Wyland, a talented painter who understands the value of mentoring.
He is constantly working to inspire youth to learn about the ocean
and express themselves through art. Wyland is involved in countless
public appearances that involve communities. He has also has a
foundation working to promote conservation and cleaner, healthier
As a web publisher I am contacted often by budding photographers
(more than writers) who are seeking to develop their business skills
and perhaps carve a path for themselves as professionals. Most have
existing jobs to pay the bills.
For those who have an expertise in particular subjects, the benefits
of sharing your knowledge arenít necessarily financial. However, if
you can find the time to offer support and encouragement to others
just entering the field, you actually can gain something out of it
for yourself beyond simple satisfaction. The synergy that comes from
helping newcomers is undeniable. It can give you that fresh outlook
once again, or show you a new way of looking at things that you have
done for so many years that you hardly can remember a time when the
routine wasnít second nature.
The Internet and social media are tools that make it especially easy
to connect with others of similar interests, but the key is to not
waste time going down paths that are of no real benefit or not a
match to your abilities and talents. In general, you can tell by the
initial contact or several if relationships are worth pursuing. I
highly recommend giving it a try!