Daily Thoughts · Driving Thoughts

God Will Make A Way

With great power comes great responsibility.

It took me a while to really understand this phrase but now that I’m actually going through what I’m going through; I’m slowly nodding my head, agreeing to this phrase ten times over.

Today probably marks one of the worst days in my career.

The thing I’ve been fearing all this time finally happened – the ever so fearsome chargebacks.

Looking at where I stand revenue wise, I cringe: almost half, if not all of my revenues all went to these nasty chargebacks.

But it’s definitely through these worst times that I have to believe  that I can turn things around.

“when things are darkest, God shines his light the brightest.” 
― Henry CloudGod Will Make a Way: What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

 

Career Life · Daily Thoughts

Seventh Step: Level Ground

There comes a time in my life where I realize….
All the giants and champions I’ve ever met are all the same.

Theres nothing special about them:
Everyone is human.

No matter who they are, what they are, what they’ve been through and what their future holds, we are all the same.

We laugh, we cry, we hope and we dream. We feel sadness, sorrow and pain. We persevere, believe and love.
We give, we trust.. and we all get hurt.

The difference between them and us?

Their commitment, perseverance, discipline and belief to achieve whatever is necessary.

Career Life · Daily Thoughts

Raining blessings with a chance of AWESOMENESS

Words cannot fully express the feelings that I am experiencing at this moment.

Happiness. Excitement. Thrill. Hope. Faith. Trust.

I’ve been struggling for quite some time in my career to grow and build a bigger organization – everytime, there’d always be something like people problems, place problems, family problems and all other imaginable problems that exist in the world.

But you see, they’ll never go away. It’s how we handle these challenges that make us better and stronger.

Today, I am so thankful for the AWESOME momentum I’m gaining back again in the business. From the very positive feedback of the blue books to a business block acquisition of clients… I think I can really say life is HELLA good!

I know this is only the beginning and greater things have yet to come from this little one.

With God’s grace, I pray for constant guidance and discernement for the right things to do.

Yay. Yay indeed for awesome times.
Work double hard to keep the momentum up and running!

Career Life · Daily Thoughts

Little Things 

Signs of changing habits: showering at night to mark a physical change in mental habits.

Mental habit change: entrepreneurial mindset, trainee mindset, trainer mindset, instructor mindset… Builder mindset. 

Mechanics change: Organization, scheduling, time management and prioritization.

Other signs of changing habits: doing the little things cconsistently, everyday without fail.

As little as these may seem, over the long term, these little things add up. Little things, when done repeatedly become big things. 

And with big things come big results. But apart from that, never fail to strive for significance and excellence.

Career Life · Daily Thoughts · Driving Thoughts

A Champion’s Journey

Wow. I’ve been away from my site for a couple of days now. It feels weird not writing, but I’ve been religious at keeping an actual paper journal still so I can visually see what I felt and what I learned during a particular day.

I guess today’s post will be catch up!

June 30 – July 3, 2016: Road Trip 

It was a family road trip to Alberta. On the first night, we had a stop over at this sort of creepy Wilderness Resort in Lac Le Jeune. Don’t get me wrong; the view was wonderful, but at night, my imagination starts to run with all the possibilities of what could be lurking around in the forest and in the lake right in front of us.

At night, I did hear a wolf howl (yes, a damn wolf, not a friendly dog) but I was quick to ignore it and went back to my slumber. Needless to say I wasn’t able to sleep that well that night, and I kept fidgeting around until it was morning.

It was cold despite the days being summer… but I should’ve figured… We were in the mountains, deep in the forest, beside the lake….

Anyhow. Check out this view though! 


 The next few days, we traversed the long road and we went around Lake Louise and Lake Moraine. Lake Moraine was my favourite by far. There’s many trails you can do around the area and the hiker in me definitely rejoiced at the fact of a good workout and stellar views.

Lake Louise: it was a little cloudy. Cloudy with a chance of sunshine!

Damn these mountains. So beautiful. 

Lake Moraine: God bless you nature. 


The next morning, we visited Drumheller and the Royal Tyrell Museum.


 My childhood dreams of seeing dinosaurs came true. In my paper journal, I wrote down a lot of notes pertaining to the museum and the information I came across while I was there.

It was so fascinating to see just a tiny glimpse of what the past looked like, and the possibilities of what our ancestors had gone through in the several, different eras of human civilization.

The rest of the days were just going around and driving back home.

To be honest, that trip was probably comprised of 80 – 90% driving.
And of course. 

The Canadian Rockies. I haven’t uploaded my actual camera ones…. but here’s a sneak peek!

^ candid photo of me laughing. Probably the best. Haha.

July 4 – Present Day, 2016: Work, work, work, work, work, work 

Double time and double work as I missed the momentum in my business.

Looking back at it now, perhaps time with the family and time for myself was exactly what I needed to recharge and to perform better in the next few days.

A lot has happened, career and business wise, but the bottom line is: I have renewed hope and vigour for a brighter future.

I’ve already been in the Financial Services Industry for almost four years now. The first three years were mostly my learning curve, struggles, hardships and the development of my skills as a person, advisor, trainer and a speaker.

However, I don’t regret anything that I’ve been through. I learned a lot over the years and I was just telling my best friend yesterday: things definitely happen for a reason.

If I did not go through whatever I went through in the past three years, I would not be able to carry the load and the burden that I have in my life right now.

I am stronger now.

To cut a very long story short, once again, I’ve made a very hard decision to stop my association with certain people that have never helped me in my business, and start a new relationship with the people that care and will look after me.

I am thankful for the leadership that were able to appreciate my talent and capabilities.

I am thankful for giving me a chance to prove my worth and to prove to the whole world that I am made of some special stuff.

It’s been a very long time that I’ve felt this kind of certainty that I can finally…  finally change my life.

I think I’ve found my home.

Welcome home, April.

This is my home… My home for champions.

 

Daily Thoughts

Silent Fire

You call me selfish and you point your finger at me telling me I never cooperate, but did you ever cooperate with me? Did you even help me when I needed it? Did you even support me one bit?

Did you even recognize what I am really worth?

You only want me back when someone else saw my worth.

You’re only going to use me anyway. Why the HELL would I believe you anyway. You never appreciated me even just as a person.