Beth Downey of BoxerHaus.com asked the same question a little over a year ago.
There were numerous responses similiar to what you received -
And then there was this post.
I think this is the type response you might be looking for, eh?
[quote]I guess my first question is ...
Do you want to be a millionaire?
Do you have the desire, to fortitude, the dream, the guts to "risk it all" ... to succeed?
Mentoring is easy ... its easy to help folks stay on track ... if they really have the desire.
The hard part to mentoring is finding, nuturing, grooming, and inspiring those few that truly have the desire to succeed.... but may lack the confidence to strike out on their own.
If you have the true DESIRE to succeed ... and are looking to "break into" on-line retailing, please feel free to contact me. I enjoy helping others to "reach for the stars". Who knows, you may just grab one!!
I recall when I was first starting to dream about GoTruckStop.com ... an associate was concerned what would happen if GoTruckStop.com failed. He reminded me that the resources I was investing was a lot of money. He asked ... "What if it fails?"
My response to him was ... "What if it works?"
And I`ve never looked back yet. Give me a call, if you feel I can help.
Youa re absolutely correct. You don`t have to be an expert in a certain field to be a mentor. You need to be an inspiration, a motivator, a guiding "angel".