Welcome to my fifteenth lifestyle report where I share my income, personal expenses, fitness, productivity, social media and blog statistics. Check out my first lifestyle report to find out why I started documenting my life. Here’s the October’s report.
My adventures in Central America and the Caribbean continue. In November I spent most of my time with the WiFi Tribe in Bocas del Toro, Panama, visited Costa Rica for a week and relocated to Montego Bay, Jamaica for another co-living and co-working experience with the WiFi Tribe.
Jamaica so far is one of the most authentic countries I’ve ever lived in. Rasta culture, language, manners and respect, never-ending hustle, reggae music and breathtaking nature.
Without further ado here are the statistics and epic photos from my adventures.
Finally, I made more money than I spent. I’m happy to announce that I launched my Patreon page where you can support my work and get some awesome rewards ranging from a postcard from the country I’m visiting to my favorite book mailed to you to personal coaching and the ultimate “launch your blog” service.
Last month I made $3,109.40 after all the business expenses and taxes. Check the full breakdown below.
When I moved to Panama I was surprised how expensive it can be compared to Asia and even Europe. But then, I move to Jamaica, which surprised me even more. I was surprised how expensive Panama can be. In November I spent $2,887.46 on personal expenses. More than 33% of that went to food. Check all the details below.
November was quite active month where I managed to hit the gym, walk around and dance like crazy on the weekends. I have to admit though, some of the weekends went out of control and I had too many drinks.
November was one of the most productive months of the year. I managed to edit a big chunk of my book, record two podcasts, answer five interviews, publish over 13 articles and interview nearly 50 people.
To track my time I use RescueTime, an app that tracks everything you do and gives you a productivity score. I know I’m not a machine and I consider it a good day if my productivity pulse is over 55.
Social media and blog stats
I’ve been less active on social media and focused more on my book and client work. Here are some statistics.
Articles, books, videos & tools
Last month I did some solid reading.
I proudly finished The Art of Fully Living by Tal Gur, Principles by Ray Dalio, As a Man Thinketh by James Allen, Two Minutes from the Abyss by Vijay Eswaran, Do the Work by Steven Pressfield, Simplify by Joshua Becker, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson, Linchpin by Seth Godin and started reading Lord of the Flies by William Golding and The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.
Check out my reading list for book notes and recommendations.
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