A passionate demeanour, drive for growth, risk-taking temperament and an agile attitude are what represent the journey of success. I, Adeel Ashraf, define myself as a self-taught, resilient, and impudent entrepreneur, who takes pride in accrediting his success to the failures he has seen throughout the journey of growth.
Being born in a rather underdeveloped community of Pakistan, I got to witness an arduous life since childhood. However, lack of resources and opportunities did not hinder my growth because I always believed that opportunities are not found but they are created. My devotion towards my goal led me to start my first business right after completing my high school. Ideal Tea was the first brand I created, which strengthened my belief that success can be attained only through one’s own willingness, irrespective of external circumstances. The path that I took was full of victories and failures simultaneously, but it was this path that considerably transformed me into what I am today.
Throughout my college and undergraduate days, I devoted myself to developing the skills that only uplifted my professional growth. By travelling to far-flung areas to sell the most trivial objects like sports equipment and beddings, I got the exposure that many people fail to get due to not coming out of their comfort zones. Traversing through multiple routes and making my way through approximately 35 different job roles, I ended up establishing a successful entrepreneurial venture in the UK. I believe that the way I nourished my professional and personal growth in parallel inculcated the most sought-after skills in me. The strategic vision I hold today is the finest culmination of skills like leadership and firm decision making, which are doubtlessly the by-products of my life journey. Alongside the tremendous experience I gained in UK, my interaction with intellectuals of different countries including China, Japan, Korea, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and USA, also widened my horizon and capabilities.
By transforming myself through the most experiential events of my life, I now strive to transform the society at large. The way my education and business consultancy service are facilitating a thriving number of students in advancing their careers in UK also advocates my passion to revolutionize the community. After all these years filled with crests and troughs, I feel very confident in saying that success is a function of one’s own spirit and unconventional mindset, instead of the opportunities existing in the environment. Today, I feel strengthened by sharing my knowledge and experience with everyone because doing so will enable me to contribute to the development of an agile and sustainable community.