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Business Mentor Podcast

Summary: Welcome to the Business Mentor Podcast. This podcast is where we share and discuss the experiences, ideas & happenings in the world of business, featuring some very special guests & experts to give you advice and direction in your journey. Your host, award winning entrepreneur and Princes Trust Business Mentor Jay Dhillon

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 The Importance of Growth! And Why All Successful People do This… | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 825

‘Make sure you are always growing, have a long term vision of where you want to be and most importantly take the small daily steps which make the difference’ Jay discusses his journey in business identifying the times when he has not been fulfilled and motivated as points where there was no growth. He explains how any business can achieve purpose and growth through continued actions and mindset, find out how you can grow successfully, listen in now.   KEY TAKEAWAYS You’ve got to always be moving forward and challenging yourself in new areas, you’ve got to be looking forward and have a big vision. Mentors can accelerate your growth but you need the patience to work day in and day out. Always be growing and making sure you are moving forward. Reading When you are reading focus on the books that will help you to grow in your area. If you are reading all sorts of different books but mastering none then you’ve become a book junkie. It’s vital that your reading focuses on your niche. Action Make sure that every single day you are taking action, even if the action is small or you get it wrong, the routine of taking action every day is vital in the journey towards your goals. The helicopter view You will have a vision statement and your goals, to ensure you are taking the right actions to move you forward towards those goals step back and take an overview of all areas and elements of your business regularly. The helicopter view will help you to see if your actions are making a difference. Mindset and health It's vital that you stay healthy both physically and mentally. If you are ill the impact on your business could be significant. There is always time to exercise but if you are extremely busy using an App means you can complete a routine where ever you are in just a few minutes. Meditation is a great way to help you stay in balance mentally and prepare you for the challenges of each day. Focus for growth Always focus on growth, growing your business, growing yourself. If you have a good road map of where you want to be and focus on, the helicopter view, reading, action and health you will keep growing.   BEST MOMENTS ‘Those who look great in their older years are those who are still growing, pushing forward and inquisitive about the world’ ‘You’ll get it wrong, you’ll get it right but you must take action’ ‘Inaction is the greatest demotivator’ ‘The biggest thing is to expand your mind’   VALUABLE RESOURCES The Business Mentor Podcast The Slight Edge book by J Olson   ABOUT THE HOST Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than   a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Land Rover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few. Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest and at the age 33, Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in Doyen Resources. Today, Jay owns several businesses in different sectors and helps entrepreneurs achieve success. A calling to give back and help others led to Jay being chosen for the highly-coveted role as a Prince’s Trust mentor, where his achievements were marked by a personal invitation to Buckingham Palace to meet Prince Charles. After helping several young entrepreneurs to success as a mentor for the Trust, Jay’s burning desire to bring his wisdom and knowledge to a wider audience ultimately triggered the concept of The Business Mentor Podcast. Jay feels that anyone can achieve success in business with the right advice and mentoring and is now sharing his knowledge with his growing audience via his podcast. In the UK alone 95% of business fail within the first five years and Jay’s aim is to reduce that number. Backed with the hard-earned knowledge and experience from his time in business, The Business Mentor Podcast will share Jay’s personal business lessons as well those of other successful entrepreneur guests who share their wisdom and secrets on the show.   CONTACT METHOD https://www.jay-dhillon.com/ https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jaydhillon https://www.instagram.com/jaydhillonuk/ https://www.facebook.com/JaydhillonUK/   Jay@businessmentorpodcast.com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNRouhFVktGDQcCRAzoHydQ

 Is your Network Your Networth? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 723

Jay covers how essential your network is in order to grow yourself and answers the age old question “Is your network your networth?” It’s important to have a balance of networks. One being your personal one with your family and close friends. The other is one with people who are influential to you and are going to help you succeed within your business. To find our more, listen in… KEY TAKEAWAYS Surround yourself by people who want to push you to do your best. A lot of people stay within the same circles and stay in their comfort zones. In order to get to your next level, you will need to look at the people that you surround yourself by. Reflect on where you are now and ask yourself if you’re part of a team that is going to push you forward. Focus on relationships with people especially the ones who are on a level that you want to be on and are going to push you. Technology’s accelerated now, you can reach out to people in multiple ways so it’s easy to contact people. As well as reaching out to people, listen to conversations that other people say. Choose people who are motivational and who will keep you positive and push you.   BEST MOMENTS “It’s not always about the people you’re with” “As human beings what really kicks us is growth. You’re most happy when you’re growing.” “It’s really important to look at where you are. Who’s pushing you to do better?” “The more people that you know, the more people that are going to help you.” “Get the balance right of people who are fun and can have banter with and people who will push you to be more successful.” ABOUT THE HOST Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few. Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest, and at the age of 33, Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in Doyen Resources. Today, Jay owns several businesses in different sectors and helps entrepreneurs achieve success. A calling to give back and help others led to Jay being chosen for the highly-coveted role as a Prince’s Trust mentor, where his achievements were marked by a personal invitation to Buckingham Palace to meet Prince Charles. After helping several young entrepreneurs to success as a mentor for the Trust, Jay’s burning desire to bring his wisdom and knowledge to a wider audience ultimately triggered the concept of The Business Mentor Podcast. Jay feels that anyone can achieve success in business with the right advice and mentoring and is now sharing his knowledge with his growing audience via his podcast. In the UK alone, 95% of business fail within the first five years, and Jay’s aim is to reduce that number. Backed with the hard-earned knowledge and experience from his time in business, The Business Mentor Podcast will share Jay’s personal business lessons as well those of other successful entrepreneur guests who share their wisdom and secrets on the show. CONTACT METHOD https://www.jay-dhillon.com/ https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jaydhillon https://www.instagram.com/jaydhillonuk/ https://www.facebook.com/JaydhillonUK/ Jay@businessmentorpodcast.com

 Make Meetings Great Again! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 314

How you structure your meeting will determine the overall productivity and success. Jay discusses a common question he is frequently asked Why don’t my meetings produce results!? Listen in as Jay discusses the difference between Chit-Chat and Business, why you need both and where to utilise each effectively to ensure your meetings are productive and successful. Chit-Chat Meeting for a coffee/chit chat too informal. A chit chat is a chit chat, social and brand building but not business strong. The lack of planned action, topics or dedicated outcomes makes it difficult to move away from the informality. Business Go into the discussion as a proper meeting. Decide ideally a formal location, with agenda, and relevant assets & resources. That way you will have clarity, you’ll know what your structure is and the attendee/s will know what is and bring relevant questions and resources with them Meetings are like dates; you don’t want to go for the kill on the first date. Get to know each other, build foundations. Then in the second meeting utilise this and get down to business Don’t expect results if you’re just having a conversation. I am not saying forget the chit-chat but use it properly. Clearly structure and format your meetings. Both are necessary but use them properly. ABOUT THE HOST Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few. Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest, and at the age of 33, Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in Doyen Resources. Today, Jay owns several businesses in different sectors and helps entrepreneurs achieve success. A calling to give back and help others led to Jay being chosen for the highly-coveted role as a Prince’s Trust mentor, where his achievements were marked by a personal invitation to Buckingham Palace to meet Prince Charles. After helping several young entrepreneurs to success as a mentor for the Trust, Jay’s burning desire to bring his wisdom and knowledge to a wider audience ultimately triggered the concept of The Business Mentor Podcast. Jay feels that anyone can achieve success in business with the right advice and mentoring and is now sharing his knowledge with his growing audience via his podcast. In the UK alone, 95% of business fail within the first five years, and Jay’s aim is to reduce that number. Backed with the hard-earned knowledge and experience from his time in business, The Business Mentor Podcast will share Jay’s personal business lessons as well those of other successful entrepreneur guests who share their wisdom and secrets on the show. CONTACT METHOD https://www.jay-dhillon.com/ https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jaydhillon https://www.instagram.com/jaydhillonuk/ https://www.facebook.com/JaydhillonUK/ Jay@businessmentorpodcast.com

