My name is Sylvain Lalonde, I am 36 years old, I have had a partner for 13 years and I teach children in Grade 1. In 2004, we bought a single family home in Lachine. Built in 1940, and in good condition, it still needed some care and attention; sanding the wood floors, replacing doors and windows, redoing the tiles in certain places, etc I remember that I had little room to manoeuvre in my budget and that made me very anxious at the end of every month. Equally it was impossible to put money aside for travelling since I had made the choice to own a property. However to travel was a gift I dreamed about.
In March 2006, I was invited to a Tupperware party and afterwards I decided to have one myself to help organise my kitchen at the best price possible. My Consultant invited me to go to a Tupperware meeting at the office and I understood very quickly that this business opportunity may perhaps help me to realise my dreams of travel and to have money set aside for those impromptu expenses that we never expect. I had nothing to lose in trying......
My first year at Tupperware allowed to me to put aside enough money to have a holiday in Cuba and to travel for a month in Turkey. Over the next few years the money that I gained with my Tupperware business allowed me to travel and to visit Costa Rica, Spain, Italy, Mexico and Disney. Also, I began to have a margin of manoeuvrability in my budget which allowed me to relax.
In August 2009, I decided that it was time to to apply myself to get more out of my business. I therefore set about recruiting new Team members. In April 2010 I became the first male Director in Canada. In completing this challenge I merited the trip to Hawaii for two.
In the course of the next few years, I want to continue to grow my Tupperware business and to share the opportunity with others by trying to make a difference in their lives. Between now and the end of 2011 I would like to merit the Mustang convertible and to buy a rental property in order to ensure my Financial independence.