Welcome back, I hope your holiday season was decent. I’d say amazing, but with 2020 being 2020, let’s go for decent because anything above that is a huge win.
Many years I’ve tried to push forward some big goal in my business. Last year I wanted to turn my YouTube channel into something and I can say that happened. My highest month of income was around $1000 from my YouTube presence with an average around $700 in the last 5 months of the year. That’s money I don’t have to earn by putting more time into client work.
This year, all I want is consistency. Keep doing the YouTube stuff as I have.
Keep up my training like I did this year, though I’ll be more bike focused than running focused.
Keep up my writing for Nexcess and The Sweet Setup and maybe bring on some other writing clients.
Keep up putting the hours in for the clients I help with WordPress Membership Sites so that my bills keep getting paid.
Put out another course or two on SkillShare over the year to help increase the amount of money I don’t have to worry about each month.
Keep taking Friday afternoons to do whatever I want instead of putting in more time at my desk.
Sure it would be great if I was to blow one of these things out of the water, but the only way to have that happen is to be consistent with production.
That’s my theme for the year, keep doing what I’m doing and tweak the processes so that it can be easier. Don’t plan on doing way more, just keep going.
Do you have a theme for the year?
## I Shipped
There was a bunch of stuff I shipped over the holiday season, because it was scheduled. I recorded 2 videos but didn’t spend any other time in the office. So let’s recap.
December 21st I reviewed the [Tarah Pro Headphones I use to run and ride with](https://curtismchale.ca/2020/12/21/tarah-pro-headphones-by-jaybird-reviewed).
December 23rd I showed you how to [export your Obsidian notes so you could import them into Craft](https://curtismchale.ca/2020/12/23/migrate-your-notes-from-obsidian-to-craft). No I haven’t made the switch to Craft, but it’s a really nice app that does have me looking hard. When the lift the import restriction of 200 note batches, I’ll look harder at making the move.
December 25th I [reviewed Raising Empowered Daughters](https://curtismchale.ca/2020/12/25/raising-empowred-daughters-by-mike-adamick). Not quite a parenting book, mostly an anti-misogyny book. If that angers you, don’t email me just unsubscribe.
December 28th I talked about my new [Moonlander keyboard](https://curtismchale.ca/2020/12/28/moonlander-split-ortolinear-keyboard-review). It’s a cool ergonomic keyboard, and I do have the new switches so I’ll be doing a video about changing them out soon enough.
January 1st I [reviewed Life of a Klansman](https://curtismchale.ca/2021/01/01/life-of-a-klansman-by-edward-ball). This was a good book where the author grappled with the white supremacist legacy his family has.
January 3rd had my [monthly Obsidian feature round up come out over at Keep Productive](https://curtismchale.ca/2021/01/03/what-s-new-with-obsidian-december-2020).
January 4th I showed off [the Obsidian plugins I use](https://curtismchale.ca/2021/01/04/obsidian-plugins-i-use). The unfortunate part about Obsidian is that all these cool plugins are on macOS only because it has no iPad version. If there was an iPad version, I wouldn’t be looking at Craft at all.
January 4th also had an interview over at Keep Productive released where I showed off [my Obsidian workflow](https://curtismchale.ca/2021/01/04/how-i-use-obsidian-with-keep-productive).
Finally, today as you read this I released my reading recap for 2020 by focusing on the [big ideas that stuck over the course of my reading in 2020](https://curtismchale.ca/2021/01/08/big-ideas-from-reading-in-2020).
Now that I write this, it feels like I had more stuff come out while I was on vacation thank some people produce in a month.
Keep being awesome.