After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Hospitality Business, I realised there were many similarities with regards to the service we give to clients and decided to stay on in AIA FA after realising the positive impact I could bring to others.
Place others before yourself.
Being in the financial advisory industry requires one to practice selflessness always, and I’m thankful for all the teachings that my mentors and seniors have given me throughout this journey. Impacting lives is always about placing others’ interests first before mine, and I carry my duties with this in mind always.
A tough journey, but worth it.
I would encourage new financial consultants to never give up hope and focus on the impact that they’ll be able to make on the people around them. Be open-minded and have that willingness to learn. Give yourself the time and space to grow. Learn to differentiate between opinion and advice. Think critically, not sceptically.
Give unbiased perspectives.
As we garner more experience and meet with more people in our career, we’re able to give advice and perspectives that are unbiased as we’re able to draw parallels with the lives of other clients to help them make informed decisions. That is what differentiates a great financial consultant from the rest.