If you’re looking for a mentor or looking to get a mentor then this episode will help you out as Jay explains how to find a suitable mentor for you, whether a mentor is for you and how you can decide whether a mentor’s for you or not.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Find a mentor that’s already been there and done it. Someone who has already learned and experience the lessons. 10 years’ experience is a good amount of experience within business for a mentor.
  • A mentor needs to have a good energy and enthusiasm about them so if you’re looking to become a mentor, you can have all of the experience but you need to have a good energy about you.
  • Are the mentors that you’re looking at specialised in the right area of business that you need? Do their experiences and lessons have any relevance to what you’re trying to do with your business?
  • Your mentor should have a great understanding, patience and want to with you so that you enjoy them mentoring you and you understand what they’re saying well.
  • Don’t have a mentor that just tells you ‘yes’ because that’s not how you’re going to improve. You need someone who’s going to tell you honestly what’s good and bad so you can learn from them.
  • You’ve got to have a great skillset in order to be a mentor. It’s all about learning the skills in order to be an effective mentor.

 

BEST MOMENTS

’Do they break it down’

‘It’s really important they’re honest’

‘Do your diligence’

VALUABLE RESOURCES

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.

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