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10 Pearls of Motherly Wisdom for Your Career

10 Pearls of Motherly Wisdom for Your Career

Hamsa Ramesha | MediaBuzz

If you act confident, people will think you have a reason to be.

Looks aren’t everything, but they do count for a lot. It was true in high school, and it’s definitely true at work as well. Work can be overwhelming – looming deadlines, performance reviews, coworker drama, staffing shortages – it’s understandable if you feel like locking yourself up in the restroom for a good cry. It happens to the best of us. But don’t let the stress get to you; keep your head high, and power through it. You’d be surprised at how much respect a confident attitude garners. Rock on!

Do as I say, not as I do.

This is probably one of the most hypocritical Mommy-isms, removing the parent from any and all consequences of their actions. Unfortunately it’s also something to take note of in the workplace. Leaders come in all shapes and sizes, and you’re fortunate if you have a good one. Not all bosses practice what they preach – although they should. As an employee (and measly underling) the best thing you can do is to grin and bear it, and remember this lesson when you become the big boss on campus.

You come first. Always.

Motherly love has a way of giving us strength when we need it most. That unyielding support and confidence lifts you up to great heights, every time. In her eyes, you are the finest employee, and deserve the best of everything. The reality of life is that often, we push aside our own interests to better serve the company at large. We sacrifice our time, labor, and even our professional goals for the sake of the big picture. When this happens, take a step back and evaluate yourself. Take stock of your accomplishments and what you bring to the table. It’s okay to look out for yourself! Don’t forget about that. Ever.

Mother knows best!

It’s true, she does. She coached you through childhood, and even had a word or two to spare to help your professional career. Where would we be without our mothers to guide us? She’s a life coach, a shoulder to cry on, and our best friend, all rolled up in one package. Give your mother a shout out this Mother’s Day (May 9) and thank her for her countless pearls of wisdom over the years. She really does know best.

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