This week I had a conversation with my mentor about my personal life and about my family. He asked about my intentions to start a family of my own and what were my thoughts on it. I realised at this point that I’ll have to let my walls down with my mentor. My last serious relationship ended in 2009 and in 2010 I left Trinidad and Tobago for the UK to pursue an MSc in Software Engineering. While studying, my main focus was completing my studies and earning a Distinction, even though I fell short of that goal and was awarded a Merit. Since I returned to Trinidad in 2013, my main focus was building my business and excelling professionally. I have been open to meeting new people but I’m very guarded about that. In the past, I’ve had experiences where I’ve allowed people into my life and they’ve created scenarios that took my focus away from my goals. I’m determined this time around to stay focused on the things I would like to achieve no matter what.
Soon after returning from the UK in 2013, I read Napoleon Hill’s book Think and Grow Rich and he clearly discusses the importance of love mixed with sex and the positive impact it can have when accomplishing goals and achieving success. At this moment, I realised that love can be a catalyst for achieving the success I want in life, once I choose someone that best suits me. I assured my mentor that in 2015, I will be more open to love and relationships. He reminded me that to be CEO of a company, Prime Minister or President of a country, it is most times required that you be married, so do not underestimate the importance of love, marriage and having a family of my own, as it relates to success. It helps to create a balance in life that is needed and if neglected, can create negative consequences in the long run.