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7 Questions with RICHIE JIMMY WALIA

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Jonno White

7 Questions with RICHIE JIMMY WALIA



Current organisation: WALIA EVOLUTION

RICHIE JIMMY WALIA, DTM, BEc, is a Professional Financial Advisor. Author of 5 books. Distinguished Toastmaster. & Motivational Speaker.
Richie Specializes in his respective fields as a Professional, he has been Licensed as a Insurance Professional since the age of 17 and has supported people ever since, as a PROFESSIONAL FINANCIAL ADVISOR. Giving people Advices on why it is crucial for them to have a Coverage through his Expertise in sharing about LIFE INSURANCE, HEALTH INSURANCE, INCOME PROTECTION & EDUCATIONAL INSURANCE.
Besides this, Richie is also an Author of 5 Books. he Published his first book on the 29th of Feb 2016, at the age of 19! a book about Motivation titled "Move Beyond Your Average Limits", a book which shares to people, to Move beyond average and to go out of their comfort Zone and become the best in their respective fields.
He then, Published his second book on the 30th of April 2017, at the age of 20 Towards 21 Titled "MOVE BEYOND YOUR AVERAGE LIMITS LIKE MERRY RIANA (MENEMBUS BATAS, MENCAPAI IMPIAN)" a book which is the Indonesian version to Richie's First book, however there's a lot of added material such as, a special collaboration with Asia's Best Women Motivator "MERRY RIANA" and also in the end of every chapter of the book, there's a sharing from MERRY RIANA, connected with her life story to Validate the points that Richie shares in the book, can truly help people achieve success in their respective fields as she shares how she has use those same principles to Earn her Success.
After this, Richie went on to Publish his Third Book on the 18th of November 2019 at the age of 23! titled "AWAKEN YOURSELF TO PUBLIC SPEAKING" the book shares about his Experience in Public Speaking as someone who was a Toastmaster Member for 5 Years and 7 Months (1st March 2014 till 30th September 2019, officially retiring on 1st October 2019) and his more than 7 Years experience in Public Speaking as a Motivational Speaker.
This book is considered to be Richie's Toastmasters Legacy as after he achieved his Distinguished Toastmaster Title which is the Highest Recognition any Toastmaster member in the world can achieve at Richie Achieved it at the age of 22! making Him one of the Youngest Person in the world to achieve the Prestigious Title, Statistics show that less than 1% of Toastmasters Member are able to achieve the DTM, Richie is honored and grateful to be apart of that 1% and he hopes that number will grow in the future. Furthermore, the book is also considered as his Public Speaking Biography and it has everything he knows about Public Speaking written in exactly 221 Pages.
After this he went on To Publish his Fourth book on the 29th of Feb 2020 at the age of 23! titled "LIVE YOUR PASSION" This book discusses the topic of Passion, it is a short to the point book, discussing about why is it Important to Follow Your passion and what will be the impact of following your passion in the Long term.
He then went on to Publish his Fifth Book, on the 7th of January 2021 at the age of 24! Titled "THE SECRETS OF BOOK WRITING A STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO CREATE YOUR MASTERPIECE" it discusses about The Secrets of book writing through this book, Richie shares to the readers, the Secrets of Writing your own book, Publishing your own book and making the book a bestseller! the main purpose in writing the book was because, So many people still want to understand The Proper way to write a book and also because Richie has a wish that he would like to see more Authors in the World and he has a wish to create more Authors in the world as he beliefs everyone has something to share! "when we share, we help others learn, When we Read we help ourselves to learn"-RJW'21.
Richie is also a Motivational Speaker, since the Age of 18 until now he has been invited for many different sessions, Seminars and Gatherings, to speak and share his experience about the topic he specializes such as, Insurance, Book Writing, Passion, Communication, leadership, Public Speaking, Motivation and many more.
Richie, Works towards being able to help others through everything that he specializes in and he strives to be the best he can be in this field, he always believes that "WHEN YOU HELP OTHERS, IT WILL ALWAYS HAVE A WAY TO COME BACK TO YOU. FOR DOING GOOD WILL BRING MORE GOOD" RJW'21.

7 Questions with RICHIE JIMMY WALIA


1. What have you found most challenging as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise?

Well, I would say. When you are a CEO or Executive. You have to be able to manage people or direct people, at times people are different and they all have their own unique personalities, so it can often be difficult to be able to understand different people unless you really know them very well, that generally can be one of the challenges.

2. How did you become a CEO or executive of a large enterprise? Can you please briefly tell the story?

It is a long story, I Run a Distribution Agency with the largest and best Insurance Company in the whole of Asia, it all started when I was 17 Years old, I was licensed as a Insurance Professional/Practitioner. I was really into running the Business and could learn very fast so step by step I decided to run the Agency with my partners and to make it the best it can possibly be.

3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?

Everyday is different, I run my own Business. So nowadays during the Pandemic time I start my work, in the Morning at home, and I also like to exercise. I Swim every single day in the Morning before heading over to my office. However, as I mentioned everyday is different there are times I go to the office there are other times, when I don't go to the office as during those times I have meetings with clients and potential Clients outside and also being focused on the Recruitment side of the Business as well, it can also be meeting with my Partners or new Recruits. I generally sleep at midnight time, as till the night I still normally finish up my work and start the day in the morning.

4. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?


5. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?

RICH DAD POOR DAD, BY ROBERT KIYOSAKI. A great book which shared a lot of great information with me, recognized as one of the best Financial Books of all time. I got to know a lot from that book and it has shaped my form of Leadership that I do today.

6. How do you build leadership capacity in a large enterprise?

it's not easy, but it happens through time.

7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise so far?

There's many stories. But if I would choose one. Then I would say, being able to see the look of the faces of my clients and also recruits when something great happens for them.

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