信师信法 从看似不可能变成可能 Believing in Master and Fa, Make Impossible Possible|
信师信法 从看似不可能变成可能 Believing in Master and Fa, Make Impossible Possible
Jason Fan from Melourne
Believing in Master and Fa, Make Impossible Possible
墨尔本 Jason Fan
Jason Fan from Melourne
Greetings to venerable Master, greetings to all fellow practitioners!
I would like to share with fellow practitioners and report to Master my cultivation experience of working in Epoch Times during the Fa Rectification period.
Today my topic is believing in Master and Fa, you can make impossible possible.
From October 2011, I work for Melbourne Epoch Times from a part-time layout designer to full-time layout designer. Then I did full-time layout design with part-time advertisement design, and later on I became the full-time advertisement designer. After that, I did part-time sales when I was the full-time advertisement designer and now I am a full-time sales person. Things changed in the past four years, I grew from a designing university graduate who was only familiar working with computer to an Epoch Times sales who goes to the offices in western society frequently. It is a long story with ups and downs; I can feel the compassionate care from Master in every minute.
It has been more than a year since last June when I became a full-time sales person. My original thought was very simple but firm - I want to earn money for Epoch Times. Maybe Master saw my heart and let me easily break through the obstacles that many new sales encountered like no experience, no client resource, limited communication skills and low sales performance. I got $17,781 sales contract for Melbourne Epoch Times in the second month after I became a full-time sales person.
Believing in Master and Fa is the key element in being a good sales person in Epoch Times, every contract is saving people.
November is the peak season in tourism in Australia, at that time I contacted Leslie, the owner of Marysville trout farm that is one-hour drive away from Melbourne CBD, later on I try to made an appointment with him. During the meeting date, I arrived there ten minutes earlier, and was attracted by the beautiful view there. There was no hustle and bustle of the city and I could hear birds singing from the bushes.
However, in marked contrast, the fishing platform was empty, the fish rods were old and the BBQ pits were rusted. A 70 year old man driving an old truck coming from the other side of the hill met me at the reception. Actually I did some research about the farm before I went there and I made a marketing proposal based on the revenue of the farm. Later when I talked with him, I realized that the farm was one of the most affected area in the big bush fire in Victoria several years ago, and Leslie's farm was rebuilt after the fire.
The fire not only burnt all his properties into ashes, but also took the life of his only son. After that, the business of the farm became worse and worse. When he answered my phone call, he realized it should be a busy season then but I could feel that he was desperate and hopeless about the future. After listening to the sad story, I felt that the computer and PPT I had prepared were powerless.
I calmed down for a while and readjusted my state of mind. I decided to forget about the marketing plan and paused the PPT. I slowed down and talked with him peacefully. I told him the story of mine. My family was persecuted because we practiced Falun Gong, and we couldn't meet each other though we were all safe and sound. I told him how I saw things positively and broke away from the sadness when I faced misfortunes. I also told him why I joined Epoch Times and the mission and the historical responsibility of the Media Group-to clarify the truth. I encouraged him to be more confident about the future, be brave and persistent with my own experience of overcoming the obstacles.
After listening to my story and my work, his brows soothed slowly. I then encouraged him to see the good side, the positive side: “You still have a healthy wife to overcome the difficulties with you.”“You still have this beautiful farm with geographic advantages though you have experienced that unfortunate disaster. Your child in the other world would not want to see you give up.”
After listening to my words, I could see the hope of future in his eyes. Later I used my marketing knowledge and told him in this tourism peak season how to open Chinese market and when to do advertisements to yield better result. Then I showed him the PPT I had prepared. He learnt the truth and was very touched. He felt like he should do something and the contract was signed very smoothly.
I felt a lot after this experience. Actually, as a sales person in Epoch Times, we meet all kinds of people, all kinds of things in different fields; we have tests and difficulties and improve ourselves in. This is the cultivation environment Master has arranged for us. When we put saving people in the first place, the advertisements contracts are just by-product.
A few months after signing the contract, I was calling him time to time. Once in a return visit, he was very excited to show me the Epoch Times paper which the Chinese visitor’s left and hold the paper asked me about his Chinese advertising content. He also want me to left some newspaper for his Chinese visitors. For the environment changing is beyond my expectation. Previously locked the front door is open now, fishing equipment cleaned as brand new, distant BBQ pits apparent after care. His wife gives me big hug when I ready to leave. They looking really joyful and the smiling is from the bottom of the heart.
I just renewed a contract this May; it was the biggest contract I signed after I became a sales person last year. It was not as difficult as I imagined and didn't cost me much time or energy. I did not even meet with the client in person; just through phone call and email I renewed the contract successfully.
I know it was Master encouraging me. It not only makes more confident, but also let me realise that in the rapid pace of Fa Rectification period, the standard of media is higher and higher. As a Dafa deciple in Fa Rectification period, we must keep up with the process of Fa validation. And the base of all is improving one's cultivation status. Just like what Master teach us in Fa Teaching at the 2013 Greater New York Fa Conference: “Some of us are saying, ‘We don’t have sufficient funds, so we can’t get the project going.’ But that is because you haven’t done a good job on it. You didn’t treat it as something that Dafa disciples really need to do, as a real enterprise to run. An international media company isn’t considered a major corporation if it doesn’t have a few hundred million dollars in working capital.”
Many fellow practitioners said sales people need persistence, I think is more about believing in Master and Fa. In Fa Teaching Given at the Epoch Times Meeting Master told us: “What I want to see is you turning this thing into a real, solid entity; figuring out how to run things well; allowing the Dafa disciples who participate to make a living, thus being able to put their whole hearts into this; and making it more powerful for validating the Fa and saving sentient beings. ”
As a sales person in Epoch Times, I know the importance of the newspaper by heart. I know the responsibilities when I face all kinds of challenges that make me feel deeply the vast compassion of Master, therefor this job makes me really proud.
At last, I would like to share with you Master's in Hongyin III as encouragement:
All for the day
Beyond time and space I vigorously rectify the Fa
Despite the huge ordeals my will never bends
Amidst crazed evil, I never lose my way
I regard eliminating the evil as whisking dust away
When disciples walk righteously the path of Dafa
Their light illumines the world, purging evil completely
Diligent disciples—plum blossoms in winter’s chill
The eons of hardship were all for this day
Thank you Master
Thank you fellow practitioners
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