PURSUE FOR HAPPINESS
The pursuit of happiness is defined as a fundamental right mentioned in the Declaration of Independence to freely pursue joy and live life in a way that makes you happy, as long as you don’t do anything illegal or violate the rights of others.
What does it really means?
Pursue happiness is a wrong phrase of words . To pursue is to search , to find out, to follow, to run after. But happiness is not an external thing to follow or run after to achieve. It’s an inner state of mind which comes from right understanding of life and harmony in living.
HERE IS WHAT I WENT THRU IN MY LIFE
I found my inspiration
When I was 28 years; I started my millionaire journey from poverty in the insurance company. I succeeded and somewhere along the line I lost it. I achieve all the awards that an insurance can ever give me for 12years – there was nothing that I didn’t achieve in the insurance company – but somewhere along the line I lost my Inspiration – money, fame and lust blinded me. I ask myself why did this happen? why did I lost my inspiration? what am I going to do now? I hated myself and I lost everyone that ever loved me because of my selfish desire; I was silly and lack of wisdom at the early years of my life.
I STARTED TO LOOK AROUND AND HOPING THAT I WILL FIND SOMETHING THAT WILL DRIVE ME GET BACK MY INSPIRATION
I switch to an independent financial adviser, Forex Trader, US Market Stock Trader, Commodity Trader, Option Trader and I lost everything that I ever had. Many blamed me for the carelessness that I made. As a leader I was taught in the military that one leader should take full accountability and responsibility and I did and the consequences were a direct hit to my heart.
HATRED BECOME A CENTRE OF MY FOCUS; I HATED EVERYTHING THAT GET NEAR ME
This year January 2019 – I lost everything that I build for years – my home, my car, my collections, my family – trust me everything (My offshore bank stole everything that I had)…people who trusted me; started to hate me and the worst case they use words that pierced thru my heart. Again I ask, why did this happen? why did I lost my inspiration? what am I going to do now? The first thing I did was; I cried out to the Lord – WHY ME LORD? WHY ME? But God reminded me – You didn’t lost everything; you have something within you and that’s HOPE.
January 2019 – God brought me to my knees
I have learn a very valuable lesson in my life; Pride comes before a fall. I had no place to go and I prayed and prayed and ask God – where you sent I will go and not long after I called Sharon and told her that I will go to Surigao and start a new life and hopefully able to stand up again. She welcomed me – she said WELCOME HOME!! Then something within me triggered – NO ONE EVER SAID THAT TO ME – WELCOME HOME!! I felt that moment that God’s hand was upon me.
God reminded me – Your past shouldn’t determine your future;
I started my Journey early this year as a farmer with zero cash in my hand; I grew vegetables, chickens, establish local cafe and started a small mini-mart with the help of Sharon. The neighbours are Sharon cousins and relatives they were all poor and had little each month. With the little that we had – GOD SAID GIVE EVERYTHING TO THEM – We employed 8 of them and paid all our earnings to them and we are left with nothing. TRUST ME, the joy of seeing the neighbours children and also Sharon immediate family smile on their faces make made us truly a happy.
In July this Year I ask God again – what He wants me to do and ask Him to give me my inspiration back – I prayed each morning…
I ask the same question again – why did this happen? why did I lost my inspiration? what am I going to do now? God reminded me what He ask me to do at the age 28 – Selling Insurance. YES!!! that was my passion and that was what exactly my gift was – TO HELP MILLIONS and YET GET PAID!!!
I knew from day 1 when I joined the Life Insurance Industry that I was gifted and that was my inspiration. Every single day I started to work and do my research and every second I tell myself that no one ever is going to discourage me ever! If God is for me who can be against me. Today I have devoted myself to my dreams to train 10,000 life insurance agents by the year 2025 and make many as MDRT/COT/TOT. I will do everything to get back on the runway.
October 2019 – is my first day I started my facebook – MDRT/COT/TOT group page. I will be brutally honest to any questions that are thrown to me. I know that money can never ever motivate me but to have a purpose in life and getting back my inspiration is my utmost joy I got this year. I will protect my dream at all cost. I will never ever doubt my ability and myself – God is my creator and I believe he have made me take one step backward before I could move forward correctly and I am grateful for that pullback in my life. I want to be the best Strategic Coach and Mentor for Financial Planners, Insurance Agents and Independent Financial Advisers.
For those that I have disappointed I am truly sorry; is not my Journey that I took before and just any human being we all make mistakes and I will make the wrong right with God’s help.
I like to thank – Chris Gardner & Will Smith for being my motivator for the movie “PURSUE FOR HAPPINESS”
Article by: Ashok – Strategic Coach & Mentor for MDRT/COT/TOT