Power 7 with Lia…

Get to know Lia, Principal of Specky Paraplanners and the QLD chair for AFA Pulse, a Community of Practice designed to connect and support paraplanners and help them grow at every stage of their career.

Lia answers our Power 7 questionnaire and shares the personal and professional advice she’d give her younger self, as well as where we can find her most weekends.

  1. Why is financial advice important to you?

To me, there’s no doubt that financial advice changes peoples’ lives for the better. It’s empowering! I’m grateful to be a part of an industry where I can use my strengths to make a positive difference.

  1. Your favourite quote?

It’s hard to pick just one, so here’s two, one personal and one work related:

“You can’t make time, you can only take time.” – Unknown

“There is nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency, something that should not be done at all.” – Peter Drucker

  1. What advice would you give to your younger self?

Check your mirrors! Would’ve saved me a fortune in panel beating.

On a serious note, I would encourage my past self to take advantage of every learning opportunity that comes my way.

  1. Your most recent ‘high-five’ moment?

We’ve recently implemented automated feedback requests for every plan we complete. It’s not a perfect process (yet!), but it’s been great to get instant feedback on our work rather than having to assume no news is good news.

  1. What can we find you doing most weekends?

Sweating it out at Boot Camp and eating too much at brunch (the reason I need the boot camp!). If my fiancé is home we’ll also be out on the motorbike exploring; Townsville is great because you can ride all year round!

  1. Have you seen anything lately that made you smile?

My two dogs are a constant source of joy. Charlie (our German Shepherd) chases dragonflies, which never fails to get a smile out of me!

  1. What are you reading right now?

About a year ago I switched to audiobooks so I could ‘read’ more and minimise my eye strain, which I would highly recommend for anyone who sits a computer all day like we all do! Right now I’m listening to ‘The Wife and the Widow’ by Christian White and ‘Big Ideas for Small Businesses’ by John Lamerton.