Many people are finding it challenging to stay afloat with optimism in these uncertain times. Yet if you study history then you know that in these difficult times – there are opportunities for those who seek them. Historical evidence shows that when the masses are headed in the direction of defeat – watch for those that are headed in the opposite direction. So how do you stay above the fray of personal setbacks and societal angst in your own life?
“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” Robert H. Schuller
One of the ways you stay above the fray is by listening to powerful leaders with positive messaging – and then applying them to your own life. Today you’ll meet two gentlemen who fit the description of powerful leaders. My cohost today is Amjad Tareen. Amjad was on the show a few months back in a show entitled “I’m the Heartbeat of America“. Our guest today, Dr. Ram Ramcharran is a most accomplished man not just in a business setting, but in a life setting with family and friends.
Dr. Ram P. Ramcharran is an author, educator and entrepreneur at heart. He is the co-founder and current Chairman of the Board of Georgetown Wesleyan University of the Americas a nonprofit online global university with students all over the world. He also serves as VP of Business Development for American Primary Care, Inc. a medical company that manages physicians and health management organizations. His most current project is Touch Artisan Vodkas, where he and his team have developed a unique approach to producing and distributing spirits.
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Links to Dr. Ramcharran’s books:
A Journey From Within: Ways to Understand the Self
Reflections of Life
We start with what we call ‘THE ENLIGHTENED ROUND‘, so that we may get to know Ram better. Let’s start with his favorite quote,
“Live from the position of abundance”, Doodnauth Ramcharran.
The must read book you must check out is: The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It, by Michael Gerber.
The one website that everyone needs to check out: Sunbiz.org.
Best social media tool for Ram is Twitter.
Now on to ‘MAKING YOUR MARK‘, follow along in the podcast using the guide below to chart your own course for success and adventure!
- Are entrepreneurs/leaders born or made?
- Who gave you your first big break?
- Your cardinal rule to becoming a standout entrepreneur/leader?
- Greatest success in your career and how did you celebrate?
- What is your kryptonite?
- How do you deal with difficult people?
- Single best advice you’ve ever been given?
- What advice would you give to someone starting out on their career path?
- What is the single biggest sacrifice in your career?
- If you had 2 minutes to share advice with your 21 year old self, what would you say and why?