"Every time you practice and compete against yourself, you have already won. The way to look at competition is to look at the first part of RYTHM (Raise Yourself To Help Mankind), which is 'Raise Yourself'. Hence, raise yourself to be above the competition."
-- Dato' Seri Dr. Vijay Eswaran, In the Sphere of Silence
A man of great vision, QI Group's Executive Chairman Dato' Seri Dr. Vijay Eswaran embraces truth and spirituality with a kind of passion that's unknown to many. His unwavering faith in hard work and determination continues to inspire network leaders around the world to pursue greater success.
Armed with a mission to rise above adversities and make a difference, Dato' Seri Dr. Vijay succeeded where other leaders have failed: he managed to touch the lives of millions of people, and continues to do so, through his life and work.
Dato' Seri Dr. Vijay is best known for advocating the philosophy of RYTHM (Raise Yourself To Help Mankind), which essentially translates into living within the principles of truth, reaching out, and encouraging others to do so. Continuously propagating his cardinal rule of "persistence, perseverance and perspiration", he took networking to a higher level – where passion for learning and motivation translates into financial freedom.
Aside from his role as the head of a multi-million conglomerate, QI Holdings Ltd, Dato' Seri Dr. Vijay is also an accomplished author with his first literary offering In the Sphere of Silence, turning into an international bestseller. In an interview with The Voyager, Dato' Seri Dr. Vijay shared his formula for success: 60 minutes of silence and introspection for 21 days to enable you to slow down, evaluate yourself and your role, and look forward. The mental discipline drawn by this exercise can be both liberating and rewarding, as proven by many practitioners of this tool.
"I found the value of silence in every sphere, religion, philosophy that I encountered. Various minds that I have touched who, in turn, touched me when I read their work have made me what I am today. And I wanted to leave a little bit of my mind, of who I am, who I was, to the future." (The Voyager interview, May 2006)
In the Sphere of Silence, published in English in 2005, has already been translated into several languages including German, Farsi, and Bahasa Indonesia with editions in other languages still in the pipeline. He has since written three other inspirational tomes, In The Thinking Zone (2008), 18 Stepping Stones (2010), and On The Wings Of Thought (2011).
Born to a Malaysian family of Indian origin, Dato' Seri Dr. Vijay was introduced to the wonders of mouna (silence) at a very young age by his beloved grandfather who espoused silence as a way of life. He lives between Malaysia, Hong Kong, London and Sydney with his wife Datin Umayal.