How Vijay Eswaran Started His Million Dollar Company

For most, greatness wasn’t something that was handed to them. They started at the bottom and work their way to the top.

That is how people like Vijay Eswaran started, an honest, hard worker trying to make his dreams come true by doing odd jobs like picking grapes, working in construction, and driving a cab. Maybe you can relate to the struggle but it didn’t stay that way for Vijay.

He found something that changes his life and also impacted the thousands of lives around him. Through the influence of his new business in network marketing, he was able to earn a net worth of over $550 million.

You are probably wondering how he did it and you will be happy to know that he shares some of his wisdom on how he started.

Like most of us, Vijay wanted financial freedom and he worked hard to make it possible by having a steady 9-5 job while he got a top-quality education. He learned about network marketing while he was getting his Master’s degree and decided to try it as side-job for extra income while he worked and went to school.

After a few years, he discovered that his MLM side part-time job was earning him more than his standard full-time one. It took a while to let go of his old job and get the courage to jump head first into MLM full-time but once he did there was no need to look back.

He advises that you examine the beliefs and conditions that are holding you back from your goals. By changing your mindset, you are able to accomplish your dreams without letting thoughts get in your way.

When he started he grew under another MLM company that was unreliable to be sustaining and in the end, he had informed his team that they couldn’t continue. Their reaction had taken him completely by surprise. Instead of a negative response, they encouraged him to start his own MLM company and he knew then that this was not just a paycheck but it was about making a meaningful difference in the financial future of others. His team believed in him because they knew they were making an impact on lives that truly mattered and that is what lead him to build his own MLM company.

Giving is receiving when one succeeds you all succeed.

By helping people build their success and by giving your team what they need to grow allows you to build a foundation that is built on trust, growth, and giving which vital for success.

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Louis Chenevert: His Life Exemplifies The Importance of Hard Work and Determination in Business

Success stories happen for a variety of reasons, however, a common denominator that seems to be present in almost all of these accounts is an individual’s work ethic. In short, people who work hard often achieve higher levels of success than those who chose not to put out a similar amount of effort.

Louis Chenevert is a perfect example of someone who has accomplished an amazing amount of success in his life from being a driven and focused individual.

In the late 1970’s, Louis Chenevert earned a bachelor of business degree in Production Management from the HEC program at the University of Quebec. Chenevert now had the tools he needed to pursue his goals of being a successful entrepreneur and businessman.

Louis Chenevert entered the job market with General Motors in Canada managing the production line where the vehicles are assembled. This was an ideal place for Chenevert to gain practical experience and be part of a large corporation that gave him ample opportunities to advance in the company.

After a little over a decade at General Motors, Louis Chenevert sought another opportunity in mass scale production. In the early 1990’s, Chenevert would find a position with a large aerospace corporation in Canada – Pratt & Whitney Canada (PWC) – a Division of United Technologies Corporation – . This company produced aircraft engines for a variety of civilian and military applications for countries around the world, and this would be an ideal place for Chenevert to pave the road to success on a corporate world stage.

Louis Chenevert would eventually become CEO and President of United Technologies Corporation (UTC) in the Spring of 2008. Chenevert would eventually retire from UTC in 2014. After his retirement, Chenevert would still be an active part of the corporate business community in a series of advisory and board positions. Louis Chenevert is a prime example, of what happens when an individual has a vision and is willing to do the work it takes to achieve a level of success almost unparalleled in the business world.

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Waiakea Water: Natural Volcanic Water from Hawaii

Water is something that each and every one of us needs to survive. It covers more than 70 percent of Earth’s surface and the average American uses about 400 gallons per day. But we don’t often think about what is in the water we drink, especially when it comes to the bottled water that we purchase.

Waiakea provides Hawaiian volcanic water that is naturally sourced from Mauna Loa, where there is near constant rainfall. The water is naturally filtered through porous volcanic rock, where it absorbs inorganic compounds such as magnesium and calcium that are necessary to our health and well-being. There are benefits that come from drinking volcanic water, one of them being that it is from a highly alkaline source.

