Johnathan Daniel is a 24-year-old who works with The Power of Choice Initiative. Positive Vibes sat down with the young man to discuss what led to him becoming a positive role model in Barbados.
Q: What is your mantra for life?
A: My mantra for life is ‘more love’. So often we are quick to react negatively when a situation or circumstances don’t go the way we want. I believe that this is because we were all raised in a society where we are conditioned to hate easier than to love, and I am determined to change this.
Q: What is your current occupation?
A: I am currently self-employed, with most of my time being used for Positive Vibez. But I do photography, videography, photography and technical support.
Q: How did you become involved in your current occupation?
A: I got involved in my current occupation after realizing my purpose in this life and receiving my calling from God.
Q: What is one thing the public would not know about you?
A: One thing that the public would not know about me is that I do not have much of a social life.
Q: You work with The Power of Choice programme. How did you become involved?
A: I became involved with The Power of Choice through a dream that I believe God gave me about my grandmother’s church, which I took as a sign that I should attend. That then led to a meeting with Pastor Holford, which then led to him setting up a meeting between Errol Griffith, who is the founder of The Power of Choice, and myself.
Q: You also work with young talent in Barbados; how did that come about?
A: This initially came about with me setting up a meeting with persons who I have made friendships with over the years, and I would talk to them about the concept of Positive Vibez and what we are going to achieve.
Q: You are going to be hosting a show called Positive Vibez. What led to this?
A: At this point in time, we haven’t quite confirmed the name of the show since we learned it may be conflicting with our entities. The creation of this show came about by me asking my Heavenly Father to use me to spread His truth, and waiting patiently. About a week or so after, I received a call from the programme director at Barbados Live, saying I was recommended as a positive young person to host the show which will be launching soon.
Q: Do you feel as a young male it is your role to be an example to young boys in Barbados?
A: I believe as a young male it is not only my role to be an example to young boys in Barbados, but to all persons who I come into contact with.
Q: What advice would you have for young males who are seeking to become positive role models in their community?
A: One piece of advice I would give to young persons who are seeking to become positive role models is that this is something that you will have to take seriously because it will not be easy; and you will want to start with the Creator, because all good things start with Him. (LG)