Vijay Eswaran has hit Forbe’s Asia’s list as one of the richest entrepreneurs in the continent thanks to the way he built his company, QI Group Ltd. from the ground up.
But it’s his spiritual practices that he claims are the reason he’s accomplished what he has, and he decided to share them when he wrote his bestselling book, “In The Sphere Of Silence.” Forbes (US) took a look at that book and decided to give a little analysis of it.
Eswaran distinctly talks about an hour of silence in the book where he says the first step is to have a reflection on what you do did the previous day, look at how it could have been better and get ready for today. Part two is to write down what you want to accomplish today.
Part three is thinking about what you would like to accomplish in the days, weeks, months or even years ahead. Part four is reading a book that can inspire you for 15 minutes, and then writing a summary of it that you can then read for 5 minutes the next day prior to reading the next part. And then part five is the final part of the hour spent in prayer.
Vijay Eswaran was instructed in the art of meditation when he was quite young, and he grew up in Malaysia though his family’s roots go back to India. His goal was to start a business when he went off to get his formal training at the London School of Economics.
After graduating from there, he tried several jobs until he ran across an opportunity to learn multilevel marketing. Eswaran ran with that idea and when he later returned to Asia helped start what would be a major multilevel marketing company, QI Group. Read more: Dato Vijay Eswaran: From taxi driver to worth over $500 million dollars
He and his partner Joseph Bismarck had to raise their own capital to establish this company and even had to overcome a few legal battles along the way, but soon they were able to be successful selling various health and wellness products through independent associates, and also purchased vacation properties and partnered with the Malaysian government to start a big university in Perak.
Vijay Eswaran often travels to business conferences including the famous World Economic Forum.