We have a thread that talks about goals, and I think setting goals and keeping yourself accountable to them is very important. However the real reason we achieve goals is because we put in the time doing the things that need to be done. I very diligently log ever second I spend working with Toggl which allows me to keep myself accountable throughout the week, gamify my productivity, and also look back and see what I spent the most time on. So without further ado here are two pie charts, showing what I spent my time on in 2015. The first (and more boring) pie chart, is which projects I spent the most time working on: Cortx is the "parent" company of everything, so things that don't fit one specific project (for instance hiring, bookkeeping, taxes, moving to a new office, etc.) all fall under here - just the general things involved with running a growing company. Almost all of the remaining time was split working on three software as a services - two existing ones (WordAi and Microsite Masters), and one soon to be existing one (Article Forge). The time split between each of these is pretty even, with a slight edge to Article Forge since it was basically built from scratch throughout 2015. Apex Forum is also on there, and almost all of that work came from December, as I scrambled to set everything up as soon as possible. The one important thing on here is how small that "Other" category is. "Other" includes things like random SEO sites I have, a couple other smaller products I have (for instance I own an SEO Hosting business that is mostly handled by others), and some work into projects that are currently shelved. Under 3% of my time was spent on these "Other" projects, meaning I did a very good job focusing on the real products and very little time chasing shiny objects. This graph is far more interesting. For every piece of work I did, I tagged the "job" I was doing. The criteria I used was "if I hired someone else to do this task, what would their job title be?" Product Manager is the task that took up most of my time. The tldr for Product Manager is that they are the "CEO of a product" although Wikipedia goes into more detail: Another interesting task I spent a lot of time on is Recruiting, and this will likely be the case in the future as well. Last year at around this time there were certain days where all I would do is interview people. For software developers this is incredibly important, and the aftermath of all of that work is a pretty awesome team. I feel somewhat good about all of the time spent doing this, as many other tech CEOs claim to spend that much time or more devoted towards recruitment and hiring. So all in all the two things I spent the most time on are things that were critical to this years success and things that are very hard to properly outsource - so I feel very good about how I prioritized what I'm working on. Customer Support is the thing that took up the third most amount of my time, and it might seem like an odd inclusion. For the longest time I personally responded to every single support ticket sent to both WordAi and Microsite Masters. It was great because it gave me a very good feel for what customers wanted or were thinking, but eventually it got to the point where it was sucking up way too much of my time - sometimes I would spend half my day responding to customer requests. So @megodon started in May, and I have done very little customer support since then. Considering I stopped doing customer support myself in May that means I spent way way way too much time in the first half of 2015 on Customer Support. In total I think this is a pretty good distribution of my time, and the beauty of this tool is I can tell when something is started to eat up way too much of my time (for instance Customer Support) and then I know it is time to hire someone to replace me for that task. If you looked at my Toggl logs a couple years ago you would see Software Development at the very top, and now with a team of awesome developers, it is only my 6th most time spent on task. Conclusion: It is still early enough in the year to do something like this, and I would really highly recommend getting Toggl and logging your time. It does wonders keeping yourself accountable to yourself, and showing you what you are actually spending your time on. If I looked at this graph and saw that most of my time was spent on things that weren't making me money it would be a clear indication to me that I should re-prioritize what I'm working on. And if something starts creeping too high that might be an indication that you should hire someone to do that for you to free your time up for something else.