3 Important Questions, You Have To Ask Yourself To Achieve Any Goals In 2017

Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Insurance, Investment

So you’ve set your goals for this new year! Congratulations! 🙂

Hope you did use the S.M.A.R.T method we’ve talked about before.

One of my personal goals for year 2017 is to hit my first MDRT (Million Dollar Round Table), the shariah compliant way.


By reaching out to Muslim families in Singapore who like to plan their finance, the halal way. The shariah compliant way.

That is my personal goal. To achieve your own personal goals, you need strategies.
Here are 3 important questions you have to ask yourself first to uncover proven, confirm to work strategies that can help you achieve your goals.

1) What new knowledge/skills do you need?
2)  Who can help you achieve your goals?
3) How do you achieve your goals faster?
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1. WHAT new knowledge/skills do you need?

There is a saying,
“INSANITY is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

Which means you cannot just rely on whatever knowledge and skills you have now.
Life is a constant learning journey: the arrogant is he who thinks he knows or has everything he needs to succeed.

Once you start to seriously move towards your goals, you’ll realize you’ll need new knowledge or skill.

Sit down for a moment and really think through this question.

What new knowledge/skills do you need? 🙂

Personally for me to achieve my MDRT, these are the new knowledge and skills that I need.

  • I need to acquire knowledge on how to attract qualified leads. It can be online or offline strategies.
  • I need to upgrade my knowledge on Islamic Finance. Sure, I took an Islamic Finance module during my degree
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  • And Islamic Finance Certification with Australia Centre For Islamic Finance few years back.
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    It is time to refresh and upgrade myself with a new Islamic Finance certification for year 2017!
    The industry is changing rapidly, and getting an additional certification will bolster my knowledge and effort to advice my clients better.

 

2. WHO can help you achieve your goals?

There’s a famous saying: No man is an island.

We cannot possibly do things on our own.

Our knowledge, skill and understanding of the world is limited. We will need help.

With the example of saving up, who do you think can best help you achieve your goals?

Maybe you can approach a financial planner (or me! hehehe).
And together we work out the best plan to to achieve your goal. 🙂

Or perhaps your spouse can help keep you accountable. If you know you can’t be disciplined to save, then she can be the ‘unofficial’ banker.
This might mean going to her every month and asking her to help hold on to the money you plan to save.
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For me personally, to achieve my MDRT, I look for qualified people that can help me achieve my goals too. I surround myself with these people.

– This year itself, I have signed up for  Ethica’s Certified Islamic Finance Executive™ (CIFE™) course.
Ethica’s Certified Islamic Finance Executive™ (CIFE™) is a globally recognized certificate accredited by scholars to fully comply with AAOIFI, the world’s leading Islamic finance standard.

Till date, I do not know of any practicing financial planner in Singapore who are trained AAOIFI compliant certifications. AAOIFI compliant is the de facto standard in over 90% of the world’s jurisdictions.
Let me be the FIRST amongst the 20,000 financial planners in Singapore! Insya’Allah… 🙂
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– I have also signed up, for an online marketing 2 days practical workshop, where I will learn more on facebook marketing. Many of you today, my blog readers are already my clients.

You get to know me over the internet after reading my blog posts or viewing my youtube videos.

Insya’Allah, I will find qualified people to help me, in my mission to spread the goodness of Islamic Finance to our fellow Singaporeans.
Let us make every single step to find rezeki in the world, an ibadah. May our efforts benefit us in this world, and hereafter. Insya’Allah…
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– Next week, I am meeting my lawyers to discuss further on trademarks, that I will register for my signature programs, “Unlock Your Money” session and “Your Financial M.A.P.” session.

I first learnt about trademarks and copyrights, when I was a full time student in Ngee Ann Polytechnic many years back.
I took Business Law as one of the modules, while undertaking Diploma In Accountancy.
Little did I know, many years later, I would be liaising with lawyers to register my own personal trademarks.
Exciting!!! 🙂
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– I have also reached out to my Arab teacher in Egypt, where I will continue back learning Arabic Language via Skype with him every Monday, after Subuh prayers.

In my opinion, the best time time to learn or memorise something, is before you sleep, and after you wake up.

Learning Arabic Language has been very tough for me.
It is no easy feat. :/
Pray for me that I will istiqamah in my journey to learn how to read, understand and speak Arabic Language with confidence. Insya’Allah! 🙂

 

3. HOW do you achieve your goals faster?

Alright, you’re almost ready to make your goals come true.

So the 3rd question you should ask yourself is how do you achieve your goals faster?
I like to add some buffer, whenever I set my goals.
So even though, I target to achieve MDRT for year 2017…..
 I shall target to achieve my MDRT by 31st October 2017, which happens to be my birthday! 🙂

But how? Easier said than done! 🙂
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I remembered, one of the quotes of wisdom, by a Singaporean entrepreneur, Sant Qiu,
“Whatever you can do, you can do it bigger, better, faster……
with the right team. So assemble the right team as early as you can and achieve bigger, better results faster.”
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You might have heard about Robo Advisor.

I am in the process of creating my own personal shariah compliant Robo Advisor.
I will also be engaging para planners.
They will work hand in hand with me to assist me in  developing comprehensive, powerful shariah compliant financial planning strategies for my clients in Singapore.

My team will comprise of robots and humans.
We will alter the history of the financial planning industry in Singapore,  the way financial planners run our financial practice in Singapore.
By introducing my personal, revolutionary financial planning practice hybrid model- that combines the best of high-tech and high-touch.

It never happen before, and change is inevitable.

In fact, the process has already begun. You might have heard about Takaful.sg
That is one of my fintech intiatives, which is already “live” in Singapore.

Many, many, more exciting things to come! 🙂

So, there I cover 3 important questions you have to ask yourself first to uncover proven, confirm to work strategies that can help you achieve your goals.

1) What new knowledge/skills do you need?
2)  Who can help you achieve your goals?
3) How do you achieve your goals faster?
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If you like to receive undivided attention from me as a financial planner, to help you plan your finance the shariah compliant way in Singapore, you can schedule an appointment with me here. Or just whatsapp/SMS me direct at 96520134.

Because of my busy schedule, I can only accommodate additional 5 slots every week, so do click the link, and schedule an appointment with me now.

See you soon. Insya’Allah… 🙂

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