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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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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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Rank #1: #014 Jay interviews BBC Dragons Den investment winner ...

Jul 26 2018
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Welcome to another edition of The Business Mentor Podcast. In this episode, your host Jay Dhillion welcomes successful Dragons Den hopeful Ed Hollands. Discover more about Ed’s journey from starting his business, to going on Dragons Den and securing an investment and meeting a life-changing mentor. Learn more about how Ed has grown his advertising company Driven Media to 2,500 trailers and 13 fleets and how you too, can drive your business forward. Jay dives into Ed’s amazing Dragons Den success story and how he spotted a gap in the traditional advertising market and launched Driven Media. Ed urges you to expand your business and become sales focused in order to grow and secure new business. Learn how to gain exposure for your business and consistently grow, by implementing routines and hone your skills and persistence. Jay and Ed discuss why a mentor can give you millions of pounds worth of value and open doors you never knew existed simply by accessing their ‘blackbook’ of contacts. KEY TAKEAWAYS Sales are the oxygen of the business drive you forward. If you can master selling it makes the journey to becoming an entrepreneur much easier. It's essential to not spend months developing your product you need to get out there and start selling because sales fuel your business.   Ed explains that a lot of businesses advertise on television and online, where their competitors are. But where you need to be, is where your competitors aren't and getting in front of loads of people and gaining exposure.   When taking on staff look at 3-month cycles, calculate how long you can keep your staff as they bring in revenue, but give your sales people the tools to succeed and work in the way that best suits them.     Jay: What’s the best thing about securing an investment from a Dragon? Ed: It’s finding someone in that position to help you, she’s a multimillionaire and knows other millionaires. It’s the black book of contacts that makes a huge difference. The power of association lifts you up and gives you the confidence and backing to grow as a business.   BEST MOMENTS "The more people who operate in a market, the harder it is to get noticed” "In any business not run before you can walk" "Taking on staff is a calculated risk" “Our biggest client was New Look and as they grew we grew with them” “The bigger the clients get the more I learn, entrepreneurs don’t know what they’re doing half the time, but that’s the way it should be” “As long as it all goes into the CRM It doesn’t matter how you bring in the sales, as long as they align with the brand values” “Don’t look at what others are doing on social media, you have to put the graft in, the quickest route is getting started” “If you’re looking to set up a business, there’s nothing better than going to university” “Business is a blend and a balance you need to plan your week for business and for your family”     VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.jay-dhillon.com/ https://www.drivenmedia.co.uk/tag/dragons-den/ https://www.drivenmedia.co.uk/ info@drivenmedia.co.uk BBC.com/dragonsden   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

