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My name is Aziz Ali, and this blog is about my obsession to the Top 1%. “How some people achieve the top 1% of any field” -That’s what I am obsessed with. I am an entrepreneur, learn-aholic, and improvaholic and I currently run Qitch.com.

This Blog will discuss marketing, business systems, programming, design, and commonalities of mega successful entities to uncover the secrets behind such outstanding successes in history.

The uncomfortable TRUTH that lies behind every success story

It was the first week of May 2006, I was 17 and a half years old, when my family and I came to Chicago, USA to fulfill my dad’s dream of higher education for me and my siblings.
My dad had sold all of our assets and burned the ships so we could figure out a way to survive in this totally new environment.

Within a month, I was working two minimum-wage jobs, working at Dunkin Donuts and Sears as a cashier and sales person respectively. DD was 2.5 miles, and Sears was 7.5 miles away from my apartment and I used to walk this distance to and from work. If the weather allowed, I would ride my bicycle to work.  I would often find myself in sweat by the time I would reach my workplace after a long walk/biking.  I often felt embarrassed to walk in, especially at times when I would be sweating so much that the color of my skin was visible through the white uniform shirt that we were supposed to wear.

Besides my financial inability to buy a car, I was also unable to drive one at that time. I was not qualified to give a driver’s license test due to my age. (If you haven’t attended high school in USA, you must be 18+ to be eligible to give a drivers-license test… I was 1/2 a year younger)

I worked like this for a few months until fall 2006 when the school semester started. I joined a community college and took full-time courses on top of my two jobs.
In a few months I quit my “7.5 miles away” job and replaced it with 2 {two} new ones that were either commutable by train, or were only a couple of miles away. Now I was working three jobs and also had full time school.

When I think about it in retrospect, it seems to me humanly impossible to attend full-time school maintaining a GPA of 3.5-3.75, and work three jobs all in which my bosses loved me because of my performance.

In one of my jobs, I earned 2 {two} awards in my first year for BEST SALES VOLUME and MOST SERVICE PLANS SOLD.
(I have not yet celebrated my anniversary in USA and I am recognized for being the Best Sales-person in a country whose culture and slang-language I quite do not understand).
At the same time, in my other new job, my boss was so impressed by my efficiency and speed, that I later went on to get a 40% raise twice in the course of my employment.

Being a workaholic and being recognized for it was great, but I truly did not have any social life. I did not have any friends, and I had no one to show me where the cool fun places were around in town. I would freak out when I would go downtown, and I still do not understand how people figure out where the “NORTH” is when you are lost while driving.

Fast Forward

I stumbled-upon making money online, and tried a lot of things and failed. I read a few books on success & mindset, and it opened my mind towards the idea that a human-being has the ability to shape its own destiny. Man! that kind of thinking really got me pumped.

As a young teenager, when somebody would say they couldn’t do something, I would reply to them “The reason why you can’t do it is simply because you just said you can’t” and many of my relatives would call me a Professor because of my strange perspectives.

BTW Henry Ford copied my idea and came up with the phrase “Whether you think that you can, or that you can‘t, either way, you are usually right.”

Out of frustration, and lack of confidence in myself I bought a $5000.00 coaching program offered by a well known author and put it on my credit card. The program turned out to be an absolute junk. The author talked about “Going the extra mile”, and “doing good in the world” in his book, and his coaching program did exactly the opposite.

That put me in my first major credit card dept.

I continued to spend money, and did loads of experiments to build a digital business until I was in a dept of over $10,000.

The sun always shines after a dark night

With a lot of trial and error, I figured out ways and developed methodologies that consistently worked for me.

I figured out the importance of establishing systems, and compelling messages that really did serve the greater good of our world. I found that the biggest asset an Entrepreneur has is, his/her congruence, honesty and belief in his message. I think, that was the reason why I was able to sell the most volume in my sales-job with no marketing, selling, business or customer service training.

No amount of marketing, sales, leadership, and business skills is going to help you if your soul is not aligned with the truth.
I have come to BELIEVE that we humans are freakishly smart at sensing the non verbal cues.

We can sense if a person is not Congruent with his message even before he opens his mouth. That’s how powerful our senses are.

With that, I’d like to invite you to read, comment, and like my blog posts. I am very accessible as well via email > aziz [~at~] qitch.com

I’d also encourage you to like my facebook page and write on my wall with any comments, suggestions, questions you may have for me.

In Friendship
Aziz Ali

37 Comments on “About

Dax L'Amour, Ph.D
December 6, 2010 at 4:11 am

Thanks, Aziz, for sharing this with us.

