Meet the Qualified Property Investment Advisor, Jordan de Jong
Jordan has been surrounded by property his entire life, building his property portfolio from a young age and exiting the corporate ladder by 28.
Today he continually works with some of the most renowned property experts in Australia to build out strategies and review portfolios and now has an enormous passion for helping others on their journey.
From 2011–13 he studied a Bachelor of Housing, Economics 2011–13, worked as a Residential Construction Data Scientist between2012–2020, he then became a Qualified Property Investment Advisor in 2020.
Since then he’s done over 500+ property portfolio strategies, hosts his own YouTube channel where he educates about residential property and has built Australia’s largest online property portfolio mapping software which is used by the majority of property professionals around the country.
Any other questions please let me know and I’m looking forward to our chat on Monday.
Q. Tell us a little more about your journey as an entrepreneur — how did you get started?
Jordan: Started my own podcast and YouTube channel, spent 1,000’s hours creating free content over 3 years — stay consistent, persistent & balanced the rest will fit into place over time.
Q. What entrepreneurial tricks have you discovered to keep you focused and productive in your day-to-day busy schedule?
Jordan: Year One Business Learnings:
Value People: Give everyone 100% no matter how big or small, and don’t ever “Out Grow” anyone.
Limitless Mindset: Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right. Anchoring yourself to a “humble” goal will only keep you attached to it.
Gut Feeling: If you feel off about something, take action immediately, even if it costs income.
Keep Driving: Stay in the driver’s seat, you can outsource as much as possible, and hire great people to do great things, but no one will ever be as passionate about your business as you.
No Discounts: I always thought discounts would get a deal closed, but in reality, it only makes a client value your service less.
Always learn: Knowledge is invaluable. You can either do it now and spend 20 hours learning from mistakes, or learn from others now for 10 hours and avoid mistakes.
Be Visible: Branding is critical, get noticed. If you want to fast-track it you can pay for it, otherwise, be consistent and provide real value.
Find a rhythm: I get more done between 5–7 am than I do during the rest of the day, some days of the week work better for certain tasks and work to the beat and flow of the business.
Healthy Balance: I tend to burn myself out on 50–60+ hour work weeks, it’s unhealthy and affects my performance. Don’t try to “push through it”, take a break, and reset.
Family First: Don’t use the excuse “I’m working hard for my kids”, your kids don’t want an inheritance in 60 years, they want you as a parent today.
Goals setting: Never decrease targets, only increase activity
Q. How do you stay organized with such a busy schedule? What are some time management strategies, SOPS (standard operating procedures), hires, or hacks that have helped you dramatically in business?
Jordan: Start the day at 5 am, get focused tasks done before 9 am. Sell like crazy the rest of the day.
Q. What is the most memorable thing you’ve done since you started your business?
Jordan: Global Warming, Poverty, Multi planet species
Q. If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it?
Jordan: What’s the Gameplan?
Q. What motivates you?
Jordan: My family’s health & Happiness
Q. What is one of the best or most worthwhile investments you’ve ever made?
Jordan: Learning to code.
Q. What key activities would you recommend entrepreneurs to invest their time in?
Jordan: Read, Podcast, Learn.
Q. What is your ‘one-sentence’ piece of advice you’d like to give to someone who wants to become an entrepreneur, coach or business owner?
Jordan: The thing that’s so interesting about being alive is that you are all in. No matter what you do, you are all in. This is going to kill you.
You may as well play the most magnificent game while you’re waiting, do you have anything better to do? -Jordan Peterson
To keep up to date with Jordan and his journey, connect with him on his LinkedIn.