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Mother Asked Her Sons One Question Every Night - Now They Credit Her For Their $100 Million Company

Two brothers started a home business that has turned into a 100-million-dollar company. The two came from humble beginnings, but they said their mother would ask them a question every night at dinner. The brothers say that her question became a major ingredient in their success.

Bert and John Jacobs were the youngest of six children. They grew up in a lower-middle class Boston family. Life was difficult; the family nearly lost the parents in a car wreck, and the father sustained injuries that left him frustrated and with a short temper. Financially, the family continued to struggle.

The Jacob brothers say their mother did one thing, however, that made the difference. Every day at dinner, she would ask them to tell her something good that happened today.

“As simple as mom’s words were, they changed the energy in the room,” the brothers wrote. “Before we knew it, we were all riffing on the best, funniest, or most bizarre part of our day. That optimism was something that our family always had, even when we had little else.”

The brothers learned from their mother that optimism is a choice. They started their t-shirt company in 1994 and even expressed that optimism in their choice of name: Life is Good.

It just shows you the difference a positive attitude can make.

Source: InspireMore
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