The Best Business Advice From My Mother!
May 8, 2013 by Stephanie Potash
Mother’s day is just around the corner!! We asked Gordon staff members what is the best business advice they received from their Mother- or a Mother figure.
We also found more great MOM-given advice from well known business greats!!
Cheryl Bida – Manager of G&C Accounting
(from her daughter, on what Cheryl has taught her)
- Cash is King
- Nothing is Forever
- Give from your heart
Kristen Gotshall – Staff Accountant at Gordon Advisors, P.C.
“My mother is the most positive person I know. She looks at the ‘bright side’ of any given situation, even when all hope seems to be lost. She has always taught me to keep my chin up and remain optimistic. This attitude has certainly helped me in the business world. Whenever I feel overwhelmed or discouraged, I remember that I will get through anything by remaining confident. I truly admire my mother’s positive attitude. I aspire to possess her optimistic outlook and know it will get me far in life, especially in the business world.”
Kelly Tremonti – Staff Accountant at Gordon Advisors, P.C.
“My mom has always been a good example for me. Growing up I watched how hard she worked to raise a family and have a great career. She taught me that by working hard my dreams (whatever they may be) can come true.”
Richard Branson- CEO of Virgin Group
“My mother always taught me never to look back in regret but to move on to the next thing. The amount of time people waste dwelling on failures rather than putting that energy into another project, always amazes me. I have fun running ALL the Virgin businesses — so a setback is never a bad experience, just a learning curve.”
Arianna Huffington – Founder of Huffington Post
“My mother told me failure is not the opposite of success; it’s a stepping stone to success. You’re going to fail, probably many times. But that’s okay — in fact, it’s essential. Very often, the difference between success and failure is simply perseverance. If we become so dependent on things always being a success, then we’re in a very vulnerable position — because we’re not in control of how the world is going to receive something.”