I’m fascinated by transparency and what impact it can have on individuals, companies and nations. Highly inspired by Buffer’s transparent culture and income reports by Pat Flynn of The Smart Passive Income I decided to share my monthly lifestyle report.
After hours spent collecting and analyzing data, I want to share my first lifestyle report September 2016 including income, fitness, sleep, productivity, blog and personal expenses reports.
I must admit I don’t feel comfortable publishing everything about my lifestyle. However, my goal is to provide value and inspire you to start designing your dream lifestyle.
Most of my income came from consulting and writing. After I had sold Despreneur, I gave away my passive income source of selling ads, online course, and affiliate marketing sales. In the upcoming months, I will focus on raising my consulting rate and building passive income streams.
September was an exciting month as I relocated from Lithuania to Chiang Mai, a beautiful mountain city in Northern Thailand. My plan is to stay here for three months and work on my consulting business and book writing.
Below you can see photos from my daily life and a full breakdown of my personal living expenses in Chiang Mai.
After the long intercontinental trip from Europe to Asia, I got very sick. It affected everything from my sleep to fitness and productivity levels.
I was always curious to see how many steps I take every day. When I bought Fitbit Charge HR activity tracker, I was surprised that I wasn’t moving enough. Now, I take stairs and try to walk more.
A new study by the Annals of Internal Medicine reveals that sitting will kill you, even if you exercise. Next month I will focus on reducing sedentary minutes as I am not ready to die.
I use RescueTime 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.
Social media and blog stats
After running four blogs in the past, I have nothing left but this personal blog you’re reading right now. My goal in the upcoming months is to grow this blog to 100,000 monthly readers and 100,000 social media followers.
Articles, Books, Videos & Tools
Last month I started reading Meditations by Marcus Aurelius and The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. I highly recommend you pick up these books to transform your thinking and feed your mind good stuff. For more book recommendations and summaries check my reading list.
A great presentation takes more than smart preparation and execution of verbal skills. The 2014 Toastmasters International world champion of public speaking Dananjaya Hettiarachchi reveals his four best tips.
“Concentrate all your thoughts on the task at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” — Alexander Graham Bell
My friend Jacob was always fascinated by North Korea. When he announced, he’s going for a visit I was curious to find out how is it and what he learned about this mysterious country. Watch Jacob’s day to day life throughout the 7 day trip to North Korea.
Nancy Duarte is a master (and student) of storytelling. In this episode of The School of Greatness, she reveals the secrets of making engaging presentations and speeches.
Nat Eliason is a content marketing expert, an amazing writer with an extremely diverse range of topics. In this article, he shares the steps how he built himself a nice little lifestyle business that allows him to travel the world.
A fantastic tool that will make you a better writer. It checks your spelling, grammar and suggests fixes instantly.
If you ever face a challenge of making a tough decision in your life, these mental models will help you make the right thing with less frustration.
Co-author of Secret Sauce and co-founder of Lambda School, Austen Stellar created a fantastic step-by-step SEO tutorial. It’s a complete all in one SEO solution for both newbie and advanced users. Try to use it as a guide for your next project.
Over the last few years, I became a digital nomad. If you want to learn more about my experiences while living in different places around the world, follow me on Nomad List, the platform for remote workers. Also, find out the best places to live and learn how to successfully become a remote worker.