I read dozens of inspiring stories on the internet but when I interviewed this person, it changed my thinking completely. And it’s such an honor to be writing about Naveed Iqbal.
Naveed Iqbal is a Website Designer, his website; BloggerTheme9.com receives a million hits on most Blogger template designed solely by him. Not impressed, let me tell you the inspiring thing: he has no sensation in his entire body, no control in his fingers. During the interview, he explained how he manages to work and it left me totally awestruck.
Can you tell us a little bit about you?
My name is Naveed Iqbal, Pakistani born and raised in KSA. I was 19 when I met an accident back in 2008. It’s been 8 years and I’m still in bed. I literally don’t have any sensations in my chest down body, no control on my fingers.
I’ve designed nearly 50 templates. Most of them are free along with their premium versions.
How long have you been into this field?
Working on designing for past four years. Now I’m taking projects on custom designed themes for some of my clients.
I don’t mean to be rude, but how do you type it if your body is not in your control?
For each template, I have to type 4000-5000 lines of code. I can only type with my thumbs. They are not working but with time I got used to it and figure out how to control them. It’s all about controlling your mind really!
What inspires you to carry out your hard work?
I can still recall spending 8 or sometimes even 12 hours staring at the ceiling, my mom used to change my direction while I lie because I couldn’t move an inch.
I remember the first template I designed took nearly 6 to 7 months to complete and now I can publish a template within 3 days. 🙂
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Do you feel like there are limitations in your field?
I don’t think so. Although, I do feel there is something like sex discrimination. I’ve previously been published by Tribune Magazine and now you’ve agreed to do it and both the times, it turns out to be Females. I’ve reached on many Blogs and news websites to publish my story, most of them ignored my message. I don’t know what the real reason is, but I’ve personally experienced Gender Favoritism.
A lot of us have amazing ideas but are afraid to start something of our own. I’m sure there is a lot of talent in our country but they are lacking behind because they’re afraid of failure. Do you have a Recipe for Success?
For me, the only way to success is “Hard Work”. I truly believe that whatever your idea is if you put in 100%, success will follow you. I’ve seen a lot of people who give in way more than 100% effort in their work for like 2 to 3 months without a stop but then they switch. It doesn’t work like that. Don’t think a certain field will bring you 1000s of dollars, whatever you’re good at, do it with passion and determination. I can guarantee you will achieve what you want in life.
Do you think money is a motivating factor?
I personally don’t believe that. Whatever business you’re in, there will come a time when bringing thousands and thousands of dollars won’t feel interesting to you. You’ll get bored and eventually stop. But yeah, if you love your business you’ll enjoy the process. Being called a genius in my field, that’s the biggest motivating factor and the Biggest Success for me.
There was a time when I used to question if I can earn from my field and now Alhamdulillah I’ve got my own car, I can drive well. Nothing happened overnight!
Any lessons that impact the way that you work now?
I spent almost 2 years of my life doing absolutely nothing. Then, I simply knew that life couldn’t go like that. I just had to do something. So, I started my physiotherapy and like I said it didn’t happen overnight, it took a lot of time and energy to push myself towards success. Learning the languages seemed impossible at that time but I just started and here I am now.
What is your next goal?
I want to continue designing templates. I’m also planning a project to teach all that I know online.
Any advice you want to give to our readers?
I know a lot of people who ask me a way to earn thousands in just one click. I’m talking about the people who are not willing to put in the effort to earn that amount.
I just wanna say that I had the limitations, like I couldn’t sit for hours to do the work, but still I achieved great heights of success. So, just don’t give up! Choose a field that best interests you and you won’t imagine how much you can earn.
AimzFolio Magazine Congratulates Naveed Iqbal for his Success and hope he achieves whatever he aims for in life.
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