heart. My biggest achievement so far is impacting 12 different people already. Helping them reach their goals and them being able to bring an extra $2000-$3000 home is really the blessing because ultimately, I’m helping someone and their family financially and what could be better than that?
Who are your number one supporters?
My family #1, I’m lucky enough to have all of them supporting me on this and letting me explore entrepreneurship. #2 My second family, their called Freeminds. Freeminds is a group of people who all have a goal of wanting to become financially free and support each other no matter what. We are all traders who are all plugged in to IM Mastery Academy and we work together to not only spread our knowledge about forex & cryptocurrency but becoming financially free and developing that business mindset. We all understand how to make our money work for us, and we all notice the little things. For example, have you ever noticed how more seniors are working, because their pension does not cover all their bills or how majority of post secondary graduates can not find a job in their field and are stuck working minimum wage jobs? Its because we all share this vision of knowing these facts that, I know I’m working with the right people.
Who are your top inspirations?
Top 3 are Dan Lok & Gary Vee and I am inspired by them both for similar and different reasons. Dan Lok has helped me work on presentation and how I represent myself, I’ve learned to be very confident and direct with my business and when networking. Gary Vee is very famous to every entrepreneur world-wide, he is super relatable and genuine and that’s why I connected with his content right away. One of the most valuable lessons I gained from him is not being fearful when it comes to failure, I’ve become very open to failing now and wanting to learn has much lessons as I can from it.
Have you had any struggle as a woman or a Muslim in the business world?
No thankfully I have not. I always try to represent myself as a Muslim woman anywhere I go because I am so proud to be one and its apart of my identity as an entrepreneur. I feel like it makes me unique in a way because if you really think about it have you ever heard of another young black Muslim women who trades in the forex market? Probably not too many of us out there!
What would you say to young girls looking to get started with this/being an entrepreneur in general?
Do it! I totally support anyone wanting to become an entrepreneur especially as a young female ! Women have so much to offer to the business world and we need more women thriving in this field, so I 100% support any women thinking of doing this , feel free to hit me up on Instagram if you have questions on how to get started!
What is your long-term goal? How do you see your life in 5 years? 10 years?
I have a couple but ill share my most important one. I hope in 5 years to become the only bread winner in my family and to create generational wealth for us. I haven’t thought so far into 10 years but want to have a piece of mind and happiness, I hope to see myself live a lifestyle of 6 Saturdays and 1 Sunday.
Please list your social media links so our readers can follow you everywhere!
Of Course! My Insta is @meyy. a_ & I also have a LinkedIn: @Meymuna Abdulle. To all the readers feel free to DM me about any questions you may have about entrepreneurship or how trading works! Looking forward to hearing from you guys! <3