Vijay Eswaran holds a number of titles including author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Eswaran was born in Malaysia into a family that was considered to be educated and lived a modest lifestyle. Receiving a higher education was important to both Eswaran and his family. He attended college in London and Illinois where he studied accounting and management.
One of Vijay Eswaran’s first entrepreneurial adventures took place in 1998, when he developed QNET, a direct selling network that used an innovative procedure that merged e-commerce and direct selling. Since then, Eswaran decided to venture further into the world of business and created the QI Group of companies. QI Group is an investment company that oversees real estate, education, retail, and hospitality investments. Within the QI Group, Eswaran created Quest international University Perak (QIUP) whose goal is to guide, support, and teach fellow entrepreneurs.
To add to his repertoire of work, Vijay Eswaran is also a bestselling author and speaker. In his book titled Two Minutes from the Abyss, Eswaran discusses how we are not guaranteed a tomorrow and offers 11 different life management tools that can effectively improve a person’s life.
Despite his many business ventures, Vijay Eswaran devotes much of his life to philanthropic work. For example, 10% of profits from QI Group are donated toward philanthropy efforts. In 2005, Eswaran created RHYTHM and Vijayaratnam Foundations. These foundations focus on improving the lives of children with special needs in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. Specifically, the foundation created a school in Malaysian that was designed and created for children with learning disabilities.
Part of what has driven Vijay Eswaran to success is that he lets fear drive him. He has established three different ways in which a person can use fear to push them to success. First, he believes that when a person is feeling fear, what he/she is really feeling is excitement. Second, Eswaran says that what doesn’t kill or paralyze you actually energizes and makes you a stronger person. Third, he says that fear is one of the best motivators for growth and empowerment. Instead of turning away from fear like so many people do, we need to lean toward it. We need to let fear aid in our development, broaden the world in which we live in, and ultimately lead us to success.
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