Monthly Update June 2019

Wow. Shit’s getting real folks… For the first time since I started my coaching practice in 2006, I am now fully operating under my own Brand. #BrandJacob. This is not to take anything away from Shirlaws Group (2006-2016), Real Estate Grow (which rolled into #RealReach, where I am a shareholder and Editor-in-Chief), or businessDEPOT (where…

Work with Jacob Aldridge

An Important Update from Jacob Aldridge and businessDEPOT

After nearly 3 years, my time internal to businessDEPOT will come to an end this Friday. As an advisor, I help clients define and achieve their ambitions. Their commercial objectives. Their cultural aims. Their wildest personal dreams. And it wouldn’t be practicing what I preach if I wasn’t going the same thing (with the help of…

Monthly Update May 2019

As the year approaches its mid-way pivot, so too I prepare for a change in direction. While the June 2019 update will be more comprehensive, the details for changes to my business structure and focus are becoming clearer now. I’m massively excited for what that means for my work, my clients, and my family. Last…

I Don’t Want a Business Coach, I Want a Concierge

Pure Business Coaching is a waste of money. You need a deep generalist who can bring so much more. And that was the subject of my most recent Blackboard Fridays episode, which you can see in full here or watch below. The crux of my position is this: as a business owner, there are a…

Monthly Update April 2019

No, YOU’RE three weeks behind schedule… Welcome to small business ownership with a baby. I can honestly say that right now I’m living my best life – fatherhood, self-employment, some awesome clients. Which is not to say that it’s easy, or that I have the balance quite right. Last month’s post is here; next month’s…

The Blackboard Fridays Management Toolkit

In 125 episodes of Blackboard Fridays, we’ve covered some fundamental aspects of managing your team. These skills are great for new managers to apply, and all managers to review on a regular basis. Filters: Why no two people see the world the same No two people see the world the same way. In business, this…

Monthly Update March 2019

What impact does a long sought-after baby have on our business and family plans…? (Read last month’s update here; and (eventually) next month’s here.) Family Yes indeed, the day we thought may never arrive actually has, and yours truly is a father. Unlike driving a car, or driving a golf ball, or working 9-5 for…

Monthly Update February 2019

Like sand through an hourglass… Firstly, I’ve updated to the new WordPress platform and the block structure behind the scenes is driving me crazy. The first website I worked on used Dreamweaver and an FTP Server – it wasn’t quite rolling my own HTML, but I feel super comfortable doing that to make writing for…

Monthly Update January 2019

Reintroducing a classic blog trope… This was a regular update I used to blog, through 2016 when I left Shirlaws business coaching to set up Real Estate Grow (what eventually became #RealReach). It was an opportunity for me to share progress towards the Personal Vision I had redesigned at the start of that year. The…