HUSTLE & EXECUTE

Exactly 1 year ago – I started instaMek as a somewhat real business i.e not just me and Asem out of Remedy Café answering phone calls from Kijiji and then coordinating everything through a random Excel spreadsheet and writing work orders on the back of napkins.

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THE EVERYDAY STRUGGLE PART 2

In last week’s piece on my everyday struggles, I talked about my first business and the lessons I learned. We learned that eight year olds make terrible employees and plans that might look good on paper don’t always work out.

This week, I’ll talk about my next venture as an active investor that didn’t go so well.

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THE EVERYDAY STRUGGLE PART 1

This is going to be multi-part series of the struggles that I’ve gone through in the last 2 years in creating a new company that is actually profitable.

As my homie Drake says

“I heard once that they would rather hear about memories than enemies,

Rather hear what it was or will be than what is

Rather hear how you got it over how much it cost you”

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3 ANNOYING WORDS IN BUSINESS

There was once a time when I was in school where life was simple. You woke up in the morning, went to school, hung out with people in your classes, and studied. It was a bubble where the mostly commonly used words and phrases were:

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MAKING IT LOOK EASY

There is all this talk about how to be successful you have to work your butt off, and for those that don’t like the sound of hard work; you have to work smart. This is all fine and dandy combined with a bit of luck you should go fine and go far in life. Having said that, no one wants to see you struggle!

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HOW TO STUDY IN SCHOOL

A lot of you guys have requested a part two to my previous back to school special even though most of you failed to read the part where I said email me if you want the second part. Any who, I’ve decided, out of the goodness of my heart to post up part 2 of my back to school special.

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UZAIR’S THEORY ON HOW TO BUDGET YOUR MONEY

I have this theory that when people graduate from school and start earning money their brain cells die off proportional to the increase in salary from school to the workplace. After talking to a lot of my friends, there seem to be two major extremes; some blow all their money away on stupid things like a house or a car and live pay check to pay check

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