Iman Aghay: Fight For Your Dream, Fail Forward & Build A Business That Serves Your Purpose

Chatting With Champions Podcast Interview #75. Tyler Basu and Iman Aghay “Fight For Your Dream, Fail Forward & Build A Business That Serves Your Purpose”

Iman Aghay | Fight For Your Dream, Fail Forward & Build A Business That Serves Your Purpose | Chatting With Champions Iman Aghay is the founder of Success Road Academy which is the one of the largest Information Marketing Training Centers in the world and the largest in Canada. He harnesses the power of the Internet and combines it with effective in-person marketing to help business owners grow their companies, and professionals position themselves as the go-to experts in their fields.

Iman has worked with over 15,000 business owners in the past 4 years in his seminars, events, webinars, group coaching and one-on-one coaching sessions. Iman has shared the stage with people like John Chow (#1 online marketing blogger in Canada), presenters from the David Suzuki Foundation, Hootsuite, Yelp and many others. Iman has also been recognized by the British Columbia Premier for his contributions to the business community. He has been on stage over 200 times since 2013.

Visit Iman’s website: www.successroadacademy.com

Topics discussed in this interview:

  • Iman’s background and early experiences as an entrepreneur
  • The process of moving to a new country and starting a business
  • Why he closed his company to start a training business
  • Challenges he faced as he built his business
  • Fundamental principles that enable an entrepreneur to succeed
  • How to redefine failure as an entrepreneur
  • Getting clarity and understanding why you are in business
  • How to start building a business that serves your life purpose
  • Iman’s definition of success

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Key quotes:

  • If you died today, would you say that you’ve made the mark you were supposed to make in this world?
  • If I teach someone how to make a positive difference in the world, and that person goes on to make a positive difference in other people’s lives, I create a ripple effect. That’s how I know I’m making a big impact.
  • I jump with both feet into anything that I do and I learn while I’m doing it.
  • I see a lot of entrepreneurs start a business but they don’t accept that they are the only person who is responsible for making their business work.
  • If you want to make a difference in the world, go out and start making that difference.
  • As long as you’re sitting there and talking about making a change, nothing is going to change. You have to get out there and start doing it.
  • I live a very balanced life. I don’t work a lot of hours, but I make a lot of big changes within those hours that I’m working.
  • I fail every day of my life. Literally, every day that I wake up I fail two or three times in that day. And once in a while I fail at failing and other people call it a success.
  • The only failure for an entrepreneur is giving up. Because whatever you do, if you don’t give up and you continue toward your dream, you’re going to succeed.
  • A mistake people make is that they are stubborn about their action plan. But what they’re not stubborn about is their dream.
  • You have to try all the ways that don’t work to find that one way that gets you to your dream.
  • People will call you a failure if you fail and you give up. But people won’t call you a failure if you fail and you continue doing it, and you improve, and you succeed.  Then they’ll tell you that you’re an inspiration.
  • Everything doesn’t have to be perfect to launch. Just launch, measure, and improve.
  • You shouldn’t be the slave to your business. Your business should serve your life purpose.
  • If you want to set a goal, it should be a goal that is worth achieving.