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Weathering The Storm & Crushing It with Owais Raza

Owais Raza interview on Hustle & Motivate, presented by Joker Mag, the home of the underdog.
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If you’re someone who’s been told you weren’t good enough, not big enough, not fast enough, not smart enough, or if you’ve ever felt demoralized by a failure you weren’t willing to accept, this is the show for you.

Hustle & Motivate is a blueprint, built by guests who’ve conquered obstacles, silenced critics, and overcome adversity by seeing every failure as an opportunity, realizing the true power of the underdog mentality.

Through insightful and thought-provoking conversations, we uncover the stories behind these impressive individuals.

The aim is to show you what you’re capable of.

Realizing that a simple mindset shift opens up a world of possibilities.  Because in the end, you can do anything you believe you can achieve.

Who Is Owais Raza?

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“People are blinded to the fact that there are others who are working just as hard as them, they just didn’t get the same opportunities.” ???? . Hassaan Raza is a software engineer at heart, but wears different hats depending on the time of day and is currently the co-founder of Accantus – a company that’s developing patient tracking systems to predict treatment times and outcomes. . Over the past few years, he’s worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Vauto, Cox Automotive, JP Morgan Chase & Co, and Apple. After graduation, he’ll be going to Google as a TPM for what he thinks will be a short bit before returning to his software consulting business, Simublade. . You can watch and listen to this episode from the link in my bio or on any podcast streaming platform – search “Crushing It Owais Raza.” ???? . Thank you for all the support, and as always, keep your head down and stay #CrushingIt ! ✊ —————————————————————Pursuing one’s passion as a student is incredibly difficult. At Crushing It we explore ways to change that by delving into the minds of top student talent from Universities across the nation.

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When he was just 12-years-old, Owais Raza’s father abandoned his family, leaving them in a financial crisis. Too young to get jobs, Owais and his brother turned to the internet.

Over the next four years, they figured out how to make money online to support their family. Then, at 16-years-old, Owais found himself in another dilemma — no one took him seriously enough to pay for his services.

So he spent the next year writing his book “The Social Media Specialist” to gain credibility in his community. After a successful launch, he started Mysterious Media, an Instagram marketing agency he still runs to this day.

In our interview, Owais Raza reflects on his journey and the harsh realities of starting your own business.

Quote Of The Week

“The reality behind-the-scenes of all those articles that are written about kids or all those press releases that are made, there’s someone that is sitting every single day, stressing, going through these panic attacks, anxiety, everything, trying to get their business off the ground.” – Owais Raza

Show Highlights

[4:40] How to become an authority in your community

[9:35] An important message for young entrepreneurs

[14:55] The one thing stopping you from starting your business

[18:17] Why struggle should light a fire under you

[22:56] Taking emotion out of your actions

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