I am currently taking the course "Mentoring Training" from Dmitry Voloshin (Venture Partner at Fort Ross Ventures) and here is an idea that I remember and I want to share.
The ideal mentor is the person I want to become in two years. If not the whole person, then at least the result he has achieved.
For example, I am currently making a Health & Fitness product with $ 50k MRR revenue, and the goal is to make MRR for $ 1M. Here is my ideal mentor - a founder who has already gone this way. The partnership and help of such a mentor will make it possible to move faster and grow more confidently.
For the same reason, Elon Musk and Bill Gates are not suitable mentors for me. They are already literally flying in space: a completely different level of problems and tasks, revenue, philosophy. Yes, it's fun to talk to them, get inspired, get energized, and that's all, but otherwise, it is poorly relevant.
I myself can now confidently become a mentor for the founder and his team, who are just about to go my way - forming an idea, analyzing the market, calculating a business model, hiring a team, creating a product, entering the market, and launching marketing. If you are just such a founder - write to me, let's get to know each other, and just talk 😉