My first book published, ON THE WAY TO FINANCIAL RECOVERY, was inspired from my intention to recover from my financial troubles. This book was completed for almost seven months. It is my goal to improve my writing skills, so I started blogging on JunPasion.Com to practice writing. It’s my utmost desire to publish more Kindle books in the future.
In June, 1966, I was born in a small farming community in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. The Pasion family being poor, I’ve learned how to work hard in the rice fields at a very young age. I’ve learned how to earn small amounts for my pocket money during my high school days. I graduated B.S. Civil Engineering, but ended up working as a construction worker and spend evenings sleeping in construction sites.
After getting married I left my wife in the Philippines and worked in Saudi Arabia as an aluminum window/door fabricator. While in Saudi Arabia, I started studying computer – data processing, computers programming and other computer related subjects. After two and half years, I joined my wife who is already in France. Here in France, I started working as gardener, yacht cleaner, house cleaning, ironing cloths, and other kinds of job. During my spare time, I studied PC Repair through home study program. Moving to Paris in 2000, I worked with REDA Industrial Materials as an office assistant. During my free time, I studied web design using Dreamweaver and WordPress, graphics design with Photoshop, Fireworks and Illustator. I still work with REDA as my full time job.
I started investing in stocks in the US in 1996. All my savings were directly deposited in my broker account. Tech bubble was a disaster for me, then the real estate bubble. I kept my stocks even those down times. With the coming of our second child in 2002, I was not able to fund my broker account since then.
In 2011 – 2012, I was introduce to Network Marketing. With my desire to help my family in the Philippines, I started putting money in to this business. I funded my family and relatives to start with the business. But this move has been a disaster for me. I found myself in deep financial trouble. That was the start of my financial collapse.
I went to Internet Business offering high yields in the hope to recover quickly. I then found myself cashing out everything in my stock broker account, our savings, taking debts with my credit cards. I was broke! I failed.
The most devastating thing in my life is that my family is breaking apart. I have very little time to spend quality moments to my family. I concentrated finding ways how to make a quick money to recover from my disaster. Without time to spend with them, my family was put into jeopardy. I left it open to disaster. My family was wrecked. The most important things in my life was devastated. I was hit by a tornado. I lost everything.
I started to take charge of myself, take the losses and try to mend my mistakes. I have to keep my family, and rebuild what’s left from the wreckage. It’s my failure, I have to take all the responsibility.
Staging my turn around, I let go everything and started my research. Picking up the Bible, Proverbs 1:7 got me thinking. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” If I need to know something that will give me wisdom, it will be from the Lord. This has strengthen my choice to base my philosophy to the Bible, more than anything else.
Recovering with spiritual, emotional, and mental aspects of my life is not easy. I don’t have a magic wand to erase the pain and the hatred. It took me years to conquer my own self. I have to forgive myself, let go of the past, move on forward. And the only way to reconcile with my own self is to make sure that these failures will never happen again, ever! I have to become a massive success myself to take revenge with the previous me.
There is one thing I’m sure of, if I die, I can tell myself and my family, is that I did my best in running my own race. With a goal set, I know where I’m going. It’s either you will see me waving at the top celebrating my success, or dead on the side trying and doing my best.
Life will go on. I have to enjoy the journey, just as much as the destination.
Here’s my message to those who are telling me “We are all going to die anyway, why bother for financial freedom?” If dying (or being saved) will be your focus, why are you afraid to go ahead right now?” If you want it with style, climb up to the top of Eiffel Tower and make your jump!
My mentor said, “If you were able to solve your financial problem, you can then solve your other problems with style. Problems will not go away, become bigger than your problems.”
Here’s to our success!
P.S. Get my financial blueprint here: https://goo.gl/mD2VsN