Alkaline water is classified as having a pH that is slightly basic, or in other words, higher than 7.0 on the pH scale. The value for the Waiakea water pH is approximately 8.3, which means that it is more alkaline than other sources of water. It is important to drink water that is not too acidic because water that has a pH that is lower than 5.5 can cause damage to the enamel in our teeth. This is part of the reason why products like soda can cause damage overtime if we drink them too often. Alkaline water also has been shown to reduce acid reflux by reducing stomach acid. Studies have shown that it has had effects similar to heartburn medication and antacids. Too much stomach acid has been known to erode tissue in the throat and cause damage to the esophagus overtime, which can eventually lead to throat cancer.

Along with coming from a natural source, Waiakea water also uses packaging that is environmentally sustainable. It uses RPET bottles that are used to cut down on waste and uses 90 percent less water in its manufacturing process than other types of bottled water production. Waiakea utilizes shipping that is low emission and the company has been given the Top Volcanic Bottled Water label by 10 Best Waters.

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Larkin and Lacey- Taking Down Joe Arpaio

On the night of October 18th, 2007 journalists Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were arrested at their homes by deputies of the Maricopa County Sheriffs Office, acting on orders of sheriff Joe Arpaio.

The two were charged with obstructing the investigation of a Grand Jury. Larkin and Lacey, co-owners of Village Voice, had ran a story in their paper the Phoenix New Times about a secret Grand Jury convened by Arpaio under shady circumstances.

What Larkin and Lacey did not know what that the Grand Jury was formed to find a reason to put the two of them in prison. Larkin and Lacey had been reporting on Arpaio and his department for some time. They wanted to bring national attention to what was happening in Arpaio’s county.

Arpaio led his department in a policy of racial profiling and disregarding civil- and even human- rights in his application of the law. He especially targeted the Latino community, doing massive damage to Latinos in Maricopa and beyond. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey

When they were arrested for exercising their first amendment rights, Larkin and Lacey got the nation’s attention. While they were imprisoned for 24 days the nation rallied against Arpaio and the arrest. Old stories about his activities began to resurface and Arpaio became either a villain or a hero for most Americans.

A judge eventually ordered the two freed and the charges dropped, as well as declared the Grand Jury null since it was founded on false pretenses. On release Larkin and Lacey sued the county and won $3.7 million.

They used this settlement to begin the Frontera Fund, a civil rights organization that fights to protect the civil and 1st amendment rights of all Americans, but particularly the Latino community that Arpaio did so much damage to.

As a result of Larkin and Lacey’s reporting and imprisonment Arpaio was brought up on charges of his own. He was found guilt, though he was also pardoned by President Trump. In 2016, the same year he he was one of the first to endorse Trump for President, Arpaio lost his bid for a seventh term as sheriff. Read more: Village Voice Media | Wikipedia and Larkin and Lacey Fruntera Fund | Crunchbase

Holding the position since 1992, the people of Maricopa County decided that enough was enough, that Arpaio had damaged the counties reputation enough and cost them enough in tax money with the settlement. Arpaio most recently announced his 2018 bid for a U.S. Senate seat from Arizona.

You Can Trust PSI-Pay’s Contactless Payment System

The Safety Of Contactless Payments

contactless payments are safe. After all, they don’t mean there’s any less security than chip technology. PSI-Pay’s contactless payments have gotten quite popular with one in four payments being made in the UK with contactless cards. As the system gains even more popularity there is a growing concern about the level of security, but there is no need to worry.

