A graduate of the National University of Singapore in chemical engineering, I chose financial consulting as a career as I always desired to become an entrepreneur. I believe this line of work is one that allows me to see the direct impact on my clients and society, as well as enjoy the autonomy in carrying out my responsibilities. Throughout my 6-year career, I have been a member of the Million Dollar Round Table 2021, and recipient of the International Dragon Bronze Award 2021 (Agent and Manager Categories). I was also AIA FA’s Top Director (2nd runner-up) 2020, and a member of the AIA Pinnacle Club (Gold Unit) and Prestige Club (Platinum) 2021.
Compassion will drive you forward.
My drive to succeed in life is to never surrender, and even when faced with the toughest challenges brought by my clients, my mantra is to always handle them with compassion, and ensure that their best interests are served. I constantly remind myself of this quote by Wayne Dyer: “When you stay on purpose and refuse to be discouraged by fear, you align with the infinite self, in which all possibilities exist.”
“You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough.”
This quote by Abraham Lincoln is one I believe that all financial consultants need to realise — even though you get to be your own entrepreneur, the road will always be tough and it takes perseverance and grit to survive in this industry in the long run. When your true motivation is to serve your clients to the best of your ability, you will naturally reap the rewards of your labour eventually.
Always pay it forward when you can.
Apart from being a financial consultant, as a leader, I also strive to bring out the best in every associate. Financial consulting as a career transformed my life, and the least I could do is to pay it forward and plant more trees so that others can also benefit from the shade. Ultimately, I wish for all my associates to proudly say at the end of the day that they’ve done their best without any regrets.