Spotlight on Abdul Gieballa / by Haley Smith

Meet Abdul Gieballa - The innovator behind Innov8 Technologies who is blurring the lines between Reality and Virtuality.

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Tell us about Innov8 Technologies.

Innov8 Technologies Inc. pioneers today with creative solutions that range the spectrum in technology. Our first project, SeeVR, reimagines how to experience reality through an immersive virtual platform, running on blockchain technology, that prioritizes user accessibility and affordability while providing a diverse catalog of content. Innov8 Technologies Inc. is excited to further expand the VR market and utilize its capabilities to reshape the world through such an exciting medium. Rooted deep in our mission is an emphasis on accessibility, affordability and sustainability.

What is the best piece of personal advice you’ve ever received? How about advice you’ve given?

The best advice I've received has been to strive for perfection even though it is unattainable. It may sound weird but when you strive for perfection, you attain excellence. Always shoot to produce your best work and though improvement is an infinite concept, your work will translate into excellence and that is what you will reap. My favorite advice to give is to trust in your craft, do it and your work will not go unrecognized. Like the Nike trademark, "Just Do It," because goals without actions will forever remain intangible dreams.

How do you create a work/life balance?

Kobe Bryant said it best by stating, "Playing basketball was something I DID, it is not WHO I AM." Creating the distinction between what you do and who you are is vital. I'm not saying that who you are shouldn't be projected into your work but don’t lose yourself in all the work and forget the aspects that make you, you. Those are equally important because they rejuvenate your spirit, they put you in a positive manner to create positive work and provide valuable skills, lessons and pleasure that you can bring back to incorporate into your work.

Idol: Michael Jackson

Go-To Strutting Down the Street, Confidence Boost Power Song: "Long Live the Chief" by Jidenna

Spirit animal (and why): Wolf! A wolf is a natural born leader and teammate with a killer mentality. Isn't the strongest or fastest in the world but you never see a wolf in the circus. A wolf is respected and never taken as a joke.