 Multimillionaire Property Developers Scale from 1 to 161 Properties in 4 Years; Andi Cooke & Lloyd Girardi of Whitebox Property Solutions Share Their Story | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2859

Today on the episode of The Business Mentor Podcast, we hear the stories behind the success of White Box Property Solutions from the Founders Lloyd Girardi and Andi Cooke as they answer some questions from Jay. Lloyd and Andi were working in very different fields before they went on a risky journey of building their own property development company. They had little to no knowledge about it, but it turned out very well since they were willing to learn along the way. Aside from stories on building and growing their business, we also get to hear some great tips for aspiring business owners out there. Discover how you can get most out of mentorships, how to have the right mindset, why you need a great team, and why you need to create vision boards from Lloyd and Andi, so start tuning in. KEY TAKEAWAYS Lloyd and Andi were two different industries before they decided to start a property company together. Lloyd was in the lighting industry while Andi was in the construction industry. It helped that they were both naïve and ready to learn new things when they stepped in the property industry. It’s best to approach people who have already has years of expertise and experience in property developments if you are just starting. There’s a lot of risks that you need to take so as much as possible, you should be backed up by the right team so that you make the right move. Andi and Lloyd’s top tip for those who want to start a business is to make your business ‘YOU’. Make sure that it suits your personality. Copying somebody else doesn’t give off a good result and self-fulfilment. If you really want to see the outcome from what you’re learning from your mentor, you have to put the work in. When is enough, enough? Lloyd says they don’t really have a specific end goal, aside from improving themselves and growing their businesses. Having a vision is essential, so you’ll know what direction you’re heading to. You can create your vision board, which can be in video, audio or print format, and it will effectively remind you to focus on your goals. BEST MOMENTS “Sometimes, you just need to put a step forward every day and just keep moving towards whatever the goal is, isn’t it?” – Andi “If someone’s already done it the way that you would do it anyway, leverage their knowledge.” – Jay “Do what feels right. You are your own individual brand.” – Jay “The answer and results you get are as good as the questions you’re gonna ask.” – Lloyd “Get in the right knowledge and put the work in.” – Jay “Money is everything, but it’s how you spend that money that makes you happy.” VALUABLE RESOURCES White Box Property Solutions Ltd ABOUT THE GUESTS Andi Cooke has been running a successful Construction Company, Red Box Property Solutions (Trading as Red Box Developments), since 2007 and continues to run the company. Red Box Developments are currently contracted by White Box Property Solutions Ltd for all of their property developments.  In 2015 Andi restructured the company to manage the construction of some major developments. Lloyd Girardi, previously worked for a major house builder (Taylor Wimpey) in the UK before being head hunted by ONN Financial, an independent mortgage broker in Northampton to work in the residential mortgage and insurance industry. Following the recession in 2007, Lloyd was made redundant after a corporate take-over of the company. Lloyd joined the lighting industry in a sales and marketing role before resigning in 2014 to start White Box Property Solutions Ltd. The pair have grown their personal property portfolio from 1 property each to 161 between them in less than 4 years, with a mix of single buy-to-lets, HMO’s, Commercial Conversions and Development Projects. They now work closely with the Crowd Funding company, Funding Circle in order to get development finance for their projects. White Box Property Solutions Ltd offer competitive returns for private investors wanting to invest with them over various terms. Secured and Guaranteed. ABOUT THE HOST Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few. Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest, and at the age of 33, Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in Doyen Resources. Today, Jay owns several businesses in different sectors and helps entrepreneurs achieve success. A calling to give back and help others led to Jay being chosen for the highly-coveted role as a Prince’s Trust mentor, where his achievements were marked by a personal invitation to Buckingham Palace to meet Prince Charles. After helping several young entrepreneurs to success as a mentor for the Trust, Jay’s burning desire to bring his wisdom and knowledge to a wider audience ultimately triggered the concept of The Business Mentor Podcast. Jay feels that anyone can achieve success in business with the right advice and mentoring and is now sharing his knowledge with his growing audience via his podcast. In the UK alone, 95% of business fail within the first five years, and Jay’s aim is to reduce that number. Backed with the hard-earned knowledge and experience from his time in business, The Business Mentor Podcast will share Jay’s personal business lessons as well those of other successful entrepreneur guests who share their wisdom and secrets on the show. CONTACT METHOD https://www.jay-dhillon.com/ https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jaydhillon https://www.instagram.com/jaydhillonuk/ https://www.facebook.com/JaydhillonUK/ Jay@businessmentorpodcast.com

 Let’s Talk About Your Mental Health | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 613

Challenges will always be part of the journey if you want to be a successful entrepreneur. How you deal with them dictates how your outcome will be. In this episode of The Business Mentor Podcast, Jay discusses how important is caring for your mental health on your entrepreneurial journey. If you manage not to let challenges get the best of you, evaluate what happened, and move on from them, then you won’t ever be side-tracked in achieving your goals. What could help to maintain your mental well-being is having a support group, a group of like-minded people who can help and listen to you. It can be a mentor, a colleague, or a loved one. Discover how Jay found his support group and how you can find yours too when you start listening in. KEY TAKEAWAYS It was quite an experience for Jay when he was just starting as an entrepreneur. His experience in business was to be considered very young to experience a recession. He didn’t know what to do. His company of 300 staff members had to shrink to a team of barely 50 contractual workers. When the time came that he knew he couldn’t do this on his own, he opened up to his mentor about his woes and struggles. He asked for advice and guidance. After talking to him, his mindset over it changed for the better. Build your support network with like-minded people who’ll be there for you even through tough times. It should be easy to open up with them if needed to, and vice versa. BEST MOMENTS “You need to be honest with yourself if you’re going through tough times. If I didn’t open up for that particular time, then what would have happened is I would have just kept on going until I have a serious breakdown.” “The best people I know, the way they got through is to being open and honest.” “You’re gonna get challenges, that is without a doubt.” VALUABLE RESOURCES com The Business Mentor Academy ABOUT THE HOST Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few. Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest, and at the age of 33, Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in Doyen Resources. Today, Jay owns several businesses in different sectors and helps entrepreneurs achieve success. A calling to give back and help others led to Jay being chosen for the highly-coveted role as a Prince’s Trust mentor, where his achievements were marked by a personal invitation to Buckingham Palace to meet Prince Charles. After helping several young entrepreneurs to success as a mentor for the Trust, Jay’s burning desire to bring his wisdom and knowledge to a wider audience ultimately triggered the concept of The Business Mentor Podcast. Jay feels that anyone can achieve success in business with the right advice and mentoring and is now sharing his knowledge with his growing audience via his podcast. In the UK alone, 95% of business fail within the first five years, and Jay’s aim is to reduce that number. Backed with the hard-earned knowledge and experience from his time in business, The Business Mentor Podcast will share Jay’s personal business lessons as well those of other successful entrepreneur guests who share their wisdom and secrets on the show. CONTACT METHOD https://www.jay-dhillon.com/ https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jaydhillon https://www.instagram.com/jaydhillonuk/ https://www.facebook.com/JaydhillonUK/ Jay@businessmentorpodcast.com

