Meet An Nguyen — Creating A Business Around Your Lifestyle

Mr. An Nguyen came to the US in 1993 from Vietnam. He graduated with an engineering degree but found that the available career options did not fit his lifestyle. He went back to school to get an MBA and opened up a chain of Vietnamese restaurants which grew to 9 locations. Again, he found that his lifestyle was being dictated by his work and not the other way around. An stepped back from the restaurant industry and got involved in a worldwide company Nu Skin which specialises in health care products. Through Nu Skin, An has been able to live the life that he desires– being involved in a business that allows him to make a difference in people’s lives.


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  • An’s personal and business achievements came through giving everything 110%, working longer and harder than anyone else.
  • People are too comfortable with being uncomfortable. People stay in situations that are detrimental to them because it’s what they’re used to.
  • Try to fail falling forward. You’ll eventually get there. Learn from your mistakes, look at ways you can adjust.
  • “I had to empty my cup.” Starting a new venture is not easy, it requires setting your ego aside and having a willingness to learn and be teachable.

3 Keys For Success:

1) Have a big enough “Why” 2) Set specific goals 3) Make the commitment. Push through the obstacles when they arise.

Greatest influence in your life?

My mother who worked hard all her life. She told me to do your best and God will take care of the rest. So when I wake up in the morning I ask myself, have I done my best? When I get ready for bed, I ask myself, have I done my best? And I know if I have done my best, God will surely take care of the rest.

What impact or legacy are you wanting to leave through your work?

Changing Vietnamese immigrants approach to life and business. Not only working hard but working smart. We work so hard that you have no time for family. I want to bring people away from that environment and see their life change as a result. 

What is your definition of success?

Success for me is not measured by how much money I make but how much influence I have on people. If you can help someone else change that is success for me. I go to work excited because I have an opportunity to change someone’s life.

Final words?

The world has unlimited resources and you can achieve whatever you desire. Make a decision to pursue it, put the blinders on, just go forward without thinking and without hesitating. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes because mistakes will help you grow.

Connect with An Nguyen:

Website: Nu Skin

9 Responses to “Meet An Nguyen — Creating A Business Around Your Lifestyle”

  1. April 19, 2014

    Katrina Reply

    Thank you for making a difference in my life, anh AN! You’re the inspiration that has helped me change and be better! =) Thank you for all that you have done, and I am very very very proud to be a part of your growing family! My success comes from your mentorship, and I am forever grateful!

  2. April 20, 2014

    Lynn Cao Reply

    Anh An, no word can describe how much I appreciate you and Chi Kieu.Your leadership, guidance, and mentorship have change the way we think, in essence impacted the way we live, and as a result change the way we LEAD- in our marriage, our family, our business.. Relationship is not about who’s right and who’s wrong but its about unconditional love. Business is not about how much money you make but about how much money you can give back. A leader is not truly a leader until he’s a servant leader. Thank you An Nguyen!

  3. April 20, 2014

    Michelle C Reply

    Great advice. Thanks for sharing!

  4. April 29, 2014

    Jimmy Burgess Reply

    Thanks Thai and Ahn An for the interview. I loved the quote “Sometimes people are too comfortable being uncomfortable.” I think this is what holds me back at times from being all I was created to be.

  5. May 17, 2017

    33Lottie Reply

    I must say it was hard to find your page in google.
    You write great posts but you should rank your website higher in search engines.

    If you don’t know how to do it search on youtube: how to rank a website Marcel’s

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