 

Encryption Technology Secures Trust

Only intentional payments are counted. The Tap-and-go system doesn’t go haywire and start posting payments if you get near a POS terminal. Payments are protected by the Europay, MasterCard and Visa standards. With these standards include the protection of the cards because the cards will either have chip technology or they will use NFC technology. This standard is managed by both encryption keys and PIN codes. Individuals have their own PIN number and encryption key. Even though the contactless payments will not use a PIN, the security is there because of the encryption keys. The card will have to be closer than an inch of the machine to activate a payment. The system is also regulated by only allowing small transactions to be processed through the tap-and-go system. The POS terminal is set to limit spending to $25 in US. and 30 pounds in the UK. Anything higher than this amount will require the consumer to give a PIN number or signature for authorization.

 

About PSI-Pay

PSI-Pay is an e-Money company that is governed by the UK Financial Conduct Authority. The UK FCA allows PSI-Pay to distribute e-money over the SEPA region. PSI-Pay uses MasterCard worldwide and can offer both debit and prepaid cards. It can also offer virtual cards for use in virtual wallets as well as contactless programs. PSI-Pay believes in empowering their partners to make sales, distribute and manage payment card programs. The company’s partner sponsorship model adjusts to specific partner requirements guaranteeing that cardholder money is protected and all other regulations are met appropriately. PSI-Pay has a staff of very experience financial card professionals who understand the business and already know tried-and-true methods to handle any solutions that may arise.

Penelope Kokkinides aids the citizens of Puerto Rico through InnovaCare Health

 

Between September and October 2017, one of the worst natural disasters to hit Puerto Rico occurred. While the storm killed about 64 people, about 400 others later lost their lives due to circumstances that were inadvertently caused by the storm. As the citizens of Puerto Rico struggle to regain their previous lives, InnovaCare, through its President Mr. Richard Shinto and its Chief Administrative Officer Penelope Kokkinides, is providing a helping hand.

Background information

InnovaCare is an innovative healthcare company that offers healthcare plans in the US. Their headquarters are based in New Jersey. InnovaCare works for the citizens of Puerto Rico under the names PMC Medicare Choice and MMM Healthcare. They have partnered with the Puerto Rico government to provide health care programs: Medicaid and Medicare Advantage. Through these programs, InnovaCare serves about 200,000 members through more than 7,500 providers. The company acquired Medicare and Medicaid most significant healthcare rating for a provider. Moreover, they received NCQA accreditation from the Puerto Rico government.

About Penelope Kokkinides

Penelope Kokkinides has been the Chief Administrative Officer of InnovaCare since 2016. She is a biological sciences graduate from Binghamton University and graduated from New York University with a master in social work. Furthermore, Penelope has a master from Columbia University in Public health. Miss Kokkinides had also previously served at InnovaCare as Chief Operating Officer. Between 2006 and 2012, she served as Chief Operating Officer of Aveta. She also worked as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Centerlight HealthCare. Kokkinides’ reputation grew while she was the Corporate Vice President of AmeriChoice when she contributed to both the development and the implementation of the healthcare model in their Care Management and Disease Management.

More information

Penelope Kokkinides was invited to take part in a roundtable discussion with US President Donald Trump. She was among the eight women, who are leaders in the caregiver industry, chosen to seat with the President and administrator Seema Verma. Kokkinides utilized the opportunity to emphasize on the need for more Medicare financing in Puerto Rico. In one year, Medicare had witnessed their funding drop by over $1 billion.

About Richard Shinto

Richard Shinto M.D is both the President and Chief Executive Officer of InnovaCare Health Solutions. Between 2008 and 2012, he held these positions at Aveta of North American Medical Management Illinois. Dr. Shinto has been in the clinical and operational healthcare industry for more than two decades.

 

 

Betsy DeVos: A Better Future in Education

What were some of the first thought that you had about the new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos? For many, they were relatively unfamiliar with her work or who she was. She had done a lot of work in her home state of Michigan, but she failed to make a large national impression. The national impression that she did have was that of a kook dedicated to the school choice movement. Now, in later years the concept of school choice has taken a stronger role in the community. People are understanding the value and individuals like Betsy DeVos to had received negative feedback on their opinions before are being hailed as early heroes for the movement. Betsy DeVos interviewed with Philanthropy Roundtable to discuss some of the growth options that are continuing to expand in the United States and where it might go in the future.

