As a sociology undergraduate, I learnt about the social & wealth inequality in Singapore as well as the massive obstacles to social mobility for the less privileged. After attending my agency’s internship, financial planning stood out to me as a practical solution for the less privileged to ensure that their future generations and themselves can progress up the social mobility ladder.
Networking is a necessity.
I was a highly introverted individual who preferred keeping to myself. However, I recognised that networking was a necessity in this new age. This career empowered me to step out of my comfort zone and interact with people from all walks of life, listening to their stories and going forth to places I’ve never been to before.
The concept of abundance.
“The one who is more willing to give is usually the one who will receive the most.” This is a principle that has held true for almost the entirety of human history; only when we are willing to give without expecting returns, will we be able to receive what we want in the form that we desire.
An advocate of holistic planning.
When I looked at the people around me, all of them were fortunate that their parents had saved up for their education, yet at the expense of their own retirement. This influenced my advice greatly as I strongly advocate holistic planning for everyone from cradle to grave. This helps to ensure that my clients are financially prepared for every stage of their life, to enjoy the fruits of their labour.
Be a person of integrity and show compassion for others.
My mission is to impact as many lives as I can, be it through financial advisory or sharing the fruits of this career with them. Always be a person of integrity, show compassion for others and be competent in what you do to impact lives in the most positive way.