Evan Yang

B.Sc

Financial Services Consultant

My Personal Story

Growing up, my life seemed to be smooth sailing. In fact, some might even say I have gotten it all.

In school, I was never the most hardworking, but I could always come out on top of my peers.

Outside class, I was always being lauded as someone who was gifted and exceled in many things that are not academic related.

But all those achievements were possible largely because of one reason…

My family was well to do.

Since young, I always had the luxury of getting what I wanted and attended all kinds of enrichment classes.

Life was very comfortable.

But it did not last…

In my freshman year in NUS, my dad’s business started to fail, and we had to sell off multiple properties back in China.

My mum lost her job as well and started to venture into her own business at the same time.

Or so I was told…

I later learned that my dad sold some of the properties in order to use the money for my studies and accommodation in Singapore.

My mum on the other hand, did not lose her job.

It turned out that she had fallen victim to a scam, and the money that my dad sent us, all went down the drain with it.

She left her job voluntarily and thought that starting up a business would allow her to earn back what she had lost, in order to piece everything back together.

After learning the truth, I felt betrayed that they kept me in the dark for so long.

My relationships with my parents deteriorated by the days and I made a vow to myself that I will never depend on them financially ever again.

So I left home…

In the initial days, I was scared, thinking how I was going to fund my own education, hall accommodation fees, and all the other expenses.

Back then I was working part-time in a small café. However, the income could never be enough, that was when I decided to join the Financial Services industry.

It was survival for me.

Sacrifices had to be made. I missed numerous school events, and gave up my dream of going for a once-in-a-lifetime student exchange programme.

My grades fell from first class honours benchmark to barely being able to graduate.

But there was silver lining, I was earning decent S$2,000-S$3,000 monthly income while working alongside my studies.

I was able to support myself financially.

But I knew that for me to heal my relationships with my parents, I needed to do way better than that.

One year into the industry, I hit a brick wall.

Having a lack of mentorship and a strong team culture, I found myself dead stuck in my tracks, unable to achieve more.

Hence, I became demoralised and started to have doubts about myself; I was lost. I was on a downward spiral.

A good friend of mine who was also in the industry introduced me to Odyssey, and I decided to take a leap of faith.

Shortly after, my career began to turn around for two important reasons:

  1. Strong team culture in a high-performance working environment.
  2. Great mentorship that provided me with everything I needed to succeed.

This shift in team culture and mentorship made me realise how much potential I have and how I can unleash them.

Gaining a new client is always just the beginning, what we are needed for most is the service that comes thereafter

My sense of purpose was really heightened after making a claim for one of my friend and client, Timothy (not his real name).

His son suffered a 2cm laceration on the forehead due to an accident.

He was so glad and relieved that I was able to help him successfully claim for the medical bills and provided his family with a peace of mind.

Furthermore, Timothy does not command a high income and was the sole breadwinner supporting his wife and two children.

That insurance claim meant more than just a few thousand dollars.

His words of thanks and appreciation really fueled my sense of passion and purpose in the work that I do.

As he came to better understand of the importance of financial planning, we came up with a portfolio that he could sustain financially in the long run

If anything happens to him, his family would be able to move on without any financial burdens.

It is better to be ten years early that one minute too late.

I sincerely hope my story has inspired you to wait no more and act immediately.

I am Evan, and I am here to guide you through life’s adventure.

Evan Yang

B.Sc

Financial Services Consultant

My Personal Story

Growing up, my life seemed to be smooth sailing. In fact, some might even say I have gotten it all.

In school, I was never the most hardworking, but I could always come out on top of my peers.

Outside class, I was always being lauded as someone who was gifted and exceled in many things that are not academic related.

But all those achievements were possible largely because of one reason…

My family was well to do.

Since young, I always had the luxury of getting what I wanted and attended all kinds of enrichment classes.

Life was very comfortable.

But it did not last…

In my freshman year in NUS, my dad’s business started to fail, and we had to sell off multiple properties back in China.

My mum lost her job as well and started to venture into her own business at the same time.

Or so I was told…

I later learned that my dad sold some of the properties in order to use the money for my studies and accommodation in Singapore.

My mum on the other hand, did not lose her job.

It turned out that she had fallen victim to a scam, and the money that my dad sent us, all went down the drain with it.

She left her job voluntarily and thought that starting up a business would allow her to earn back what she had lost, in order to piece everything back together.

After learning the truth, I felt betrayed that they kept me in the dark for so long.

My relationships with my parents deteriorated by the days and I made a vow to myself that I will never depend on them financially ever again.

So I left home…

In the initial days, I was scared, thinking how I was going to fund my own education, hall accommodation fees, and all the other expenses.

Back then I was working part-time in a small café. However, the income could never be enough, that was when I decided to join the Financial Services industry.

It was survival for me.

Sacrifices had to be made. I missed numerous school events, and gave up my dream of going for a once-in-a-lifetime student exchange programme.

My grades fell from first class honours benchmark to barely being able to graduate.

But there was silver lining, I was earning decent S$2,000-S$3,000 monthly income while working alongside my studies.

I was able to support myself financially.

But I knew that for me to heal my relationships with my parents, I needed to do way better than that.

One year into the industry, I hit a brick wall.

Having a lack of mentorship and a strong team culture, I found myself dead stuck in my tracks, unable to achieve more.

Hence, I became demoralised and started to have doubts about myself; I was lost. I was on a downward spiral.

A good friend of mine who was also in the industry introduced me to Odyssey, and I decided to take a leap of faith.

Shortly after, my career began to turn around for two important reasons:

  1. Strong team culture in a high-performance working environment.
  2. Great mentorship that provided me with everything I needed to succeed.

This shift in team culture and mentorship made me realise how much potential I have and how I can unleash them.

Gaining a new client is always just the beginning, what we are needed for most is the service that comes thereafter

My sense of purpose was really heightened after making a claim for one of my friend and client, Timothy (not his real name).

His son suffered a 2cm laceration on the forehead due to an accident.

He was so glad and relieved that I was able to help him successfully claim for the medical bills and provided his family with a peace of mind.

Furthermore, Timothy does not command a high income and was the sole breadwinner supporting his wife and two children.

That insurance claim meant more than just a few thousand dollars.

His words of thanks and appreciation really fueled my sense of passion and purpose in the work that I do.

As he came to better understand of the importance of financial planning, we came up with a portfolio that he could sustain financially in the long run

If anything happens to him, his family would be able to move on without any financial burdens.

It is better to be ten years early that one minute too late.

I sincerely hope my story has inspired you to wait no more and act immediately.

I am Evan, and I am here to guide you through life’s adventure.