My Journey to Financial Freedom – Part 4

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If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan but never the Goal.

From Part 3 – Click Here

I’ve always believed that I’d become successful in network marketing so last June 2012, I decided to resign from my corporate job to do network marketing full time. I gave up 4 years of career in marketing when I tendered my resignation with high hopes of success in the business.

But life has its own way of twisting you and turning you from the inside out, stripping you away of everything until you have nothing. Things didn’t go well as planned and my finances – emergency funds, savings and existing loans went in a deep turmoil. In order to save what’s left two months after I resigned, I decided to QUIT again from Network Marketing last August of 2012 to go back into the corporate world. Luckily, I got hired again in a multinational company, working in marketing for a year and then being transferred to sales for the past 5 months.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. JEREMIAH 29:11

Breakdowns to Breakthroughs

Recovering from a deep financial breakdown and paying up huge business debts was never easy but it was a big turning point in my financial journey. As Brian Tracy said, If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan but never the goal. I badly wanted to recover so I kept on educating myself about investing and how to improve my finances through books and seminars. I turned to Robert Kiyosaki’s book “Guide to Investing.” Back then, I already know a few about investing in stocks, mutual funds and real estate but I wasn’t ready for it since I have high beliefs in the promise of a passive income from doing network marketing.

Around January of 2013, I decided to start investing in UITFs (Unit Investment Trust Funds) and also started searching for other investment options that could help improve my finances while paying off my debts.

“The whole commandment that I command you today you shall be careful to do, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land that the Lord swore to give to your fathers. And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not. And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. Your clothing did not wear out on you and your foot did not swell these forty years. Know then in your heart that, as a man disciplines his son, the Lord your God disciplines you. Deuteronomy 8:1-20


When the student is ready, the teacher will appear

I became aware of Sun Life and their investment products around February 2013 because of their strong marketing campaign with Papa P (Piolo Pascual) but never really took action into starting an investment with the company. Last July, I got a message from LinkedIn from a Sun Life Financial Advisor and finally took courage to meet with her even if I don’t really know her. I got my first VUL (Variable Unit Linked) Insurance+investment plan, a Sun Flexilink. Then an old friend from YFC who’s also a Sun Life Financial Advisor contacted me last August for another Sun Life Investment and after our meet-up, I got my second VUL insurance+investment plan, this time, the Sun MaxiLink Prime and finally took the leap of faith to join Sun Life as a Financial Advisor.

A Beacon of LIGHT

Life is indeed brighter than the sun when I became a Licensed Sun Life Financial Advisor. This opened an opportunity for me to carry out my personal life mission of being a contribution to our country by helping out my fellow Filipinos improve their lives through Financial Education in order to achieve Financial Freedom.

But, I do not want to be alone in this journey towards financial freedom which is why I shared with you my life story. I’m a firm believer of Life Insurance, Investment and sound Financial Planning. I was not born from a well-off family and our family has gone through a lot of financial struggles for the lack of financial education and planning. I want to break the cycle. I know that we all dream of living a better life and we are in the constant search for the tools on how we can better improve our personal financial situation.

As a Financial Advisor, I do not want to just sell to you the investment or the products that we have in Sun Life. Rather, I’d prefer to give you that ray of light until you see for yourself how bright your future can be if you will take the time to create a definite financial plan for your future and work on it to achieve it. I invite you to be on board with me in this Financial Journey by sharing with me your personal dreams and goals and see how we can make it happen. Feel free to contact me here. 🙂

To my fellow Sun Life Financial Advisors, let’s continue making a difference in the lives of our fellow Filipinos. For God, and our country, for a First World Philippines.

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33

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