Family Focus: Arlinda Moriarty & Mom Linda Dickens, Moriarty Consultants

Arlinda Moriarty, President and CEOarlinda-and-mom
Linda Dickens, Mother

Moriarty Consultants Home Healthcare
In the Industry for 16 Years

OW: What has been your greatest inspiration?

AM: My family…mainly my son. My family’s support means alot to me. I am motivated by their continued encouragement. Without their motivation at times, I think I would just give up. They keep me lifted.

LD: I am inspired by the fact that God has been good to me by allowing me to retire from my job with the Pittsburgh Parking Authority and still do part-time work managing one of my daughter’s offices.

OW: What is the biggest career mistake that you have ever made?
AM: My biggest mistake was to grow too fast. I realized that I could lose control if I grew too fast. You can financially choke. You can take on too much business …more than you can handle. People don’t realize you can get to the point where you can’t meet the supply and demand.

LD: Not going to college was a huge mistake…not getting to do some of the things that my friends were doing. I was having children while my friends were advancing their education. But, in the end, I got to experience a lot of things that I am still proud of.

OW: What was the best thing that you ever did that got you where you are today?
AM: I share my wealth. I share my experiences, and I share my wisdom with others in the hope that they too can succeed. That in turn has helped me to grow.

LD: Retiring and being able to continue to support the growth of my daughter’s businesses.

OW: When did you first become aware of your purpose?

AM: As a person with Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), it was when I started helping other people; that was when I saw how much empathy I had for those who have various challenges. I was able to see how living with ADHD gave me the motivation to help others. I gained a better understanding of who I am as a person.

OW: What advice would you give to anyone about following their dreams?
AM: You have to believe in yourself. Success does not attack you as you are walking down the street. Make sure your dreams belong to you. In other words, don’t follow someone else’s dream.

LD: Stay focused on God, then focus on yourself and your family, and he will lead you in the right direction. He won’t steer you wrong.

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