Intelligent CXO Issue 23 - Page 64

AS HUMANS , WE CONSTANTLY WANT ‘ MORE ’, SO I STRIVE TO ACHIEVE AGAIN AND AGAIN . trader that actually yields an earning . To do well at something , you have to understand it . So many people start trading not knowing anything and say they will learn on the way . It ’ s really important to understand what you are doing before you start , else you will endure a lot of financial loss which will demotivate you and even cause you to stop trading permanently . You must formulate a plan of action that you follow through with and stick to ; and ensure you study and learn as much as you can about the industry and markets . Our programme does just that . We give traders a safe space to learn , grow and develop their ultimate trading skills to become the successful people they are today , enabling them to share their knowledge and wisdom with others wishing to achieve the same .
If you could go back and change one career decision , what would it be ?
It might sound cliché , but I wouldn ’ t change a thing . I am a big believer that everything happens for a reason , so If I were to change anything no matter how small , I might not be the person I am today . We each have our own journey that leads us to exactly where we need to be .
What advice would you offer somebody aspiring to obtain a C-level position in your industry ?
Climbing the corporate ladder or starting out as a junior
C-level is not easy . It requires a lot of patience , sacrifice and dedication , both in trading and within running a business . Time is the most essential element to consider . It takes time to acquire the proper knowledge to achieve your goals and reap the financial rewards . What you do with your time can be the difference between your business succeeding or your business failing . In a market that is also unpredictable and ever-changing , you need to be able to handle loss , along with all the curve balls life throws our way , and carry on .
What behaviour or personality trait do you most attribute your success to , and why ?
Persistence and perseverance . I never give up and I always push myself to do better . As humans , we constantly want ‘ more ’, so I strive to achieve again and again .
What ’ s your go-to productivity trick ?
Motivation will not exist forever . Initially , you will be motivated and your productivity will reflect the same . You need to find a way to stay motivated and positive . This happens by leading a healthy balanced lifestyle – enough time with friends , family and doing things you love to inspire , motivate and encourage your mindset for continuous growth , productivity and creativity .
What changes to your job role have you seen in the last year and how do you see these developing in the next 12 months ?
My role is extremely hands-on and has become more and more involved . Since we are still in the start-up phase , I am very involved in all aspects of the business . As the company grows and expands , I need to be able to adapt with it . The following year ' s goal is to expand even more , growing to at least 25 – 50 employees within the company , and to open the first trading floor in Dubai or London . Thereafter , our threeyear plan is to expand the business to more than 90 countries across the globe . To achieve this type of growth , I hope to be more focused on bigger projects and as our workforce expands , share a lot more tasks with them to give them a sense of ownership and responsibility , so I can continue to focus my energy on our three-year expansion plan . x
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