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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Help me decide something...

    For whatever reason, my work has pretty much dried up for the rest of the year, after this week. That could change with an unexpected phone call, but it's probably the way it's going to be. Which leaves me with two choices:

    1. Whine, worry, complain, and b*tch about it for the rest of year.

    2. Ride my ***** off for the rest of the month. (Even though I'm still working on that plateau.)

    So the voices have been arguing about this for several hours, but we can't come to consensus. I'll let the Forum weigh in on this one...
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    A watched pot never boils...

    Leave your phone behind and go riding.

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    I say get on your bike and start riding your ***** off first. Then, and only then, start your whining, worrying, complaining, and b*tching...and see just how much the riding beats out the whining, worrying, complaining, and b*tching.

    Just sayin'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    Which leaves me with two choices:

    1. Whine, worry, complain, and b*tch about it for the rest of year.

    2. Ride my ***** off for the rest of the month. (Even though I'm still working on that plateau.)

    ...

    So whats the matter? You suddenly can't multi-task? Why not simultaneously ride
    your **** off while worrying, whining, complaining and b*tching about it for the rest
    of the year. Work it all out of your system at the same time.

    Oooor, take a road trip. Get away from it all for a few days. See if it all seems as depressing and
    gloomy when you get back. Often it doesn't. Take your bike with you if you want.
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    I'd go to Tijuanna for a couple of weeks.
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    Fire up your local for sale advertisments.
    Find a bike for sale at a suitable distance from you, say 50 miles.
    Ride over there to have a look.
    Walk up to the bike, kick the tyres and then announce that 'it's not white'.
    Depending on the owner's reaction, either jump on your bike and ride like crazy or take him down to the pub for a beer.

    The next day, choose a for sale notice in the opposite direction.

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    Load your water bottles and a couple of extra energy bars. Get on your bike, and head northeast. Begin the worrying, pi$$ing and moaning in earnest. Get it out of your system so that when you arrive at Irma's, you will have your "A" game ready for the waitress.

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    He'd do better to pump up his floaties and ride West wouldn't he?

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    Take your bike up in the mountains and improve your knowledge of cold...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    For whatever reason, my work has pretty much dried up for the rest of the year, after this week. That could change with an unexpected phone call, but it's probably the way it's going to be. Which leaves me with two choices:

    1. Whine, worry, complain, and b*tch about it for the rest of year.

    2. Ride my ***** off for the rest of the month. (Even though I'm still working on that plateau.)

    So the voices have been arguing about this for several hours, but we can't come to consensus. I'll let the Forum weigh in on this one...
    Why choose? Can't you do both?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    For whatever reason, my work has pretty much dried up for the rest of the year, after this week. That could change with an unexpected phone call, but it's probably the way it's going to be. Which leaves me with two choices:

    1. Whine, worry, complain, and b*tch about it for the rest of year.

    2. Ride my ***** off for the rest of the month. (Even though I'm still working on that plateau.)

    So the voices have been arguing about this for several hours, but we can't come to consensus. I'll let the Forum weigh in on this one...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    1. Whine, worry, complain, and b*tch about it for the rest of year.

    2. Ride my ***** off for the rest of the month. (Even though I'm still working on that plateau.)
    Given the way you worded your choices, I think you already know your answer.

    Ride on DG - no need to feel guilty or worry. Life is short!

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    Every day you don't ride is a day you'll never get back. I wish I could get more time off to ride, but I have to go in there and sit around for free when there is no work. They did let me leave 2 hours early yesterday, enough time to spin around the neighborhood before the sun went away.

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    Just keep riding.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    For whatever reason, my work has pretty much dried up for the rest of the year, after this week.
    There are only 2 weeks then the Christmas holidays, and nobody does much work this time of year anyway. Quit complaining and go for a bike ride.

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    Bikes will get you through times of no money better than money will get you though times of no bike.
    (Hmmm... that sounds strangely familiar. )
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    Gee,

    Don't worry about what you can't control. Everyone in business knows that Dec is a bad month. Nobody has any budget left, everyone is trying to get next years budgeting done or preparing year end evaluations/reports, etc. I know the last thing I think about in Dec is spending money on training.

    Relax, wait for the new year, and go ride your butt off. It could be worse. You could live here where it is 15 deg today. The only thing I can do is freeze my butt off.
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    Ride. You know what will happen. As soon as you get over your plateau and start enjoying riding so much that it's all you want to do, you'll get more work than you can handle. The Supreme Being really does have a sense of humor.
    Oh I used to be disgusted and now I try to be amused. But since their wings have got rusted, you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes. But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain, that's when I knew that I could not refuse. And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

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    Ride, Ride, and more Ride.

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    You know this better than me for sure

    But an ex- freelance management development consultant to a current management consultant, for what it's worth..

    When you're busy delivering, you don't have time for marketing, which is why life feels like (felt like to me) a series of boom or bust crises.

    Suggestion - look at last year's diary, separate the clients you really enjoyed working with and who really gained from your interventions (and from whom you earned) from the time wasters. 1 Hour research.

    For all the A category clients, end of year message about your appreciation, what you did for them and how much you hope to continue the relationship. Standard letter, inserting specifics, mailmerge. 3 hours.

    For new potential clients, send out a statement of capability and documented results from clients who'd approve. Via trade associations, Chambers of Commerce and purchased mailing lists. 5 hours.

    Then ride, and wait for the apples to drop. Gotta plough and manure, which is hard while you're harvesting - this time is your business development time.

    Sorry if this is all obvious - well intentioned. All the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by wobblyoldgeezer View Post
    You know this better than me for sure

    But an ex- freelance management development consultant to a current management consultant, for what it's worth..

    When you're busy delivering, you don't have time for marketing, which is why life feels like (felt like to me) a series of boom or bust crises.

    Suggestion - look at last year's diary, separate the clients you really enjoyed working with and who really gained from your interventions (and from whom you earned) from the time wasters. 1 Hour research.

    For all the A category clients, end of year message about your appreciation, what you did for them and how much you hope to continue the relationship. Standard letter, inserting specifics, mailmerge. 3 hours.

    For new potential clients, send out a statement of capability and documented results from clients who'd approve. Via trade associations, Chambers of Commerce and purchased mailing lists. 5 hours.

    Then ride, and wait for the apples to drop. Gotta plough and manure, which is hard while you're harvesting - this time is your business development time.

    Sorry if this is all obvious - well intentioned. All the best
    Doesn't sound interesting to me.

    Tell You what- I may have a problem finding a riding partner on Holiday next year- Planning on going to France so work out the dates you can get to Gatwick and come with me to Ventoux. Plenty to work out as I haven't booked anything yet so on the rainy days you have in the next week- Work out an itinery for your Holiday. Have the Camp site all worked out so what are your camping skills like?
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    Well since its unlikely that you can ride after whining, go for a nice morning ride and then see if you feel like whining.

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    I recommend a look over your shoulder in the mirror to see how much of your ***** needs ridden off. Plan your ride accordingly! Don
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyTopBiker View Post
    I'd go to Tijuanna for a couple of weeks.
    There's your best advice dude. Bring back a tattoo that you can't remember how you got and a case of clap that your doctor can't cure, and all that worrying about work will be banished.
    It's all downhill from here. Except the parts that are uphill.

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