Some of the best lessons learned aren’t from the classroom or boardroom, they are from the one person who knows you best: Mom. As we celebrated Mother’s Day, we came across an article from Inc.com that highlights 10 success rules your mom taught you. Take a read. What lessons have you learned from you mom that has helped you in your career? Share with us below.
My mother worked very hard every day of her life. She did tough physical labor and then came home and cooked and cleaned for the family. Early in my life I worked alongside her– doing what I thought was back breaking work. Every day she told me that the way to a better life was to work hard and work even harder to get an education that was practical. That lesson was drummed into me and kept me from quitting. I guess that is what she taught me…never quit, always move forward. I am trying to teach my children that same lesson today.
My mom taught me how to handle money. She taught me how to count it, to save it and to invest it. She tuaght me how to make change (a lost art I’m afraid) Most importantly, she taught me the relationship to time and money and reminded me that you shouldn’t waste either. I am grateful for those common, but crucial lessons. Thanks Mom!
My mother also taught me how to manage money through the importance of saving. She would always tell me to never having anything left over that was available to throw at “little things” because than you end up wasting all your money on things that you don’t really need, like that coffee. Instead, when the money comes in, it’s all delegated towards bills and the rest immediately goes into savings and/or paying down any debt such as school loans. By taking that extra that would be spent elsewhere, it can pay off other things quicker.
“If you don’t have anything nice to say, say nothing at all” is something that was always emphasized by my mother. People don’t realize the effect that their words have on others. We are very often not taught how to analyze and identify what we are saying before actually saying it. People won’t take the time to do so. By learning this lesson you can become way more self-aware of what you are saying which can be a huge asset.