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Corito Paredes on the value of growing older

What do you do for a living, and what are the things that make you feel more alive?

I am a franchisee owner of Jollibee. Doing the day to day operations of the stores is what keeps me busy. Going to the stores and visiting, planning and executing our day to day operations my team makes me happy. I love cooking as well and I also do gardening on the side. I do all the landscaping of our memorial park that our family developed.

How old are you?

I am 70 years old.

What do you think is the biggest challenge, and the best thing, about being your age?

I want to take in more business but I know with age, there will be setbacks in mobility.

The best advantage is we have experience. We know how to navigate through problems and decision making is easier.

How have you grown wiser in the past two years?

Because of this pandemic, it taught me to be more considerate of our employees family relationships, their mental and physical health, and sometimes you need to cut back the business to ensure everyone’s safety. It’s not about money anymore, you’re concerned about your employees welfare. Whether it’s crew and managers, you’re concerned for their welfare and their families.

What are the best pieces of life advice you have ever received?

Share your blessings and share your knowledge.

She Talks Generations celebrates wisdom-sharing among women; and highlights the different perspectives and unique strengths that we bring to the table at every life stage.

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