I have seen many post about comparing earning ability here.
Here is my story. I am in my mid 30s. I graduated from NUS and became a property agent a decade ago. I make about $150k to $360k a year.
I remember there was one month where I close $50k and was invited to the award ceremony. I remember feeling very down during the ceremony as most of the salesperson earn above $100k that month. I felt like I am the lowest earner there.
Fast forward these few years, every month are there 100, 200 plus salesperson making 6 figures a month. The company even had to expand the away categeory to differentiate people who make $100k, $250k, $500k and even $1m a MONTH.
Last year I clocked about $280k a year and I am satisfied. But my team mate earned over $4m. His income tax alone is almost $1m. Whats my $280k as compared to him?
Not forgeting my $280k doesnt even give me a name on the producer chart.
Here, most agent drive, if you drive a japanese car, and another agent drive a european or sportscar, you will feel damn malu.
Here, everyone owns 1 condo each, husband 1, wife 1. The company management team mostly stays in landed property.
How to compare? If I compare everyday I will die of misery. Better suck it up, ignore the competition and focus on family.