Entrepreneur Taif al Haidar possesses these strengths and showcases them in his self made company Secrets 2 Success.
Please tell us more about Secrets 2 Success and what started this movement? What motivated you to want to motivate others?
I always believe that if you work hard, you could achieve whatever you put your mind too. I also learned that the more people you help, serve, inspire and get what they want, the more you will be able to get what you want.
Secrets2Success started in April 2014. It was after being in a place that I wanted more, felt like I deserved more and wasn’t able to get that through a job. My jobs were paying me less than minimum wage at that time, even though I was doing work of a manager. So having a sense of injustice but at the same time dealing with disharmony and bad sleeping behavior due to a then unknown cause, caused me stress and wanting to do something to take action and change my situation and circumstances. This cause turned out to be 6 big mobile phone antennas put 50 meters from my house which is very unhealthy, causing disharmony, depression, bad sleeping rhythm, many more things and even cancer. This were radiating at me and my family for years without us even knowing since they were put on a nearly invisible place for us. But I always said I could feel some weird and bad energy in the house and wasn’t able to find out what exactly and it took me like a year from the moment I felt the weird energy clearly to the moment I found out what it exactly was. I first thought it could be how the house was built and that it was the electric smog from the house itself, then I thought it might be earth radiation under the ground so I bought a copper device that should eliminate any earth radiation, also without success. Finally, I found out about the mobile phone antennas, and it all became clear to me.
So, this played a role in the inspiration and creation of creating secrets2success. I created secrets2success, because of these circumstances. I wasn’t sleeping well, felt often tired, even in disbalance, didn’t know why, failed a few classes a few times since living there, my sister too, my younger brother as well, so I knew there was something wrong. That is basically where the name Secrets came from, because of this disbalance. I always had done my best and worked hard, and did my best at school, I also come from an entrepreneurial family, and always believed that if you work hard, you can achieve whatever it is that you put your mind too. But when things were not going as they should, and I and the family were in disharmony for unknown reason I felt the need to do something new.
Growing an online business has become so over saturated now with so much competition. What does Secrets 2 Success have over others? Secrets2Success enjoys the first movers’ advantage, I started the platform in the early days of Instagram, around 2014, I was one of the first and big accounts on the platform and became quickly one of the biggest accounts. I have worked with people like Tai Lopez and Gary V to grow their accounts when they had around 500k followers and Secrets2Success had around 1.2m. Secrets2Success is also followed by a lot of influential, famous and successful people. Besides this, I also have read a lot, especially personal development books, am a very curious person, and like to keep myself up to date about different topics and world trends, issues and such. I think that this also adds value to the page. I also dedicated myself full time to the page to get it where it is. A lot of people do this as a side thing, for me it is a main thing and a lot of people can notice that and have many times said that Secrets2Success is their favorite page on Instagram.
What do you hope the 2 million followers on your Instagram take away from your posts? Positivity, encouragement, inspiration and motivation.
Has Covid 19 effected your business in any way?
Looking to revenues, not at all. I thought about a crisis proved business when starting Secrets2Success back in 2014 and it turned out to be true, an online business like this doesn’t suffer much. Actually, at the beginning of the Covid 19 I even experienced a spike in revenues, this because a lot of people became unemployed or started to work from home and started taking chances to do something online, so I got more requests for promotions to promote their business, product or service.
Do you have any mentors that have motivated you to get to where you are today?
Of course, my biggest mentors are my parents, but also my uncles and grandparents who were all successful businessmen and entrepreneurs. Outside of my family, I see a lot of people, of who I admire or read their book or read a book about them, as my mentors. Because I learn from those people. But I have said it already back in 2015, when reading his biography but also many times on my page, in interviews and to my surroundings, that my favorite guy when it comes to entrepreneurship, visionaries, hard workers and successful having a great mindset to be Elon Musk. I said many times that I see him as the smartest entrepreneur of our area at this moment. Funny enough 5 years later he became the richest person on earth.
Where do you see Secrets 2 Success in the near future?
Secrets2Success already does what it has to do. I might take new challenges on while I keep doing Secrets2Success, most things like content creation can be outsourced.
You can keep up to date with Taif And Secrets2Success on Instagram