Since young, I have been an independent child and worked part-time to earn my own pocket money. While I was working as an admin executive for 5 years, I felt that there was a lack of personal growth, opportunities and time flexibility for me to work on my career and family at the same time. I reached out to an ex-schoolmate, whom I knew was doing well as a financial consultant, to understand more about this career and I haven’t looked back since.
Freedom to control speed and growth
As compared to my previous admin job, I feel that this career gives me the freedom and ability to control my own speed and growth, be it in terms of personal development or income progression. This definitely allows me to pursue what I want in life in a shorter period of time, at the same time not only creating an impact on my own family’s life but also being able to help my clients and their families.
Making a difference
The sense of fulfilment each time I am able to make a difference in the lives of my clients while making friends through meeting different people, pushes me to keep going on. The warm environment in my agency with my fellow colleagues and the support from my family keep me motivated as well to keep improving over the years. As the saying goes, when life gets harder, challenge yourself to be stronger!
Having a clear purpose
I feel that to become a capable financial consultant, one must have a clear purpose, be driven to work towards their goals, and make sure that they give advice with the best intentions to spread love and help to their clients. If one is grounded with these values, they will enjoy the journey in this career and will not be easily swayed even through the ups and downs.