John Vignesh is a professional transformation and relationship coach and a motivational speaker. At the age of 26, he was struck with sudden blindness caused by a benign brain tumour that damaged his optic nerves. With sheer determination and with the love of his wife, John overcame his challenges. He has made three television appearances in Singapore on the purposeful life he leads despite his limitations. John has also hosted a 9-part television inspirational series, which aired in Singapore from October 2015 to December 2015 which made him Singapore’s first visually impaired television host. John is esteemed for his resilience and willpower. John an intuitive, quick-witted, and courageous visionary, loves transforming lives as a professional life coach and speaker. He believes that his purpose is to continue to create a positive difference in this world in whichever way he can.
Revathi Vignesh is a Transformative Life Coach, Speaker, Access Bars and Reiki Practitioner.After graduating from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore in 2004, Revathi worked as a lab technologist and administrative executive. A twist of fate led her to discover her innate gift of caregiving. As the sole caregiver, Revathi helped her loved ones with their physical recovery and emotional well-being.
She pursued a Diploma in Special Needs Education from National Institute of Education, Singapore in 2011 and embarked upon a career as a special needs teacher to positively impact the lives of children with special needs. Revathi has landed coverage in print and broadcast together with her husband, which highlighted their love story of optimism against odds. She is well known for her equitable sense of mind and compassionate nature. She lives by and advocates her motto “Love begins at Home”.
John & Revathi are proud parents of their lovely children, Darshan Emmanuel and Yashna Teresa. They are also the Founding Partners of Torchbearers LLP, a personal development and motivational service provider whom are dedicated to transforming the lives of individuals and ignite the flame within them. Their mission in life is to motivate others to escalate in life, to live their dreams and inspire others around them to do the same. This book is their guide for couples to empower them to let their love fuel their passion to succeed.
Vowed to Succeed was inspired by our love and our belief in love. This book will take you on a journey through some of our lives’ defining periods which shaped us as individuals and as a couple. These experiences unearthed the most valuable lessons for us. Our thirst to add knowledge to this book led us to five amazing Power Couples.
Our definition of a Power Couple is that they need not necessarily be rich or famous, but have attained success by overcoming their life’s trials and tribulations with their Power of Love. The Power Couples featured in this book are people we all can look up to for their ability to live their dreams, lead fulfilling lives and enjoy lasting love as a couple.
In the pages of this book, we have penned down our strategies that worked for us and the remarkable stories of the couples we have interviewed. This book is our guide for couples to empower them to let their love fuel their passion to succeed. Bring love into your lives and work together to ignite success.
Unleash the Power of Love to transform you into a Power Couple with these practical strategies.
You’ll enjoy each other standing the test of time if you truly grasp the notion of For Better or For Worse.
In the face of adversity, come together and say, Challenge Accepted!
The path to progress unfolds when you both magnetize the Force of Resourcefulness.
You will live every moment like it’s your last if you live To Love and To Cherish.
Be heard with ‘Can you hear? I’m here!’ and appreciate your conversations.
Grow fond to respond beyond and share a bond that is eternal with the Infection of Connection.
Merge with undeniable individuality. We call it ‘Dance of Duality’.
Redefine to enhance your experiences, Combine your strengths, and Shine with Passion.
The Power of 2 is Greater than 1... Work the Tr u t h !
"Vowed to Succeed is an inspiration for those seeking a deeper meaning in their relationships. John and Revathi have shown how love can go beyond the boundaries of physical or emotional space.”
—Gyan Nagpal, author of Talent Economics, talenteconomics.com & Nandini Nagpal, storyteller & mindfulness educator, Just-B Programs, www.justb.sg
“Not just a touching story of true love, Vowed to Succeeddemonstrates a deep commitment and passion to succeed! John and Revathi Vignesh shows you what it takes to succeed holistically — in your relationship, dreams and life. You will find practical lessons, reinforced by the love and life journey of five other amazing couples.”
—Benjamin Foo, John Maxwell Leadership Speaker, Author of iPossible & Entrepreneur, www.iPossible-International.com
“Happily, ever after is not a fairy tale, it’s a choice. Trials and adversities confront our journey as married couples. When I first met John and Revathi, there were concerns on whether he could weather the challenges of losing his sight as well as maintaining his marriage. They not only proved us wrong but also enhanced their relationship. The secret to their success is slowly being unravelled in this book.”
—Michael Tan see Hai, Former Executive Director of Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped
“It’s not always easy being together in any relationship and being in one where you are both dependent on each other can be a source of tension and great power. For it is only together that the outcome is greater than the sum of its parts. John and Revathi know this instinctively and with this knowledge have supported each other, growing successful professionally, personally and as a Power Couple. We recognise many of the traits discussed in the book as these have helped us bring up our three children. The great thing about the book beyond the reflective learning is also seeing how others have approached problems, because we don’t know about you, and we don’t have all the answers. We would like to thank John and Revathi for sharing their wisdom and experience, hoping you’ll find some useful thoughts within these pages. all the best!”
—Sarah & Martin Sharp, www.MartinSharp.com
“It is surely their love and commitment that helps them navigate life so graciously, untroubled by challenges others might find daunting. They have much to share with the world about the Power of love!”
—Pamposh Dhar, Mindfulness Coach & Reiki Master, www.terataii.com.sg
“Vowed to Succeed is an easy-to-read, well-structured book with more than forty practical motivational tips for couples to internalise the true meaning of mutual respect and love between couples, in good times and during adversities. The personal and profound sharing by John on losing his precious eyesight, and Revathi in standing by her man and professing her unconditional love for him, invoke a deep sense of emotional connection to the reader. This book is inspirational not only to married couples, but also very useful to those who are thinking about becoming a couple.”
—Azizah Binte Sapari, Distinguished Toastmaster (District 80), Chartered Engineer (Railway Engineering) IES (S’pore)