I’ve been a music teacher for 17 years, and as I constantly engage with my students and their parents, I realised the heavy financial responsibilities and struggles that some of them have. I began thinking about how I can add even more value by not only teaching music, but also helping them bring joy and be a more direct and practical educator.
As someone who’s a part of the sandwich generation, a lot of my peers are all facing the burdens of financial liabilities from poor financial planning. I wanted to not only see the people around me survive, but thrive with good financial decisions and peace of mind.
Be of value to the people around you.
As I add value to others, more value is in fact added back to me. I feel blessed to be equipped with financial knowledge and be in a position to advise and educate the people I meet. In the past 2 years of my career, I’ve had clients who have expressed their gratitude to me for giving them recommendations that led to positive payoffs. Being able to make such a difference in the lives of my clients brings me immense satisfaction.
A sunrise industry that is still growing.
I believe financial advisory is a sunrise industry that’s still evolving rapidly. It fundamentally focuses on very real and important issues of life — health, medical, income protection and retirement. These are different stages we all go through at some point, and I believe finding the right candidate to advice on each stage financially is crucial. As my sphere of influence generally includes people around my age, I find myself attracting clients who are similarly thinking about mid-career switches. With my own personal experience, I am better able to help untie and loosen their perception knots and realise not just financial freedom but freedom in life after overcoming their inertia and mindset barriers.