My December 2017 Review and Monthly Income Report 129

My December 2017 Review and Monthly Income Report

Welcome to my monthly review and income report for the last month of 2017. Hope you had a great December and entered 2018 with a smile. I did some reflection right before the new year, made a ton of lists, set some goals and know exactly what the next steps for them are.

You might enjoy my post where I look back on my personal, spiritual and business growth in 2017.

Here are some things that happened on Let’s Reach Success over the last month, and what else has been going on:

Registered Let’s Reach Success as a company.

It’s not just a blog now, but a company registered in Amsterdam, Netherlands. That goes together with some changes related to finance and legal issues, but I don’t wanna bore you with the details. What matters is that I will make some improvements in terms of branding.

Created a company page on LinkedIn for a start and will be sharing updates. It’s a good opportunity for me to also learn more about leveraging LinkedIn as a platform to not just build a brand but find potential clients.

Another thing I can do is add more personal and contact details on the site. Even in the footer, actually. Like an address, a number, and more. That’s good for business people landing on the site, but is also a trust signal for Google.

Also, added the company to Crunchbase.

Another resource page.

The Resource Page of the blog is gaining attention. In fact, people and companies are constantly emailing me wanting me to put their links inside. But I won’t do that.

However, it’s too long already and I might keep adding items there as I find new practical tools, or when better ones are released. So I created a shorter page that’s only with my most recommended tools. It’s not for marketing purposes but to really share the platforms, products, and services that I’m using and trust the most. Here it is.

Almost all of them are free and that’s just another proof of all the things we can do on the Web only if we set some time aside.

I started writing stories for

Goalcast is one of the fastest-growing self-development media companies on the Internet, with 8 million Facebook followers. Their mission is to empower everyone to harness their full potential, and I just became a contributor to What’s more, I’m writing about some pretty inspiring people – sharing the life stories of some of the most famous and successful people of all time.

So far I’ve published a piece on Nikola Tesla and Bob Marley. Many more to come. I’m glad I have the chance to do an extensive research on the lives and lessons of these people and share them in front of a huge audience. I wouldn’t be able to do that by solely posting the same content here.

There are other things I’m planning for Let’s Reach Success, big and small, and for the near and distant future, but for the purpose of this report, let’s stick to the facts.

Now, moving onto the numbers.

December Income Report

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The revenue for December was $2448.

That one was the highest so far. Closest to it was the September income of $2325, followed by the money earned in November $2156.

So, let’s break December down into 3 parts (10 days each) to see where it came from.

1 – 10 December

Revenue: $416

New client: 1

Sp. posts: 13

11 – 20 December

Revenue: $1257

New clients: 3

Sp. posts: 20

21 – 31 December

Revenue: $775

New client: 0

Sp. posts: 5

December was easy in terms of spending. Reviewing everything every 10 days and planning for the next period of 10 days really does help. If you aren’t happy with your tracking system, I suggest you try this.

Another important thing I do that helps me stay organized is that I do go back to past months, study the daily work I did, what I earned and what new things I started doing.

For instance, in the last monthly report, I concluded that I should spend more time looking for freelance work, sending applications, etc. even when I’m already doing some work. It’s easy to stop seeking clients the moment you get more projects on your hands. But then it suddenly stops because that’s just how the freelancing world works. However, if you’re constantly on the grow and keep sending applications, reaching out to people and joining platforms, you’re more likely to have a constant flow of work and thus a steadier income.

Hope you enjoyed my monthly review for December. I’m now officially done with 2017. See you in the next income report :)

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Hunt Down Your Goals and Become Fearless Like a Lion

To be fearless is to dare yourself to think new thoughts, take risks, fail and find the courage to start again.

In order to change, you must face the uncomfortable, because fear is not supposed to run you. Instead, it is a call to action.

We all have fear and we must never let it paralyze our dreams. If 2017 was an unsuccessful year, hopefully, this article will inspire you to take action.

I know how it feels when you are tired of listening to those inner voices of doubt. Slowly, the anger builds up inside. Despite those feelings, you can channel fear and anger in the right way and start to hunt for your dreams. Throughout my life, I felt a renewed hunger and drive to succeed when I simply let go of denial, accepted full responsibility and took affirmative action.

“Everybody wants to eat but a few are willing to hunt”

In today’s cold reality humans do not like to see anyone other than themselves succeed. Most will never take the next step to improve their life or the lives of their future generations to come. We are pushing towards survival of the fittest.

Tell me, when a lion hunts does it care what is in its way? No. The lion is in pursuit because it is relentless.

You must become the king of the jungle. All the things that make up our lives are in intricate balance and you must fight to protect your dreams.

1. Be fearless like a lion.

A lion has no fear of any challenge, so how do I become fearless?

My simple answer to overcoming fear is that I wake up with the burning desire in my heart. The burning desire is created by repeating positive affirmations like I CAN and I WILL.

Hidden somewhere deep down within you, there is that courage to dare yourself.

Ask yourself who is really stopping you? Go out there and let loose and you will learn what great lengths you are capable of going to.

Your first job before you start hunting is to find the fighter within you.

2. Know your limits and then defy them.

You’ve reached a certain limit but just can’t seem to go that extra mile. Once you become fearless, you become limitless.

A mind that is fearless has the urge to take more action and that is where you become defiant. Try your best to understand what you are doing wrong as sometimes it is easy to give up hope. So focus your attention on studying the obstacle in detail.

As you achieve one goal, you have the mental capacity, maturity and experience to face a new challenge. Therefore, your hunger and appetite for more success increase. Keep pushing no matter what and you will eventually break through.

I know for sure it is difficult at first, but now you’ve successfully defied the odds.

3. Think of a plan, visualize it and execute it.

A lion stalks its prey from a distance and seldom charges as it grows closer and closer displaying deadly predatory behaviour.

Never rush to execute a plan as it takes careful selection. Be clear what you want just as the lion calculates timing. 

Visualization is a vital tool to programme your subconscious mind in order to create that bridge of what is non-existent into reality, which is capturing your goal.

4. Be willing to accept failure.

Failures are what propel anyone forward their current success. We can certainly learn from our failures, but our intentions should be to succeed in accomplishing our goals! Failure is then a learning process, not a reason to accept defeat. You are the king, show no remorse!!!

Motivation from Will Smith is perhaps one of my favorites. Here’s one speech:

5. Have a winning attitude every day.

To keep the cycle of motivation in constant momentum you must work hard too.

The winning attitude is created by approaching your life with discipline and putting in the hours of practice.

I like to perform a reflective practice and personal development, which enables me to identify areas where I am falling down and thus need to pay more attention to.

6. Don’t allow criticism to defeat you.

We are afraid what others think of us, what we have or what we are going to do. It is you that must make that self-promise to finish what you started.

Every once in a while, a lion must remind everyone what he is capable of.

You are the king of the jungle. Own it!


This article was written by Usman Mahmood. Besides working in the field of science helping patients through genetic testing, his purpose is to empower and inspire people in life with motivational videos, messages, articles, and stories from around the world. He loves to engage creative and ambitious minds on his Facebook page.