Mama Knows Best: Lori Cheek

With Mother's Day coming up, we thought it would be fun to ask our writers, friends, and favorite Kentuckians to share the best advice their own mothers ever gave them.

Photo by Kim Preston Photography 

Kentucky native online dating entrepreneur Lori Cheek shared her mother's words of wisdom:
Remember that "doers" get their toes stepped on.
Lori continues, "It's been pretty helpful building my startup over the past four years. I've worked very hard at building Cheek'd and my business means everything to me, which leaves me extremely sensitive and vulnerable at times. When my feelings get hurt, I remember those simple words I learned as a young child and that I've just got to give everyone the benefit of the doubt, keep my chin up and bulldoze forward. It's really given me the ability to put things into perspective when dealing with all kinds of different personalities while trying to succeed as an entrepreneur."

{Thanks so much to Lori for sharing this great advice with us!}