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Guide to making the most of the Year of the Fire Rooster

by Admin | Jan 24, 2017


As everyone celebrates the Chinese New Year, many are excited to find out what the year has in store for them. However, it is often challenging to break old habits and truly seize a fresh start. Hence, Malayan Insurance shares valuable tips for everyone to make the most out of the Year of the Fire Rooster.

Strengthen your work ethics. When it comes to your professional life, take inspiration from the Fire Rooster. It is characterized by diligence and perseverance, which everyone should strive to emulate. The Year of the Fire Rooster is the year to be aggressive and uncompromising in reaching for your goals.

“It may be tough, but you have to dedicate yourself to the grind. The year of the Fire Rooster will be dominated by development, but only if you put in the work,” shared Jun Cotoco, Malayan Insurance Head of Sales Division. “More than ever, 2017 will be the year that you can expect to enjoy the rewards of your hard work.”

Set a schedule, and stick to it. Just like the rooster heralds the dawn like clockwork, you should commit to a schedule that lets you make the best use of your time. It is a resource that is just as valuable as your money, so pay close attention to how you spend it.

“This year, say goodbye to being late to meetings and to missing deadlines. Figure out how you should best manage your time and follow your schedule religiously,” Cotoco shared.

Practice patience. In the age of social media, it is easy to feel like everyone else is moving at a faster pace. Cotoco advised that you keep track of your achievements. Even if they feel like small victories, they will remind you to refrain from cutting corners and taking shortcuts that can harm you in the long term.

“We’ve all grown accustomed to instant gratification in recent years. But 2017 will be the ideal time to trust that the long hours you spend working will pay off in the end,” he stated.

Be proactive. The key to success this year lies in assessing as early as possible what you will need to achieve your goals. Of course, it is also important to remember that even the best-laid plans can go astray, which means you should also have thorough back-up plans and fail-safes.

“The rooster is often taken as a sign of awakening and dawn. Individuals should take advantage of this new start by being bracing themselves for any challenge the year has in store,” said Cotoco.  “Be ready for whatever 2017 throws at you by choosing the right kind of insurance. Whether it is for your home, business, or car, it is always best to have a safety net.”

Malayan Insurance’s wide range of non-life insurance products gives you the chance to find the security that is perfect for you needs. With the peace of mind that can only come from dependable protection, you are free to pursue all your 2017 goals. For more information, visit