Each Goal Thread should have your username and the goal you are working toward. Examples include:
Joe Hadsall: Routining Sandwich Effects
Arvind227: Learning The Material in Dani DaOrtiz's Utopia
RealityOne: Developing Sponge Bunny Routine Based on Tom Stone's Benson Burner
The Goal Thread should explain what you are trying to do and the resources you are using. You also can post a video to show where you are regarding a sleight or effect. The more information you provide the better.
For larger projects, it would be helpful to break them down into a number of smaller steps (e.g. developing a routine, fine tuning the patter, learning the sleights, putting ti all together, rehearsing and refining the routine).
Mentors will respond to your post. The member and the mentor can work out a plan for accomplishing the member's goal either within the thread or outside of the forum (through PMs, e-mails, Skype, etc.).
Although the mentor is there to help and advise the member, the member is responsible for their own progress. Mentors are not there to do the work for the members, but are there to guide the members. Mentors are expected to be honest and constructive. A mentor will not help you by saying you are amazing when you aren't. A mentor can only help you by pointing out what you are doing right and what you are doing wrong and then giving you suggestions of how to improve.
Both the member and the mentor are expected to update the goal thread with progress reports. We realize that a lot of the work will take place outside of the forum but we want the forum to be reflect what the members and mentors are doing and to show the community the results of their joint efforts. Progress reports can be text or videos. The progress reports will keep both the member and the Mentor focused on moving forward toward reaching the member's goal.