2018 Year in Review

This year has been pretty special. My family and I traveled extensively. We finally sorted out homes in Barcelona and Bangkok after traveling for 14+ years non-stop. Our boy started school, and we found out we are having another kiddo early next year.

I also sold FoundersGrid and went all in on crypto projects (as I said I would in my 2017 review) – which has been an interesting, educational, and sometimes scary, ride.

Here’s a look at what I acomplished with work, my travels, my fave restaurants and goals for 2019:

Work

  • I sent out 74 CryptoWeekly newsletters
  • Published 26 in-depth guides here on my blog
  • Built and launched Crypto100 with Crypto.com (the 2019 edition has been built – currently looking for a partner)
  • Traded crypto (which I’ll share details on another day)
  • Invested in 1 startup that will be launching in January
  • Built, launched and sold hundreds of copies of CryptoList
  • Built and launched CryptoDomains with BrandBucket
  • Sold FoundersGrid
  • Hosted 3 Newsletter Workshops (I’m hosting another one in Jan)
  • Built and launched AsiaTechNews and AsiaTechList
  • Consulted with 15+ crypto clients on their marketing strategies
  • Built and launched CryptoTracker with some awesome partners including ADconity, LocalEthereum, Heat Wallet, CXO and Gem
  • Built and launched CryptoFirst with Crypto.com
  • Built BitcoinPredictions that I’ve yet to launch
  • Built and launched LamboIndex
  • Built FlyContinents which allows you to search for the cheapest flights when flying from one contitent to another (it’s a bit buggy – need to find a better API)
  • Started building a SaaS platform in the crypto space which I’ve since paused pending better market conditions
  • Rebranded GrowthList which will be my sole focus for 2019

Travel

  • Spain – Barcelona, Mulaga, Zaragoza, San Sebastian, Bilbao
  • Italy – Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti, Cinque Terre, Pisa, Genoa, Rome
  • Thailand – Bangkok, Ubon Ratchathani
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Istanbul
  • Budapest
  • Lisbon
  • Vienna
  • Hong Kong
  • London
  • Dubai

Best Restaurants

The very best restaurants I visited this year:

Best hotels

Goals

2018 goals were:

  • Get a family home, school and a small office set up in Barcelona
  • Solely focus on crypto (both trading and CryptoWeekly)
  • Find really smart people to work with and learn from

I’m pretty stocked I completed all 3 goals I set for myself.

My goals for 2019 are:

  • Rein back work – I haven’t stopped this year and I’m seriously feeling burned out. Would be nice to take a whole month off when our new kiddo arrives.
  • I want to do more for those in need – not just financially, but with a hands-on approuch
  • Start a podcast interviewing people from all walks of life (not just business). Would be cool to set up a low-cost studio anyone could come in and use

How was 2018 for you?