I founded Hasani Watches, during my Law School exam season, which is a brand started with the goal to promote an eco-friendly lifestyle and reduce wastage of wood resources and utilise it for a purpose by offering handcrafted Wooden watches. We partnered with a Charity called One Tree Planted, so for every watch sold we planted one tree in honour of our customer’s sale. (I was always involved in social entrepreneurial projects when I was young, but this was my first ecommerce where I invested money that I have raised and gained a return on my investment into the watch brand). You will always remember your first sale, treasure it as it is no small feat.
I also won multiple Business pitching & Hackathon events (October 2019 - March 2020 was the period where I was on a streak of winning & becoming finalist in these competitions. I always had a strong work ethic, but this burning desire to succeed only came about during my time in Law School - whilst also learning how to develop healthy routines that enhances my physical & mental health (Going to the gym & maintaining a positive outlook on life, through positive thoughts or prayer).
I am now interested in:
- Community Building
- Real Estate
- Startups Ecosystem
- Social Enterprises
What is the best bit of advice that you have ever been given?
One of my favourite podcastors is Naval, he is the founder of angel list and prominent philosopher. I saw he created a thread post on Twitter where is listed out advice on how to become wealthy, without getting lucky. One of the quotes that resonated with me was this one below “Earn with you mind, not with your time” - I made a visual design which also went viral and gained the recognition from him and the viral tweet helped me make sales on one of my ebooks. Through the Ebook sale I was able to earn with my mind, not with my time. A Ebook is made one, but can be sold multiple times without having to build it again. This is leveraging your knowledge and monetising it to create a business model that allows you to not trade your time for money. When a subscriber asks you a question, make a blog post, podcast episode, a youtube video answering their answer and you save yourself time as I guarantee other people will have the same question. Leverage your mind via media & technology.