Life brings each person their own unique set of challenges. But it’s up to the individual to rise above adversity if they want to live the life of their dreams. This universal truth is seen in Javed Khan. No matter what his circumstance is, he never allows anything to hold him back.
Javed was born and raised in East London, in Hackney. Living in a neighborhood characterized by crime and gang violence, Javed suffered the loss of three close friends to violent crime before the age of 18. But his father’s entrepreneurial spirit inspired him to aim high and create a better life for himself. Javed always had an interest in the stock market, and after watching the movie The Wolf of Wall Street, his interest in trading ignited. At 18 years old, he took a risk investing £1000 of his life’s savings and lost it within a couple of hours.
Even though Javed suffered a major setback, he was convinced he could make trading work. With adrenaline pumping through his veins, he risked £10k of his father’s money. He lost his father’s money. Still determined to become a successful trader, Javed knew he needed research and to sharpen his skills. So, he got a job at Domino’s as he focused on college and learning to trade. “My thought was, if I can turn a £250 trading account into £500, I can turn a £2500 account into £5,000 and a £25,000 account into £50,000. I was a dreamer like that, so I stood my ground and disciplined myself,” says Javed Khan.
Within Javed’s first year of trading, he honed his skills and profited £325,000. With everything he made, he continually paid his father back until his debt was paid in full, as well. “I believe the worst risk you can take when it comes to making money is by not taking any risks at all. That leap of faith to get you into a new world you haven’t discovered before. People say that the sky is the limit, but there are footsteps on the moon. I took that risk, that leap of faith,” says Javed Khan.
Javed never let himself become a victim of circumstance. Now, at age 22, he enjoys a life of luxury in Dubai and teaches other how to explore financial strategies and trade in the industry.
Discover more about Javed’s story and find him on Instagram at @javed_jkmt