Rank #2: #013 Ant Knight Interviews The Business Mentor Jay Dhillon

Jul 19 2018
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Welcome to another episode of The Business Mentor Podcast. In this episode, special guest and founder of ‘Never Ever Too Old’ Ant Knight interviews The Business Mentor himself Jay Dhillion. Discover more about Jay’s journey to success and how he has amassed over 100,000 followers online, built multiple businesses and grown this podcast to be the UK’s number one. Ant and Jay dive into the fundamentals of business and how to create cashflow, before anything else. Understand why making money should be a priority first, before the vision or long-term strategy. Jay shares he first business venture and how he created a recruitment business with over 500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million. Jay goes on to talk about how he created a profitable business in just 30 days and to do so you must ‘find the pain’ and find a problem to be solved. Discover more about The Business Mentor Himself, Jay Dhillon KEY TAKEAWAYS Ant Knight - ‘Never ever too old’ community of people taking control of their own lives. If you're not setting out to make money, the chances are you won't make money. 9 times out of 10 your passion won't make you money so ask yourself what will you sell? how much will it make you? and how will you continue your growth? It's okay to make money and once you start making money you'll enjoy it a lot more. Nothing will kill your business more than not making money. If you've got no money, you will not succeed. Look at what your niche is but you should be using Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram. All you need to do is start, grow your following by bringing good content, you have to provide value. All you need is 100 loyal followers. Getting the right mentor is really important, get someone who has been there and done it. Invest in getting knowledge and find like-minded people whose values match yours. Ant: How do you find your customers? Jay: It's easier now with social media and you can find audiences who are directly interested in your product or service. All you need to do is find groups on Facebook or LinkedIn, join them and interact and find your target market Ant: What does consistency mean to you? Jay: It means turning up every day and putting in the work, focusing on your core area and achieving growth. Tips to grow your podcast Put a focus on it and invest your time. Just do it and start now, but see it as a long-term plan. It’s a platform to get your message out, no matter if there are similar podcasts out there. We’re all unique. Don’t worry too much about the content, just get it out there. Five Tips for Starting a Business Look how you can monistise it. Start small if you don’t have a budget. Get on all the social media platforms and create a powerful network. Get a mentor, and if you can’t afford it read as many books as you can. Have the courage to start. BEST MOMENTS   "You don't have to spend two years building a business if you start you can begin making money quickly." "Start with the end in mind." "Go all in, be focused and lock it down." "I highly recommend you create an email list, to de-risk your business." "Do not buy an email list, it's not the best way of marketing." “Build relationships with people but by providing content, you have to offer something in return and If you get a chance to meet someone face to face it’s invaluable.” “I want to record 3000 episodes of my podcast.” “What you want to do, everyone wants to do, just have the courage to do it.” “One keyword to success - Persistence.”   VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.jay-dhillon.com/ https://www.facebook.com/yourneverevertooold1/ #008 Creating a Profitable Business in 30 Days with Luca Gallone #009 Interview with Personal Branding Expert Lauren Tickner #007 Follow The Money! Jay Shares 9 Key Takeaways from His meeting with soon to be Billionaire Entrep

Rank #3: #12 Morning Routine for Success

Jul 18 2018
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Welcome to another episode of The Business Mentor Podcast. In this episode, Jay discusses Routines and you too, can implement a daily routine in your life to achieve success. Jay also brings you the Routines of some of the greats, including Steve Jobs, Tony Robbins and Barack Obama. Jay shares with you his routine to success and tips from the greats, about how to start your day off with a victory. Discover how to implement these tips in your daily life and how to constantly day in, day out achieve success. KEY TAKEAWAYS Tony Robbins: - Starts the day by doing three sets of breathing exercises while displaying gratitude and appreciation. Following this he will pray and be thank you for what he has and what he is yet to receive. Tim Ferris: - Starts the day by meditating, using the app called head space. This is followed up with some light exercise, and the completion of a daily journal, detailing the victories he is looking to achieve today and the ones he has achieved the previous day. Barack Obama: - Wakes up at 5am and exercises, finishes up with green tea and catches up with the news to set himself up for the day ahead Steve Jobs: - Each day he would make his bed and start the day off with a task completed, a small victory. Afterwards he would talk to himself in the mirror and say to himself "If today was the last day of my life, would I be happy with what I'm about to do" If the answer is no, something needs to change Jay’s Routine Step 1: Get up at 5am - In order to do this I do go to bed at 21:30 pm Step 2: Make my bed - Gives me an instant sense of achievement and gives me one straight victory to start the day Step 3: Workout - I do a HIT workout for a minimum of 10 minutes to get ready for the day Step 4: Go for a walk - I go outside to connect with nature, and be happy for what I've got Step 5: Green juice - I have a nutrijuice a blend of kale, celery, apples and honey to give me energy Step 6: Multi-vitamins - Take these to get set up with the day Step 7: Plan my day - Complete a daily five, the five things you need to achieve that day with the most important clearly visible at the top Step 8: Smile - The first interaction with people should be smiling, create a happy place to be BEST MOMENTS - "Eat that frog" Brian Tracy”. - "Make sure you put that most important thing at the top of your daily five and attack it." - "Your morning routine will dictate your day". - “Get a journal and keep track of when your implementing your routines.” - “If you're not happy with what your are doing each day, use this as a signal for change in your life.” - “Get a good start to the day and nothing can stop you.” VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.jay-dhillon.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 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 c

