Tan Chei Huey
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Weekends: 10AM - 5PM
My last position was Vice President in a local bank. I was designated the project manager for a national project where I worked closely with a project team from MAS as well as multiple banks to ensure a smooth rollout of the FAST payment transactions.
Due to health reasons, I made the decision to leave full-time employment and forgo a 6-figure comfortable salary.
Was it a difficult decision? Not really. I needed the time to recover and nurse myself back to good health. But the main reason I was able to leave full-time employment is because of the various fallback plans & contingencies I’ve set into motion years ago.
In my early working years, when I was still young, healthy and had not been diagnosed with health conditions – I made sure I had adequate health protection. As my income grew, I recognized that good health is priceless. And without good health, I could not work and earn good income. So from “adequate coverage” which was more simple, I made sure I got comprehensive coverage for my own peace of mind.
When I was not working in my full-time job, I actually spent time developing a side hustle. I had a fairly successful drop shipping business and actually sold physical products online. More than the money, what I valued was the confidence and digital skillsets I developed. Because it meant that I need not depend on a job to support myself.
With zero sales experience, I slowly grew my base of clients as a financial advisor. My income went from a comfortable six-figure salary to virtually zero overnight. In that process, I learnt a lot about myself and people around me.
My mission here is to share the lessons and insights I’ve picked up over the years about human behavior, building a relatively successful career and letting it all go to start from zero again.
Here are some of the topics I will be writing about:
I grew up in a single parent household with 3 other siblings. So I learnt how to live the simple life with simple tastes.
In the banking industry, I learnt how to climb the corporate ladder. There, I learnt how to manage my career and people around me.
In order to widen my knowledgebase, I have attended various courses from digital marketing to counselling and coaching classes to improve my people skills.
We humans are very susceptible to various fallacies and bias. I learnt a lot about this especially when doing financial planning.
To me, insurance is all about risk management. A serious illness can put a dent on your own savings – so we mitigate that with a 3rd party.
We will all grow old one day. Take it from me, the first 35 years of my life passed very quickly. Older and hopefully more wiser, I hope my own life lessons will be helpful to you.
One of the best things about becoming a FA is developing and growing relationships that last a lifetime. It’s been a wonderful journey and I am forever grateful to their support.