Aisyah

Financial Services Consultant

My Personal Story

When I told my family, friends and even strangers that I am leaving my job as an Auditor with Deloitte to take the skies and fly with Singapore Airlines, I got surprised responses.

“What a drastic change!” they would say.

Despite all that, I have never wavered from my decision and was determined to see it through. Some would say I YOLO-ED 😂

“Why?” comes the next question.

I have always been someone who follows her interests, living life as I would like, instead of following what was the norm.

I was ticking off bucket lists, an explorer, a risktaker but at the same time, always following my gut instincts and to follow through once I made a decision to follow a path.

Flying with Singapore Airlines has been a recurring thought ever since I was a teenage girl in Cedar Girls’ School. But it was just that, a thought.

One day, my brother came home excitedly sharing that he was accepted as a Flight Steward for Singapore Airlines. He asked me cheekily if I was jealous.

At that time, I was working as an Auditor and felt that the work that I do, while important, was not meeting a level of fulfilment and purpose I was seeking.

In that moment, I asked myself why am I putting my 110% into something I felt no passion in?

I gathered my courage, decided to take a leap of faith and went for the interview. I got in after the first try and thought, this is it, I am living my dream.

It was one of the best decisions of my life.

In the air, it was humbling to have passengers write compliment letters which was a rewarding testament to the excellent service provided.

I credit the company for developing a strong culture of striving for excellence and taking pride in everything we do, and this was a trait I valued cultivating the most and still do, to this day.

As I sing praises, I also had reservations in making that a life-long career. It has served me some of the happiest, soul fulfilling experiences of my life, yet my heart is with my loved ones.

It was important for me to stay in Singapore, where home is, so I can always be there for my family. As we grow older, our parents and loved ones are also ageing.

I have had witnessed instances where a fellow crew member would receive unfortunate news of a loved on passing or severely sick while overseas and they would need to sit through an agonising 13 hour flight before they could be with their family.

Alas, COVID-19 struck, and the aviation industry was badly hit. This catapulted the need to make hard but practical decisions.

With those reasons, I chose to pursue a viable option that could amalgamate all my interests, my strengths, my personality and where I could fulfil the pertinent purpose I have been searching in a career, all in one.

As I reflected, my past experiences had an important part to play in helping me conclude that being a financial advisor was a perfect fit.

I came from a family of 5 with my mother being the sole breadwinner. From a young age, I understood the importance of being financially free and independent, especially for a female in this time and age.

The consistent thought of achieving financial freedom contributed to me having an interest in finance.

I went on to pursue a degree in Accounting & Finance and served 3 good years in one of the top 4 financial firms in the world.

At that time, having a sudden source of income was exciting and it was human nature to splurge and “reward” yourself for working hard.

However, had I known better regarding financial planning like I do today, I could have better allocated my resources and better planned for my future.

That is what I would love to help my clients with, such that they may avoid financial mistakes I have made in the past.

Throughout my life experiences, there was a common factor that brought me joy and that is interacting and understanding people by making meaningful connections.

Most importantly, it is in my natural personality to protect the people I care about and a pertinent way I could do that was to help them protect their financial interests.

My goal is to ensure that my clients will always be financially independent, yet still be able to enjoy the pleasures of life thoroughly, and to always be able to support themselves should life adversities hit.

This has proven one too many times, to be a real concern.

With that, being a financial advisor made absolute sense to me.

There was no one triggering factor that made me pursue this career, but it was a series of personal experiences that has led me to believe that being a financial advisor would fulfil the purpose in life I have been seeking.

This in turn motivates me to service my clients in the most value-adding and impactful way possible.

Aisyah

Financial Services Consultant

Story

When I told my family, friends and even strangers that I am leaving my job as an Auditor with Deloitte to take the skies and fly with Singapore Airlines, I got surprised responses.

“What a drastic change!” they would say.

Despite all that, I have never wavered from my decision and was determined to see it through. Some would say I YOLO-ED 😂

“Why?” comes the next question.

I have always been someone who follows her interests, living life as I would like, instead of following what was the norm.

I was ticking off bucket lists, an explorer, a risktaker but at the same time, always following my gut instincts and to follow through once I made a decision to follow a path.

Flying with Singapore Airlines has been a recurring thought ever since I was a teenage girl in Cedar Girls’ School. But it was just that, a thought.

One day, my brother came home excitedly sharing that he was accepted as a Flight Steward for Singapore Airlines. He asked me cheekily if I was jealous.

At that time, I was working as an Auditor and felt that the work that I do, while important, was not meeting a level of fulfilment and purpose I was seeking.

In that moment, I asked myself why am I putting my 110% into something I felt no passion in?

I gathered my courage, decided to take a leap of faith and went for the interview. I got in after the first try and thought, this is it, I am living my dream.

It was one of the best decisions of my life.

In the air, it was humbling to have passengers write compliment letters which was a rewarding testament to the excellent service provided.

I credit the company for developing a strong culture of striving for excellence and taking pride in everything we do, and this was a trait I valued cultivating the most and still do, to this day.

As I sing praises, I also had reservations in making that a life-long career. It has served me some of the happiest, soul fulfilling experiences of my life, yet my heart is with my loved ones.

It was important for me to stay in Singapore, where home is, so I can always be there for my family. As we grow older, our parents and loved ones are also ageing.

I have had witnessed instances where a fellow crew member would receive unfortunate news of a loved on passing or severely sick while overseas and they would need to sit through an agonising 13 hour flight before they could be with their family.

Alas, COVID-19 struck, and the aviation industry was badly hit. This catapulted the need to make hard but practical decisions.

With those reasons, I chose to pursue a viable option that could amalgamate all my interests, my strengths, my personality and where I could fulfil the pertinent purpose I have been searching in a career, all in one.

As I reflected, my past experiences had an important part to play in helping me conclude that being a financial advisor was a perfect fit.

I came from a family of 5 with my mother being the sole breadwinner. From a young age, I understood the importance of being financially free and independent, especially for a female in this time and age.

The consistent thought of achieving financial freedom contributed to me having an interest in finance.

I went on to pursue a degree in Accounting & Finance and served 3 good years in one of the top 4 financial firms in the world.

At that time, having a sudden source of income was exciting and it was human nature to splurge and “reward” yourself for working hard.

However, had I known better regarding financial planning like I do today, I could have better allocated my resources and better planned for my future.

That is what I would love to help my clients with, such that they may avoid financial mistakes I have made in the past.

Throughout my life experiences, there was a common factor that brought me joy and that is interacting and understanding people by making meaningful connections.

Most importantly, it is in my natural personality to protect the people I care about and a pertinent way I could do that was to help them protect their financial interests.

My goal is to ensure that my clients will always be financially independent, yet still be able to enjoy the pleasures of life thoroughly, and to always be able to support themselves should life adversities hit.

This has proven one too many times, to be a real concern.

With that, being a financial advisor made absolute sense to me.

There was no one triggering factor that made me pursue this career, but it was a series of personal experiences that has led me to believe that being a financial advisor would fulfil the purpose in life I have been seeking.

This in turn motivates me to service my clients in the most value-adding and impactful way possible.