Ben Sa­muel Founder and CEO, Fit On Click

Founder and CEO of Fit On Click

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I am from Mum­bai, In­dia. That’s where I was born. As a Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence and In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy, I was se­lected for a schol­ar­ship in­ter­view in 2005 and that’s when I moved to the UK in early 2005 for my fur­ther ed­u­ca­tion at the Univer­sity of Northamp­ton. I fin­ished my masters in marketing and con­tin­ued with my early ca­reer in the UK. Liv­ing in two lead­ing metropoli­tan cities like Lon­don and Mum­bai was a great per­sonal devel­op­ment pro­gramme in it­self – help­ing me to think broadly and in­de­pen­dently. Ed­u­ca­tion There were sev­eral in­stances when the en­tre­pre­neur­ial bug bit me in my early years af­ter mov­ing to the UK – ev­ery­thing from sell­ing gro­ceries to house mort­gages all the way up to at­tempt­ing to cre­ate a me­dia agency back in Mum­bai. I moved to the UAE at the age of 29 where I cur­rently re­side and founded Fit On Click. My start I’ve had highs and lows, good times and bad times in my life, how­ever it’s all part of life. I think one s should al­ways en­joy the highs of life, re­lax in the mo­ment. But most im­por­tantly,im­port not get too com­fort­able there. I also like a say­ing by Napoleon Bon­a­parteBon that goes some­thing like this: “The most dan­ger­ous mo­ment­mom comes with vic­tory”. It makesm per­fect sense when you think about it. Highs and lows Not ev­ery­one as­pires to be an en­tre­pre­neur or run his or her own com­pany. In my case I have this golden op­por­tu­nity to ful­fil my pro­fes­sional am­bi­tions, work with some amaz­ing peo­ple and see the world. So I start my day with a pos­i­tive at­ti­tude, as I know this is in­fec­tious and those around me will pick up on my pos­i­tive en­ergy. This in turn will lead to you max­imis­ing the per­for­mance of your busi­ness. If you main­tain a neg­a­tive at­ti­tude, the op­po­site is likely to hap­pen. Ap­proach I think it’s easy to fall un­der the spell of some­one else’s dream or be se­duced by the score­keep­ing of other peo­ple’s goals. Fol­low your own path – not some­one else’s. Don’t let fear, envy or so­cial pres­sure cloud your vi­sion. I be­lieve in do­ing the right thing. When faced with the choices that are the hard­est to make – when your dreams, am­bi­tion and drive are beg­ging you to do one thing while your con­science is telling you to do an­other – re­mem­ber that the only way you’ll have an en­dur­ing smile is if you up­hold your val­ues. Dos and don’ts

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