Curious Entrepreneur, Ali, shares his recent successes

Ali speaking with Simon Squibb after his pitch at the first Next Step event in August 2022

Cambridge-based Curious Entrepreneur, Ali Sheikh, pitched his business ideas at our very first Next Step Event which took place in August 2022. 

After successfully winning the support from the panellists, including; legendary founder Simon Squibb and expert content marketer Harrison Leigh, Ali found renewed motivation to pursue his passions. 

This week, Ali shared his successes with the Curious Entrepreneur community on Discord. 

“I thought I’d share two wins with you guys to help y’all with motivation!

1. I got my first invoice paid to me for a writing side-hustle venture and boy does it feel good!

2. I got accepted into an incredible graduate scheme in London and I feel over the moon after struggling with applications post graduating.”

Ali’s recent success story is truly inspiring and serves as a great reminder that hard work and persistence pay off. As an entrepreneur, it can be easy to get discouraged when things don’t go as planned or when results take longer to materialise than expected. However, Ali’s story is a testament to the fact that success can come in unexpected ways and at unexpected times.

Ali’s first win is a reminder that pursuing a side-hustle can be a great way to generate additional income while pursuing your entrepreneurial dreams. It also shows that taking action and putting yourself out there can lead to tangible results. In Ali’s case, getting paid for his writing side-hustle is a huge accomplishment that should be celebrated. It shows that his hard work and dedication to his craft are paying off.

Ali’s second win is equally impressive. Getting accepted into a graduate scheme in London is no small feat, especially given the competitive nature of these programs. It shows that Ali’s persistence and dedication to his career path are paying off, and that he is on the right track to achieving his goals.

Tenacity, grinding and mindset

Ali went on to share with his fellow Curious Entrepreneurs;

My advice to all of you guys - work hard, keep grinding behind-the-scenes (often with delayed gratification), don’t give up when you don’t see tangible results, and most importantly, surround yourself with the right social media environment. Unfollow the degenerate accounts and let instagram and TikTok know you’re not interested by not engaging with useless stuff. Good times are coming!

What we find most impactful about Ali’s story is his advice to other entrepreneurs. His message of working hard, grinding behind-the-scenes, and not giving up is something that we can all learn from. It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day struggles of entrepreneurship, but Ali’s story is a reminder that success can come when we least expect it.

Finally, Ali’s advice to surround yourself with the right social media environment is incredibly important. It’s easy to get sucked into social media platforms and spend hours scrolling through useless content. However, by unfollowing negative or unproductive accounts and engaging with positive, uplifting content, we can create an environment that supports our entrepreneurial journey and helps us stay motivated and focused on our goals.

In conclusion, Ali’s success story is a reminder that hard work, persistence, and a positive mindset can lead to great things. We hope you take inspiration from Ali’s story and keep pushing forward, even when the going gets tough.

Good times are indeed coming!