Houston Texas – 5/2/2017
At Culture Spark, we challenge our clients to “Ignite, Inspire from Within.” So often that inspiration in our personal lives comes from the important people that surround and guide us as we grow. This May, in honor of Mother’s Day, the team members at Culture Spark are each sharing a piece of wisdom from their moms that has carried them from childhood and into their professional careers.
My mom has always said, “I love you for who you are, not what you do.” This is something that has resonated with me over the years and empowered me to be the best version of myself. In my greatest success and deepest failure, I know that my mom’s love for me is unconditional. Having this steady love and support in my life has made a huge impact on who I am as a person today!
My mom put her college and professional dreams on hold to marry and start a family. Once we were ready to leave home, my mom returned to college, earned her bachelor’s degree at the age of forty, and began her professional career. Over the subsequent years, she built a a tremendous career, earned a master’s degree, and rose to a high ranking position in her field. My mom taught me: “Success is always possible, and it’s ok if your definition of success changes during your life.” I strive to teach this lesson to my own children, especially my daughter. Have goals, but be flexible in how you define and reach them. And don’t ever be afraid to change those goals and dreams.
My mother instilled in me at a young age, “Anything you choose to do, always give it 110%”. I realized as I grew that, with this mantra, my mother was preparing me for a competitive world by ensuring excellence was a part of my own personal brand. In any hardship I’ve faced, it was hard work and perseverance that yielded the desired result. My mom embodies this concept, and it’s one I am proud to pass along to my daughters through my words and actions.