 

Philanthropy Roundtable wanted to know how she felt about the movement at this time. Betsy DeVos states that she is very encouraged about the trajectory of the movement and where parents are today, compared to how they were a few years ago. In fact, she excitedly claims that the growth of students entering new school choice programs has increased by 40,000 within just the past year. This is an encouraging number and shows just how many parents are interested in enrolling their children in alternative education options. These programs exist all over the nation and seem to be growing in popularity. There are already 33 different programs in multiple states that are benefiting from the public funding initiatives that have sprung up in an effort to support the growth of these programs. Because they are benefiting from some type of public funding there able to accept more students into their programs and therefore continue helping the local community.

 

Betsy DeVos is not coming out and saying that she openly wishes to destroy the public-school system, she simply believes that in order for there to be any type of lasting change the system needs to be pushed or challenged. These new types of education will allow administrators to see alternative ways of doing the education process. In fact, the act of competition often inspires individuals to do more research and learn new methods to help her affect the process. It appears as though the education system itself has stagnated significantly in recent years with no new developments. There is even a running joke that many of the books that are present in the public-school system are not even up to date and children are only learning parts of history that are pertinent to those times or taught the updated history on the fly. Students should not be subjected to this type of environment, nor should teachers feel as though they are being forced to give students a very low degree of education. The learning environment should be one that is a rich tapestry of diversity, education materials, different types of modes of education, and supportive staff. Betsy DeVos supports this type of future.

 

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Tony Petrello’s Brilliance In Philanthropy And Business

Tony Petrello is a top corporate executive in the United States and a philanthropist. As a corporate executive, he has been working in the oil and gas drilling industry where he has been helping the industry to develop. He is the current CEO of Nabors Industries, a leading firm in the United States which has been facilitating drilling operations in over 25 countries. The company has also supplied drilling technology to hundreds of drilling locations all over the world.

Nabors Industries has the best drilling technology. Major growth in this firm has been recorded during the time of Tony Petrello as the CEO of the company. He became the CEO in 2011 and by 2015, he was already in the list of the top-paid CEOs in the country. His contribution to the growth of the company is something that has seen his popularity as a top executive in the country go up tremendously.

Tony Petrello joined Nabors industries in 1991 after shifting from the legal career into corporate management. The decision to switch careers came after Nabors Industries management was impressed by the achievements he made while working as a lawyer. He was one of the lawyers who represented them. They saw the brilliance in him and decided to hire him so that he could help them coordinate the activities of the drilling industry. He was given the position of the Chief Operating Officer. As the head of operations, he put measures in place to facilitate better productivity of the oil firm. As the COO, one of his responsibilities was advising the board about some of the measures that deserved to be taken to make the company more productive. He is the one who proposed the management to purchase the smaller companies in the industry. This is one of the brilliant steps taken by the firm since then, the business operations in the company has gone up significantly.

Tony Petrello as a philanthropist is a replica of the executive. When decides to take up a role, he gives his all. In this industry, he has been supporting various community initiatives. Nabors Industries is located in Texas. For instance, when Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, he was one of the people who came out to support the community by giving contributions to support the victims. In another case, Tony Petrello has been supporting the development of the first neurological research center in the world known as Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute.

Lazaro Brandao Steps Down, And Luiz Carlos Trabuco Takes Over

For more than three decades, Lazaro de Mello Brandao served as the chairman of Banco Bradesco, one of Brazil’s most adored financial services firm. At 91 years old, he found it wise to resign. In his statement of resignation, Brandao de Mello said that he wanted to allow a younger individual to take over Banco Bradesco’s presidency because he had served long enough. At the same time, he ensured that Carlos Trabuco took over his position at that moment. However, since the bank does not allow one individual to serve in two positions concurrently, it was vital for the board of directors to choose another leader to replace Carlos Trabuco and Brandao de Mello.

