I find myself unexpectedly blessed to be in this position of Presenter of the WATSUP Investment System to you and to act as a Personal Investment Consultant to so many.
1) What can be better than to do a job where knowing one’s success is directly generated by the benefits one can disseminate to others. It gives a whole new perspective to the concept of meaningful success, knowing that everything that is needed for my own better success involves giving better benefit to others first. The motivation arising from this is tremendous.
2) It is said that if you do a job that is your hobby, you never work a day in your life. If I were not working as a Personal Investment Consultant, I would still be tracking the markets and trading very much the same way for myself. It is now a profound interest and hobby and in a sense, an instinct of what to do, to get what is required done automatically on a daily basis. Applying this completely to doing my job probably makes me one of the truly lucky ones.
3) As far back as I can remember I have had a bad case of Dyslexia and ADHD now passed it onto my children who have special therapy in order to cope well in their studies.
4) This means that the attention to detail required for the Insurance Business is beyond me and really not my cup of tea. However my so-called disabilities allow me to sift through much of the constant rhetoric in Financial Information. I seem to possess an uncanny ability to hone in on the crucial aspects that are likely to move the markets.
As far as administration and back room work goes, I can leave it to others who are better at it. All I need do is overseer.
Also I am a Word Warrior and have the ability to bang out well written pieces with minimal editing. This is extremely useful for the constant reports I give to clients in order to educate and disseminate updated pertinent information.
All of us are blessed with certain unique talents. I am truly fortunate to have found a job position where my talents are a perfect fit and can be used to the fullest.
My career in business came to a screeching halt when due to changes I had to switch tack. New business partners proved to be ones who were just after the money I had. Being a very straight arrow kind of person, I was no match for the cunning and conniving and my fate was sealed the moment I took on these partners. The hard work, motivation and initiative I put into make the business successful, was never the goal of my partners. Instead it was these efforts I made, that was used against me to get an upper hand on the monies I had to put into the business.
After all is said and done, I have never blamed these partners for myself going from being on top of the world to being in a financial hole which looked too deep to crawl out from. The way I have always looked at it, is that the choice of partners was mine. If I do not take personal responsibility for my own outcome, I can never move on. The idea is to wizen up and learn from the mistakes made, never to repeat them again. All of us will make mistakes at one time or another. How wise and successful we end up depends on our taking responsibility first and secondly learning from our mistakes.
It was really quite by accident that I fell into this role I am playing now, which happens to be a perfect fit.
Being a man already in his early forties, with only business, financial trading and sales experience; with no real specific professional experience, getting employment which paid close to what was required to run my large family was pretty much impossible. In those 2 years, I worked as a relief teacher. Despite having a University degree, because of my age I was not permitted to do the NIE teacher’s qualifications and as a result was paid half the rate of a regular teacher’s salary. Despite the fact that I was often called upon by other teachers to solve Mathematics and English problems they could not figure out and despite my having to do extras like coaching the school rugby team thanks to my past rugby glory, my salary remained dismally low.
So there was a need for me to supplement doing as much private tuition as I could. Working hours were from the early hours of the morning to late at night and no rest on weekends too. This was just to squeeze out what was not even enough to keep the PUB man from shutting off the electricity several times and the other Bills from mounting. My kids were on school aid and other legal and financial problems were all knocking at the door. It was a tough time for someone who was only just not long ago rolling in the $$$, driving a Porsche 911 Turbo amongst ownership of other cars and big motorcycles and living in a landed property with much socializing with A listers.
But it was a blessing in disguise.
In desperation I went to a career fair held at Suntec City. It seemed that all the jobs remotely suitable and available were all for younger people. In desperation I joined a company as a Financial Advisor Recruit based purely on commissions after getting qualified. The last thing I wanted to become was an Insurance Salesman which I knew was what Financial Advisors were trained as. Nothing against Insurance for the protection aspect provided but as you can probably empathize, it was the last thing a man of my age and experience was willing to do. ie. go begging for business. But so desperate was I, that I took that job to supplement my teaching and tutoring income.
Although I did sell a couple of insurance products at first I naturally honed in on the investment side using what I had so diligently accumulated in my past reflexively. I hardly knew it was all still there, as I had left it all behind when business was so successful. My application was on a portfolio of about 30 smallish clients and lo and behold I was making extremely good returns for them over and over again relative to any standards available to retail investors. It was with consistency too regular to be fluke. I often found myself wondering why I was still struggling so, with my ability to make much better percentage returns through proper and safe regulated investing relative to other retail investment out there.
It was here that the foundation principles of the WATSUP Investment System were formed. Since these early days the System has been tweaked and fine-tuned, good Investment Principles of the elite successful ‘smart money’ investors added into the mix and the same singular objective of achieving best Risk to Reward applied with some modification to the analysis to suit the other Financial Instruments we need to be using at various stages of the market. The synonym WATSUP is very apt and was coined by Gabriel Goh, a Financial Advisor on my team.
The details of how WATSUP System works and how you can to apply it for successful investment, is revealed in the course itself.
After the first couple of years of these tough times I was recommended by a doctor friend to seek some gainful employment with a FOREX Course company. At first in desperation I allowed myself to be convinced that unlike other speculation, FOREX was doable because it commanded such a wide and massive trading volume. I worked a little more than a year, making sure I was the top salesman closing more students for the course than anyone else because my family needed the money and I wasn’t about to waste my time going to the seminars without commissions to take home. Toward the end, after we were given a complimentary course which taught me nothing different to what I already was familiar with. I then realized that this course and all others for that matter could not and would not make anyone a consistent profitable trader. With this realization I had to admit to myself that every new student I convinced to do the course amounted to conning another individual to put their hard earned money mostly into the course organizers’ pockets. My commissions whilst only a small proportion of this was still ill gotten. So I quit.
But what I did take away from this job was the realization that seminars were a very effective way to market. So I joined Toastmasters to sharpen my public speaking and have married my abilities in investing to seminar marketing and as a result have spread the benefits of the carefully constructed and fine-tuned WATSUP Investment System to hundreds over a relatively short time. This was how the WATSUP System came to be disseminated and made available and applied to the benefit of our clients.
Over the last few years of doing this I have won trips to Moscow and Switzerland as top producing Investment Financial Advisor. Unlike the few others who have won such awards and trips with me I do not depend on a few high net worth clients or work for an institution that attracts and provides many clientele. Different from others, I have a large portfolio of several hundred clients who make up the numbers. I am proud to say that these clients are with me because of what I can do for them rather than by favorable contact status.
Good Things are seldom Cheap and Cheap Things are seldom that Good, but the Best Things in Life are Free!