 Jay's 3 Steps to Business Success | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 977

Before we start, Jay wants to express his utmost thanks to all who participated in the recently concluded Entrepreneur Secrets to Success Event held on the last 10th of May 2019. Jay is hoping to see your faces again on his next projects soon!  In this episode of The Business Mentor Podcast, as a ‘Thank You’ gift to all of you, Jay shares his own Three-Step Business Model. Yes, this is the one he has been using for a long time with his businesses, so we know that this model works! What puzzles most start-ups is how they can make their clients or customers stick with them; to move from availing the free stuff to availing the high ticket you offer, what’s the missing piece? Jay suggests you value the importance of the middle ground, the 2nd step in his business model. It’s a make-or-break step, so discover how this can benefit you when you tune in!  KEY TAKEAWAY  Step 1: Your first entry item to your client got to be free and of value.  Many of the resources can be easily googled and are available for free. And, if you’re trying to attract your audience, consider offering a full experience on their first time. Show them the value they’ll get if they plan to stick with you in the future.  Step 2: You must over-deliver on the second item and offer a fixed fee.  This middle ground is significant. Clients will feel that they’re money is worth investing on you if they think that they’re getting more of what they’ve expected.  Step 3: The third thing should be a high ticket.   You’ve shown them how much value you can offer, so it’s acceptable now to charge them with your chosen price. They’ve already seen and understood how difficult it is that you do.  BEST MOMENTS  “In any business, you gotta think about making sure that the first thing you do… the free item is really, really of value.”  “To do this, I recommend you sit with your mentor or someone who has experience in the game.”  “Because everything’s free and everything’s out there, you can’t just say, ‘Well, I’m gonna give a small version of what I can do for free.’ You gotta go full in.”  VALUABLE RESOURCES  The Business Mentor Podcast: Creating a Profitable Business in 30 Days with Luca Gallone | Apple | Omny | Google | Stitcher  RecruitmentBoss.com  The Business Mentor Academy  ABOUT THE HOST  Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few.  Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest and at the age of 33, Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in Doyen Resources. Today, Jay owns several businesses in different sectors and helps entrepreneurs achieve success.  A calling to give back and help others led to Jay being chosen for the highly-coveted role as a Prince’s Trust mentor, where his achievements were marked by a personal invitation to Buckingham Palace to meet Prince Charles.  After helping several young entrepreneurs to success as a mentor for the Trust, Jay’s burning desire to bring his wisdom and knowledge to a wider audience ultimately triggered the concept of The Business Mentor Podcast.  Jay feels that anyone can achieve success in business with the right advice and mentoring and is now sharing his knowledge with his growing audience via his podcast.  In the UK alone 95% of business fail within the first five years and Jay’s aim is to reduce that number.  Backed with the hard-earned knowledge and experience from his time in business, The Business Mentor Podcast will share Jay’s personal business lessons as well those of other successful entrepreneur guests who share their wisdom and secrets on the show.  CONTACT METHOD  https://www.jay-dhillon.com/  https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jaydhillon  https://www.instagram.com/jaydhillonuk/  https://www.facebook.com/JaydhillonUK/  Jay@businessmentorpodcast.com 

 Multimillionaire Property Developer Lloyd Girardi From White Box Property Solutions Interviews Jay Dhillon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1635

In this episode of The Business Mentor Podcast, your host Jay Dhillon  takes the hot seat! He is joined by Lloyd Girard from White Box Property Solutions, who interviews Jay about his entrepreneurial journey. Jay can’t emphasize enough, what has always been fun and satisfying for him in his journey – and can be with you also – is the opportunity he has to contribute value to others; by mentoring and producing resources. There’s no pause or stop button for this passion of Jays. Of course, there were a lot of challenges before Jay even got to where he is right now. Listen in today at how he managed these challenges and how he was able to scale up his businesses.   KEY TAKEAWAY Jay has been running businesses for 20 years. His first business was in recruitment, grew it, and sold it in 2013. He then explored property investment and started his online recruitment agency, com. He has also been mentoring entrepreneurs on how to start and scale up their business through The Business Mentor Podcast and The Business Mentor Academy. Jay is certain that believing in yourself and in your business that it will be successful did a massive impact on how he got to where he is right now. Challenges in running businesses? He wasn’t ready when the recession came. What he did was he confided with his mentors and colleagues who have experienced it. Aside from motivating him, they gave him great advice and strategies. Find a mentor who will listen, understand, and help you with your career or business. There’s a large number out there to choose from, but you have to put in the effort and time to find the perfect match for you. Jay has always been passionate to give back and urges other entrepreneurs to do the same. Share your experience, inspire others to do what they want to do. Look at money as a way to create opportunities for you, your business and for other people. It will have a positive effect on your mindset, your focus, and your vision. He hopes that his content that he produces can change the lives of other people and will urge other entrepreneurs to do the same – to give back to other people. Jay’s Top Tips for Starters: Everything you do in your business, systemize it. Treat everything as a business. Invest in sales and marketing. Develop your staff. Don’t let anything bring you down.   BEST MOMENTS “It’s hard to find the right one. There’s a lot of mentors out there, but you got to gel, and you got to get on with your mentor.” – Lloyd “Money is the auxiliary of business.” – Jay “My legacy is just leaving my footprint and changing the lives of people.” – Jay “Every business I’ve worked with – property, recruitment, e-commerce – it’s all about systems because that’s what tracks the metrics.” – Jay VALUABLE RESOURCES The Business Mentor Academy The Business Mentor Podcast: Creating a Profitable Business in 30 Days with Luca Gallone | Apple | Omny | Google | Stitcher The Entrepreneurs Secret to Success Event | Friday | 10 May 2019 ABOUT THE GUEST Lloyd Girardi is the co-founder of White Box Property Solutions, one of UK’s biggest property development training company. He is also the author of “Property Development - Discover the secrets to becoming a property developer, from scratch, using none of your own.” White Box Property Solutions LTD Lloyd’s LinkedIn ABOUT THE HOST Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few. Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest and at the age of 33, Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in Doyen Resources. Today, Jay owns several businesses in different sectors and helps entrepreneurs achieve success. A calling to give back and help others led to Jay being chosen for the highly-coveted role as a Prince’s Trust mentor, where his achievements were marked by a personal invitation to Buckingham Palace to meet Prince Charles. After helping several young entrepreneurs to success as a mentor for the Trust, Jay’s burning desire to bring his wisdom and knowledge to a wider audience ultimately triggered the concept of The Business Mentor Podcast. Jay feels that anyone can achieve success in business with the right advice and mentoring and is now sharing his knowledge with his growing audience via his podcast. In the UK alone 95% of business fail within the first five years and Jay’s aim is to reduce that number. Backed with the hard-earned knowledge and experience from his time in business, The Business Mentor Podcast will share Jay’s personal business lessons as well those of other successful entrepreneur guests who share their wisdom and secrets on the show. CONTACT METHOD https://www.jay-dhillon.com/ https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jaydhillon https://www.instagram.com/jaydhillonuk/ https://www.facebook.com/JaydhillonUK/ Jay@businessmentorpodcast.com

