Who is Abdulaziz M Alhamdan? And How Can I Help You?

Personal Picture
I welcome you here! Keep reading…

I was there, laying in despair, in my bed… back from the job I hated.

There, waiting, hoping for a helping hand to give me a small push… To help me with a small step in this confusing chaos we call life… To give me an once of encouragement, so that I claw myself out of depression and a life that is so different to what I imagined… A life I couldn’t even recognize whether it were real or a nightmare…

My story started when I was born, in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, in 1985…

Tunis, Tunisia. A beautiful city.
I was born and raised near here…

It’s a beautiful city, surrounded by golden beaches, the Mediterranean sea, and simple people with good hearts…

There I was, a baby, born to divorced mothers.

A baby who will never know his father, feel his love, or feel that necessary connection that comes with the word: “Dad” (And this is very important to the story, as you’ll see below)…

Abdulaziz M Alhamdan as a baby, in 1985
Abdulaziz M Alhamdan as a baby – 1985

As far as I can remember, my childhood was happy. Yes, I was a shy child, I was awkward socially, a bit of a recluse, not having many friends… But I didn’t know any better, so I was happy in my blissful ignorance…

And throughout all my life, I believed in this dream so many people share

If you do the right thing, if you study hard, if you work hard, if you’re a good person, then good things will happen to you…

If you work hard enough, follow the rules well, the system / society will make sure you fit it as a perfect cog and that you’ll live in happily ever after…

Little did I know it was called a “dream” because there isn’t even a drop of reality in it.

My wake up call came in September 30th, 2008: That was the day of my graduation, and also the day after the stock market crashed worldwide…

Still, as you can clearly see here, I still believed in the “dream”… that things will turn out well, and I was smiling ear to ear when receiving my Masters of Science degree in Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing with honors…

Abdulaziz M Alhamdan, Graduation, 2008
Abdulaziz M Alhamdan, Graduation, 2008

But soon, that smile would turn into a frown: people getting laid off everywhere… families losing their sources of income… businesses barely surviving or going bankrupt…

What a time to enter the job market!

Still, the “dream” persisted… I still needed to believe in the “happily ever after” that society programmed into me… Not knowing I’m in for a disappointment…

Like all freshly graduated students, after years of hard study, excellent grades, and multiple internships, graduation was the time to hear back from some potential employers… and to send my resumé to even more potential jobs…

And I didn’t go by half measures: I customized my CV, wrote a specific cover letter for each job, and sent to 10 the first month…

Nothing back…

Panicking, I burned the midnight oil and researched fully more companies, and sent my CV and solidly written cover letters to 20 more enterprises…

Nothing… Crickets and birds chirping…

“What is going on?! This is not how it’s supposed to be!”

Then, by the end of 2008, I had applied to 50 different companies, and got rejection after rejection…

Yes, I would have done much better if you took me today and transported me back into my 23 years old body… But during that time, I believed in my right to the dream I was promised…

…Not knowing that in this life, we earn what we deserve by being different, but standing out… But following the average path like I did at the time can only lead to mediocre results…

Then, I asked around, networked all I could because I needed a job ASAP to pay the bills after graduating… Working some part time jobs here and there…

And the only steady job I could find was as an Auditor in a small company located in a village in the desert that paid barely more than minimum wage…

Nothingness… For miles and miles…

All my life, I was expecting much more of myself…

I expected more out of life…

I knew what I wanted, but I had it all wrong: It’s all up to me, I create my life. Playing by other people’s rules means you’re making their lives better, not yours…

Either way, it was a true wake up call and it was hard to stomach…

I didn’t graduate in Accounting, so I needed to hurry up, study and pass the exam in weeks…

And I needed to relocate, borrow money to give the advance on my rent, to start a whole new life that is opposite to what I wanted, and that every step I took to create just made me more and more disappointed in myself…

I got that job… I’d wake up early, go crunch numbers all day with people who had no ambition, no fire in them, and who wanted nothing more than to survive until they retire…

And being socially awkward, I was isolated, unknown, disconnected, which made matters worse…

That’s not for me. I have too much fire to live that life. I had to break free.

And at that time, all I needed was a word of good practical advice from someone, or at least some encouragement, but it never happened…

People are too busy with their own problems to even be aware the guy or girl next to them is deep in a heavier problem…

I did not feel “seen,” I did not see any hope, and I first, I punished myself for it…

I would go home… I would sooth myself by eating: ice cream was my buddy, pizza was my BFF, KFC was the love of my life… Then I would sleep, hoping to escape my reality into a world of dreams…

But soon enough, I felt time passing too fast… The days repeating the same song from dusk to dawn… My life was slipping through my fingers…

So my first try at doing something better was to escape into learning…

I had something to look forward to after work, which was at first learning languages…

I dedicated myself so much to learning languages that in a few years, I was speaking 5 at a solid level (and now beginning my 6th, but a lot less intensively than before. It’s not longer taking over my life). Spanish, French, Brazilian Portuguese, English, and my Native Arabic were languages I spoke in, thought it, and dreamt it…

Abdulaziz M Alhamdan - Polyglot, learning languages
Learning Russian now, my 6th language!

