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10-MINUTE MANAGER: Renee Crichlow

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10-MINUTE MANAGER: Renee Crichlow

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ARE YOU where you’ve always wanted to be?

No, I am not there as yet, but every day I am getting closer.

What is your biggest professional challenge?

My biggest challenge would be marketing.

What is your biggest life challenge?

Being disappointed when high expectations that I expect from people don’t exactly work out as planned. I am learning to realise that the only person that I can expect anything from would be me.

When you look to the future what do you see?

Each day I see myself as being a better person than the day before.

What is your favourite pastime?

I love going for drives in the country whenever I get the chance.

What is your favourite meal?

I like to eat almost everything, healthy of course. I would say that my weakness is a Mudslide.

On Saturday nights where are you likely to be?

I will most likely be home trying to do nothing, that is, no work whatsoever. I have to put myself in shutdown mode.

What upsets you the most?

It upsets me that people would rather spend tones of money on materialistic things instead of investing in themselves. I would love people to invest in their personal development whether intellectual or physical.

What is your guiding philosophy?

I am not perfect nor am I trying to be, however, I will be the best me that I am capable of. Life is too short to be living like a drone, always find ways to spice it up and this is solely
my responsibility. Be always grateful for the small things in life and love more.

If you had the chance to manage Barbados for a day, what would you do?

First of all, I would change the food basket to include healthier, reasonable foods. Secondly, I would look to get more personal trainers and nutritionists on board to deal with the noncommunicable disease epidemic that is going on here in Barbados.

Thirdly, vastly improve the systems in Government that have so much red tape just to get a simple task done.

Lastly, I would make it mandatory that people spend time together for at least two hours without any smart phones, televisions, tablets, or computers; shut down all technology.

The last one may be a bit harsh but in my opinion our generation has lost the art of socialisation without these gadgets.

Renee Crichlow is the owner of REAC fitness.(Picture by Christoff Griffith)