26: Custodian Work Meets Lifelong Achievement


Michael Vaudreuil lost everything in the 2008 recession and took the best opportunity in front of him at the time which was a custodian position at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He took classes by day and cleaned floors by night over 8 years to earn his degree in mechanical engineering. His story went viral and he was immediately hired by a huge aerospace engineering company right after college. In this episode:

  • The effects of the 2008 financial crisis
  • How unconditional support in a marriage can transform someone’s life
  • Taking classes and taking a custodian job at 46 years old
  • The fuel that kept him pursuing his degree
  • What it feels like to walk across the graduation stage after 8 years of academic work
  • Walking through the cancer diagnosis of a spouse
  • Why choosing the best opportunity in front of you tends to be the correct way to go

You can reach out to Michael on his facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/michael.vaudreuil.3

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