Wendy Deacon and I crossed paths years ago at the height of the pandemic.
Our paths crossed almost daily as we got to know one another on the social media app, Clubhouse. We spent many hours sharing our expertise and wisdom with one another and the many women who hung out with us in our Second Act Sisters Clubhouse.
They say good things are worth waiting for. And lucky for us, Wendy decided to take the leap and begin providing Adventure Concierge Services to women in midlife and beyond. When Wendy reached out to me with an interest in our Kuel Life Thought Leader roster, I jumped at the chance. Wendy will be sharing her advice, wisdom, and opportunities monthly to help us live as adventurously as we want.
Welcome Wendy Deacon To Kuel Life:
KUELLIFE: What type of business do you own/run?
Wendy: Adventure Concierge Services & Community
Wendy Deacon Took The Leap:
KUELLIFE: What prompted you or drove you to become an entrepreneur? When?
Wendy: It started in January 2017 when a close friend was diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer and I started questioning if all I had worked toward and all I had accomplished was truly making me happy. I spent the next two years soul searching and considering my options and I decided it was time to take the leap. I spent the next year traveling, writing,and leading small group adventure outings and my new path became clear.
“I spent the next year traveling, writing and leading small group adventure outings and my new path became clear.”
KUELLIFE: What’s your biggest struggle?
Wendy: Marketing and social media – I’d rather be outside playing and taking the videos and photos. I have no trouble speaking and sharing recommendations but I dislike having to put it together to promote.
KUELLIFE: What is your biggest fear as an entrepreneur? How do you work through it?
Wendy: Like most, I fear not succeeding. I meditate and keep positively focused on what I can do to for the next big leap forward.
Personal And Financial Goals:
KUELLIFE: How do you measure your success?
Wendy: The best is when I help a woman or a small group of women take on something with a bit of a challenge and tell me how amazing she feels. I set personal and financial goals and measure the number of women who join my community, engage with my content and participate in our events and trips. I am working towards corporate sponsor engagement as well.
KUELLIFE: Finally, what advice would you give other women about taking an entrepreneurial path?
Wendy: Life is too short to settle for ANYTHING in your life. Working for others can be difficult and working for yourself can be difficult. Be realistic, do your research and surround yourself with the best talent and support. Be patient and keep focusing on seeing yourself succeeding.