Throughout his life, Vijay Eswaran has held a number of jobs. He was a security guard, a gas station attendant, and even a cab driver. While not career paths he enjoyed, he learned resilience and drive from working from the bottom up. Years later he would play a key role in starting the QI group, a multinational corporation influential in Asia. He had decided that he wanted to do something important, to be someone, and to help not only himself but everyone around him.
The secret to Vijay Eswaran’s success is both his drive and his vision. With manufacturing jobs phasing out due to increasing automation, jobs are becoming harder to find. Eswaran’s goal is to help others as he’s helped himself, by turning them into entrepreneurs. His company, QI Group, is uniquely structured to support entrepreneurs, to raise people up and expose a greater number of people to the world of sales. The QI group sells products focused on personal health, well-being, and even high-fashion. Eswaran’s motto is RYTHM – raise yourself to help mankind. By promoting business skills, Eswaran hopes to provide jobs to many displayed by workplace automation. In addition to this, he also runs numerous charities to support his goals in building others up.
Eswaran’s RYTHM and Vijayaratnam Foundations support the core values he and his QI group represent. His central focuses include community building, youth support, gender equality and special needs investment. His foundations aim to support future business people, leaders, and the organizations they may someday run. Eswaran practices what he preaches, supporting will, drive, and mindfulness. He has written several books on mindfulness, business success, and motivation, hoping to inspire others as he himself had been inspired.
But his ultimate message, always be eager to try something new.
“Embrace it…” Eswaran says,
“It’s like bungee jumping, jumping off planes, skydiving, and so on. It’s scary to do until you do it. All fears have to be embraced in order to go on…”
“I embrace the power of new ideas. Things that I never thought worked, worked in our company…”
“It’s not fear anymore, it’s anticipation.”
Once working menial, bottom-rung jobs, Vijay Eswaran now runs a top international company. And now he wants to enable others to do the same, not only through his QI group, but through his numerous charities, books, and own personal example.