Interview with Hermes Mansour (@hermesmansoury)
Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
I love cars and since I came to Dubai that’s all I wanted to conduct business in. I am so fascinated with how luxurious cars can change the whole mindset of people and others around you as well. If you come to an event in an expensive car, it alters the way people will perceive you and engage with you. Thus, I understand it’s necessity in our society and I believe everyone deserves the same treatment and engagement as others when it comes to business events, dealings and even vacations.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
There was a time when I felt so low in my life, I never thought I would be living the life I am now. It doesn’t happen in one second, and it always happens after constantly falling down again and again. One thing people should remember is to always take time out for themselves. As I have grown older, I consider traveling and vacationing with my family to be the thing that helps me go on, especially during the hard times. I would recommend people to find that one thing, and stick to it, and learn to accept defeat before they can rise to the very top.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
My children and my wife are the love of my life. My whole family including parents, grandparents; everyone. They all hold me together as the person I am today. I would be nothing without them, there is no living without your loved ones enjoying by your side. No matter how successful one gets, you still won’t love living life if you come home to an empty place.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
I love helping others as it makes me feel like a fulfilled individual whose life is complete. Being good to others will benefit the world and yourself the most. There is an addiction to being kind and trying your level best to be there for others. I hold on to this feeling, and try every day to make a change, even If it’s a small one.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
“No matter how good you are, someone is always going to be against you.”
This quote tells the story of every successful person in the universe. Once you get rich, people will start finding ways to spread negativity in your life. I have faced this too, but I say let the haters hate, criticize and find faults in your work. Work hard, and look ahead while covering your ears because what others say does not matter. Only what you think of yourself matters.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
The readers interested in my acting career and life can follow me on Instagram using the username, ‘hermesmansoury’.