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Happy Mother's Day! Career Advice from our Moms

 In the words of our CEO, at LaSalle, we are working hard to teach and develop our employees, but their foundation of hard work started years ago with the people who raised them. Thank you to the Mothers and Fathers who raised such incredible kids!  Here’s some of our favorite advice from the strong women in our lives:

Stay positive. Be a leader and not a follower. Work hard. Show your potential. 

Because my mom worked, she showed me that you could raise a family, have a career and be there for your kid's sporting events and concerts. It's hard work but very doable. She also taught me independence and instilled a strong work ethic in me.

You’re crazy…you know you can do it! You always do. 

Sometimes you have to practice good selfishness.

Have faith in yourself, trust your gut, and be kind to yourself if you make mistakes along the way.

Don’t count on money that isn’t in your bank account or in your wallet – act as if it doesn’t exist.

Always try your best!

Nothing good happens after midnight.

Stay focused and work hard to accomplish your goals in life.

Treat people the way you want to be treated.

Most of the time the way people treat you is a reflection of their character and not your own.  But sometimes, you need to look in the mirror and get your head out of your a**.

Always be understanding, ambitious and kind. Success will follow. 

Never give up; hard work pays off.

Kill them with kindness.

Never spend money you don’t have.

You are only as happy as you make your mind up to be.

Treat people the way you want to be treated.

Gillespie’s never quit!

My mom taught me work ethic. As a single working mom she taught me to rely on yourself, and work hard to provide for yourself. I grew up believing women and men were equal in the workplace and that I could be anything I wanted. :)

The best advice my mom gave me is the importance and value of hard work.

Lead, follow or get out of the way. It doesn’t matter which, but don’t be the person that can’t decide.

Lead by example, be kind to others and always give your best. Put family first...and don’t forget to eat dessert :)

Follow the dreams that make you happy, then all those around you will be inspired to do the same.

It's okay to have a difference of opinion with friends, because if they're really your friends it won't matter.

My mom has given me a lot of advice over the years, but what's been even more impactful is what she has shown me through the way she lives her life. She gives 110% to everything she does, so it taught me to do the same and believe in myself!