How to leave a Legacy and be a Mentor

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By: MJ Gonzales | Executive Chronicles

To take high position with dignity in the office is sweet success.  It’s proof that hard work pays off as long as you are committed and can deliver. But are you looking now for other interesting things to do.  If you think it’s time to have a meaningful work for yourself and others, will you consider becoming a mentor?

The journey to triumph will be not be possible and meaningful without the people who motivated you. Maybe, they were the force when you were in doubt and were your critics when you were lost or complacent. Now that you’re accomplished, isn’t it time pay it forward and be a mentor to someone else? Here are the benefits why you should try it:

Be a hero of a company or protégé. You are an asset of the company if you made a good image. You’re a real gem who’s hard to push around if you made good marks. Mentoring a newbie can be a life-changing experience not only for them, but also for the company and yourself.  Even if you’re not a natural teacher, your realizations and lessons in life, plus sincerity are basic factors to start touching lives. If your mentee is part of your organization, you can help the HR department to flourish their next set of supervisors, managers and top executives.

“What is a teacher? I’ll tell you: it isn’t someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give her best in order to discover what she already knows,” Best-selling writer Paulo  Coelho wrote on his book “The Witch of Portobello.”

Find the balance between the old and new. Learning is a never-ending process particularly if you’re not planning to retire anytime soon. Mentoring is a process of exchanging ideas between the experts with tried and tested formulas and newbies with fresh concepts. Being with them will keep you abreast of the latest and popular techniques, which you also can compare and combine in what you believe is working. Thus, it is easy for you to innovate your business, appreciate young people, and be open-minded.


Add happiness factor in your life.  Being part of someone’s success adds purpose and satisfaction in your life.  According to a study that was co-authored by a University of California-Riverside psychology professor Sonja Lyubomirsky, sharing your time with others and letting your focus pass to them bring happiness and better for mental health.

Go ahead, be a mentor.