It Takes a Village to Conquer the North Pole
Why FWD PH runner Joyette Jopson is very thankful that she’s not in this journey alone
Preparing herself emotionally for the World’s Coolest Marathon, FWD PH runner Joyette Jopson constantly reminds herself that she’s not in this journey alone. “This whole journey, it’s not just about me. It takes a whole village. I’ll think about all the people who had helped me get to this stage now. My FWD family, thank you for the opportunity and for the trust. It’s not just me who’s going there, and I know I’m chosen not just because of my running skills. But also because of who I’ve become as well,” she says.
And together with her own family, she’s also going to think about all the people who are in the same industry as hers. The over 3,000 Financial Wealth Planners in FWD. She’s also thinking about all the people who have helped her get to where she is now. Her coaches, teammates, sponsors that have helped her like Rudy Project and Garmin, and all the other partners.
“I’m also thinking about my advocacy, the Special Olympics, I want to be able to show these people with intellectual disabilities that we can do a lot of things through sports. I’m going to be thinking about all of them in the North Pole, and even if I’m alone there, I know that I’m not alone in this journey,” she ends.