It is not a secret that the United States of America, and everything it is today, was built on the backs of hard-working and ambitious immigrants. From the foundation of its history to the ongoing success of today, this country was powered by the American dream of prosperity, success, and, most importantly, a determination never to give up.
Indeed, the US continues to be a place of development and agile success for the individuals who take hold of the opportunities presented to them. This is a story about one such person who embraced the American free enterprise system and built a wildly successful business that continues to grow and thrive every year. This is the story of Serik Baimoldayev.
Meet Serik Baimoldayev, Entrepreneur and CEO of SEKA Moving
Serik is not your average millennial. He did not come from an affluent background of wealth and education. In fact, his life was the exact opposite. Born and raised in Kazakhstan, Serik grew up in a single-parent household with five siblings. To say that young Serik struggled would be a severe understatement. Day in and day out, he watched his mother work tirelessly to keep him and his siblings fed and clothed. Despite all her efforts, there never seemed enough to go around for everyone.
The hardship that Serik lived through much of his life at home didn’t cause him to give up on his dreams and goals. With each hard day came an ever harder resolve and determination to overcome his difficulties and do everything possible to rewrite his legacy. Serik dreamed of building something great that would improve the life of his family. He knew that if given a chance, he would do everything possible to achieve the results and success that would make his mother proud. With the opportunity to move to America before him, Serik grabbed it with both hands and travelled into unknown territory that led him to San Diego, California.
Although Serik had no knowledge of English or much money, he was no stranger to challenges at that point. He took on each obstacle with stride and a positive attitude. Staying true to his goals, he didn’t waste any time but began learning English immediately and working to establish a name for himself in his new residence. It is by this iron will of determination and “no quit” attitude that he found SEKA Moving.
What is SEKA Moving?
SEKA Moving is an award-winning moving & storage company that offers first-class services in New York, Florida, California, and Connecticut. What started as a desire to improve less than mediocre moving services in New York quickly grew into a multi-state conglomerate of over 150 employees in the US, Kazakhstan, and Georgia.
Since its official incorporation in 2017, SEKA Moving continues to grow at lightning speed and attract business from different points of the country. By 2022, SEKA Moving earned a spot at No. 637 on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies. Clearly, the company is doing something exceptionally outstanding in the personalized moving services it provides to its many happy customers.
How Does SEKA Moving Set Itself Apart From its Competitors?
Whether you’re moving to a new home or place of business, down the street or across the country, you can trust SEKA to be there along the journey to make it as seamless as possible.
For SEKA, moving is an art that requires impeccable skill, high regard for the customer and their priceless possessions, and careful planning. SEKA’s customers get all that and so much more. You can count on SEKA’s support and expertise in your move, whether residential, commercial or cross-country.
In addition to moving services, SEKA also provides storage services for those needing additional room for their possessions. Regardless of the need, the team will help formulate a customized plan for each customer’s needs. That is why SEKA Moving will continue to grow in business and claim more and more prestigious distinctio.
Serik’s Principles of Success
How was a young immigrant like Serik able to make such strides in such a short amount of time? As we took the time to get to know this young entrepreneur, we picked up on a few key points he shared about his continued journey to success. Below are a few quotes from Serik that showcase the principles of success he lives by daily.
“Networking is key…it plays a huge role in our success, the way we think, and how we evolve. We must align ourselves with those who are aligned without our mission in life.”
To Serik, a strong association of like-minded entrepreneurs and leadersisignificant. As someone who grew up with little to no support, he understands the power of having an inner circle of people who can push him to grow and improve. A network expands your sphere of influence and allows you to create relationships that bring a mutual profit of knowledge and experience and open doors to more business ventures.
Networking also allows Serik to build a wholesome team that continues to grow within SEKA Moving. He believes that teamwork is the heart of any successful endeavour. As the ancient proverb states, “If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want too far, go together”. It is appropriate for a company with such great strides to live by this mantra. As an exceptional servant leader, Serik cultivates that strong teamwork daily among his staff. Plus, moving often requires going far; so might as well go together, right?
“Having grown up poor and struggling to survive with no support was another reason I had to and still work hard to succeed in life.”
Hardships, especially the kind Serik faced throughout his childhood and early adulthood can often become a reason for people to wallow in self-pity. That self-pity is often paralizing; but for Serik, his past became his “why” for moving forward in life. He knew that no matter, he will make his life for the better with hard work.
As a fan of Simon Sinek’s Start With Why, he wholeheartedly lives by principle of remembering his past and why he must continue to put in the daily effort improve yesterday’s version of himself and his business. For Serik, his “why” is the driving force that will continue to propel him forward toward further success.
With So Much Accomplished Already, What’s Next For Serik?
Though Serik is now in his early thirties, he has accomplished a lot in his life; more than most people can by their retirement. However, Serik understands the danger of getting too cozy in his comfort zone and has set more goals for his personal and professional growth.
As one who was raised in great hardship, he has a strong altruistic desires that push him to give back to the community and his people. Philanthropy and community service is at the forefront of his priorities as he continues to count the overwhelming blessings his success brought him.
As a true servant leader, he hopes to run for New York City Mayor in 2030 as way to give back to his community and to serve in the country that opened up so many doors to his success.
Truly, Serik’s story is one of great inspiration and motivation for us all to seize the opportunities afforded to us, and to never forget where we came from and where we are headed. We look forward to watching his continue growth and success.
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