I’m glad your journey is a wonderful journey, despite the
tough start. it reminds me much of my own early tribulations
with Entrepreneurship.

I’m extremely happy to be a subscriber of this blog, and to meet
YOU, another ethical and honest successful businessperson.
You are a rare commodity these days.

Thanks for your thoughts and content!

max maximus
December 6, 2010 at 5:42 am

Thanks for a great post. I absolutely agree with you, it happens the way you thought it would.

Kaare Pedersen
December 6, 2010 at 10:47 am

Now I know more about you and appreciate you even more. Thank you!

And for your readers… I have actually met Aziz and spent a day with him, besides talking to him on the phone and I’m totally convinced that he has a great future in online marketing. With his intelligence, energy and personality he would be a success at almost anything he decides to get into.

You will do well by hanging out with Aziz on the Web and learning from him. With his integrity I also know that if he ever recommends a product, it will be something that you can trust in and you should buy. As you can tell I’m very impressed by him.

Aziz, I hope you did well on your test… actually, I KNOW you did well.

Aziz Ali
December 6, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Hey Kaare, thanks for the kind words!
People are going to think I paid you for that 🙂

Ken Varga
December 7, 2010 at 11:19 am

Hi Aziz, What a great story. It reminds me of when my family emigrated to the US and the stuff we had to do. As you stated, “Honesty, and Belief will come through all the time. Keep up the wonderful work.

Nat Griggs
December 9, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Aziz,

Love your story and your willingness to share the good and the bad.

I also like that Perry wrote you a testimonial. I have cut out a lot of my “Gurus” but always open Perry’s emails. I also have his Adwords Guide. A tremendous resource for those who don’t want to get burned by Google.

I knew there was a reason I hooked up with you on linked in.

All the best
Nat

Michelle Cesare
December 28, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Hi, I understand and can relate to your determination to change your life better financially which also helps deplete stress. Way to go my friend and keep working and helping others understand creating a successful online business is possible.

Moiz Ali
January 6, 2011 at 5:04 pm

I am Aziz Ali’s older brother Moiz Ali, I am the oldest out of 4 of us the motivation this man has brought to our family makes me feel he is the oldest of us all,the knowledge and drive this man possess is unbelievable,initially i was a skeptic but not anymore,and he is surely the right hand of my hardworking father,the reason i say all this is his personality within our family just portrays how hard working he is,no he has not asked me to do this its just that i am so proud of him.

Paul Arnold
January 14, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Just goes to prove that with determination , drive, and the right attitude you can realise your dreams.

rnmcbain
February 2, 2011 at 7:11 pm

i really like your story, very motivational!

Alex
February 4, 2011 at 6:27 am

Your story is frankly motivating, and I agree 100% of what you said.

Andre McKay
February 10, 2011 at 10:54 pm

eveyryones got a story im just thankful you used yours and took the struggle in life and used it as fuel for success and to beat the odds put against you. been a huge fan of your wisdom think your going places in this world i wish we had more millenials like you. this would definatly could use more of em. look forward to watching you grow and if your ever up for a cup of coffee let me know brotha i just moved to michigan from newport beach california and chigagos only a hop and a skip away. ps hurry up with your book patience is a virtue i understand but im not good with patience when it comes to making moves hahhaa stay well my friend

Andre McKay
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and i already sent you the LinkedIn request 😉

Dean Tylor
February 23, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Thanks for sharing with us Aziz! It was evident that you are a special person before I read your story. All the best. Dean

Zia Nizami
February 28, 2011 at 8:38 pm

The way you demonstrate, it is implied that you are not fumbling around and have good confidence on your presentations. The pain you had to undergo to come to this stage is worth appreciating and eye opener for us. Gold when goes into the fire comes out as pure gold. Not ash. This is the begining of your gesture. It is definite that in the future we will see you coming up as a big figure and a great example to be proud of and to follow.

Brooks Briz
March 1, 2011 at 9:33 am

Aziz:

I couldn’t agree more about the the three terms that you have developed (congruence, honesty and belief) and absolutely loved that you shared your entire story. Thank you for doing so.

Your story reminded me of one of my business partners (also of Indian descent). He [Saurabh] borrowed $5k from his parents (which they barely had) and got started in international consumer electronics trade only to be ripped off without any kind of warning.

