Business Mindset 33
Understanding Jumping Chooza
Understand the science of chasing right people
When we were kids, we used to feed chicks. One of the chick would jump high and snatch the food from our hand and there is one at the corner doing “choon choon choon” waiting for you to feed him.
Tell me honestly, which one is more successful? The one who jumps or the one waiting to be spoon fed?
I am amzed to see my students sometimes. I am amazed to see the jumping chicks. I am amazed how smart these students are. They follow me like chick, right and left. They will chase me. They will show up in front of my house in Chicago after driving for 12 hours. They show up in front of my house in Malaysia after flying for 6 hours. They show up in my seminars in Dubai or anywhere in the world. They just chase me. They have learned the art of chasing.
Here you go again with the story of Hafiz Ahmed who chased me and requested few minute meetup in my house in Malaysia and I ended up investing USD 75k with him and another student of mine Imran Khan ended up investing USD 150k with him. It was total Rs 3 Cror of investment. What if Hafiz Ahmad wouldn’t come to Malaysia? I woudln’t invest. He would be just like any other student with a product launch of his own.
5 months later he again chased me and wanted to meet me in KL despite of my plea to him to meet me in Karachi as I am leaving for Karachi in 3 days time and despite of my ticket being Business class and his ticket being Economy and he assured me that he will upgrade his ticket to Business also just to sit next to me. Is he not amazing? All my students not better than me? They know the art of sucking out experience of an experienced person instead of doing their own experiments.
In this trip, we talked about flipping his business and boom. His account was sold for USD 300k + Inventory cost on top. I got my share of $100k, He got his share of $100k and Imran Khan got his share of $100k from goodwill on top of the inventory cost investment we made. Why? I wonder too why. I also wonder, Why? Why?
Why I wasn’t like these chicks? I was too arrogant. I thought i am the smartest one. I wish somneone could have told me “Har Sair pey sawa sair hota hay”. Someone is always better than me. I should go and seek knowledge and find a mentor. Even if I have to drive hours and hours or fly hours and hours, I should do that. I wish I would have done that. I wish. I regret now. I lost 12 Years of my precious life and in day and night struggle trying to come out of the jar. I was like a fly in the jar.
Kaash, mein ek jumping chooza hota.