088 Interview: Jay Allen Part 1

Welcome to this episode of the Fail Forward podcast. In the longest episode of the Fail Forward Podcast to date, I talk to Jay Allen, qualified psychologist, former social worker, medically retired Sergeant Major of the British Army, business mentor and creator of the “Add a Zero” business growth methodology. Jay shares his story of life before the British Army to life as a leading business mentor and lecturer leading fascinating research into the causes of business failure.  After joining the army for a 5 year stint to clear his student debt, Jay was medically retired due to life changing injuries almost 13 years later, following a successful military career.  Jay talks candidly about the impact of his injuries and the rehab that followed, how being sectioned under the Mental Health Act turned out to be a pivotal positive point in his life and his shocking experience of job hunting on Civvy Street.  After 147 interviews in ten months and on the brink of financial disaster, Jay took drastic action to secure a job cutting grass at a country pile in the north, eventually catapulting Jay into the world of business where he transformed one the country’s best known supermarket chains.  In true Fail Forward style, what follows is a fascinating journey of ups, downs, twists and turns that is sure to leave you inspired.  If you enjoyed listening to Jay click here to find out more about working with him. If you’re enjoying the Fail Forward podcasts, follow me on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok or LinkedIn for all the latest on my mission to help business owners Fail Forward.  Jay and I will be working together on the Tree Surgeons Mastermind, click this link to book your place today: https://keap.page/orx212/tree-surgeons-business-academy.html  Facebook https://www.facebook.com/failforwardhenriLinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/henri-ghijben-539132101/ TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@failforward12 Instagram https://www.instagram.com/henrighijben/   #motivation #businessowner #entrepreneur #mindset 

Om Podcasten

Failure is only negative if you don’t learn from it Fail Forward is the weekly podcast hosted by entrepreneur and family man Henri Ghijben. In each episode you’ll hear from Henri and guests as they share real-life experiences of positives born from failure, reflections on the lessons learned from ‘losing it all, and what fuels Henri’s desire to help others overcome personal and business challenges in order to create the lives they want to live. Who is Henri Ghijben? Growing up in Bury St Edmunds, Henri’s first memorable experience of failure left him with the lasting ability to never get lost. It proved to be the first of many times Henri would fail forward. But it wasn’t until he faced losing his home, business and possibly even his family, that he realised the truth. Failure is only negative if you don’t learn from it. Against the odds, Henri has rebuilt from rock bottom. He’s now on a mission to help others avoid making the same mistakes he did, to help those facing failure see that there is a way back and that by failing forward they can enjoy success again. Ever thankful for the love and support of his family, the loyalty of his team and the help of business owners who helped him when the chips were down, Henri now lives in Southampton where he runs HRG Tree Surgeons, has growing property management and investment businesses and runs mentoring programmes for business owners, entrepreneurs and directors who are on their own growth journeys.