“I wish someone had told me” is a series of posts that feed into our inquisitive nature at CN&CO. Each week we hear from someone in our network about something interesting or surprising that’s recently happened or occurred to them. These blogs are a way to pay it forward and form part of CN&CO’s belief that the world can be a better place – and we all have a responsibility to make it so. This week’s post is by Neo Matsei.

“In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes,” Andy Warhol said it – and I confirmed.

I can finally say I got my 15 minutes ( or was it 5) of fame (unlike others, for something positive) and it feels so damn good!

Growing up, it was secretly a dream of mine to appear in the media – I think I would’ve still been happy with just my name being listed for winning a competition (LOL). But what do you know – dreams do come true. I was recently featured in the The Insurance Apprentice Magazine 2017, which was a supplement in the June edition of the FANews magazine. And (oh boy) I was chuffed to see my article among the great insurance industry players.

One of the tasks I had to do when I started at CN&CO, was to manage the Insurance Apprentice ( a “reality type” TV series that showcases young industry players’ talent and skills in short-term insurance) social media during filming week. During this time I learned quite a lot about the industry I thought so little of – and swore I’d never have a career in. Though I am not directly working in the insurance space, the initiative sure changed my perception about the industry.

In addition to the TV series, a magazine is published at the end of every season. It features the concept, the top eight players, the winner and also promotes the insurance industry as a career of choice.

The magazine is a special feature aimed at Millennials and has been received as inspiring and educational.

This is one of the reasons I love working for CN&CO. In a short space of time, it has allowed me to grow as an individual and explore other interests. The magazine feature itself has been a reminder to always celebrate small wins, as they are a small steps to achieving bigger goals.

Here’s the article i’ve been raving about:

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Read the full magazine here.