Dot Com Lunch – You Need A Mentor Edition

The Dot Com Lunch is part of the Dot Com Lifestyle Meetup group. This is an informal meetup held at the patio of Pho Ba Co in Irvine, California. It’s a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

Normally, there is no agenda in terms of topics for discussion. Lately however, Marie Walker Riddle of Mom Between has been the turning the meetup into a bunch of interview sessions, which is very cool because it gives the meetup more structure. And it’s great for filling up video content.

Anyone is welcome to join us for the Dot Com Lunch. We hold it every Saturday unless I’m out of town, which will happen next week. Instead of lunch, we’ll be in Phoenix, Arizona for the Home Business Summit. See you there!






12 thoughts on “Dot Com Lunch – You Need A Mentor Edition”

  1. LeslieZ says:

    Great advice John on doing your due diligence when looking for a mentor. You don’t want to get connected with a mentor who’s more interested in making a buck then helping people. I also love your point about a mentor may be hard on you but it’s because they want you to be successful. Too many mentors try to teach by only encouraging. I think encouraging and correcting are both needed from a good mentor. Thanks.

    1. Thank you for commenting. I agree. 🙂

  2. I. C. Daniel says:

    I see many mentors really forget about students and yes I agree, they do care just about money.

    Thank God J. C. is not oe of them! Long life J. C.! Kind regards!

    1. HI I.C.,

      I could not agree more. Thank you for commenting.

  3. Dwayne says:


    Great information. Marie always asks good questions. That is a good point about mentors not just being there to please you. Sometimes you need to hear the truth even when it hurts. If you are heading towards a brick wall, you want someone in your corner to tell you it’s a mistake and that you need to hit the brakes or turn. You don’t want someone telling you, “Great job! Go faster!”

    1. Dwayne, I appreciate the feedback and comments.

      Let me know if you have any questions for John and I will ask him on video.

  4. Agreed 1000% Marie and John! I’ve beaten this drum for years. I dig it when people call me and ask me questions, about myself, my travels and my team. This shows they are serious about becoming an online entrepreneur. It also helps them make the cut 😉 Thanks for the share guys.

    1. Hi Ryan!! Great to see you here. We have know each other a long time on Twitter. Hope all is well. I appreciate the feedback. :), Marie

  5. Richard says:

    Yes. The only mentors I see are those who are writing about their success and for us as entrepreneurs to follow their footsteps if we want the same success, which seems to be free advice.
    I dont know how much personal mentors charge. I prefer to keep reading success stories from John Chow, Zac Johnson,, chris Farrells membership site.

    They always provide free advice.

  6. faisal says:

    Not everyone really needs a mentor.

    1. Alex Shaikh says:

      When you have a mentor, you are learning from someone who has already arrived at where you want to be. My dad was my best friend and the greatest role model. He was an amazing dad, coach, mentor, businessman, husband, and friend. We all need mentor otherwise we are not getting anywhere.

  7. Alex Shaikh says:

    Great information! I always consider myself a webmaster because i know everything about web language from basic HTML to PHP to Python to C Programming you name it. After meeting John Chow only once long time ago and that few hours helped me a lot with my blogging experience. I’m now full time blogger and creates website for non blogging platform for small businesses. Dot com lifestyle is improving a lot since last time i visit pho ba co. Keep it up guys.

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