 How to Stay Focused And Productive in Busy Times ....! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 841

In this episode, Jay explains how important taking breaks away from your work is. He also covers the benefits of taking small breaks away from work and how they can benefit you in several ways.  KEY TAKEAWAYS Taking complete breaks from work can change the game When you’re working hard and are so busy that you don’t even consider taking time off, taking a break can be a massive game changer. I remember talking to my mentor when I was absolutely flat out and he told me I need to take a break, I felt like I couldn’t because I was so busy. But I later realised that not taking a break would lead me to crash and burn. You need to take breaks to notice the little things that can make a huge difference to your pathway. Take a day or two to relax and take a break to reflect on what you’ve done and achieved even if your mind is telling you you can’t. Mini breaks will help give you clarity of thought which is partially why you see all of these successful people playing golf, not only for Networking but to relax and have a break from their work. If you’re going through a tough time or a massive challenge, take some time away from your work. This doesn’t need to be a holiday or a big getaway, it could just mean an evening away from work enjoying some ‘you time’. Allow your body to be recharged, we as entrepreneurs think we’re machines that can keep going. However, we’re more like batteries and we need to be recharged, breaks will enable this. Benefits of taking breaks from work You will have thoughts come into your mind that wouldn’t have come in there if you were thinking about your day to day work. It will give you the chance to refocus on your work, when you come back you’ll be refocused, which will give you a clearer mind and enable you to work more effectively. Breaks will benefit your health as your mind and body isn’t build to be stressed all of the time. It gives your body the chance to relax and recover. You’re able to become more creative when your mind is away from your work.   BEST MOMENTS ‘Taking a break is sometimes the biggest game changer’ ‘Little things will be difficult to discover if you’re doing 100mph’ ‘1:1 Mentoring is such a game changer for me and you get that focus of thought’ ‘Take time out of your day to take a mini break’ ‘Technically clarity will get you through problems’ ‘As much as you think you can’t take time off, you can.’   VALUABLE RESOURCES Business Mentor Podcast    The Business Mentor Academy   ABOUT THE HOST Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Land Rover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few. Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest and at the age 33, Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in Doyen Resources. Today, Jay owns several businesses in different sectors and helps entrepreneurs achieve success. A calling to give back and help others led to Jay being chosen for the highly-coveted role as a Prince’s Trust mentor, where his achievements were marked by a personal invitation to Buckingham Palace to meet Prince Charles. After helping several young entrepreneurs to success as a mentor for the Trust, Jay’s burning desire to bring his wisdom and knowledge to a wider audience ultimately triggered the concept of The Business Mentor Podcast. Jay feels that anyone can achieve success in business with the right advice and mentoring and is now sharing his knowledge with his growing audience via his podcast. In the UK alone 95% of business fail within the first five years and Jay’s aim is to reduce that number. Backed with the hard-earned knowledge and experience from his time in business, The Business Mentor Podcast will share Jay’s personal business lessons as well those of other successful entrepreneur guests who share their wisdom and secrets on the show.   CONTACT METHOD  https://www.jay-dhillon.com/    https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jaydhillon    https://www.instagram.com/jaydhillonuk/  https://www.facebook.com/JaydhillonUK/    Jay@businessmentorpodcast.com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNRouhFVktGDQcCRAzoHydQ

 The Power of Unity, Mentors and Leverage for the Entrepreneur | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3693

