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Interests:
Horses, water activities, flying. Pretty much anything fun and active in the out of doors. I do enjoy reading business and self development books. God and church are also at the top of my list.

Activities:
Going for trail rides on my horse and other horse related activities. I enjoy being on the water and fishing, snorkeling, canoeing.

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Micheline Clawson

CEO
Primary Company:  SendOutCards
Other Company:  Micheline Marketing
Industry:  Internet
Experience:  Established Business (1-3 years)

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About Me

Growing up in rural northern Ontario on the shores of Lake Superior, was an education that would prove to be invaluable later in life. I learned to be independent and creative. Often times necessity was the mother of invention, literally.

You could find me out on the water during the summer, on a snow machine in the winter, and later on in life with my dog team skimming across the frozen lakes. Riding my horse along the trans Canada highway and camping was a way of life.

At the tender age of 18 I took my first solo flight in a single engine airplane, and was one of the few women at that time to become a pilot. Since my folks wintered in Key West Florida, that is where I acquired my license, but later went home to my native roots and obtained a float rating. I was then able to land on the water in front of our home on the shore of Lake Superior.

My father was an astute businessman, and although I didn’t appreciate it at the time, the lessons I learned from him were invaluable. I too had an entrepreneurial heart and tried everything from raising ferrets to using my horse for carriage tours at the Sault Locks. For several years I even gave dog sled rides to literally 1,000's of children in the public schools, charging enough to cover my expenses.

Later on in life I started “Micheline Driving School”. Ironically, those same kids that I gave dog sled rides to, were now sitting next to me as I taught them to drive. It was hard work but very rewarding and often entertaining. The driving school did very well and we experienced first hand the old saying,”imitation is the highest form of flattery”. Our creativity in advertising and style, found others following our lead. It was fun to do what no one had thought of trying and being successful at it. One example is when we approached a car dealership to provide new cars for us to use on a skid course during a winter carnival. People were flying around the track and learning to control a vehicle in a safe environment. In the end, the dealership sold cars, we had students signing up for our program and everyone had a great time.

My life has been characterized by being non traditional and ahead of the times.  After college and early on in my career (there were many), I had $200,000 worth of thermographic equipment strapped to my back doing home energy audits, and people thought I could see through their clothes. Of course this same equipment is common place today, cheaper, and readily available.  When I was a kid and raised ferrets to sell, people were afraid of them and thought if they were to get loose they might overtake northern Ontario. It wasn’t long after that they became a designer pet and brought a high price. 

Timing is everything, and there is a lot of truth to that statement. Persistence and perseverance develops character, and of course results. If we want to be successful, we can’t be quitters. I often marveled at my dog team when they smelled something on the trail. They would suddenly rally with exuberance and put it into high gear just to see what was around the corner. We never know what is around the corner of life.

I now find myself enjoying sunny Ocala Florida (the horse capital of the world), working on the internet and interacting with some great people through my business.   The opportunities are endless on line and it is fun helping others develop themselves and their business. God has made us all different, and we all have something special to offer others.

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My Location:  Ocala, Florida
United States

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Hi Micheline, Thank you for sharing and allowing us to become friends. Life is awesome, have fun living it. We look forward to getting to know you... Have a and Great Day... Danny & Laura