Life has a way of steering you in the right direction if you take a moment to listen. My mom’s advice has come back to me in ways I could never have even imagined.
I now affectionately refer to my mom as my “wise sage” and appreciate any and all insight she can share with me. She knows stuff. She’s lived through the depression and comes from a family of immigrants who spoke zero English when they arrived in Canada in the early 1900’s. Not only did my mom’s family of 13 children survive, but they thrived.
Hardship didn’t harden their perspective or hearts. In fact, quite the opposite happened. I’m honored to say that my mom and her siblings are kind-hearted, hard-working people who never accepted a handout. There was always enough to share, no matter how meager the meal or resource.
Here are the five life lessons I learned from my mom, and how I applied them to my business life today.
1. There’s No Instant Success.
My mom’s family arrived in wintery Manitoba, Canada with a few broken suitcases and dreams for a better life. Let’s just say that success wasn’t instant. It took decades to achieve stability and progress. (more…)
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