Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Review of 2007 and 2008 Resolution

Its time to review my 2007 Resolutions and set new ones in 2008.

Review of 2007
1) To create my personal website and blog
- Decided not to get a website due to time constraints
2) To be a Certified Financial Planner
- I acheived it and got myself with another Associate Estate Planning Certificate
3) To achieve stablised income of $2,000/mth or $24,000/yr
- I get less than $2k in the month of March and April, but end of year exceed $24k
4) To achieve IPPT Silver in 2007
- I got my IPPT Silver

What I feel about 2007
Health - Good. No major illness in 2007. Gym and jogging at least once a week.
Career - Confused. I can advise, but can't talk well. My small statue and boyish look is a disadvantage. I need a lot of improvement in my communication skills and gaining of mass. I want to continue making Financial Advisory a viable career.
Money - Depressed. 5 yrs in the industry. Barely making ~$2k per month. Most of my peers are making $3-$5k average and I feel lousy.
Lifestyle - Great. Happy meeting people and add value to the society. Flexible timing and diversed lifestyle let me know what life is about.
Family - Don't dare to think in 2007. Don't think I can support one yet.

My 2008 Resolutions
1) To achieve stablised income of $3,000/mth or $36,000/yr
2) To pass CFA Level 1 examination
3) IPPT Silver in 2008
4) Gain weight from 58kg to 62kg thru weights training
5) Toastmasters Competent Communicator
All these are my personal feelings and resolutions. Not that great to think about World Peace, Global warming yet.


Anonymous said...

Use your boyish look to your advantage.
I have clients who stops and give me a chance to speak, just because I look very young.
hahahhh...u sure can achieve your 2008 goals. :)

Helmi Hakim

Anonymous said...

Hope you make more money in 2008. Look on the bright side - at least you got a pretty wife!

Anonymous said...

'If money is your hope for independence,you will never have it.The only security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge,experience,and ability.'Henry Ford.

You already have a good reserve,just try to increase it.

Khiat Han Hwee Adrian said...

This is a job I love. If money do not comes in, I may have to give up a job that I love because I love my family too.

Anonymous said...

Who doesn't love his family?It isn't just a trade-off between a job and a family.Indeed,if the crunch ever comes,your knowledge and ability(your reserve)can be put to good use somewhere.Unlike a job,they can never be taken away from you.Despite all the setbacks,persevere.The darkest hour is always before dawn.

Anonymous said...

Adrian i thought its upgrade IPPT target to Gold? HAHA

Anonymous said...

As for Career, as mentioned before, talk this insurance job as part time and get a full time paid job.

Don't forget the cost of living has gone up alot. And you need to survive.

Don't forget what about kids. Its also another planning also. Cause too old of kids not so good. By the time your 60 your kids are still in primary school.

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Anonymous said...

Adrain, you can grow a bit taller by stretching, about an inch or two.

Khiat Han Hwee Adrian said...

I had removed 2 comments from this posting. I will not tolerate insults and personal attack against anyone in my blog.