There is no one right way to get inspiration. It is deeply personal and derives from what is important to and what drives you. But no matter where you find it, it is often an integral part of what keeps you going when times get tough. Roy Tabet, a Lebanon based Entrepreneur too opened up about the things, actions and people that made him engaged and wanting to make a difference.
Here’s what he had to say:-
At what age/year did you start your career?
I graduated from the international university of Monaco with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2018. I started working for a luxury concierge services company in Beirut for about 4 months before I decided to travel and explore different cultures. This helped me develop people skills and PR skills.
Tell us something about your early life?
I am Lebanese and was born in Beirut 23/07/96 but lived the first 8 years of my life in the UAE. After that, I lived in Lebanon where I graduated high school. My first language is French but after going to university in Monaco, I’ve adopted a more international vocabulary.
How has your journey been so far?
I’ve always been blessed, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t struggled. I’ve had my ups and downs and learned how to ask for help. I’ve been supported, which has taught me how to support.
I’ve traveled a lot. I’ve done luxury trips, hiking trips, philanthropic trips and spiritual trips. I can say for sure that each and every one has taught me something, and has helped shape me.
We have heard you are a philanthropist and have been associated with many non-profit organizations. So what role do you play in Stallion empower?
Stallion empowerment initiative is a philanthropic endeavor of the Stallion group founded by a close friend called Sahil Vaswani and his sister Sarina. It focuses on healthcare, education and youth empowerment. The initiative was introduced in Nigeria with the intention to have an overall socio-economic impact across West Africa in the future. As the first donator in the foundation, my main role is to help make a difference, raise awareness, and ensure we can build an even better tomorrow for the people. My donation to Stallion contributing to the upgrade of the premium Hospital and DSC primary and secondary school.
What inspired you to get yourself associated with a non-profit organization and social work.
– The world is Ignorant and I will do my best to serve the universe as much as I can. Being part of a non-profit organization gives you the opportunity to make a difference and be part of creating a lasting impact. It is just the beginning. My family and I are willing to donate for animal conservation matters as well as supporting causes that are close to our hearts. It is just the beginning.
How has your philanthropy activities been during this ongoing coronavirus pandemic?
Sadly, I did not have the chance to go to Africa and see the whole upgrade process as planned. But I’m proud to say that Stallion is doing a great job managing the situation in the best way possible. Luckily Sahil, Sarina and I are always in touch, so there definitely is a sense of being part of the change from afar. The pandemic has also helped me plan and thorough my research in getting into my next philanthropic project.
Tell us something about your business
I’m a core member of my family’s business. We have a diverse portfolio with one of the leading branches of the business being wealth management and creative investment. My main responsibilities and contribution are the acquisition of new clients, public relations and upholding brand image. I love engaging and socializing with people, hence my job is not a job, it’s a lifestyle.
Your Instagram showcases you are a globe trotter. Kindly throw some light on it.
This pandemic has been challenging for me, first and foremost because my routine involves a lot of travel. I travel for work, for fun, for family, for food. I never imagined I’d be deprived of this, let alone be on lockdown. Do you know how some people ask you what type of traveler you are? I believe I might be a travel chameleon. There isn’t a trip I would ever say “no” to. So yes, my Instagram showcases a wide range of experiences.
According to you what is success?
Success starts within. A healthy mind and body will lead to a successful life. I believe we all perceive success differently. We each form different paths and the only true way to be successful is to accept yourself, know what you’re capable of, and know when and how to push yourself.