Rank #4: #011 Jay Dhillon Interviews Immersion Coach Kul Mahay

Jul 12 2018
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On this episode of Business Mentor Podcast, Jay Dhilllon is joined by Kul Mahay! Jay and Kul talk about Kul’s career background and how he believes leadership should be. Kul emphasizes on the two kinds of leadership (dissonance and resonance), the importance of human interactions, the vulnerability of leaders, authenticity of leadership, removal of negativity from your life, and so much more. KEY TAKEAWAYS It’s normal for leaders to sometimes feel the impostor syndrome. We’re all human beings. Sometimes, despite being successful, we feel we lack internally of Leaders don’t like talking to other leaders about their weaknesses. You think they might have high expectations of you. You might be perceived as weak but it’s okay. You have to feel the vulnerability of being human. The more real you are, the better you are. More intuitive and powerful decisions come. Kul’s dream since he was a kid was to be a police officer. It started settling in his mindset when he was little. Being a police officer meant safety, security, commitment, peacekeeping, etc. Kul thought it was a powerful role to play in the community. Better keep feeding your dream. Kul sent out applications and got 26 rejections. His dream was too strong, he couldn’t give up. He got his dream on the 27th. You need to be hungry for your dream. You’ll earn a resilience if you want it enough. You’re gonna have challenging days. Kul became a leader. According to Kul, if you want your organization to excel in a marked but sustainable way, you have to change your culture. It doesn’t matter if it’s only 10 people or a big 500 group is working under you, Kul does what he terms as ‘management walkabouts’. He talks and connects to every individual. It is only this way you realize the true expertise and depth within your staff. There are two types of leadership: dissonance and resonance. Dissonance is leading in such a way you’re creating a gap between you and the people you’re leading while resonance is about building and bridging the gap with those who you are leading. The moment you’re influencing the outcome for others, you’re a leader. We are at some point in our lives have experienced being a leader. Build human relationships. Talk to your admin lady. Talk to the assistant. They’re the gatekeepers. Talk to the people who know exactly what the process is. Be pleasant to everybody. Remove negativity from your life. People that bring you a bad mood on a daily basis need to be cut off. It doesn’t matter if it’s a family, a friend, or a workmate. Sometimes, it’s healthier if you communicate with them not often as you’re used to. It does not have to be every day. Don’t bottle up everything inside of you. Chances are you’re going to burst at the wrong moment at the wrong time. Let it out. Cry if you have to. Be much more authentic. Be the real you. You’ll be stronger and better. Be authentic to yourself. You want to be seen as you. Show what your passions are. the values are what decides what’s right for you. Every human being has inner spirit. Most don’t know we got it. Most who know it won’t ignite it. Those who recognize it and ignite it are the only people who understand and realize that it’s immense power. Find people who resonate with you and will help you in your journey. You can’t do everything yourself. Get talented people so you can focus on what you do best. Feed your mind. Move your body. Meditate. Kul considers his granddad as his mentor. His granddad came from India with nothing. Kul admires his humility and work ethics. Among his mentors also are John C. Maxwell, Tony Robbins, Liz Brown. BEST MOMENTS “Any human being needs a safe person and a safe place they can offload to.” “I would say that 80% of everything we do in life is about your mindset and 20% is how you do it.” “When you have a dream,

Rank #5: #010 4 Steps To Create A Powerful Social Network

Jul 05 2018
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Welcome to another episode 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 on your journey. In this episode, Jay discusses how to create a powerful social network and a core group of like-minded individuals to help you along your journey. Learn how to start, grow and scale your own personal social network and build a core online power-team to support you on your journey. Discover how to fill your Facebook page with positive people and create a feed full of success stories and motivation. We’re consuming social platforms now, more than anything and you need to mirror that in your business. Treat your Facebook friends as a core network KEY TAKEAWAYS 4 Steps to Follow to Build Your Core Social Network Look over all your Facebook friends and decide if their activity benefits you. Remove 85% of your Facebook friends - If they don’t bring you up, remove them. Join like-minded groups, start posting and get known. Connect with the people who are on your journey - The people who can help you. BEST MOMENTS   “Imagine if you had just 800 like-minded people that are part of your journey.” “Be comfortable with people you want to be associated with.” “Create a Social Network within a Social Network.” “Build your social network into your online power-team.” VALUABLE RESOURCES #006 The Business Mentor Podcast - An interview with Grant Cardone #008  The Business Mentor Podcast - Creating a Profitable Business in 30 Days with Luca Gallone 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

