Most people have the perception that any profession that deals with money reflects the kind of person he is. Professions like banker, fund manager, insurance agent, financial planner, remisier, stock broker, etc. The stereotype is that all they care about even outside of their profession is related to money. “No money no talk” is the mantra of the day. But I’d say it depends on where one’s values lies and I’d like to crush that general perception. After all money is just a tool or a mean to an end, and you really got to know a person before putting your judgement.
For example, investing in properties so that it can be used in the future to fund our children education or retirement objectives are very normal. Ganging up and buying 30 properties in a bulk transaction is greed. Because let’s face it, by doing so, what contributions he or she is giving to the society other than to sell it to a bigger fool, so to speak? I am not condemning the morality aspect of things but I am sure you can know the difference.
Are doctors/surgeons really passionate about money or about savings lives? The right mindset is obvious, but I think in the typical Asian society, children are encouraged to be doctors NOT because their parents want them to be passionate about saving lives. Doctors or surgeons get paid more than the average professional, yet don’t you agree they are underpaid because it could be your family members’ lives they are saving – which is priceless.
I think a true professional in any profession is passionate about making in impact in other lives and doing good to the society instead of the usual “what’s in for me” mindset all the time. I am not a doctor but if I can make any small impact in any way possible, what I got to lose, right? Make other lives better so that people (especially my clients) would say this 10 years down the road –
“I am blessed to have met Ching Foo 10 years ago”
That’s something no money can buy. Seriously.
Anyway I digress. Let’s get back to YH Ng who survived cancer and emerged even stronger!
- How small recurring symptoms can save your life
- What is the kind of check-up to detect common types of cancer early
- What are the things he did right over the years
- What are the things he admitted could have done better
- How he got hit by 2 “semi-critical illness” a decade ago and how this impacted him
- If he is able to turn back time – the things he will do differently (note this advice)
- How this changed his outlook in life and more importantly – money
I am glad YH then shared with me (and you!) The Wheel of Life. See below on how this works. Score yourself on this and see whether your “wheel” is balanced. If it is not, you do something about it. YH wished someone had taught his this during his younger years.
And do you want to know the total financial impact of during his entire cancer condition treatment?
This should give you a rough estimate on how much minimum of critical illness coverage you need as of today (2013). Don’t want to buy critical illness coverage? Allocate this lump sum amount like what YH has spent – after all, you have no choice once it strikes. Skip to 17.20 if you want to know this part right away.