The use of spiritual practice in the workplace has been popular in many Asian companies, but one man is helping introduce it to many other countries, and that man is Vijay Eswaran, the Executive Chair of QI Group Ltd.
Eswaran has introduced direct selling in markets where it’s been largely unknown in the past and many people have been able to build their own businesses as a result. But he says that his spiritual routine is what has helped him succeed in a daily basis, and he’s talked at length about it in his book “In The Sphere Of Silence,” and it’s been reviewed by Forbes magazine.
Eswaran outlines in this book how you can take a day and have an hour of silence that’s broken into segments. Eswaran says first he spends several minutes looking back on the previous day and thinking of how he could’ve made it better.
Then he moves onto planning for today and writing down his goals, and he repeats it in the next phase where he plans things in the days ahead. Then he spends a the next segment reading something that inspires him and jots down thoughts from it. In the final part, he focuses on prayer and meditation.
Vijay Eswaran grew up in Malaysia and his spiritual practices are deeply rooted in family tradition. He credits his father, Vijayratnam as being the most influential as far as his philanthropy is concerned.
According to Entreprenuer.com, Vijay Eswaran holds an MBA from Southern Illinois University, and it was in the early 1990s that he started looking at starting a multilevel marketing company. In 1998, he was able to do just that in Hong Kong when he and Joseph Bismarck opened QI Group Ltd.
Eswaran’s company has sales in health and wellness products, lifestyle products, vacation packages and access to financing.
Eswaran is also working on a completely green campus for QI University in northern Malaysia. His most important work is done at RYTHM Foundation, an organization that aims to help needy communities across Asia. He also has been a speaker at the World Economic Forum and also has been given the New Global Indian award.