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.
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.
‘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’
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.
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.