Sajjad Ali Mirza: Steering the Path of Transformation in Transportation  from Mount Druitt to the World

In a world brimming with opportunities and challenges, the story of Sajjad Ali  Mirza, a resident of Mount Druitt, stands as an exemplar of determination, resilience, and an unyielding spirit of innovation. A man of humble beginnings,  Mirza redefines the notion of self-made, crafting his legacy in the  transportation industry with Abbed Transport, while anchoring his roots in the  richness of his heritage and unyielding family values. 

Born in India into a lower-middle-class family, Mirza’s father was in the  transportation industry, hauling goods from wood to transporting the recently  deceased. The family’s circumstances altered drastically when they seized an  opportunity to move to Australia in search of a better life, financial stability,  and brighter prospects. They settled in Mount Druitt, a suburb with its  challenges and rewards, which played a significant role in molding the young  Mirza. 

At 18, Mirza found himself in the harsh throes of adulthood. From working in  warehouses, unloading trucks, and even serving as a doorman for luxury  boutiques like Chanel and Tiffany & Co., Mirza’s grit and persistence were  unmistakable. His parents’ separation during his law degree studies at  university meant even longer working hours, sleeping on trains and tables, and  a constant struggle against accumulating bills. 

Despite years of hard work, the corporate ladder seemed insurmountable, and  his dreams seemed stuck behind an immovable wall of favoritism. It was during  one of those late-night train journeys that a profound realization dawned upon  

him. His lineage was rooted in the transportation industry, and his experience  in warehouses hinted at a familiar past. It was a moment of epiphany that  sparked a transformative journey. 

Bidding farewell to his old job, Mirza embarked on his entrepreneurial venture  into the trucking industry, starting from scratch with no financial cushion to  break his fall. His sole cheerleader was his girlfriend, steadfastly encouraging  him through the highs and lows. Mirza’s obstacles were mammoth – the  cutthroat competition from established companies, wildly fluctuating fuel  prices, and a demanding business environment. However, Mirza’s conviction  was unwavering. He believed in the power of teamwork and in the ability of his  small but dedicated team to overcome any obstacle thrown their way.

One of Mirza’s most pivotal decisions was a shift in his management approach.  Rather than penalizing employees who fell short of expectations, Mirza chose  to retrain them, a tactic that emphasized empathy, communication, and mutual  growth. His advice to other aspiring entrepreneurs reflects his philosophy,  “Always have faith in your ideas. Struggles are not setbacks but stepping stones  to becoming capable and strong human beings. Be honorable, set your  standards high, and remain goal-focused even when the world around you is  unscrupulous.” 

To balance his hectic work schedule, Mirza devotes one day each week to  unwind, focusing on family, friends, and hobbies. He finds solace in meditation,  a tool that helps him maintain a laser-sharp focus on larger issues. Though he  keeps his future plans under wraps, his promise of “big things coming” leaves a  tantalizing hint of continued innovation and growth. 

Sajjad Ali Mirza’s journey, from the streets of Mount Druitt to the helm of a  burgeoning transport business, is a beacon for all aspirants striving to convert  dreams into reality. It is a testament to the power of unyielding determination  and an indefatigable spirit. Mirza is a reminder that while our circumstances  shape us, it is our choices that define us. His success with Abbed Transport is  just the tip of the iceberg, and as his journey continues to unfold, it’s clear that  Mirza will continue to inspire, innovate, and transform the transportation  industry. For more information, visit Abbed Delivers or follow him on Instagram and  LinkedIn.