Looking at Banco Bradesco

Banco Bradesco is an international bank that offers clients major banking products as well as services. Additionally, the company has two segments of operation namely pensions and banking. Other banking segments include small, large companies and individuals.

The Changes at Banco Bradesco

The changes at Banco Bradesco came in a few months after Luiz Carlos Trabuco took over the leadership reigns. In the board meeting, he helped in electing a new president by the name of Octavio de Junior. Apparently, Octavio joined the organization when he was just a young boy trying to focus on his football career. However, since his father had other plans for him, he was pushed to the professional job industry where he dedicated most time to ensure that his career grows.

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Octavio is the New Team Leader

Just like Octavio, Luiz Carlos Trabuco became a member of Banco Bradesco at a tender age as well being a clerk. In fact, Carlos had no godfather or mentor to point him in the right direction in terms of a career. However, his determination played a very instrumental role in the growth and development of his career. For starters, he had to earn his senior’s trust for him to earn a promotion. Because he was motivated and had the intention of growing his career, he gave his best in every project he was entrusted to lead. Therefore, he was always in the right position to influence his peers.

Portfolio of Services

When it comes to aligning the portfolio of services provided by Banco Bradesco, it is evident that Luiz Carlos Trabuco has in the past, played a significant role. For starters, he clings to primary proven- to -work methods of leadership according to valor.com.br. Then, he analyses crucial and vital aspects that can affect the business by either drawing clients to or away from it.

The Outline

Luiz Carlos Trabuco remains the President of Banco Bradesco. Even with these transitions in place, it is clear that he is a significant force to reckon with. With that said, for those who are looking for a role model to walk with, this should be the perfect person for reference. Even more, he has always made it a point to develop his junior’s career in different capacities. Alongside the fact that he joined the bank when he was young and without proper knowledge of management, he has earned his rightful spot in the industry.

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Jim Larkin Heavily Influenced By American Writers

When Irish firebrand and legendary union leader Jim Larkin was 18 years old, he opted to undergo a bold adventure. While performing hard labor on the docks, he took an opportunity to stow away on an American cargo ship.

He was off to America in typical Jim Larkin fashion — with a certain contempt for what might be strictly legal, but always with a greater good and a higher goal in mind. Learn more about James Larkin: http://spartacus-educational.com/IRElarkin.htm and http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/artsfilmtv/books/the-definitive-biography-of-big-jim-larkin-372254.html

The year was 1894. The young Larkin arrived in New York City, only to be promptly thrown in jail. He had already made most of the trip across the Atlantic in irons because his stowaway ploy was discovered shortly after the ship left England.

At the time, the United States had no deportation laws or procedures. They were uncertain about what to do with this 6-foot-4-inch, muscular, raw-boned illegal immigrant still in his teens — but a man who had been working since childhood to support his family. Read more: James Larkin – Wikipedia and James Larkin | Biography

Larkin’s time cooling off in a tough New York jail gave him an opportunity to read, and “Big Jim” was a voracious reader. That, despite the fact he had only a received a few years of grammar school education before poverty forced him into early hard labor.

He loved American writers. Mark Twain was a favorite, as was Henry Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson. But he also read Irish and Scottish writer. As his case was processed, Larkin told a judge of his time spent in jail, “These are the men I lived with, Twain, Thoreau and Emerson — the real Americans — not the men of the Mart or the Exchange.”

Of course, one writer that would influence him perhaps more than any other was Karl Marx. Larkin absorbed the central ideas of the Communist Manifesto. The precepts set down by Marx would inform the rest of his life and his unstoppable social agitation on behalf of the urban working poor.

Larkin was eventually sent back to his native Ireland. But a month in a New York cell reading the words of America’s most gifted writers changed the course of his life — and Irish history.