Blog 18-The People Who Shaped and Mentored The CEO!
I feel very blessed and fortunate that my mother invested money in my mental health. Since I was a young girl I was reading self-help books. I was open-minded and searching to find mentors to better myself. I had two children by the age of 18 and three by the age of 26. I cut my life short by these life-changing decisions.
My gynecologist told my mother when I was pregnant at age 16 “She can no longer be treated like a 16-year old, she just entered the adult world”
9th Grade Social Studies Teacher (Mr. Buscaglia): He told me that I was very smart. He took an interest in me, he encouraged me to learn more about my catholic religion. He was concerned about my future choices. He saw something very special in me. He helped me grow as a young woman.
D.McClain /Psychologist: The first time I met with him he told me “After spending time with you, you should not get discouraged that you are a teenage mom. I want you to know that you have a gifted existence”. He told me that I was bright. He changed the way I saw myself.
B.Weeks / Social Worker: She helped me discover where my anxiety originated. This was a very scary process. It made me very aware of how deep my fears were. This was important because it open my mind to personal change.
C.Liaros / Psychic Consultant: She mentored and counseled me. She taught me the importance of making the right choices in my life. She educated me to understand how these choices would define me.
My In-Laws: They helped me to see marriage in a positive light. They changed my life.
My Older Brother: He loved, honored and respected me. He was a great protector. He was a dream of an older brother. We had fun together, we had a lot of great memories and experiences.
Father Pat: He was my parish priest. He helped me to understand how to overcome my lack of confidence. He made me aware that I was caring 40-years of guilt. He helped me forgive myself for getting pregnant at age 16. It was a new life for me.
Mr. & Mrs. B: They were my bosses at my first travel agent job. Within a year, I became a top producing sales executive. They both believed in my potential and they brought out the love I had for travel.
My Ex-Husband: He was my first love. He supported and loved me at age 16. He taught me so many of life’s lessons. He was a chef in the military and he also taught me how to cook. He brought out my love of cooking. He helped me raise our children.
My Children: Each one of my children helped shape me. Their unconditional love for me helped me understand what a gift being a mother is.
Mr. D /Teacher: He helped me get my high school equivalency at 59 years old. He was extremely special and devoted. He was the most influential teacher I have ever had in my life. He helped me, and he believed in me. He was always positive and encouraging. Without him I could have never gotten my high school equivalency.
Husband: He is my biggest advocate in every area of my life.