Effective Time Breeds Relaxing Time


We celebrated our Loving the Bike 5 year birthday last Friday.  If there’s one thing I’ve learned over these years is that by busting my butt and putting in effective time…..I’m now able to coast a little and take time for relaxation.

effective-time-managementLet me explain.  In the beginning, I put in hours and hours of time making connections, building our audience, collaborating with other blogs and writers, and a whole lot more.  I made use of my time and was sure to continuously put in what I’d call “effective time”.

Not sure if you’ve noticed (I know my Dad did, but not sure who else), but over the past few months I’ve deviated from our 5 new posts a week format.  Since going to our Monday through Friday posting schedule, we had never missed a day….sometimes even putting out more posts on some weeks.  But recently there have been weeks with only 2 or 3 posts.

It’s that effective time in the beginning that has allowed us the freedom to miss a few posts here and there, but continue bringing in the same amount of traffic as we do with a full week of articles.  We have a huge database of articles that get searched and read each day, and well as people just coming over to take a look around.  I love that.  I love that people come to this site, even when we have nothing new posted that day.

Yes, effective time breeds relaxing time.

We will continue putting out all the great articles we can, but on the weeks where it’s just not possible…..we have the freedom to relax about it.

As you make your way through whatever project you’re personally working on, remember that by putting in some kick ass effective time in the beginning…..you’ll be able to reap the benefits later on.


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3 Responses to “ Effective Time Breeds Relaxing Time ”

  1. Guido on February 10, 2015 at 6:35 am

    Hey Darryl
    Thank you so much for replying to me. Stoked. Yes cold up north, Iam a warm weather cyclist like you. I have embraced this winter and Iam on the mountain bike, it’s really good fun in the snow and as you know a very different riding skill from the road.
    Scotland is spoiled for mtb trails, and has great landscapes, it can test you mentally out in the glens, just you and the bike.

    I plan to feed back to you guys on bike stuff and will keep listening to 360 if that’s ok?
    Enjoy the warmth, wish I was there 🙂

  2. Darryl (@lovingthebike) on February 9, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Awesome, thanks for the message Guido. How is the riding in Scotland….probably a little chilly at this time of year. Thanks for being a Loving the Bike reader and Cycling 360 listener. We really appreciate it.

  3. Guido on February 9, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Hi Darryl
    I have recently discovery you on Podcast 360. I love the podcasts and have just subscribed to your mailing.
    I dig your life philosophy and I can connect with what you believe is important in life. The bike is beautiful and I love everything about cycling, the wellness and sense of freedom, innocence and the early years of learning as small child,up to overcoming the fear of a drop in.

    Please keep going,I am inspired by people like you.

    Kindest wishes

    Guido maclellan
    Bridge of Allan, Scotland,uk

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