Spencer Carli

Written by Spencer Carli who lives outside of Nashville working with and teaching React Native. You should follow him on Twitter

Letting off the throttle

July 18, 2018

Last quarter my business revenue increased 52%. That’s awesome! When I was planning out this quarter I wanted to increase revenue by 1…

Technology can be cool

July 12, 2018

For the last few weeks/months I’ve been taking a digital break and simply focusing on some client work, tinkering, and moving across the…

Estimating

February 05, 2018

I’ve been historically bad at estimating… Estimating what it will take to complete a project Estimating how long it will take me to complete…

Is it a task or is it a project?

January 22, 2018

When 2018 started I took some time to look back at my journal entries from years prior. In doing so I recognized that planning has always…

How to make great ideas

January 08, 2018

You’re in a meeting. An important meeting. There are five people — four others and you. You’re talking about a tough subject. Some key…

2017 in Review

December 31, 2017

Here’s my fourth annual year-in-review post. It’s an opportunity for me to reflect on my progress and compile a collection to look back on…

2016 in Review

January 09, 2017

Here’s my third annual year-in-review post. It’s an opportunity for me to reflect on my progress and compile a collection to look back on…

2015 in Review

January 06, 2016

2015 was another big year for me. This is the second year I’m reviewing what has gone on in my life over the past year. 2014’s post is here…

Lessons from My First Product Sprint

September 12, 2015

One month ago I set out on a mission to build my first real product. I’ve said something similar a dozen times before and nothing really…

Accountability: July 12, 2015

July 12, 2015

What I Accomplished Contracting work Daily: Read, Write, Exercise, Forex Trading Interesting Reading of the Week: The Thank You Economy by…

Accountability: July 5, 2015

July 05, 2015

What I Accomplished Traveled a lot over the last two weeks. Ready to get back into my routine. Did a fair amount of client work and meetings…

Accountability: June 21, 2015

June 22, 2015

What I Accomplished Daily: Read, write, exercise, Forex General contracting work (including improving the situation for one project) Finally…

Accountability: June 14, 2015

June 14, 2015

What I Accomplished Daily: Read, write, exercise, Forex General contracting work (light on one project but I’ll make up for it this week…

Simplify Recurring Tasks with a SOP

June 14, 2015

Standard Operating Procedures can help you automate your simple recurring tasks by building a system around the tasks you're always doing.

Accountability: June 7, 2015

June 07, 2015

What I Accomplished Daily: Read, write, exercise, Forex General contracting work Monthly finances Caught up on email Interesting Reading of…

Accountability: May 31, 2015

May 31, 2015

It’s been a long time since I wrote last! I spent just over a week in Greece and was traveling again last Sunday. I didn’t plan to do my…

Accountability: May 10, 2015

May 11, 2015

What I Accomplished Daily: Read, write, excercise, ideas, Forex Contracting Everything else that was on my list last week (and isn’t below…

Accountability: May 3, 2015

May 04, 2015

What I Accomplished Daily: Read, write, excercise, ideas, Forex Contracting hours. I’ve been working a lot less on the direct hourly stuff…

Accountability: April 26, 2015

April 26, 2015

What I Accomplished Daily: Read, write, excercise, ideas, Forex Contracting hours Finances Reached out to over 15 companies for HBL…

Accountability: April 19, 2015

April 20, 2015

What I Accomplished Daily: Read, write, excercise, ideas Contracting hours Finances (Weekly, Quarterly and implemented new system) New…

Accountability: April 12, 2015

April 12, 2015

Woah just realized that I didn’t write one of these last week. First time in almost 6 months?! Anyways… What I Accomplished Daily: Read…

Accountability: March 29, 2015

March 29, 2015

What I Accomplished Daily: Read, write, excercise, Forex trading, ideas Contracting hours Finances A few other things that were on my not…

Accountability: March 22, 2015

March 22, 2015

What I Accomplished Daily: Read, write, excercise, Forex trading, ideas Contracting hours Finances Interesting Article of the Week: What I…

Accountability: March 15, 2015

March 17, 2015

What I Accomplished Daily: Read, write, excercise, Forex trading, ideas Contracting hours Finances Interesting Article of the Week: What I…

Accountability: March 8, 2015

March 08, 2015

What I Accomplished Daily: Read, write, excercise, Forex trading, ideas Contracting hours Got my new license (and turned 21) Finances…

Accountability: March 1, 2015

March 02, 2015

What I Accomplished Daily: Read, write, excercise, Forex trading, ideas Contracting hours Finished Taxes Finances Consulting Interesting…

Accountability: February 22, 2015

February 23, 2015

What I Accomplished Daily: Read, write, excercise, Forex trading Contracting hours Taxes Finances Consulting Send out quotes/general sales…

Accountability: February 15, 2015

February 16, 2015

What I Accomplished Daily: Reading, writing, excercise, Forex Trading Finances Contracting Interesting Article of the Week: How to overcome…

Accountability: February 8, 2015

February 08, 2015

What I Accomplished Daily: Reading, writing, excercis, language (Spanish), Forex Trading Finances Contracting Interesting Article of the…

