Daniel Lim

Financial Services Consultant

Story

Everyone’s journey in life is unique, but for some, it gets a little strange. I grew up in a family that can be considered ‘less-than-ideal’ when it comes to financial situations.

I can vaguely remember when I was three years old, my mom broke down in tears after receiving a call from my dad, with my baby brother in her arms.

My dad declared bankruptcy due to a failed business venture with my aunt when I was three years old. Growing up, I remember how times were always tough and I saw my parents sacrificing a lot of their own happiness and comfort to ensure that my brother and I grew up ‘on-par’ with children from other families.

Because of this, I’ve learned that it’s important to study hard, get good grades and get a good-paying job since young. And with that as my only goal in mind, I strived.

I attained a PSLE score of 263, gotten almost straight As for my O Levels and did well enough at my A Levels to get into the course I want in University: NTU Business. I’ve heard that being a banker pays extremely well in exchange for strenuous working hours and stress and I wanted to become a banker after graduating from University.

However, everything changed when I was first exposed to sales after my National Service.

I joined a direct sales company that worked with big firms like StarHub and Keppel, who outsourced the on-ground sales work to field representatives like myself. I was working under a full commission pay scheme and to my surprise I was getting relatively good remunerations (higher than what most fresh graduates would get on their first job). I also realised that I love sales more than just what it has to offer me financially: I was able to gain exposure to different groups of people coming from all walks of life and learn from their life’s journeys too.

All of a sudden, a 5-figure banker role isn’t as attractive to me as it used to be anymore.

I decided to embark on the road that most of my peers wouldn’t choose: to venture out into the world of sales and forgo my placing in NTU Business.

Long story short, after trying out multiple different industries under the sales role for the
past five years, I’m presently happy and satisfied with my role as a Financial Consultant in Odyssey.

The hardship and tragedy that struck my family when I was younger has taught me an important life lesson, and that is proper financial planning is extremely important in ensuring the longevity of wealth and comfort within your family. What better way to advocate this belief of mine than to be an active promoter of this as a financial consultant, right?

My name is Daniel, and I’m here to guide you through life’s adventure.

Daniel Lim

Financial Services Consultant

Story

Everyone’s journey in life is unique, but for some, it gets a little strange. I grew up in a family that can be considered ‘less-than-ideal’ when it comes to financial situations.

I can vaguely remember when I was three years old, my mom broke down in tears after receiving a call from my dad, with my baby brother in her arms.

My dad declared bankruptcy due to a failed business venture with my aunt when I was three years old. Growing up, I remember how times were always tough and I saw my parents sacrificing a lot of their own happiness and comfort to ensure that my brother and I grew up ‘on-par’ with children from other families.

Because of this, I’ve learned that it’s important to study hard, get good grades and get a good-paying job since young. And with that as my only goal in mind, I strived.

I attained a PSLE score of 263, gotten almost straight As for my O Levels and did well enough at my A Levels to get into the course I want in University: NTU Business. I’ve heard that being a banker pays extremely well in exchange for strenuous working hours and stress and I wanted to become a banker after graduating from University.

However, everything changed when I was first exposed to sales after my National Service.

I joined a direct sales company that worked with big firms like StarHub and Keppel, who outsourced the on-ground sales work to field representatives like myself. I was working under a full commission pay scheme and to my surprise I was getting relatively good remunerations (higher than what most fresh graduates would get on their first job). I also realised that I love sales more than just what it has to offer me financially: I was able to gain exposure to different groups of people coming from all walks of life and learn from their life’s journeys too.

All of a sudden, a 5-figure banker role isn’t as attractive to me as it used to be anymore.

I decided to embark on the road that most of my peers wouldn’t choose: to venture out into the world of sales and forgo my placing in NTU Business.

Long story short, after trying out multiple different industries under the sales role for the
past five years, I’m presently happy and satisfied with my role as a Financial Consultant in Odyssey.

The hardship and tragedy that struck my family when I was younger has taught me an important life lesson, and that is proper financial planning is extremely important in ensuring the longevity of wealth and comfort within your family. What better way to advocate this belief of mine than to be an active promoter of this as a financial consultant, right?

My name is Daniel, and I’m here to guide you through life’s adventure.