Sometimes individuals can pick up habits that take complete control of their lives. The path to restoring your life after letting something like addiction control your life can be a tough one. Victoria Doramus is an individual who has gone through many challenges to recover from addiction. She realized that not only did she have to change her life around, but she felt obligated to help others as well. She believes that animals, as well as helping humans, is important. She chose to back Best Friends Animal Support, an animal shelter that is trying to end the vicious practice of killing unwanted cats and dogs that are taken to typical animal shelters.
In the 1980s there was even more neglect for many unwanted animals in shelters across the United States. It was common to immediate kill cats and dogs that no one wanted to adopt. Millions of cats and dogs were killed each year. This caused a group of friends to band together to take in many of these neglected animals and provide a safe place to care for them. The animals that were unable to find a home were not killed and were able to live the rest of their lives in the safety of the shelter, however, most of the animals were fortunate enough to eventually be paired with a kind and loving family. The shelter was then called Best Friends and it operates today as a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving as many animals as possible
Victoria Doramus (@victoriadoramus) believes it has been therapeutic for her to support this animal shelter because its core principle is to value all animals, even the ones that society has seemed to forget about. The shelter relies on donations from people to operate and they can assist as many as 1,600 animals at any given time and provide them with the medical needs, food, and the love each animal needs.
Today, the number of people who have undergone through the education system is far too many for the jobs available. As a result, we have a large group of educated people with no jobs and additional skills. It is, therefore, upon institutions of higher learning to encourage students to become job creators rather than job seekers. The executive chairman of QI Group, Vijay Eswaran says that students should be encouraged and inspired to venture out and create jobs as they gain experience from their endeavors. The greatest problem hindering innovation is conservative thinking that often tells students to work for someone before venturing out. As a result, they remain locked in one chain or another.
According to Vijay Eswaran, the world is moving at a rapid speed. Automation, robotics and artificial intelligence are revolutionizing the workplace. On the other hand, the growth in population makes jobs scarcity a real issue. Vijay advises job seekers to search for jobs fitting their qualifications. Before choosing between a startup and an established institution, ensure that you have the pros and cons of the environments. For a Start-up, a student becomes the leader and a team member. In short, you are required to come up with an idea and see it through to completion.
The beauty about a start-up is that there is little or no delegation. However, it requires the students to go into a psychological contract with themselves to bear the vision. Vijay adds that working for a start-up is more paced and dynamic as compared to the slow-paced and structured corporate environment. The most important thing is understanding your goals and highlighting the factors necessary to reach them. The most significant question is for the student to determine if they will do better in an ever-evolving or a structured environment. According to Vijay Eswaran, neither is better. It is dependent on one’s personality and career goals.
Vijay Eswaran left the corporate America for Asia, his native land. There, he developed his entrepreneurial skills and founded the QI Group. Besides being an entrepreneur, Vijay is an author, motivational speaker, and a philanthropist. Most of his work in philanthropy focuses on women empowerment and youth development. In 2011 he featured in Forbes Asia among the list of Philanthropy heroes.