We all have a reason why we do what we do.
My parents are one of the reasons that I constantly choose to play a bigger game.
They were at my 5 day retreat in Bali recently.
What makes me proudest is having my parents sitting at the back of the room, learning marketing while I’m teaching my students that flew in from over 15 countries.
But, our life wasn’t always like this.
As a kid, I grew up in the farm, seeing my dad, having a big yellow bag strapped to his back, going from tree to tree to spray pesticides.
I hated the farm.
I constantly think and complained, “why is my dad doing this to me?”
I was fed to the mosquitoes and all I wanted to do was to go home and watch cartoons in air-conditioned room.
I remember clearly that my mum held me by the shoulder and said, “Joon, dad is doing this today so that you don’t have to do this when you grow up.”
That was my motivating factor.
I didn’t want my dad to grow old being a farmer.
One of the biggest lessons I learned from my dad was there’s no substitute for hard work.
That translates to everything that I do.
When I started online marketing, I’d start working on my online business from 9pm till 2am. I get 4 hours of sleep each night.
But I pushed through, because I know if I want to be successful and if I want to be able to take my parents to the restaurants and we can order anything that we want without looking at the right side of the menu, I cannot quit. I refuse to.
I refuse to stop until I am the best at what I do.
I grew up with the fear of speaking in front of people. I practiced, trained and learned from the best of the best so that I can be world class at it.
Looking back in retrospect, that one moment as a kid in the farm was a life changing moment for me.
Little did I realise that, that was the day I found my WHY.
The why pushed me to play a bigger game in life.
I want to ask yourself, what is your why?
Share your why with me and tag 2 of your loved ones <3