Every day, people in leadership positions unconsciously influence the attitudes, behaviors and beliefs of those who observe them from a distance… and depending on the decisions they make while in the spotlight, their behavior will yield an unconscious negative or positive effect on the psyche of their observers.
For years, I have admired Vijay Eswaran because I feel he is someone who has had a positive impact on the world. Discover the four reasons that you should look up to Vijay Eswaran as an inspirational figure as well.
- Not Afraid to Get His Hands Dirty
Known as a highly-esteemed, extremely gifted student in his formative years, Vijay Eswaran, earned himself a socioeconomic degree at the London School of Economics, the school of which he graduated in 1984. Once he graduated from the London School of Economics, Magda cum laude, he moved to Europe where he pursued several smaller, blue collar jobs, enabling him to pay off the debt he amassed as a student. In his tenure as a blue-collar worker, he found himself employed as a taxicab driver in London, in France as a winemaker, even involved in labor/construction gigs in Belgium.
After spending the first three years out of college as a blue-collar, he decided to further advance his formal education in Great Britain, where he quickly received his CIMA qualification. Several years later, he acquired his MBA at a prestigious University, located in the state of Illinois in the United States. Eventually he returned to Malaysia and that is when the Cosway Group, a popular company in the Philippines scouted him, seeking his help in actively growing the business, a task which he quickly accepted.
- Marketing Genius
Eventually, Vijayaratnam Eswaran decided to take multilevel marketing more seriously, so he began working for the QI Group, a multi-level marketing conglomerate, offering products in the travel, health and well-being sectors; which can be found in more than a dozen US states as well as offices located internationally, in locations such as Japan, Thailand and Malaysia. The QI Group also has been extensive array of subsidiary companies to its name.
- A Total Art Buff
Vijay Eswaran is known as Malaysia’s most influential public speaker, and has made a name for himself on the circuit, representing groups like the world economic forum and the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in India.
In addition to his prolific career as a public speaker, he has written several books which combine his business philosophies with deep-seated spiritual practices and beliefs.
With his love of art, business and religion, he is in modern day Malaysian Renaissance man with three internationally known, best-selling novels. Being a passionate photographer, he put together a book of photography that was taken over the course of his life.
- Philanthropic Humanitarianism
As a proactive advocate for social responsibility, Vijay Eswaran created a nonprofit organization within his business known as the RYTHM Foundation, with the sole intention to instill a sense of social responsibility into the members of his expansive multinational firm.
In Malaysia, the Vijayaratnam Foundation helps the citizens of Malaysia through vast community planning and mentorship programs. Vijayaratnam has also contributed millions of dollars to various charities and organizations to increase the standard of living for all walks of life in his native country.
Within the last decade, Vijay Eswaran has been granted the New Global Indian (NGI) award for his philanthropic contributions to society.