TEDx Speaker on Betting on Yourself, Seeking Discomfort, and Taking Chances | E61 Ahmad Jabbir

I love listening to stories that require someone to take a chance and today’s episode is packed with those.

You’ll hear from my friend, Ahmad Jabbir. He exhibits and embodies the phrase “bet on yourself.” One of my favorite stories he tells is how he pitched the Co-Founder of the wildly popular YouTube channel, Yes Theory, to hire him for a job that wasn’t even created yet. His one-of-a-kind interview got him an instant yes.

This bravado would be impressive with anyone but Ahmad wasn’t always this bold. Up through college, he was shy, lacked confidence, and thought he was stupid.

But a few personal development projects changed everything for him. In one of his most recent projects, Ahmad set out to meet 100 strangers. He was blown away by the people he met and the stories he heard.

We’ll get into all of that and more in this episode.

Show Notes:

[1:17] Ahmad’s go-to Toronto attractions

[5:20] The story of Rob Lawless and how that impacted Ahmad to meet 100 people

[15:27] how to make deep, meaningful relationship

[19:55] How Ahmad landed his dream job at Seek Discomfort

[31:48] Only take advice from people that you admire

[37:18] Lessons learned from 700 days of journaling

[54:07] How reading helped Ahmad learn the game of life better



Yes Theory

Bojana Corillic

Jesse Itzler


The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World’s Most Successful People Launched Their Careers by Alex Banayan

Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business Paperback by Charles Duhigg


Yes Man

More of Ahmad:

Instagram: @Ahmad.Jabbir

LinkedIn: Ahmad Jabbir

More of Justin & The Struggle is Real:

Show Notes: https://justinpeters.co/thestruggleisreal/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/justinleepeters/

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