He was devastated, depressed and moped around for month. His parents scolded him and constantly told him to never make the same horrible mistake and to go the conventional route. Know what he did? He waited for the dust to settle and decided to chalk the huge loss up as a learning experience and kept going after what he wanted.

Today, he has bought his family a beautiful home, travels the world at his leisure and only has to work a few hours a day (if he wants to).

Hearing your story, I feel confident that you are well on your way to creating the future that you want for you and your family. Keep working hard, Aziz, and thank you for all that you do.

Stay Awesome,

Brooks Briz

Felix
March 1, 2011 at 11:04 am

Hi Aziz,
It has been only a week or so since I have started reading and watching your videos and I have to say it has fascinated me and opened my eyes in many way and I want to thank you for what you do. I can relate to your story and appreciate you even more.

Yahaya Baruwa
March 3, 2011 at 11:52 pm

Hey Aziz!
How is it going? First I must say that i really admire and appreciate all your efforts to share with myself and other guests the knowledge you have so diligently acquired.

The world needs more people like you. I say this not to flatter you, however to show that honesty and passion for what you do are the most important factors that led to success. God Bless! Please keep sharing!

Annette
March 4, 2011 at 10:52 am

Hi Aziz,
I stumbled upon your video in Youtube. You have captured my attention from the get go. I am not easily persuaded by anyone, however watching your videos really sparked my interest. The tools you have given is awesome. I cant wait to try them.

Thank you,
Annette

jonathan
March 12, 2011 at 1:24 am

Wow Aziz! You’re an inspiration to us all, never say never and always strive for your dreams and goals. Thanks man for all the knowledge you share with us.

Clemons Kunkel
March 18, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Great Story about your start in the US. Glad you made It! Life is short! Make sure you are living it to you potential! So many people just live, with no advancement in their life and that ok! but I like to be in the game, not on the bench! And it OK to lose some time, for me it makes me stronger! I learned from my lose! so I Gained again! I guest I look at it as a WIN! WIN! PS and have Fun along to way! Good to see you not wasting you Time! YOUR IN THE GAME! GOOD JOB!

Clemons Kunkel
March 18, 2011 at 8:14 pm

I like your Brother (Moiz Ali) comment. He is very proud of You! That way Cool! I got two Brothers that I am proud of, Too! They have never let me down! They pick me up when I fall Down! That Cool! We are lucky! Some people dont have a brother like that.

Cecilia
March 22, 2011 at 8:41 pm

Great Story !

At the moment, i am struggling my career life and almost give up. But your journey makes me quite motivation and i believe that i can start my new journey again.

Btw, u did not mention about ur origin in this story!

harish
March 26, 2011 at 9:47 am

Aziz,

This is very encouraging message, thanks a lot for sharing it.
I read this weekend the story of an IT Company which started 10 years ago in India and has now 10,000 staff. The company is mindtree, you can find their story.

The most interesting thing is that they had crisis and setbacks but were united and survived to grow.

They found out that values are very important, so no matter what our cultures if we have common values then these if practiced by all will be the glue to overcome doubt and difficulties.

Their values are

CLASS, this stands for

”What brings MindTree Minds (what we call our employees) together in building an organization that has a unique culture is our value system. Every MindTree Mind is driven by CLASS, the acronym for our core values of Caring, Learning, Achieving, Sharing, and Social Responsibility. Everything we are, everything we do, and everything we believe in revolves around our CLASS values and the distinct culture that we have built. The two main attributes that characterize our culture, as our Chairman and Managing Director Ashok Soota says are high achievement orientation and high caring.”

I hope this adds value to all .

signe soonberg
March 27, 2011 at 10:37 am

Hi Aziz,

1 year ago I left my home country I had lived for 38 years and were I had 10 years nice and succesful job as business manager.
I started to build up my new life in France. Decided to start as enterpreneur as my boyfriend always has been. Started with more simple (seemed on fist glance) things, to be agent for interesting lifestyle products which were missing in my previous homeregion. Also, I wanted to start with no loans and as low risk as possible. As I’m an agent it also means my success is dependant on other peoples. And Oh my God! …how f… different and difficult it is!!!
As you wrote, it’s a lot hard work… frustration…fear… hope…and temptetion to stop.
Because of my suppliers unability to deliver propriet service, unexperience to work with agents and support their agents with business-minded service I have lost 6 months and I haven’t got the any orders fulfilled even I got clients immediately. My bank account is in deep minus. And I’m struggeling to keep my self-confidence up despite of unsuccess not dependant on me.
But today I see the light at the end of tunnel. I have got many different business options and solved problems with suppliers. Next week I will finalise my first orders and get first breakthrough with things I have started during last year.
So, my first year of enterpreneurship has tought me so many new things and made be surprised how much my thinking/behaving/decision making process/time management/prioritisation etc can change just because I’m not getting “safe” regular salary but I need to fight for every penny for myself.
All my old friends who staid in my home country thinking I have wonderful new life 🙂 Yes, I have but as you said behind this beauty is lot of struggling and hard work and permanent reminder “I can do it, I will have success!” :). The success I’ll finaly get is extremely sweet and extremely good to my Ego! 🙂
Thank you Aziz to bring the topic!
SS

