As an undergraduate, I always wanted a dynamic career that would challenge and reward me proportionately based on my efforts. Upon looking at my grades, I saw that the modules that I scored well in were modules that required a lot of presentations and analysis of situations. As such, I started to look for sales-related positions and chanced upon AAG. After understanding the kind of impact I could have on the community around me, I was sold. This business has treated me, an engineering graduate, well and is proof that the willingness to learn outweighs our education discipline. It’s been 4 years since I’ve been in the financial advisory industry, and I’ve enjoyed both the ups and downs. There’s no cause for looking back!
Create your own environment to thrive.
Being a financial consultant has allowed me to understand my clients better, but it’s also allowed me to understand myself better. I’ve gained a newfound perspective on my strengths and weaknesses, and I feel better equipped and empowered to create an environment that allows me to thrive professionally and personally. It’s been a humbling and rewarding journey thus far and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Have drive, discipline and empathy.
I always try to serve beyond what’s expected of me for my clients, and I believe that these 3 values are equally important that financial consultants should never do without. I aim to be a friend, confidant and sibling to my clients because empathy and compassion is the one that will remind us of our purpose and mission. No facts and figures can overcome the love and concern that we show our clients.
Take the path less travelled.
It’s challenging to attract and convince people to take this path less travelled, but few realise that being in an uncomfortable position is what allows us to grow and unleash our maximum potential!