Rank #6: #009 Interview with Personal Branding Expert Lauren Tickner

Jun 28 2018
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Welcome to another episode 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. In this episode your host Jay Dhillon interviews Personal Branding Expert Lauren Tickner. Discover how anyone can be an entrepreneur, you don’t have to be special, you just have to take action and start in order to get the result you want. Hear the real story of Lauren Tickner’s journey to success and how is she generates multiple streams of online income. Lauren focuses on her online business helping others with their personal branding, and after building a following on social media through the fitness industry, she discovered a passion for creating freedom, mentoring and impacting the lives of others. Jay and Lauren discuss how anyone can build their personal brand no matter what age they are, you just have to put valuable content out there, consistently and connect with like-minded individuals. Learn how to focus on your strengths and master your craft, build a following and a brand and you’ll earn legitimacy and credibility and with that authority. Find out how to focus on connecting with people and your personal brand will naturally grow, do something you enjoy and build a tribe of raving fans. KEY TAKEAWAYS Jay: How did you come about starting your business so early on? Lauren: At age 18 I got a job in asset management for a FTSE 250 company, though the investment 2020 scheme. However, after a year I handed in my notice, because I was so keen and passionate about doing my own thing. I wanted to merge my passion and profession in the fitness industry and build my social media following up, so I started to sell fitness ebooks and it was then I knew online business was my thing. Jay: Did you learn anything relevant at University? Lauren: Probably accountancy, but  University is no longer enough and your personal brand now can be your personal CV. When I discovered mentors, I saw how they can help and how they can give you more freedom. So I constantly surround myself with people in a position I want to be in, like-minded individuals. Jay: Where did your first six figures come from? Lauren: Initial it came from selling fitness ebooks whilst at university, but I realised that I needed multiple streams of income so I started building my social following, I did this by constantly adding value to my audience, I was posting three times a day, engaging and  valuable content. I then started to target ‘high flyers’ or influences and sold an online fitness course, I targeted a niche and sold them a product relevant to them. But anyone can do this you can run facebook ads or instagram ads and provide value to people. Jay: What are your goals moving forward? Lauren: I’m working on helping others even more, I’m focused on mentorship and personal branding, a 12-month programme with actionable step-by-step advice. People need a strong foundation before monitising and by drip feeding information I can help them do that. BEST MOMENTS   There’s so much power in doing your own thing, and having freedom. Imagine what you could do if you focuses more time on your business Once you build your personal brand, you have legitimacy and once you have that you have authority If you’re a mentor you are trading your time for money, but if you want to help even more people, you can do this with social media and online courses Does it sometimes feel uncomfortable, yes. But there’s jealousy there and they want to be doing what you're doing. Grant Cardone Just get started, get excited and work on filling your room. Don’t worry about what others are doing. Treat everyone as a mentor and extract the knowledge that you want to learn   Jay: If you could give 5 steps to

