If you set your mind to something, you can achieve it!
The number one rule of success is dedication. No matter how hard a person tries, they can never be successful if they are not determined to achieve their goals regardless of everything. The stories of successful entrepreneurs tell us how important devotion and enthusiasm are. Nobody has ever become an entrepreneur just by sitting at home. To get acknowledgment, one must work hard with motivation.
Among these stories of notable entrepreneurs, a young man Alan J. Omar deserves to be mentioned. His passion to be successful has taken him to places. He never felt any harm in doing a job, no matter how small, and this is what helped him and made him reach his goals.
Alan was clear about his goals, he wanted to be fruitful, and he did everything to achieve that. Let’s get to know more about Alan in this article.
“You have to see failure as the beginning and the middle, but never entertain it as an end.”
-Jessica Herrin, founder and CEO of Stella & Dot
How it All Began
Alan J. Omar was born in the Kurdish region of Northern Iraq, but he was brought up in the United States. From the beginning, Alan had little idea of how the corporate world worked. However, he did not have experience. But since Alan was a learner, he struggled hard and got experience and skills. At the age of 15, he did his first job as a construction worker in the Netherlands. Even though the job had nothing to do with his interest, exposure is the key to success.
With Majors in Finance and Accounting, Alan got his Bachelors’s in Business Administration. He was not from the batch that waited for the degree to end; he started doing jobs after completing his school. Apart from studies, Alan was a pro table tennis player. After moving to the United States in 2000, Alan did jobs in all kinds of retail shops, whether superstores or clothing brands.
However, Alan worked here for exposure and earning. Later on, he moved on and searched for jobs and fields that interested him. He then got a job as a consultant. He provided guidance to all the foreign companies that wanted to enter the Kurdish region. As he had an idea about the market, Alan guided companies about commodity trades, crude oil, liquid natural gas, and other petroleum-based products.
As a consultant, Alan got to know a lot of insights about the petroleum industry. That is where his instinct of becoming an entrepreneur was triggered. Alan saw a financial barrier that the companies had. He saw a financial lack that investors had, and that intrigued him to seize the opportunity.
Where Did it Take Him
After looking at the opportunity, Alan realized how beneficial the finance market is. He was convinced to start his own venture, where he would provide several businesses and investment funds to investors. The funds proved to be a long-term and consistent return on investment.
He established his startup and named it “The Capital Gate,” based in Virginia, USA. Alan is a board member of the GDC (Global Diplomatic Center). Other than this, Alan J. Omar is very well known for his skills in real estate developments, investment markets, and gas stations.
Furthermore, Alan established his name in the petroleum industry by owning a brand named Seva Market and Deli. His business operates in three departments: fast-food deli, fuel stations, and a convenience store. With his extensive experience, Alan’s goal is to operate a licensed system for entrepreneurs who are willing to invest in the industry.
He is inspired to build a system that gives an investor all the knowledge and criteria for investing in the petroleum industry. The key factor behind this idea was that investors made huge mistakes during the whole procedure. Some took huge loans, and others made commitments. So, his system would avoid such incidents.
Alan J. Omar’s story proves that even though success is hard work, one sometimes just has to seize the opportunity. His position in the GDC is the biggest acknowledgment. He manages the team and guides in strategic finance. Alan’s success story is long, but it is worth a read. His story is a key motivating factor for many business students who fear taking the first step.
Always remember the first step is the most challenging one. Afterward, it is all uphill.