Question: What’s the most important thing we should know about you?
Rami Reda: I’m a serial entrepreneur and second-generation business owner who is committed to growth, success, and my community.
Question: Name the most impactful lesson you learned from failure.
Rami Reda: As a very impatient and persistent person, learning when to push and pull the levers has been an important lesson I have had to learn.
Question: What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Rami Reda: 5 Days for the Homeless, a charity I co-founded in 2005 in which business students go homeless on campus to raise awareness of youth homelessness. This organization has gone on to be across 50+ universities throughout the world.
Question: Name a tool you use for work that you can’t live without.
Rami Reda: My phone, it keeps me organized for everything that is needed for my businesses and also personally with my family and friends.
Question: What is your favorite hobby and why?
Rami Reda: Golf. Greatest hobby that has taught me a lot personally and professionally. Personally, spending time outdoors, and enjoying time to myself or with a select few people. Professionally, it is a sport that teaches patience, and strategy.
Question: What excited you the most about your businesses right now?
Rami Reda: Given everything going on with covid, we are thankful that our businesses continue to provide essential services and products.
Question: What concerns you most about your businesses right now?
Rami Reda: The health and safety of every single one of our team members. As long as there is no impact with the team members, then we can maneuver through anything.
Question: What’s the greatest risk you’ve ever taken?
Rami Reda: I think anyone starting their own business, no matter how big or small the size of their business is a risk.
Question: Name one small habit that positively impacts your productivity.
Rami Reda: I organize my days thoroughly, and ensure that anything that needs to be done is scheduled. From quiet time, to strategy time, to running errands, this is the only way I can accomplish as much as I do in a day.
Question: What tips do you have for getting a seat at the table?
Rami Reda: Don’t wait for the invite.
Question: What book has made the biggest impact on your life?
Rami Reda: Malcolm Gladwell’s books have all been great reads and taught me so much in business and life.
Question: What motivates you to keep going? What keeps you hungry?
Rami Reda: Growing up and seeing my parents succeed is motivating. Considering that they came to a new country and english being their third language, there is no reason for me to not accomplish more than they have given the tools and resources I have been blessed with.
This interview was originally published on https://SurprisinglyFree.com/Rami-Reda/