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Inspiration of the Day: The Surreal Rise and Success of Albert Albie Aldahawi

Albert Albie Aldahawi, prominently known to the world as “Albie,” has enjoyed success as a professional wrestler and fitness model. He is one of the inspirational stories to come out of the Middle East, having led a star-studded career and growing fame.

Having led a successful run as a wrestler, he has been on the radius of world-class brands fitness and fashion brands, such as Nike, Levi’s, and Stussy.

But things did not start on the right foot for Albie. His success story is especially important because he had to overcome a great heap of struggle and odds in his way. Albie was born in Amman, Jordan and his family had to flee the country during the war-stricken era. Albie, along with his family, ended on the shores of Australia after a tumultuous journey in fishing boats.

Albie recalls those experiences as life’s most testing times. Great life lessons were ingrained from experiences surrounding his youth and upbringing and his dramatic refuge from the Middle East.

At the same time, Albie recalls a fond memory of his childhood when he would watch wrestling on the TV with his dad. Later on, in Australia, he started wrestling practice with his brother in his backyard and pursued his passion. His career simply started from YouTube uploads; one after another, the views hit more than 20 million. It was the time when Albie decided to enrol in a pro wrestling school. He has won many accolades in the Australian Wrestling Federation and has now become of the highly sought-after pro athletes.

Now, Albie has built an empire around him, and he actively pursues pro fitness modelling and entrepreneurship. He is a lifestyle advocate and has built a fanbase that looks up to him and learns from his inspirational story. Albie has extended his positive influence and “never give up” attitude to thousands of his followers. He has been a beacon of hope for especially those who are facing a roadblock in their lives, toiling to topple it down and find their way home.

One of his important career highlights has been the launch of signature colognes and perfumes. He released his signature cologne, “ALBIE: Tabac Al Oud,” which has become a sensation and a top seller on his website:

Albie’s website is the one-stop for fans and followers to connect with him, check out his fitness programs and workout sequences as well as shop for the cologne.

Having an astounding passion for success, Albie has also pursued entrepreneurship, having co-founded the Catering HQ with his business partner, Steve Sidd. Catering HQ specializes in dining and function experiences across Sydney, Australia. The company has over 230 employees, 19 dining concepts, and 22 event spaces. It continues to rise as one of the fastest-growing catering companies in Australia.

Catering HQ offers services to the travel, recreation, hospitality, and foodservice industries. Among their clients are hotels, bars, gaming and hospitality firms, tourism operators, restaurants, function and event venues, business organisations, and food processing, liquor, beer, and warehousing companies.

Albie’s life story and success are the epitome of inspiration. He continues to prove that with the right mindset and hard work, one can go a long way in achieving their dreams no matter the odds.

He has exciting future plans laid out for him. Albie is set to launch the second release of his perfume line. He has also been actively working on expansion plans for his catering company with a goal of reaching ten venues by the end of 2021. He is also diligently training to win another wrestling championship.

At the same time, Albie is motivated about pursuing philanthropic interests, especially for the marginalized communities who are afflicted with pain and suffering.

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