The only way to improve your business is by understanding how others who are already where we want to be, managed their way up. Dr. Vijay Eswaran – Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of the QI Group of Companies, is among the people every investor can learn something from to propel their business. Vijay is also an author; he has been able to deal with all his duties through his beliefs and schedule.
When asked about his routine, he says that for him it is impossible to have one because he can wake up in any state. However, every morning he takes a few minutes of silence or hours depending on the state. Vijay Eswaran says that if you wake up and start running, you never stop. You keep dealing with urgent things which will always be there compared to the important things.
Vijay Eswaran says that his silence in the morning has been his greatest asset. It is during this times that he thinks differently and deeply. He sees that he doesn’t let emotions influence his decisions to make rational decisions.
Vijay Eswaran strongly believes in teamwork. He says that to bring ideas to life, he talks to people. He says that he could do 50% of the task or even 90%, but without the 10%, the idea is invalid. For him, only a complete plan is credible.
Vijay says that you got to see that the team you are working with is effective. This does not happen in a fortnight or out of the blues; you have to work for it. Vijay says that all the habits we have were instilled in us through nagging. He uses a common example of brushing your teeth because you were forced to do it until it became a routine. Vijay Eswaran says that the same philosophy applies in business; nag your employees until they get it right.