I think sometimes we underestimate the total impact that mothers have. You see a lot said about moms when you go to a funeral. There’s always a lot of talk about how selfless they were and how much they gave up for their children. And I could say that you see similar things on greeting cards.
But, being selfless and sacrificing isn’t really the core of what most mothers do. I think we need to adjust our blinders a bit here.
There’s a ton of mothers that have really kicked some ass—they went out and made it big in business, they’re politicians, they’re broadcasters, they’re professional sports coaches (like my friend Nancy Lieberman, a proud mom breaking ground as an NBA assistant)…the old school way of thinking is that mothers are just there for their children, but that is not the case anymore.
I think about my mother—she wasn’t there everyday when I got home giving me milk and cookies. She was working! She was owning a business, she was getting after it. And I think there’s a lot of mothers that are blazing trails across all areas today it’s important that we talk about that.
Here are some of the things my mother taught me:
How to make money
You don’t have to agree with everyone to be right
Your friends will determine your future
Help others without asking for anything in return
Don’t be afraid to kick someone’s ass if need be
Ask nicely and say “Please” and “Thank You”
Go after your dreams and don’t be afraid to fail.
Be spontaneous even if its 2:00am.
How to play poker and black jack and not to be afraid to hit on 15
How to fight back, but also how to fight forward.
I would like to see more cards with this stuff on there.