An interview with Nas Daily about his struggles being an Arab growing up in Israel, how he committed to posting so much content, what he’s learned from his travels, life lessons and his best career advice.
Welcome to the 67th episode of 5 Questions with Dan Schawbel. As your host, my goal is to curate the best advice from the world’s smartest and most interesting people by asking them just 5 questions.
This episodes guest:
My guest today is a video blogger, author, and entrepreneur, Nas Daily. Born in Israel to a Muslim-Arab family of Palestinian descent, Nuseir Yassin graduated Harvard University, while co-founding his own social media search engine. After Harvard, he became a software developer at Venmo for two years before creating the Facebook page “Nas Daily”. His ambition was to create a new video every day for 1,000 days in different countries, from The Philippines to North Korea, which is now captured in his new book “Around the World in 60 Seconds.” I had the opportunity to meet with Nas in Singapore recently when I was on vacation to learn more about who he is and how he’s been able to grow his platform to over14 million followers and over 4.5 billion video impressions.
The 5 questions I ask in this episode:
- What were some of your struggles as an Arab born in Israel, why did you create content to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and what impact do you feel you made?
- You quit your job to travel around the world as a content creator committing to one new video posted every day for 1,000 days. How did you get the courage, and make that level of commitment, without knowing if it would turn into a career?
- What have you learned about yourself and the world we live in after traveling to 64 countries in just a few years?
- Can you talk about the career and life lessons you learned from your conversations with the people you’ve met while traveling the world? How have they affected you personally and professionally?
- What is your best piece of career advice?
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