Meet Hamza Abdallah of ThriveOnLife
Family. Perspective. Mission. These three consequential cornerstones are what essentially molded me into the person I am today…
With my father a retired military general and my mother a former school teacher, I grew up in a household that valued discipline, diligence and encouraged striving for greatness. Whether it be excellence in academia or quality performance in sports, we were expected to strive for above par results in anything we do. My FAMILY played a huge role in my upbringing because they helped instill a fear in me…… not the kind of fear that drags you down, but rather the one that fuels and drives you. The fear of mediocrity…. Life is a gift and every breath, moment and second we are blessed with is an opportunity to explore and UNLOCK the full potential of our lives.
Not only did my family build my ambitious mindset, but they also enabled me to have PERSPECTIVE. Growing up in a military family, I have had the opportunity to travel to over 7 countries and 3 continents. Observing the people within different cultures, beliefs and lifestyles only served to open my eyes and heart to an epiphany…. Regardless of the differences of our beliefs, the languages we speak or the color of our skin, we are all human beings and the only way we can truly THRIVE on life is to collaboratively create a harmonious community.
Bearing this broad perspective and my deep love for entrepreneurship allowed me to shape my personal MISSION. I strive to inspire others and myself to strive to truly UNLOCK our full potential. Our potential is limitless and can comprise anything that our mind can conceive, so we will never really be ‘unlocked’ , rather always be in pursuit of ‘unlocking’ it.
Entrepreneurship is my most prevalent purpose right now. Not only is it the key to achieving time autonomy and personal freedom, but it arms you with the tools you need to create an impact on a massive scale. I am infatuated with the process of building …creating. To me, entrepreneurship is a vehicle for driving impact.
Currently, I am building ThriveOnLife with my business mentor/partner CJ Finley. With a mission to enable other people, brands and businesses to ‘THRIVE’, we help people systemize and grow their passions. Simultaneously, I am a full time student at the University of Texas at Austin (Hook ‘Em).
The road will never be smooth. Nothing worth having… comes easy.
BALANCE. Striving for balance has been and still is one of the toughest challenges for me yet. Whether it be balancing immediate obligations like college assignments, or trying to maintain a social/family life or even self-care, it can be a struggle. Nonetheless, it is a quest that undoubtedly everyone one of us are trying to figure out.
The quest for balance introduced a dilemma between whether investing my full effort in academics or pursuing my entrepreneurial aspirations. At first, I wrongly thought it had to be either choice. I used to think being in school is a burden. However, shifting my perspective drastically changed my mindset.
Firstly, the opportunity to attend higher education at a college is a blessing because not everyone gets a chance to do so. Secondly, it granted me access to a network of 50,000+ students on top of the opportunities available. With a vast community, access to networks and entrepreneurial hubs, it is my duty to proactively seek out opportunities.
When we make an effort to count our blessings and really utilize everything we are granted, life gets a tad bit easier.
ThriveOn was founded on the basis of enabling others to truly ‘THRIVE’ on life. Whether it be other people, brands, businesses or communities, our goal is to help everyone accomplish their wildest dreams. ThriveOn is a lifestyle company that branches off and encompasses several other methods to implement and scale value.
Through strategy development, management & digital consulting, as well as content production, we help systemize processes and build infrastructures for growth. As the President of Digital Media, I help identify customer personas, curate story-led content and build sustainable marketing campaigns for other mission-based entrepreneurs and companies.
As a company, we are most proud of our ability to build & bring communities together. Our goal isn’t just to grow the bottom line on the balance sheet, rather we do it for the people. With a long term goal to disrupt the education space, I am currently taking initiatives to slowly build communities by throwing workshops & events with practical and actionable value.
We are more than just a consulting company. We resemble a lifestyle… As I mentioned earlier, one of our most differentiating factors is our ability to build communities and advocate lifestyle development through business & entrepreneurship.
From a macro perspective, I would define success as achieving a mental state of internal peace and happiness. Although it may not seem like something tangible or specific, I believe truly being content with your life journey and striving for happiness can bring forth all the other goals, objectives or milestones we may normally think of.
Oftentimes, we base our happiness, satisfaction and peace on solely reaching our designated goals. During this pursuit of our objectives, we forget to actually LIVE and and take time to appreciate the things that surround us. When we actually achieve our goal, we keep raising our standard for happiness higher and on the NEXT goal that we set for ourselves and that traps us in a cyclical cycle of never being “happy” because it is always predicated on the next thing we “have” to achieve.
Acknowledging and adapting this paradigm shift has greatly impacted me. Personally, I strive to enjoy the actual journey and I believe achieving this collected and calm mental state is true success. It only brings forth and multiplies the
More specifically, I would determine my success based on how well I have built systems, infrastructures and institutions that encourage growth and enable people to do what they love. I want to genuinely help people unlock their true potential in this one life that we live. From helping revamp and support the infrastructural growth in developing countries like Bangladesh to helping reform the education space, I want my legacy to be one that inspires, motivates and actually brings forth value to our society.