At 20-years-old, Ibrahim Ansari can say that he has found a lot of success in life, although it is clear that he is just a drop in the ocean from where he will be in the future. As a confident and determined CEO, entrepreneur, and investor, he serves as an example of how anybody can achieve their dreams if they put their mind to it.
Despite his achievements, Ibrahim is no stranger to the stresses and challenges that come with being a leader and entrepreneur. So when he feels like there’s too much to handle, he thinks of his well-being first so he can be sure to get the job done efficiently.
Committed to Put His Presence, Happiness, and Gratitude First
“Being the CEO of a globally-recognized agency at 20-years-old with clients working with us from all over the world, it does get stressful especially considering the difference in time zones with our clients from across the globe,” Ibrahim said.
To address stressful situations, Ibrahim made a promise to himself about a year ago that no matter how much money he’ll make or how much his business grows, he will always put his presence, gratitude, and happiness first.
“I learned early on when my father had to move out of the state to work in Washington DC to support the family when I was a young child, that I can’t control everything. All I can do is know, understand, take every piece of information, and when it comes to a tough decision I operate from the heart and come to a conclusion on what I think is going to be the best choice,” the young CEO said.
It also helps that he has like-minded and ambitious partners in Renzo Guevarra, and Jesse Malcolm who have helped in developing an amazing team with great systems, structures, and company culture.
When it comes to running his business, Ibrahim does so with a growth mindset that has helped him overcome many of the obstacles.
“I genuinely believe that everyone’s intelligence and capabilities are malleable and can be improved. I make sure that everyone I work with has a growth mindset and understands that there is no gap between an individual’s capabilities and goals,” he said.
Believing in Yourself Makes the Dream Come True
“My best piece of advice to any person is to believe in yourself, dream big, execute and surround yourself with like-minded and hard-working individuals,” said Ibrahim who emphasized how he wouldn’t be in the position he is in today if it weren’t for his amazing partners, Renzo Guevarra and Jesse Malcolm.
The young CEO also lives by the quote “Imagination is everything, it is the preview of life’s coming attraction.” He believes that imagination is what sparks innovation, leads to change, and moves the world forward. Most importantly combining imagination with an excellent work ethic, faith, and the power of execution, can lead to limitless possibilities.
Ibrahim uses his entrepreneurial expertise to manage a globally recognized marketing agency and two widely known eCommerce brands – all while maintaining a full load as a student at Michigan State University.
He possesses a strong, focused work ethic, ensuring tasks are completed to a high standard, on time, and ensuring thoroughness throughout.