Two Ways Towards a Successful Life: Soma Sundram​

Even though we all want a successful life, many things we want are out of our control. 

Mr. Soma Sundram is a real estate expert in Malaysia with 32 years of experience. Now he is a secretary-general for ASEAN Real Estate Network Alliance (ARENA). He stated that no matter who you are if you want to be successful, you should consider these two points:

  1. Yourself
    No one can see the future, but you can create your own pathway to success or failures. Only you know what you are capable of, what you want to achieve, and how and when you want to achieve it.
  2. Work Unit
    When choosing your job, it is important to ask yourself whether you are doing it for the money or for the experience. Making money to support your life is important, but you also need experience and knowledge to further improve yourself because you won’t be able to work the same job for the rest of your life. Choosing the right work unit also depends on these three key points:

Leadership: Who is the boss? What is that person like? Do they like ordering people around or do they give people chances to give their ideas and contributions to the workforce?

Learning and Development: A strong work unit has a strong leader who gives employees chances to learn and improve themselves. Some places focus a large amount of time and resources on improving their employees (for a short period of time). Once their workers gain a lot of experience and knowledge, they will have more to contribute to the development of the institutions. 

Support: Besides having a strong leader and employees, a work unit should also support their workers. The support from the employers would encourage workers to be more confident and responsible for their actions.

No one can give you success, besides yourself. Somasundram shared his ideas on how to be a successful real estate agent at a seminar hosted by Keller Williams Cambodia. He brought up that even though his advice focuses on the real estate, he believes that these two points will help anyone working anywhere to succeed.