The Power of Unity, Mentors and Leverage for the Entrepreneur  ‘If you are not happy in what you are doing and feel you’ve got something inside you about wanting to have your own business then go and do it’  Catherine Turner and Jay Dhillon are in conversation discussing their entrepreneurial journeys and experience as mentors in this engaging episode.  They share a passion for mentoring and giving back, helping the next generation of entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams.  Listen in and be inspired to take action and begin your entrepreneurial journey.     KEY TAKEAWAYS  The importance of Leveraging  Learning to leverage is a lifestyle and being able to do it effectively is beneficial to your mental health.  A lot of people don’t leverage in the right way or understand what leveraging is. It's important to leverage and systemise in the right way to gain the most impact.  Leveraging your lifestyle to make memories with your children and family is what is important. These memories are what we have and hold throughout our lives.  The journey of an Entrepreneur  If you are not happy in what you are doing and feel you’ve got something inside you about wanting to have your own business then take action and do it.  You need to keep going through the tough times, this is when you will be most challenged but is an opportunity for learning.  Do little things every day and momentum will build.  Catherine – there was a moment of realisation that I could either be stuck in a job I hated and didn’t feel passionate about and wasn’t working or I could go my own way and do something I felt passionate about, that’s how it all started, and property was my entry point.  Jay - I didn’t push my brand, I just wanted to build a business, but it is important to build your brand so getting out there and letting people know who you are and what you are doing is important to build your credibility and legacy.  The journey as an entrepreneur is about change, as the journey progresses your goals alter to be more focused on the long term and making a difference, contributing giving back  Mentoring and Mentees  A mentor has been there, done it, seen it, they can help you get through it.  It’s about sharing and passing on the 'knowledge'.  You have to have built a business before you are a mentor, it makes you more valuable.  You have got something to give because you’ve gone through it.  Having a mentor is about investing in yourself. When you are looking for a mentor, find someone who is living the lifestyle, you want someone who has achieved what you want to achieve.  It’s a 2-way thing both the mentor and mentees must be invested in making it work.  Mentoring and coaching are powerful because they hold you accountable.  As a mentor, it’s important for mentees to achieve, to have made something.  It's all about sharing and there is great unity in doing that.  If you are not happy in what you are doing and feel you’ve got something inside you about wanting to have your own business then go and do it.   You can achieve it in different ways, lots of people think you have to have money to make money but there is always a way to make money.  Whatever it is there is a way to start if you have it within you, an entrepreneurial spirit.     BEST MOMENTS  ‘The power is in the action you take’  ‘It’s your story that they are buying into’  ‘You need to go through some challenges to learn and develop’  ‘Go through your journey and when you are ready then undertake mentoring’  ‘Hiring into chaos only creates more chaos. Making sure you have the systems in place and a plan is vital’     VALUABLE RESOURCES  Leveraged Lifestyle Podcast  Ideal Collective  Business Mentor Podcast     The Business Mentor Academy  ABOUT THE HOST  Catherine Turner, your host of Leveraged Lifestyle  Catherine is an iTunes No.1 podcast host of Leveraged Lifestyle, entrepreneur, businesswoman, an Inspirational Speaker, world record holder, Co-Director of Ideal-Collective.com and a mum of 2! Catherine quit being an employee in 2013, after working more than 50+ hours on average a week, over 3 jobs. Jobs, hours and a lifestyle that had led to a diagnosis of clinical depression before the age of 25. In 2011/12 Catherine discovered the power of investing in property, and tried many different property investment strategies over the years, finally settling on Serviced Accommodation in 2015, which has now grown from one unit in her home town of Chelmsford, Essex to over 50 across the UK, helping investors, landlords and developers create a better return on their money or property. This year, Catherine and her husband Stephen, also her business partner, joined forces with the Directors of LoLite Homes to create the Ideal-Collective.com, which is all about leveraging the services and knowledge of all four Directors when it comes to Serviced Accommodation, Social Media, Finance & Virtual Assistants. Catherine started Leveraged Lifestyle podcast to give business owners and those not leading their ideal lifestyle, to learn the mindset and skill set it takes to create a lifestyle of Freedom, by leveraging time, money & knowledge and using outsourcing and systemisation. CONTACT METHOD  http://www.catherineaturner.com/  www.linkedin.com/in/catherineturnerspeaker  www.instagram.com/catherineannt  https://itunes.apple.com/…/leveraged-lifestyl…/id1380225106…  https://www.stitcher.com/…/progressivepr…/leverage-lifestyle  www.facebook.com/catherineturnerspeaker    ABOUT THE HOST  Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Land Rover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few.  Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest and at the age 33, Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in Doyen Resources. Today, Jay owns several businesses in different sectors and helps entrepreneurs achieve success.  A calling to give back and help others led to Jay being chosen for the highly-coveted role as a Prince’s Trust mentor, where his achievements were marked by a personal invitation to Buckingham Palace to meet Prince Charles.  After helping several young entrepreneurs to success as a mentor for the Trust, Jay’s burning desire to bring his wisdom and knowledge to a wider audience ultimately triggered the concept of The Business Mentor Podcast.  Jay feels that anyone can achieve success in business with the right advice and mentoring and is now sharing his knowledge with his growing audience via his podcast.  In the UK alone 95% of business fail within the first five years and Jay’s aim is to reduce that number.  Backed with the hard-earned knowledge and experience from his time in business, The Business Mentor Podcast will share Jay’s personal business lessons as well those of other successful entrepreneur guests who share their wisdom and secrets on the show.  CONTACT METHOD  https://www.jay-dhillon.com/  https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jaydhillon    https://www.instagram.com/jaydhillonuk/  https://www.facebook.com/JaydhillonUK/    Jay@businessmentorpodcast.com   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNRouhFVktGDQcCRAzoHydQ 

 Interview With US Actress & Movie Star Rachele Brooke Smith, Talking About Mindset For Success | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3548

It’s time to be the hero of your own life story. Aren’t you tired of always playing as the prey, anyway? Life gets tough, and it’s you, and you alone, who could pull you out of that phase. Now’s the time to build the right mindset to prepare yourself on your ultimate success. In this episode of The Business Mentor Podcast, Jay talks to Rachele Brooke Smith, an actress and the Founder of the Disruptive Movement. Discover today the different techniques you can use so you can disrupt your thoughts and empower yourself for the next significant steps you’ll do that will change your life. Being the best version of yourself does not require extravagance; use your power within you and take control of your mind, body, and soul to get there. KEY TAKEAWAY While young Rachele’s friends were attending parties, she was busy preparing for personal development conferences. This was her childhood. It was full of fascination with how the mind works and how important mindset is. Rachele started The Disruptive Movement to help and empower everyone so that they become the hero in their life stories. It’s how you perceive and react to what’s happening to you that could either make or break what you want for your future. Techniques in Having the Mindset for Success: Be open-minded. If there’s a part of you, your tasks, or your goals that is not serving you or not making you happy about yourself, then be open on trying new things. Have a healthy routine. Create patterns in your daily life depending on what you want your life to be. If you want to be successful and happy in the future, then you have to win at things that you’ll do today. Harness your power of creativity. We’re all creative beings. Choose to use your creativity to produce compelling experiences to help other people. Remember that you are what you consume. What books, podcasts, and videos are you consuming? Who are the people you are following in social media? What are the foods you’re eating? Practice gratitude. On the end of each day, Rachele records herself speaking about things that she’s grateful of. She relistens to them regularly to remind herself and reaffirm her visions while on her journey. Start with a tiny habit. Being disciplined and deciding to make tiny habits every single day can bring a massive benefit to your life right now and in the future. Create value for others. In the digital world, where most people consume their time online, and there’s a lot of noise when it comes to content, it’s best that you aim to be one of helpful voices even to a small group of people. Learn about the Release Meditation Technique. This leaves everything in the past and opens you up to new possibilities. Have a mentor. Find someone who could help you to refocus when you get lost along the way, to brainstorm your ideas with, and also to reinforce all your visions. BEST MOMENTS “When I first started acting and dancing, that’s the first time I felt alive.” “All the things that I thought the worst that happened to me along the journey ended up being the best things.” “If you keep doing what you’re doing, you keep getting what you’re getting.” “Vulnerability is a superpower.” “What has been helpful is to say, ‘I’m so grateful I’m in the process of becoming my strongest and most beautiful self.’” “Anytime I feel fear, I am rewiring myself so that I feel it, acknowledge it, and be disruptive anyways.” “If you really want to change, you have to have a lot of pain around it.” VALUABLE RESOURCES As A Man Thinketh by James Allen The Disruptive Movement Forget big change, start with a tiny habit: BJ Fogg at TEDxFremont |TEDx Talks YouTube The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy Abraham Hicks Brendon Burchard’s Release Meditation Technique | YouTube ABOUT THE GUEST Rachele Brooke Smith is an actress, dancer, an inspiring role model and a motivational speaker. She is also the co-founder of The Disruptive Movement, which aims to help others to achieve their goals. Aside from growing her entertainment career and doing motivational speaking engagements, she also produces her own motivational web show called UNBREAKABLE where she takes you behind the scenes on her daily pursuits of her dreams, passions, and goals. Follow Rachele on Instagram. Visit com. ABOUT THE HOST Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few. Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest and at the age of 33, Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in Doyen Resources. Today, Jay owns several businesses in different sectors and helps entrepreneurs achieve success. A calling to give back and help others led to Jay being chosen for the highly-coveted role as a Prince’s Trust mentor, where his achievements were marked by a personal invitation to Buckingham Palace to meet Prince Charles. After helping several young entrepreneurs to success as a mentor for the Trust, Jay’s burning desire to bring his wisdom and knowledge to a wider audience ultimately triggered the concept of The Business Mentor Podcast. Jay feels that anyone can achieve success in business with the right advice and mentoring and is now sharing his knowledge with his growing audience via his podcast. In the UK alone 95% of business fail within the first five years and Jay’s aim is to reduce that number. Backed with the hard-earned knowledge and experience from his time in business, The Business Mentor Podcast will share Jay’s personal business lessons as well those of other successful entrepreneur guests who share their wisdom and secrets on the show. CONTACT METHOD https://www.jay-dhillon.com/ https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jaydhillon https://www.instagram.com/jaydhillonuk/ https://www.facebook.com/JaydhillonUK/ Jay@businessmentorpodcast.com  

