When I sit down to write about what my mother has taught me, about business or about life, it’s so hard to just think of a few examples. My mother is easily the most influential person in my life, playing an immense role in shaping the woman I am. As a single mother to an only daughter, you could say that we have a very special and unique bond.
When I think of a words to describe my mother, they would be:
She lived many lives before I came into this world: once getting her hot air balloon captain’s license and living in over 15 states across the U.S. – these, and the many other stories she has in her lifetime, inspire me endlessly. She’s resilient because despite every hardship or circumstance in her life, she has chosen to create her own path and thrive in doing so. And along that path, she has given more than I knew a person could. Given time, and energy, and charity and refuge. She taught me that giving will never make you poor. It will always come back ten fold.
She’s taught me countless things. More than I could ever measure or fully acknowledge.
A few I wanted to share with you are ones that have carried over into my entrepreneurial journey and into my business, making me a better business woman and a better educator:
1) Always Exude Integrity
Words you often hear me associate with my business and my work with clients are ‘authentic‘ and ‘intentional.’ These stem from my dedication to integrity. My mother taught me that everything you do should always come from a place of honesty and good character. If your business is rooted in integrity, you are able to be 100% transparent, welcome in customers or clients whole-heartedly and stand behind your work with pride. [Read more…]