I studied food science in polytechnic and after working for 2 years, I realised that I was more suited for a role that involves problem solving and people interaction. I went on to further my studies and got a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource and Business Management. I chanced upon this career after my graduation when a friend shared with me about financial planning for fresh graduates. Back then, I knew that financial planning was important, but I was scarred from bad experiences with previous agents.
From that meeting, I gained a new understanding on how competent financial consultants are like, and it gave me a whole new perspective. I never saw how this is an industry that protects lives, and gives people the assurance of protecting their dreams and goals through financial planning.
Making a difference, while growing as a person.
I love the values and beliefs that my agency embodies, and how it aligns with my own beliefs. AAG always emphasises on this quote from Lee Kwan Yew: “To be successful in a profession, or in business, to become wealthy, cannot be compared to making the lives of your fellow men better. This can bring immense satisfaction.”
I wholeheartedly agree with this sentence. Since young, I have always wanted to be in a career where I can bring a difference to the lives I come across and to be in a place where I can constantly grow to be a better person. I am thankful I found this in AAG.
The beginning is the hardest, but don’t give up.
No path to success is without its challenges. The beginning of the journey is definitely the hardest, with steep learning curves and ever-changing rules and regulations that require you to be on your toes. It’s a career of constantly unlearning and relearning. However, the system tests you in this way to become stronger and more adaptable, and these are lifelong skills that will only bring you to greater heights!
An incredible journey with no regrets.
Having been a financial consultant for 1.5 years now, I am thankful for the lives I have protected, blessed for the relationships I have built, and grateful for my mentors who have nurtured me and provided me with valuable advice. They are the people who gave me hope that I could be so much more.
It has been an incredible journey, one that I am thankful for. God has led me into the purpose; He has called me to be in this field and showed me how with Him, I am not alone but in Him, nothing is impossible!