Mr. Billi Lim, the author of the No.1 best - seller "Dare To Fail" was born into a large family of 14. His days as a teenager, student and later in business have been checkered with lots of failures. He failed to get into the local university in his first attempt. He would have been rejected again in his second attempt had he not held a state bursary. He has failed a few times in his love life and has gone through an emotional 'hell'.
He has built businesses to great heights and seen them crashing down.His business experiences range from direct-selling / MLM, General Insurance to supermarket and retail outlet trading , TV response marketing and TV Placement-advertisement business . From almost being an obscure person and totally knowing next to nothing about the book business, he could write, publish and launch a book which became the No. 1 best seller in the region.
Today he is a very much sought after speaker, trainer and consultant in the region and has spent over 20 years in Entrepreneurial training and human development. He makes his audiences laugh-hard while he delivers messages that touch their hearts and break their mindsets. He inspires all audiences as he mixes common sense with laughter and breathes life into every topic.
He has spoken to more than a hundred organizations including multi-national companies like Nestle, GlaxoSmithKline, Kotra Pharma, Indomilk, Ma yora Indah, Prudential, Nu Skin, Bombardier, ICI Paints, ExxonMobil, Ford, Godfrey Phillips, CNI Corp. just to name a few.
His current speaking circuits covers Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Japan, UK, USA, China and India. He is ready to go anywhere in the world to spread his message. He is the only speaker who conducts in 5 different languages namely English, Bahasa Malaysia , Bahasa Indonesia, Mandarin and Thai.
He holds a B.Sc Degree and a Diploma in education from the University Of Malaya . He also finished a marketing course from the University Of Singapore and a managerial course from the Asian Institute of Management, Manila .
He is the founder of IHK ( Institute Of Hardknocks ) and the Originator of the renown "Born To Be Free" seminar. His book "Dare To Fail" is now available in English, Bahasa Ma laysia , Ma ndarin, Bahasa Indonesia, Taiwanese, Thai, Filipino, Vietnamese, Cambodian and Hindi. The Spanish and German versions are already on the pipe-line. The books have captured the first and second spot in the best-seller list in the New Straits Times. With it, he has launched an entire Dare To Fail (DTF) movement in the region and in so doing has created an immense interest in the DTF concept which involves, taking the next step, breaking through and thrive !
He has contributed much to uplift the spirit of all the people who were affected by the Asian Financial Crisis.
He created national sensation by running in the Malaysian 10 th and 11 th General Election as an independent candidate against a few formidable opponents. Although he lost he was the most publicized candidate in both the elections owing to his innovative ideas of campaign.
He is also a very popular Talk Show guest having appeared on many radio and television shows in the region. Millions have heard him talk. He is also often seen on TV3 MHI- Malaysia Today and recently on Inspirasi Pagi (Morning Inspiration) on TV1. He is fondly known as the "Failure Guru" - a man who helps you when you are down. Recently he also established a record by building the Tallest Book Tower in the world. It was endorsed by the Malaysia Book Of Records as the Tallest in the country.
The Book Tower has so far been to 20 different venues not only in Ma laysia but also at the Famili Expo in Singapore and in Thailand where it was graced by HRH Princess Ma ha Chakri Sirindhorn. He has even done a special seminar together with the former President of Indonesia, Pak Gur Dur and dancing sensation, Inul Daratista.
Recently Billi entered India and was granted an audience with the former Prime Minister of India, A.B. Vajpayee. He was also recognized by the King Of Thailand recently for his contribution to His Majesty long distance learning program. Work has started on his Dare To Fail UK Ltd and arrangement are currently being made for his books to be sold on Amazon.com USA .
He is one man who walks his talk and had inspired many to bounce back in their lives.