31st October, 2023 | 54MINS

The Ultimate Advice For Every 20 Year Old

In this episode of In the ARENA, I welcome Mahdi Shafiei, the Founder and CEO of Trifid Media, who offers invaluable advice for budding young entrepreneurs

Mahdi's unique perspective and track record of hiring interns as young as 16 demonstrate his commitment to harnessing the potential of youth. He passionately delves into the advantages and challenges of maintaining a workforce composed primarily of individuals under the age of 25. If you find yourself in your twenties or younger, grappling with uncertainty about your future, this podcast is a treasure trove of insights that can help you unlock your full potential. And here's the best part – it doesn't hinge on obtaining a university degree.

In this enlightening podcast, we delve into these thought-provoking topics:
The Irrelevance of a University Degree for Success.
The Pros and Cons of Hiring Youth.
Mistakes as Catalysts for Self-Discovery.
The Pitfall of Excessive Caring.

Mahdi Shafiei's Accomplishments:

Mahdi Shafiei is from the UAE, and he is the driving force behind Trifid Media. Boasting over 15 years of experience in the MENA region, Mahdi has spearheaded a plethora of successful projects, achieving a remarkable sales record exceeding 60,000,000. With a dedicated team of 200+ professionals scattered across the MENA region, Mahdi Shafiei has established a solid foundation for Trifid Media's triumph. Their expertise spans diverse domains, including Face-to-Face Sales, Advertising, CRM (Customer Relationship Management), Event Management, and Quality Management.

Join us on this enlightening journey as we unravel pivotal insights to provide you with clarity and guidance, ensuring that your path to success commences in your twenties.

Podcast Highlights:

  • 00:00
    • Introduction
  • 01:30
    • You don’t need a university degree
  • 04:09
  • 07:49
    • The fundamentals of Mahdi that contribute to his success
  • 17:00
    • I take a monthly salary to ensure that my company grows
  • 20:09
  • 25:09
    • The problem with caring too much
  • 31:50
    • The importance of making mistakes when you’re young
  • 38:02
    • Pain is addictive
  • 40:41
    • The importance of being hungry
  • 45:01
    • How marriage influences you
  • 46:25
    • Working with family
  • 52:19
    • My Intern closed a $500 000 deal

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