Tell us about yourself—what do you do?
I’m a financial consultant. I’ve been doing this for five years, but I got into this line of work by chance because I was studying psychology. I landed this job while saving up for my university studies, and I decided to just stick with it after I graduated.
What do you like about your work?
It’s flexible, and there’s an element of interpersonal communication so my degree is still relevant. Beyond that, I’ve always liked service roles and there’s an aspect of that in my work.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Mind-reading, because then I’d know if someone wants to buy an insurance policy from me. (laughs) I think it’ll be interesting to know what others are thinking, but sometimes the less you know, the better.
If you could relive any time in your life, which would it be?
I wouldn’t, even if I had the choice to do so. We only have one life, and every choice you’ve made is something that you believed was correct at the time, so there should be no regrets.
What’s a piece of advice you have for anyone who might want to enter your line of work?
Work hard. It requires a lot of self-discipline because you have to seek your own clients, and our income is commission-based.