Lionel Lim Receives Inspiring Asean Politics And Business Titan Award 2015
Every generation brings with it its legion of heroes. Whether you want to go into the history books as one is solely dependent on you. You determine your own destiny.
In classical Greek mythology, the Titans were a class of supreme beings in a league of their own. You can even say they ruled the universe and all the three realms. Indeed, no one would ever deny the importance, power, strength, intellect and wisdom of the Titans.
If you asked me whether I ever harboured any ambition of becoming a titan of sorts one day, I would laugh it off.
So to be honoured as a titan tonight and receive the Inspiring ASEAN Politics and Business Titan Award 2015 at the 2nd Galaxy of Famous Persons, Brands & Businesses Night of Honour and Invictus 2015 is really a mythical moment.
Myths can be created and sustained if one persists in doing the right things.
I never started off wanting to make loads of money. I only wanted to make a difference. My purpose of being in business is single-fold. It is to make meaning. I want to make a difference in the lives of others I touch through my programmes and services – whether it is branding, fitness, photography, business coaching, grooming…the list goes on indefinitely.
People ask what does Lionel Lim Lifestyle Works represent? As the keyword “lifestyle” suggests, the brand is all about embracing a new lifestyle.
Lifestyle governs how we live, work, eat and play. In fact, it governs every aspect of our lives. It is something so intricately connected with our being on earth.
Without a lifestyle, life becomes uneventful, stagnant and trite.
To inspire is bring hope to others, to be the beacon of light that illuminates the ships in the dark seas. To inspire is to breathe life into the cold winter so as to hasten the footsteps of the new spring. To inspire is to stand tall among giants with proven stories of personal triumphs against adversities.
To be labelled as an inspiring titan is both a blessing and a gift. It is a blessing because others recognize the unique value you possess. It is a gift because all of us are gifted in different ways – it’s how you use yours to help others that matter most.
When you start off from a point of altruism, to sincerely want to help others transform their lives for the better, the Great Universe will bend backwards to help you unconditionally.
Titans are people who pick themselves up after a fall. They do not wallow in pity and self-doubt. They know how to channel their strength and prowess forward. It’s like being in a gladiator battle in the Colosseum. It’s either you walk out alive or you are mauled to pieces in yet another battle. There is no room for mediocrity. You want to be the victor, not the vanquished. You want to savour the moment of glory.
When I first started out on my entrepreneurial journey in 2009, I was just another face in the crowd. Very soon, I learnt how to differentiate myself and my services. More importantly, I learnt how to punch above my weight. My brand evolved and like people say, the rest is history. The evolution of this and more is discussed in great detail in my semi-autobiography Branded For Success.
I always tell myself this – I receive challenges of all sorts because the higher powers up there know I am capable of scaling new heights and growing from strength to strength. For every new peak I climb, I am enriched. Sometimes when I look back at those memories, I really marvel at the ingenious moments with relish. You don’t have to be a heavyweight to win. You can be bantam weight but when your punches are rated heavyweight plus, you know you will be smiling radiantly, just like the rays of the first sunlight.