Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Are u counselling while selling?

The greatest honour that I benefited from my career, selling life insurance is being accepted as a close friend by all my clients. Some of them took me as their best buddies, when they could tell me everything. Their personal feeling, their desires and even their dreams. Even their spouses might not know but I do understand better. I am not just an agent, at times I acted more like a brotherly or fatherly figure to them. Perhaps with my wisdom on understanding of life, I offer my counselling whenever is required.

Honey Lee (not the real name) is one of my lady client for 15 years. Most of her friends thought she is a happy go lucky person. She is not! In fact she has many frustration and unhappiness in herself. She always assumed that the world is unkind to her. Started as a clerk, today she works as a secretary. She has to assist her lady boss, who hardly comes to work but have the privilege to spend lavishly as and when she wants. Her bosses drive expensive cars, when she drives only a little Kancil to work. She works during the day, mother and husband to the family in the evening. She has to awake earlier than the husband, cause to fetch her two daughters to school. She contributes much more than the husband in term of financial to support the family and the parents in law. As a lady, she needed the extra romance and attention, but with an uneducated husband with no passion, his style of love is very conservative in character.

As I said earlier, I am like a brother to Honey Lee, I do really understand her frustration. She has been working very hard but the little attention, recognition and love are not given to her. I told her, "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen and even touched. They must be felt with her heart." She has a choice to be happy or to be sorrowful. If she continues to compare and compete with others, she will be unhappy all the way in living. Any way life is never all the roses cause we have the thorns in between to avoid. Accept as what she has and make the best out of it. In fact she is lucky because her bosses need her experience of work. Her husband is unromantic though but a very sincere and a faithful man of admiration. She should feel proud to be a family provider as she earns more. If only she could see the positive part of life, she should be having a wonderful time with her family at this moment. I had sold life insurance to her, together with the enlightenment of life.

Quote of the day, "Let's define happiness as a feeling of contentment created when all of one's physical, emotional, psychological, intellectual and spiritual needs have been granted.

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