There are many people who have and will continue to impact my approach to life and business. One of these very important people happens to be my mother, who has inspired me in so many ways. Here are a few lessons my beautiful and intelligent mother has taught me:

1. Encouragement
My mother always led by example, offering me comfort and encouragement to pursue my ideas and dreams. This taught me that a healthy support system and unlimited encouragement is vital to every entrepreneur. Like Sir Richard Branson says, “Screw it, let’s do it!” My mom has truly taught me to always GO FOR IT!

2. Getting sh** done
Setting your goals and getting it done is one thing that distinguishes a productive person from someone who is not. It is also the difference between a successful entrepreneur and an unsuccessful entrepreneur. She taught me how to carry out everything I wanted to achieve from start to finish and how to stay disciplined when completing tasks.

3. Attention to detail
My mom is great at creating baskets of goodies. It always fascinated me at how she paid attention to the smallest details that created the biggest difference.

4. Balance
I’ve always had so much respect for how my mom could balance and accomplish so many important tasks during one day. She never made excuses and taught me that with balance many things can be completed with no stress.

5. Love
My mother is the most caring and loving person I have ever known. I strive to show the same love and care to all of my team members, colleagues and partners. This is one of the most important things in creating long lasting meaningful relationships.

From The Desk of BizON, on behalf of Nunzio Presta, Founder and CEO of BizON