Rank #7: #008 Creating a Profitable Business in 30 Days with Luca Gallone

Jun 22 2018
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Is it possible to get at least £3000 a month as profit from a business which was just created in less than 30 days? Jay Dhillon and Luca Gallone say it’s doable in just 11 easy steps!  Luca comes back to the Business Mentor Podcast with Jay to share how they started their business DentalReputation (http://dentalreputation.co.uk) within 30 days. DentalReputation focuses on helping the dentists in the management of their online reviews.   And for you guys, believe that there should be no excuse for you to say no in creating your own business. Jay and Luca’s business is the living evidence. It does not matter if the industry is not your comfort zone. The business you create does not have to be perfect. Just remember that things can be done and learnt along the way.  Jay and Luca’s 11 steps in creating a successful business could be helpful so start tuning in!  KEY TAKEAWAYS  Here are the 11 steps to set up a business and monetize on it very easily:  Step 1: Find a problem.  Think about how the customers or clients could be benefitted. Brainstorm about possible problems. Look for the problem right away. It gives you the right footing.  The problem is getting bad reviews, or not getting reviews at all. These reviews could greatly affect you or your business’ reputation. Some are having a hard time to find a solution so Jay and Luca chose to focus on it.   Step 2: Pick a niche. Avoid being general and broad. it’s easier to find a solution to a problem if you have a focused niche. It will also benefit you in selling your service.  Jay and Luca chose to focus on dentists’ problem with reviews. These reviews could be about the customer service, the ventilation, and other external factors unrelated to the dentist’s performance.  Step 3: Test the measures. Test the market. Test the audience. Get the feedback from your future customers. Think of ways that will make them respond and give feedback.   For example, Jay and Luca sent golden envelopes to 70 random clients instead of opting for using online surveys. Jay and Luca managed to get a significant number of feedbacks.  Step 4: Find your products. Create a new product once you already get your profit. There’s a high chance that there is something similar already existing in the web. It’s much better to try a white-label software first. You can license your own and sell it in your own brand. It doesn’t have to be spectacular as long as it solves the problem.  Jay and Luca were able to find a white-label software that could help encourage more reviews on the dentist’s page and limit the negative reviews that are coming.  Step 5: Locate your audience. Get it out to a bigger audience. Think of ways that are not yet practiced by the competition out there. Where do these audiences congregate?  For the dentists, it wasn’t a Facebook group or any other online forum, it was a trade show.  Step 6: Have commitment and branding. Think about your competition. Think how to stand out.  Jay and Luca decided they needed a website. They made the website in just two days but managed to make it look like an established business for a very long time. They outsourced the design, used ClickFunnels, and made simple landing pages for the site. Everything was systemized from invoices to business cards to phone calls to emails!  Step 7: Find an influencer. Look for the biggest one in your niche and target them. Contact them through email or phone calls.  Jay and Luca found a singing dentist to perform on their trade show. This is to stand out even though alongside the big companies. It was a hit!  Step 8: Find staff. How do you show your future clients that you could compete with the big businesses out there? Have a team.  This may be applicable only for the trade show. They wanted to h

Rank #8: #007 Follow The Money! Jay Shares 9 Key Takeaways from His meeting with soon to be Billionaire Entrepreneur - Grant Cardone

