We had the good fortune of connecting with Akbar Yungai and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Akbar, putting aside the decision to work for yourself, what other decisions were critical to your success?
The single most important decision that contributed to my success was creating a clear plan for execution. My system is always backed by three principles that I follow which is using my imagination, creativity, & purpose to obtain the results that I’m satisfied with. I take a long time just visualizing my success first. That gets me really excited about how I’m going to utilize my creativity to deliver an amazing product/project.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m a global brand ambassador at Respected Roots & content creator for my brand Yungai Vision. I sell our products & I create stories using video & picture on how to use these natural self-care products.
What’s sets me apart from others is my willingness to go to the extra mile to make extraordinary pieces of content that people can relate too easily. I always make it a priority to challenge myself to try new ideas that come to my mind.
I got to this point by pure faith. My beliefs were simple. “Put yourself in front of the right people, & your talents will be recognized. Getting out of my comfort zone was the most difficult part of this journey. I had to let go of my corporate job & adopt an entrepreneur mindset. This pushed me to figure out how to be creative again.
The biggest lesson I can take from this journey is that you should always bet on yourself first. You should be in complete control of how you want your lifestyle to be. Never let go of your creativity because we all that ability.
I want the people to know that Respected Roots is the new golden standard for excellence of our culture. Not just for the states, but the entire world. We’re going to continue to provide awesome products while delivering the finest customer service possible. #yungaivision
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Atlanta is a very diverse city offering a plethora of different things to do. I’m very big on chill vibes so I love to hang out at spots where you can immerse myself into the atmosphere. Ponce city market is probably my absolute favorite. It offers plenty of authentic restaurants, vivid scenery for photos, & tons of local art. Skyline park is one of my favorite hangouts. Grab a drink & just relax.
Also, if want to see Atl, pick up a scooter & jump on the Beltline. It will give you a nice tour of the city.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to dedicate this shoutout to Jason, Jaret & the entire team at Respected Roots. These individuals helped me grow my business acumen while allowing me to ascend personally. I’d also like to thank my loving lady Darnelle who’s always super supportive of my business ventures.
To my caring mother Neetskeeyah who has made sacrifices for me to achieve huge success, thank you! Each and everyone one of my good friends who didn’t let me talk myself out of pursuing my goals. My brother Carlos Daniels, Shanelle and Omar thank you for helping me discover holistic health. The amazing customers that I’ve met along this journey, each and every one of you are truly amazing! To my amazing siblings, Muhammad, Makeda, Sonji, Kariem, Ashantai, Nefertiti your big accomplishments drove me to create a legacy for myself. #yungaivision
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