Accountability: February 1, 2015

February 01, 2015

What I Accomplished Was a bit of a weird week. Spent a decent amount of time early in the week doing some marketing (not my forte at the…

Accountability: January 25, 2015

January 25, 2015

What I Accomplished Took care of my daily reading, writing, and trading. Also hit my contracting hours and wrapped up some projects I had…

Accountability: January 19, 2015

January 19, 2015

What I Accomplished Hit everything I listed out last week except what I’ll list below. Focused a lot on learning this week. Interesting…

Accountability: January 11, 2015

January 11, 2015

What I Accomplished Big week back into the swing of things! Took care of a variety of things - contracting work, paying back student loans…

Accountability: January 4, 2015

January 05, 2015

What I Accomplished Wrote my year in review post Small amount of work Interesting Article of the Week: Don’t think I read too many articles…

2014 in Review

December 31, 2014

2014 was a big year of change for me. Looking back 1 year, I honestly didn’t expect things would change much. After reflecting I’m amazed at…

Accountability: December 28, 2014

December 28, 2014

What I Accomplished Had a great time visiting family and friends over the last week. Managed to get some work done earlier in the week. I…

Accountability: December 21, 2014

December 15, 2014

What I Accomplished This one is late again. Fell off the ball this week. I hit my contracting hours and started work on a new biz idea. Also…

Accountability: December 14, 2014

December 15, 2014

What I Accomplished Did my reading, writing, and excercise everyday. Hit my contracting hours Interesting Article of the Week: 5 Books From…

Accountability: December 7, 2014

December 07, 2014

What I Accomplished What a week… I managed to hit my contracting and consulting hours. Interesting Article of the Week: Meet Team Flynn…

Accountability: November 30, 2014

November 30, 2014

What I Accomplished Spent time with family Interesting Article of the Week: Breaking The Time Barrier (short book) What I Didn’t Accomplish…

Accountability: November 23, 2014

November 23, 2014

What I Accomplished Send out project proposal for biggest project to date (crossing fingers) Wrote and published one blog post read here…

Accountability: November 16, 2014

November 17, 2014

What I Accomplished I’ve been really bad about sticking to my plan the last few weeks. I’ve broken a lot of my habits and it’s definitely…

Accountability: November 9, 2014

November 10, 2014

What I Accomplished It was a weird week with a lot of traveling. I did my consulting hours and a fair amount of thinking… strategy and such…

Accountability: November 2, 2014

November 03, 2014

What I Accomplished Excercised daily, though no running. Read and wrote daily Took care of weekly and monthly finances Hit the few…

Accountability: October 26, 2014

October 27, 2014

What I Accomplished Read & wrote everyday of the week Created a rough layout for my future Udemy course Took care of past-due client…

Accountability: October 19, 2014

October 19, 2014

What I Accomplished Daily Reading Some sort of exercise everyday Daily Writing Hit all consulting hours Almost hit all contracting hours but…

Accountability: October 12, 2014

October 13, 2014

A bit late for this one (was out of town) but better late than never… What I Accomplished Daily Reading Some sort of exercise everyday…

Accountability: October 5, 2014

October 05, 2014

What I Accomplished Daily German Daily Writing Billz and finances Hit all consulting/contracting hours Did a decent amount of research into…

Accountability: September 28, 2014

September 28, 2014

What I Accomplished Stuck with my daily German Did 5 days of running Started getting back into old hobbies that I’ve gotten away from over…

Accountability: September 21, 2014

September 21, 2014

What I Accomplished Stuck with my daily German Did 4 days of running Sent first Newsletter for Handlebar Labs Did a lot of writing on…

The Evolution of my Todo List

September 17, 2014

Everyone has a todo list. Whether you write it down, keep it in your head, use an online tool… we’ve all got one somewhere. I’m a huge fan…

Accountability: September 14, 2014

September 14, 2014

What I Accomplished Stuck to learning German Put together a content marketing schedule for Handlebar Labs Took an interesting Udemy Course…

Accountability: September 7, 2014

September 07, 2014

What I Accomplished Finally started running again (and listening to podcasts) Hit my consulting goals Met with local TEDx event Sticking to…

Accountability: August 31, 2014

September 01, 2014

What I Accomplished Hired my first virtual assistant. Results were inline with what I paid Figured out a good way to do recurring billing…

Accountability: August 24, 2014

August 24, 2014

What I Accomplished Reached out to various people about future work/relationships that I’ve been putting off for a while Finalized…

Accountability: August 17, 2014

August 17, 2014

What I Accomplished Started setting up systems to make management type things easier. Put together some SOPs and corresponding calendar…

Payflow Pro and Mijireh Checkout

January 30, 2014

Want to connect your e-commerce site, running WooCommerce, to PayPal Payflow Pro using Mijireh Checkout? TL;DR: Don’t plan to use Mijireh…

Opportunity - It's Here Now

July 27, 2013

As my Summer comes to a close I’ve reflected upon my last few summer’s and realized I’ve had some amazing opportunities. Seriously one…

Impossible List

June 25, 2013

This is my adaptation of Joel Runyon’s Impossible List. The concept behind it is awesome, rather than the static bucket list the impossible…