Immigrant Story Teaches Life Lessons and Entrepreneurial Skills


In The $2 American Dream: How One Tunisian Immigrant Succeeded as an Entrepreneur and You Can Too, Riadh Hamdi shares his life story of coming to the US with solely two {dollars} in his pocket and new just one phrase in English, “job.” Regardless of these limitations, he got down to create a tremendous new life for himself. In a time when People are forgetting we’re a nation of immigrants, Riadh Hamdi reminds us that the American Dream not solely works however is alive and properly for individuals who have the braveness to pursue it.

Excess of an autobiography, The $2 American Dream can also be a constructive, uplifting e-book about having braveness and perseverance whereas additionally studying to place life’s adversities in perspective. Hamdi shares his private story of how he discovered the braveness to start out life over in the US, how he relied upon the kindness of strangers, how he didn’t let naysayers cease him, how he embraced opportunity-from his first job cleansing loos to changing into a restaurant supervisor, a safety guard, a health teacher, and lastly, a enterprise owner-and how he was clever sufficient to study classes from these round him to assist him grow to be a greater individual.

One of many issues I liked most about this e-book was that Hamdi is just not afraid to reveal his flaws. A number of instances he reveals how his pondering was flawed and how somebody else-his spouse, his daughters, a coworker-showed him a greater means that helped him to realize extra success or extra happiness. Generally he additionally needed to study these classes the exhausting means, by failure, frustration, and exhausting work. For instance, Hamdi shortly found that being an entrepreneur required having many abilities and studying find out how to handle your time properly. When he opened his first juice bar, he thought he may sit again and let his workers do the work, however he quickly realized that wasn’t the case and he turned enmeshed in his enterprise’s operations. The success he achieved led him to opening extra juice bars till he owned seven, however then he realized he additionally wanted to take extra time for his household, so he offered two of them. By trial and error, he discovered steadiness between work and play, serving clients and serving his household, and he skilled the satisfaction of a job well-done and having private time.

One other fantastic factor concerning the e-book is the lyrical means that Hamdi writes-a means that makes his message sink into the reader’s head. For instance:

“On daily basis, you need to rise up to make a distinction in your life and the lives of others. On daily basis, you need to rise up to make your voice heard. On daily basis, you need to rise up to create smiles on different individuals’s faces. The rationale I’m on this world is to not chase cash. It’s to do good with the cash I earn.

“I am not right here to take a job; I am right here to present a job. I’m right here not solely to eat, however to supply. I am right here not solely to take, however to share. I’m not right here to maintain, however to assist. I’m not right here to be the hero, however to create a hero. I’m not right here to surrender, however to battle. And I’m right here not solely to be understood, however to know. Contributing to others is what impressed me to start out my enterprise and to maintain it working.”

The $2 American Dream can also be stuffed with the tales of others Hamdi has identified who’ve succeeded, together with his spouse, who has been profitable with a well being product firm by community advertising and marketing, his daughters, who although nonetheless at school have realized to achieve success at gymnastics and in making the world a greater place, and the tales of profitable individuals like motivational audio system Les Brown and Tony Robbins. All of those tales will encourage readers to try to realize extra objectives, purchase extra knowledge, share their skills, and in the end, expertise extra pleasure and happiness of their lives.

The e-book is split into twenty chapters, which cowl such matters as dedication, strolling your speak, making a constructive mindset, being humble, and dreaming all day and not solely at night time. Every chapter contains highly effective train questions that ask readers to mirror upon what they only learn and then decide how they will apply what they’ve realized to their lives to allow them to additionally obtain their very own private variations of the American Dream.

I am unable to say sufficient good about this e-book or about Riadh Hamdi. His phrases are stuffed with sincerity and a robust want to make the world a greater place for all of us. He has realized to be a mannequin citizen-a good father, husband, worker, and boss-who provides again to his neighborhood as a result of he’s grateful for all he has acquired in America, and additionally as a result of he had the dedication to construct the lifetime of his desires for himself. Too typically, we overlook how fortunate we People are.

Riadh breathes new life into our nation at a time once we most want it, reminding us of why our immigrant ancestors got here right here and that their objectives and desires are nonetheless there for us to realize, take pleasure in, and rejoice in the present day.

Source by Tyler Tichelaar