This is the first part of the 4-part special interview series, “Preparing for a Productive Ramadan”. In this interview, Abu Productive talks to Br. Kareem ElSayed, founder of TrailblazerUprising.com, on how to be prouctive at work during Ramadan.
Did you know the the Prophet would fast most of the month of Shaaban?
“I did not observe Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam fast for more days in any month (excluding Ramadaan) other than Sha’baan. He fasted for the major part of the month, and nearly fasted for the full month” [Shama’il Muhammadiyah].
This is an example for us that preparation for Ramadan is important.
With the month of Shaaban coming upon us soon, and Ramadan being only 40 days away (and counting!), it’s time for you to start preparing for a Productive Ramadan. To help you with your early preparation for Ramadan, we’ll be sharing with you a special 4-part interview series, “Preparing for a Productive Ramadan”.
We’re kicking this off with an interview with Br. Kareem ElSayed, who is one of our newly-joined Productivity Instructors in our upcoming Productive Ramadan Online Course (click here to be notified when the course starts). In this interview, Br. Kareem talks about just some of the practical tips that he shares in the Productive Ramadan Online Course, so you can become more productive at work during Ramadan.
Kareem ElSayed is a consultant, life coach, corporate trainer, public speaker, blogger, and former engineer. He is also the founder of TrailblazerUprising.com, a platform where he teaches young people how to reach their full potential.
In this 15-minute interview, Br. Kareem and I talk about:
- A beautiful way to explain Ramadan to non-Muslim colleagues to overcome social challenges at the workplace (minute 2:00)
- A powerful practical tip to stay focused and still a do a good job even on less energy and sleep (minute 5:30)
- The #1 mistake professionals make during Ramadan (minute 7:40)
- A tip on changing your mindset to manage your energy expenditure at work (minute 8:30)
- What we can learn from the Prophet to prepare for a Productive Ramadan at work (minute 10:15)
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I hope you enjoyed this interview. For more practical Ramadan tips and to learn more about the upcoming Productive Ramadan Online Course, please join us at Productive Muslim Academy here. (or simply use this 1-click link to join)
You’ll also get a special bonus, “Spiritual Inspirations in the Workplace”, when you join Productive Muslim Academy to further boost your productivity at work during Ramadan, In sha Allah! (Bonus available only until May 31st, 2014)
If you’d like to connect with Br. Kareem ElSayed or to learn more about what he does, check out his website, Trailblazer Uprising, or follow him at his Twitter or Facebook page.
In the next part of this “Preparing for a Productive Ramadan” series, I’ll be interviewing another special guest and Productivity Instructor, Sr. Lotifa Begum, Head of Productive Muslimah, who will be sharing specific tips for sisters to overcome the demanding challenges they face during Ramadan.
Listen to the other interviews in this 4-part series: Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
P.S: Benefited from this article? Join our Productive Ramadan Online Course – a simple, practical and complete blueprint for leading a Productive Ramadan inshaAllah!