If you don’t look after yourself you can’t grow. With all of the disruption around us it’s important to make sure you check in with yourself and take stock of how you’re doing retrospectively, personally and in business so that you can get clarity to plan your next steps forward. In today’s episode, Jay shares his tips on how you too can ‘check-in with yourself’ improve your mindset, optimise your energy and gain clarity.



  • It’s important to reward yourself and manage your energy levels because if you cannot look after yourself you cannot look after others.


  • There’s clarity in unloading your problems and stresses onto a friend, colleague or mentor and seeing a clear vision of plan moving forward as a result.


  • It is essential to diarise downtime in your week, exercise daily, learn to say no and find ways to nourish your body by making sleep a priority.


  • You need to avoid burning out and crashing by listening to your body and your mind by checking in with yourself and allowing yourself to feel what you’re feeling.


  • Always be looking for opportunities to boost your energy and optimise your lifestyle so that you’re looking at yourself and staying mentally strong.


  • Often business books and inspirational stories are born off of a setback or a way that you can keep yourself going when everything seems like you want to stop.


  • Checking in with yourself is not about education or reading more books, it’s about speaking to yourself, listening to yourself and using that calm and clarity to take your next steps forward.




“You need to look after yourself”

“Reach out because there will be people there to help you”

“Be honest with yourself when you need help”

“There’s a constant disruption of business in today’s economic climate”

“Entrepreneurs often take on too much and get tired and fatigued and with the current pandemic, the lack of communication and face-to-face meetings have taken a lot of energy away from business.”





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 to 500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all with no investment other than a slight amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota, and New Look, to name a few.

Its immense 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 succeed 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 businesses fail within the first five years and Jay aims 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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