One of my favorite quotes from Sunlife’s #LiveBrighter Talk was:
“Sunlife not in business of selling insurance, in business of selling ambition” – Jonathan Yabut
It was a relaxed but very inspirational evening listening to The first Apprentice Asia winner talk about his humble beginnings during the Sun Life Financial #LiveBrighter speaker series held at A-Space Makati last May 24.
All were engaged by this successful businessman and motivational speaker, from yuppies to established professionals, and of course bloggers, in the audience. He emphasized on finding your purpose in your worm because it makes everything you do worth doing. “Grit” is what gets things done, more than spending hours of clocking in your time in the office.
I totally adhere to his “work smart, work hard” advice, something that I try to do in my career. He also mentioned how it’s important to have a reliable partner in growing your ambition…a partner like Sun Life Financial. He spoke about his Sun Life Financial account manager who was not just there to crunch numbers, but was there on a personal level, checking on him and his family with genuine concern and eagerness to help. And this is something that is apparently common with all Sun Life Advisors.
Apart from Jonathan, Sun Life Financial advisor JP Cruz also spoke, giving the bloggers an inside look at his own career, as well as his personal journey. He spoke about how he reached rock bottom in both his finances and his love life, and what he did to overcome the struggle. Now a successful Sun Life advisor, Cruz interestingly stressed a thought akin to what Yabut emphasized: that is to have a deeper reason for the work one pursues. In his case, Cruz finds it by helping people achieve lifetime financial security.
Be inspired and go fulfill your ambitions! “Live Brighter Sessions” are set to be held in Cebu and Davao. For more details, follow @sunlifeph on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Interested to become a Sun Life advisor? Visit bitly.com/sunlifeadvisor to learn more. 🙂