Vinh Giang is an entrepreneur, speaker, and magician who believes you should "Amplify the best parts of who you are".
Vinh's family are refugees from Vietnam. They arrived in Australia in 1981, March 31st. His dad has always shared with him a simple concept - life is a miracle. He used to tell him:
"Son, do you know how ridiculous it is that you are alive? If your mother or I died in the war, you wouldn't be here. If your grandparents didn't meet, you wouldn't be here. Heck, lets take it back 50,000 generations. If a cave man ate a poisonous fruit and died, that's our entire bloodline vanished from this earth.. It took millions of years of serendipitous events for you to be here, and now that you are here, you are alive for 80 years on average. When you compare how long it took for you to get here versus how long you are here for.. it's like you are alive for 1 minute. It's a privilege to be alive. In this life of yours,remember to do what you love and jump as high as you can in life. As long as I am alive, I will forever be your net."
That right there is why he has achieved the things he has in life and why he has become the man he is today - Family. His drive to jump as high as he can in life comes from his family.
All through Vinh's childhood he watched his family build and grow businesses. They built; farms, grocery stores, take away diners, pharmacies and even commercial property. By the time he hit 13, he had all the entrepreneurial characteristics embedded deep in his soul. It was the year 2000 when eBay first started to become popular, and he remembers buying so many different things from there and selling them to his friends for double the price! Needless to say, he didn't have too many friends. Not only this, he moved schools a total of 4 times. This happened because some of the kids wouldn't pay him after they bought music players from him, and I would then give the bully some money to rough them up a little.
Long story short, he made it to university and studied accounting. With only 6 months left to go in his degree, he came home and told his parents he was going to quit and build a business on the internet to teach magic.... This is when things get really interesting!
His parents supported Vinh.s dreams, and today he has a career teaching magic, communications, owns a video production company , and is one of the most sought after keynote speakers in the world.
Check out this episode as Vinh Giang shares his advice and his own entrepreneurial journey.
Direct download: CTED_286.mp3
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