chris jankulovski biography
Forty-four-year old Australian entrepreneur Chris Jankulovski was born in Melbourne, Australia to an immigrant working-class family. He suffered from a dyslexic condition that made formal schooling and pursuing a professional career difficult. At 19, he was diagnosed with Von-Hippel Lindau (VHL) syndrome, a rare hereditary disease that causes tumors and cancers to grow all over his body.
In 2005, Chris had his life turned around when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Just a few weeks after his brain operation and still unable to move his head properly, he joined the City 2 Surf, a 14-kilometer fun run in Sydney, Australia. Without any training, he finished the race in 58 minutes, beating his personal record of 65 minutes from when he joined the same run in 2003 when he was in much better health.
After that run, Chris realized how much we all limit ourselves in life before we’ve even begun anything. That run was a catalyst that set the stage for a complete turnaround in his life. Chris has summarized 7 powerful realizations he’s gained from his 5 near-death experiences over that same period when he did the run.
Chris has been an entrepreneur for 20 years now, creating several products and a number of businesses. He’s been running remotestaff.com for the last ten years as a business processing outsourcing (BPO) technology and recruitment company that hires Filipino professionals to work for Australian and international employers online. His remote staff business has since hired over 8,000 Filipino professionals to work from home for over 2,000 employers.
In September of 2016, Chris went under the knife yet again in a risky brain operation to remove two tumors. The operation, which nearly killed him, has left him with severe temporary disabilities from which he is still recovering today. He is expected to make a 90% recovery in two years’ time.
He is currently writing a book and creating a new website, www.justkeepgoing.com, to document his lessons in life. Chris believes that who we are when confronted with our mortality and what we overcome defines our character. Everytime we are broken from our adversities, we become giants when we recover.
“Writing my book is one of many ways I feel compelled to give back because I’ve had so many second chances in life. All these constant challenges that I’ve had with my health suggest that I’ll most likely not live that long (I’m 44 years old now). So you see, I want to and need to write the book now, while I’m still able, should I pass away suddenly, I don’t want to have any regrets,” says Chris.
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