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Martha Stewart Shares the Most Powerful Words Her Father Ever Said to Her

June 16, 2017

‘He recognized my enthusiasm and encouraged me'

My dad, Edward Kostyra, was constantly offering his sage advice on any number of topics to each of his six children. I think I was the most receptive, full of avid curiosity to learn everything Dad knew and apply it to everything that interested me.

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He recognized my enthusiasm and encouraged me by constantly saying, “You can do anything you set your mind to!” That perhaps is the most powerful thing ever said to me, and it remains with me today.

Martha Stewart is an entrepreneur, lifestyle expert and best-selling author.