Here is my book, can I read yours?

There are a lot of us in this world – around 7.5 billion to be a little more exact. It’s hard to wrap our heads around a number like that. In trying to, you might relate it to how many people you know, and multiply that up and try to conceptualize how many people that…

How to Grow Past Criticism

I was approached recently by one of my peers who expressed a humbling amount of appreciation for my habitual positivity and optimistic outlook not only on my own life, but through and despite of various difficulties. They asked me if I could maybe break down some of the lessons I’ve learned that have allowed me…

The Power of Action

I’m a strong believer in the ability and strength of the Human Being to overcome obstacles in life. In some of us, it is a dormant belief – one that holds back many from actually unlocking their potential. The truth is that this reality gets to me. It scares me, makes me grind my teeth… it…

“GET IT” – a ZULUECHO FILM

Making films has become one of my most effective ways of using ZULUECHO Initiative to help inspire people to follow their passions in life. This film is a little special to me, as I’ve ventured out of my comfort zone and tried something I never thought I would… but I’m so happy I did. “GET…

Profile on Zain Elwakil by Jessica Mastorides

I am humbled and honored by this great piece written about me by Syracuse University Sophomore Jessica Mastorides. After switching from being a newspaper and online journalism major to advertising, Jessica finds herself increasingly interested in the marketing world. Having interned with real estate agency Fisher Brothers, she has developed a passion for large scale…

Featured in “Her Campus” at the University of Toronto!

I was honored to be featured in “Her Campus” magazine at the University of Toronto this week! I was approached by author Lina Maragha, an old friend from High School, who was able to capture exactly what I strive to accomplish and achieve through ZULUECHO Initiative in her article. Not only was this an opportunity…

“LIVE YOUR DREAM” – a ZULUECHO film

A new chapter in the story of ZULUECHO Lifestyle Initiative. This film not only taught me a tremendous amount about film production, but it taught me so much about people. About the power that we possess within us, to achieve what we want to achieve. There is no story of success that is not accompanied…

Generational Consciousness

Recently I have been thinking a lot about my generation. Such a talented, active, positive, influential, creative, outspoken, and truly special group of individuals. I say this not because we are more important than any other generation, but because of the age at which we find ourselves. It seems like yesterday I was walking across…

From “Observers” to “Influencers”

There is an unspoken phenomenon that occurs within the fertile minds of young adults – typically around the time during which they attend University. I myself have been a part of this and will be the first to admit it. The phenomenon of which I speak is the one of looking to the people whom…

“I don’t really know”, but that’s okay

Anyone who knows me well knows that my most ambitious and most spontaneous ideas come to me around 2 am – usually when I’m trying to catch up on much needed sleep. Today’s post is directly a result of that. Truthfully, I had no idea what I wanted to write about, but I made the…