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Old 07-19-07, 09:51 PM   #1
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I don't want to work today. I just want to bike the whole day away.

I work for myself. Yup, I am the boss - and I am the everything else.

I am having a hard time getting motivated to work today. I just want to go on a long bicycle ride in this beautiful weather.

The problem is that I CAN ride if I want and nobody will stop me or give me a hard time. However, the work won't get done and the income won't come in.

I tell you, working for yourself AND being passionate about bicycling takes a lot of self-discipline
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Old 07-19-07, 10:36 PM   #2
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Pick a couple days a week and do just that ... ride the day away.

I ride l-o-n-g rides on the weekends. If I'm not out all day, or most of the day one or both days of the weekend, I feel like my weekend has been wasted.
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Old 07-20-07, 04:37 AM   #3
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One of my newly self-employed colleagues has given in to his bicycling desires. I call him to see what progress he has made on work and he answers the phone huffing and puffing. Sure enough, he is on a ride. The day before yesterday, it was a six hour ride - during work hours.

I think he is getting in good shape, but I am concerned that he might not be able to pull of the self-employment gig.
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Old 07-20-07, 07:39 AM   #4
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One of my newly self-employed colleagues has given in to his bicycling desires. I call him to see what progress he has made on work and he answers the phone huffing and puffing. Sure enough, he is on a ride. The day before yesterday, it was a six hour ride - during work hours.

I think he is getting in good shape, but I am concerned that he might not be able to pull of the self-employment gig.
When you are self employed, it's too tempting to take off anytime you desire. Discipline is the key to being successful self employed.

Sometimes you get carried away riding many hours if the weather is beautiful. I might go for a ride a little later as today's perfect for riding.
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Ride with some clients a la golfing. They say all kinds of business gets done on the links. If they don't have bikes, rent some for them and write off the expense.

I was going to add that if they don't ride, then do you really want them as clients but that's just being silly.
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Being able to take off and ride whenever I want is one of the great benefits of being self-employed. When I do that, I make up the work time in the evenings.

I do like that idea of cycling with clients, though.
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