Jun 14 2018
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In this episode Jay Dhillon shares 9 golden nuggets of knowledge from his meeting with the billionaire entrepreneur and one of the most successful online influencers in the UK, Grant Cardone. These tips will add value to your business and give you something extra to 10X your further success.  TAKEAWAY 1 Grants asked me, “Could you handle £300.000.000? If someone gave you £300.000.000 could you handle it?” Obviously I have answered, “Of course.” Grant explains “This is why the £300.000.000 would be a problem! Because to fly an F16 jet, it takes years of training, experience gained through flying smaller planes, it just doesn’t happen over night. The same with the £300.000.000. If I was to give you £300.000.000 you wouldn’t know what to do with it and probably you would blow it, instead than invest it wisely.” TAKEAWAY 2 Be efficient at making money! Always think about new ways to generate new sources of income. Invest your money wisely. TAKEAWAY 3  You can’t save yourself to success! You can’t save all your life extremely, hoping you will become rich one day. You need to invest your money wisely to generate new and more substantial income.  TAKEAWAY 4 An often question that Grant has to answer to is: “How do I become successful?” The knowledge is out there, he says. It always has been, you just need to put the effort into finding the right one. Teach yourself and read lots of books. They usually answer with “I don’t like reading!” So, his next question is, “Do you like to be broke?” TAKEAWAY 5 Knowledge is right and it is wrong, Grants says. The right knowledge is powerful, but the wrong knowledge is powerful too, in a negative way. It is powerful because it can bring you down.  TAKEAWAY 6  Money is everything, accept it! Grants says money is like oxygen and without it you can’t live, because for everything you need to pay. TAKEAWAY 7 You are the company that you keep! Grants again believes this is a myth. Take the time, invest and focus on yourself. Rich friends are not going to make you wealthy. TAKEAWAY 8 You should talk to strangers! Obviously this statement brought up some contradictions from parents who raise their kids teaching them not to approach strangers. Grants explains that before we got to know the people that today are important to us, they were strangers too, for example your wife or best friend or whomever you might think of.  TAKEAWAY 9  Don’t do what you love, follow the money! Some people may find this a bit absurd but if you hear Grants opinion you might change yours. Me, personally, when I started business, I didn’t like the industry I was in, but I was making money. That money allowed me to do the things I love and enjoy. BEST MOMENTS Start off small and build it step by step! “I am going to prove to you why £300.000.000 isn’t good for you. Let me give an example: If I was to put you in an F16 jet, which is worth about £250.000.000 and ask you to fly it, that would make you feel uncomfortable.” To be successful there are no shortcuts, you need to put the effort in and take actions. There is no easy way to become successful. If you don’t approach new people, you will never expand the circle of people you know. You might miss out on some good values that they might have offered you. If your passion doesn’t make you money, you need to follow the money because you will end up hating something once you used to love and enjoy. VALUABLE RESOURCES  The Disruptive Entrepreneur https://grantcardone.com/ The 10X Rule Grant’s Instagram Grant’s LinkedIn Grant’s Facebook Sell or Be Sold  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 begin

Rank #9: #001 How To Join The Top 5% In Business

Jun 07 2018
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DESCRIPTION Last year 660,000 businesses were set up in the UK, with 95% failing within the first 5 years. Jay discusses vision, roadmaps, investments, savings, building businesses, building your name and your customer base and reveals how to avoid the pitfalls and find the knowledge needed to join the top 5%. KEY TAKEAWAYS So, myself, I built my own business 14 years ago, I had finished university with quite a bit of debt like most people who go to university. I got a job with a corporate company, I wasn’t really good at taking instructions and the 9am-5pm never really suited me. My main ambition, as it was when I was younger was to have a company which I owned myself. So, what I did was I ditched the job and I went travelling across India and Thailand. When I came back from travelling with only £100 in the bank, I’d managed to get my vision and clarity done during my travelling experiences so I had a bit of a vision. Where I wanted to go, I mapped it all out, it was only on a piece of paper and I’ve shared this on my talks and show how a simple piece of paper can create a vision and what you want to do in the future, quite simply, on that paper. Now I feel being an entrepreneur is actually building a business, which works without you. Ultimately, if you want you can sell it on, or use it as an income ongoing, but ultimately you are building something of value which would then appeal to other people. So, with my business we went from £0-500k in five years. After ten years, we sold the business. I’ve spent probably £100k+ on business coaches. There wasn’t much of google, information was scarce and you had to rely upon paying for business coaches and courses, which ultimately you didn’t know if they were going to be any good or not, but I learnt from these courses. And also, I learnt from the courses which weren’t very good. 95% of businesses still fail within the first five years. Bearing in mind, that 660,000 went into business last year. So, if you think about that, only 5% of that 660,000 will actually build a meaningful business that will actually survive longer than five years. And all successful people will tell you that the first five years, or in fact anybody in business, the first five years is the toughest, because you’re using your investments, your savings or your time in building that business. You’re building your name, your customer base, and within the first five years is make or break. Now as a business, as an entrepreneur, I can remember going into business, from day one, and nobody really cares. The market, which will judge how successful you are, doesn’t give a monkeys. It really is dog-eat-dog. Nobody cares that you invested your savings, your Mum and Dad’s money, the market does not care, and the competition is out to take you out of the game. You need to get a good mentor. You need to get a mentor which has been there, done it before, and can give you that kind of apprenticeship and help you avoid these mistakes that will take your business from the 95% of fail to the 5% that will succeed. In 2009, we had the recession. I’d ran my business for three years and we grew pretty well. And then all of a sudden, out of the blue, the recession came. My mentor told me, “Look, Jay, what I want you to do tonight, this evening, when you finish work, I want you to drive around the streets and look at how many For Sale boards are up.” There wasn’t as many For Sale signs as I thought there would be so I went back to Mike, rang him up and said, “Mike, there’s not many up there.” And he said, “So, it’s not as bad as you think. Now let me give you some advice: I want you to get your head down, focus on sales, I want you to give it your best shot, keep your sales people board and keep working at it. Don’t give up, keep working at it.” So, in January, when the recession hit

