Hyped up on Gary Vee’s Kool-aid, I was ready to smash all the agencies and dominate the Caribbean, while the UK and NY were also in my sights. I had big dreams of running a multinational award winning ad agency that rivalled Oglivy himself. In 12 months, we were doing really well and gaining traction; while I was able to wing every meeting, completely blind, and still walk out with a deposit and a signed contract. We had an office, a small team, some big clients, and life felt like it was progressing. I learned that I hated running the business, and started missing the hands-on approach, but I didn’t identify this at the time. On the horizon of success, the oil crash of mid-2016 hit, and Trinidad descended into a recession. Haemorrhaging clients like I split my femoral artery wide open, I made a clinical decision to jump ship and leave Trinidad (something that I had thought of for years, but never had the opportunity to until then).