Yeah. And, uh,  the thing that I regret is that if you never try because you convince yourself you’re not gonna do it, then you’re not gonna do it ’cause the, the first step of anything is to try. So in some sense, uh, you, you need to put the onus on the other people and saying, you, you just have to try if it, and accept that you maybe, uh, won’t get it. And it’s fine if you think you won’t get it, but at least try because then, uh, you won’t, you won’t be limited to what you think of yourself. You know, your evaluation will be met by, you know, people who are in the field who are making that decision based on what’s best for them, for the position. And if you get it, then at least you wouldn’t have sabotaged yourself. And then that’s one aspect where, like, you really were good enough for that position.
Uh, and just that little effort of trying and leaving it to them to decide, um, didn’t cost you that position, uh, in the future.
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Description: A chance encounter during his International Visitor Leadership Program, or IVLP exchange, gave Imtiaz Asin a new perspective on life. While traveling in the U. When he returned to Canada, Imtiaz brought these lessons back to his community where he is the Vice President of the largest Muslim organization, the B.C. Muslim Association .
In this episode, we hear how Imtiaz is re-energizing old ideologies, how he is empowering women and the next generation of leaders, and why he believes tolerance comes from the heart.
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My name is Imtiaz Asin. Um, I was a IVLP alumni in 2010. I actually went on the program on, uh, inspiring young leaders, uh, to be involved in civic engagement. And I’m actually the Vice President of Youth Development Services for the British Columbia Muslim Association, which is the largest Muslim organization here in Western Canada. Our organization spans over 15 branches and we also have two elementary schools. We also provide social services to the less fortunate, as well as funeral services, social development, and – a big thing in our communities – youth development services. So this is something that I have been doing since I was a young person, and now I’m getting older, so I’m not considered a youth anymore, but we’re still trying to instill those tools that we have gained, um, previously from our exchanges and our, um, uh, individuals that we came across onto the younger generations.