Sometimes you just need to stop everything, refocus your mind and refresh physically before continuing on with your day. Vijay Eswaran, an Asian businessman does this frequently because he believes meditation and moments of silence are great for his well-being. He wrote about them in a book called “In The Sphere Of Silencee” back in 2005, but he still talks about the book today because the world is so technology-driven that few people really take the time to reflect or consider what’s important. Eswaran’s book explains how you can get mentally prepared for the day through meditation and reflection rituals, and how just taking time even to listen to others opens your mind to new perspectives.
Vijay Eswaran is the Chairman of QI Group Ltd., a company he helped build back in 1998. Prior to that he grew up in Malaysia and earned his bachelor’s degree at the London School of Economics as well as an MBA from Southern Illinois University. What QI Group Ltd. employs is a multilevel marketing model which allows people to buy products and resell them to their own customers as well as make referrals to the independent business owner program. Its flagship companies are QNET, Q-Stride, QI Asset Management and Quex Courier. It also is the founding company and partner with the Malaysian government at QI University-Perak. Eswaran fought through financial hardship and even false claims against QI Group to build it into a billion-dollar company, but his work there and charity at RYTHM Foundation earned him a recognition as one of Forbes Asia’s 2011 “Heroes of Philanthropy” and their 2013 “Top 50 Most Wealthy.”
He’s also been a featured speaker at India’s 6th Pravasi Divas and the recipient of the Global Indian Meet community’s New Global Indian award. Eswaran and his wife are also the chairs of the Vijayratnam Foundation named in honor of his late father, and you can also hear more on Eswaran’s ideas on his various podcasts on international radio.