Oh #WOW Have I got an inspirational success story for you all today. Connie Quinn-Vaillant retired and rather than take it easy after so many years working as a school principle set up not one but two really successful businesses. She now teaches others how to do it also, especially those who are 50+ to create their own Wisdom Businesses. Want to build your own booming biz Connie shares some great wisdom in how to achieve that with her Top 5 tips how to do that. Those who can do and teach others how.
Tell me a little about you , your lifestyle and what you are passionate about? I’m a retired School Principal with two young adult sons – the oldest is a new teacher, who teaches French as a second language, the younger one will graduate this fall with his MSc. in Microbiology and he is applying to Medical School in Sept.
We live in Ontario, Canada in a small city at the mouth of Lake Huron, located just across the St. Clair River from The U. S. My husband has been retired for some time now and is a great help and supports my endeavours. I’m currently a sessional professor teaching post-gradute courses in Education and running two businesses.
I had a difficult time retiring. I was so used to being able to make decisions, set goals, work with others, and affect other’s lives in positive ways. I felt empty and desolate. And for the first time in my life I became quite depressed. What would I do for the next 20 years?
I needed to do something meaningful, challenging and creative. I needed to feel I was contributing to help improve the lives of others. I prayed each night for a direction. And it wasn’t long in coming…
What lead you to making the decision of creating your own business? I asked for a challenge, and boy, did I get one! Continue reading