In July 2018, Jerry Muscadin, Program Manager and Experienced Director in the Healthcare Industry, had enough of feeling unproductive, disorganised and helpless. Trying to balance work, family life, and growing in faith was proving to be challenging. He took the first step of his personal development journey by joining the Productive Muslim Masterclass, and we’re honoured to share what he had to say about his experience.
1. What inspired you to sign up for the Productive Muslim Masterclass?
I read the Productive Muslim book and told myself that was the type of personality and mindset I wanted to be around in my life. I wanted to feel comfortable and genuine in my skin where my religion, professional aspirations and goals were in sync with the divine commandments.
2. What challenges were you facing before attending this masterclass?
Before attending this class, my major challenges were time management and not having the best mindset to be productive. Now I am gearing up to become a better gardener and better at managing myself holistically instead of just managing my time.
3. How were these challenges making you feel?
Disorganized, frustrated, unproductive and unfulfilled in life. Constantly annoyed with my family (wife and children) because of the ongoing changes in my plans for them, for work or for vacation time.
4. Why did you trust The Productive Muslim Company to help solve these challenges for you (as opposed to other online courses or personal development programs)?
It was because of the Productive Muslim book that I read for the first time in Canada when I discovered it at the booth of a bookseller. I really loved the way the author synergistically and naturally merged activity to help one embrace their religion with any activity that would overall help them to become a better husband, employee and professional human being in their daily lives.
5. What surprised you about the masterclass?
How beautifully and graciously the deen can make us become, the very success story that the 1% people in the world are. We had the answer in our religion to be the very best leaders and citizens to impact our community and our world.
6. What changed for you after attending the masterclass?
Everything changed for me. I have gotten more connected with my inner self, my ibadah and activity to improve my true purpose in life whilst journeying through this world. The success of this world will only happen if I am focused on achieving greatness for the next world- the akhirah. My whole-self became happier and more focused on what mattered most by redefining the things I thought were most important.
I no longer want to fear death because of building a home/oasis here in this world while destroying the home in the next. Now I am working in building my oasis behind the wall of the unseen by working in this dunya but putting aside everything I can for the akhirah (doing my salah, doing ibadah, building and sticking to a consistent morning and evening routine etc… all based in pleasing Allah first and leaving the rest for His will to be done.)
7. What specific results can you share?
I cannot stop thinking about how I have been waiting for a course like this. These past few weeks have been the best weeks in my self-development since I became Muslim, and have been trying to combine my professional life with my spiritual life.
8. What would you say to someone on the fence about joining our masterclass?
You are wasting your time by not joining. It is a gift from Allah to concretely show you how you can become a productive Muslim and professional together without sacrificing one or the other.
About the Masterclass:
The Productive Muslim Masterclass is a 6-week live online program that helps you learn practical, hands-on skills to win more days, overcome stress, and live the best version of yourself. Learn more & register for the next masterclass here: https://productivemuslim.com/