An entrepreneur who parks his luxurious automobiles inside his workplace to inspire workers has opened up about how he and his household fled war-torn Iraq and why he believes everybody can grow to be millionaires like him.
James Donatossian, 35, the proprietor of Printech, is now value greater than $30 million – however as a teen he was hunted by the militia in his hometown of Baghdad.
He and his household fled to Australia when he was 16 and after leaving faculty he was determined to “do one thing together with his life” and commenced a profession in gross sales.
Mr. Donatossian started knocking on doorways to promote bank cards when he was 18 earlier than ultimately touchdown a gross sales job for a photocopying firm in his early 20s.
He labored on the firm for 5 years and rapidly excelled, incomes as much as $150,000 a 12 months.
He then began his personal firm in 2012, with Printech now using 27 folks and value $20 million.
Mr Donatossian, who additionally owns a telecoms firm and a monetary lending enterprise, revealed how he virtually did not make it out of Iraq.
James Donatossian, 35, (pictured together with his spouse) the proprietor of Printech, is now value greater than $30 million
The daddy of two proudly owns six luxurious automobiles – together with a Lamborghini, Ferrari, Bentley, McLaren and a Mercedes – value a mixed $3.5 million
He additionally spends between $50,000 and $100,000 a 12 months renting a yacht that hosts a personal chef, which he enjoys together with his spouse, whom he met in grade faculty
“We got here to Australia with below $9,000 in our pockets,” he advised Every day Mail Australia.
The militia had are available in and tried to kidnap folks. I used to be chased twice, they needed to kidnap me as a result of they thought we had been wealthy as a result of my father was a physician.
‘My father acquired a letter from certainly one of his sufferers saying ‘you must get your son overseas as quickly as potential as a result of they’ll come and take him”.
Mr. Donatossian and his household then packed their baggage and left, unable to say goodbye to their family members.
“On the finish of the day, it made me stronger and extra mature, however I grew up too quick,” he stated.
The businessman as soon as lived a humble life and had fled war-torn Iraq for Australia together with his household when he was 16
Mr. Donatossian stated he feels he ought to be capable of take pleasure in the advantages of his success
He stated he knew of households who had paid the abductors to get their sons again, however they had been returned in physique baggage.
Mr Donatossian got here to Australia with English as a 3rd language.
He had needed to observe in his father’s footsteps and grow to be a physician however the language barrier made it too tough.
The daddy of two now proudly owns six luxurious automobiles – together with a Lamborghini, Ferrari, Bentley, McLaren and a Mercedes – value a mixed $3.5 million.
Not solely does he maintain the automobiles at his dwelling in Barden Ridge, in Sydney’s south, however he additionally retains them in an space of his workplace he has dubbed a “motivation room”.
“Since I used to be little I’ve at all times had an image of a Lamborghini in my room and at all times needed one, now that I do I wish to deal with myself,” he stated.
“I wish to present those who they will do it too, I wish to inspire my workers and present them that if you happen to work laborious, you possibly can have enjoyable too.”
Not solely does the businessman maintain the automobiles at his dwelling in Barden Ridge, in Sydney’s south, however he additionally retains them in an space of his workplace he has dubbed a ‘motivation room’
He additionally spends between $50,000 and $100,000 a 12 months renting a yacht hosted by a personal chef, which he enjoys together with his spouse, whom he met in grade faculty.
The enterprise proprietor stated he wasn’t fazed if folks thought he was a show-off, saying on the finish of the day he ought to be capable of benefit from the cash he made.
“Whether or not you are profitable or not, folks will criticize you,” he stated.
“Individuals get motivated by what they see, however I am easygoing as a result of as soon as upon a time I had none of that, I am only a hungry particular person and I wish to obtain extra.”
The millionaire stated one drawback he noticed in youthful generations was that many had been too afraid to fail in pursuing their desires.
Mr Donatossian stated he had at all times dreamed of proudly owning a Lamborghini when he was a baby in Iraq
“It is laborious to inspire the youthful generations as a result of they get caught with this mindset that what they wish to do won’t ever occur,” he stated.
Mr. Donatossian had been advised by virtually everybody round him to not pursue constructing his personal firm however selected to disregard their recommendation.
He stated that as a result of he had confidence and was prepared to implement the abilities he had realized in gross sales, he was prepared to danger the hefty wage he acquired to pursue his desires.
“Probably the most tough problem going through Australians at this time is folks not implementing what they wish to obtain as a result of persons are telling them it isn’t value it,” he stated.
In Mr. Donotassian’s eyes, anybody is usually a millionaire.
“The very first thing is to grasp what you do, it does not matter what business you are in, simply be superb at it,” he stated.
“Have a plan and implement, be optimistic about it, take calculated dangers and simply do it.”
The millionaire stated one drawback he noticed in youthful generations was that many had been too afraid to fail to pursue their desires
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