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EMAN AL-AYYAF

EMAN AL-AYYAF
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“I’m proud of the person I worked so hard to be.”

 

Please introduce yourself to our readers.
I’m a financial markets trading consultant in Yasmeen Project and VI markets.

Tell us about your education.
I graduated from the college of business administrations in Kuwait University with a Marketing major. I consider myself self taught when it comes to trading and the financial markets.

Tell us about your career journey.
In 2010, I saw a forex trading ad on my laptop for the first time. I loved the idea that I could make money from my computer! So I started the self learning journey; websites, videos, seminars, classes, courses, books and online forums. I ate up every source of learning I could find. I couldn’t stop! I practiced and, where I failed at first, I started working. Then I started logging everything I did, every detail of every trade, and tried to improve my trading from my logged results. Things got much better. I worked in a government job to make my capital and started trading. I was able to achieve my goal so I quit my job, then worked in VI markets brokerage company to learn more up close from the people who understood the markets and this business the best. I worked with passion from day one, and now I’m a financial markets trading consultant at VI market’s Yasmeen project which is dedicated to empower, educate and guide women in the world of trading and investment. I created my own trading school course from A to Z helping people to learn forex trading the simplest way possible.

How do you manage your time? Describe your average day.
I usually wake up early and get my kids ready for school. After that, nothing is typical. I love to do different things every day. I might go to the gym or for a walk, or spend the morning shopping. When I need, I go to work at noon. At night I like to chill with my family or see my friends. Every day is very different I don’t really have any set rules to follow. I like to free myself from restrictions and routines. Life is more fun for me this way.

What is your biggest strength?
I’m very passionate and determined. I believe in myself. I’m always improving myself in all life aspects and would never stop learning. I know exactly who am I and I never forget that by acknowledging myself and embracing that person.

Do you have any weaknesses?
I’m a pushover sometimes! I also worry too much.

Have you made any mistakes that have made you stronger?
I see mistakes as leaning lessons. The most important thing I learned is to always fix my mistakes if I can, move forward and never look back or blame myself. I feel stronger than ever.

What have been the biggest challenges you’ve faced during your career?
I’ve been distracted by so many things. I wish I had been more focused from the beginning. I’m thankful to be more focused than ever now.

How do you stay motivated during challenging times?
I try to remind myself that failing is not an option and that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. This is why we should do what we love and enjoy, because at these challenging times, that passion is your push. Remind yourself why you started in the first place!

What do you do to relax?
Traveling comes first when I can, especially to nature destinations. Nature and animals really relax me and make me happy. Yoga and meditation are also some of my favourite relaxing activities. I also really enjoy a good spa day and going out to do something fun with my kids like bowling or movies. Art always relaxes me; painting or drawing something.

What has been your proudest moment so far?
My kids are my life’s investment. I worked so hard with my amazing husband to raise them to be confident and to be themselves. I’m so proud they grew up to be so smart, loving and talented young gentlemen. My proudest moment is every moment I see them being kind and honorable.
I’m also proud of my trading career and very proud for creating and managing an art club.
I’m proud of the person I worked so hard to be.

What is your biggest fear?
Losing myself trying to please other people.
Settling for less than I deserve.

What is your favourite quote?
If you can’t love yourself, how can you love anyone else?

Name one item in life you can’t do without.
Google.

Best advice you have ever taken?
Get into the habit of asking yourself: Does this support the life I’m trying to create? Eliminate anything that doesn’t! You will be focused on your goals and achieve them quicker.

Share three books on your nightstand.
-The 48 laws of power.
-The four agreements.
-Steve Jobs.

In your opinion, what are the three keys to success?
1-Setting clear goals with determination.
2-Hard work with consistency.
3-Being authentic and modest.

What is next for you? What would you still like to achieve?
I’m trying to create a life I don’t need a vacation from, only allowing positive vibes in.

What advice would you give to young women starting out in their career?
The things that excite you are not random, they are connected to your purpose. Follow them without procrastinating. If you do what you love you never have to work a day in your life.

How does it feel to be a CP Woman of Substance?
Honored. I feel it’s a celebration of my hard work. It’s a symbol of validation to me.

Your message for the team at CP magazine:
Thank you so much for selecting me. I’m so honored, proud, grateful and humbled.

 

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