I Make One Million Dollars a Day


No, this isn’t some sort of Loving the Bike infomercial telling you about how to get rich quick.

For the past couple years (and many other times over the last 10 years), my life has been more about lifestyle than making money.  It wasn’t really a decision I made, but that’s just how things have worked out.

Sure, it can make things difficult and stressful….but here’s what helps me cope and make sense of it all.  All this downtime from a regular 40 hour work week allows me a whole lot of freedom to spend with my Family and to ride my bike.  To me, a day spent like this is worth well over $1,000,000.00.

Believe me….I have my days.  But when I’m able to focus on the positive and I have my make it happen attitude in check, I am easily able to see that time like this cannot be bought.  It’s incredibly valuable and gives me so much more satisfaction than any paycheck ever could.

So as I ease my way out of another one of my “retirement” phases, I’m thankful for all the Million Dollar days I’ve had.

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13 Responses to “ I Make One Million Dollars a Day ”

  1. Eric Hutchins on June 13, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    I am so far behind on my comments Darryl, I am sorry, Your posts matter to me and I love to hang out here and give support, sorry life has been so crazy AND This post stuck with me when I first saw it.
    I know that it is not possible to always sustain this kind of attitude because of the pressure that life brings BUT that does not make it the wrong, all that is good is also hard from time to time.

  2. John Dugas on May 29, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Daryl, I admit I was hoping to see how I could make a quick million so I can buy that new bike however… I am reminded by you of how blessed I am every day, loving wife, loving kids, and loving the bike

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on May 29, 2013 at 7:08 pm

      Man, if only there was a get rich quick scheme that allowed you to bring in a cool million in one day….that would be awesome. But glad to hear you’re reminded of how you can make far more than a million each day by focusing on the important things. Thanks John.

  3. Sarah Kopf on May 22, 2013 at 12:14 am

    I’m with ya! We have made HUGE changes to our lifestyles post kiddos cancer! It’s not about money. It’s about time, love, and happiness!


  4. Belinda Baumgartner on May 20, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Love it!

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on May 20, 2013 at 8:12 pm

      Thanks Belinda….something to think about as you transition into the next phase of your life.

  5. G on May 20, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Great post ! You example inspires us all to enjoy our lives. Thanks Darryl.

  6. Velo Mom on May 20, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Glad to see someone on this path. Gratitude and joy are so important.

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on May 20, 2013 at 8:11 pm

      Hi Velo Mom…..I don’t always have the attitude of gratitude like I should, but I do appreciate how awesome something like this is and don’t take it for granted.

  7. Billy on May 20, 2013 at 9:44 am

    That’s a good attitude. Enjoy the downtime all that you can. Too much of our lives are spending going way too fast through life. This is a good lesson for everyone.

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