Rahul Maharaj currently runs multiple businesses in addition to his popular YouTube show, Your Life Experiences With Rah. The show is dedicated to people who share the darkest points in their lives and how they found closure from these experiences. He is also well versed in the financial industry and is currently the CEO of Little Angels Daycare LLC. Rahul also has a flair for computers and is quite familiar with many technical procedures, such as coding.
How Mr. Maharaj, after establishing an ideal career in multiple industries, turned to join the mental health improvement campaign is another interesting story.
Rahul has always had multiple interests and dreams throughout his life. Being a serial entrepreneur and running businesses in the US was at the top of the list. It eventually came to fruition when Rahul moved from Trinidad and Tobago in 2000 to live in New York City. At that time, he began his professional career with a construction company and worked there for a substantial period of 11 years.
He then jumped into financial services and learned a lot about the industry. “Being a financial advisor and life insurance agent basically means managing people’s portfolios and everything related to their businesses. It’s rarely any different than running your own business, so you take risks, develop strategies and plans for goals of a company and therefore learns a great deal about how companies work,” says Rahul.
However, there came a time when Rahul was forced to take a different course of action. When he faced a serious challenge in his financial career, he started a daycare business in 2014, but it didn’t provide the instant respite he needed. As a result, a period of depression and stress ensued. But Rahul remained persistent and finally saw encouraging results in 2017.
It was then that he decided to take his story to the world through a venture that he always wanted to undertake. Growing up as a child who was bullied and experienced abuse well into his teens, his dream was to create a space where people could share their traumas and stories of abuse and how they dealt with these sinister challenges in their lives.
Although the intention was to sympathize and inspire souls in need, the program proved to be a fundamental source of inspiration and a catalyst for the change that many people wanted in their lives. But above all, it became a new milestone in the international campaign for mental well-being, as it provided a different approach to healing those who were against the wall.
“I started Your Life Experiences With Rah in 2018 and it unexpectedly became an internet sensation. People started reaching out with messages like, hey Rahul, please don’t stop doing what you’re doing on YLEWRAH. Some people even messaged me saying that my life has changed because of the show. It gave me a new purpose in my life, and now I look forward to taking my show to the next level in the days to come.” Raul says.
Unfortunately we as a society have not taken a mature view in terms of mental health. There is a great need for awareness of mental illness globally. In this context, people like Rahul Maharaj are nothing less than a beacon of hope, for a better world than this!
Source : www.ibtimes.sg