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Chinese New Year Greetings from Avid Adventures CEO, Joseph Tan

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What a year 2021 has been. Before we begin again in 2022, I would like to express a heartfelt gratitude to those who’ve been with us in our humble beginnings and stood by us as we strive to help more people become aware of their potential. I’d also like to extend compassion and empathy to those affected directly and indirectly by the virus. We hope 2022 will bring new hope and opportunities for all of us.

Not too long ago, my five-year-old son, David, asked me what I did for a living. I contemplated whether or not to get into the specifics, but settled on, “I help people find out what they are good at so they can have a good job.”

He looked at me a little puzzled, then nodded. 

“I want to be like you, papa,” he said. 

Before I blurted out, “Then you must study hard,” I realised that this reply, albeit common among Singaporean parents, isn’t very helpful. 

“Let’s find out what you’re good at, and what you enjoy doing!” 

David at his first year end performance

Of course, my son is still in his formative years, and we love seeing him explore different things. He’s particularly good at music though. 

We see his interest turn into determination, and then into fruition. It’s been such a blessing seeing him grow as a person; identifying his wit, developing grit, and finally finding his fit in his little world.

David reminds me of the importance of what we do at Avid Adventures – helping people find their life’s purpose through understanding who they are as individuals, and then turning their passions and strengths into a career that they can be happy and proud of.

In this new year, we continue advocating for students and professionals to realise their WITGRITFIT, so that they can proudly reply to all the uncles and aunties that they are working towards creating a career that gives them high satisfaction, not just monetary wealth and glamorous titles.

Get in touch with us to find out how we can partner to create a more resilient society.

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