Sulaiman Barry
March 28, 2011 at 11:07 am

Wish you Peace,

Its very encouraging that you kept following your vision. I also would like to share that while currently I am planning to establish my own education club, I also confront with many people say WHAT ARE YOU DOING??? and some ENCOURAGING. The latter type are mostly ENTREPRENEURS themselves where as the others are job type.

People say not to follow my aims but do a job instead, but the more I hear this the more I get stuborn.

I hope that what I want to achieve would be a successful venture, no doubt i would also have hardships but with proper plan it can be reduced to considerable level.

Thanks for nice videos and story. All the best.

Shahid
April 2, 2011 at 8:44 am

Peace be with you Aziz,

I can personally relate to your story! There’s an ocean out there about internet marketing and it’s very easy to sink as there’re a lot of people out there who are not sincere about their products. From surface, it looks like they’re out to help you but as you said, when you do get their products, it’s a disaster and before you know you’re in debt. But perseverance pays out. I wish everyone on your blog nothing but success and definitely Aziz is a great resource!!!

Keep up the good work bro.

Take care,
Shahid

Vino
June 16, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Hi Aziz,

I just read your story about how you ended where you are today….It is really amazing. I would love if you can guide me with my pursuit in “making it” in this world. I do believe in everything you say….oddly enough I have only known about you for 48 hours….I believe we are very like minded individuals….and I appreciate all the positive energy you are giving us. You are a special guy.

khalid
June 25, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Aziz your posts are always refreshing, your my inspiration to better my self to becoming more motivated and passionate thanks:D

Renu
June 28, 2011 at 10:28 am

You dont live your life when you are there just sitting inside and look a kite fly high.
You live your life when you fly one…

Living is important than surviving..

A totally awesome blog.. It just woke me up from my deep sleep..

Thanks & Regards,
Renu.R

Yasir Imran
August 20, 2011 at 9:27 am

The best and true lines from your post…

We humans are freakishly smart at sensing the non verbal cues. We can sense if a person is not Congruent with his message even before he opens his mouth. That’s how powerful our senses are.

But Aziz, not all people are fast enough or sharp enough to run with this world. What such type of people should do?

Aziz
August 20, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Yasir, thanks for the kind comments.

I wish I could answer that question for you. But who knows what God has planned for people who are less fortunate in terms of wealth, social background, and intelligence.

Ma Hua
September 7, 2011 at 11:43 pm

I know why ur website is called daystodomination
Hehe

Antonio Beattie
September 10, 2011 at 9:26 am

Yasir Imran

The best and true lines from your post…

We humans are freakishly smart at sensing the non verbal cues. We can sense if a person is not Congruent with his message even before he opens his mouth. That’s how powerful our senses are.

But Aziz, not all people are fast enough or sharp enough to run with this world. What such type of people should do?

In this world we live in there are workers and there are business owners. There are indians and there are chiefs.

Most of us reading this talent CHIEF story are CHIEFS ourself. Its a gift that is giving to us. My senses are so keen I can smell BS after talking over the phone in 30 seconds 🙂

Saif
September 10, 2011 at 10:35 am

Hi Aziz,

Thanks for the post you shared. My dear friend, every body has a story in his life and is interested to come with a financial freedom but some succeed and some do not.In my opinion they’re only living for themselves. What is the most powerful thing I saw in your letter is your spirit and your dream for a change in the lives of others who wish to come up with some financial freedom but fail.Let’s hope you achieve the top of your dreams. Be blessed.

Saif

sanjay
September 12, 2011 at 4:01 am

You are a good person at heart and also a knowledgeable company to be with…………sending you thousands of smile.

Jim Johnson
October 18, 2011 at 10:07 am

I think I am following in your foot steps a little, except it is still dark for me. Glad to see someone make as well as you have.

Khouloud Khammassi
August 13, 2012 at 1:14 am

Same here! Glad to know more about your background.

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