硅谷養生太極第三集 – 創業與太極 Kevin Xu 十年創業十年太極
嘉宾：Kevin Xu, 彭文
Kevin Xu， COO of IGG Inc. \Honorary President of Love Tai Chi Foundation
Ten years of Tai Chi
Kevin Xu 许元
十二年前跟朋友成立IGG，创业之初非常艰难，每天都工作到凌晨三四点，外加Start up 来自各方面的精神压力，开始那两年，天天腰酸背痛，每周都要去找人推拿按摩一两次。
12 years ago, I started a very small company, IGG. Startup life was tough, we had a lot of pressure from the market, to survive was difficult! We had to work long of hours
almost every single day. As a result, neck pain and back pain! To relieve, I had to go to acupuncture and a massage every week, yet still getting worse.
In 2008, luckily, I met Master Peng, and decided to give Tai Chi a try! In two months, NO MORE neck pain, NO MORE back pain, a sleeping quality greatly improved, feeling SHARP!
I truly enjoyed this healthy feeling, therefore, continued to practice Tai Chi for the past 10 years with Master Peng.
Many people asked me a question: 10 years of practicing Tai Chi, can you fight? My answer would be, if you want to fight me, come back in 30 years! Tai Chi focuses on
building internal power, which gets stronger with time. The reason I practice Tai Chi is because I wish I will be healthy, strong and in great shape, for the next 50 years to come!
There are stories that say if you practice Tai Chi, you will be able to control your internal power, guide it to circulate within your Meridian and grant you a special power.
10 years of practice, yet I do NOT have that special power! However, as a result, I got super strong legs and a strong heart! Because when you practice Tai Chi, you constantly
shifting back and forth, between horse stance, and Bow stance. It increases your blood circulation, your heart rate, and improves your metabolism.
Among all the sports I played, I liked basketball the most, when I was 20, I was among the top players in Beijing. However, it was all downhill ever since. By the age of 30, I had
many injuries. I hate to leave, but I know it’s time to move on! 10 years of Tai Chi, healed most of my injuries. I can run, I can jump, I can kick high in the air!
10 years of Tai Chi, not only improved my health but also, changed my personality. Prior to Tai Chi, like most young men, I was very impulsive. Even with my startup
company, my original plan was to grow as quick as possible, and quickly taking it public, and quickly cash out and retire in 5 years! Tai Chi change my perspective. Tai Chi can
not give you a spike in power in a short period of time, however, it builds an internal power and continuously grows over the next thirty or forty years to come. This is the
mentality you need to run a successful company or manage a successful investment. 10 years later, my little startup, IGG has become a two-billion-dollar company. With this Tai
Chi mentality, IGG has been recognized by Forbes as the Best Billion Dollar Company of 2018!
Thanks to Master Peng, and thanks to Zhao Bao Tai Chi.