Having the right attitude.
As the saying goes, “It’s your Attitude, not your Aptitude, that determines your Altitude”. To be successful in any area in life, one needs to have the right attitude, which means one has to approach any task with determination, tenacity and above all, enthusiasm. This is something all new financial consultants should have as they build up their careers in this industry. I started out from the bottom but with the right attitude, no matter how tough the road to success can be, come what may, I persevered through.
Managing work-life balance.
My life outside of being a financial consultant consists of just 3 words: family, clients and team. I referenced this aspect of Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs. It can be categorised into 3 broad sections; One, basic needs. Two, psychological needs and Three, self-fulfilment needs. Our basic needs include food, shelter and warmth. It also includes safety needs such as personal security, employment and financial needs. Psychological needs consist of love and/or belonging. Everyone needs to feel a sense of connection with others, experience friendship and intimacy and not forget about quality time with family. After which comes esteem – respect, status, recognition, strength and freedom are examples of one’s esteem. Lastly, self-actualisation. At this point, one is achieving his/her full potential of growth.