In conventional terms, Shawn Vij was a huge success. He’d acquired all the sign posts of a wonderful life – higher education, stunning career, beautiful home, family and friends. His moto was solid, “It’s not personal, it’s just business.” But business as usual had not led him where he’d expected to go, happiness was nowhere in sight.
Suffering from ethical fading and psychic numbing, he’d lost touch with his core values and inner voice. The toxic business world had taken him down with its four diseases: Deception, Detraction, Discrimination, Doubt
Then, in a moment of despair, he determined to change his life, meet the Dalai Lama and find his true voice – to lead an authentic life in line with his core values and desires. And he’s done just that. Lucky for us, Shawn Vij describes his journey to find his right path and the steps to success in his new book: Moral Fiber: Awakening Corporate Consciousness.
Nien-he Hsieh, of Harvard business school says “Being true to ourselves can be hard because many of us are afraid to learn what we find when we look deep inside ourselves.”
Vij Learns to be conscious and manage the “poisons” in the business world. He is not advocating against striving for more or giving up nice things. He advocates for awareness and personal responsibility. And he provides us with a five step method to act on our values, so we can do the same.