A Taiwanese Business President’s Secret of Success
(Minghui.org) Li Yukuan, the president of a Taiwanese company called Qiaomao, visited a free Falun Dafa workshop in Taipei on April 1, 2020, with a few business partners. One of his friends asked, “President Li, why did you take us here to learn Falun Dafa? How is that going to help with our business?”
Li Yukuan smiled, “It is very helpful. In a nutshell, cultivating Falun Dafa gives you good health, which in turn cleanses your mind. With a stable and clear mind, you will not be moved and get mad; you will be able to do things more easily. Facing business collaborators, clients, and competitors, you will be able to treat them with sincerity and compassion. There won’t be barriers between you. Isn’t that helpful?”
Li Yukuan started to cultivate Falun Dafa at that exact place seven years ago. The teachings of Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, answered many questions he had in life: Where does one come from? Where are we going? What is the real purpose of life?
Li’s life made a dramatic shift after he took up the practice.
Quitting Bad Habits and Gaining Health
Li Yukuan founded his company when he was 36-years-old. The business was a success and earned Li a fortune. But while running it, he developed many bad habits.
“I used to smoke, drink, and gamble. I was a heavy smoker, a pack every day. My friends knew that I must drink at every meal. When gambling, I must drink and smoke, too.” Li went on to say, “It is amazing that I quit all of these after I started to cultivate Falun Dafa. I didn’t force myself to quit; instead, it happened naturally. I no longer liked those things and didn’t want them anymore.”
Although Li’s friends were amazed by his transformation, some of them were still puzzled, saying, “Did you quit smoking because you were sick?” “What’s the point of life if we can’t be entertained by these things?” they asked. But gradually, they saw the positive changes in Li.
“I was underweight. I was so thin that I could not even face myself. I tried all kinds of tricks to gain weight, but they were no use,” he said. “I tried many kinds of qigong and I quit smoking for four years. But I still weighed less than 120 pounds. After I began to cultivate Falun Dafa, I naturally gained 12 pounds.”
He added, “The problems in my liver, shoulders, and feet were also cured. I was bald, but my hair has now grown back.”
Nowadays, Li Yukuan looks healthy with a radiant face and healthy skin. Many of his friends were surprised, “What’s your secret? You look so good now.”
Li Yukuan said, “When I am doing the exercises, I feel that my body is filled with high-energy matter. I often think that my body is about to become transparent.”
He shared a few amazing experiences, “Soon after I started to learn Falun Dafa, one day I suddenly smelled something good. I never experienced that smell in the human world. The smell lasted for three months. It refreshed my body and head, and lightened my mood.”
“Another time, I felt a warm current going through my body while I was asleep. The immense energy went from my head to my feet, filling every cell and rushed out from my feet. The feeling was solid and real, just like what Master Li described in Zhuan Falun,the main text of Falun Dafa.”
Li Yukuan has never been as happy as he is now. His mind and body have been uplifted and he benefited from Falun Dafa more than he ever expected.
Putting Others First
Li Yukuan said, “As I read the Falun Dafa teachings, my mind became calmer and clearer. My judgments and decisions have become more accurate. I have always had a business philosophy. I call it the ‘six-four philosophy.’ If we lose money in a project, then I will take 60% of the burden and my partners only take 40%; if we make money, then I will let my partners get 60%, and I only take 40%. After I started cultivating Falun Dafa, I have a better understanding of this philosophy, and I can carry it out better and more methodically.”
Li Yukuan explained, “The teachings of Falun Dafa are broad and profound. I have given a lot of thought to the teaching of putting others first. Do I always think of others first? Do I always put myself in others’ shoes? When a conflict arises, is it my fault or have I done something wrong? I always keep those questions in mind when doing business.”
“I often tell my employees not to calculate loss and gain constantly. Everything has been prearranged by heaven. Too much calculating will hurt oneself. An enterprise needs money, resources, manpower, and skill. But none of them is as important as your heart and putting others first.”
For Li Yukuan, it’s about walking the walk and not just talking the talk.
“Words are not as effective as actions. I try to demonstrate to my employees the teachings of Falun Dafa through my behavior on every little issue and let them see what kind of person I have become after I started to cultivate Falun Dafa. I want to create such a culture in my company.”
“Not every employee is responsible or works hard. The lazy and irresponsible workers will usually get fired eventually at a typical company. But I try my best to help them, train them, help them improve their skills such as dealing with clients, etc. If they are depressed due to some business failure, I hire psychologists to help them out. No matter what, I don’t want to give up on any employee. I know that there must be a reason that they came to this company. We must have a predestined relationship. I should not look down on them because of one or two failures.”
Break Through Difficulties with Positive Energy
With such an enterprise culture, Li Yukuan’s company has broken through all kinds of difficulties and kept growing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Li Yukuan said, “We have taken some measures against the virus. Most importantly, I have kept calm in my heart. I don’t have much worry because I know how to deal with this as a cultivator. I didn’t expect much growth this year, but while other enterprises in the same field have declined, our business has grown 105% in the first season!”
Li came to understand that the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance exist in everything in the universe. If people live according to these principles, they will have positive energy from the universe surrounding them and negative elements will be disintegrated.
“In the last few years, I have been telling all the department heads and employees to pay attention to their motivations for doing things; are their actions for the wellbeing of others? If other people, clients and colleagues, can sense their compassion; if they can look inward for their own problems during conflicts. We have had such a cultivation culture in the company for many years. We are used to thinking and treating problems with a positive attitude. So, during the pandemic, we have positive energy in the company. With compassion, we keep growing and have turned crisis situations into opportunities.”
When he was a young boy, Li Yukuan often looked at the sky and asked what are behind the stars and why he is here in this world; he has found the answers in Falun Dafa.
“When I understood the meaning of cultivation, I was able to get rid of all kinds of attachments and take all kinds of competitions and conflicts lightly. Master Li Hongzhi has given me so much. The only thing I can do to pay him back is to solidly cultivate myself and let more people know the beauty of Falun Dafa.”