I just wanted to give you encouragement. I graduated from Tools last year in November and only used the home page and exercises, than connecting with people. I am back on Tools to get me on track for my personal and professional goals. I read your story and wish you the very best... I do suggest using Tools for the daily workshops. It does work and because of my work last year, I am on a higher level.
My name is Jay Virk and I am a proud General Manager of a Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites Hotel. In addition I oversee Commercial Real Estate operations and development. I am 23 years old, but life the corporate life of a 40 year old. Some say I am smart, but I only graduated high school, and went to the College of "Hard Knocks." Currently I stayed occupied in my current profession, which keeps busy for about 70 hours a week and remainder time I spend with my mother. She lost her husband, my father, to whom she had been married to for 25 years, in November 2009 and it’s a tough time. So there is little time left for other things, especially when I find peace working and staying busy.
I was born in India in 1986 and my father had immigrated to the USA in 1988 with $200, for a new beginning, because at that time India was no where a rising economy as it is today. Eventually my mother, brother and I were sponsored by him and we immigrated to the USA in 1993. We were a low income working family; father worked over 16 hours a day, 7 days a week to support a family of 4 on a salary of $1500 per month. However, he still managed to save money over the time he landed in USA until 1994 and he bought his first gas station. I was 7 years old in 1994 and I helped run the gas station, stock the cooler, and take care of my little brother who was 1 in the back work area of the store, while my parents ran the cash registers. Throughout the years and my father’s superb knowledge, we progressed every 3 years, adding something new to our portfolio; mainly it was because we were able to live far below our means.Throughout the years from 1994 to 2009 our company became incorporated and it added over 10 commercial real estate properties including gas stations, shopping centers, strip malls & now Hotels. I went to Buchanan High School and graduated in 2004 however was not able to finish college because I went to go work for our company and help out my father with the expansion of our projects.
My future plan is to stabilize with my company and stay where i am for the next 2 years and while working on getting my Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from National University. In 2013 I plan on continuing development of strip malls and move in to bigger projects such as urban development by 2015. By 2015 I expect my self to begin development overseas in India if the plan is executed efficiently.
One my co-managers informed it was a great website for gaining day to day motivation and helping yourself become a better person.
You are offered your dream job. What job is it?:
My dream job is what I am doing now, a developer (whish the stress wasn't there, but its no fun without the stress)
My favorite wild animal is:
Why (describe as much as possible):
The tiger is stealthy and has to competition, because whoever comes in the way is beaten, leaving the Tiger, a king of the jungle.
My favorite domestic animal is (if you choose dog be specific with breed etc):
They are the most misunderstood dog breed and yet the smartest and the most loving & loyal.
A famous Chef will prepare anything you want. What do you order:
Chicken Kebab, Thai penang Curry, Calamari & New Orleans Jambalaya.
Because they are my favorite dishes.
Five people either dead or alive you would have at your fantasy dinner party::
My Father, Jim Rohn, My Mother, My Brother & Warren Buffett
Becuase my father is my hero & best friend, Jim Rohn is my motivator, my brother is my support, my mother is my savior and Warren Buffett is my mentor.
If a pilot would fly you anywhere you want, you would go to:
I would want to go to Italy
My perfect slice of pizza is:
Everything on it except for artichoke hearts & anchovies
You are at a bar. You order this drink:
Double Patron Margarita, on the rocks, laced with Gran Marnier with Salt on the rim in a small glass.
You are at a coffee shop. What coffee or tea do you order:
Triple Grande caramel macchiato with 1 equal. Or a Chai Late
If a genie could grant you three wishes they would be (separate by commas):
I wish happiness was the biggest worry in the world instead of money, I wish that one did not have to worry about disease and dying from it,
I wish that god would tell one their date of death, along wither birth date when they are born - so they know how much time they have left.
You are going on a long road trip and you can only bring three CD's. Which ones do you bring
(separate by commas):
CD's are old news. its all about the Iphone & IPAD. but if i had to it would be;
Timberland, Lil' Wayne & Drake, & Lady Gaga
If I could do anything for my neighborhood today, it would be:
Give them all lessons on how to be more friendly and unite as a neighborhood. Throw a block party.
A sunset I remember:
All the things I still have left to do, with not enough time left.
Any character I could be from a movie, TV show or book would be:
Hitch from a Movie
I always help others with their relationships, however I can never make my own work.