My Best Friend

Seven Steps to Repossess Your Life Inner Riches, Change and Happiness

My Best Friend, Smile and happiness

My Best Friend, Seven Steps to Repossess Your Life Inner Riches, Change and Happiness. They say, “The pen is mightier than the sword”, significantly when words are misused. My experience with “words” is another aspect discussed in this book. Words have affected me in different situations, innovative pathing that has improved my communication skills and perception of life and the world. When misused, words can be so destructive that they inhibit human progress.

Everyone needs a tap on the shoulder or something to lean on to survive, then improve and thrive. All I needed was some positive motivation to excel. When I talked to others about my various experiences, they realised they were not alone and divulged their own experiences. That made them feel safe, and they shared their story. 

By sharing mine, I intend to contribute to achieving a better world by helping others rid themselves of paralysing beliefs. Sometimes, I needed someone to listen without blaming and shaming me, a procedure some would call “nagging.” However, I call it “flushing” since it helped me release the toxicity from my system. Reflecting on the lessons I learnt has helped me develop a novel road map since the past is in the past, and nothing can change it; man needs to make the best of today…

They say that your birth name shapes you. For example, “Khalil” in Arabic means “My Best Friend”. Through writing this book, I underwent a self-healing journey. Hence, I decided to use “My Best Friend” as the title for my book. Moreover, over time, I used the seven pillars I anchored in my personality. Furthermore, they were the steps I probed through my inner self to become a better person. 

Why My Best Friend

As a boy, I lived in a war zone. I was born in the southern city of Tyre, Lebanon, to a family of Lebanese immigrants. Writing about what I went through during my childhood was not an easy thing to do. But, over the years, I learnt to face my worst nightmares, and probably you have done so too. In this book, I want to highlight issues related to beliefs and mindset and how they have shaped my identity over the years. 

I was always amazed by the Tyrians’ historic resilience stories. Across the centuries, we were always subject to grave incidents, which never stopped our progress. In Greek Mythology, Zeus abducted the Tyrian Princess Europa, after which the continent of Europe was named. While trying to get his sister back, Europa’s brother Cadmus introduced the Phoenician alphabet. The alphabet widely spread in the ancient world as the Phoenician Merchants traded across the Mediterranean, Europe, and Africa. Another Tyrian princess, Alissa, established the settlement of Carthage after escaping a power struggle with her brother. That rich history always inspired, motivated, and made me move forward.

Maybe that is my destiny, and many of my friends and family, as we immigrated seeking a better future.

I consider myself a positive person, which helped me look at a half-full rather than a half-empty in different parts of my life. 

Exposing our emotions and feelings is not a means for others to take advantage of or feel sorry for us. On the contrary, it helps them understand that we share similar experiences, basic human needs, and values. Furthermore, we are resilient beyond our imagination; we must take the first step to overcome our challenges. Hence, embracing the learnings, building on them, and moving forward is critical. Finally, that wouldn’t have happened without reaching out to My Best Friend, which is me.


People have had different journeys, making them more robust and resilient or simply “breaking” them. By sharing my story, I understood I was not alone. That led to a better mindset and mental health. In this book, I share my: story, lessons, and the necessary and relevant actions I needed to take that led to my success. As you read my book, I encourage you to reflect on your life story, extract your takeout, and reflect on what contributed to your success.

As a child, it was difficult for me to face all tantalising issues, yet what was important is that I did not lean on my excuses but rather acted, though late, and pivoted.

By reflecting on the past, I understood where my breakthrough was and how that helped me become a better person with new beliefs and a healthy mindset. 

However, I learned not to be trapped in the past after writing this book. On the contrary, the past was the catalyst accelerating my success process.

I modestly admit having achieved immense success, both personally and professionally. I also overcame different obstacles I faced in my life. It all started with a single step when I stood up for myself. At that instant, I took action, and my mindset changed forever.

My Best Friend

With my didactic story, my objective is to benefit my audience, aiming for a better future. Therefore, please consider my story and learning as a token of contribution to a better world. In this book, My Best Friend, I used different verses from the Holy Quran that shaped me and helped me overcome various challenges. These are relevant to me, yet everyone can lean on something similar in their faith. Moreover, search for similar anchors to help you confront hurdles as they arise. 

*The Cow; Verse 155*

سورة البقرة – بِسْمِ ٱللّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

وَلَنَبْلُوَنَّكُمْ بِشَيْءٍ مِّنَ الْخَوْفْ وَالْجُوعِ وَنَقْصٍ مِّنَ الأَمْوَالِ وَالأنفُسِ وَالثَّمَرَاتِ وَبَشِّرِ الصَّابِرِينَ

 In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Merciful, 

"We will certainly test you with a touch of fear and famine and loss of property, life, and crops. Give good news to those who patiently endure."

The Nobel Quran

This verse always helped me perform and move forward. Nevertheless, it is intertwined with continuous hard work to achieve my aims. Hence it is essential to set our reticular activating system toward the goals we want to achieve. Guess what? It does happen! 

On the other hand, it is a way to self-heal and overcome something I kept to myself. With my many years of experience, I seek the forgiveness of anyone I might have personally affected. I also reflected a lot, forgave and reconciled with myself, which is the last step of acknowledgement, dumping that bag I carried. It is time to step on it and move forward.

Nothing will hinder our way if we are determined to change and overcome a situation. No matter how difficult or challenging our situation is, there are always ways to overcome it.

Please accept my apologies if any part of my story has caused you pain. I developed this seven steps system, TRIUMPH, with real examples and actionable steps to help you overcome overwhelming life and business challenges.

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