At just 30-years-old, our Assistant Manager, Ahmad Ebeidat, has a long list of accomplishments under his belt. He has earned his MBA, tackled the real estate market in his home city of Dubai, and worked his way into a management role at Project Nia, Inc. within two years of his start date. The evidence of his strong drive and work ethic is overwhelming, which is why we jumped at the chance to shine a spotlight on him this month. We eagerly dove into Ebeidat’s mind to learn more about him as a leader, his motivators, and what he is working so hard to achieve.
Growing up, we all have dreams. For Ebeidat, his childhood ambition was to be a pilot, which doesn’t surprise us in the least. Pilots are intelligent, comfortable in high-stress situations, and great with people – three qualities that perfectly describe our multifaceted Assistant Manager. His time devoted to gaining the mindset needed to thrive as a pilot and in real estate helped him gain strong communication and networking skills, two things that propelled his career within our walls and set him on an entrepreneurial path. His plans to stick with our industry for the long haul are admirable and provide a sense of comfort to his people knowing that he will be sticking by them for years to come. But why the business industry? Because he believes that the foundational principles are more than enough to be elevated to become building blocks for growth, expansion, and the achievement of his personal goals.
One of the questions that we asked Ebeidat was what his greatest skill was. He answered planning and organization. Are you surprised? We’re not. From the get-go, Ebeidat has been very goal-oriented and spends a lot of time laying out a plan of action regarding his future. His team-oriented mindset makes him an effective leader who believes that “Delegation and breaking big rocks into smaller ones are achieved with efficient teamwork.” His mantra is that it takes a whole village to raise a child, and the same can be said about running a business. As he interviews candidates to grow our company and his team, he is looking for individuals whose attitudes mirror his own, people who are hardworking and willing to learn. Ebeidat is currently a “student driver” at Project Nia, Inc., and he has thrived so far thanks to his people-first, get the job done mentality.
Now that we’ve showcased a bit of his background and overall attitude let’s dive into the deeper questions we asked!
How has your career grown since starting at the company?
“I went from a rookie knowing nothing about acquiring customers and driving performance to shadowing our CEO. I am currently in the ‘student driver’ seat, not only competing but winning nationwide.”
How do you measure your own performance and success?
“Metrics are an industry standard to measure performance, but my success is a measurement of the performance of the people around me.”
How do you respond to criticism?
“Aggressively proactive towards finding criticism and ways to improve.”
Talk about a great attitude towards growth and the open-mindedness needed to thrive in life personally and professionally!
How has your business and career been affected by the COVID-19 crisis?
“Financially, I am grateful that I was taken care of throughout the pandemic while learning several leadership skills and working on my personal development. The only fallback is that it was a delay in the timeline for my personal goals.”
What drew you to Project Nia, Inc.?
“The opportunity to work with fortune 500 companies and be affiliated with them in a performance-based environment; this has allowed me to earn my growth.”
What are your short-term and long-term goals?
“My short-term goals include running an expansion by the end of Q1 2022, and my long-term goal is fatherhood while earning the freedom of my time and finances.”
We can say with the utmost confidence that Ebeidat is going to smash all of his Q1 goals, and we’re excited to witness it!
What business advice would you give to people hoping to start a career?
“Find a nourishing environment that is invested in your goals and will give you an equal opportunity to earn what you want out of your career and life.”
Would you recommend this career style to young leaders?
“Without any doubt. If you value the ability to impact your life and others around you and believe that your faith would be better off in your own hands, this career style is for you.”
What do you feel is your greatest accomplishment to date?
“Earning my graduate degree and taking it to action in my career. It has added enormous value to my entire life in every aspect.”
Ebeidat is a true motivator to all of us at Project Nia, Inc. He inspires us daily never to let inherited circumstances dictate the quality of our lives, a lesson he learned from his father. This once quiet introvert is now the loudest person in any room and isn’t afraid to face his obstacles head on. After all, he’s built a dedicated and resilient team to tackle them alongside him.
To Ebeidat, there is no challenge too big. It is no challenge that his family and friends are 7,105 miles away or that his ethnic group only represents 17.1% of the U.S. workforce. Because soon enough, he’ll be a part of the 21.7% that represent business owners nationwide. He sacrifices so that he can build the career and life of his dreams, and to say that we are proud to have him represent our business would be an understatement.
We would like to wrap up this deep-dive into the mindset of Ahmad Ebeidat by sharing his advice to those looking to overcome difficult circumstances.
“Embrace adversity, prepare for the worst, and never forget that the sun will have to rise even after the darkest of nights.”