Some people across the world seem too consumed by attaining overnight successes; they believe in taking the short-cuts, thinking they would attain long-term goals and visions. However, often they forget that all those stories that have gone ahead in creating milestones in their respective fields are the ones that have been created from the ground up, which goes ahead in instilling more hope, positivity and inspiration in others. We came across a passionate man in the business world of Cambodia who saw it all before making it huge in his career and today; his success story has the potential to act as a case study for others; he is Duong Theng, originally from Phnom Penh and now from Cambodia.
Born in 1994, Phnom Penh, Duong Theng grew up like any other kid from the neighbourhood. However, belonging to a lower-income family background only motivated him to dream bigger each day. Their family had to move to Jordan after the unfortunate Gulf war, and struggling for about a decade, they finally shifted to Cambodia. Playing football and becoming an NFL player was always a huge dream for him and thus, he enrolled himself in one of the best high schools to learn the sport.
However, the negatives of the environment and the area made life tougher for Duong Theng. He began working for a Nike authorized retailer, stocking shelves for earning a few bucks and later also saw his dream crashing down to become a footballer when he got severely injured. But, instead of losing hope, Duong Theng kept an unwavering belief and faith in himself and his potential, which kept him going on his path.
Duong Theng had every early realized his potential for business and entrepreneurship and this encouraged him to start with day trading in the stock markets, earning him great cash flow, which led him towards starting his wireless company and a private limo services chain. He proved that a determined mind and soul can achieve beyond boundaries. Today, he is the proud owner of a wholesale and retail company and has become a globetrotter as well in business travelling between the US, China and Dubai
Apart from being a businessman, He is also a rising Snapchat influencer, inspiring audiences with his unique and engaging stories and updates and has become a known personality across social media platforms. Another fact about this young entrepreneur is that he was diagnosed with congenital heart disease, a bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) and still never took a step back in fulfilling his dreams and goals in life.
His never say die attitude and an unflinching vision to succeed in life coupled with his passion, consistent efforts and faith in his hard work helped him emerge as a winner both in his professional and personal life. Today, he is a celebrated entrepreneur and a loving father to two boys and has created a fruitful and fulfilling life on his own terms.