Well it certainly is a privilege to share a name with probably 10 million others in the world!
With such a common name, where does one start? Maybe from the beginning! 🙂
This Abul Hussain was born to Bangladeshi parents and bred in the mean streets of East London. Growing up in one of the most deprived areas in the country, I knew I had to be a grafter.
Many of my extended family members are entrepreneurs, so you could say I was born with a fire inside to hustle hard. My late father [May God have mercy on him] was a restauranteur and I was inspired by his grit from a young age.
My interest in marketing started some 20 years ago, whilst studying the rise of Dot Com giants.
I started my first online business at the age of 17 and very quickly learnt that having a website was not enough. You needed to have traffic and more importantly an enticing offer for the visitors.
My entrepreneurial endeavours evolved from this experience and over the years I have enhanced my knowledge of marketing through experience.
I joined a boutique digital marketing agency, whilst I was at University and stayed on with them after graduation.
My agency career lead me to learning how to spend millions on advertising profitably, build a start up business to 7 figures in revenue and how to build the infrastructure to support a rapidly growing business.
After spending seven years in agency land, I felt that something was missing.
I was being paid very well but I felt a void, a lack of purpose – even though I met Obama [haters will say that it’s a fake photo!]
So this Abul Hussain started having a mid-life crisis in his late 20s!
The entrepreneurial fire inside me was telling me that I could be doing a lot more with my life. I could be operating at a much higher level.
So in 2015, I decided to use my skills to change the world, one life at a time.
Increasing profits for corporations was nice, but it seemed like a pointless pursuit, unless I found something to balance the void inside with something more meaningful.
Over the past five and a half years, I have worked with non-profit organisations internationally to make a dent in the world.
I have supported organisations responding to natural and man-made disasters, rescuing children from harmful orphanages, providing welfare services to veterans and campaigning for a more equitable society for disabled people.
I believe that it is my duty to God to help those less fortunate with the talent I have been blessed with. I passionately believe that it is in the service of others do we find true solace and internal contentment.
I also have a large network of friends in the digital freelancing/agency business who I have helped to systemise their business processes, resulting in revenue growth.
You may have come across the SMMA Mastermind – a community I built for digital agencies, during the first national lockdown in the UK.
I plan to utilise my skills to carry on helping vulnerable people, wherever and whoever they may be. If you run a non-profit organisation and have a Board position open, then do let me know if I can be of service.
Well I hope by now you have a better idea of who this Abul Hussain is! 🙂
I am a man on a life-long journey of self-actualisation. On a journey to change the world, one step at a time. On a journey to be a deserving father – my daughter makes a special appearance in my pics – and husband.
I am on a mission to disrupt the world for the better and help people and organisations make lasting change.
As I reach the half way point in my life [going by statistics] it is time to up the ante. It is time to increase my reach, influence and service. It is time to unleash my potential!
If you are looking to start a business or an agency, then I am here to serve you. If you run a non-profit organisation and want to impact more lives, I am here to serve you.
Please feel free to reach out to me and I will serve you to the best of my abilities.