My father immigrated to the US from Pakistan during college & began to attend school at the University of Houston.
He later graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering, but right as he graduated, the economy collapsed and he was unable to find a job in his field.
He began to sell insurance—but he was the only person of color in his company, and this led to conflict with his co-workers.
He was let go, so he ended up starting his own insurance company.
At the time, all he had enough money for was a phone and one month’s rent…
He had a wife and baby (me) that were dependent on him, and I remember growing up in his office.
Well, from that single office unit selling insurance—my dad has built a multi-million empire of various companies.
When faced with a challenge, he does not give up.
He’s extremely creative and is constantly coming up with new business ideas.
Even in his 60s, he hustles harder than almost everyone else I know…
And every single day, it is my father who inspires me to be the best I can.