Travel inspires many of us to achieve more for many reasons. For some, buying that perfect house by that special beach it is the visual outcome of a very clear business goal, whereas others are driven by a deep rooted desire for connection with people around the world.

What unites us all is that there are places that simply mean something to us in our souls, and a select few people spend their days seeking these out to share with the world.

One such person is Peta Phipps – the publishing entrepreneur and editor/founder of multiple travel magazines, including Caribbean Living and Swanky Retreats, who has been professionally traveling the world in luxury for decades.

We caught up with the publishing phenomena to discover her Focus Five.

WHO: in your life inspires you?

I inspire myself because there are things that only I know about that I have accomplished and overcome. My inspiration comes from challenging myself in big and small ways and looking inward to creatively step up and get to the next level.

WHAT: does your absolute achievement look like?

Absolute achievement looks like being so wildly successful that I’m overflowing in all areas of my life, simultaneously. The overflow is so much that I inherently fill the cups of those around me.

WHEN: is the next opportunity to take another step in the right direction towards your success?

Today! Never ever wait for tomorrow – you can’t be certain you’ll be lucky enough to have one, and why wouldn’t you want to make the absolute best of today?! Life becomes whatever you want it to be when you live in the moment!

WHERE: you’ve visited that drives you to achieve your end goal?

So many places fuel my drive for success. It’s often times not the place but the emotion it evokes.

I’ve been on islands, on mountain tops and at sea, when a feeling of wanting to share the experience with a multitude of others who are close to me, washes over me. Those moments, in those places, drive me to be even more successful.

WHY: a memory of something you’ve done and WHY it pushes you to keep chasing after your dream?

Memories don’t necessarily push me. I tend to live in the future more than I do in the past, but if I were to dig deep, it would be traveling the world with my daughter during summer holidays in Europe and Jamaica.

A desire to do more of that is what pushes me. Those days where family, freedom and work all intersected. I’m driven to do more and be even freer on the next adventure.

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