Rank #10: #002 Jay Interviews Multi-Millionaire, Business Owner & Disruptive Entrepreneur

Jun 07 2018
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DESCRIPTION Business, education, wealth, mind-set, strategy, leverage, success, legacy, giving back and mentorship are all topics covered in this episode of The Business Mentor Podcast as Jay Dhillon interviews multi-millionaire and serial entrepreneur, Rob Moore. Learn how Rob went from £50k+ in debt to running multi-million pound businesses by seizing opportunities and ignoring conventional wisdom. Plus, a free giveaway for the first 5 to claim! KEY TAKEAWAYS I just want to know a bit about your past, Rob, how it all started, you can go as deep as you want? OK. I will do the short version. When I was very young my Dad had pubs, bar, clubs, restaurants. The most quintessential entrepreneur ever, big was the cash in his pocket. I just wanted to be my Dad. I had a pretty good upbringing, I haven’t got that excuse. I also got pretty good grades at school, from sort of eighteen to twenty-five I got stack in the education system. I went to uni, where I did architecture, but did nothing with it. Literally, the next day I went to my Dad's pub and then I found myself £40k/£50k in debt. After uni and getting a car loan for a car, spending to much money on credit cards I found myself over thousands of pounds in debt. Then my Dad had a nervous breakdown in his pub, suffered of severe depression and bipolar personality, got sectioned and we didn’t see him for a good while. What I normally ask at this point, as it’s a mentoring show, is there any mentors you’d like to shout out, a particular one that’s influenced your life and helped you along the way Rob? I’ve learned from John De Martini, over the years he has really helped me, he’s taught me about balanced forces, upsides and downsides. Secondly, my business partner, Mark, in many ways he’s a business partner and in many ways he’s a mentor, he taught me about managing my money properly and being more grounded and detailed and focussed. What do you say to our listeners, should they start a business or go to university Rob? I am very clear on this, it’s an easy answer. If you want to be a doctor, a dentist, a lawyer or a pilot, you should absolutely go and do the degree and the post-grad on that subject. If you want to be an entrepreneur, you want to run your own business, if you want to be your own boss, then I don’t think you need the best way to go. I think podcasts, doing courses, listening to your business mentor podcast, investing in courses, in education, getting mentors. Getting out there and doing it, making mistakes on the job. So, you’ve taken it into Property Business, which you’ve done really well, you’ve got over 800 properties. You then quit that journey to then write books, and then set up a training business. How did that come about, Rob? Some people say, “When you’re digging for gold, some people are digging for gold and other are selling the shovels.” I like to dig for gold, and sell the shovels. If I have dug for gold, and found some gold in property, I have done alright for myself. I can also grow my brand, my business and my profits by writing books, doing podcasts and running courses, I dig for the gold and I sell the shovels. Once you’ve learnt something you want to teach it. We are hardwired to pass on our knowledge. For start-ups now, an entrepreneur coming in, is there a bit of advice you could give them, Rob? It’s equal first on biggest mistakes. One bad thing to do is to listen to conventional wisdom and common sense because conventional wisdom will give you conventional results and most common sense isn’t common and it isn’t sense. So the world will tell you, learn from your mistakes. I think it’s better to learn from someone else’s mistakes. It’s cheaper! It’s also less of an emotional rollercoaster. So Rob, if there were two books that you’d recommend apart from your own to somebody to read, whi