Shiv Khera is best known as a motivational speaker and self-help author. He is much more than a man dedicated to bringing success to his followers. Khera has become a political activist fighting for the rights of the lowest classes in India. The founder of the Country First group believes a government providing freedom and education for all is possible in India. he author stood for election in the Indian General Election of 2009 on an anti-corruption platform.
All About Shiv Khera
The life of him has not been plain sailing. His early life was affluent when his parents owned a coal mining company. Government nationalization led to the family losing their company and making life difficult for him. The motivational speaker points to the affluent start to his life and the difficult times as the reasons for his wish to provide a better life for all Indian people.
After completing his education in India, He made his way to North America to start a new life. During his time in Canada, the author worked several jobs, including washing cars and selling insurance.
A Changing Life
The biography of Shiv Khera must include mention of Norman Vincent Peale. Khera had crossed the border into the U.S. and chanced upon a lecture given by Peale. The Protestant clergyman was known for promoting the power of positive thinking in his lectures. After the lecture, he knew he was destined to follow in the footsteps of Peal and help others positively.
Publishing his First Book
He writes and published his first book, “You Can Win” in 1998. The book took the positive thinking lecture of Norman Vincent Peals and expanded on his theories to provide a new look at motivational thinking. The book was not without controversy, with Khera accused of plagiarism. An out-of-court settlement was arrived at following the author’s failure to attribute all the influences on his work. He explained he had been influenced by so many people throughout his life he could not possibly provide links to all the work he had read and viewed.
Shiv Khera’s political career began in earnest after the publication of his first book. The author began by focusing on social justice issues in India. A return to his home nation came with the formation of the Country First organization. Country First fights for the rights of the lowest classes in India. Khera aims to provide educational opportunities for working-class people to give them a chance at a better life.
Shiv Khera has become a dedicated political activist late in life. Khera’s work includes raising awareness of the political and social problems of India. In 2004, Shiv Khera entered politics as an independent candidate for South Delhi. Although he lost the election, Khera’s presence helped raise awareness of problems in the constituency. Among the political figures supported by Shiv Khera is Lal Krishna Advani of the Bhartiya Janata Party.
FAQs about Shiv Khera
Shiv Khera’s nationality is Indian. He has lived in North America but he was born in the Indian city of Dhanbad.
Shiv Khera has written three books. His debut book, “You Can Win” remains his most successful.
Before becoming a self-help author, Shiv Khera had several jobs. He published his first book in 1998.