June 04, 2015 (Thursday). It was just a normal busy and stressful day, staring at my computer resolving bugs and investigating on software issues. In deed, the work load started to pile up, and I can’t seem to catch up with the demand of work. I should know because it is my first time to do a system on a window-based platform. I’m actually decided to shift to another career, where there my passion is, where I can show off my strengths more and improve on my weaknesses while seizing all opportunities for growth.
And there goes an alert from my Facebook messenger! I took a few seconds to see who sent me a message, and it’s from someone not familiar to me. “Hi Bryan, kamusta ang career mo?”. A question which I can really relate. I answered back, “I’m good” (though i’m not, just some sort of a typical feedback), and he replied, “You interested in being a career coach for the young people?”. Before I respond, I tried to do a background check first – of who he is and what might be his intention. He seems legit, we have mutual friends, and he is an officer of an IT academic organization. Sounds good, and it seemed like there’s an opportunity knocking. Who doesn’t want to become a career coach? Well, aside from the fact that it is my passion, this might be a good point where I can start off and utilize my skills. I asked him several questions to look into the opportunity further. Then, after a long chat, he invited me to an event happening that night. He said he’ll be meeting me at Cafe France inside the Asian Institute of Management by 7 p.m. and I confirmed my presence later that night. In addition he told me that a foreign consultant on coaching who used to be a Director of Oracle in the US is arriving for in depth training on June 6 and 7. Wala naman mawawala kung susubukan, so after my shift at work I headed to AIM for the meet up.
He called me to know my whereabout and fetched me from where I am. Finally, we met each other and had a chance to introduce myself to him. But, to my amazement (this is quite ironic), he just invited me to some sort of a seminar, and I know that this in not just an ordinary seminar. He assisted me to the registration area, where he paid a hundred pesos for the fee. Wow, really, I thought to myself that I knew all of this!
When we entered the hall, it looked like a plenary or a justice hall but never mind the place, what’s so familiar is the vibes of the people inside the room. I’ve been hearing a lot about financial freedom, and the like.
The person who invited me started to ask question and explained to me that I should finish the seminar. So, it started with a video presentation about MONEY MAKING and FINANCIAL FREEDOM. Then, a speaker was introduced to explain a system and testify on how good it is and the benefits that he’s getting from it. I really got bored. It was a trap but this time I won’t fall to it again. Yes, this is another networking scheme, where you are encouraged to be a member and sell some products!
After the seminar, the one who invited me asked of my thought, and I just said that it was good but there’s something better. I asked him of his purpose in life. But he answered me with things that is of this world. I tried to explain to him that there is more to life than just acquiring a lot of money. I am reminded of a verse in Matthew that we must store up treasure in heaven and not in this world where moths and vermin destroy. After that, I don’t know but he acted very religious and started mentioning bible studies and all.
Bottom line, he failed to recruit me as his down line, I saved my self a thousand peso and I know that I did shared something to him. It really gets you out of trouble when you know the truth. 🙂
Another day has passed and I am looking forward that tomorrow will bring a great opportunity to me. After all, this day is really a two cents worth!