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Business & Life Lessons I Learned from My Mom

By Rebekah Radice

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Business is tough, so is life – get over it. – This lesson has come in many shapes and forms over the years, but the end result is always the same: We all face challenges, some larger than others. The fun in life comes when we take that adversity and turn it into a positive rather than settling for the large snowball life just threw at us.

Be the CEO of Your Life – What if you started running your life as if it were a company? After all, if our own life isn’t functioning properly, how can we expect anything else around us to run smoothly? Ask yourself these questions:

  1. As the CEO of your company, how are you performing?
  2. How healthy is your company?
  3. What are your companies’ long term goals and are there steps in place to achieve them?
  4. How would you rate the success of your company?

Whenever the satisfaction of achieving what you want to accomplish permeates your life, you will feel an extra bounce in your step along with a keener power of observation and an overall deeper understanding of what makes you tick. So get digging and find the answers to becoming the CEO of your own life!

Don’t Sit on the Sidelines – Face your fear of rejection and overcome your insecurities. No one else is responsible for you and how you feel about you but YOU. Either choose to get in the game or sit on the sidelines. But make no mistake–sitting on the sidelines is your choice. In my opinion, life is much too short to spend it as a bystander. Get up, get going and get in the game!

Dare to Fail – There are NO guarantees in business, only chances we choose to take. In order to succeed, are you willing to take a risk? Are you willing to say what you mean, do what you say, speak up for what you want, dive in, take a chance and live your life to its fullest? If not, the consequences are no one else’s fault but your own.

Listen to your gut – Whether its gut instinct or that little voice in the back of your head, they’re both more than likely trying to get your attention. Over the years, I’ve come to realize that the feeling in my gut isn’t simply indigestion. It’s a wake-up call to pay attention to what’s going on around me. It’s the moments I decide “nahhh…I know what I’m doing. I don’t need to listen to my intuition” that my little house of cards begins to fall.

Finally and most importantly – Enjoy your moments - With our fast paced lives, finding time to slow down and enjoy the moment we’re in can be very difficult. But it’s in those moments that memories are made. If we don’t slow down and fully engage, no matter how mundane it might feel – we’ll suddenly find that life has passed us by and Poof! – the moment we so wanted to create, has slipped through our fingers.

Take time today to engage with those most precious to you and say thank you to a Mother that offered support, encouragement and unyielding love no matter what phase of our lives we’ve been in.

I love you Mom!

Rebekah Radice

About Rebekah Radice

Rebekah Radice, co-founder of BRIL.LA, has traded narcissism for purpose. When not driving growth, you'll find her tricking family into thinking she's Emeril Lagasse - likely covered in marinara. The spotlight was fun, but impact is better. These days she's using 20+ years of brand brilliance for good.