Who is Abha Jain, could you please introduce yourself?
Hello, my name is Abha. I am a mom of two kids. My husband was transferred from India to Canada in 2010. I was in Vancouver till 2015, then we moved to Toronto. I am a very energetic and hard working person and excited to learn new things. My qualification is Fashion Designer and Textile Designer from India, but I didn’t study more or work in this field in Canada. When I came to Toronto, I was passionate to learn makeup artistry, so I took a course from Sheridan College. I love cooking and baking in my free time and always want to try out new recipes.
What is your business and when did you start?
I am a licensed mortgage agent with Canada’s largest national mortgage company, Dominion Lending Centre.
What inspired you to start your business?
My desire was to define my own business hours, be my own boss and get paid well. I love to talk with clients and have great rapport with them.
What were the challenges in the initial stages of your business and how did you overcome them?
The initial challenge is to build the network. I have joined this Network to make new business connections.
What motivates you about your business?
My passion motivates me. If you enjoy what you do, you will definitely succeed in your business.
What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs?
Take the risk, believe in yourself, find good people, face your fears, challenge yourself, take action.
Interesting fact most of the people do not know about you?
I like painting. I paint with my kids and spend some quality time with them.
The best business advice I ever received was…
Be patient. Great things take time to happen.
My definition of success is…
Success can be achieved when you try your best in all aspects of everything you do, even if that doesn’t lead to big results. If you’ve done your best, you should feel proud of your efforts and results will follow automatically.
If I could go back in time when I started my business, I would tell myself to…
Believe in myself!!
Three books I recommend for entrepreneurs are…
Crushing it by Gary Vaynerchuck
Get Social Smart by Katie Lance
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
My personal tagline is…
Dream it, mortgage, and make it real!