Engineer Your Success
Last Satuday night, my family was invited to attend a “kenduri” at a neighbour’s house. After Isya’ prayer in the “surau” in front of my house, we went to the “kenduri”. My wife and kids have earlier went to the house which hosted the kenduri (female and kids after Magrib) while all the male counterpart turn is after Isya’.
I noticed a person that I really admire and I wanted to get closer with. I prayed Isya’ next to him in the surau earlier. He lives in the same street as me but in a corner lot house. He graduated as a mechanical engineer (not sure from where) but now he is a successful business man. His name is Hj. Razak. I’m not sure of his full name yet.
So, after taking my food, I sat at a corner of a table arranged in the kenduri. Hj. Razak arrived soon and sat at the same corner. So, the 2 of us are there and this is my opportunity to get to know him better. The rest of the guys sat in different table.
We chatted and get to know each other. He knows that I’m currently pursuing my Ph.D in Chemical Engineering and will go for a research attachment overseas soon. I asked him about his business. He is running a mechanical engineering service business. He started his business when he was 34 years old (the same age as me now). At 40 years old he reached millionaire status which is something to be proud of. Now he is 44 years old and slower down his working pace because he etablished the business to work for him already.
He told me, when we started his business a decade ago, he will go out from his house at 7 am and return home at night. He seeks for leads and opportunities where he can provide his engineering services. He worked so hard. He used his engineering knowledge, the one that he knows the best. He focused on this business because he has failed several times with other business that he don’t have knowledge and skill off. He said to me, if you want to be rich, you need to read “buku Daim Zainuddin”. The book title sounds something like “becoming a millionaire”, but I can’t be certain on the exact title of the book.
I was really amazed with his story and I’m proud to know somebody like Hj. Razak. He is a nice guy, low profile, kind, not arrogant at all. There are a lot of positive attributes that I need to learn from him.
Let me share some points that he highlighted to me:
1. Work hard before you reach success.
2. Focus on what you know to run the business and avoid running the business in something you don’t know.
3. Don’t get too excited when you see huge money. Don’t buy luxurious items with those money. Use it to grow your business first before you spend it.
4. Master outsourcing. In a business, we can’t do everything on our own. Hence, we need to have subcontractors to help us do some of the important work. We need to get hold of the outsourcing skill.
5. From time to time, give away your money for charity or sedekah. This is important to get our Gods blessing and too purify your wealth. Do it sincerely and wait for a miracle that God will send to you.
Well, those are just a few points that I can recall. Even if you are a student or an employee, like me, we still can be a millionaire with the correct attitude, mindset and goal. It doesn’t matter what type of business… blogging… internet marketer, creating, selling and marketing products and services.
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