But as the time passed, I realized things aren’t getting any better…

That all I’m doing is distracting myself from a reality I hated. And that nobody is going to save me or change it for me: It’s up to me 100%…

I am the steward of my own ship, and if I don’t steer it, it will wonder aimlessly, directionless, and torn by the storms of the deep sea…

And on that same day that thought crossed my mind, I knew exactly where my salvation is: I need to quit my job. And to start my own business. And it has to be online, because I value location-independence too much to quit a job just to enter a business that handcuffs me…

That day, I began my focus and preparation toward business

I read all I could. All the blogs I found. All the classic books on advertising, modern books on psychology, online lectures on communication, everything…

By December 31st, 2019, I have counted that I’ve studied 527 books and courses on business. And just in 2019, I took by hand more than a thousand pages of notes…

Abdulaziz M Alhamdan - Learning Notes
Knowledge goodness, I love it!
Abdulaziz M Alhamdan -- Notebooks
More than a 1000 pages of notes right there, a fair work for 1 year 😉

Anyway, back to my story:

This outcry for freedom, for independence, and for success came with failures… These failures cost me dearly: in money, in time but most importantly in lost years…

My spirit was almost broken, multiple times, but I stood up again.

Because I cannot accept any alternative to the life I want…

I only have one life. The days are passing. The success is out there, possible. I cannot wait, procrastinate, or stop trying…

I’ll succeed or die trying. There is no other way…

An in 2011, was my first trial:

I created a small blog. I didn’t know what to do. I wrote whatever came to mind.

Months, and months, and months and probably got 20 visitors all that time.

Nothing to write home about, and nothing but a failed experiment…

But I’ve learned a deep lesson there: Giving out content is not yummy nor tasty to people… It’s dry, sterile and easily replaceable…

So, in 2012, I’ve started a Youtube channel. By adding video, I knew I can communicate more humanity…

Youtube logo -- Just an example
All Social Content Platforms are really an incredible opportunity…

At first, I didn’t get many views…

Then, I looked around online, and thought I found the secret: “Clickbait!”

It seemed everyone is doing it. That it would be okay. And the immature me didn’t know any better:

So I started click baiting my titles and topics, to chase controversial events, to stop being a human and become a hype-man…

And it began to get me views, but at which cost?

The people who were excited and motivated and engaged by clickbait are not high quality people…

Yes, clickbait works on everyone… Curiosity just snaps the brain into attention…

But those who revel in clickbait and controversy are not my kind of people: I choose positivity, they revel in criticism and negativity. I choose progress, they prefer to stay the same and play the blame game. I want people who desire a vision to a better future, and they, all they see is destruction and a hopeless decline…

So I stopped that channel…

And I returned to my books.

As an INTJ, when I look inwards, consolidate knowledge, connect dots, I can see deep patterns that are invisible to most others. I was born this way…

That year and many after, I delved deeply into copywriting, content creation, conversion optimization, and all those juicy topics…

I began to write copy on the side, to write emails for marketers, and I got accolades and satisfaction everywhere…

I got so good over time that I was invited to be part of a private, 2-months, copywriting training in 2018 by Agora Financial…

Agora Financial is the largest financial publishing company in the world, located in Baltimore, and a legendary name in Direct Response Copywriting…

I aced it all, surprised everyone, and should have been working as a copywriter at Agora, except that the USA doesn’t give work visas for copywriters… Supposedly, it’s not a valuable enough skill (really?!)…

I was loved by the guys at Agora Financial

And now, I have this testimonial from Agora Financial that I will cherish forever, here…

I digress…

That’s 2018, but back to 2015:

I was writing copy for clients after I finish my work, saving my money to start a business…

And I was doing coaching on the side, which is interesting…

After a life of depression, limitation, and low self-esteem, I’ve noticed that every little bit that I’ve worked on my inner world, it seems my external circumstances and good fortune improved significantly…

It’s as if my inner work is the highest ROI thing I can do in life — changing who I am as a person, and how I relate to everything around me, and all that happens to me…

It’s so important, that I focused on it for years, studied all what is available (probably 150 books and courses worth thousands of invested dollars), and worked with clients every day…

It’s almost magical what happens when you take a person unaware of their limitations and unleash the inner high-performing self-esteem version of themselves… (Email me here if you want a PDF with more information: mentor@storybonding.com).

