Posted by david on June 29, 2003 at 09:27:55:
It’s not the least surprising that I espouse mentoring as a way to move forward. It’s not the least bit suprising that I would expect to be compensated for it should I have something of value which helps another. That’s the caveat. It’s likely you’ve parted with your own money for your share of books and courses in your time, too. Little difference, don’t you think?
Perhaps you are right in that I am shameless. Perhaps you are not. As I’ve said before, each has to make his/her own decisions. The beauty of a forum such as this is each has an opinion and a place to have it heard.
Many of the BBS’s have become something of an “underground” source of advertising and I will not be ashamed to utilize them as such until they enact a ban aganst it. In the case of this and others who DO NOT allow it I will not overtly advertise or solicit on them. It clearly states against it in the rules of use. If it can be said that I have openly done so then I apologize to those who may have been offended and I will be mindful of their feelings in the future. I would like to have the administrators of this forum weigh in and tell me if I have broken any of those covenants. They have not done so to date.
I’m curious about you though, Bob? What has happened to you that you so vehemently oppose such activities as coaching or mentoring? I met a fellow recently who has been burned in this and I wonder if you’ve had similar experience?