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Episode 11 marsha jacobson

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Listen and follow A Dealmaker’s DNA with Ilan Jacobson

How do you raise a child who will be successful in business and entrepreneurship? Are there characteristics in parents that produce successful children? Are there characteristics in children that parents should look for and specifically nurture? Who better to ask about parenting dealmakers than the mother of a dealmaker?

In today’s episode, Ilan interviews his mother, Marsha Jacobson. Listen in to learn about Marsha’s early life and experiences as well as her thoughts about the value of struggle, what bravery really means, and what it takes to be a good parent, as well as her thoughts about Ilan himself.

Topics Discussed in This Episode

  • Marsha’s early life
  • Marsha’s experiences with depression
  • Ilan’s childhood
  • The impact of struggle on your life
  • Signs of Ilan’s adult personality in his childhood
  • The importance of having a supportive partner
  • The family’s relationship with divorce
  • The nature vs. nurture question
  • What being brave means
  • What makes a good parent
  • How discipline factors into parenting
  • How to help a child become the most self-aware version of themselves
  • Whether vulnerability as a characteristic is important
  • What listeners should know about Ilan
  • Where listeners can find Marsha

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Quotes From the Show

“When you have to do something on your own, when you have to figure out things on your own, you grow from it.”

“I would go so far as to say that you only grow from struggle.”

“Working hard to me is what I think people refer to as choice.”

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