"You inspired me" he said. I did not expect those three words to come out from my ex-client. I bumped into him in one of the shopping malls and after greeting each other he said "You inspired me". I was like, how can it be? In what way? He told me that he has been following me on Facebook and noticed that I started doing shows as Mr Bean impersonator and I even quit my full time job to pursue the entertainment business. He said that my decision inspired him to pursue his passion to be on the stage as an entertainer (something related to music). So, he quit his lucrative corporate job and yes, he was holding a high management position, married with children, which means he has responsibilities, just like me.
Why am I sharing this story with you? Is it to brag on myself? Definitely not. The point of sharing the story is this. You never know what our decisions cause to someone else. I could have never imagined that my life choices could have inspired and impacted someone of that level to make some radical choices too. To be honest, in my first few months that I started doing shows as Mr Bean impersonator, I thought that people like my client will look down at me for leaving my consultancy, and full time employment for something like an "impersonator". comedian.
It has been six years since I started the entertainment business as I look back, it is one of the best decisions that I have made in my life. Life is full of surprises. Sometimes we just need to take a leap of faith, take a risk towards the unknown and flow with it for a while. That decision six years ago enabled me to be free from the employment mentality and the success that I achieved through the shows, influenced my wife's mindset to look forward to her freedom. She quit her job to join me and we started expanding our business beyond just entertainment to social media content creation and management. Thank God for the journey.
So back to the main story. Remember, sometimes you never know who are you inspiring. This evening that I am writing this post, we just came back from a wedding celebration. One of our friend's daughter got married. We met some other friends there that we have not met face to face for a long time. After the usual greetings, our friend said "You guys are doing very well yah!". "How do you know", I asked. She said "I have been following you in Facebook".
I believe your decisions this year will inspire somebody. I believe your decisions this year will inspire many people. Let's make this year an inspiring one. You inspire me!
Hi guys, Faiket Luari here. I am originally from a small beautiful country called Albania. For more than 20 years have been living in Asia, mostly in Malaysia. I am a trainer, coach, entertainer & investor.