My December 2017 Monthly Income Report

Welcome to my December 2017 monthly income report! We‚Äôre well into January now and things are flying over here at SPI headquarters. I‚Äôm working on getting ready for my YouTube push next month (subscribe here so you don‚Äôt miss anything) as well as some behind the scenes implementation of funnels for my online courses. More on that and other 2018 plans later in this report. In December I turned 35 years old, celebrated my son‚Äôs 8th birthday, and spent a lot of time reflecting on how the year went. Best of all, since the kids were home for two weeks for Christmas break, I got to spend most of my time with them and my wife, and I did very little in terms of heavy work. I‚Äôm thankful to be able to celebrate another successful year of business, and I‚Äôm stoked to cap off the 2017 year with one final monthly income report with several highlights to share and lessons to pass on. So let‚Äôs do this thing ūüôā

Income Summary

  • Last month: $213,212.64
  • This month: $167,553.31
  • Last 12 months: $2,171,652.55

Expenses Summary

  • Last month: $48,937.72
  • This month: $39,647.21
  • Last 12 months: $660,530.58

Net Profit Summary

  • Last month: $164,274.92
  • This month: $127,906.10
  • Last 12 months: $1,511,121.97

For the complete breakdown of income and expenses, visit the full report here ¬Ľ Note: Items with an empty difference percentage were not present on the previous month‚Äôs income report.

Biggest Lesson Learned

2017 was an amazing year, and I‚Äôm incredibly grateful for all of the opportunities that came my way. Now that we‚Äôre in 2018, I can see that it‚Äôs setup to be an even better year, from what‚Äôs coming in the product line, the fun I‚Äôm going to have on YouTube, and the speaking gigs I continue to land that keep getting bigger and bigger (come see me give the keynote speech at both Social Media Marketing World and Podcast Movement this year!), and even a secret side-project that my videographer Caleb and I are moving forward with. [Full Disclosure: I‚Äôm an affiliate for Social Media Marketing World and Podcast Movement.] During the downtime I had to reflect on the year, I also looked back at some of the things I could improve. One of those things was procrastination. Although I get a lot of things done, many of those things are done last minute. This always adds a layer of pressure that I don‚Äôt think needs to be there, although I sometimes try to tell myself that I work well under pressure, so I might as well wait until we‚Äôre close to the deadline anyway. I don‚Äôt always procrastinate, but when I do, I‚Äôm a little unsure about how to feel about it. It made me realize that procrastination doesn‚Äôt just involve me and my projects, but a lot of other people too‚ÄĒfrom my team, to my family, and my audience too. I‚Äôm going to work harder to procrastinate less, which may mean creating ‚Äúfalse‚ÄĚ deadlines because I do feel that the pressure helps me focus. In addition to that, one thing I am working on, and creating a habit for, is making sure I express my appreciation to April, my wife, each and every day. She is amazing and has never blinked an eye at any decisions I‚Äôve made in my business and in our lives, or anytime I‚Äôve told her I need to stay busy for the next few days for a launch or go on business travel. I do make sure to try and balance everything out (e.g., after a launch or something that requires a lot of my time, which means extra work for her as an already busy stay-at-home mom), but in learning about what she likes best, it‚Äôs simply recognition and appreciation. So, I‚Äôm making a habit every single day to in some way, shape, or form, purposefully express my gratitude to her for all that she‚Äôs done, and continues to do to serve this family. Although she‚Äôs not actively involved in my business, she is a huge contributor to it, as a supporter, as a mother to our beautiful children, and as a teammate in life. This record year wouldn‚Äôt have happened without her, and although she likely won‚Äôt ever read this blog post, perhaps it‚Äôll convince someone out there, if they see me out in public with my family, to not only thank me for any service I‚Äôve done to help them, but also thank my wife too. She deserves it way more than I do. Here‚Äôs to you and those who support you in your journey, and an amazingly successful, fun, and memorable 2018. Here we go!

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