40 Minute Mentor

December 21, 2022

Part 2: 10 Lessons From 10 Years Of Scaling JBM, with James Mitra, Founder & CEO of JBM

“Where it does become an issue for you, the people around you, your team and your family, is when you are burning out, getting stressed and ill, because you’re not finding any balance at all.” 

In this second part of our new 40 Minute Mentor mini-series, we learn more about the lessons our Founder, CEO and host of this podcast, James Mitra, learned over the last 10 years of building and scaling JBM. 

If you haven’t caught up with the first part of the series, yet, make sure you check it out here:

Today, we learn about: 

➡️ The importance of long-term partnerships [01:08] 

➡️ The impossible task of finding balance as a Founder [05:16] 

➡️ Why you need to listen to your gut more [10:18] 

➡️ Learn more about our Series Sponsors, Alchemist [14:52] 

➡️ Why hiring is incredibly difficult, even when recruitment is your day job [15:34] 

➡️ The importance of letting your hires leave on good terms, when it doesn’t work out [19:23] 


Helpful links:

➡️ More about James Mitra: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesmitra-jbm/ 

➡️ More about JBM: https://jbmc.co.uk/ 


💙A big thank you to our Sponsors:

Alchemist – an industry leading learning and development company, whose learning journeys and experiences help organisations who want to grow, change or transform by putting the learner first to optimise organisational performance.

To learn more about Alchemist and see how they work with some of the most innovative companies in the world, head over to https://thisisalchemist.com/40minutementor/  to find out more. 


🤝Explore Hidden Pages: 

For this year’s Black History Month, we’ve had the great pleasure of partnering with Samuel Tholley and Hidden Pages – a zine discovering hidden Melanated history & lists of sources exploring the Melanated/”Black” experience. 

We talked about his motivation behind Hidden Pages, why it’s so important to normalise black history and he shares some amazing historic figures we can all learn from.

This is only the beginning of this partnership, so make sure you check out our initial conversation with Samuel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF_-blY_kUQ 


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