IN THE MEDIA: Can your body clock make you less productive at work?

Source: In The Black magazine by Thea O’Connor People have different chronotypes. Designing a work day that suits the body clocks of both early birds and night owls is a smart way to boost workplace performance… Jacob Aldridge, director of financial advisory at businessDEPOT, is a “proud night owl” who knows the feeling. Several years…

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The Best Sales Advice I Ever Received

In 12 years of business, and 6 years of being in the real estate industry before then, I’ve experienced a LOT of sales training. So what was the best tip I ever received? Even now, sales coaching for small businesses is one of my most common projects, remains something that my coach works with me on,…

Australian Business Coach Jacob Aldridge presenting Episode 50 of the online business video series Blackboard Fridays

Happy 50th Episode to Blackboard Fridays!

I almost let this go without celebrating: my business web series Blackboard Fridays recently released its 50th Episode. We ran a special length episode for the milestone, titled ‘The Most Colourful Business Strategy in the World‘. After all, bringing colour and energy to your business planning process is what my team and I do every day.…

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Some Tips for the Graduating Class of 2017

Here in Australia, high school graduates are about to be released upon ‘the real world’. Incredibly, all of today’s grads were born after I myself graduated from high school in 1998. So here are some thoughts from my ‘lifetime’ of experience post-high school. Life isn’t fair. BUT you have the opportunity to make it unfair in…

Life is Like a Game of Chess

Approach life like a game of chess: 1) Have a firm end goal (like killing the opponent’s King) 2) Have some non negotiables about what’s important in your world (like protecting your own King). Understand that achieving point 1 is impossible if you sacrifice point 2 3) Know that sacrifices must be made – the…

Everyday Habits That Prepare You For Tougher Times

“We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.” John Dryden, 1631-1700 I’m really excited to welcome guest writer Salma El-Shurafa from The Pathway Project. Salma is an Executive Coach, based out of Dubai – I love her message and her writing style, so am delighted to feature her. by Salma El-Shurafa John Dryden…

7 Easy Questions to Start a Conversation

I’m naturally an introvert – it’s taken me many years of practice to be able to meet someone at a party or a networking event and not have it turn into an incredibly awkward silence. I’ve found having a handful of questions helps, and here are 7 of the best. The first 4 are fairly…

Is Remote Life Coaching a good business idea?

I was recently asked whether building a remote business as a Life Coach was a feasible idea. Here’s my response. As you can see, I was fairly negative on the concept. As a somewhat successful Business Coach myself, with a range of remote clients, I’ve met and worked with a variety of different ‘life coaches’…

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IN THE MEDIA:5 Skills I Recommend for Every New Business Owner

I was recently asked to list 5 skills I think are critical for every business owner, and which are often under-appreciated by those starting their entrepreneurial journey. These originally featured on the Australian Online Courses website. There are definitely some specific skills that distinguish successful small business owners from those who work hard but struggle…