Vijay Eswaran is a businessman, a philanthropist, and a motivational speaker. He is the founder and chairman of the QI Group of Companies. This is a multimillion-dollar company which renders its services to several parts of the world. Some of the areas that this group deals with include sales, retailing, hospitality and finances among others. Vijay Eswaran also advocates for the improvement of education in parts of Asia.
Besides being a successful entrepreneur, Vijay Eswaran is also famous for providing insights on matters to do with business, leadership, life management, and personal growth. He faced a lot of challenges before becoming successful in entrepreneurship. He did not have money or connections with popular people, but he did not let such problems hinder him from pursuing his goals. When he started pursuing his passion, Asia was also going through economic hardship. However, through the support of his wife and connection with like-minded partners, he was able to establish a huge corporation.
On leadership, Vijay Eshwaran advises that a good leader is one who also acts as a servant to the followers. His philosophy is that of providing service to others before self. A good servant leader is one who cares about other people, has a vivid vision, has established the core values, is committed and is willing to sacrifice to achieve growth. Vijay Eshwaran admires Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and Mother Teresa for their selflessness.
In his book Two Minutes from the Abyss, Vijay Eshwaran gives some insights on how to manage life. He argues that human beings are not guaranteed to be alive tomorrow. They can die at any moment and he, therefore, advises that people should make the most out of their lives. He says that human beings are products of the environment that they are raised in but the obstacles posed should not hinder a person from pursuing their dreams.
Vijay Eshwaran advises people not to be consumed by fear. Fear should be used as an opportunity to build success. People must also be ready for change because situations also change. The most important thing is to remain focused and committed to your passion.