How We Started
AlphaNB is dedicated to creating a profit driven platform to provide those without an opportunity; the chance to create a revenue stream supporting themselves while learning lifelong skills that were not available to them before.
Coming from an immigrant family I was always pushed by society to follow a set standard of growth that was created and paved from generations before me.
My entire life was to be defined by this path: Get good grades, graduate college, become a doctor/engineer/lawyer, get a “good” job to slave away the rest of your life at while getting married and having kids and then finally die.
I couldn’t accept this. This is not what life is supposed to be. There must be more to life than this.
I spent most of my youth slaving for the approval of my parents, culture and society only to regret who I had become.
As I graduated college early with a degree in Computer Science and jumping straight into the 9-5 life, something was changing within me. I could feel my smile fading away, my happiness disappearing, and all being replaced with stress.
I fucking hated myself. I lost any desire to live. Life had lost all meaning other than waking up every morning without any purpose but work and following same pattern over and over and over again. As harsh as this sounds, this was my reality. Even though I had gained the acceptance of my parents, culture, and society I still felt like something was missing.
After 9 months into the my new job, I got received the call, “……..Mr.Pasha, we are sadden to inform that you are being laid off”.
They did not even have the decency to do it in person. I was at home getting ready to head out for work.
The funny part is, for the first time in a long time, I felt at ease. The initial shock was gone, and I was smiling and joyful as I repeated to myself “I’m Free”. I had finally felt like god himself opened a new door that would allow me to live life on my own terms.
As I told my family excitedly, I could feel the cold, dark chill come over the entire room. My father looked at me with disappointment and my mother couldn’t help but cry. My excitement faded in that moment and sadness took over me, but in that moment, I decided that I will live on my own terms from now on. From that day forward, I said FUCK cultural standards and societies pressures. I will do what makes me happy even if means going against my parent’s approval.
From a young age I knew that I wanted to give back to everyone around me and on my own terms. The only way I knew to do this was to become an entrepreneur and a teacher. The service of others is my passion.
Days after being laid off, the CEO of a successful start-up had reached out to me. He was interested in my experience, skillset, and drive. I was offered equity in the company and compensation for a project he had asked me to lead.
After a month of deliberation, I accepted the offer. I realized I needed someone to teach me the skills to run a business as well as the loop holes to help me become more successful. I would constantly reassure myself that working on this company is temporary. As amazing as the opportunity was, I knew that I would not be fulfilled until I worked on my own company. Until then, I would take the pay cut in order to learn as much as I possibly could. The value in growth and freedom is worth more than anything else in the world.
I left the 9-5 grind to joining the 5am – 3 am club. No longer was I grinding to survive but joining an exclusive club of those with conviction they will be successful. I worked day and night on this project but the longer the hours of working, the more I enjoyed it. Days would go by without sleep but my passion to learn every single way I can have my business grow and thrive pushed me to keep moving forward. I stumbled and fell a lot, losing close to tens of thousands in savings but I never gave up.
Towards the end of my project, I knew it was time to take the leap. I knew it was time that I follow my passion for the service of others by opening my business and striving to teach others as I had wished someone went out of their way to teach me.
Once the project was over, I would go my own way. After paying off debts and taking care of my family, with only $100 in my pocket and 500 in my savings, it was time. It was time to become successful on my own with all odds against me.
Being the son of immigrants in the United states, I noticed how most immigrants struggled to make ends meet. My family was not exempt from this unfortunate circumstance. That was concerning and confusing.
How can I be in the land of the free, where opportunity lies, only to become a cashier or cab driver. My father is a person who I look up to because of his sacrifice and tenacity. I strive to become like him one day but he also had fallen to into this trap and became a cab driver. I needed to know how I can help my father and people like him. That is where the idea of Alpha NB came to fruition.
On October, 16th, 2019 the new AlphaNB was born out of the ashes of my old company which I started when I was 16. Now with the help of a new team, Alpha NB strives to provide everyone with the skills and opportunities to becomes financially independent and grow beyond their current situations regardless of age, gender, race, religion, and orientation.
AlphaNB has a core focus on growth, freedom and flexibility for all.