Author page: Rickson Dsouza

Lessons Learnt from the Unexpected- Show No Weakness Challenge with InnerFight

Lessons Learnt from the Unexpected- Show No Weakness Challenge with InnerFight

“I felt my fingers twitching, my body shaking, I felt like I needed to get out of the pit as quickly as possible and I didn’t see this coming.”  I’ve always been looking for the next adrenaline rush that would push my limits, and that’s primarily been through testing my physical fitness.  I’ve done ultra-running. I’ve done triathlons. I’ve thrown…

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When You’re Stuck With Illiquid Assets- A Case Study

When You’re Stuck With Illiquid Assets- A Case Study

The UAE property market has taken multiple turns over the last 20 years. A noteworthy time in the industry was around 2006-2008 when property prices were inflated and the economy was booming.  A lot of people who purchased property at that time now find it hard to liquidate those assets. What does one do when they’re in a position like this? And more importantly, how do you…

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When Taking a Step Back Actually Allows Your Kids to Grow More

When Taking a Step Back Actually Allows Your Kids to Grow More

Over the years of being a parent and a son to my parents, I never thought I would go down the path of enforcing my opinions on my kids. Sometimes, I pause, take a step back, and realize that I’ve become the same person that I told myself I wouldn’t be- which is like my parents. And I realize that I tend to be enforcing my mindset and opinions…

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Bouncing Back From Screw-Ups in Business- A Case Study

Bouncing Back From Screw-Ups in Business- A Case Study

I believe there is always room, especially when humans are involved, for some level of errors to take place. Now the reality of the matter is, in the real world it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to go through life without screwing up. I’ve been in the life insurance and financial services business for the last 21 years and of course, there are…

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The Dangers of Blended Living- When the Lines of Work and Play are Blurred

The Dangers of Blended Living- When the Lines of Work and Play are Blurred

Most of the world has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic since March 2020. That’s about 17 months of going through work and lifestyle shifts, relying heavily on technology, and not having traveled. It’s fair to say that there’s a fair bit of monotony setting in. As an entrepreneur, parent, spouse, friend, and team leader, it’s definitely taken a toll on my mental and emotional wellbeing.  I’m all up for…

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Independent Financial Advisors Versus Tied Agents- Which One Is Right for Me?

Independent Financial Advisors Versus Tied Agents- Which One Is Right for Me?

A question I’d like you to play with is, “how much do I trust my financial advisor?”.   Is the trust enough for you to give them total responsibility on the handlings of a lifetime’s worth of wealth?   If you’ve been having doubts about this, that’s great. Always question everything. If not, then you definitely should be. One of the critical distinguishing factors that determine an…

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