“The future destiny of a child is always the work of the mother.” – Napoleon Bonaparte. I am the Director and Founder of Inspiring Students To Excel In Higher Education – www.inspiringstudentstoexcel.com. I would like to dedicate a Mother’s Day message of appreciation to the numerous mothers who’ve contacted my company in regards to their child’s college destiny. We provide a tutorial called the Tools For Success Guide which teaches students within the U.S. (ages 16-23) on how to write to win scholarships and attend college debt free.
I grew up as an only child in a single parent home. “Thank God for mothers who are determined to birth, nurture and raise their children to the best of their ability – despite what society may say.” This article by no means undermines the role of a father; however 98% of the parents that contact my company for college funding information are “mothers.” I can honestly appreciate mothers who desire to help their child excel beyond high school, because this also helps in teaching them the fundamentals of life. It’s one thing to get your child out of high school; however they’re still living within your home 10 years later. It’s another thing to encourage them to attend college with scholarship funding and enable them to get a head start on their financial future – without all of the student loan debt once the diploma is received. Inspiring Students To Excel In Higher Education is here to help parents and students who believe in putting priorities into the proper perspective.
“No influence is so powerful as that of the mother.” Sarah Josepha Hale. I can confirm that my mother was my first teacher on finances, life lessons etc. Often times, I felt that her methods of teaching and discipline were a bit too strict. Requiring homework to be complete before extracurricular activities; was actually done out of love and instilling priorities within me. This principle taught me to have good discipline with school studies when I went off to college. I’ll take you briefly down memory lane which has brought me to where I am today with creating Inspiring Students To Excel In Higher Education. By the age of 11, I began working for a friend of my mothers – who owned a local small newspaper company. Instead of watching cartoons on Saturday mornings, I was out delivering newspapers. Mom bought me an expense book and took me to the bank to open up a savings account. “She wanted me to learn bookkeeping, accounting skills and the importance of saving money.” At the age of 15, I told my mom that I wanted to get a part time job and reduce my volunteer hours at the hospital. I shared with her that I was interested in applying with McDonald’s and the downtown public library. My reason for my interest in working for McDonald’s was to eat for free. (smiles) My reason for my interest in working for the downtown public library was due to my love of reading and often studying there after school. Mom advised me to evaluate the two places of employment and to prioritize between the two as to which would be most beneficial to my Journalism career choice. Fortunately, I was hired by the library to work within the Social Science Department which housed scholarship and grant funding books. “I later realized that mom was teaching me decision making skills and how to select jobs that were steps to my future.” Little did I know as a child that where you begin in life is often how you end. My mother chose to instill within me the proper principles of life in order to prepare my mind for a bright unlimited future. I’ve learned that in order to be an effective leader – you must first know how to serve.
Inspiring Students To Excel In Higher Education celebrates mothers who teach their children how to prioritize what’s important in life. Education is the key out of poverty. Education is the key to success. Education reduces the numbers within prisons. Education teaches financial literacy. “The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” – Malcolm Forbes