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Personal Development – January 2017

Welcome to my personal development report for January 2017! This has been a crazy month for me as I have been trying to split my time between developing this blog as well as developing a new method. This has left me with little to no free time and has had a knock on effect on my reading meaning I have only been able to complete three books this month.


Rescue Time Productivity Report For January 2017

Data collected by the free tool Rescue Time, click here to read my post on how I used the tool to increase my productivity by over 30%!

As you can see from the screenshot above, I managed to log over 214 hours of time in the tool for the month of January 2017 with 81 percent of the time being productive. I expected my productivity to fall massively when I returned to work after the Christmas Leave period but thankfully I have managed to stay relatively productive.

I think this is largely due to having so many things on my to-do list such as develop this blog as well as develop a new income method as soon as possible!

Crushing The To Do List

Todoist productivity increase for January 2017

Although not really something I track or care about as I see them as vanity metrics I grew my todoist karma by 1796 and my completed tasks by 1509. I’m not sure how this compares to the growth of past months as I have never tracked it prior to these posts so have no idea if this is high, average or low compared to normal.

Ordinarily, I use todoist as more of a daily to-do list while managing my projects in Trello, as the majority of my test projects are now into their Trello management stage I doubt I will grow my todoist karma or completed tasks as much for February.


As I have already touched on, I haven’t had as much free time as I would have liked to spend reading in January but I did still manage to add some books to my reading list.

Man's Search for Meaning
  • Great product!
  • Viktor E. Frankl
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • Edition no. 1 (06/01/2006)
  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Mastery
  • Robert Greene
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Edition no. 0 (10/29/2013)
  • Paperback: 352 pages
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
  • Great product!
  • Stephen R. Covey
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Edition no. 0 (11/19/2013)
  • Paperback: 432 pages

Last update on 2018-01-04 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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