There’s more than one way to a successful career, and the traditional path through academic institutions is only one of them. Ray Pang knows what he is talking about, when he helps his clients use their personal strengths to enter a new life.
Isn’t it interesting that kids are often taught by their seniors that they should study hard always, get high grades in the academics, have a good job-and achieve it all by a certain age? Realistically that doesn’t happen for everyone, yet surely that should not diminish any eventual success?
Ray Pang Si Heng is a good example of a man (who is still only 25) who when growing up did not follow the conventional route that is so often encouraged. If we look at the present, he is owner/co-owner of multiple companies that help others unlock their potential and earns almost $100K a month in income. He is a business and financial success for sure but is also a shining example of someone who did not follow a clear-cut, ‘heavily advised’ path to success.
Yes, Ray’s parents were strict and wanted him to get great grades. But although he was a top 3 student from a very young age he soon found out he was much more interested in football and socialising, resulting in his grades quickly going downhill. This was despite his parents placing him in a very prestigious school, where Ray’s classmates all had very high work ethics and IQ’s to match. He didn’t achieve good grades, but he did discover he was a natural team leader during his football games.
The low grades that continued through his school life had their ultimate result of leading Ray to be unable to enrol himself in any good universities. This upset him as he realised he could not make his parents proud. It was the shot in the arm he needed to get him to travel to Australia and throw himself into the academics-and this time he was a success. Ray ended up with an internship at a FinTech start-up where he got to experience several roles, including within the operations department, finance, partnerships and executive meetings, all of which boosted his knowledge and confidence.
So, despite the setbacks initially, Ray ended up being a great success. The setbacks included his initial lack of interest in learning the academics, and his more pressing interests in football and making friends. Along with this, he was something of a naughty kid, with a rebellious personality. Ray says “Having a reputation will result in people having a polarising opinion of you” But, even with all of this taken into account, he showed early business sense and entrepreneurship when he started to purchase rare cards from stores and re-sell them to his classmates to make extra money, although when his parents got to know of this habit they were not pleased and became even stricter.
Ray has followed his path, and although has had his ups and downs, ultimately he has been able to take his leadership and entrepreneurship skills that he discovered at a young age to be the owner of several companies, including the Addicted2Success Academy, a self-development education platform the helps ambitious entrepreneurs, coaches, speakers and online influencers to learn from word-class pros, such as Ray Pang Si Heng.