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Coaching Corner: Motherly Advice

Coaching Corner: Motherly Advice

May 10, 2024

By Master Coach Marilou Butcher Roth

Mother’s Day is on Sunday ~ head’s up if somehow you missed this!  I personally have many roles around mothers ~ mother, grandmother, stepmother, step grandmother and mother-in-law.  These are roles that I cherish each and every day.  I am also a daughter.  My mother passed away several years ago, and I am quite certain that I did not appreciate her wisdom fully, finding much of what she said trite and sometimes irrelevant at the time.

In thinking about this, our mothers are giving advice from the moment we can hear, myself included.  I know that I tuned out most of what she said, and in retrospect, she was giving me true life skills to follow.  Today I want to revisit some of the basics from my mother that have managed to lodge themselves in my brain:

  • Be respectful (especially of your elders)
  • Be kind
  • Pay attention
  • Save money
  • Chew with your mouth shut
  • Go to church (oops!)
  • Read good things
  • Take care of your belongings
  • Do the best you can in whatever you do
  • Study hard (oops again!)

Without question there are more than I have been able to pull from my memory, and I realize you will have your own individual list.  Our mothers have made a tremendous impact on who we are and how we behave.  This may be due to some positive, or as a result of something that we heard or observed that gave us reason to go in another direction for ourselves.  Either, thank you’s are in order.

Happy Mother’s Day!


Marilou Butcher Roth

Marilou Butcher Roth

Marilou Butcher Roth is the owner of The MBR Group, a coaching and training company working primarily with REALTORS who have a desire to work and live from a more inspired place. She is also the Broker/Owner of Group REALTORS in Cincinnati.

Marilou is a member of the Ohio REALTORS Board of Directors and past chairman of the organization’s Communications Committee.

Contact Marilou at  to see if coaching is right for you.

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