Allow me to give you a brief background of who I was before becoming a Financial Advisor. I am a Certified Public Accountant. I used to work with one of the largest auditing firm in the Philippines for two and a half years as an External Auditor. Afterwhich, I transferred to an Airline Company as an Internal Audit Supervisor. I worked there for a year and a month. Then, I decided to be a full time Financial Advisor at Insular Life. If you’re going to track my career, it seems that I had a detour. Why would an accountant chose to be a Financial Advisor? To answer all of your questions, I have indicated the perks of being a Financial Advisor, as follows:
- It develops discipline. Being a Financial Advisor would mean that you own your time. Hence, you have to utilize your time wisely so that you can make the most out of it. If you don’t do anything, you won’t earn anything. Activities! Activities! Activities! These are the words that were usually spoken by our leader. If you’re not disciplined, there’s no use of staying in this profession.
- It gives you the heart to be genuinely concern with others. In this profession, you won’t be effective if you don’t have the passion, if you don’t know how to care, if you don’t know how to relate and understand.
- Increased faith. Everyday is a step of faith. As what my colleague said, faith is not just believing that God will fulfill His promises but more importantly, faith is believing that God loves you. Being in this field is really challenging. There are times when you don’t have closed sales, you don’t have appointments and you don’t have the strength to get up from your bed because of the rejections you experience everyday. That’s when faith comes in. During these times, you have to constantly remind yourself of God’s love. That despite of the rejections, you just have to keep going. Having faith in action.
- Seeing how big God is. You will be amazed how God can provide even in the extreme conditions. You will see how God can bless you in different forms. God’s blessing will not only come through material blessings but also through character, emotional and spiritual building. Your income knows no limit even your growth.
If you’ll ask me, is there any reason that would push me to go back to my previous profession? Yes, but it is only if God wills it. So far, I haven’t heard from Him.
But, beyond all the perks, I think the greatest reason why I chose to stay in this field after a year is because of the love that I have for the profession. I just love what I am doing. And I wont stop until I have fulfilled my mission. My mission is to help people to be a good steward of the talents, gold and riches that that Lord had entrusted to them.
How about you? What’s your mission?
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