Tell us your name and a little about yourself.
My name is Tanvir Aman and I’ve been an entrepreneur for a long time. Throughout my journey, I have gathered experience in different realms of business – and finally founded Dunyha in 2017. This was something different from my previous ventures; instead of getting caught up in my ambitions, this project developed very naturally and has a great mission behind it. Doing something this purposeful has shifted my view on entrepreneurship and life in general.
What exactly does your company do?
Dunyha is revolutionizing the real estate and hospitality market by offering share economy homes. We realized that homeownership often seemed like an unattainable goal, particularly for younger generations burdened by student loans and financial insecurity. That’s why our mission is to provide a path to ownership for future generations while improving the overall short-term rental experience.
What were the biggest challenges you have faced and how did you overcome them?
I found that while you might have a great long-term plan, it’s the everyday progress that really makes a difference. So the biggest challenge is dealing with the frustration of only being able to move at a certain pace. But success won’t happen overnight – it’s a long-term undertaking that requires a lot of patience.
Staying consistent is key. Sometimes we may feel like we’re losing sight of the bigger picture, but we shouldn’t forget that even baby steps move us forward. On a personal level, I enjoy meditation and reflecting. Every issue has a silver living, so even if some days seem difficult, you can see you have moved somewhere and learned something new – and this is incredibly valuable.
What piece of advice do you wish someone had given you at the start of your career?
I wish someone had told me that rather than just focusing on what you are passionate about, try to find a way to connect it to a real-life problem. It’s great that you have a great idea, but if you find a way to use it to contribute to your neighborhood, community, society, your life, or anyone else’s, then you are onto something considerable.
We all should be pragmatic dreamers. Thinking about what we’re passionate about is the first step. The second is trying to figure out which problems we can solve and how they fit into real-life, how to connect our ambition with reality to make a tangible difference.
Who are your biggest influences and people you admire and why?
From a business perspective, I deeply admire many entrepreneurs. But the person I have to mention is Richard Branson. It’s not just about his success, but also about the energy and the smile he puts out there – and it’s contagious! He is doing everything his way and never seems stressed out, it’s so admirable.
I also can’t go without mentioning Michael Singer. He probably influenced my life more than any other human. He is a spiritual leader and an entrepreneur, although he actually never wanted to be one. His journey is just so natural, and his teachings are focused on letting go and not struggling with life. When you embrace and appreciate your surroundings, incredible things happen.
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?
It’s not just one person. I have been fortunate enough to meet many inspiring people throughout my life. And I learned a lot from every single one, whether directly or even by disagreeing with them. I have built a great social circle and these interactions inspire me and power me up to do more.
What do you see as your greatest success in life?
I love entrepreneurship and my greatest success is how I learned to relate it to me as a person. I understand that I am the only person responsible for my emotions, my thoughts, and ultimately, my happiness. I try not to get stuck in petty problems; keeping my head clear makes me a better person, a better businessman, and most importantly a grateful human being that is serving the gift of life.
How can people follow your journey? Please list your social media URLs
Business Twitter: https://twitter.com/Dunyhashare
Business Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dunyhashare/