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.


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.



‘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.’



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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.



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