Entrepreneur of Today – Cabaran 101010 – 17 – Nooraini Ghaus

AbangAbu would like to introduce another entrepreneur who have so much knowledge in her about something she does.

I was stunned knowing what she has been dealing. I am very scared person watching all the tools of her trade.

Lets see what make her so brave and yes i am sure we would learn so much from her.

I am so happy to introduce another family member of cabaran101010 to all of my lovely readers. Interview with sis Nooraini Ghaus

1. What kind of business do you have?

I am very much into Alternative Treatment. At the moment I am a Leech Therapist. I started this business in January 2011.
My website: www.leechtherapy.org.
Prior to this I was specialise in traditional therapy for new mums.

2. What inspired you to become an Entrepreneur Business Owner?

To me, as an Entrepreneur Business Owner, the ladder of success and achievement that one can climb up, has no limit, as the saying goes, “The Sky is the Limit”. I was a Staff Sergeant in the SAF. At that time there were lots of “unwritten policies” that bared certain group of servicemen/servicewomen from advancement, like an invisible ceiling was placed above us. As I can’t take any more of their biases and discremination policies, I had to prepare myself to leave. I took one month leave and went to Mustika Ratu, Jakarta, Indonensia to take up the traditional therapy course. Immediately after the course, and having much confidence in myself that I can make it, I tendered my resignation.

3. Do you need to have a certain mindset to achieve success?

YES! In order to achieve success, I must be famish for success – “VERY HUNGRY FOR SUCCESS”. The greatest achievement and satisfaction for me is when I see my clients’ health improve and also when they start referring me to their friends.

4. Have you notice certain advantages to being an entrepreneur business owner?

As an entrepreneur business owner, I have the independence to set my own working schedules and my own income target. I enjoyed the flexible working hours and have no worries of retrenchment.

5. Did you have a mentor to help you get started?

I am my own mentor. The circumstances around me and my desire to prove to the SAF that I am a capable and a hardworking individual and that I can survive anywhere – that drove me to start my own business. Immediately after I left the service, I worked many hours to earn the money, and within a month I managed to buy a car. I drove back to Beach Road Camp to prove to the officers there that I can achieve more being an entrepreneur than if I was still wearing the military uniform.

6. Approximately how much did you invest before your business become profitable?

For the leech therapy business, I invested around 4k (course fee,
ACRA, leeches and miscellneous). I expected to get the full return of my investment by May 2011.

7. What ways have you found to be most effective in marketing your product or service to get sales?

First of all, my product or service must be above par. I must have good knowledge of my product or service. Continue to upgrade myself in my business. Second, be sincere and give my utmost best service.
Now a days there are so many marketing tools, eg, flyers, website, facebook, etc. But to me the best is still by “words of mouth”.

8. What tips can you give other who want to embrace their dreams but, don’t have the confidence or feel they don’t have what it takes to succeed.

Don’t hesitate. We are all unique in our own way. We have to quickly search for our passion and hidden talent and take IMMEDIATE ACTION. We must have the BELIEF that we can.

9. What’s next for you?

I am planning to put articles on leech therapy, in the Berita Harian first, before I go to the mainstream. I want people, especially the Malays, to know what leech therapy is all about.
This alternative treatment was intorduced in 1020 by a Persian doctor, IBNU SINA, the father of Modern Medicine. Leech therapy is now widely used by physicians in Western countries like France, England, Germany,Turkey and Russia.

I am also looking for a lady, Cik Zaleha Abdul Kader, who was featured in the BM dated 10 Apr. She is suffering from eczema. I would like to help her, Inshallah, by treating her with leech therapy. I have written to the editor, Farid Hamzah. He has not replied. If anyone knows Cik Zelaha, please let me know.

10. Few words about AbangAbu and the Cabaran 101010.

I salute AbangAbu as I can sense his sincerity in wanting to help the Malay Muslim become successful entrepreneur. I admire his energy, enthusiasm and devoation to the Cabaran 101010 which he initiated.

May ALLAH bllessed AbangAbu and his family and all members of Cabaran 101010 with abundance of health, wealth and success. A M I N !

11. Quote.

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

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