Egypt to America
When Samir came from Egypt to America in 1979, he had $40 in his pocket and a desire to briefly see the land of opportunity. Samir ended up staying in the United States for ten years before he ever went back to visit his family.
Samir started out as a janitor and a paper route carrier while attending Bible college. After earning his master’s degree in computer science, Samir decided to go in business for himself instead of committing to a “9-to-5” job. “When I started my business, I really did not recognize its potential.” says Samir.
Samir and Theresa met at a business conference in California and quickly became great friends. They were so focused on their businesses that they were not looking to date, let alone get married in the near future. “I was very impressed with Samir and admired and respected him for what he had accomplished as a single and a foreigner in the business. He also had great family values and incredible integrity,” says Theresa. After about eight months, they decided to date and soon thereafter became engaged. Samir retired Theresa from her career at the ripe young age of twenty-six!
Becoming Better People
“We are so grateful to our dearest friends and mentors for helping us become better people and for helping us build our business,” state the Attalahs.
They have great goals to bless their families, especially Samir’s family back home in Egypt. Samir was able to buy a new home for his parents and send all seven nieces and nephews to private schools.
Living on a “Street of Dreams”
The Attalahs live in a 4,000-square-foot “Street of Dreams” home in Washington. “When we moved into the home, we took nothing with us. Instead we completely decorated the home with new furniture and paid cash for everything,” says Theresa. The Attalahs feel very blessed to live in a beautiful home and they will never forget where they came from. “We both lived in old dumpy apartments, had used furniture, and were busted broke. Neither of us ever allowed our struggles to prevent us from thinking long-term. This business requires hard work, but the rewards are so worth it. We cherish our freedom and live a debt-free life with total peace of mind,” says Samir. “We love sharing the business with others and helping them to fulfill their dreams and goals.”
Parents With Time for Their Kids
Samir and Theresa are full-time parents to their children. “Our children will never know what it is like to have parents that go to a job forty to fifty hours per week, but they will understand what it takes to succeed in your own business,” says Samir.
Anything but Average
The Attalahs’ lifestyle is anything but average. While most people scramble out of their homes early in the morning to get to a job, they begin their day whenever their children wake up. “We spend days together as a family, laughing and playing. In the evening we go out to share the business opportunity with others,” comments Samir.
Today the Attalahs spend a tremendous amount of time with their children. They are very involved in their school and sports. They have huge dreams and goals that includes helping people fulfill their own dreams.