The Power of a Mentor - Pass it On

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1.a wise and trusted counselor or teacher. influential senior sponsor or supporter.

In my life, I have been blessed with dozens of mentors.  I have had spiritual mentors and business mentors.  Some have mentored me through one-on-one teaching or coaching.  Others I never met personally but they mentored me  through the words they penned in the hundreds of books I have read.

One of my passions is teaching what others have taught me.  In fact, it seems to me that the lessons would be  wasted if I didn't pass them on to someone else.  When I read a good book, I want to share with others.  When my coach shares a business or life principle with me, I want to spread the news.

It has been exciting to watch mentoring in action with my daughter.  She is an incredible photographer (  Ok, I'm prejudice.  But really she is!    She has a God-given talent which has developed and grown through the mentors she has allowed to teach and coach her in this art over the last year:





See what I mean?  And what about this:



But I am also excited that Beth has chosen to pass along her knowledge and expertise and mentor her niece, one of my granddaughters, in photography. Bailey is only 14 years old, but when she expressed an interest in photography, Beth agreed to coach her. 

Once again, I'm prejudiced - but I think that Bailey is doing pretty well under this mentorship.  Oh, and that cute model for Bailey below?  Another granddaughter! 




Have you had mentors who counseled and trained you in some area of your life that you can now share with someone else?

Mentoring is powerful - pass it on.




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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Your daughter's photographs are fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing!

Aug 21, 2012 05:51 AM #1
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

Hi Louise, those are very adorable pictures!

I was very close to my grandparents and always considered them my mentors .. it's been very hard not to be able to talk things through with them since they passed. But, I met my friend and colleague Rosie a few years ago and she's been filling that role - she could be my grandmother - as a matter of fact, my parents think she's very much like my grandmother was! Life moves in mysterious ways sometimes ..

Aug 21, 2012 06:36 AM #2
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Louise, Beth is an amazing photographer. Coaching and Mentoring is very important to all of us in life, and it's great when you get this training early in life too.

Aug 21, 2012 06:39 AM #3
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


First of all, although you may be prejudices, the photos are all beautiful.  It is delightful to see someone pass along their gifts to someone who really wants to learn.  The results are great, and it looks like Bailee is learning beautifully.  A

Aug 21, 2012 07:11 AM #4
Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender - Leesville, LA
Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA

Wayne and Jean - thanks for dropping by!

Andrea - How wonderful that you found someone who reminds you of your grandparents.  I too was close to my grandparents and miss them dearly still even though it has been decades since they passed.  I am so glad Rosie can help fill that void for you.  God bless!


Aug 21, 2012 10:42 AM #5
Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender - Leesville, LA
Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA

Jerry - It IS great with that mentoring can happen at a young age.  I had someone who mentored me, believed in me, and it changed my life. 

A - Thanks for dropping by and yes, Bailey IS learning quite well!  You are right - love to see individuals pass along what they have learned to someone else.  It MULTIPLIES our gifts - not diminishes the gift!

Aug 21, 2012 10:45 AM #6
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I will re-blog it FOR SURE! :)


Love and light,


Aug 21, 2012 01:12 PM #7
Regina P. Brown
California Coast & Country Homes, Inc. - San Luis Obispo, CA
e-Pro Realtor

I also owe a lot to my mentors and paying it forward is a good thing to do!

Your daughter and granddaughter are really gifted.  I just LOVE to see pictures of babies.  They're soooo cute and adorable.  Great photos! :)


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