Vijay Eswaran is a man who has come through an incredible journey in his life. He started out as a simple taxi driver, and has amassed an amazing net worth of over $550 million. His story is truly one of self-determination leading to unquestioned success. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: http://www.wceforum.org/speakers/dato-sri-dr-vijay-eswaran/
Many ask him how he was able to reach the success that he has, and he is always happy to tell them, through hard work and smart thinking. Through his journey he has learned a few things, and he shares those insights with any who want to gain from his experience.
You Must Overcome Your Conditioning
Vijay learned a lesson that most people would not ever give thought to. He discovered that one of the main things holding him back from reaching his full potential and gaining the success that he desired was the conditioning he received during his upbringing. Read more: Five Minutes With Dr. Vijay Eswaran, Executive Chairman, QI Group of Companies
He discovered as he pursued his career in MLM, that this conditioning had been wrong. That it was the drive that one finds inside that leads to success. He discovered that the old adage “pursue something that you love and you will never work a day in your life” was true.
After this revelation he found himself breaking his preconditioned mentality, and building a new reality in his mind where he was in control of his level of success.
Learn to Serve Others
When Vijay Eswaran first started in his MLM career he was working with another company that proved to be unreliable. By the time the other company had started to break down, he had built a team of over a thousand members under him.
When he informed them that he was not going to be able to continue his operation, it was they who encouraged him to start his own company.
To put it simply, they believed in him, and at that time he realized that the work he was doing was less about him being a leader of the team, and more about the synergy of success that he and the team had.
This motivation lead him to not only start his own MLM company, but to use it to help his team members build better lives for themselves and their families. With that in mind the idea of serving others is now at the forefront of every decision that he makes and has helped foster even more success for him and his entire organization.
Giving is How we Get
Vijay likes to recount the story of the woman who had, through his MLM business, been able to send her grandchildren to school. She didn’t have any money to give him in return as a token of thanks for the success that she had experienced which had allowed her to enrich the futures of her grandkids, so instead she gave him a large bag of fresh vegetables which she had grown in her own garden.
He likes to say that this was the best commission check that he had ever received. It taught him that we do indeed reap what we sow, and by giving to others with no thought of what we get in return we sometimes provide gifts that can change lives in ways that we never thought about.
Vijay has learned over the years that when you are looking for the most powerful inspiration to motivate you, look not to others, but instead look within yourself. He says that he developed long ago the practice of one hour of silence daily. He uses this time to review his activities, to think about the future, to strategize, to write out plans and to meditate. He uses it to reconnect to his bliss, to renew the acquaintance that he has with himself, and most of all to revitalize his mind and soul. Through this practice he has found that the sacrifice of one hour a day makes the other 23 hours more productive, peaceful, and exciting.
Success Takes Time and Patience, Learn To Embrace Both
By learning to have patience and understand that things take time, yo0u will reduce the stress that you can bring on yourself. Just knowing that you don’t have to reach the top right away will give you the freedom to take things as they come. Know that as long as you keep at it, you will get to your goals, and be willing to let that take the time that it requires.
Live with a Sense of Urgency
Vijay has learned that we are always on the edge of the abyss, and that everything that we do should be done with a sense that it could be the last chance we have to do it. With that in mind, it’s important to make sure that whatever you do, that you do it the right way, and in a way that will make a lasting difference. In other words seize the day and don’t wait till tomorrow to accomplish what matters most to you in your plans.
With these ideas in mind Vijay has moved his life toward one of philanthropy and positive impact on the world and those around him. He has been able to move his mindset away from one of personal success, and one toward shared success of his entire organization. This has allowed him to develop a sense of excitement and energy that can be seen in everything that he and those who work with him do.
His charitable organization provides for the development of the arts, education, and the community. The foundation has provided nearly 1,200 scholarships for students and have undertaken a $1.2B program to build an educational campus where students can live, learn, and develop at a 26 acre complex which will include a full medical teaching hospital, among other facilities. This is just one more way that Vijay is living the life that he espouses to others. He is a prime example that when one devotes their life to inalienable truths success is well within their reach.