I first came across my mentor who was a triathlete, and he introduced to me the concept of work-life integration. I strongly believe in doing well in all areas of life, and also achieving a whole-man concept too. What’s the point of working so hard but neglecting family? Through his guidance, I managed to learn valuable skill sets even before joining the financial advisory industry, and I hope to impact more graduates who would love to achieve such aspirations in their careers.
Listen more and speak less.
As an introvert, many have doubts about me joining the career. However, I chose to think otherwise. Being a financial consultant has allowed me to play to my strengths by listening more and speaking less so that I can better understand different perspectives of people, and try to let them know that there is always a solution to everything as long as we are willing to face the reality.
Excellent financial consultants are rare to find.
While sometimes there will be a concern of a saturated market for financial consultants, there are actually limited proficient financial consultants in the current market. As we continue to strive in our business and grow in our business, our knowledge and skillsets have to grow as well. Continuous upgrading in terms of courses will allow us to improve and refine our advisory process in the market. This way, we will continue to strive to have competence, compassion and integrity for a start, and you’ll find that a little effort goes a long way!
One of the most recession-proof industries.
I realised in team building that many graduates tend to prefer gunning for frontline roles in banks. This is hard, especially without real working experience. In today’s volatile market, the financial advisory industry is seen as one of the most recession-proof and impactful industries, and I recommend that graduates give it a shot with an open mind.