- 28 Apr 2017
This Kochiite is conquering hearts of millions through his motivational talks
It was a real surprise for retired teachers, Annamkutty and K. D Jose to know that their son had turned out a social media icon overnight. Attending calls and messages from near and dear ones and even strangers had become a routine work for Joseph Annamkutty Jose after his video 'I am the Change' went viral online.' The video that was posted on his Facebook page on 27th February received words of appreciation from people on world wide web and was shared and liked by many.
"It was a sudden thought that awakened me to post a video sharing my real life experience. Soon after uploading the video, I went out with my cousins. It was when I reached back that I realized the impact that my video had created on the public. I am happy that I could share a positive thought with the people," said Joseph.
'Be the change that you want to see in this world, ' the words spoken by his mother when he was caught watching FTv, when he was just 10 years old remained etched in his mind. Joseph has beautifully narrated his childhood experience in his maiden video' I am the Change.'
"You are a real inspiration. I wish all men were like you," the message sent to Joseph by an elderly lady, made him realize the trust he has gained through his video."I am not an exceptional personality, I have my drawbacks and I do have bad qualities, I am a normal individual," says Joseph, when asked about how he would describe himself.
There is good and bad in everything, it's your decision what to choose, opines Joseph. A voracious reader, Joseph imbibes his positivity from the books he read. The Kite Runner by KhaledHosseini is one of the books that have inspired him a lot. Joseph has also penned a book named "Buried Thoughts" that encompasses his real- life experiences.
Today, Joseph is busy scheduling dates to take motivational classes for students in schools and colleges in Kochi. Currently working as an assistant manager in an MNC in Kochi, Joseph is all set to explore a new path. "I am serving my notice period now and will be soon setting out for a rejuvenating trip."
Keeping his Facebook page updated with his views on recent issues, Joseph's Fb post's often overflows with comments and greetings from his admirers.Possessing a positive attitude towards life, Joseph is determined to change lives of many through his reverberating talks.
Words: Shalet James Images: Joseph Annamkutty Jose