Engineer Your Success

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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.

Any comments?

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15 Responses

  1. adamfaiz says:

    Truly an inspiring story..some of the characteristics are similar to that of Syed Bukhari..We could all learn to be hardworking and thankful to Allah…

    link back is nothing bro..you deserve it!

  2. titan says:

    agree. Never give up and work hard.

  3. cyza says:

    Yep, very inspiring indeed.
    His success is one of my motivation and like him I will work hard to earn the same status as him when re reach 40.

    Thanks again for the link back…:)

  4. cyza says:

    Haha…ye ye that’s right bro…

  5. mazuki says:

    i have 3 brother and all of them already have their own business even my father only a farmer….

    SO, I think i will not become an engneer when i finish my degree…hahaha

  6. cyza says:

    That’s OK bro… having a degree certificate does not mean that we are going to be rich…it only ensure that we have better chances of getting god job.

    If you decide to be a businessman, than do it…be yourself. Pursue your ambition…

  7. kerja kosong says:

    work hard before you success.. is that mean after success no need to work hard?

  8. botak says:

    kalau nak sedekah tu, xsemestinya nak kena cari org miskin papa kedana baru hulur..kat sedara mara pun boleh..hehe tp kdg2 niat nak sedekah tudah ade..tp nak ikhlas tu mcm ppayah sikit..kadang2 laa

  9. botak says:

    i kinda like that word engineer..
    it could give several meanings..
    noun and verb..
    i prefer the verb one..
    sounds cool!

  10. cyza says:

    It depends.

    Maybe after you tasted some level of success, you may lower down the intense work. Or you can already leverage your work and ask other people to work for you. So, with that you can relax and travel the world… 🙂

  11. cyza says:

    Haha… macam nak duit je…hehe…insyaAllah, kalau ada rezeki adalah tu bro…

  12. cyza says:

    Yep, must be very damn cool the sound of engineer… 🙂

  13. botak says:

    alamak obvious sgt ke maksud ayat tu??
    alamak segannye..
    hehe x pe lah..ade duit jgn boros2..
    buat modal utk bisnes ape2..
    lepas grade nt botak akan joint venture..
    3 tahun cukup kan utk start up bisnes??
    hehe

  14. cyza says:

    Bisnes apa?

  15. Well if you want to shovel sh!t all your life instead of becoming a high paid engineer , i would say good luck to you.But parents are funny about stuff like that , i would just show him how much it means to you.

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