In The $ 2 American Dream: How a Tunisian Immigrant Succeeded as an Entrepreneur and You Can Too, Riadh Hamdi shares the story of her life coming to the United States with just two dollars in his pocket and a new word in English, "job". Despite these limitations, he decided to create an incredible new life for himself. In a time when Americans forget that we are a nation of immigrants, Riadh Hamdi reminds us that the American Dream not only works but is alive and well for those who have the courage to pursue it.
Much more than an autobiography, The $ 2 American Dream is also a positive and uplifting book about courage and perseverance while learning to put life's adversities into perspective. Hamdi shares his personal story of how he found the courage to start his life over in the US, how he relied on the kindness of strangers, how he didn't let the naysayers him. Stop, how he seized the opportunity – from his first job cleaning bathrooms until becoming a restaurant manager, security guard, fitness instructor and finally a business owner – and how he was wise enough to learn from those around him to help him become a better person.
One of the things I liked the most about this book is that Hamdi is not afraid to reveal his flaws. Several times he shows how wrong his thinking was and how someone else – his wife, daughters, coworker – showed him a better way to help him get over it. success or more happiness. Sometimes he also had to learn these lessons the hard way, through failure, frustration, and hard work. For example, Hamdi quickly discovered that to be an entrepreneur you need to have many skills and learn to manage your time well. When he opened his first juice bar, he thought he could sit down and let his employees do the work, but he soon realized that was not the case and he settled down. is involved in the operations of his company. The success he achieved led him to open more bars until he had seven, but then he realized that ; he also needed to take more time for his family, so he sold two. Through trial and error, he found a balance between work and play, serving customers and serving his family, and he experienced the satisfaction of a job well done and having personal time.
Another wonderful thing about the book is the lyrical way Hamdi writes – a way that sinks its message into the reader's mind. For example:
“Every day you need to stand up to make a difference in your life and the lives of others. Every day you must stand up to make your voice heard. Every day you have to get up to make others smile. The reason I'm in this world isn't chasing money, it's doing good with the money I earn.
"I am not here to take a job; I am here to give a job. I am here not only to consume, but to produce. I am here not only to take, but to share. I am not here to keep , but to help. I am not here to be the hero, but to create a hero. I am not here to give up, but to fight. And I am here not only to be understood, but to understand. Contribute to others is what inspired me to start and keep my business going. "
The $ 2 American Dream is also full of stories of other successful people Hamdi has known, including his wife, who was successful with a health products business through network marketing, his daughters. , who, although still in school, learned to be successful in gymnastics and to make the world a better place, and the stories of successful people like motivational speakers Les Brown and Tony Robbins. All of these stories will inspire readers to strive to achieve more goals, gain more wisdom, share their talents, and ultimately experience more joy and happiness in their life.
The book is divided into twenty chapters, which cover topics such as Determination, The Way Forward, Creating a Positive Mindset, Being Humble, and Dreaming All Day, Not Just Night. Each chapter includes powerful exercise questions that ask readers to reflect on what they just read, then determine how they can apply what they have learned to their lives so that they can also achieve their own personal versions of the American dream.
I can't say enough good things about this book or Riadh Hamdi. His words are full of sincerity and a strong desire to make the world a better place for all of us. He has learned to be a model citizen – a good father, husband, employee, and boss – who gives back to his community because he is grateful for all he has received in America, and also because 39; he had the determination to build the life of his dreams for himself. Too often we forget how lucky we Americans are.
Riadh breathes new life into our country at a time when we need it most, reminding us why our immigrant ancestors came here and that their goals and dreams are still there for us to achieve, enjoy and celebrate. today.
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