Anyway, back to my story…

That was a bittersweet time…

I was a slave in a job I didn’t like during the day…

And an impressive copywriting and coach during the fews hours I had enough energy to work at night…

Then, 2015 happened: I thought I’ll take things up a notch…

Everyone seems to say that Affiliate Marketing is the entry to creating your own business…

So I’ve decided to start there… Which today I know is a real mistake, because the traditional way affiliate marketers do it is nothing better than gambling…

There is no real value added, no human connection, none of that…

And so it didn’t work out. And I didn’t feel good about all the pressure sales tactics that seemed necessary to make that work…

I want a business I can wake up proud to be proud of, with people I like, doing things I believe in…

Still, underneath all this was a shadow lurking…

I was comfortable in my part time success, telling myself: “I’ll quit when I have X amount in the bank, when Y happens, and when Z is ready.”

But that’s not how life works. You get ready by acting, not by preparing…

I knew this, and still hid it from myself…

And when 2019 happened, I gave myself a long hard look in the mirror…

“Am I living the life I want?”

I wasn’t. Not at all. Not even close.

I was still doing a job I hated, and using my part time coaching and copywriting as an escape to feel I’m progressing, when I wasn’t…

I was 30 pounds overweight…

Abdulaziz M Alhamdan -- before losing weight -- 2018
Me with my mother in 2018 — 30 pounds overweights, hiding it well, and not so happy

I was barely living paycheck to paycheck…

And I did an internal audit: I discovered I had a kernel of a gem…

With my coaching clients, whenever I gave them advice based on the principles that later on, I consolidated into StoryBonding Marketing, their results would improve significantly and immediately…

Not only is the coaching and inner work changing their outside world, but my business advice from over a decade of study and 527 books and courses, and what I’ve learned from trial and error and failures, was transforming their business into one they loved and enjoyed…

And when 2019 began, I decided first to transition to full-time coaching…

“Soon, a new decade will begin. Do you want the 2020s to be a repeat of the 2010s?!” — NO. NOT ANYMORE. EVER.

I quit and traveled. Like a prisoner unleashed from his cell.

In 1 year, I traveled to Hong Kong, Barcelona, Brazil, Dubai, then settled down in Ukraine, which is a country I fell in love with, its history, and its people…

In 1 year, I lost 30 pounds, and I feel better than ever…

Abdulaziz M Alhamdan -- After 30 pounds weight loss
Me with my brother… Consistency in dieting pays off!

And now, in 2020, this website, the whole StoryBonding business is my proof of concept…

Just like I changed the lives of my clients and transformed their businesses…

StoryBonding.com is a full implementation of the StoryBonding principles, it is proof, it is demonstration, it is putting my money where my mouth is…

And what motivated me even more to do this is what is happening with A.I. Marketing and Quantum Computing, or what I call Quantum A.I. Marketing…

Google Quantum Computer can do in 200 seconds what can take the most powerful supercomputer today 10,000 years to finish
Google Quantum Computer can do in 200 seconds what can take the most powerful supercomputer today 10,000 years to finish!

We live in dangerous times…

Soon, Quantum A.I. will be advanced enough to affordably clone entire niches, find the best ideas, copy, emails, and products in them… and redeploy them as the Ultimate Persuasive funnel in that niche…

Then, it will drive traffic to it, and ANNIHILATE any humans operating in that industry or sphere…

Small niches were not big enough for Big Corporations, but when Quantum A.I. Marketing is here, they can gobble up hundreds of niches at once, making millions of dollars…

This is not science fiction, it’s already almost here, as you can see on the very first episode of my podcast: http://storybonding.com/podcast

We need to survive together… We need to make it, to stand together as humans in the face of those machines, to secure ourselves before it’s too late…

I’ve been through the thick of the devastation and loss of the 2008 crash…

But it will be mild compared to the threat entrepreneurs face with Quantum A.I. Marketing…

StoryBonding is the answer. It’s focused on everything that Quantum A.I. can never copy: Creating human bonds…

Because only a human heart cracked open to vulnerably share his or her truth can connect so deeply with another human that they feel like they found a friend, a family, for now and forever…

Really…

Throughout my life, I’ve felt disconnected from others, and socially awkward…

And learning to connect with others has literally saved my life from depression and possible suicide…

I have found warmth in other people, that cannot be found in any machine or algorithm…

Today, human bonds will save online businesses from the upcoming over-powered Quantum A.I. Marketing…

StroyBonding.com is our home. The place we prepare together…

Join me on this journey to rebuild your business, and make it fortified and strong in the face of human competitors today, and against Quantum A.I. Marketing tomorrow…

Because Human Bonds are and will always be the everlasting Competitive Advantage your business can have…

If you see how I apply the StoryBonding principles in my emails, then join my email opt-in here…

Thank you for your time. And please come back again…

I look forward to your presence, here, in our home…

Sincerely,

Personal Picture
Abdulaziz M Alhamdan
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!