Aspire Magazine Issue 2 - Page 10

/ /////// C EO 8 ISSUE TWO | ASPIRE < LETTER DEAR FRIENDS, I’ve often thought how blessed I’ve been to have had the opportunity to meet and bond with so many wonderful people, both around the world and within our communities. These encounters and friendships have helped mold me as a person, a father and as a businessman. In the end, life is really about the people that we meet along the way and hold dear. And it’s moments like these that remind us of the importance of family and community. At Southworth Development, we believe in celebrating the good life—and by that I mean spending quality time with those we most cherish. Today, time is the greatest luxury, and it’s being redefined every day by experiential travel and unique destinations. At one of those destinations, The Abaco Club, the good life is reflected in the smiles of our fabulous staff. In Machrihanish, it’s the glorious beachside sunsets. And at Creighton Farms— it’s just simply everything! Fostering multi-generational memories is a top priority at all Southworth clubs and communities and always will be. In keeping with our mission to celebrate life, I’m thrilled to present our second edition of ASPIRE Magazine, which focuses on visionaries. Our cover story on XPrize Founder Peter Diamandis (page 52) captures the essence of dreaming big—literally shooting for the moon—and then turning prescient vision into reality. We interview Barbara Nicklaus (page 20), whose support of the Creighton Farms Invitational and inspiration for the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation has transformed thousands of children’s lives. The profile on famous boxer Micky Ward (page 16) showcases the power of pursuit and resiliency. Additionally, my business partner and dear friend, Joe Deitch, recently published Elevate (page 12). It’s within the pages of his book that “the good life” is deeply explored—it’s a thoughtful, “how- to” examination of true happiness and fulfillment. I hope you enjoy the issue, and look forward to celebrating inspired living with you. Sincerely, DAVID SOUTHWORTH FOUNDER & CEO