 Don't Say Yes to EVERYONE! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 527

Should You say Yes to Every Customer or Client? Should you say yes to every customer or client?, This is a frequently asked question by entrepreneurs and in this episode, Jay provides not only the answer but advice on how you can consistently qualify your customers and clients to make sure they are right for you and your business. Listen in now to hear how to build an avatar of your ideal customer and use it effectively to move your business forward.   KEY TAKEAWAYS When you start a business you are at your most vulnerable and if you get the wrong type of customer or wrong company then it can stress to both you and your business. You need to qualify a client and make sure they are the right fit for you. Creating an avatar of your ideal customer can be an effective way to establish who your ideal customer is. It will provide you with a checklist of what you want to work with and will represent your ideal customer. You will find it easier to recognise what is and isn’t a good client for you and your business It’s important to recognise there is a difference between a bad client and a difficult client. A bad client will be someone who doesn’t pay, doesn’t give the information you need and their expectations are not what they should be. A difficult client will be someone who asks lots of questions. It's important to not say yes to any customer or client unless you are really sure they are the type of people you want to work with. Work on a sales funnel so you are bringing in a continuous flow of new customers and clients then you are in a position to decide who you say yes or no to.   BEST MOMENTS ‘It’s so much easier if you have identified your ideal customer by creating an avatar’ ‘Not only am I checking if I can help them I’m also working out if I want to work with them’ ‘We don’t say yes to everybody’   VALUABLE RESOURCES Business Mentor Podcast The Entrepreneur Secrets to Success Event 10 May  https://www.jay-dhillon.com/ https://www.instagram.com/jaydhillonuk/ https://www.facebook.com/JaydhillonUK/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNRouhFVktGDQcCRAzoHydQ   ABOUT THE HOST Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few. Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest and at the age 33, Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in Doyen Resources. Today, Jay owns several businesses in different sectors and helps entrepreneurs achieve success. A calling to give back and help others led to Jay being chosen for the highly-coveted role as a Prince’s Trust mentor, where his achievements were marked by a personal invitation to Buckingham Palace to meet Prince Charles. After helping several young entrepreneurs to success as a mentor for the Trust, Jay’s burning desire to bring his wisdom and knowledge to a wider audience ultimately triggered the concept of The Business Mentor Podcast. Jay feels that anyone can achieve success in business with the right advice and mentoring and is now sharing his knowledge with his growing audience via his podcast. In the UK alone 95% of business fail within the first five years and Jay’s aim is to reduce that number. Backed with the hard-earned knowledge and experience from his time in business, The Business Mentor Podcast will share Jay’s personal business lessons as well those of other successful entrepreneur guests who share their wisdom and secrets on the show.   CONTACT METHOD  https://www.jay-dhillon.com/    https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jaydhillon    https://www.instagram.com/jaydhillonuk/  https://www.facebook.com/JaydhillonUK/    Jay@businessmentorpodcast.com

 How to Prepare For a Recession? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1311

Market crashes. Brexit. Recessions. Be prepared. Look out for your business. In today’s episode of The Business Mentor Podcast, Jay urges you to prepare for recessions and market crashes. It’s unpredictable when and how grave will recession’s effect be to your business, so it’s better to anticipate the worst right now. Don’t miss the 4 tips that Jay gives on how to prepare for a recession. Whenever it happens, you have to be equipped to get through it. Remember to yourself surrounded by the right support group (including your mentor), be financially stable, and be adaptable. Discover more when you tune in. KEY TAKEAWAY A recession happens, on average, every 10 years. It happened since 1946, and it’s unpredictable of when exactly it’s going to happen and what’s its effects will be. The last recession that occurred in October 2007 took 65 months to recover. Lately, there has been too much competition, and a lot of people are looking at investing in property. According to Jay, that’s a tell-tale sign that recession is coming. Laying off employees happens a lot in the first phase of recession. You don’t know what you don’t know. You have to be prepared when it happens. For Jay, it was approaching his mentor about it. He asked about his mentor’s experience, studied about the recession and did a SWOT analysis. It became clearer for Jay how he should plan for his business’ next move. Keep going even if it’s recession. It will happen no matter what, and your business shall be able to withstand the outturns. You should be fully aware of even the minute details of your business so you can prepare, and once it happens, it’ll be easy to adapt. 4 Tips for preparing for recession: Have an emergency fund. Jay advises that you save at least 10% of your business’ profit. The sooner you start, the better. Have multiple streams of income. If you only did one market, you’re vulnerable. There’s a lot of ways you can earn income. Look into where you can branch your primary business, look into the skills that you can develop.   Keep some cash aside. When the market crashes, stocks become cheap, so buy stocks.   Have the right support network. The most important thing is you have the right mindset that can face the consequences that happen during a recession. If you’ve got the right mentor and the right community, you become firmer and more driven to overcome it. BEST MOMENTS   “If you’re not prepared, when it comes, it could take out the market.” “Recession comes out of the blue.” “When recession does come, rather than panicking and saying, ‘We can’t do anything’, we did a simple SWOT analysis.” “If you’re going through hell, just keep going.” “You may never use your emergency fund, but at least it’s there when you need it.”   ABOUT THE HOST Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few. Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest and at the age of 33, Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in Doyen Resources. Today, Jay owns several businesses in different sectors and helps entrepreneurs achieve success. A calling to give back and help others led to Jay being chosen for the highly-coveted role as a Prince’s Trust mentor, where his achievements were marked by a personal invitation to Buckingham Palace to meet Prince Charles. After helping several young entrepreneurs to success as a mentor for the Trust, Jay’s burning desire to bring his wisdom and knowledge to a wider audience ultimately triggered the concept of The Business Mentor Podcast. Jay feels that anyone can achieve success in business with the right advice and mentoring and is now sharing his knowledge with his growing audience via his podcast. In the UK alone 95% of business fail within the first five years and Jay’s aim is to reduce that number. Backed with the hard-earned knowledge and experience from his time in business, The Business Mentor Podcast will share Jay’s personal business lessons as well those of other successful entrepreneur guests who share their wisdom and secrets on the show. CONTACT METHOD https://www.jay-dhillon.com/ https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jaydhillon https://www.instagram.com/jaydhillonuk/ https://www.facebook.com/JaydhillonUK/ Jay@businessmentorpodcast.com

 Long Eaton (Nottingham) Property Hub Q&A with Jay Dhillon! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1806

