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Entrepreneurs Love Encouragement

Everyone loves to have support from others but entrepreneurs probably love it more than anyone else because we take so many risks that most people don’t. Every supportive word, comment and email boosts confidence and so I had to share pieces of this recent email and note because it really helps to keep us humble and stay focused on the goal of being positive role models for people al over the World. I recently did an in-depth interview with the blog YawdFromAbroad and this was what the interviewer/owner, Tremaya, had to say:

Everyone loves to have support from others but entrepreneurs probably love it more than anyone else because we take so many risks that most people don’t. Every supportive word, comment and email boosts confidence and so I had to share pieces of this recent email and note because it really helps to keep us humble and stay focused on the goal of being positive role models for people al over the World.

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I recently did an in-depth interview with the blog YawdFromAbroad and this was what the interviewer/owner, Tremaya, had to say:


You guys are definitely genuine and easy to talk to and get along with, and more importantly you really care about what you do and others, and that’s rare online and in the “real world”.


You guys are definitely exciting and inspiring, it’s one thing to hear about black success but it’s another to see it. Honestly, it’s like you guys are a God-send for me. I know I’m destined for greatness in my own life, and having a tangible source of inspiration, success, and mentorship is really awesome, that’s a million times better than anything else you could do for me.


Just keep doing what you do, only better. As one of my favorite scriptures says, “Your gifts will make room for you”.

Thanks for the kinds words Tremaya, that really put a big smile on my face.

One of my best friends, someone who has known me since 2002, Allison Cole, also wrote a note on Facebook today and here are some excerpts:


David is without a doubt, an entrepreneur and when I speak of the things that Jamaica needs to make a positive change and assert ourselves as “Brand Jamaica”, David is one of the first people that come to mind.


There is no box


While in the middle of Half-Way Tree, going to the VP Records office, I asked David if he would buy a copy of my autobiography when I finally wrote it. He said: “Yes, and I would buy the rights to make the movie too.”


This is the type of statement, I am used to hearing from David and his brother Robert. With these two, there is no box, neither is there any limit to what can be accomplished with a good business plan, a strong support system and a lot of hard work.


I see this new venture with youtube as the keystone for future RV branding and projects. I expect bigger and better things from both David and Robert.

I am proud of you both, as well as the extended RV family.

I have worked hard to represent Jamaica well on the World stage and dedicated time and effort through the Jamaica Diaspora Southeast Region and Upliftment Jamaica. I was asked to be a Youth Spokesperson for the Southeast US Region and I am supposedly going on NPR South Florida this Friday to talk about what the diaspora is doing to celebrate Jamaica’s Independence.

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Jamaica is a part of me and sometimes I feel that I don’t get enough support from my fellow Jamaicans, especially my own generation.

Allison is one of those few who truly understand what I am about and gladly shares that with others. I couldn’t ask for a better PR person, and she is just a friend!

These two people have treated our accomplishments for what they are – great things for Jamaica, not me personally. Humility is something that I focus hard on keeping and I guarantee that Allison has so many stories about me that she can quickly put me in my place if I ever cross over to the dark side.

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Sometimes I feel misunderstood – many people mistake speaking up or showing that you understand your subject matter as arrogance. Tremaya and Allison don’t make that mistake, they understand that I genuinely want to help others and play my role in bettering Jamaica.

The more people that I can get to see the real me, the more I will be able to help.

Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, said it best:

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“Obviously everyone wants to be successful, but I want to be looked back on as being very innovative, very trusted and ethical and ultimately making a big difference in the world”

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About the author

I am a young entrepreneur who started my first company at 20 during my MBA program at the University of Miami. Our first project was the creation of RealVibes.net, later renamed Realvibez.tv, a leading online destination for Reggae, Dancehall and Soca videos, first launched in February 2002. I am the co-founder of Random Media, an integrated media and entertainment firm focused on Caribbean entertainment and culture, as well as co-founder of Kaizen Interactive, a digital marketing agency. Experience and Achievements - Secured deal for my venture (through the Realvibeztv channel) to become YouTube’s first Caribbean media partner - venture now part of YouTube’s new rental program - Random Media has signed distribution deals for e-book versions of a number of Caribbean books in the Amazon Kindle and Apple iBooks stores - Interviewed numerous times about using social networks for business, previously built up a Facebook fan page for Jamaica to over 55,000 fans in less than 2 years that is now being used by the Jamaica Tourist Board - Asked to endorse a book on entrepreneurship The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur alongside Donny Deutsch, Host of CNBC’s The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch - Contributed a chapter to a McGraw-Hill Publishing book, How To Make Money With YouTube - A judge for Business.com’s What Works For Business contest in 2009 I was born in Kingston, Jamaica, completed his B.Sc

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