My November 2018 Retrospective


This is my retrospective for the month of November and also my first public retrospective.

Time Spent

In November I logged ~209 hours.

[caption id="attachment_187" align="alignnone" width="600"]Time distribution vs. Project (November 2018) Time distribution vs. Project (November 2018)[/caption]

I spent the plurality (37%) of my productive time on my Consulting project, in which I'm taking steps to set up my own consulting business. Another 5% was spent on Intercompanion, which is an initiative spun out of my Consulting project where I'll be launching a podcast focused on Intercom Tips for Businesses.

I spent 21% of time on my participation in the 24 hour startup challenge (opens in a new tab) and another 1% on Voicast (opens in a new tab), which is the product that spun out of my challenge.

7% on Rapid Breakup Recovery (opens in a new tab) and 7% on this blog.

5% of my time was spent on Pingcoin, which is now in public beta on the Google Play store (opens in a new tab).

7% was spent on General tasks, such as my morning routine and this retrospective.

3% of my logged time was spent reading, but I wasn't completely consistent with tracking this. The real number would have been a bit higher.

I tried to adhere to the policy of taking one day per week off (as in completely off my computer). This is surprisingly difficult, especially because certain activities on my computer feel perfectly relaxing (like taking on online course). Also, doing administrative work, such as my personal accounting, didn't really seem like work to me. As you'll see in the graph below, not every week contains a day of 0 logged time.

[caption id="attachment_190" align="alignnone" width="525"]Time per day (November 2018) (opens in a new tab) Time per day (November 2018)[/caption]

I tend to log close to 7 hours a day, with some days shooting over and some days falling short.


In November 2018 I generated $200.9 in revenue.

Rapid Breakup Recovery

I ran a sale with my email list offering 3 hours of coaching for $100. Only one client took me up on this offer, which was a valuable wake-up call. My list is very cold, and I will probably want to purge it in December.

Grand total

$200.9 in November 2018


Using Daylio I tracked 45% good, 48% meh and 6% bad moods in November. October was 40% good and September was 15% good, so I've seen an upward trend.


Overarching Goals

What went well?

What did not go well?

What should I stop doing?

What should I start/continue doing or do more?