In this episode of the Business Mentor Podcast, we hear Jay answers questions during the Q&A session during a talk about ‘Property as a Business & Multiple Streams of Income’ which was held last February 26 in Long Eaton Hub. He met with fellow property investors, and he was an absolute inspiration and a mentor to all of them. Jay also talked about his businesses – how did he start and grow them, what efforts he has to put in them, and what obstacles he has to face every single day. If you want to increase your streams of income, make sure to take down notes of what Jay has to say about it. KEY TAKEAWAY When to start your brand and create your content? The ‘brand’ can just be doing one or two post on your Facebook. When Jay began the Business Mentor Podcast slowly. It wasn’t getting enough engagements, but this didn’t let him stop producing content. But now, he was able to monetise it and invest the money to the team. He sets up the systems to set up his brand with the help of his staff and technology. When something unexpected happens, what do you do with it? Acknowledge the fact that not everything you do will go as you planned. Be ready for it and condition yourself that there will be times that you’re going to do things outside your comfort zone. Sometimes you’ll have to stay in and won’t be able to go home to get a shower or see your family. There are sacrifices. What is passion? Jay’s mentor advised, “If you do something well enough and it makes you money, it makes you passionate about it.” That’s the way it goes. Passion is overrated and makes some money. What drives Jay to do the podcast? Jay answers the legacy out of it, and he’s able to help other people. He’s happy that he’s doing what he loves right now. What do you do if you want to start a business (i.e. coaching business)? Think of what you can charge. Offer them a demo service for free. High ticket – Think of what events could you offer. Start small. Should you use LinkedIn? LinkedIn is one of the hottest platforms. It’s easier to network and get some resources on the platform. BEST MOMENTS “You got to get on with it. Sometimes you got to get dirty.” “For me, I work for mentors that are above me. I look up to them and think, ‘I want to be on your level.’” “Don’t think of building your social media to build this massive platform. Just build a core group of people and built it slowly.” VALUABLE RESOURCES Recruitment Boss The Business Mentor Podcast | Omny | iTunes | Stitcher ABOUT THE HOST Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few. Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest and at the age of 33, Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in Doyen Resources. Today, Jay owns several businesses in different sectors and helps entrepreneurs achieve success. A calling to give back and help others led to Jay being chosen for the highly-coveted role as a Prince’s Trust mentor, where his achievements were marked by a personal invitation to Buckingham Palace to meet Prince Charles. After helping several young entrepreneurs to success as a mentor for the Trust, Jay’s burning desire to bring his wisdom and knowledge to a wider audience ultimately triggered the concept of The Business Mentor Podcast. Jay feels that anyone can achieve success in business with the right advice and mentoring and is now sharing his knowledge with his growing audience via his podcast. In the UK alone 95% of business fail within the first five years and Jay’s aim is to reduce that number. Backed with the hard-earned knowledge and experience from his time in business, The Business Mentor Podcast will share Jay’s personal business lessons as well those of other successful entrepreneur guests who share their wisdom and secrets on the show. CONTACT METHOD https://www.jay-dhillon.com/ https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jaydhillon https://www.instagram.com/jaydhillonuk/ https://www.facebook.com/JaydhillonUK/ Jay@businessmentorpodcast.com

 Dealing with Rejection in Business | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 859

“Rejections should not discourage you or should it end your dreams.” As entrepreneurs, you’re going to have to accept that it is highly likely that you won’t please everyone. A customer can love your product/service, but they could also dislike it too. But should you be affected by a sole customer’s decision? Today on The Business Mentor Podcast, Jay discusses the 4 key areas to focus on when dealing with rejections in business. It’s understood the first rejection will significantly hurt you and that’s okay; We are only human! But you have to accept that there can and will be more rejection in the future. Treat them as motivation that can help you grow and progress in your business. Time to discover more! so tune in... KEY TAKEAWAY Rejection an excellent way to tell you that your product is not good enough for the market. You’ll be rejected not just once, but twice, thrice, or a couple of times. But you should take this as learning instead. You won’t please everybody. But you have to have that burning desire to continue what you have started and aim to be successful. Get the right people around you. Have a mentor who you can help you grounded and remind you of your long-term goals. Don’t let rejections get to you. 4 Areas to Look At When Dealing With Rejections In Business: Don’t take it personally. Your business is a separate entity from your personal life. For example, some business owners think that selling their products and services to their family and friends. Though it might be good for your business, there’s a possibility that they really don’t need and buy them. And business owners tend to get hurt when this happens. Make it a learning opportunity. Aim for constant learning. If someone tells you something, listen and make notes on how you can incorporate it to improving your business. Use it to educate customers. Instead of seeing the customer’s comments as an attack, why don’t you educate them on what you can do for them and what other services can your offer. Give them free trials, demos, etc. Take it as an indicator where to go next. Round up 50-60 people, ask for feedback, and evaluate the gathered data. BEST MOMENTS “Rejection is part of the business. You are gonna get rejected.” “Rejection is not a bad thing, it’s a positive thing.” “If someone or the statistics and the math are telling you that the part isn’t up to speed, it’s a great way to learn, right?” “A lot of us assume that the customer we deal with knows everything about our product, they don’t. so, have an option to educate them.” VALUABLE RESOURCES The Entrepreneurs’ Secrets to Success Event: ly/ESSE2019 The Business Mentor Podcast: A Special Announcement! The Entrepreneurs’ Secrets to Success Event Omny | iTunes | PlayerFM | Stitcher ABOUT THE HOST Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few. Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest and at the age of 33, Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in Doyen Resources. Today, Jay owns several businesses in different sectors and helps entrepreneurs achieve success. A calling to give back and help others led to Jay being chosen for the highly-coveted role as a Prince’s Trust mentor, where his achievements were marked by a personal invitation to Buckingham Palace to meet Prince Charles. After helping several young entrepreneurs to success as a mentor for the Trust, Jay’s burning desire to bring his wisdom and knowledge to a wider audience ultimately triggered the concept of The Business Mentor Podcast. Jay feels that anyone can achieve success in business with the right advice and mentoring and is now sharing his knowledge with his growing audience via his podcast. In the UK alone 95% of business fail within the first five years and Jay’s aim is to reduce that number. Backed with the hard-earned knowledge and experience from his time in business, The Business Mentor Podcast will share Jay’s personal business lessons as well those of other successful entrepreneur guests who share their wisdom and secrets on the show. CONTACT METHOD https://www.jay-dhillon.com/ https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jaydhillon https://www.instagram.com/jaydhillonuk/ https://www.facebook.com/JaydhillonUK/ Jay@businessmentorpodcast.com

 Jay Dhillon & Mark Homer Talk Business Strategies, Foreign Property Investment & Jeremy Corbyn! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4174

