To make some sort of difference in the world, no matter how small. Like the hand print our ancient ancestors left on a cave wall, we all want to leave our mark on the world. But what is it that makes some of us willing to push beyond our experiences, and our credentials, to take on challenges that others think impossible? I’ve heard some call it courage, but I’m more inclined to think it is a fear of not leaving that vital hand print.

I’m now on a journey to build unique resort condos with art centres across the Caribbean. I’m armed with my experiences of building successful businesses. And while some critics might think that launching successful experiential resorts and art centres in the Caribbean is impossible, I’m betting against them. By  creating luxurious eco-vacations that provide unique experiences to affluent travellers we’ll appeal to people who want to make unique memories and contribute to the world.

Our free summer arts education camps for local kids will help define our unique hospitality offering and establish us as not just a business but also a hub for music, art and culture.

The wonderful aspect to this is that by creating unique experiences not only will be creating great memories, and high returns for investors, but we’ll be setting an example of how to operate a fully sustainable business  that can also have a significant impact on local communities. Our first boutique resort will be in Barbados.

I know I’m going to need a lot of help — and sometimes I think I’m just the person rubbing the sticks together to create sparks, it’s those other people who have joined us and are providing fuel to the fire who are truly making the difference.

All of us try in our journey to make the world a better place, the key is to do it with grace, humility, and compassion.

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