” A single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a month’s study of books.”
- Chinese Proverb.

Entrepreneurs are not born, they are made

Economy is the first victim of Covid-19. According to United Nations end of 2021 data, Covid-19 Pandemic has caused the loss of 255 million full-time jobs – 4 times the number of the lost jobs during the financial crisis of 2007-2009.

But it won’t stop there. The iceball effect will trigger every thing down. Still, the implications of this effect have bad news and good news. The bad news is that most people are not prepared for this new world of entrepreneurship, or what the founder of the Facebook Mark Zuckerberg sums the context we are in by saying: “Now we’re all entrepreneurial whether we’re starting projects or finding our role… our culture of entrepreneurship is how we create so much progress.”

Now, the good news is we are all entrepreneurs by design but society has conditioned us into the belief that entrepreneurs are born not made. And this is a big lie – BIG TIME!

Truth is: entrepreneurs are made not born. They are made by themselves; learning from their failures and setbacks. When you reverse engineer the most important reason behind each thriving entrepreneur’s success, you will find one unmistaken commonality among them all, and that is: they set the foundation of running their business right.

For any aspiring entrepreneur who visions himself as a thriving entrepreneur, he got to get guidance from a reliable source – someone who already walks the path of entrepreneurship. That’s how I come in with my mentoring sessions. It’s a one-to-one zoom session. It’s actually 2 sessions. The first 40-minute session is a briefing and introductory session where you feed me with answers about where do you stand in terms of the validity of your idea, the uniqueness of your value proposition, the strength of your market needs and other relevant stuff; and, more importantly, your goals in 2023 and beyond.

In our second 40-minute session, I will provide you with the strategy to get to your goals. To plant the seeds of organic, profitable and sustainable growth for your business for years to come, a strategic direction provided with a mentor is a must in these unstable and confused times. The second session is delivered 7 days after the first briefing session.

2 sessions fee: $39.00


Is Mentoring different from Coaching?
Yes, absolutely! a coach is rather a short-term catalyst who gets you to a particular goal. The Mentor, on the other hand, is an adviser who is more into helping you set up a framework for your business that extends for years down the road. For an aspiring entrepreneur, the mentor’s role is more relevant as branding and strategy are concerned.
The stage you are in dictates who’s to choose between the coach and mentor. If you are in the pre-incubation phase of your enterprise where you need to understand whether your idea is viable, sustainable, and scalable, having a mentor is key. In the second phase of your enterprise; that is, the incubation phase, where you produce your Minimum viable product, coaching and mentoring are equally important. The coach at this phase pushes, motivates, and enhances your capabilities on a daily basis whereas the mentor is looking at the big picture and making sure you are in the right direction and sticking to the strategic move.
In the third stage of your phase; that is, the acceleration phase, you are now on your own. You now know how to stand out and build your empire. The role of a mentor is still needed to look ahead. But, in most cases, the mentor that helps you in this advanced stage of your journey will be different from the one you started with.

How confident are you that you can help me get to the next level?
My experience throughout the last 20 years with startup entrepreneurs makes me confident. If you felt disappointed after the 2-sessions, ask for your money and I will refund you. No questions asked. That’s my guarantee. You lose nothing and gain everything.

Do you have any qualifications?
I have my Master’s degree in Business from Columbia Southern University, USA. I’m an author of a book on Leadership. The book was published in the year 2000. My coming book will be coming out in January 2023. More about me? visit my website callmeneo.com where you know more about me… you can read more than 150 blogs about entrepreneurship, branding, and transformation – all written by me.

How exactly the booking is done?
After making the purchase through PayPal by clicking on the PayPal button above, I will send you a thank you e-mail and give you 2 options of the day and time that works for you. You will respond with an e-mail on your part at my business e-mail: t.alaghoury@callmeneo.com picking the day and time. In response, I will provide you with the Zoom link for our introductory session. By the end of our first session, I will provide you with the time and date of our second and final session – 7 days after after the first session.

Do I need to send you material before we meet online?
Much better, in order for me to provide you with the greatest value. Better to send me a day or two before our introductory session things about you and the business you are in and what phase you are in. This helps me having an overview about what you are getting at. On the other hand, I advise you to read the last 20 blogs that I wrote about the reasons for startup failures. Feel free to read whatever you like about any of my blogs that amount to 160 blogs so far.

What happens if I (the buyer) do not turn up for the zoom call that is already scheduled?
I will be on the call for the duration regardless of whether you show up or not. Similar to a hotel reservation, you are paying for a period of time, if you choose not to use the hotel room that is your decision.

Do I need an NDA?
No, not unless you insist. Everything we discuss is strictly confidential.