What drives you to keep going in property? One of the fascinating questions that serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist Jay Dhillon poses to Mark for The Business Mentor Podcast. They talk about Mark's childhood in Singapore, how he got into property and the rights and wrongs of politics and property in 2019. Listen here for a conversation on learning from two experts in property, and business.   Key Takeaways What are you doing at the moment? I’ve got three projects on the go at the moment. Our biggest project is just under 100 flats. I’ve got another project, with a commercial tenant on the ground floor with some residencies above. I’m doing lots of different things, with various different projects.   How was your childhood? I was born in Singapore and came back to England when I was around 12. I went to an international school in Jakarta in Indonesia. Jakarta is a crazy city, pollution, and people everywhere. I learnt the local dialect and played outside with the other kids in the area. I’ve found that to be a really useful experience in dealing with very different types of people.   Private schools give you a bigger network and a bigger outcome. The difference between the mindset of the private school, and the local college in the area is massive. The people I met at college are all doing more vocational things like dentists, doctors, and solicitors. Whereas the private school went more into business, and are earning lots of money. There is no right and wrong, but if you have the opportunity to invest in your children you can.   The academics are really useful. If my child wants to go to university, I’ll encourage them to but at the expense of life skills, I think that’s wrong. I think if you can have academic skills, and have business skills, rather than just what a textbook says then that’s even better.   In 1997/98 it was like the gold rush, and the market was ripe. My father had worked across the globe and met a lot of business people. He knew that business and property was a good route to go down. My friend had made over £70,000 on property and even without planning permission added an extension. I got really into property books, videos, learning loads. I met a local letting agent who'd figured out which properties were good to buy in Peterborough, which is where I started really.   I’d bought lots of properties abroad especially in Eastern Europe and Florida. So I thought that when they would enter into the EU there would be an increase in the middle class and the property values would go up. What I didn’t realise was that I didn’t know the local knowledge. It’s really exciting to have international property, but the yields are really low, and the maintenance will be very high. Everything that you’ve learnt in the UK is wrong abroad, and you have to learn it all again. There is lots of corruption in various different places around the world, and it’s really difficult to work out the local rules if you’re not from there.   Treat your property as a business, so systemise it. The one guarantee in business is that it will change. If your systemising your business, doing monthly management accounts, and getting your viewings and inspections sorted then you are going to find it easier to adapt to the change. You’ll find it easier to grow your business because you are able to find out what is working and what isn’t.   Do you think the middle class now are being hammered, so you need to grow all the time? You need to grow otherwise you are in decline. If you carry on doing what you’re doing and not grow, then you will fail. We’ve had various changes in the legislation, and it will all happen again. Make sure you get a really good accountant, who’ll be able to save loads of money for your tax bill.   Let’s talk about Jeremy Corbyn if he did get into power what would happen? People were concerned about the Labour party before but Tony Blair turned out to be quite a light touch. He says he will introduce rent control, but hasn’t given out any specifics on that. Dependant on how that is introduced could be positive or negative. He says he is going to nationalise, water, and rail. With big companies, he says he will give 10% of the shareholders to the staff, but I don’t know how that is going to work in practice because they are so divested. I don’t think he will be a sustainable model. The debacle that is the EU is costing the country millions in decisions not taken, and uncertainty.   Which property/business strategies will work in 2019, and why? In business and property it’s best to find what you love and what you’re good at. If you’re good at marketing then build a business that needs that skill. Build a team around you who are good at the things that you are not good at. It’s better to do what you love rather than what’s hot in the media at the minute.   What drives you? What keeps you going? I like driving income, and rent roll, I like having a bigger and bigger wall of money to hit the back account every month. I find that very exciting, more than the value of the properties. I get a lot of pleasure in learning from others in the training business we have. We are able to have choices, travel and buy the right house that I want.   Where would you start in property now? I would buy single lets, under £140,000, probably stuff that has been built in the 1970’s. West Midlands, and in the North are probably best rather than in the South. Cut your teeth, and make some mistakes before moving to HMO’s. You don’t have to move up, just do what you enjoy.   What mentors have helped you? There have been loads of different people over the years. I have a lot of friendships who’ve done lots of different things, often in their 50’s and 60’s who have been there and done it all. I had more informal type mentors.   Best Moments ‘My background was really good for helping me deal with lots of different people.’ ‘There were other people at boarding school whose family owned big businesses.’ ‘Through those years I learn loads and loads about business.’ ‘I think the network is worth everything.’ ‘Private school kids all wanted to go into business.’ ‘We are a reflection on what we have been taught.’ ‘Network is your net-worth.’ ‘You can’t learn everything in a textbook.’ ‘Take the calculated risk.’ ‘I got really really excited with property.’ ‘Everything that you’ve learnt in the UK is wrong abroad, and you have to learn it all again.’ ‘It’s really exciting to have international property, but the yields are really low, and the maintenance will be very high’ ‘Investing in the UK works.’ ‘You do end up making more money in markets that are more efficient.’ ‘There is one guarantee in business is that it will change.’ ‘Systemisation is key.’ ‘You have to be growing otherwise your declining.’ ‘The value of getting a good accountant is priceless.’ ‘Accountants are not a consultant unless you pay them to.’ ‘Do your own research, and take your questions to the accountant.’ ‘I think Corbyn is going to go on a spending spree.’ ‘I think it will be an unsustainable model.’ ‘Politicians have been telling so many lies.’ ‘Theresa May is like the school teacher keeping it all together.’ ‘If you are making products, uncertainty on the price of your produce., is unacceptable.’ ‘Uncertainty is affecting business everyday because of Brexit.’ ‘I like driving income, and rent roll’   Valuable Resources E-Myth Life's Leverage   ABOUT THE HOST AND GUEST Jay Dhillon Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few. Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest and at the age 33 Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in Doyen Resources. Today, Jay owns several businesses in different sectors and helps entrepreneurs achieve success. A calling to give back and help others led to Jay being chosen for the highly-coveted role as a Prince’s Trust mentor, where his achievements were marked by a personal invitation to Buckingham Palace to meet Prince Charles. After helping several young entrepreneurs to success as a mentor for the Trust, Jay’s burning desire to bring his wisdom and knowledge to a wider audience ultimately triggered the concept of The Business Mentor Podcast. Jay feels that anyone can achieve success in business with the right advice and mentoring and is now sharing his knowledge with his growing audience via his podcast. In the UK alone 95% of business fail within the first five years and Jay’s aim is to reduce that number. Backed with the hard-earned knowledge and experience from his time in business, The Business Mentor Podcast will share Jay’s personal business lessons as well those of other successful entrepreneur guests who share their wisdom and secrets on the show. Mark Homer Mark Homer is an entrepreneur investor.  He has worked with investment since he was 15 years old using the laws of wealth! He is a spreadsheet analyst with an impressive following from major publications including BBC Radio, The Wall Street Journal, The Independent, as well as co-authoring the UK’s best-selling property books.  Mark has always looked for the best investment vehicle, and at the end of 2007 with Rob Moore the co-founder of Progressive Property his joint portfolio produced more profit than any of the other investments he’d tried in the last ten years, combined. CONTACT METHOD - Mark Homer Markhomer@progressiveproperty.co.uk https://www.linkedin.com/in/markhomer1 https://www.facebook.com/markprogressive https://twitter.com/markprogressive Contact Method - Jay Dhillon Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/business-mentor-podcast/id1370793386 Website: https://www.jay-dhillon.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaydhillonuk  

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