#58 - 'Don't Fall So Big You Can't Play the Game Again' - says Michael Dahdal. Founder of Rise Global and My Chi Journey.
The Learning Curve Podcast - THE Podcast for Women Entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa Region
But ... in this episode I interview Michael. He was recently featured in the local weekly magazine here and I was intrigued by his style of entrepreneurship so I asked him to come one..... rebelling slightly from my niche because I found his story interesting. :)
Michael is the founder and currently a sitting Director of Rise Global, an Australian sports development Consultancy and My Chi Journey a lifestyle, wellness and travel company. Born in Jerusalem to Palestinian parents and raised and educated in Sydney Australia, Michael has called Abu Dhabi home since 2007. An established serial entrepreneur, humanitarian and wannabe football player, he has devoted his life to making the world a better place. His current project is Palestine MMA, a non-profit initiative established to reclaim sports in Palestine as a means in which everyone has an opportunity to excel. In this interview we learn more from the man behind the ambitious plans to build more business and yet stay very grounded in his focus of valuing time with his family over material wealth and work. He had many golden nuggets of wisdom that just resonated with me and I think with you too. All his businesses are a reflection of where he is on his life learning curve and how he has been able to learn, adapt and be intuitive too. A Community connection and people explorer, he a man determined to make give back and flourish in the value he can offer.
The Audio Interview
The Interview Questions
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself and How your particular journey into entrepreneurship and how it came about?
2. Tell us a little bit about your business and the vision for your businesses as you have three?
3. Your Pet Project 'Palestine MMA' - is something you are passionate about how did the idea come about and what are you trying to achieve?
4. Do you think your driving ambition to help community is stronger than you business ambition?
5. one of your key influences is the importance of being 'more conscious' or 'more aware' - how have you adapted these principles into your work and how effective has it been?
6. Do you think having a passion for something and making money from it are are connected?
7. Can you give us an insight into day to day business activities? How do you organise your day and how do you prioritize? What systems do you have in place?
8. How Did you get your credibility?
9. How important has collaboration and partnerships been with the success of your work? Do you think you can had the same success without them?
10. What was the single most important decision you made that contributed to your success?
11. Is social media a large part of your business and what tools are working for you right now?
12. What is the best piece of business advise you have ever been given? And how is that working for you right now?
13. How (if ever) did you rise above failure or struggle? What action did you take?
14. Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years? How do you think your business would have evolved?
15. How do you think being an entrepreneur has affected your family life and your relationships with your friends?
16. Who is your ‘go to person, book or quote’ that gets you pumped and helps you refocus when you are feeling de-motivated or low?
17. What books or resources would you encourage more to explore to help them learn more about entrepreneurship and strategy?
18. If you could time travel back to your younger self, say 18 years old and have 15min with your former self to communicate any lessons you've acquired with the intention of saving yourself mistakes and heart ache, what would you tell yourself?
19. What advise would you give to those people out there that are on the edge of taking the plunge into being an entrepreneur?
20. Based on the journey of your business you have had so far where do you think you are on your learning curve? If you could draw your curve what would it look like?
Connect with Michael Dahdal
Connect Socially with Michael - (All connections through my chi journey)
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