From traveling to a new place to opening a business that suits the area Sean Cooney successfully ran 16 different businesses in four different countries before selling everything to settle in the Philippines. After trying his hand on different businesses – from electronics to aerial photography to scuba diving – he currently runs an adventure sports company and two resorts in Puerto Galera. We spoke to him recently and he tells us how he came to the Philippines, about living in the nation and what one can expect should one decide to settle in this Asian Paradise.
When did you decide to settle in Philippines? What went through your mind while making this decision?
Actually, the Philippines kind of chose me. I was going through some upheavals in my personal life, so one fine day I told my travel agent that I needed to go someplace warm right away. The agent said he could get me to the Philippines the next day – probably the greatest piece of good luck in my life. After being in the Philippines for only two weeks I knew I was not going home. Sold the business to my brother over the phone and never looked back. Once in the Philippines, I told myself that I would do only fun stuff here…the place has some much to offer.