After serving my national service, I helped my aunt out in her F&B business, as well as my uncle’s industrial energy business. In those few years, I learnt many valuable lessons about what it means to run a business.
Met with crossroads when both of the businesses weren’t doing well, I asked myself what I wanted to do next, and eventually narrowed my choices to a career that would provide me with scalability, sustainability and support. The ultimate choice was being a financial consultant.
Reconnecting with friends again.
Being in this business has connected me to many people who I thought I would never meet again, and it has also brought me closer to the people around me as I help them with their personal finances. I wouldn’t have grown in this manner had it not been for this career, and I am thankful for that!
A role that is tough to be replaced.
I believe this profession will be around for a long time as the human touch can never be replaced, despite the ever changing landscape and uncertainty in this world. This is a line of work that requires high technology, high touch, and high trust.
Technology plays a complementary role.
Rather than replacing us, I believe technology plays a complementary role in helping us do our work more efficiently, and connecting us with more people. Outreach has always been one of our biggest challenges, but with technological advances, this gap is easily bridged.