I have answers for all of these questions...
Before I answer them, let me qualify my answers with a little background. I have been teaching and training salespeople for the last 10 years. I also teach and train internet marketers or sales people that want to move their efforts online.
In my experience, I have seen basically 2 types of students. Those that have a love for knowledge, and those that take one little piece of knowledge and put it to work immediately.
I taught a facebook live class last month. Several people brought their computers, most of the others just took notes. The ones that brought computers had already put up a profile banner and a fan page by the end of the class. The note takers were all "wow - cool!".
I teach real estate agents simple systems they can put in place to handle follow-up with prospects. Most say "that is so cool" - but a few actually do it.
So - newbies - here's the answers:
1) What to do... learn 1 thing. Then do it about 10 or 15 times so you'll remember the technique or skillset. If you just watch a video and say to yourself, "that's pretty cool" - you WILL NOT remember that skill when you need it. DO IT. Do it over and over so that the skill becomes something you can replicate at will and not have to go back to the course or product (you'll never find it on your hard drive anyway)
2) Who or Where to find a Mentor... you don't need one. They are only going to tell you to DO. If you cannot DO on your own, you probably won't DO even if someone else is telling you to do it. Every skill or technique you need to be successful is available freely here in this forum or in the War Room. If you need to know how to do something - ask. BUT, before you ask, do a Google search. You'll probably find exactly what you need to know there.
3) What to buy... nothing. Everything is available freely via the internet if you will just take the time and look for it. Adapt, Improvise, Overcome. Do whatever it takes to find what you are seeking. Once you have found it, learn it, repeat it over and over, until it becomes a part of your skillset. With that being said, there ARE some terrific WSOs here on the forum for specific techniques. But YOU don't need them until you have mastered the basic TAKE ACTION AND DO thing. Otherwise, you are just blowing money so you can say to yourself "hey - that's cool".
I think that's enough for now. Did I leave anything out?