Not wanting to be tied to a deskbound job, I chose financial consulting as a career as I am able to directly impact and value-add to the people around me.
Every day is different.
What makes my job so exciting each day is that I get to talk to people from all walks of life, assess their financial risks and manage their wealth to get them properly protected against mishaps. It is also my personal goal to help the people around me to plan for adequate retirement funds, as it is a concern that I face for myself as well.
Long-term relationships will keep you going.
I believe it is important for financial consultants to be self-motivated. For me, I stay motivated by reminding myself of the invaluable friendships and trust forged with my clients over the last 13 years of my career.
Be clear about your life goals.
My advice for new financial consultants is to be absolutely crystal clear about your goals in life. Have the courage to take the path less travelled — after all, you only live once.