Like many, I was disciplined mentally and physically to be strong. But honestly, I’ve always had a soft side, and as I grew older, I’ve learned that it’s also strong to express love and compassion. My mother has been my mentor on this and is my first teacher on being positive. She has always supported everything I’ve done from school, sports, music, martial arts, community organizations, acting, law, politics, and business. Since I was a kid, I always shared my goals and dreams with her. I would often tell her, “Hey mom, hey mom, here’s the plan. I’m going to . . .” She would always tell me to give it a try. My mom is my number one supporter and without her, I wouldn’t be who I am. I dedicate to my mom the song below called “Mama” by LunchMoney Lewis.