Welcome to my sixth lifestyle report including income, sleep, fitness, personal expenses, blog statistics and learnings reports. If you’re curious why and how I started monthly lifestyle report, study my September, October, November, December and January reports.
February was the shortest yet most profitable month so far. I’ve traveled to Sydney, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and returned to Chiang Mai where I will spend two months before heading to Ko Lanta for a month.
Most of the money I made came through consulting directly and in partnership with Just&Tom agency. Below is my full breakdown of income, expenses, taxes and the money I’m taking home.
February was big on food and coffee as I was traveling more than usual. Also, I came back to Chiang Mai and had more nice food with my girlfriend.
Sleep & fitness
Last month I bought Apple Watch 2 to track steps, sleep, and fitness. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple to get monthly statistics without external apps. Right now, I’m playing with Gyroscope, trying to connect all the data sources and sync it correctly. I must skip sleep and fitness reports for February.
In February I spent a lot of time traveling but managed to get more work done than in January. Most of the time I worked on my book proposal, managing writers and improving this website.
RescueTime helps me to track everything I do on my laptop. Use “TOMASLAU” coupon code to get 20% off the premium plan. I consider it a good day if my productivity pulse is over 55. Below are my stats from February.
Social media and blog stats
I published only 4 posts in February and it highly affected traffic numbers. Below are statistics of my blog traffic, newsletter, and social media growth.
Articles, books, videos & tools
This year I’m reading roughly one book a week as a part of 52 book challenge. If you’re curious, check my list and join the challenge on Goodreads.
For more book recommendations and summaries take a look at my reading list.
Do You Take Yourself Seriously?
Don’t treat your ideas like they’re nothing, don’t treat yourself like you’re nothing because you and your ideas are important and meaningful and have the potential to become so much more than you realize.
Notion is a new tool that unifies them all. Combined with Slack, it’s all you need to run a team. It’s like Google Docs, but everything is organized and discoverable by your team.
Reedsy allows authors to find and work with the best publishing professionals: from developmental editors to book cover designers, publicists, and translators.
Zenobase is a platform for personal data analysis. It can be used to aggregate data from many sources and look for correlations between the different datasets.
Baremetrics is a core piece of technology to power business intelligence. It provides in-depth historical analytics and insights on past and present revenue while helping you grow and gain intelligence on the future. All with a single click and zero setup.
9 Steps to Validate a Business Idea in 30 Days with Less Than $500
You want your business to have a sustainable, growing, paying audience in a matter of days or weeks, rather than wasting months or years building a final product nobody will pay for. Here are 9 simple steps to validating a business idea.
The Shadow Side of Greatness
Many of the qualities that make people great have shadow sides as well. Picasso’s singular focus on art meant that everything else in life had to take a back seat, including his relationships and his children.
State of the Blogging Industry
This report has come from 850+ bloggers who took more than 20 minutes of their time to tell about the ins and outs of their blogs and businesses. They share everything from their detailed income numbers to their biggest struggles to the motivations that keep them going everyday.
Transition phases are tough — these 6 insights help me navigate mine
The author shares reflections from the first five months of being in transition and what he learned about what makes a “good” transition over the last couple of months.
Anki App is a cross-platform mobile and desktop flashcard app. You can study flashcards in your downtime, make flashcards with text, sound, and images, or download pre-made ones. Studying will become extra-efficient
Tryout Cafe Prague
If you’ve ever dreamed of having your own cafe, visit Prague. Stay at a cozy apartment in one if its coolest neighborhoods. And experience what is it like to have your own cafe. Get to know great people. Get to know the barista tricks of the trade. It’s a vacation of a lifetime.
Life is a game. This is your strategy guide
Real life is the game that – literally – everyone is playing. But it can be tough. This is your guide.
Introducing “Zero,” a new app to help you fast
Zero is a simple fasting tracker used for intermittent, 5:2, and circadian rhythm fasting. Choose your favorite fasting protocol and Zero will track your ongoing progress. Export your data to a spreadsheet for complete control.
7 Must Have Launch Emails Proven to Sell Digital Products [PDF included]
Instead of putting out a single email into the world and hoping for the best, some of the most successful launches create a conversation with the audience. Here are 8 basic email types almost each of these launches has.
The Complete SEO Strategy That Increased Our Blog’s Search Traffic by 89% (in 3 months)
If you’re struggling to grow your blog’s organic search traffic, then this SEO strategy can work for you. It takes careful planning, focus, and hard work, but when you start to see that upwards curve in Google Analytics, it will all be worthwhile.
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