The News Press asked local business leaders how their Mom has influenced them in life and business.

Here was my response:

"My mother not only brought me into this world, she also brought me into the real estate business.  She taught me everything I need to know growing up, and everything I needed to get started in real estate.

Learning from the Top Agent in Lee County was invaluable.  She taught me when to speak up, when to be silent, and most of all, how to treat people.  I learned this at age 5, 12, 18, and every step along the way.  It wasn’t a one-time lesson, it is an all-time lesson.
My mother never settled for half results.  Her motto was intend do it right the first time or stay home.  We all make mistakes, and when you do, pick yourself up and move on.  The difference between good people and great people is the speed at which they rise from adversity.  We didn’t have much time growing up to sulk about what we didn’t have or wished we had.  We just did, and we still do.
No mother could leave a better gift than what my mother has taught me."
The News Press condensed the quote so they can get several quotes in.  One correction, I am not the head of the team.  I am a partner with my Mother and Father.  My mother doesn’t just work on the team, she is the heart and soul of the team.

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